December 8, 2006 RSS feed / Community

Bloomberg Files Second Round of Gun Lawsuits

In a move that might serve to cut the number of illegal guns that permeate some of the city housing projects in Rockaway, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, joined by Corporation Counsel Michael A. Cardozo, Police Commissioner Raymond W. More...

Senator Urges Reflection On World AIDS Day

To commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, State Senator Malcolm A. Smith has called on New Yorkers, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation, to join together at precisely 9:11 a.m. More...

Rotary Sends Magoolaghan To Mexico

Wave Associate Editor Brian Magoolaghan and three other young professionals have been selected to participate in a month-long group exchange program to Baja California, Mexico, District 7250 of Rotary International has announced. More...

Raccoons: Destructive, Dangerous To Peninsula

Since 1992, the raccoon rabies outbreak has affected New York City, and rabies remains enzootic (diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans) here, as well as across the State. More...

Avoid Shocks, Christmas Tree Fires

Christmas trees are among the most popular decorations of yuletide, but they also can be deadly. More...

CB 14's Land Use Committee Tackles Development Issues

Community Board 14's Land Use Committee met on November 27 to address several issues that will be discussed at next week's full community board meeting. More...

Money-Saving Tips For The Winter Season

Con Edison is recommending that customers review and adopt a series of energy-saving and safety tips to reduce gas and electric bills, and to remain safe, during the upcoming winter season. More...

PHC Diabetes Team Meets With Union

Peninsula Hospital Center's Diabetes Treatment Center Team met with 1199's Director of Provider Relations Department, Angela Scott, to discuss the epidemic proportions of diabetes and how the Hospital Center can diagnose, comprehensively treat More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Hosts Hatzolah For Cardiac Care Presentation

Michael Franklin, M.D., Director of Peninsula Hospital Center's Emergency Medicine Department, gave a presentation on Emergent Cardiac Care protocol to more than 40 members of the Hatzolah Ambulance Corps. More...

Locals Meet An 'Explorer' On Beach 116 Street

John Armioia and his grandfather, Ed Broderick of Rockaway Beach, meet Dora the Explorer as she strolls along Beach 116 Street. More...

Crowds Flock To 'Little North Pole'Lighting Ceremony

More than 1,000 local residents crowded onto Neponsit Avenue between Beach 144 and Beach 145 Streets for what has become one of the holiday season's most anticipated events, the lighting of "The Little North Pole" at the home of Joseph a More...

Group Aims To Develop City Owned Land By Beach Into Garden

As part of their attempt to turn a piece of city-owned property along the boardwalk on Beach 26 Street into a garden, the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance held a workshop for residents to express their ideas for the project to the designer. More...

Holiday Lights Shine In Downtown Far Rockaway

Community leaders, politicians and residents got together at Mott and Central Avenues in Far Rockaway on Wednesday evening for the ninth annual holiday lighting ceremony. More...

Milestones

Noted Expert To Discuss Anti-Semitism

Kenneth Stern, the American Jewish Committee's program specialist on anti-Semitism and extremism will be a guest speaker at West End Temple during Shabbat services on Friday evening, December 8 at 8:15 p.m. More...

Chanukah Menorah Lighting At B. 116 Street

Temple Beth-El, Ohab Zedek and West End Temple will come together for the Chanukah Menorah lighting ceremony, which will take place on the first night of Chanukah, on Beach 116 Street at the median on Friday, December 15 at 3:30 p.m. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center News

Hosts Community Advisory Committee

Peninsula Hospital Center's Community Advisory Council held its annual meeting at the Hospital Center on Wednesday, November 29, 2006. Daniel Mundy, Chairman, Thomas Mitchell, Vice Chair and Martin T. More...

Deal Slammed For Rockaway Scammer

A Bronx judge has postponed sentencing for Rockaway resident Charles Rosen, who pled guilty in October to felony charges of grand larceny and forgery in connection with tens of thousands of dollars looted from the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls More...

Rockaway 'Joe' Helps Famous Rocker Find Everyday People

If you've watched a football game on TV lately you've probably seen the Chevrolet truck commercials featuring John Mellencamp's new single "Our Country. More...

Weiner Provides Funds For School Street Safety

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Stranded Oil Barge In Near-Miss With Rockaway Rocks

A tugboat towing an oil barge from East Rockaway to the Port of New York lost power on Thursday and had to drop its towline in the East Rockaway Inlet, off the Rockaway beachfront. More...

Health And Hospitals Corporation Postpones Vote On Neponsit Home Site

After a contentious public hearing in Rockaway last month, the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation has indefinitely postponed a December vote concerning the future of the former Neponsit Health Care Center site. More...

Drinking And Driving Makes For An Unhappy Holiday

Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving but don't realize that drowsy driving can be just as fatal. Like alcohol, sleepiness slows reaction time, decreases awareness, impairs judgment and increases your risk of crashing. More...

Senator Smith Holds Hearing On Judicial Diversity

Judicial and legal experts offered testimony today at a public hearing on judicial diversity- the first in a series of hearings called for by Senate Democratic Leader-elect Malcolm A. More...

Fishing Off Rockaway May Put Man Behind Bars

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Denise M. More...

Free Summer History Seminars For Teachers

For the thirteenth straight year, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will sponsor tuition-free, one-week summer seminars across the U.S. and England for teachers at every level. More...

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the shopping district on Beach 116 on Wednesday as a vendor sets up a Christmas Tree and Wreath sale display near the Waldbaum's Shopping Center. More...

JMB Nursing Services, PC Awarded Accreditation

JMB Nursing Services, PC of Far Rockaway has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's national standards for health care quality and More...

Arverne By The Sea Toy Drive

Arverne By The Sea, in conjunction with the 100th Precinct and the Addabbo Health Center, is asking members of the community to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate children living in the Rockaways by donating to their Toy Drive. More...

Beach Channel High School Holiday Concert

Beach Channel High School will present their 2006 Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 9 starting at 6 p.m. The concert will include performances by the Beach Channel Dance Club, Step Team, Chorus, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble. More...

Debate Over Bell's Death Is A Lesson For Students

While the tension surrounding the police shooting of Far Rockaway resident Sean Bell continued to mount this week his death was used at one local school to illustrate the importance of conflict resolution and ending bigotry. More...

Have You Seen This Arverne Teen?

On Monday evening, December 4, Derek Hardy, Jr. and his father had a spat and the 15-year-old teen ran out of their Beach 71 Street apartment without a coat or shoes. He has not been seen since. More...

Locals Win Design Awards From Queens Chamber

Addabbo Health Center,Wharton's Apothecary Take Top Honors

Two newly completed buildings in Arverne and Broad Channel won top honors at the Queens Chamber of Commerce 2006 Annual Building Awards. The Joseph P. More...

Ladies Auxiliary Donates 'America'Book

The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2781 presented the book "America" by Lynne Cheney to the Lucille Rose Day Care Center library. The Center's director, Elaine Short, accepted the book on behalf of the children and teachers of the daycare. More...

PHC Gets Donation From Angels

Frank Russo, Jr., (shown right in photo), on behalf of Angels on the Bay Children's Charity, recently presented Robert V. More...

Holiday Activities Set By Auxilians

Peninsula Hospital Center Auxilians, inspired and assisted by members of both the Auxiliary and the Belle Harbor Garden Club, have been busy creating decorative wreaths, plants, and other greenery just in time for the holiday season. More...


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