June 8, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Call For 'Barricaded EDP' Seals Off Hammel Houses

Police officers who chased a man into the Hammel Houses complex on Friday, June 1, believed that he had barricaded himself into an apartment, possibly with hostages. More...

Do You Recognize Anyone?

V era Powers sent us this photograph of the St. Francis de Sales graduating class of 1947. This June marks the sixtieth anniversary of their commencement. Pictured center is the former pastor of St. Francis de Sales, Monsignor J. More...

Huntley: Poison-Proof Your Home

State Senator Shirley L. Huntley has applauded National Safety Month, observed each year during June. More...

IRS Warns Taxpayers Of New E-Mail Scams

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a press release alerting taxpayers to the latest version of an e-mail scam intended to fool people into believing they are under investigation by the agency's Criminal Investigation division. More...

Local Firefighter Receives Prestigious Medal

Firefighter James T. More...

Giving Back and Saying 'Thanks'

There are many headlines about immigration policy blaring from today's newspapers and cable news programs, and everybody seems to have an opinon on what should be done. More...

Pheffer Sets 'Homes For Veterans' Program

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Queen For A Day In Rockaway Park

The ladies who attend the DSSM Neponsit Adult Day Health Care Center, located in Rockaway Park, celebrated Mother's Day and Older American's Month with a day of beauty and relaxation. In coordination with cosmetics manager Ms. More...

Sanders Introduces New Chief Of Staff To Community

After being without a chief of staff for a year, Councilman James Sanders Jr. has appointed a long-time resident and activist of Southeast Queens to the position. More...

Street Dedication for Sarah Colson

From 1968 until her death in April, 2006, Sarah Colson influenced the Rockaways as an advocate for parents and children in the New York City public school system. More...

RAA Hosts Three Events At Fort Tilden Venue

The Rockaway Artists Alliance is celebrating not one, not two, but three exciting events at its galleries and stages at RoCA (the Rockaway Center for the Arts) at Fort Tilden. More...

Pheffer Installs West Lawrence Officers

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (DQueens) was pleased to install Boomie Pinter as the new President of the West Lawrence Civic Association. More...

Grosshandler Graduates

Amy Grosshandler of Rockaway Beach graduated from Barry University in Miami, Florida on May 5, 2007, with a degree in Social Work. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center News

Names Two As Employees Of The Month

Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) recently chose their May Employees of the Month. More...

Joins EMS To Strengthen Relationship Over Lunch

To acknowledge the excellent working relationship Peninsula Hospital Center has with Rockaway's Emergency Medical Services, the Hospital Center provided lunch for the EMS personnel during National EMS Week. More...

Smith:Ban Toxic Dry Cleaning Material

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith has announced legislation prohibiting the use of chlorinated solvents or products containing any chlorinated solvents. More...

RDRC Hosts 'Out of School Time Program'

The Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation's Out of School Time Program recently held its' First Annual Recognition Ceremony at Far Rockaway High School. The ceremony included over 75 high school students, faculty and RDRC staff members. More...

Rockaway Walks For Healthier Tomorrows

Dozens of Rockaway residents put foot to the ground last Saturday in the kickoff event for the new health initiative Rockaway Walks. The June 2 event was the official start to a campaign to get Rockawayites to slim down and live healthier lives. More...

PS/MS 43 Presents Award To PHC Supervisor

Shirleyne Sheeko, Microbiology Supervisor at Peninsula Hospital Center pictured here with plaque she received from Public School/Middle School 43 in honor of her participation in the school's Career Day for the past 10 years. More...

Bain Found Guilty On All Counts

Sentencing Date Not Set At Press Time

Just as The Wave was set to go to press on Thursday night, an announcement was made by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown that Edward Bain of Belle Harbor had been found guilty of both manslaughter and driving under the influence. More...

Business Spotlight

Mill Basin Day Camp: Serving 1,200 Campers Each Summer

Summers are for having fun, says the owner of the Mill Basin Day Camp. Summers are for making friends and memories that last a lifetime. That's what Mill Basin Day Camp is all about. More...

Deputy Parks Commissioner Answers Critics About Lifeguard Testing

For over a year, Community Board 14 has been working to change the lifeguard testing system that many say is broken. More...

DYCD Hosts Youth Town Meeting

On Thursday, May 31,, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development hosted a Youth Town Hall meeting at the Goldie Maple Academy in Arverne. More...

Huntley: Teach Kids To Protect Themselves From Abductors

With National Missing Children's Day approaching, and days after a New York City girl thwarted a would-be kidnapper, State Senator Shirley L. Huntley encourages parents to discuss ways to keep their children from being harmed by predators. More...

Tips On Beating Ocean Rip Currents

With the summer vacation season here, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Park Service are alerting beachgoers to the threat of rip currents and how to escape their strong and potentially fatal grip. More...

Jagged Boards On F.R. Boardwalk

Jagged boards like these are plentiful on Far Rockaway's boardwalk from Beach 21 to Beach 24 Streets. More...

Oceanview Staff Honored

During the week of May 13, 2007, the Oceanview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated Nursing Home Week. More...

Parks Updates Beach Improvements For Rockaway

On Friday, New York City's Parks and Recreation announced updated improvements to Rockaway's beaches, in addition to those that were announced by the Parks commissioner when the beaches opened on May 25. More...

PS 225 Students Host Arts Festival

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Relay For Life This Weekend At BCHS

No one should have to face cancer alone, says a spokesperson for the Cancer Society. More...

Straphangers: Subway, Bus Fare to $2.40 By 2010

The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign today released an analysis of the MTA's finances over the next three years. More...

Titus: Oil Companies Ripping Off Americans

Americans taking to the roadways last weekend to celebrate Memorial Day paid some of the highest gasoline prices in our nation's history. More...

Elected Officials Greet Residents OfABTS

The Rockaway Artists Alliance's Geoff Rawling spoke about his group. RAA was one of several cultural organizations represented at the meeting. Photos By Miriam Rosenberg More...

That's a First!

Averi Grace Dalton celebrated her first birthday on Wednesday, May 30th at Carosellos in Howard Beach. Mom and dad, Nancy and Peter Dalton, grandma, Ann Mahoney, along with many relatives and friends partook in the festivities. More...

Lipiec Named to Dean's List

Eva Lipiec, of Rockaway Park, has made the dean's list for outstanding achievement during the spring semester at Bucknell University, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. A student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher to earn this recognition. More...

Takes Part In 'Seniors In Shape'

Raul Padilla, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant from Peninsula Hospital Center's Eye Care Center, is pictured here conducting vision testing and glaucoma screening at the recent well-attended "Seniors in Shape" Health Fair More...

R'way Museum Introduces Watercolors;O'Keefe To Local Youth

Creativity, critical thinking and having fun became hallmarks of the most recent Rockaway Museum Workshop as instructors introduced youngsters to the joy of working with watercolors. More...

RDRC Hosts 'Out of School Time Program'

The Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation's Out of School Time Program recently held its' First Annual Recognition Ceremony at Far Rockaway High School. The ceremony included over 75 high school students, faculty and RDRC staff members. More...

Residents,Parks Vols Spruce Up Beach,Boardwalk

More than 125 volunteers, including volunteers from the Department of Parks and Recreation and local residents took part in a beach cleaning and planting session last week that gave the area from Beach 29 to Beach 31 Streets a fresh look for the s More...

BCHS Blood Drive A Success

Beach Channel High School recently hosted its second annual blood drive of the year. Students Eric Lach and Jalique Antoine were the blood drive captains from Mrs. Murray's leadership class. More...

Secretary's Day At St.Francis De Sales

On May 10, 2007 the students of St. Francis de Sales School honored their secretary, Phyllis Lograno. Each class presented her with cards that they made in honor of Secretary's Day. More...


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