March 16, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Councilman Addabbo: Keep Check On School Funding

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has joined the thousands of parents, teachers, administrators, and school advocates in calling for input and caution when discussing how to allocate the funding for area schools. More...

Legislation Sets Internet Prohibitions, Protects Kids

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that legislation to strengthen the prohibition against using the Internet to solicit minors for sexual activity (A.2012) passed in the Assembly on Monday, March 12. More...

Francis To Study In Switzerland

Robert Francis, a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism management at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, is spending the spring break studying in the Swiss Alps. Francis is a resident of Rockaway Beach. More...

New Routes For Old Bus Lines

One year after the last of the seven private bus companies was taken over by the MTA Bus Company, the city agency has announced changes for two of the routes on which Rockaway passengers rely - the Limited Q113 and Q35. More...

Local Grocery Loses Appeal, Beer License Suspended

Attorney Claims Owner Was Set Up By Police

The New York State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has turned down an appeal by a local grocery store owner to keep from having his license to sell beer suspended for 25 days, an agency spokesperson told The Wave on Tuesday. More...

Colon Cancer Event Set For This Saturday 3/17

The Colon Cancer Alliance and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell are hosting an educational seminar called "Conversations About Colorectal Cancer" this Saturday, March 17 from 8 a More...

Goldie Maple Academy Celebrates Black History

The Goldie Maple Academy, through the collaborative efforts of students, faculty, PTA members and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) celebrated Black History with performances by the after-school drama program on Fr More...

Gateway Park Infrastructure Continues To Deteriorate

Locals Say Fix Up Park Rather Than Plan For New Paradigm

With the announcement last week that the National Park Conservation Association, a private advocacy group, that a new design competition had been launched for Gateway National Park and especially the Breezy Point Unit, some locals have c More...

Ladies Auxiliary Members Visit Albany

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post #2781 in Rockaway joined with fellow posts at the annual Department of New York VFW and New York Ladies Auxiliary Spring Conference and Legislative Conference in Albany in late February. More...

Local Resident Gets 'Wrist Slap'For Boys Club Rip-Off

Bronx Judge Accepts Plea Agreement Despite Controversy

A Bronx judge has accepted a plea agreement in the case of a Rockaway resident 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 Clubs More...

Pheffer Welcomes New Secretary of State

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer recently welcomed the new Secretary of State of New York, Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, to the Assembly Chambers. More...

Why Do The Geese Cross The Road?

Here's a question to ponder - what made these Canadian Geese cross the road during rush hour on Wednesday evening. Around 6 p.m. More...

Shamus Morgan Born January 29

Kelly and Eddie Morgan, along with big sister Emma, welcomed Shamus to the family on January 29, 2007. Shamus weighed in at 9 pounds 12 ounces and 22 and a half inches. More...

Ameira Green Turns Six Months Old

Studz and Tina Green, Rockaway residents and the proud parents of Ameira Namya Green, are excited to celebrate their daughter turning six months old on March 18. More...

Public School 225 Celebrates Dr.Seuss'Birthday

PS 225 celebrated the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss and the 50th anniversary of one of his most famous books, The Cat in the Hat, on March 2. Students and teachers dressed up as different characters from various Dr. Seuss books. More...

SJEH Hosts Medical StaffMeeting

The Medical/Dental/Podiatric Staff of St. John's Episcopal Hospital met on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Lawrence Village Country Club. More...

Business Spotlight

Tuscano Tile: Specialists In Design And Custom Service

Tuscano Tile, located at 164-50 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, just south of the Belt Parkway, specialize in unique design and in custom service. More...

CUNY Offers Rockaway Residents Chance To Get Degrees

The process to bring the City University of New York to Rockaway is moving ahead as Jonathan Gaska, district manager of Community Board 14, announced a timetable to begin renovation to turn the old courthouse on Beach 90 Street and Bea More...

DEC Orders Building On Beach 26 St. Dismantled

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ordered that the front of a 15-story apartment building being constructed by American Dream Production Corporation, at 120 Beach 26 Street, be dismantled and set back 100 More...

DOE Enrollment Process For Early Childhood

The enrollment process for prekindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2007-2008 school year began this past Monday, March 12 and the enrollment process for first grade begins March 19, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) ann More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Achieves Respiratory Care Recognition

Peninsula Hospital Center recently received its annual renewal as a national Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) hospital for 2007. More...

Food Stamp Applications At Queens Center Mall

Each Monday, beginning on March 12, caseworkers from Queens Legal Services Corporations will be on hand at the Queens Center Mall to answer questions about food stamps and other government benefit programs, or to receive an application for the More...

Young Local's Poetry To Be Published

Noah Hopkins, a Rockaway resident, wrote a poem entitled "Frogs," which has been chosen for publication in the 2006-2007 edition of The Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans . More...

RAA Spring Fundraiser 3/31

The Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) welcomes residents, friends and members to join them for their Spring 2007 Spring Fundraiser, "Wherefore ART Thou…?" on Saturday, March 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight. More...

Hadassah Luncheon Celebrates Rockaway Women

To celebrate Women's History Month, Hadassah will host a "Women Who Make History in the Rockaways" luncheon on Tuesday, March 27. More...

Juilliard Program For Young Musicians

Juilliard's Music Advancement Program (MAP) for beginning musicians from New York City is accepting applications for Fall 2007 classes. More...

BCD Mobil Gas Station Getting Upgrade

Local tongues have been wagging ever since the Mobile Service Station at 112-01 Beach Channel Drive closed its doors last week. More...

Busy Spring Season For Hightower-Beyah And Market

McKinley Hightower-Beyah, of the Hamer-Campos Farmers' Market and Urban Agriculture Consultant, began his season early by conducting a wellreceived "Seed Saving" workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on March 10. More...

Pheffer Attends Jewish War Vets Installation

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer recently attended the Installation of Officers for the Jewish War Veterans, Lt. Bernard H. Wiener Post #258. More...

Latest RAA Exhibit Draws Big Crowds

The Rockaway Artists Alliance hosted maximum-capacity crowds this past Sunday at the opening reception of its latest exhibition, "Photography: Process and Print," which brought together 28 artists and a wide variety of photographic media to the sTud More...

Milestones

Charles Stephen Zurheide II Born

Charles Stephen Zurheide II, son of Steven Zurheide and Lorraine Ott of Rockaway Beach, was born in March 14, 2007 weighing seven pounds and measuring 20 inches long. More...

Molly Grimaldi Enjoys First St.Pat's Parade

Molly Grimaldi enjoyed her first St. Patrick's Day Parade in Rockaway with his honor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Molly is the daughter of Marylou and Greg Grimaldi of Rockaway Beach, More...

Michael Anthony Caprio Turns 5

Michael Anthony Caprio of Breezy Point celebrated his fifth birthday on February 27 with his family and friends. Michael is the son of David and Katie Caprio and the older brother of Alyssa and Jonathan. More...

Scholars'Academy Celebrates Freedom Day

"Freedom comes at a cost." "I would do it all over, just to save people's lives from all the pain and suffering that others have caused." There he was, a hero, Detective Steven McDonald, speaking to and inspiring over 450 Region Five Scholars' Acade More...

SJEH Observes Nutrition Month

The nutritionists at St. John's Episcopal Hospital observed National Nutrition Month, the month of March, with an interactive informational display. More...


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