July 14, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Pheffer Installs Bay Towers Tenant Officers

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer was the Installing Officer at the Bay Towers Tenants' Association board meeting in June. More...

'Grenade' Find Sparks Major PD, FD Response

New occupants of a home in Belle Harbor were trying to get settled in Monday night, but they found something that turned their home and the surrounding area completely upside down - a hand grenade. More...

Pheffer Offers Advice On Buying A Car

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Arverne Library Summer Reading Club Begins

The Arverne Community Library launched their Summer Reading Clubs with a special visit by Assemblywoman Michele Titus on Wednesday, July 5. Titus has agreed to come in on Tuesdays in July to read to the children from 1-2 p.m. More...

Addabbo Welcomes New Rockaway Beach Florist

Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr., is pictured welcoming Jerry Ortig, owner and Judy Costa, manager, to the Rockaways at the grand opening of their new shop, Rockaway Beach Florist, located at 99-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Locks of Friendship Donated to Locks of Love

Best friends, Samantha Prevot (left) and Stephanie Zwirn (right), began their summer by each donating 12 inches of hair to the Locks of Love organization. Donated hair is used to create wigs for patients undergoing chemotherapy. More...

FDNY Pipe Band Takes Irish Honors

The New York City Fire Department Emerald Society Bagpipe Band made history in Ireland this week, when they came in 2nd Place in Grade Four of the All Ireland Bagpiping Championships, held in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. More...

City Considers Removing Bicyclist's Memorial

The city is thinking about removing an unusual, homemade memorial on Shore Front Parkway that is dedicated to a young bicyclist who died there last fall, The Wave has learned. More...

PHC Luncheon 'Especially For Women'

Need for Mammography and Bone Density Testing Stressed

Eileen McDonald, Clinical Coordinator of the Mammography and Bone Density Testing Departments at Peninsula Hospital Center, was the guest speaker at this month's Auxiliary luncheon. More...

Rigas And Piccurrio Wed

Nina Rigas of Neponsit and Chris Piccurrio of New Jersey were married on Saturday, July 15 at the Marina Del Ray in the Bronx. More...

Quartuccio Named To President's List

Christopher Quartuccio, a junior at Siena College in Loudonville, New York, has been named to the President's List for the spring 2006 semester. Quartuccio, who majors in Marketing and Management, is also a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. More...

'Dancing Under The Stars' Kicks Off July 10

Dancing Under The Stars launched its evening dance schedule for summer 2006 on Monday, July 10. More...

'Stomping Out Litter' At Public School 47

PS 47 Chris Galas School recently won the "Trashmasters! Team Up Clean Up" award from the New York Department of Sanitation at their annual Golden Apple Awards. More...

'Visons' To Launch Education Program For Blind, Impaired

VISIONS is launching a public education campaign to reach the city's 60,000 blind and 363,000 severely visually impaired individuals. Less than two percent of these individuals currently access vision rehabilitation services. More...

Soldiers Get Heroes'Welcome,Enjoy Fun In The Sun

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'I've Been Working On The Railroad'- Circa 1920

Working on Jamaica Bay and the railroad bridge that crossed the bay in the early part of the last century was More...

KeySpan Gives Update on Toxic Site

The Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing a remediation plan from KeySpan Energy for the contaminated site in Rockaway Park, and approval could clear the way for cleanup work there by next year, representatives from the energy company More...

Emergency Town Meeting On 7/24

Councilman James Sanders, Jr., in conjunction with Columbia University and the Bayswater Civic Association, will hold a panel discussion on mosquitoes and emergency evacuation plans on Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. More...

Does the DEP Plant Have A Hurricane Plan?

What's the plan for the Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant in the event of a hurricane? That's what community board and Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. want to know. More...

Senator Smith Proposes Health Insurance For All Kids

There is no excuse why any of the 500,000 uninsured children in New York should be without proper health care. Senator Malcolm A. Smith knows this, and is pushing to make health insurance a reality for all kids. More...

Correction Officer Applications Due For September Test

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has been contacted by the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DCS), requesting her assistance with their Department's Correction Officer recruitment effort. More...

Teens in July Fourth Rape of Girl, 11

Two teenagers from Far Rockaway were arrested for the rape of an 11-year-old girl on the night of July 4, according to law enforcement sources. More...

Playmoblie Rolls Into Town This Weekend

The Playmobile, a vehicle stocked with games and arts and crafts supplies will visit Rockaway this weekend, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. announced this week. More...

Senate Approves 9/11 Remembrance License Plates

The State Senate has recently approved a September 11 License Plate Bill, co-sponsored by State Senator Malcolm A. Smith. More...

Dickey Betts & Great Southern At North Fork Theatre July 18

Live Nation presents Dickey Betts & Great Southern and Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Tuesday, July 18th at 8 pm. More...

Titus Joins Kids In Summer Reading Program

Will Attend Weekly Reading Sessions At Arverne Library

As part of the New York State Assembly's Summer Reading Challenge, Assemblywoman Michele Titus stopped by the Arverne Library on Tuesday to read to young people and talk about books. More...

Mother And Daughter Beat Man On Beach

A mother and daughter were arrested Sunday after they punched and scratched a man in a dustup with other beachgoers on Beach 116 Street, police said. More...

Business Spotlight

Harbor Optics - Family Eye Care for Nearly 20 Years

Harbor Optics, located at 113-10 Beach Channel Drive, across from the Waldbaum's parking lot, is a great place to go for all of your eye-care needs. There's plenty of parking and always a doctor available. More...

Bill Eliminates Sex Crime Statute Of Limitations

Legislation that eliminates time limits for the prosecution of certain sex-related crimes and extends the statute of limitations for bringing civil actions against criminal offenders has been passed, according to a press release from State Senator Ma More...

Sarnoff Play Featured In Brooklyn Theatre Program

Wave editorial cartoonist Robert Sarnoff's play, "Safe @ Home," will be featured as part of the Brooklyn College Theatre Arts Alumni annual Summer Armchair Readers Program. More...

Queensborough Offers Online Career Training Courses

If you're a healthcare, business, or construction worker, you can now further your career without ever having to leave your home. More...

Milestones

Justin And Samantha Colleran Turn Five

Justin and Samantha Colleran recently celebrated their fifth birthdays. More...

Navarro Baptized At St. Camillus

Chloe Navarro, the daughter of Victor Navarro and Marcia Neilson, was baptized at St. Camillus Church on July 2, 2006. She celebrated the special event with close family and friends. More...

Mirrer Makes Dean's List At Drew University

Joshua Tyler Mirrer, a Rockaway Park resident, has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Dean's List students must earn a minimum of a 3.4 grade point average. More...

Smith Licensed As Attorney

Shanay Monique Smith of Far Rockaway has been licensed and admitted to practice as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the Courts of New York State. More...

30 Iron Worker Apprenticeships Available

New York State Labor Commissioner Linda Angello has announced the United Derrickman and Riggers Association, Local 197, will begin recruiting for 30 iron (stone derrickman and rigger) worker apprenticeships on July 17. More...

Wounded Warriors Return To Rockaway

The Wounded Warriors, a group of soldiers severely injured in battle, More...

Firefighter Cookoff Held At Far Rockaway

Firefighters representing five companies from across the city competed against each other to decide who makes the best hot dogs and hamburgers at a July 4 cookoff hosted by Snapple, the city and Z-100. More...

Does the DEP Plant Have A Hurricane Plan?

What's the plan for the Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant in the event of a hurricane? That's what community board and Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. want to know. More...

Last Chance For Community Council Cruise Tix

This is the last week to buy tickets for the 100th Precinct Community Council's Dinner/Dance Cruise. The cruise is being held on Saturday, July 15, with boarding at Riis Landing beginning at 6:30 p.m. and departure promptly at 7 p.m. More...

O'Donohue Park Rocks For A Rockaway July 4 Celebration

And Snapple kept people cool by giving out free samples of their product at O'Donohue Park on July 4, 2006. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg More...


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