February 16, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Hope Blooms To Fight Cancer

This spring, hope blooms across Queens in the form of hundreds of thousands of daffodils during the American Cancer Society's 34th annual "Daffodil Days." The day is a simple yet effective way to help bring hope into the lives of people More...

Pheffer: Check Out Child Tax Credit

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer wants to remind parents of school aged children that are preparing to file their taxes to be sure to apply for the Empire State Child Tax Credit. More...

Hospital Association: Losing Money For Eighth Year

For the eighth consecutive year, New York State's hospitals, lost money in 2005, bringing total hospital losses to $2.4 billion since 1998, a recent Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) analysis has found. More...

Celebrate Black History Month

With February being Black History Month, State Senator Shirley L. Huntley is reminding her constituents that it's an opportunity to recognize the many contributions and accomplishments of African Americans throughout our history. More...

Try Out For Lifeguarding, Smith Urges

State Senator Malcolm A. More...

Weiner Seeks More Security Funds For NYC

Representative Anthony Weiner has announced legislation to secure more urban homeland security funds for New York City, which would be accomplished by limiting eligibility for high threat grants to the 15 cities most at risk of a terror attack More...

CERT Team Steps Up During Massive Blaze

When a devastating, six-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in Far Rockaway on February 3, it brought teams of first responders - Police, Fire, EMS - to the scene, but it also drew a new kind of city response group: the Civilian More...

Yaeger's Celebrate Fiftieth Anniversary

Judy and Stephen Yaeger celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Saturday, February 10 with friends and family at a party at the Mahogany Room steak house on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. More...

Several Issues Covered At Community Board 14 Meeting

Y. Phillip Goldfeder of the mayor's Community Assistance Unit gave a brief speech about PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg's initiative to create a sustainable city by 2030. More...

It's Finally Snowing!

First Storm Of Year Hits Rockaway

A slow-moving winter 'nor'easter hit Rockaway on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, leaving streets, sidewalks and steps frozen throughout the peninsula. Even the Muni-Meters on Beach 116 Street were frozen solid on Wednesday afternoon. More...

PHC Announces Non-Invasive Screening Tool

Dr. Peter Nelson, Executive Director, and Dr. Alfonso Chan, Chief Medical Officer of the Joseph P. More...

Business Spotlight

Attixx Onne Furniture: Providing The Perfect Furniture For Your Lifestyle

Customer satisfaction is the keyword of the staff at Attixx Onne. Financing is available and all major credit cards are accepted. See Mr. Spence, the store's manager during the hours of 10 a.m. More...

Channel View Showcases Student Galleries

Colorful, creative displays were evident in every classroom at Channel View School for Research's 3rd Annual Gallery of Student Work, held on February 1. More...

BCHS Teen Arrested As Screeners Turn Up Knife

Police officers and School Security Agents take an unidentified Beach Channel High School student into custody on Tuesday morning. More...

Veterans Town Hall Meeting

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks will host a Congressional Veterans Town Hall on Tuesday, February 20 to discuss the concerns of those who have served in our armed forces. More...

Beware Dishonest Tax Preparers

Urged To Review Refund Details

New York State taxpayers are advised to be cautious when selecting a preparer for their personal tax returns, and to read the fine print carefully when a preparer offers an instant tax refund, says acting New York State Commissioner of Taxat More...

Barnett, Sklar Named PHC's Top Employees

Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) recently chose its February Employees of the Month. More...

Peninsula Hospital To Host Blood Drive

Peninsula Hospital Center will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, February 26, 2007. The blood drive is being held in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services and New York Blood Center. More...

Tiger Cubs Visit Wave Office

The Tiger Cub Scouts from the Breezy Point pack visited The Wave offices on Beach 88 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard last week to find out how the newspaper is written and produced. More...

In Girl, 12, Optician Sees A Way To Give Back

Writers sometimes find Rockaway stories at unexpected times in unexpected places - like when they're buying sunglasses in Rockville Centre. More...

Lawrence Woodmere Academy Polar Bears

While most New Yorkers stayed in on Sunday, February 4 waiting for the cold front to pass, over 4,000 supporters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York braved freezing temperatures for The Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splas More...

'Teacher Of The Year' Award Deadline 3/1

Time is running out to nominate the next New York State "Teacher of the Year" for 2006-2007, announced award sponsor Teachers' Insurance Plan, a car insurance program exclusively for members of the educational community. More...

Abandoned Bungalow Fire Sends Firefighters To Hospital

Afire in an abandoned 100-year-old Edgemere bungalow drew several east end fire units last week, with at least nine of them suffering minor injures and smoke inhalation that necessitated treatment at a local hospital. More...

Hundreds Take A Quick Plunge Into The Freezing Atlantic

A few hundred hardy souls gave their all for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis on Saturday with a quick but cold plunge into the Atlantic Ocean at Beach 126 Street. More...

PHC Gets Renewed Accreditation For MRI System

Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health Sys-tem, has recently been renewed for a three-year term accreditation for its Siemens 1.5T SYMPHONY Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system as the result of a recent survey by the A More...

Rockaway Relay For Life Kicks Off '07 Campaign

It may have been cold outside, but hearts were warm inside as the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of the Rockaways started its 2007 campaign at a kickoff party on the evening of February 7. More...

Broad Channel's Public School 47 Students Perform 'Hansel And Gretel'

Second and third grade students from PS 47 in Broad Channel entertained their schoolmates in Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grade with dance steps they choreographed from the opera "Hansel and Gretel." All of the grades at the school have been study More...


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