December 1, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Police Kill Far Rockaway Man After Jamaica Bachelor Party

Nearly a week after undercover police officers investigating a Jamaica strip club killed a Far Rockaway man and wounded two others, the controversy over his killing continues to reverberate throughout Rockaway and the rest of the city. More...

Mattress Fire Rips Arverne Home

A fire that started on a mattress in a first-floor bedroom quickly spread, destroying much of a two-family home at 603 Beach 64 Street on Monday morning, fire officials say. The fire started at 4 a.m. More...

Rescued Pooch Finds New Home

A Labrador Retriever that was found last week with both his front and back paws bound on a Rockaway street corner has found a new home, The Wave has learned. More...

Officially Cut The Ribbon For Aviator Sports Complex

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, representatives from the National Park Service and local dignitaries officially welcomed Aviator Sports and Recreation to historic Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. More...

Chamber Of Commerce Tree Lighting 12/8

The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways invites residents to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. More...

Rockaway Father Pleads Guilty In Daughter's Death

Beat 7-YearOld, Failed To Get Help

A Rockaway father who had beaten his seven-year-old daughter on two successive nights in October of 2005 and then failed to get her medical attention has pleaded guilty to manslaughter this week, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. More...

City To Restore Flags Removed From Nearby Flight 587 Memorial

The city is planning to restore at least one of three flagpoles that were removed from the southern end of Beach 116 Street during construction of the Flight 587 memorial, according to the Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

PHC Hosts Successful Blood Drive

Participants lined up to donate much needed blood in the Meditation Room of Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation on Monday, November 27. More...

Locals Berate HHC For Neponsit Luxury Home Plan

Support Small, Residents Prefer Soldier's Home, School

If the comments made by a majority of the seventeen local residents who rose to speak at a Health and Hospitals Corporation hearing on the future of the Neponsit Health Care Center land can be taken as something of a consensus, the Rockaway community More...

Business Spotlight

DK's House Of Elegance Furniture Gallery Making Your Shopping Experience Pleasurable

DK's House of Elegance had been in business for more than five years and More...

Milestones

Blanche Daycare Hosts Child Care Graduation

A child care training graduation ceremony funded by Councilman, James Sanders More...

Sanders Donates More Than 100 Turkeys To Community

Donovan Richards, district liaison for Councilman James Sanders Jr., hands a Far More...

Virtual Y After-School Students Celebrate Early Thanksgiving

Children from PS 197, who attend the Virtual Y after-school program, were treated to a special meal on Thanksgiving Eve. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

A View Of Far Rockaway From The Outer Beach Called Hog Island...1900

Today's Historical View is surrounded by multi-colored seashells of various kinds found along our northeast coast. How many can you identify? Which is the quahog? The periwinkle? The conch? The snail? The scallop? The oyster? More...

Tips For Winterizing Your Automobile

The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that more accidents occur during winter months and in wet weather than at any other time during the year. More...

Light 'The Little North Pole' On December 2

In what has quickly become a Rockaway holiday tradition, the "Little North Pole" will once again turn on its myriad of lights at the home of Joseph and Maritza Mure in Neponsit next Saturday, December 2, to the enjoyment of thousands of boys and girl More...

PHC Pushes 'No Smoking' Campaign

Peninsula Hospital Center's Director of Medicine, Martin A. Grossman, MD began a series of community-based lectures on smoking cessation at the Zikhron Aryeh Yeshiva High School of Agudat Yisrael of Bayswater. More...

Arverne Man Guilty Of Starving Four Dogs

An Arverne man pleaded guilty last week to animal cruelty charges and will be sentenced to more than a year in prison for starving and severely neglecting his four dogs - killing one of them. More...

Visiting Councilmember Insulted Not Once, But Twice

Visiting City Councilmember Helen D. Foster, the chairperson for the City Council's Parks Committee, was insulted not once, but twice during her visit to Rockaway this week to hear resident's comments about lifeguard and beach issues. More...

FD Lieutenant Fished Out Of Ocean By PD Copter

A windsurfing off duty FDNY lieutenant who drifted several miles off the Rockaway shore last week after launching his small craft from Breezy Point was pulled from the ocean by a police rescue diver who jumped into the water and placed him in a rescu More...

Protecting Homeowners From Pushy R.E. Agents

New York's Department of State is now in the process of updating its cease and desist lists for 2007, Senator Malcolm A. Smith has announced. More...

Turkey Gets Busted On Thanksgiving Day

Police busted a turkey from Far Rockaway on Thanksgiving after he was caught stealing a neighbor's DVDs and then tried to convince her that he was only trying to drop off a present, according to court records. More...

RMAC Sends Local Students To Opera

Four local schools recently attended a performance of the opera "Hansel and Gretel" at the State Theater at Lincoln Center, through their participation in the New York City Opera Education Program at Lincoln Center. More...

19th Annual Democratic Club Dinner Dance

The Good Government Regular Democratic Club recently held its 19th annual dinner More...

BCHS 8th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Beach Channel High School celebrated the 8th annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for senior citizens and nursing home residents on Thursday, November 23. More...

Plaque Presentation At Interfaith Services

Father Paul Landolfi, an associate of Brother Tom, Rabbi Blaine, Pastor Peter More...

Local St.Edmund's Students Assist In Post Katrina Clean-Up

Two Rockaway locals, Ryan Foley and Matthew Kennedy, were honored at a ceremony at St. Edmund Preparatory High School for their assistance in Louisiana to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. More...

First and second graders chow down on their Thanksgiving Eve meal. More...

PHC Adult Day Care Receives Aid From Scouts,West End Temple

On Wednesday, November 22, Girl Scout Brownie Troop #4275 More...


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