April 6, 2007 RSS feed / Community

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...

Public Advocate 'Investigates' The Wave

Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum stopped by The Wave office in Rockaway Beach for her first-ever visit on Thursday, April 5. Gotbaum had a look around and sat down for an informal chat with Wave Managing Editor Howard Schwach. More...

Huntley: 9/11 Workers' Compensation

Enroll By August 14 To Preserve Claim Rights

State Senator Shirley L. More...

Local Honored For kidsmART Afterschool Work

Lifelong Rockaway resident, community activist and children's advocate Marina Callaghan will be honored on April 10 by the Partnership for Afterschool Education (PASE) at their annual PASEsetter Awards ceremony. More...

PHC Promotes Buchanan to Supervisor

Cynthia Buchanan was recently promoted to the position of Supervisor of the Health Information Management Services in the medical records department of Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Public Schools In Line For Achievement Prize

The Broad Foundation today announced that for the third consecutive year, New York City will be among the finalists for the 2007 Broad Prize for Urban Education, an annual $1 million prize given to urban school districts that have made the gre More...

Sanitation Dept. Donation Event

Bring In Electronics, Clothes For Recycling

Just in time for spring cleaning, the Department of Sanitation, with the assistance of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Goodwill Industries and Con Edison, is sponsoring "Spring 2007 Electronics Recycling and Clothing Donation" events thr More...

Senior Citizen Driving Tips

It is estimated that by the year 2020 one in five drivers will be 65 years or older. More...

Sanders Holds Immigration Initiative Conference

Councilmember James Sanders Jr. held a press conference in front of his Laurelton office on the morning of April 5 to announce the launch of his immigration initiative. More...

You Can't Get There From Here - Or Anywhere

Simultaneous Work On BCD, RBB Ties Up Traffic

Driving either east or west on the Rockaway peninsula, particularly in the west end, got more complicated on Wednesday afternoon when the city's Department of Design and Construction (DDC) abruptly cut off Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 108 S More...

Arverne By The Sea Hosts Luncheon For P.O.Brust

The staff at Arverne By The Sea held a luncheon Monday afternoon in honor of Police Officer Louis Brust, a Community Affairs officer from the 100 Precinct who will work his last day for the NYPD on Friday, April 6 and officially retire this summer. More...

Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Woman To PHC

A three-car motor vehicle accident put one local woman in the hospital and blocked off traffic on a major east-west road on Friday afternoon. More...

PHC Offers Angio-Screening For All Rockaway Residents

With so many of those who live in the Rockaways without medical insurance, Peninsula Hospital Center has begun a new program performing free Angio- Screening to all residents throughout the peninsula. More...

PHC Receives $500,000 For Patient Info Technology Systems

With the click of a computer mouse, Peninsula Hospital Center's doctors and nurses will soon be able to access patient records and test results. More...

Tea Time At FRHS After School Program

Far Rockaway High School hosted their first annual tea party on Saturday, March 24, with female students, parents and staff invited to the weekend event to honor Women's History month. More...

Strand Theatre Becomes Warehouse

The building that once housed the Strand Theatre, where longtime residents spent hours of their youth, and later time with their families, is now a warehouse for the Brunswick Paper Company. More...

Extend Student MetroCard Limits

City Council Member Joseph P. More...

Plant Tree Seedlings At Gateway 4/14

Get your hands dirty on the second Saturday of each month at Floyd Bennett Field. Friends of Gateway (FoG) is seeking volunteers to help plant hundreds of tree seedlings in four gallon pots for delivery to community groups. More...

Durham Completes Food Service Training

Army Pvt. Edward L. Durham has graduated from the Food Service Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Virginia. More...

Contribute To Care Packages For Soldiers

Local organizations are collecting care package items for U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan on three more Wednesdays in April and May. More...

Corrections Officer Busted For 'Public Alarm'

An apparently intoxicated city Corrections Officer was busted on April 1 after officers noticed him "acting loud and boisterous" and blocking traffic at a Far Rockaway intersection, police say. 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...

Milestones

Pheffer Installs Roy Reuther Tenants Board

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer was chosen as the Installation Officer for the Tenant Association's executive board at a recent Roy Reuther Tenants League meeting. More...

'Wild Hogs' - Uneasy Riders

There is a sad aspect to what is the mindlessly funny road-trip-buddy movie, "Wild Hogs." It's that all four charismatic movie-star leads (plus the villain and a non-credited cameo) are playing clichéd caricatures of roles that on More...

Queens Veterans Information Day

Vietnam Veterans of America, Queens Chapter #32 Inc. is hosting its 16th annual Veterans Information Day (VID) on Saturday, May 19 at Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Boulevard in Rego Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

United States Postal Carriers To Look Out For Seniors Citizens

Mayor Michael R. More...

Silver Sneakers Celebrates Ten Years

Silver Sneakers, a health care exercise group located at 8400 Shore Front Parkway, celebrated its tenth anniversary in early March. More...

Weiner Sets Vision For Middle Class

Representative Anthony Weiner has outlined his vision for easing the burden on New York City's middle class and those struggling to make it at a Drum Major Institute panel discussion in Manhattan on Monday. More...

Youth Summer Employment Applications Online

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has released applications for the 2007 New York City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The applications can be found on the DYCD website at nyc.gov/dycd. More...

MTA Bridges And Tunnels Near Record Use

The nine crossings of MTA Bridges and Tunnels handled 302 million trips in 2006, a 0.5% increase over 2005 and the second highest volume in its 70 year operating history, reflecting a strong regional economy. More...

Acclaimed Actress Visits Local Students

As reported in last week's Wave, actress Alfre Woodard visited Beach Channel High School at a breakfast and morning seminar to share her experiences and answer the questions of students from the BCHS Renaissance Small Learning Community, Chann More...

Low And Slow Over The Marine Parkway Bridge

A local photographer was out for a jog on Sunday, April 1 when he saw this unusual object hovering over the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge that connects Rockaway with the Brooklyn mainland. More...

Local's Underground Railroad Presentation A Success

Mayeesa L. Mitchell, an Arverne resident and seventh grader, recently took part in the sixth annual Underground Railroad History Conference in Albany. More...

RDRC Hosts First Of Two College Tours

The first of two Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation sponsored College Tours, also known as the RDRC Beacon Program Annual College Tour, departed from Goldie Maple Academy/PS 333 in Arverne on Monday, April 2. More...


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