August 18, 2006 RSS feed / Community

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...

Van Drivers Clean Up Far Rockaway Parking Lot

RDRC's Janet Henriquez (second from left), Community Board 14's district manager Jonathan Gaska (third from left), REMA's president LaVida Jervis (fourth from left) and Valerie West (third from right) join members of the Rockaway Van Driver's Associa More...

Motorcyclist Wipes Out Near Riis Park

A 22-year-old motorcycle rider was treated at Peninsula Hospital Center last Sunday afternoon after he lost control and was flung from his sport bike near Jacob Riis Park, police said. 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...

Officials Point Fingers Over Mystery Gas Smell

The calls started coming into The Wave office at about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. More...

Trial Date Set In Federal Court For Local Contractor

A federal court judge last week set an April 2007 trial date for a local man charged with years of illegal payments to union officials. 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...

Casey Elected As American Legion NY Commander

James W. Casey, a longtime Rockaway resident and member of the Daniel M. O'Connell Post 272 of the American Legion in Rockaway, has been elected as the American Legion Department of New York Commander for the 2006-2007 term. More...

What Does That Sign Say? Cop Asks

Police officers descended on the rock jetty on Beach 87 Street last Sunday and issued summonses to four fishermen who ignored the large, red and white sign the officer seen here is pointing to. More...

Pataki Announces Funding For Disabled

I n a new program called Access To Home, New York State's Division of Housing and Community Renewal will give over $10.2 million to helping seniors and the disabled stay at home and out of long-term care facilities. More...

'Cave-In' Eats Cone, Is Your Tire Next?

A roadway cave-in in the westbound lane on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 136 Street has been growing for about a month, according to Wave reader Charles Cheswick, who reported the condition to 311, the city's non-emergency response line, on August 4. More...

Salgado to Marry Tavar

Edwin Salgado, the former liaison for Councilman James Sanders in Far Rockaway, has announced plans to marry Cynthia Tavar next year. The two met a year and a half ago and their relationship grew from a friendship to the upcoming trip down the isle. More...

Contact Numbers For SFP Redesign Problems

A number of local residents have contacted The Wave to find out where they can write or call to complain about the redesign of Shore Front Parkway and surrounding areas. More...

K Of C To Host Vascular Screenings

Life Line Screenings Radiology staff will be on hand at the Far Rockaway Knights of Columbus Council #2672 offering complete vascular screenings on Tuesday, August 29. More...

Milestones

Sisters Take Prizes At Dancing Competition

After an almost three year leave from dance, MaryAnn and Julie Opperman of Belle Harbor returned last spring to The Donny Golden School of Irish Dancing with much success. More...

Milestones

Husain Named To Dean's List At Union College

Naazia Husain, a Far Rockaway resident, has been named to the 2005-2006 Dean's List at Union College in Schenectady, New York. More...

Milestones

Tia Marie Ivory Turns 15

Tia Marie Ivory, the daughter of Tara Ivory and Kirk Perry, celebrated her 15th birthday on Tuesday, August 15. She attends Far Rockaway High School and lives in Bayswater. 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...

State Funds Pregnancy Prevention Program

Long Island Jewish School Based Health Center, which has a program based within Far Rockaway High School, has received New York State funding for a new Community Based Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (CBAPP) for the next five years. 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...

Some See Red As DOT Paints Town White,Yellow

Others Don't Seem To Notice The Changes At All

The Department of Transportation has painted lots of new markings on Rockaway's More...

A magician performs with umbrellas for some amazed youngsters at O'Donohue Park during a family day sponsored by E.A.J. Entertainment and Promotions and Councilman James Sanders Jr. on July 29. More...

Business Spotlight

Bayview Restaurant & Lounge: For All Your Year-Round Dining Pleasure

The Bayview Restaurant & Lounge, located at 25 Van Brunt Road in Broad Channel, just over the Cross Bay Bridge More...

PHC Hosts Service Awards Breakfast

Peninsula Hospital Center (PHC) and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) recently hosted its Annual Service Awards at The Beach Club. More...

'Cereal Box News' A Computer Innovation

A patent-pending computer program that provides an alternative to standard email, created by locals Rick Horan and Bill Hanson, premiered last month through a children's newsletter created by the duo and their company, PushPrint LLC. 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...

Ocean Bay Man Stabbed To Death

A 22-year-old Ocean Bay Houses man was stabbed to death early last Thursday morning in a fight on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, according to published reports. More...

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...

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...

Weiner On Israeli Front Lines

Congressman Anthony Weiner visits the Lebanese border town of Kiryat Shmona and offers thanks to an Israeli soldier on the front lines. More...

Meeks, Spitzer Meet At Air Train Terminal

Candidate for governor, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer speaks with Congressman Gregory Meeks and Councilman Thomas White while touring the Jamaica, Queens Air Train Station. More...

Addabbo At Red Cross Volunteer Event

Councilmember Joseph Addabbo, Jr. is joined at the August 12 Queens event hosted by the Red Cross in his district by Elisa Walsh (left) and Nicole Bayard, volunteers at the Queens area office of the American Red Cross in Greater New York. More...

Path Is No Safe Haven From Vehicles

National Park Service workers have been spotted driving on the Rockaway Gateway Greenway, a recreation path that runs through the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Broad Channel, even though motorized vehicles are specifically banned from the path, whic 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...

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...

What's Cooking At PHC?

Hospital Clerk's Recipe Celebrates Her Mom

Marie Bisztyga, a 20-year veteran employee of Peninsula Hospital Center, might not consider herself a great cook, or a cook at all, for that matter. More...

Queens Mall Walk For Diabetes 9/17

A walkathon to benefit diabetes funding and research will be held on Sunday, September 17 at the Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst. More...

Falling Like Snow In August?

From the looks of it, you could have been fooled, but the white stuff fluttering down in the vicinity of Beach 100 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard last Thursday, August 10, wasn't snow. More...

'Sunset in the Park' Set For Next Week

The Friends of Tribute Park is all set to host "Sunset in the Park," a special fundraiser that will be held at Tribute Park from 6:30 p.m. until sunset on Thursday, August 24 (rain date August 25). More...

PHC Ball Honorees Announced

Peninsula Hospital Center's Anniversary Ball committee recently released the names of the honorees that will take center stage at the 99th Annual Anniversary Ball, a gala dinner dance that will be held in their honor on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at More...

Milestones

Emma Morgan Turns One

Emma Morgan, the daughter of Eddie and Kelly Morgan of Roxbury, will celebrate her first birthday on Wednesday, August 30. More...

Milestones

Newest Addition To Mott Creek

Richard David Hickey III was born on July 28 at 12:27 a.m. to Christina and Richie Hickey of Mott Creek. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and 18 and a half inches long. He joins older brother, Joshua. 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...

Sophia Marie Millet Turns One

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

It's My Turn

In addition to being a realtor, Vince Castellano sits on Community Board 14 and the Board of Directors of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce. More...

From The Artists Studio

What Makes Camp KidsmArt So Special?

Camp KidsmART, Rockaway Artists Alliance's (RAA) arts based summer camp, completed its seventh successful season with a celebration in Fort Tilden on the evening of Wednesday, August 9. 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...

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...

Music,Magic And Celebration At O'Donohue Park's Family Day

A soon-to-be family - Edwin Salgado and his fianc Cynthia Tavar with Edwin's son Juaquin, 7, and Cynthia's son Andre, who is 2. More...

After the magician's performance, it's cotton candy and balloons for children of all ages. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg More...

Camp KidsmArt Finishes Summer With Art,Science,Games

The Rockaway Artists Alliance's highly-successful camp, Camp KidsmArt, completed its season recently with a reception at its Fort Tilden galleries. More...

Rockaway Music And Arts Council Hosts LI Pops At Fort Tilden

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) hosted the More...


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