October 13, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Fisherman Missing After Slip From Jetty

A 21-year-old fisherman who is presumed drowned remained missing at press time, five days after a wave washed him off the Rockaway Point Jetty. More...

Cell Towers Continue To Proliferate In Rockaway Beach

Surfside Manor, an adult home at 9502 Beach 95 Street in Rockaway Park has joined the growing number of buildings that house cell towers. More...

Bay 'Gunk' Causes Concern In West End

Many residents who live nearby Jamaica Bay or who travel on Beach Channel Drive in the west end showed concern on Saturday morning when they saw the bay covered with large patches of what one local called "gunk" floating in the bay. More...

Arverne Teen Cleared In Shooting

Prosecutors have dropped their case against an Arverne teenager who was charged last summer with shooting another teen during a wild bicycle chase, The Wave learned this week. More...

EEOC Urges St. Rose To Settle With Fired Teacher

Agency Charges 'Pregnancy Discrimination'

A parochial school teacher who was fired by St. Rose of Lima Church School because she was pregnant and unmarried, was the victim of "pregnancy discrimination," the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled. More...

DEC Stops Wetland Home Build

The Department of Environmental Conservation shut down the construction of a new home in Bayswater last week because building on the small site, located on the Jamaica Bay waterfront, violates tidal wetland restrictions. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center To Honor Mundy At Annual Ball

Broad Channel resident Dan Mundy will be honored by the Peninsula Hospital Center for his service to the community as well as to the hospital center at its upcoming ball. More...

Floyd Bennett Celebrates 75 Years

The National Park Service will commemorate Floyd Bennett Field's 75th anniversary as New York City's first municipal airport and the 65th anniversary of Naval Air Station - New York, with a host of activities on Saturday, October 21. More...

Headstart Employees To Be Honored

An award day for the Rockaway Community Corps Headstart staff sponsored by the Board of Directors, will be held on Saturday, October 14 at the Elks Lodge, Nameoke Street and Beach Channel Drive, at 3 p.m. More...

Addabbo Calls For Defibrillators In All Schools

Increases Property Exemption

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has announced that he has cosponsored two pieces of legislation in the Council aimed at aiding disabled citizens and providing defibrillators in all New York City schools. More...

Aviator Sports Draws Crowd To New Facility At Floyd Bennett Field

Kids and adults alike take to the new ice rink at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn last More...

American Heroes Assembly At PS 114

PS 114 fifth graders honored American heroes in a Dress Up Biography Assembly on More...

Retro69 to Play in Caffrey-Conroy Benefit

Retro69 and the Graybeards are teaming up to support the Caffrey- Conroy Learning Center, with a fundraiser at Breezy Point's Bayhouse, on Saturday, November 4, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. More...

The Raaf's Celebrate 55th Anniversary

Rockaway residents Richard and Mary Lou Raaf are pictured celebrating 55 More...

Smalls Celebrates 100th Birthday

Mary Smalls, a resident at Bezalel Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Far Rockaway, More...

Health And Safety Training On The Rock

A Health and Safety Training program for licensed family or group daycare providers and individuals who are applying for their license will be available in Far Rockaway. More...

Registration Deadline 11/3 For December ACT Test

College bound high school students can take the ACT college admissions exam on December 9, 2006, the next national test date. More...

Flipped Car Ties Up Beach Channel Drive

An unidentified motorist driving eastbound on Beach Channel Drive on Wednesday afternoon lost control of his car and wound up upside down at Beach 87 Street on the heavily traveled road. More...

Weiner: Bush Cuts Federal School Safety Funds

Representative Anthony Weiner recently released new data showing that the Bush Administration and GOP Congress this year gutted a key federal school safety program, which was created to protect kids from violence. More...

Margert Community Corp. To Host Home Fair

Margert Community Corporation today released its program for Home Fair 2006, a free, day-long event to be held in Far Rockaway on Saturday, October 28, for local families who dream of purchasing a home of their own, and for homeowners who want to pro More...

Weiner: Skies Over Manhattan Are Like The 'Wild West'

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House of Representatives Aviation Subcommittee, called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to restrict small planes from flying in low airspace around New York City until a complete safety and s More...

Local Pleads Guilty To Bilking Boys And Girls Club

Used Money For Beachfront Condo, Renovations

A Rockaway man pled guilty in State Supreme Court to felony charges of grand larceny and forgery, as part of what the city's Department of Investigations says was a "widespread pattern of fraud" at the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx. More...

PHC Takes On SJEH At Fort Tilden Ball Field

Under the banner of "Caring for the Rockaways," softball teams from Peninsula Hospital Center and St. John's Episcopal Hospital played a game on Thursday, October 5, at the Rockaway Little League Field in Fort Tilden. The game, won by St. More...

$14 Million In Grants Available For Libraries

The State Education Department is offering $14 million in capital funding for public library construction, State Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced. More...

SJEH Picks Roldan As Employee Of The Quarter

Carol Roldan, a Communications Operator at St. John's Episcopal Hospital and Far Rockaway resident, was selected to be the Hospital's Employee of the Quarter. More...

Seniors Treated To Play By Deerfield Area Assoc.

The Deerfield Area Association, a civic association in Far Rockaway, treated local seniors to a trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in Hampton, New Jersey to see the play "Broadway Sally." Lunch and transportation were included for the day trip. More...

Frank Avenue Civic Hosts Titus At Meeting

The guest speaker at the September 22 meeting of the Frank Avenue Civic Association of Edgemere was assemblywoman Michelle Titus, who came to share the news that the State University of New York (SUNY) had recently opened a new computer lab on Centra More...

Addabbo Family Health Center Opens With Ribbon Cutting

The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center at 6200 More...

Queens Republicans Host Party At Roma View Restaurant

The following was submitted by Kevin Moroney on behalf of the Rockaway More...

BCHS Elects Student Government Officials

Beach Channel High School elected Student Government officials for the new More...

Milestones

Sallie Key Celebrates 110th Birthday

Family members and extended family celebrated the 110th birthday of Sallie More...

BC Youth Donates Hair To Cancer Patients

Broad Channel youth Allison Moynihan, who is eight-years-old, helped cancer More...

Post 2781 Ladies Auxiliary Presents Flag

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of the Morris Hynes Post 2781 presented the More...


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