March 30, 2007 RSS feed / Community

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The End Of Winter, Beginning Of Spring

This is the last column in the month of March. Wow, it went fast. More...

Addabbo Hosts 'Eggciting' Spring Hunt

Once again, Councilmember Joseph Addabbo will host a free Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 21 at Beach 107 Street and Shore Front Parkway. More...

American Legion Member Responds To Wave Article

Terms BCAC Comments 'Character Assassination'

George Barr picked up The Wave last Friday and says that he was immediately angry over a front page story detailing the lawsuit between the Broad Channel American Legion post and the Broad Channel Athletic Club. More...

Literary Festival Brings Readers, Writers Together

Do you love books and movies and all things literary, and have some free time next month? What do you do? The Rockaway Music and Arts Council has the answer. More...

Free 'Sharps' Containers At St. John's

St. John's Episcopal Hospital is distributing free sharps containers in limited quantity on a first come, first served basis. Disposable needles, or "sharps," are used in a variety of medications by individuals who self-medicate. More...

P.O. Brust Announces NYPD Retirement

Police Officer Louis "Lou" Brust (second from left) announced Wednesday night that he will soon retire from the NYPD. Brust, who is married and has two sons, will reach the 20-year service mark in late July, 2007. More...

Ladies Auxiliary Offers Flowers For Auction

Members of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #2781 offered a beautiful floral arrangement for auction at a fundraiser for the VFW, Political Action Committee (PAC) and Cancer Drive at the spring conference in Albany in late February of this year. More...

Rockaway EMT Marches In Dublin's St. Pat's Parade

Emergency Medical Service employee, Lieutenant Peter Jakubowski, along with fellow EMS workers Lieutenant Ed Platt, EMT John Maguire, Paramedic Sean Powers and EMT Josh Brocklan, recently traveled to Ireland to represent New York City More...

Sparking Wires Cause B. 116 St. Closure

An electrical wire began to fall and spark on Friday, March 23, causing a section of the sidewalk on the east side of the Beach 116 Street shopping area to be closed and a police officer to be assigned to keep people from walking under the dangerous More...

SJEH Honors 92-Year-Old Volunteer

Far Rockaway resident Gussie Lesser was honored for her volunteer work at St. John's Episcopal Hospital at the United Hospital Fund tea, held on March 26, 2007 at the Waldorf-Astoria. Lesser, who turns 92 on April 10, has volunteered at St. More...

Stella Seniors Receive Presidential Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Committee has recognized Stella Maris High School seniors Andriana Dillard and Kayla Berry for the commitment and energy displayed in their volunteer activities. More...

Benn And Giuliani Reunite At NYC St. Pat's Parade

Michael Benn, president of the Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, caught up with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as he marched in this year's NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade. More...

Weiner Calls For Increased COPS Funding

Congressman Anthony Weiner, a longstanding advocate for increasing C.O.P.S. More...

Signs Of Racial Hate Cut In Concrete

What many local residents consider a hate crime, signs of racial animosity have been carved in concrete on the beach block of Beach 114 Street in Rockaway Park and have remained there for months despite complaints to city agencies. More...

Kids 'N Shape - A Positive Attitude Towards Sports, Teamwork And Competition

Kids 'N Shape has moved to Howard Beach after 17 years in Brooklyn to serve kids in that community as well as those in Rockaway and surrounding areas. More...

Local Wins Berkeley College Scholarship

A Far Rockaway man is among four students who have been awarded Merit Scholarships by Berkeley College to attend the College's New York City campus located at 3 E. 43rd Street. More...

Strongreen Wins Gold At Karate Championship

Aidan Strongreen, a Breezy Point resident and student at the World Champions Karate Center in Rockaway, recently participated in the Metropolitan Queens qualifier tournament in Corona. More...

PS 256Q @St. John's Home Hosts Carnival

PS 256Q@ St. John's Home for Boys officially held their "Sharing Love Carnival" with younger elementary school students from Temple Beth-El on Thursday, March 15. More...

St. John's Hospital Seeks Adult Volunteers

St. John's Episcopal Hospital is seeking volunteers, especially adults who can help with specific programs. These programs are: Patient Elevator Transportation At St. More...

Clinton: Improve Brain Injury Treatment

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton joined on Thursday with advocates for wounded soldiers and their families to announce a new legislative initiative, co-sponsored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), to improve the detection, assessment and treatment More...

Bnos Bais Yaakov Students Learn About Surgical Careers

Dr. Chaim Fishfeld, Peninsula Hospital Center 5th Year General Surgical Resident and involved dad, recently visited with his daughter's class at Bnos Bais Yaakov School, an elementary school for girls in Far Rockaway. More...

Art Garfunkel At North Fork Theatre, April 12

Live Nation presents Art Garfunkel at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, April 12 at 8 p.m. More...

Groups Collect For Soldier Care Packages

A group of local organizations will collect care package items for U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan on four Wednesdays in April and May, The Wave has learned. More...

Meeks To Host Jamaica Citizens Day

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks has announced that he will host a Sixth Congressional District Citizens Day to be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 89-60 164 Street in Jamaica. More...

Pheffer Welcomes Queens County American Legion to Albany

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) was pleased to welcome the Queens County American Legion members to Albany to discuss their legislative agenda for 2007. More...

Nominations For NY History Teacher Of The Year

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual New York History Teacher of the Year Award. More...

Milling Work On BCD Ties Up Westbound Traffic

A contractor started work without much warning on Thursday morning, creating a twenty-block traffic jam on all of the major east-west roadways on the peninsula. More...

'Desperate Housewife' Star Speaks To Students

I t does not make a difference whether you plan on making a living by blowing through a trumpet or by blowing glass," television and movie star Alfre Woodard explained to a small audience of Channel View, Beach Channel and Scholars students. More...

Jackie Faught Stella Maris Student Of The Month

Stella Maris High School senior Jackie Faught has been chosen as Student of the Month. Faught's enthusiasm and involvement in a myriad of school activities made her an overwhelming favorite this month. More...

Far Rockaway Celebrates Earth Day

Residents are invited to take part in an Earth Day celebration in Far Rockaway on Saturday, April 28, hosted by Parks and Recreation and The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. More...

Three Unions Offering Apprenticeship Programs

Painters, Roofers, Bricklayers Wanted

Several apprentice programs are recruiting applicants, according to State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith. More...

Villagers Celebrate St. Pat's Florida-Style

Rockaway natives and winter residents of The Villages in Sumter County, Florida celebrated St. Patrick's Day on March 16 at a parade in central Florida. Rockawayites Jim and Mary Kelly and Pat and Pudge Williams are pictured wearing their St. More...

Xenakis & Komorsky Take 'Cop of the Month' For Feb.

Sergeants' Stakeout Busts Armed Cabbie Thieves

Sergeants Stanley Xenakis (left) and Kevin Komorsky (center) were honored Wednesday night by the 100 Precinct Community Council, which presented them with the "Cop of the Month" award for February, 2007. More...

100 Pct.Honors Queens Narcotics Detectives

Investigation Netted Dozens At Hammels The 100 Precinct Community Council honored two detectives from the Queens Narcotics Division Wednesday night with "Cop of the Month" awards for January, 2007. More...

Accident Nearby CBB Leaves Driver Shaken

A National Parks Service employee lost control of his truck last Sunday and plowed into a sign just short of Cross Bay Boulevard at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. More...

Discuss ABTS Employment Opportunities

A CB14 Urban Planning Subcommittee meeting to report on the hiring activities of the Arverne by the Sea project took place at Peninsula Hospital on Tuesday, March 27. More...

Ally Berlingieri Turns Sweet Sixteen

Ally Berlingieri of Belle Harbor turned sweet 16 on Friday, March 9. The joyous occasion was celebrated with a party at Club 2020 in Brooklyn on March 23, where dozens of family members, including her parents and brother Chris, More...

Emerald Isle Celebrated At Public School 114

The luck of the Irish was recently celebrated at PS 114 in Belle Harbor, as the school gathered together for an assembly with a theme celebrating the Emerald Isle and the heritage of the Irish people. On this special day, everyone was Irish! More...

St.Francis Students Honored By Hibernians For Winning Essays

St. Francis de Sales School recently honored several of its students who were winners of the Queens County Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians' 2006- 2007 Irish History Writing Contest for Elementary School Students. More than 30 St. More...


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