May 18, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Dogs Bark For Joy As Parks Announces Off-Leash Rules

While the debate continues in the community on the merits of having a dog run in Rockaway, New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation has announced new rules designating portions of some city parks, including three in Rockaway, More...

House Bill Puts 50,000 Cops On Big City Streets

On Tuesday, legislation authored by Representative Anthony Weiner to put 50,000 more police officers on our nation's streets - including an estimated 2,969 new cops to fight crime and terrorism in New York City - passed the United States House More...

St. Francis Student Impresses At Math Bees

A St. Francis de Sales student has proved his math might in several math bees over the past few months, winning accolades for his skills. John Barca, a sixth grader, first won the school's Math Bee on October 25, 2006. More...

NJ Inmate Arraigned On Rockaway Rape

An inmate in a New Jersey prison has been arraigned in Queens Supreme Court for the 1996 rape of a Far Rockaway woman nearby her home. According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Sets 'Hospitalist' Specialty

Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, received approval from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (NYCO MEC), its academic sponsor, to initiate a fellowship in Hospitalist Medicin More...

String Of Burglaries Hit 'West Lawrence'

Three Burglaries In Five Weeks Near Nassau Border

A cat burglar has been roaming the streets of Far Rockaway in a largely Orthodox Jewish area that residents call "West Lawrence" hitting three homes in the last five weeks, The Wave learned this week. More...

Weiner Proposes 'GothamCorps'

Representative Anthony Weiner has kicked off the first-ever AmeriCorps Week, a weeklong recruitment event , with a speech at CUNY's Baruch College outlining his vision to attract more young volunteers into city service. More...

Emergency Services Drill For Summer Drowning

NYPD, FDNY, EMS, Parks Take Part In Rescue Drill

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Wonderful Mother's Day Gift

Elsa Binns received the best Mother's Day gift when she attended the graduation of her daughter, Dr. Lorraine T. Binns, MD from the University of Connecticut, Medical School on May 13. Dr. More...

Pierce Takes First Place In Garden Club Contest

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Adam Pagano Receives Degree From Polytechnic

Adam Pagano, a longtime Broad Channel resident, graduated from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn this May. Pagano has been a Broad Channel resident since birth. More...

Ovations At Opening Of Oliver!

Last weekend's opening performances of the musical Oliver! met with outstanding receptions from soldout audiences. More...

PS 183 'Cleans Up'For Earth Day

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'Girls Club'At PS 256Q@43 Goes Camping

The "Girls Club" from PS 256Q@43 recently completed a two-day stay in the Ecology Village of Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park for a science-oriented camping trip. Ms. Johnson, Ms. Monaghan, Ms. Randazzo, Ms. Bettina, Ms. More...

Senior Center Celebrates Mother's Day

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City's 2030 Plan Includes Renovation For R'way Beach

Revitalization for Rockaway's boardwalk and a ferry service for area commuters are among the items promised for the Rockaways in the city's PlaNYC 2030, which was unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg last month. More...

'Dog Day Afternoon' Comes To The Beach

T he Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness (ARF-ARF) is having a big day on Saturday, May 19, with the presentation of the second annual "It's My Bark Day" in Rockaway. More...

Dream Homes Quickly Become Nightmares

Ocean Pointe Owners Say New Homes Deficient

When they bought them, the new owners believed they would be moving into their dream homes in Rockaway. More...

Little Movement in Madelaine Lock Out

Federal Mediator Involved, Two Sides Far Apart

More than 500 employees of Madelaine Chocolate Novelties remain locked out of their jobs as the labor dispute between the management and its workers ends its second week with little movement, labor union officials say. More...

Congressman Gregory Meeks Swears In 60 New Citizens

Congressman Gregory W. More...

Queens Document First To Call For Religious Tolerance In US

The year was 1657 and the place was what would become the Borough of Queens in what would become New York City. In a show of support for their neighbors, 32 brave souls defied the government and stood behind their convictions. More...

SJEH Trains For Decontamination

The staff at St. John's Episcopal Hospital recently trained in decontamination techniques used in the event of bio-chemical disasters. Taught by 1199 SEIU facilitator Steve Schrag and St. More...

Weiner: Alternatives To Car Tax

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, offered an alternative to the proposed Manhattan car tax today: a six point plan to combat the rising truck traffic in New York City, which is projected to More...

WISL Luncheon Honors Outstanding Women

An annual awards luncheon hosted by the Women's Industrial Service League (WISL) will honor four women active in their communities, as well as graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding community service. More...

First Holy Communion At St.Mary Star Of The Sea

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Look Who's Turning Four Months

Davonté Lamell Hines was born on January 16, 2007 at 6 pounds 15 ounces, to Sandra Green and Davon Hines. Davonté celebrated his four month birthday at home with family and friends at a small gathering. More...

Paul Benjamin Joins The Burke Family

Stephen and Elisa Burke of Rockaway Park announce the arrival of their son, Paul Benjamin Burke. Paul is welcomed into the world by many family members, especially big brother Thomas. More...

Mourners Make Mother's Day Visit To Rockaway's AA 587 Memorial

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Sanders Sets New Health Program For Rockaway

Twenty-six percent of Rockaway residents are obese according to recent statistics released by the New York Department of Health. More...

BCHS Virtual Enterprise Students Go To Washington

Students from Beach Channel High School's Virtual Enterprise program flew to Washington, D.C. in a trip sponsored by David Neeleman, Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue Airlines. BCHS principal, Dr. More...

New Honor Society Members At Stella Maris

Stella Maris High School recently inducted 12 juniors into the National Honor Society at a simple ceremony in the school. More...


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