March 31, 2006 RSS feed / Community

World Champions Karate Center : A Focus On Education As Well As Training

The World Champions Karate Center at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park has a view of martial arts training not shared by many other dojos. More...

Meeks Supports Tenants In NYCHA Fight

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Foundation Seeks Volunteer Senior Ombudsmen

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens will soon interview persons living in Far Rockaway who are interested in becoming Volunteer Ombudsmen who visit nursing and adult home residents weekly, advocating for and working with them and staff to maintai More...

Flaw Found In Airbus Rudders: NTSB Orders Inspection Of AA 587 Aircraft

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has ordered an "urgent" check on the rudders of all A 300-600 aircraft in the wake of the discovery that the material that holds the rudder to the aircraft may delaminate when corroded by hydraulic flui More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... Numerous calls to The Wave from local residents asking if Rockaways%27 Playland is opening this season are met with some answers. More...

Meeks Gives Support To SOS Act

Congressman Gregory W. Meekshas released the following statement at a press conference with US Reps Jerold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney calling for the passage of Sail Only if Scanned (S.O.S.) Act, H.R. 4899, a bill introduced by Rep. Nadler and Rep. More...

Pheffer Hosts Forum On 'Future Of Racing'

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that The Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Racing in New York State, of which she has been appointed a member, will be holding a hearing on April 5. More...

School Burglar Steals Loot And No. 2's

A man was arrested March 22 inside the dean%27s office of a private school in Far Rockaway, where police say he destroyed furniture and stole cash - and pencils. More...

Experts: Large Hurricane Coming Not 'If,' But 'When'

With A 27-Foot Storm Surge, Will Insurance Matter? --A Wave Examination

Experts from the Weather Channel, some of the savviest meteorologists in the nation say that a category 3 or 4 hurricane will inevitably hit the northeastern part of the United States. More...

On The Bayfront

By Elisa Hinken

On September 11, 2001, the United States endured a terrorist assault much like that of December 7, 1941, sixty years later. More...

Far Rock Fem In Sex-For-Sale Bust

A Far Rockaway woman was busted for selling sex last week when police raided two Queens social clubs and arrested 10 people on prostitution, weapons and drug charges, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. More...

Two Locals Arrested In Airport Security Sweep

A Far Rockaway woman and an Arverne man are among the 24 airport workers who were arrested on Wednesday for falsifying security applications for work at JFK and LaGuardia Airports by failing to disclose prior criminal convictions. More...

First Wedding Anniversary

Heather Orlow, daughter of Carole and Alexander Orlow of Belle Harbor, and Ian Choset, son of Arlyne and Warren Choset of Long Island, celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary on March 26. More...

Local Teacher Wins In 'Caraoke Contest'

Laura Midura, a teacher at PS/MS 42 in Far Rockaway, was the grand prizewinner of Gevalia%27s Coffee and Caraoke Contest on WPLJ-FM. More...

'Eat Healthy For Life'

In an effort to encourage its employees to "Eat Healthy for Life", PHC Nutritionist Naomi Rhein, RD, arranged for free healthy "smoothies" (made with fresh fruits and vegetables) to be served to the entire staff. More...

Galvin Earns Honors

Galvin Earns Honors Peter A. Galvin, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Peninsula Hospital Center, has been made a Fellow of the American Institute for Healthcare Quality. "The quality of healthcare is a major focus at Peninsula Hospital Center," says Dr. More...

Local Artist Gets Unwanted Visitor As Car Rolls Into Front Yard

Local artist Patrick Clark, who will soon unveil his Tribute Park glass cupola to the world, had an unwanted and potentially dangerous visitor on March 24 when a car hit the curb outside his home-studio and flipped over onto his lawn. More...

Beachcomber

On the front page of last week%27s edition, we published a picture that identified a young man being arrested by police as Lee Woods, who was later arrested for attempted murder, assault, resisting arrest and criminal possession of the knife used in More...

City Planning Approves Downzone Proposal: City Council To Hold Public Hearing

After sailing through Community Board 14 and the Borough President%27s office, a proposal to downzone Bayswater and parts of Far Rockaway was passed by The City Planning Commission at a public meeting on March 22. More...

West End Temple Sponsors Trip To Capitol

West End Temple in Neponsit will be lending its support to the worldwide effort to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. More...

'Slavery In New York' Exhibit Travels To Queens

State Senator Malcolm A. More...

Cold Cases Not 'As Seen On TV,' Capt. Says

Captain Charles Neacy, commanding officer of the 100 Precinct, gave a presentation last Wednesday on the NYPD's Cold Case Squad to members of the precinct community council. More...

What Happened Here In The Year 1901 Changed The History Of The Rockaways

If you have been a loyal and rabid follower of Historical Views More...

Racist Graffiti Rears Ugly Head In West End

A racist graffiti artist with little understanding of history plied his avocation in a number of west end locations this week, prompting police to call his (or her) writings as a 'hate crime." This photograph was taken at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and More...

PS/MS 42 Holds Martin Luther King Jr. Contest

PS/MS 42 held their first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest on Friday, February 17 as part of the school%27s celebration of African American History Month. More...

Senate Initiates Investigation Of Smith Coffee Toss

The Democratic Leader of the State Senate on Monday appointed an investigative committee to examine charges that Senator Ada Smith, who represents Broad Channel, threw hot coffee in the eyes of a member of her staff last week. More...

St. Patrick's Day In Florida

The Rockaway delegation from The Villages, Florida, had a sunny and warm St. Patrick's Day celebration on Friday, March 17. More...

Former Chamber Executive Assistant Marries

Shaliza Alli, the former executive assistant for the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, married Rostislav "Roman" Kirnos at a City Hall ceremony on March 15. More...

Walsh Honored In Molloy Hall Of Fame

William E. Walsh, Class of 1940, will be posthumously honored in the Archbishop Molloy High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Walsh was Class President in Molloy from 1936-1940, and will be inducted as an Outstanding Athlete. More...

Auxilian Honored By UHF

Rose Marie Curley was one of 95 New York City hospital auxilians and volunteers honored by the United Hospital Fund at a special ceremony and tea at the Waldorf Astoria%27s Grand Ballroom on Monday, March 27, 2006. More...

The Beginning Of The End For A Community Icon

Workmen began ripping down the Washington Hotel this week, the final step to the construction of nine new condominium buildings on the site. More...


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