December 23, 2005 RSS feed / Community

BCHS Students Donate Toys

Beach Channel High School student government collected new toys and books for distribution to children living in the Rockaway area this holiday season. More...

101 Precinct CC Celebrates Holidays

The 101 Precinct More...

Devastated Parish Thanks Rockaway For Helping Hand

A message of thanks sent from more than a thousand miles away shows signs that life is returning to normal in a small Mississippi city More...

Free Home Sharing For Seniors Set

Splitting living space to save on rent is not just for Gen X More...

Kwanzaa

Brings Unity, Family Values

In 1966, KWANZAA was created by a young visionary living on the west coast who was also the founder and chairman of the Black Nationalist Organization. Dr. More...

LIPA, Governor Agree In Principle On Rate Freeze

Governor George E. More...

Pheffer: Stave Off HMO Cost Increases

As many New Yorkers brace for potential hikes in their health insurance plans, Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

No Garbage Collection On December 26

The Department of Sanitation has announced that there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning, on Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. More...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honorees Selected

The Queens County St. Patrick More...

Realtor Fined For Belle Harbor Racial Steering

Without admitting guilt, a local realtor has paid a $18,000 fine to the New York City Commission on Human Rights to settle a claim that one of the firm More...

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oetry A Poem For Nancy Meritt On Her Retirement

... We are given the choice To take things as they are More...

Weiner Bill To Fund ‘Terrorism Cops’

Congress is set to pass legislation authored by Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, that would reauthorize the Community Oriented Policing Services More...

Roxbury Suffers Rash Of Auto Break-Ins

Holiday spirit was dampened in one Rockaway community last week when the windows of about a dozen automobiles were broken out and pricey belongings including holiday gifts, tools and personal identification were snatched, police said. More...

Trashing The Tree

Before The Big Day?

The Wave spotted this lonely Christmas tree along Shore Front Parkway Wednesday, four whole days before December 25. We know that retailers like to get the holiday shopping off to an early start, but are we ending the Christmas season early, too? More...

Brenni And McFall Celebrate Two Years

John Brenni and Liz McFall will be celebrating their two-year anniversary on January 1, 2006. More...

Baby’s First Birthday

Isaiah Noel Rodriguez celebrated his first birthday on October 21st with his parents Noel and Lisa, grandparents Jose and Carmen and his Aunt Daisie. More...

Nursing Homes,Hospitals Agree

Seventeen peninsula nursing homes and two hospitals signed an historic joint agreement on Thursday that would safeguard patients threatened by an emergency at a single home or hospital. More...

Residents,Developers Meet To Discuss Arverne East

Councilman James Sanders, Jr. hosted a December 11 town hall meeting at which the developers hoping to win the contract for Arverne East More...

Stella Students Celebrate Advent

In preparation for Christmas, Stella Maris seniors decorate the giving tree with their personalized heart-shaped ornaments. The annual ceremony precedes the students giving gifts to children less fortunate. More...

Holiday Cheer At St.John’s Hospital

Holiday cheer could be seen everywhere including St. John More...

Beachcomber

When the Department of Transportation completed the work on Beach 116 Street and left, the agency somehow forgot to paint the left turn lane that takes cars from northbound on that street to westbound on Newport Avenue. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Winter officially started only two days ago. So far this season the weather has not been at all extreme except for a couple of really cold days. More...

DA: Queens Leads City In Crime Reduction

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that, according to preliminary statistics compiled by the New York City Police Department, Queens County leads New York City in violent crime reduction for a third consecutive year. More...

Rockaway Catholic Jewish Council Dinner At West End Temple

On Thursday, December 16, more than 200 people joined together at the West End Temple for the Rockaway Catholic Jewish Council (RCJC) dinner. Dr. Geraldine M. More...

Hanukkah

And The Burning Oil

Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar (which is November-December on the Gregorian calendar). In Hebrew, the word More...

Origins Of Lost In Antiquity Cristmas

The story of Christ%27s birth has been handed down for centuries, based mainly on the Christian gospels of Matthew and Luke. The gospels of Mark and John do not address the childhood of Jesus, and those of Matthew and Luke highlight different events. More...

Governor Pataki, Legislators Agree On New N.Y. Gun Penalties

Governor George E. Pataki, Majority Leader Joseph L. More...

Nursing Homes, Hospitals Agree

Seventeen peninsula nursing homes and two hospitals signed an historic joint agreement on Thursday that would safeguard patients threatened by an emergency at a single home or hospital. More...

PHC, 100 Pct. Team Up For Holiday Toys

Members of the 100 Precinct Auxiliary delivered toys to Peninsula Hospital Center More...

Process For Rezoning Bayswater, Parts of F.R. Begins

The Department of City Planning (DCP) announced on Monday that its director, Amanda Burden, had certified a proposal to rezone 82 blocks in Bayswater and Far Rockaway. More...

DA: Queens Leads City In Crime Reduction

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that, according to preliminary statistics compiled by the New York City Police Department, Queens County leads New York City in violent crime reduction for a third consecutive year. More...

Pheffer: Stave Off HMO Cost Increases

As many New Yorkers brace for potential hikes in their health insurance plans, Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Earns AOA Accreditation

St. John More...

Transit Strike: Some Ride, Some Don’t

On Wednesday afternoon striking Transport Workers Union Local 100 workers picket outside the Mott Avenue subway station. There was no subway service beginning with Tuesday at midnight. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg More...

Water Pollution Plant Overhaul Set For 2006

A modernization project that will pump in millions of dollars in new equipment and promises to eventually address odor-control at the Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant is slated to begin in 2006, The Wave has learned. More...

SJEH And HAFTR Team Up For Book And Videotape Drive

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) middle school student Stephanie Greenberg organized a book and videotape drive for the children of the Pediatrics Department of St. John More...

PHC Gets Visit From North Pole

Santa paid an early visit to the children from the Family Health Center at Peninsula Hospital Center this week. Children were given treats and a present that was provided by Santa More...

Pheffer: Stave Off HMO Cost Increases

As many New Yorkers brace for potential hikes in their health insurance plans, Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Winter Activities At Saint Francis de Sales School

The first grade children celebrated Fire Safety Week with a visit from Ltd. Michael Sturgis. He spoke to children about the importance of the smoke alarm, an escape plan, stay low and go, stopdroproll and to never play with matches. More...

Student Of The Month At Stella

Toni Ann Fata, a Stella Maris junior, was chosen by her teachers as student of the month for December. Fata was selected for her extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities, as well as her graciousness and pleasant demeanor to all. More...


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