June 22, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Committee Responds To Draft Plans To Save Jamaica Bay

As the marshlands disappear and animals who depend on it face great jeopardy, the city and the Department of Environmental Protection have begun working on plans to save Jamaica Bay. More...

CUNY On Wheels Begins Phase Two In Rockaway Outreach

After spending the last few months giving informational workshops to community organizations on the Rockaway Peninsula, The City University of New York has begun the second phase in its effort to bring higher education to those who More...

Kitchen Stove Catches Fire

When a kitchen stove caught fire at 225 Beach 99 Street on June 18, the FDNY was on its way to extinguish the flames and evacuate the building. Pictured are firefighters on Beach 99 Street responding to the 1:33 p.m. call. More...

Old-Fashioned Bathing Suit Contest July 1

Contestants Needed For Riis Park Celebration

The National Park Service continues the 75th anniversary celebration of Jacob Riis Park by sponsoring an Old-Fashioned Bathing Suit Contest on Sunday, July 1 at 1 p.m. More...

Scott Scores Little League Award

Congratulations to Michael Scott for taking home a trophy as hisParty Patch teammates won the 2007 Ozone Howard Little League Pee Wee Division World Series Champions. More...

Victoria Sisters Step Up To First Grade

Cleanna and Cierra Victoria recently celebrated their stepping-up ceremony at PS 225. The sisters will move on to first grade in the fall. More...

Tyler Strika Celebrates Stepping-Up

Tyler Strika, a student at PS 225, recently celebrated his stepping-up ceremony at the school. He is the son of Elliot and Lisa Strika, and the grandson of Cheryl and Tito Strika and Elizabeth and Louie Basta. More...

Resch Graduates With Honors From St. Rose Of Lima

Steven Resch graduated with honors from St. Rose of Lima School on June 16, 2007. He received scholarship awards from three Catholic high schools and will attend Archbishop Molloy High School in the fall. More...

Pheffer Challenges Students To Read This Summer

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that she will continue the tradition of offering a Summer Reading Challenge to students during their summer vacation. More...

Pheffer: EPIC Changes Help Seniors

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

RDRC Featured On Business News Television Show

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) will be a featured business on "Close-Up on America's Business," a premier news magazine TV program spotlighting the most successful businesses across America. More...

St. John's Offers Lesson In Childbirth

For those who are expecting, St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway is offering childbirth classes. More...

Business Spotlight

Rockaway Lobster House

Rockaway's newest dining experience, the Rockaway Lobster House, located at 375 Beach 92 Street (at Beach Channel Drive), will soon be celebrating its seven-month anniversary. More...

PHC Hosts Annual Health Fair Under The Hospital's Big Top

Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore- Long Island Jewish Health System, hosted its Annual Community Health Fair last Saturday, offering free health screenings, blood pressure testing, cholesterol testing, respiratory testing, and b More...

Rockaway Rotary Installs Incoming Officers At Kennedy's

The Rockaway Rotary Club installed its incoming officers at a dinner that was held at Kennedy's On The Bay in Breezy Point last Wednesday, June 13. Pictured, the incoming officers with Rotary District 7250 Governor Arthur Vanterpool. More...

St.Francis Earns Top Awards In Technology Contests

St. Francis de Sales School is having a banner year, as students recently earned top awards at two prestigious technology competitions in New York City. More...

Flag Day Celebrated At Scholars'Academy

The Scholars'Academy celebrated America and its spirit of renewal on Flag Day, June 14. More...

Waterfront Alliance Hosts PS 43 At Jamaica Bay

On Friday, June 15, teacher Kelly Hynson's class at PS 43 visited Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a special horseshoe crab class with American Littoral Society's Mickey Cohen and Don Riepe. More...

101 Pct. Sees Sharpest Rise In Queens Crime

Beep Meets With Borough Commander, Pols

After several years of recording downturns in its crime statistics, the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway seems to be on the up elevator, showing the highest overall hike in crime in Queens for the past year. More...

Activist Charges Parks Bigwig With Lying

Queens Civic Congress Meeting Rings With Anger, Recriminations

Public School 114 in Belle Harbor rang with anger and cries of "You're a liar," as Department of Parks and Recreation officials took the floor for a forum sponsored by the Queens Civic Congress, an umbrella group of more than 1 More...

NYC Public School Math Scores

All students in grades 3-8 in New York City public schools took standardized math tests in March of this year. Below is a list of local public school scores: More...

Hadassah Heart Luncheon Set For Next Thursday

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

Klein Critic Appointed To Ed Panel

Patrick Sullivan, co-founder of the NYC Public School Parents blog that has been extremely critical of many of the initiatives of Joel Klein and Mayor Bloomberg, has been appointed by Borough President Scott Stringer as the Manhattan represe More...

List Of Open Beaches Just A Phone Call Away

But CB14 Says Letters Fall On Deaf Ears

The public can get up-to-date information about which beaches are open by dialing 311 and asking for the Department of Parks and Recreation's Beach Information Hotline. More...

Major Bridgework Starts Next Month: MTA

Just when it seemed as if the roadwork in Rockaway - and the griping about it by motorists - had reached a crescendo, the MTA is set to chime in with major bridgework. More...

Jade Ritwo To Attend FIT

Jade Ritwo, the daughter of Wave columnist Dr. Nancy Gahles and Stewart Ritwo, graduated from Lawrence Woodmere Academy on Thursday, June 14. More...

Look Who's Turning 50

Cheryl Ann Gummerman Strika will celebrate her 50th birthday on June 23 with family and friends. She is the daughter of Isabel and Edward Gummerman, wife of Rolando Strika, mother of Elliot, and grandmother to Ashley, Tyler, Jada and Jenna. More...

Arianna Lane Steps Up To First Grade

Arianna Marie Lane celebrated with family and friends at her kindergarten stepping-up ceremony at PS 225. Her parents, John and Jeanmarie Lane, and little sister Olivia were very proud of Arianna's big achievement. More...

Williams Receives Master's Degree From Brooklyn College

Rockaway resident Lisa Williams recently graduated from Brooklyn College with a Master's degree in Guidance and School Counseling, with an overall grade point average of 3.88. More...

Gerald Steps Into State Supreme Court

After serving New York City for almost 20 years, Queens-bred Hon. Lenora Gerald has been confirmed by the State Senate for the Supreme Court of the 11 th Judicial District, according to a June 20 press release. More...

Rape Sentence of 16 Years For Rockaway Man

Trapped By "Cold DNA Hit" In Unrelated Case

A Far Rockaway man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the 1999 sexual assault on a Jamaica woman after a "cold DNA" hit led to his arrest and conviction, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. More...

Local Residents Graduate From Berkeley College

Local residents recently received degrees from Berkeley College at the school's spring 2007 commencement ceremony. More...

Weiner: Cut Aid To West Bank And Gaza

U.S Representative Anthony Weiner will introduce an amendment to the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, banning all aid, including humanitarian aid, from the United States to the Palestinian Authority, according to a June 15 pre More...

It's Carnival Time In Rockaway

Adventurous rides such as the Avalanche give participants a birds-eye-view of Seagirt Boulevard, while tamer ones like the merry-go-round, along with food and games, are all available for Rockawayites to enjoy at the carnival, located at Seagirt Boul More...

Rotary 'GSE'Team Returns From Mexico

Associate Editor Brian Magoolaghan rejoined the staff of The Wave last week after completing a month-long group study exchange program in Mexico. More...

Sarah Colson Remembered With Street Renaming

She was a crusader, a mentor and - even while she was lying in her hospital bed fighting cancer, still found ways to help others - that was Sarah Colson. More...

Scholars'Students Inducted Into Honor Society

Sixty-five hardworking Scholars' Academy students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Wednesday, May 30. The seventh and eighth grade students were honored for their scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. More...

Congratulations and Celebration at Trinity Services Luncheon

Tallying in at more than 800 attendees, the June 1 Trinity Luncheon at the elegant Russo's on the Bay was a big success. More...

WISL Honors Outstanding Women At Awards Luncheon

The Women's Industrial Service League Inc. (WISL) honored community members for demonstrating outstanding community service at its annual awards luncheon, held at Antun's, on Saturday, June 2. Elsye E. More...


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