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'Hate' Charge For Far Rock Man

A Far Rockaway man was charged this week with a hate crime for allegedly making a racist remark and then shoving a knife in the face of a female neighbor. More...

Weiner Gets Top Rating From Tax Group

In newly released rankings of members of Congress, Representative Anthony Weiner received a 100% rating from Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ), earning him the label of "Taxpayers' Friend." This year's 'A' grade marks the sixth consecutive year that Wei More...

Addabbo Calls For Parks Accessibility

After participating in a New York City Council hearing held by its Parks and Recreation Committee on accessibility in parks, Council Member Joseph P. More...

City Health Profile: Rockaway Residents Young And Healthy

The verdict is in: the quality of life in Rockaway isn't so bad after all. More...

Retro69 To Play Graybeards Fundraiser

The Graybeards are hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Caffrey-Conroy Learning Center on Saturday, November 18 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Bayhouse, 500 Bayside in Breezy Point. More...

Annual Halloween Parade Set For This Sunday

The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, Benjamin-Beachwood LLC and City Councilman Joseph Addabbo will sponsor Rockaway's annual Halloween Parade this Sunday, October 29. More...

Legion Legislative Breakfast October 28

The Queens County American Legion Annual Legislative Breakfast will be held at American Legion Broad Channel Post 1404, 209 Crossbay Boulevard in Broad Channel, on Saturday, October 28. More...

RAA's 'Gifted 2006' Exhibition Opens 11/4

The shifting colors of Fall and the lights of early Winter provide the seasonal backdrop for the Rockaway Artists Alliance's latest exhibition, "Gifted 2006" from November 4 thru December 10 in the sTudio 6 gallery in Ft. Tilden. More...

Beach Channel HS 100% Attendance Luncheon

Beach Channel High School's Excelsior Small Learning Community celebrated its first 100 Percent Attendance Luncheon on October 25. More...

Meeks Hosts Immigration Conference Call

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks is set to host a Sixth Congressional District Conference Call on Immigration to update his constituents on changes in immigration law. More...

Temple Beth El Hosts Author Brunch

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth El, located on Beach 121 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, will present its annual Book and Author Brunch on Sunday morning, November 5. More...

Names Added To AA 587 Memorial Wall

The memorial to those who died on November 12, 2001 when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor nears completion, officials from the construction firm told The Wave this week. More...

Free Legal Clinic For Area Seniors

Seniors in the New York metropolitan area with legal questions or concerns are encouraged by State Senator Malcolm A. Smith to take advantage of free legal counsel on a variety of aging related issues. More...

Car Windows Shatter As Shots Are Fired

Two Separate Shooting Incidents On Tuesday

Shots were fired on two occasions early on Tuesday More...

Business Spotlight

Rockaway Beach Florist - 15 Years Of Floral Design Experience

Jeremiah Ortiz just opened his Rockaway Beach Florist shop in July, More...

Milestones

The Caprio's Celebrate Two Birthdays

Alyssa Nicole Caprio of Breezy Point celebrated her 3rd birthday on September More...

Donations For Veteran Holiday Party

The Daniel M. O'Connell Post 272 of the American Legion will host their annual Holiday Party for St. Albans Hospital Veterans on Sunday, November 5 at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90 Street. More...

St. John's Ambulatory Surgery Team Honored

The first recipients of a new employee recognition program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital called "Score 4" were the members of the Ambulatory Surgery team. More...

RDRC Kicks Off Beautification Campaign In Rockaway

With new banners waving in the breeze, and business and politics representatives standing by, Kevin Alexander, the executive directive of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, kicked off the organization's new beautification campai More...

Addresses Needed For Military Holiday Packages

T he Daniel M. O'Connell Post 272 of the American Legion wants to send holiday packages to Rockaway residents serving in the military overseas. More...

Pheffer v. Mirksy

Q and A On Important Issues Facing Rockaway Voters

The election for the seat in the 23rd Assembly district has been hotly-contested between the incumbent, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and her opponent, Stuart Mirsky, a retired New York City Department of Health official. More...

Captured In Rockaway, Guilty Of 2003 Florida Murder

A Florida man who fled to Rockaway to evade capture by police after a homicide, but who was arrested in Rockaway last December, was found guilty by a Broward County (Florida) jury this week. More...

Smith Urges Residents To Get Flu Shots

With the chilly winter months fast approaching, Senator Malcolm A. Smith is urging his constituents to consider getting flu shots for the season. More...

Man Charged In Home-Invasion

A Jamaica, Queens man was arrested October 17 after police linked him to the scene of a violent home-invasion robbery in Far Rockaway, according to court records. More...

Thumbs Down On 'Safety Transfer' Teen

Despite Tweed OK, CVSR Turns Down Request

A teenager who was assaulted and harassed at her Far Rockaway middle school was issued a "Safety Transfer" to the Channel View School For Research in early October, but remains home at press time because that school refused to enroll her, the girl's More...

100 Precinct Honors Sandee and Jate Doremus

The 100 Precinct honored Tuesday night its outgoing community council president Jate Doremus (second from right) and his wife, Sandee, the group's outgoing corresponding secretary at their monthly meeting at the Knights of Columbus. More...

Sanitation's Seasonal Leaf Collection

This year, after raking fallen leaves from yards and sweeping the gutters, sidewalks and catch basins, Queens residents can put out their collections to be turned into compost as part of New York City Sanitation's More...

Pataki To Host 'Safe Child Day' Throughout State

Governor George E. Pataki has announced that on Monday, October 30, 2006, New York State will sponsor its first SAFE CHILD Day to raise awareness about child safety. More...

Halloween's Origins Go Back to Celtic Festival

Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). More...

Migrating Birds Face Hazards Here

Mario Marino and his wife, Donna Schirripa, made an unusual discovery last week at their new Arverne by the Sea home: a handful of small dead birds scattered around their yard. More...

RDRC Launches Certified Nurse Assistant Program

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) expanded its workforce development programs by launching a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course which began on September 11, 2006. More...

Adult Center's 'Pumpkin Patch Kids'

Beth Abe Adult Day Care Center of Far Rockaway enjoyed a day trip to Hick Farms in Westbury, Long Island to the Halloween pumpkin patch on Thursday, October 12. Participants also took a hay ride around the property, had lunch and took home treats. More...

Queens D.A.Brown Visits 101 Pct.Community Council

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown speaks to area residents and representatives More...

'Malice In Underland'Halloween Extravaganza

The Rockaway Artists Alliance's Halloween weekend extravaganza, "Malice in Underland," will take place every night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from October 28 thru October 31 at the T-7 Building in Ft. Tilden. More...

Floyd Bennett Field was New York City's first municipal airport and later a Naval Air Station. The field, which is now More...

Hootie And The Blowfish At North Fork Theatre 11/6

Live Nation presents Hootie and the Blowfish at the NORTH FORK THEATRE AT WESTBURY on Monday, November 6 at 8 PM. More...

The Guarino's Welcome New Granddaughter

Isabella Ann Fretto, daughter of Jack and Donna Fretto of Westmont, Illinois, was More...

RCC And Day Care Center Hold Awards Dinner

The Rockaway Community Corporation and the Lucille Rose Day Care Center More...

Roy Reuther Senior Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Seniors, JASA representatives and elected officials got together last week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Roy Reuther Houses Senior Center. More...


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