May 19, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Beach Channel High School Hosts Fashion Show

Beach Channel High School held "The Four Seasons Fashion Show" on Friday, May 5, where students modeled clothing for all four seasons, as well as career wear and uniforms from BCHS sports teams. More...

Tips On Getting Flood Insurance

With recent flooding inundating New England towns, Superintendent of Insurance Howard Mills announced that the New York State Insurance Department is again strongly urging that agents and brokers make homeowners aware of the National Flood Insurance More...

Weiner, Nadler Call For Crackdown On Fake Badges

Congressman Anthony Weiner displays a fake police badge that he purchased online, as Congressman Jerrold Nadler looks on. More...

NYPD Readies For Summer On Beach 74 Street

As the warmer weather approaches and beach season is almost upon us, The NYPD is preparing for whatever emergencies may arise. More...

NTSB Points 'Distinct Differences' To AA 587 in Aircraft Upsets

Responding to a letter asking the agency to reopen the investigation into the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into Belle Harbor in November of 2001 in light of a number of new incidents with the same type aircraft, the National Transportation S More...

Plover Day To Be Celebrated On May 29

To celebrate the Rockaway peninsula's protected bird species, Plover Day, sponsored by the New York City Parks Department, will be celebrated on Monday, May 29 from 2-5 p.m. on Beach 58 Street on the boardwalk. More...

75th Anniversary Of Floyd Bennett Field

An opening celebration for the 75th anniversary of the dedication of Floyd Bennett Field will be held on Saturday, May 20, with a ceremony beginning at 1:45 p.m., to celebrate the field's three decades as a military base. More...

Shapiro Honored By United Hospital Fund

lliot J. Shapiro, P.E., member of the Peninsula Hospital Center Board of Trustees, was one of 31 New York City volunteer hospital trustees honored on May 12, 2006 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel by the United Hospital Fund. More...

Milestones

100 Precinct Family Fun Day 2006 Johnson Graduates From Flagler College

Ryan J. Johnson of Broad Channel was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Flagler College. Johnson was one of 320 Flagler seniors at the fall commencement ceremony, held April 22 on the college campus in St. More...

Rockaway Film Screening At Queens Museum

Two movies about the Rockaway area will be screened at the Queens Museum of Art's "Think Globally, Film Locally: A Festival Of Queens Filmmakers" over the weekend. More...

Community Board Opposes More Beds In Bayswater

Community Board 14 is urging the state to reject plans for a small health facility in Bayswater that would serve mentally retarded and developmentally disabled patients, The Wave has learned. More...

Memories Of Summer Bungalow Remain

John Hofmann shared with The Wave pictures of the dollhouse that he made from memory of the bungalow he and his wife rented on Beach 101 Street in Rockaway Beach. More...

Rockaway Beach Downzone Proposal Splits Community Members

Second Meeting To Be Held In Summer

Downzoning became a major issue at a recent meeting of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association and will be discussed again at a meeting that is tentatively slated for July. More...

Public School/Middle School 105 Celebrates Read Aloud Day

PS/MS 105 celebrated their annual Read Aloud Day on Thursday, April 27. Student escorts brought guest readers to the Robin Hood Library, where they were greeted by Helen Feldman, librarian, and Laurie Shapiro, principal. More...

PS 47 Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

After completing a history unit on Mexico, the third grade students of PS 47 celebrated Cinco de Mayo. Parents, students and staff joined teachers Mrs. Derr and Ms. Velazquez for the fiesta. Guests enjoyed Mexican cuisine, music and games. More...

Spot light On ...

Along the northern coast of Tuscany lies the city of Pietrasanta where the marble quarries that once attracted Michelangelo continue to draw artists from around the world. One of those artists is photographer, sculptor and painter Christina Jorge. More...

Missing Scholar's Academy Student

Authorities are looking for Kiara Hawkins, a 13-year-old girl who disappeared May 1. Hawkins, a foster child, was last seen at the Scholar's Academy at M.S. More...

Police Recover Guns, Ammo From 'Collector'

Police recovered a cache of guns and ammo from an apartment on Shore Front Parkway and arrested a cooperator Tuesday after a female roommate called 911 and reported the firearms. More...

Unsafe Subway Station Handrails

The handrails on the stairs leading down from the Beach 44 Street/Frank Avenue subway station are completely rusted due to the salty ocean air. More...

Fiftieth Anniversary Of Rockaway Subway Service

When the "Subway to the Sea" first started service in the Rockaways on June 28, 1956, Ronald Weinfeld was 17 years old. More...

Smith Announces Eyeglass Recycling Program

In conjunction with May's "Recycle for Sight" initiative, an eyeglass recycling donation program has been started, called "Give the Gift of Sight." More...

Music Memory Program At PS114

A Music Memory Program, held by the Riverside Symphony at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, reaches out to several third, fourth, and fifth graders, including students from PS 114 and 75 other schools in the five boroughs. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...

People throughout the Sixth Congressional District will feel comfortable with Assemblyman Alon R. More...

Dance Recital Showcases Local Talent

Another successful dance recital was recently attended by parents, friends and families in the Rockaways. Led by Gertrude Hendry, the show featured ballerinas and one special young man who danced with them; and a cowboy and cowgirl tumbling routine. More...

"Pin Job' At Duane Reade Parking Lot

A car and a suburban tangled in front of the Duane Reade Parking lot at Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive on May 11, leaving a Rockaway drivers slightly injured and an Oceanside man in the hospital. Police say that Anthony J. More...

Teen Shot In Far Rockaway

A Brooklyn teenager suffered gunshot wounds to his legs last Thursday night as he was walking alone in Far Rockaway, police said. More...

Blanche Day Care Center Graduates Child Care Workers At Ceremony

A child care training graduation ceremony was held at Blanche Daycare Center on Wednesday, May 10. More...


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