August 11, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Civic Leaders Demand More Say In Parks Decisions

A group of 82 civic leaders including many from the local area are requesting public hearings and legislative oversight to remedy what they call the city Parks Department's "increasing difficulty in reaching agreement" with communities. More...

Primary Election Deadline 8/18

The State Board of Elections is reminding all state residents to register to vote for the September 12, 2006 primary elections. More...

Pheffer: Protect Your Debit Card

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer wants New Yorkers to realize that even though many people find it convenient and easy to use debit cards instead of using cash, credit cards, or checks, debit card fraud is growing at alarming rates. More...

Issued Parking Ticket While At Beach 116 St. Muni-Meter

Eighty-nine-year-old Bernard Richman was shocked at 3:44 p.m. on Monday when he put his quarter in a Muni-Meter machine on Beach 116 Street and turned back to put the receipt in his car window. More...

Camp kidsmART Celebrates End Of Season

Camp kidsmART will close its seventh summer season with an exhibit of original paintings, oil pastels, collage, and other arts and crafts created by campers in the sTudio-6 and sTudio 7 galleries in Ft. Tilden on Wednesday, August 9 from 7 p.m. More...

Kids Boogie With Dead 'Sand Shark'

Kids on Beach 108 Street enjoyed a close-up look at a dead, 3-foot "Sand Shark" on Tuesday and then had fun towing it around the beach on a boogie board and showing it off to other curious beachgoers. More...

Local's Artwork Presented To Senator Smith

Anthony Contino, an 84-year-old artist and resident of Horizon Care Center in Arverne, presented Senator Malcolm A. Smith with his painting, "Purple View," at a July 18 ceremony. More...

Reggae Sunsplash At North Fork Theatre August 17

LIVE NATION presents REGGAE SUNSPLASH 2006 starring UB40, MAXI PRIEST, THIRD WORLD and Rik Rok at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, August 17 at 7 PM. More...

No Swimming At Riis Park Beaches

Swimming at Jacob Riis Park was temporarily prohibited Thursday, August 10, due to high levels of bacteria in the water, officials at Gateway National Recreation Area announced. More...

Milestones

Fraiman Named To Dean's List

Talia Fraiman, a Far Rockaway resident and junior in the School of International Service at American University, majoring in International Studies, was named to the spring 2006 Dean's List. More...

Sophia Marie Millet Turns One

Sophia Marie Millet turned 1 year old on August 2. More...

Reason A Spring 2006 SUNY Delhi Graduate

Shantia Reason of Rockaway Beach graduated from the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi, where she received an A.A.S. degree in Nursing. More...

Breezy Point Student Accepted Into Leadership Program

Maura Hennessey, a Breezy Point resident and student at PS 114, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. More...

Church of Christ Health Fair About More Than Just Health

With games, a science show, a fashion show and a performance by an a cappella group, the Fourth Annual Community Health Fair and Festival at the Far Rockaway Church of Christ provided residents of the area, last Saturday, with more than an average More...

Local Child Care Training Set For Fall

The Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. (BOC) offers Child Care Business Development Project (CCBDP) to individuals who are starting or expanding an in-home child care business. More...

Two 'Wolves' Charged With Beating, Robbing Man

Two thugs - part of a wolf pack that allegedly beat and robbed a Rockaway man in early June - have been arrested and charged in connection with the violent incident, The Wave learned this week. More...

Weiner Wants Better Security For Jewish Organizations

Representative Anthony Weiner hosts an emergency town hall meeting on Jewish community safety at the Avenue N Jewish Center in light of last week's shooting in Seattle and a suspicious fire outside a Queens synagogue. More...

Ocean Village Residents Decry Plans To Raise Rents

In response to a perspective rent increase looming over them, residents of Ocean Village attended a hearing sponsored by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal to air their objections to any rent hikes proposed by RY Management. More...

Fewer Stops On MTA Rockaway Express Buses

As of July 3, city Metropolitan Transportation Authority express buses now go directly to Manhattan after leaving Howard Beach. Coming from Manhattan, the first stop for those lines is Howard Beach. The schedule is as follows: More...

Local Catholics Attend SNAP Conference

Several members of the Rockaway and Long Island Voice Of The Faithful (VOTF) took time out from their summer break to attend the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Conference in Jersey City on July 22. More...

Local's Artwork To Appear In Exhibition

Arlene Cornell, Rockaway's noted watercolorist, has had her painting, "Peggy's Cove," accepted for the 110th Annual Open Exhibition of the Catherine Lorrillard Wolfe Art Club, one of the oldest women's art clubs. More...

Di Capua - La Torre Engagement Announced

The engagement of Samantha Jo Di Capua and Salvatore La Torre has been announced by the future bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Di Capua of Neponsit. The future bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Dominick La Torre of Staten Island. More...

Lifeguard Recruitment Meeting Set

Community Board 14 will host a special meeting later this month to investigate lifeguard recruitment and testing in the wake of accusations that several local kids were blackballed because they bucked the long-established city recruitment system. More...

Learning Center Provides Reduced Meal Prices

On Our Way Learning Center, 264 Beach 19 Street in Far Rockaway, will offer a free and reduced price meal (Free Milk) policy for their students. More...

'Heroes Of The Sky' At Floyd Bennett Field

A temporary exhibit, "Heroes of the Sky, Adventures in Early Flight," is currently on display at Floyd Bennett Field's Ryan Visitor Center. More...

Bacteria Levels 'OK' in '05, But Testing Runs Afoul

Bacteria levels at Rockaway's beaches fell within safety guidelines last year, but a national environmental organization says that's because testing doesn't occur when rain forces sewage overflow into bathing areas, according to a recent report. More...

Nicholas Patrylo Turns One

Nicholas Patrylo celebrated his first birthday on July 29 at his home in Inwood, with his brothers Armando, Richard and Michael. More...

Adams Completes Army Basic Combat Training

Army Reserve Pvt. LaToya A. Adams has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Beach 125 St.Construction Crew Cuts Phone Lines

300 Customers Silenced In Belle Harbor

Construction workers building homes where the Washington Hotel once stood on More...

Parks Workers Find Body On Beach

Workers from the Department of Parks and Recreation found the body of a man Monday morning on the beach at Beach 72 Street. More...


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