June 24, 2005 RSS feed / Community

Locals Graduate From St. Saviour

Commencement exercises were held at St. Saviour Church on June 3. Seventy percent of the graduating class of 82 students received $3.8 million in scholarship/merit awards. Margaret Bernstein, assistant principal, presented the graduates. More...

‘Golden Venture’ Vulture Found Guilty In Grounding

The woman who masterminded and bankrolled the ill-fated voyage of the More...

Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Meeting

The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways hosted its Annual Meeting at the Beach Club on Monday, drawing approximately 100 business people and community activists. More...

Keenan Graduates, To Attend Plattsburgh

Steven Keenan, a former Wave intern, will graduate from Middle College High School on Friday, June 24, 2005. Steven is the son of Carol and John Keenan and the brother of Jack and Patrick. He will attend SUNY Plattsburgh this fall. More...

Jennifer Celebrates Second Birthday

Jennifer Nicole Quagliariello of Neponsit will celebrate her second birthday on Saturday, June 18, 2005. Jennifer is the daughter of Ilene and Anthony Quagliariello and the little sister of Christopher. More...

Bispham On Kearsarge

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Remenia K. More...

Named To Dean’s List

Jemella Raymore of Far Rockaway has been named to the Dean More...

Best In Show Beach Doggies

The Parks Department recently held a Beach Bum Dog contest at Bay 8. Dogs had to wear beach attire and one dog was crowned More...

Irish Ambassador Visits Albany

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer recently greeted the Honorable Eugene Hutchinson, Ambassador and Counsel General of Ireland to Albany. Pheffer and other lawmakers shared a typical day on Capitol Hill as Hutchinson More...

Mosquito Buffer On The Way

Local environmentalist and President of the Friends of Rockaway, Bernie Blum, believes that surface runoff from concrete and asphalt is pouring into the Jamaica Bay. More...

Police Nip Beach Brawl In The Bud

Cops doused a heated confrontation between a group of teenagers and about 100 fight-hungry spectators last week before it could become a full-blown battle on the beach, The Wave has learned. More...

State Senate OK’s AA 587 Scholarship Bill

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith recently applauded the Senate More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Hosts Annual Health Fair

With asthma being a big problem in the Rockaways, a member of Peninsula Hospital More...

Raging Fire Destroys Beach 26 Street Bungalow

An all-hands fire destroyed a Rockaway bungalow on Wednesday as dozens of firefighters from fire units from throughout the peninsula fought the fire. More...

Rotary Installs New Officers, Honors Others

The Rotary Club of the Rockaway More...

Richie Allen Surfing Contest Held

The first annual Richie Allen Memorial Surfing Contest More...

Relay Raises More Than $70,000 To Fight Cancer

Charlie More...

Howerton Graduates With Awards

Kiana Howerton, daughter of Rick and Deborah Howerton, graduated from the 3rd grade at P.S. 106 with numerous awards. Howerton is the granddaughter of Mildred Butler Smith. More...

St. Camillus School News

Six St. Camillus students participated in the Stock Market Game program. More...

New PS 114 Principal Leads Opening Exercises

Incoming P.S. 114Q Principal, I.A., Stephen P. Grill, as he calls all in attendance to order, for the commencement of the daily Belle Harbor School morning exercises. More...

Second Man Convicted In Restaurant Worker’s Murder

The second man accused of murdering a female cashier during an armed robbery of a Far Rockaway Chinese food restaurant was convicted this week, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. More...

Steamship ‘Columbia’ Plied Rockaway Waters

Ken Zwolinski grew up summering in the Rockaways and his family later moved there in the early 1970 More...

Visiting Nurses Graduation Ceremony

Twenty-two students graduated from VNS Prep Alternative High School on Friday, June 17, 2005. More...

Young Skater Has All The Moves

Seven-year old Christopher Stone loves dropping in on the six-foot half pipe at the Rockaway Skate Park. The new hours for skaters give him more time to practice his move. More...

Top Scores For The Breezy Point Par Tee Golf Ladies

June 16th at Riis Park was a cool, foggy, damp, downcast day as twenty-six hardy women hit the links but not the new light poles. But some came close! More...

Beachcomber

Collegiality has gone out the window at the Department of Education (DOE) under Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein. More...

100 Precinct CC Honors Cops, Civilian Hero

The 100 Precinct Community Council, in a well-attended meeting, honored some of their own Wednesday evening and as well as a hero surfer who pulled a young man to safety three weeks ago. More...

Cops Seize Coke, Heroin, Pot In Hammels Bust

Police arrested four people and seized a stockpile of crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash Tuesday during an early morning raid on a Hammels apartment. More...

Echevarria To Graduate From Kindergarten

Five-year old Anthony Echevarria of Far Rockaway will graduate from Kindergarten at P.S. 106 on June 23, 2005. Anthony is the son of Anthony and Rosemarie Echevarria. More...

Alameda To Graduate From Kindergarten

Keanu Alameda will graduate from Kindergarten at P.S. 106 on June 23, 2005. Keanu is the son of Tara Alameda. More...

Republican Leader Becomes Father

Many Republicans will not be seeing Ed O More...

Cashen Earns Masters Of Physical Therapy

Allison Cashen, a graduate of Stella Maris High School and the College of Mount Saint Vincent, received her Masters of Physical Therapy from Hunter College on June 8, 2005. Cashen also received the Clinical Education Award at graduation. More...

Meeks Hosts Black Initiative Conference

Northeast Regional State of the African-American Male Initiative Conference (SAAM) opened last Saturday to an enthusiastic capacity audience of more than 1,000. More...

Maryknoll Father Celebrates Anniversary At St. Thomas More

Father James Mark Gilligan, M.M., a Brooklyn resident who serves mass at Rockaway Point., will celebrate his 50 More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Beach Channel Train And Fishing Station

It has been 102 years since the once famous fishing station was destroyed by fire. When the More...

Philip Port Memorial Cancer Unit Hosts Luncheon

The Philip Port Memorial Unit of the American Cancer Society (ACS) of Queens raised $6,400 during its 45th More...

Kapoor Named BCHS Salutatorian

Amit Kapoor will graduate today as the salutatorian of Beach Channel High School. Kapoor has maintained a 97+ average throughout his four years at BCHS and received a 1200 on his SAT More...

55 Years of Marriage, 45 Years of Volunteer Service To Deborah Hospital

Walter Benjamin was a young man when he first met Lillian in 1946. He ran a plumbing supply business in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. She was looking for a job. More...

Sanders Secures $35,000 For PS 42 Computers

City Councilman James Sanders, Jr. came bearing gifts when he visited P.S. 42 on June 21. At that time, he informed Principal Riva Madden that he had secured $35,000 for new computers for the school. More...

RMAC Hosts ‘Klez Dispensers’ At Fort Tilden Sunday

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Cancer Relay For Life Draws Crowds To BCHS

Democratic District Leader Lew Simon sells raffles and urges Frank Bissitti and Donna Neuer to join the Cancer Society. More...

P.S. 183 Spring Concert Rocks The House

P.S. 183 held their annual Spring Concert to a packed audience on May 26. The standing room only crowd was treated to song and dance by second through sixth grade students. More...

Hutchinson To Attend P.S. 106 Astre Program

Briyanna Lakiesha Hutchinson, daughter of Levy and Jeannine Hutchinson of Far Rockaway was accepted into the P.S. 106 Astre Program for gifted students. Hutchinson scored the highest in her class on all state exams. More...

Early Morning Learners At P.S. 106

Early morning learners in grades three through five have attended a special program at P.S. 106 for eight weeks to raise their math and literacy levels. More...

Some More FRHS ‘Oldies BUT Goodies’

Two more old Far Rockaway High School pictures to spur your memory. The first picture is obviously the school More...

Man Sentenced Eight Years For Rape

A Far Rockaway man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for raping a 12-year-old girl who he met after she accidentally dialed his cell phone, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. More...

Water Main Break Disrupts Traffic On BCD

A break in an old 12-inch water main at the corner of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 136 Street on Monday disrupted traffic on the main east-west thoroughfare for hours. More...

Lenihans To Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

Ben and Mary Lenihan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26 at the Beach Club. More...


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