June 29, 2007 RSS feed / Community

FRHS Nursing Assistant Program Graduates 36

It was a program that had died and has now been brought back to life. More...

Local Residents Praise Young Actors And Musicians

Local residents Danny and Linda Ruscillo attended a play on Saturday, June 23 at the First Congregational Church on Beach 94 Street entitled "Annie Jr. More...

Aviation Interest Soars In Channel View Students

Interest in aviation among sixth and seventh-graders in the Channel View School for Research "took off" after a recent field trip to Floyd Bennett Field. More...

'Hats Off'To St.Francis de Sales Graduates

Eighth graders are pictured celebrating one last time as students from St. Francis de Sales School, after their graduation ceremony. More...

PS 225 Celebrates Flag Day With Fun Fair

PS/MS 225 in Rockaway Park celebrated Flag Day on June 14 with a schol-wide Fun Fair. The fair included eight prize-winning game stations, face painting, sweet treats and an impressive art exhibit of American flags created by students. More...

After Ten Minutes In Bay, New Boat Owner Calls 911

Dave Marrero was a happy man. There he was, with his wife and two children, sailing out into Jamaica Bay in the boat he had recently purchased, but never before used. More...

Educating Beachgoers About Riptides

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency of the U.S. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Heading Towards Mardi Gras Season

It seems that, along with the beautiful summer days, we are getting enough rain at this usually dry time of year. It seems as if the rain is falling while most of us are indoors, or sleeping, or both. More...

Hidden In Plain Sight - And Dangerous

The center malls that were built on Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 125 Street to Neponsit are undeniably good to look at and perhaps raise property values, as their proponents claimed when they were built, but there are many who see the vegetati More...

Parks Holds Listening Sessions On $40 Million Allocation

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation held two listening sessions this week to give residents of Rockaway a chance to weigh in on how to use $40 million that has been set aside for the peninsula. More...

Brianna Miller Celebrates Holy Communion

Brianna L. Miller recently celebrated her First Holy Communion. She is the daughter of Debbie and Brad Miller of Massapequa, Long Island and the granddaughter of Jean and Matty Conklin and Eileen and Walter Miller of Broad Channel. More...

Robinson Graduates From Christ The King H.S.

John Robinson, a Rockaway resident, graduated from Christ the King Regional High School this past June. For over six years, Robinson played basketball for St. Virgilius/Broad Channel, Christ the King and several other teams. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... More...

Parks Holds Listening Sessions On $40 Million Allocation

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation held two listening sessions this week to give residents of Rockaway a chance to weigh in on how to use $40 million that has been set aside for the peninsula. More...

Who Are They And Where Are They Now?

Howie Rudolph, a former Rockaway resident, contacted the Wave with this interesting blast from the past: a photograph of a Rockaway Little League team circa 1967-1969. More...

Senator Smith Encourages Police Candidates

State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith encourages aspiring police officers to take the first step toward becoming one of "New York's Finest" by signing up for the NYPD Police Entrance Exam scheduled in October. More...

School Scope

Another Year Is Done

As I write this on the morning of the last day of the school year for teachers and students, I have no sense of joy at the days to come. I am not floating two feet above the ground. The chirping birds do not sound louder. More...

Changes Continue To Affect Rockaway In Such Areas As Housing,Roads and Beaches

The city has begun the second phase of its redevelopment of the stores surrounding the Beach 116 Street subway station. Fashion Wave and The Last Stop Café reopened last week. More...

FRHS Class Of '57 Celebrates 50th With Wine,Memories

The Far Rockaway High School Class of 1957 held its 50th reunion at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale, Long Island last Saturday night. Nearly 100 alumni and their spouses showed up for the event, the first reunion held by the class in 25 years. More...

Kids 'N Shape Hosts Its 18th Annual Olympic Games

Kids 'N Shape, an activity, exercise and gymnastic program for children, held its 18th annual Olympics on Monday, June 18. More...

RMAC Hosts Cardone,Fontana At First Concert

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) hosted the first of this summer's Sunset Picnic Concerts at Fort Tilden on Sunday evening. The concert featured the comedy of Jack Fontana and the singing of Jerry Cardone. More...

PS 42 Students Put On Musical For Resorts Residents

Students from Ms. Bailey's third grade class at PS/MS 42 on Beach 66 Street recently performed songs from the popular Disney movie "High School Musical" at the Resorts Nursing Home on Beach 68 Street in Arverne. More...

Public School 47 Has Much To Celebrate In June

The staff, students and parents of PS/MS 47 are very proud of the school's accomplishments this year. Below is a compilation of several achievements and successes that occurred over the past few months: More...

St. John's Hospital Honors Employees For Years Of Service

St. John's Episcopal Hospital honored employees for longevity in service to the hospital on Monday, June 25, 2007. Employees received pins denoting their years of service in increments of five years and up. More...

Greenberg Honored By UHF

Named As 'Distinguished Trustee'

Steven Greenberg was recently honored as one of the United Hospital Fund's 2006 Distinguished Hospital Trustees, at a special luncheon ceremony held at the Waldorf-Astoria. More...

Beachcomber

The city's Department of Transportation has updated the message on two major road closings in Rockaway. More...

Point Breeze Volies Name Smith Honorary Member

State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith was named an honorary member of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, June 24. "I can honestly say that few honors have touched me as much as this one. More...

Oh So Grand At 90!

Charlotte Kulovany celebrated her 90th birthday on June 24 with a fete at Russo's on the Bay for friends and family, including her children Robert Kulovany and Carol Coyle. More...

PS 183 Student Represents Rockaway In Pageant

PS/MS 183Q Astre student Crystal Belle has become a state finalist in the New York 2007 National American Miss Princess Pageant. Belle's goals are to win a trophy, crown, banner, monetary prizes or a Disney trip. More...

Kentouris Named To Dean's List

Thomas G. Kentouris has been named to the York College of Pennsylvania's dean's list for the Spring 2007 semester. To achieve this honor, a student must carry at least 12 academic credits and reach a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. More...

Rain Doesn't Stop RAA Summer Solstice Music Fest

Even the first cloud bursts of summer couldn't keep the show from going on, as the Rockaway Artists Alliance hosted the Summer Solstice Concert event, the first of a summer-long Summer Moons concert series. More...

It's My Turn

As an African-American mother and grandmother, it troubles me that the African-American community is not in a state of outrage against the robberies, drugs, gangs and violence destroying our youth and our communities. More...

Teen Killed Crossing Street In Wildlife Refuge

A 19-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to cross the roadway near the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Station in Broad Channel, police said. More...

Residents Graduate From University of Scranton

Four Belle Harbor and Breezy Point residents graduated from the University of Scranton this past Memorial Day weekend as part of the University's largest post-baccalaureate class. More...

RIBS Golf Outing Set For July 6

The Rockaway Irish Boys' ("RIBS") Fourth Annual Charity Golf Outing will be held on July 6, at Jacob Riis Park Pitch and Putt Golf Course in Rockaway Beach, beginning at 10:30 a.m. More...


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