May 25, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Weiner: No Reason Not To Convert Taxicabs

More than a year ago, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Queens and Brooklyn) announced a plan to encourage Ford Motor Company to make a hybrid version of its Crown Victoria taxi. More...

Taylor Graduates From St.Thomas More

Milan Rasheed Taylor graduated from St. Thomas More School on Saturday, May 19. St. Thomas More is an all-boys Catholic college preparatory school located on the shores of Gardner Lake in Oakdale, Connecticut. More...

Katie Honan Graduates From St. John's University

Katie Honan graduated cum laude from St. John's University's College of Professional Studies on Sunday, May 13. Honan received a bachelor's of science degree in Television and Film Production with a minor in English. More...

CNR Far Rockaway Graduates Celebrate

Far Rockaway graduates of The College of New Rochelle, known as CNR, recently celebrated at a ceremony which honored their achievements. More...

Guiterez Wins Bookmaking Competition

Jeffrey Guiterez, a student at PS 256Q@St. John's Residence for Boys, entered the 21st Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition and was one of the regional winners. More...

RAA Presents 'Planet Animals'And 'Shannon Elliott'

The Rockaway Artists Alliance once again brings two new and diverse exhibitions to the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA) at Fort Tilden with "Planet Animals" and "The Latest from Shannon Elliott." Both shows will run from June 2 to June 24 and sh More...

St.Francis De Sales Passion Play

St. Francis de Sales School students celebrated Holy Week this year by remembering the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The sixth grade students practiced for weeks in preparation for a Passion Play. More...

American Flag Torn Down Near Belle Harbor Store

The last thing Rob Press expected on the morning of May 18, as he was preparing to open his new business, was to find that his American Flag had been torn down and thrown into the yard behind his store. More...

Hadassah Heart Luncheon June 28

Rockaway Park Hadassah will celebrate their annual Heart Luncheon at the Lawrence Country Club on June 28. More...

Far Rockaway Man Attacks Woman To Steal Cell Phone

A Far Rockaway man chased a woman and then proceeded to punch her in the face as he stole her cell phone and then fled into a nearby apartment in Inwood last week. More...

Beachcomber

Far Rockaway resident James Barnett came to The Wave two weeks ago with photographs that he had taken at a boat fire the day previous. We used his photos, but did not give him the proper credit. More...

BCVFD Sets Upcoming Events

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department has set a schedule for its upcoming events. The volies will host a memorial service on Sunday, May 27 at the firehouse at 10 a.m. More...

Local Firefighter Arrested On DUI Count

Driving With Two Flat Tires, Refused Breathalyzer Test

A local firefighter who was spotted by Transit Police Officers driving with two flat front tires was arrested on Thursday, May 17 for driving while intoxicated. More...

Cops Bust 'Pervert' For Molestation

Abused Far Rockaway Girl Over Six Month Period, Cops Say

Police have busted an "admitted pervert" for molesting a young girl in Far Rockaway over the course of six months, authorities said on May 15. More...

The Little House In Rockaway Beach Where The Wave Began!

Commentary From The Rockaway Museum by Emil Lucev, Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. More...

Lockout At Madelaine Chocolate Ends With Agreement

All Workers Back By Memorial Day, No Strike For Nine Months

All of the workers at Madelaine Chocolate Novelties will be back at work by Memorial Day under an agreement that will bring nine months of labor peace and federal mediators to the dispute. More...

Three-Car Fender-Bender Ties Up RBB

A three-car accident that left the autos, including a parked car, all banged up and two drivers all shook up tied up Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 86 Street on Thursday morning. More...

Smith, Community Leaders Honored By Dem Club

Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club held their 52nd Annual Awards Celebration on Friday, May 18th at Antuns. They presented Community Service Awards to Honorees Betty Mallory, Board Member, 113th Precinct Community Council, Allan G. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Raises Record Funds At Golf Tournament

The Development Board of St. John's Episcopal Hospital raised a record-breaking $176,000 at its recent Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Woodmere Club in Woodmere, NY. More...

Weiner Meets Cops In Washington, D.C.

Representative Anthony Weiner meets with police officers in Washington, D.C. after announcing the passage of his Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) bill in the House of Representatives. More...

Wave Editor Visits Offices Of Mexican Newspaper

Wave editor Brian Magoolaghan, who is visiting Mexico for a month as part of a Rotary International program, spent some time in recent days with the owners and editors of the Mexican newspaper, Cambio Sonora. More...

It's A Dog Day Afternoon For It's My Bark Day

Dogs and their humans gathered by the boardwalk between Beach 99 and Beach 101 Streets, the proposed site of Rockaway's first official Dog Run, for last Saturday's second annual It's My Bark Day on the peninsula. More...

Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations

Celebrate 75 Years Of Jacob Riis Park

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Jacob Riis Park. More...

Tolve Sisters Look Forward To Summer

Jessica and Sarah Tolve are excited for the summer season to start. They enjoy visiting Rockaway's beaches as well as spending time with their nana, Elizabeth Broderick of Dayton Beach Park. More...

Freeman Installed As Qns. Region Hadassah Prez.

Renee Freeman was recently installed as the president of the Queens Region Hadassah. Freeman has been actively involved in Hadassah since she retired from teaching in 1985. More...

Far Rockaway Youth Helps Rescue Friend After Crash

Far Rockaway Youth Helps Rescue Friend After Crash 10 Year-Old Assists Fellow Student After School Minibus Collides With Stolen Vehicle

In the aftermath of a school bus crash, a 10-year-old Far Rockaway girl acted with the maturity of someone twice her age as she helped rescue another student from the bus that had turned over on its side. More...

Queens Police Officers Wow At Talent Show

Members of the 100 and 101 Precincts joined their colleagues and community members for the Third Annual Patrol Borough Queens South Talent Show on May 16. Members of the police department showed off a myriad of talents. More...

St.Francis De Sales School Hosts Student Bake Sale

Monsignor Brown (center) with eighth grade students from St. Francis de Sales School. Students also sold potted plants to raise money. More...

Reading Rocks At Beach Channel High School Library

Bookworms are winners at Beach Channel High School Library. More...

Contamination Found At Dry Cleaners

DEC and State DOH Propose Cleanup Plan For London French Dry Cleaners

The Department of Environmental Conservation has begun the process to eliminate contamination that has been found in on-site soil, groundwater and soil vapor at the London French Dry Cleaners on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

City Agencies To Check Block Party Rides

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Buildings Department today kicked off the summer season by sending an important message to temporary amusement ride operators, ride owners, and event organizers: all rides at street fa More...

Local Off-Duty PO Busted For Harassment

Used Cell Phone To Threaten Ex-Boyfriend, Officials Say

An off-duty police officer who lives in Rockaway was arrested last week after she allegedly sent her ex-boyfriend, identified in court papers as Robert Hardy, at least 55 text messages threatening him, police sources say. More...

Breezy Point Kids Put On Dance Show

Ballerinas and tumblers from Gertrude Hendry's dance group in Breezy Point had fun during the "listen and learn" time at their class recitals. More...

Volies Win $30,000 In National Contest

The Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $30,369 in a national contest seeking to recognize volunteer fire departments and their service to their communities. More...

Primary Election Changed To September 18

September 11 Remains A 'Day of Mourning' Says Pheffer

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the Assembly recently passed legislation that she supported to reschedule the state's 2007 primary election for Tuesday Sept. 18. More...

Far Rockaway Man Found Guilty Of Rape

Cold Hit Traps Local For Jamaica Crime

Far Rockaway man was convicted in Queens Supreme Court on Tuesday for committing a 1999 sexual assault on a 23-year-old woman in the Jamaica section of queens based on DNA evidence that was collected at the time of the incident and remained More...

Former Resident Named President Of Women's Clubs

June Reinhardt, a resident of Massapequa who has ties to the Rockaway community, has been elected as President of the Long Island Federation of Women's Clubs Inc. More...

Man Shot In Hammels Argument

An unidentified 32-year-old man was shot during an argument outside a Hammels grocery store on Monday, police say. More...

Local High Schools Perform Below State Average

FRHS Among Poorest Performing In Queens

Sixty-seven percent of students in New York State who started ninth grade in 2002 graduated in four years. More...

SJEH, JASA Host Senior Fair 5/30

The Third Annual Senior Fair, hosted by St. John's Episcopal Hospital and the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA), will be held on Wednesday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Memorial Blood Drive At St. Francis 6/10

Share the gift of life at the annual Memorial Blood Drive, honoring Helen and Thomas Concannon, Franco Pomponio, and Kathleen and Chris Lawler, Belle Harbor residents who lost their lives in the crash of Flight 587 on November 12, 2001. More...

Wave Editor Participates In Educational Forum

Queens Civic Conference Hosts 'The State of Public Education'

It is not often that a journalist gets to provide his or her opinion on important issues outside of the pages of the newspaper, but Wave Managing Editor Howard Schwach got just such a chance last Monday when the Queens Civic Conference, an u 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 gro 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...


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