July 6, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Hamer-Campos Farmer's Market

The Hamer-Campos Farmer's Market is open for business as of June 30, 2007. The market will take place every Saturday through Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the PS 42 schoolyard at 430 Beach 66 Street. More...

Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Turns 70

Representatives from MTA Bridges and Tunnels and dozens of invited guests celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge on Tuesday, July 3. More...

Smith And Antenucci Wed

Shanay Smith and Todd Antenucci were married on June 22, 2007, at Ceola Manor in Jefferson Valley, New York. Smith is the daughter of Retha Smith of Far Rockaway, and Antenucci is the son of Nancy Cervone of Poughkeepsie, New York. More...

Gonzalez Graduates

Shamika Gonzalez, of Rockaway Park, graduated from P.S./M.S. 225 on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Prior to her graduation, Gonzalez completed a six-week training course with the Far Rockaway Youth Court and currently serves as a member. More...

Graduates From Suffolk County Community College

James Faulhaber, the son of Liz (nee Sweeney) and Jim Faulhaber, formerly of Rockaway Park, graduated from Suffolk County Community College. More...

Public School 44 Class of 1953

Maija Taurins of Rockaway Beach recently submitted this photograph of the PS 44 graduating class of 1953. Most of these students went on to graduate from Far Rockaway High School in 1957, 50 years ago. More...

Deerfield Area Association Board Members Sworn In

Deerfield Area Association Board Members were recently sworn in by State Assembly Member Michele Titus at their June meeting. More...

PS 114 Students Take Part In Music 'Memories'

Win First Place In Competition

Many of us remember the popular game show "Name That Tune." Now, imagine years later, elementary school students being able to experience a similar game while sitting in the seats of the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York Universit More...

St. John's Day Celebrated By Residents And Friends

St. John's Residence for Boys celebrated its 33rd annual St. John's Day on June 22, 2007. Despite enduring some high winds, which was better than rain, everyone enjoyed the day. More...

Wave Publisher Visits Black Mountain News

Wave Publisher, Susan B. Locke, visits with Jennifer Fitzgerald, (left), general manager/ editor of the Black Mountain News in Black Mountain, North Carolina this week. The local paper has served the communities in the Swannanoa Valley since 1945. More...

Weiner:Prohibit Financial Ties To Saudi Arabia

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Representatives Anthony Weiner, Joseph Crowley, Mike Ferguson and Shelley Berkley, which prohibits the United States from providing any financial aid to Saudi Arabia. More...

Henglein Graduates From MMCL

Donald Henglein graduated on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, from the Mary McDowell Center for Learning, located in Brooklyn, New York, and plans to attend Xaverian High School in the fall. More...

'Security Freeze'Law Stops Thieves Cold

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is working to ensure that New Yorkers are aware of a new state law, enacted less than a year ago, that allows New Yorkers to freeze access to their credit reports to stop thieves from getting credit in More...

Graffiti Mars Beach 116 Street Scene

Some graffiti vandals, apparently fresh from the Bronx judging by their "tags," took to Beach 116 Street earlier this week, plying their trade on both the Sand Bar Restaurant and the newly renovated lifeguard shack. More...

Elevator Industry Recruits Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Elevator Industry will conduct recruitment on July 10 and July 12 for fifty elevator servicer and repairer apprentices. More...

Car Flips, Skids On Rockaway Beach Boulevard

A young driver going westbound on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 98 Street on Monday morning lost control of his car and slightly kissed the bumper of a parked car, causing his car to flip on its side and skid a few feet. More...

101 Precinct Welcomes New Executive Officer

Captain Matthew Hanrahan is the new executive officer at the 101 Precinct. He was introduced to the community during June's Precinct Community Council meeting. More...

Mini-Job Fair Is a Big Success

In an attempt to facilitate the job hunt for local residents, the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) hosted a mini-job fair last Thursday. More...

SJEH To Address Exercise For Diabetics

For people with diabetes, putting together the right exercise regimen isn't always easy. Physical therapist Deepti Arora, PT, of St. More...

SJEH Graduates Internal Medicine Residents

Graduates of the Internal Medicine Residency Program of St. John's Episcopal Hospital were honored on June 19, with a ceremony and dinner at the Imperial Room in Inwood. More...

Rosca Joins Peninsula Hospital Staff

Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, welcomes Mihai Rosca, M.D., who will service the Rockaway and neighboring communities in his capacity as a vascular and endovascular surgeon. More...

'Pit Bull' Is 'Cop Of The Month' In 100 Pct.

Police Officer Brian Driscoll (left) received the 100 Precinct's "Cop of the Month" award for May, 2007 at last week's Community Council meeting. More...

Arverne Library Gets $1.5 Million For Renovations

The Arverne Library has received a $1.5 million allocation for renovations, it was announced last week. More...

Hadassah Heart Luncheon Honors Cohen,Murphy

The annual Hadassah Heart Luncheon was held this year at the Lawrence Country Club last Thursday. The affair was renamed this year in memory of Faye Cohen, longtime activist who chaired the event for the past 40 years and who passed away recently. More...

Information Seminar For Local Seniors

Assemblywoman Titus Presents Check For Van Service

Assemblywoman Michele R. Titus, in collaboration with Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation (OBCDC) and the Edgemere Neighborhood Action Community Team (ENACT) sponsored a Senior Information Seminar on June 29. More...

Ruggiero Feted At Wedding Shower

Bride to be Anne-Marie Ruggiero celebrated her wedding shower at Roma View in Howard Beach last month with her two flower girls, Alexandra, left and Sofia. An August wedding is planned. More...

Zurheide Baptized

Family and friends gathered to witness the baptism of Charles Stephen Zurheide II, on June 24, 2007, at St. Rose of Lima Parish. The ceremony was followed by a reception in the community room at 8600 Shore Front Parkway. More...

Local Graduate Earns GED Degree

Robert Kalisak was one of the 1,010 students who graduated last Monday from citywide O.E.S. (office of educational services) and G.E.D. classes. More...

Far Rockaway High School Scholar Inducted

Jaleesa McCrimmon at Far Rockaway High School was recently inducted into The National Society of High School Scholars. More...

Ocean Village Gets Ready To 'Soap Up'Funds

July 14 Carwash Raises Money For Local Youth

The Ocean Village Tenant Association and its youth will host their first annual Carwash on Saturday, July 14, on Beach 56 Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the apartment complex. More...

Riis Park Kite Festival

Danny Ruscillo, President of the 100 Precinct Community Council, enjoyed a pleasant Saturday at the Riis Park International Kite Festival on June 30, 2007. More...

BCHS Laces Up For Buckley's-Kennedy's 5K Run

Beach Channel High School staff and students laced up and stretched for the annual 5K charity run beginning at Buckley's Restaurant in Brooklyn and ending at Kennedy's Restaurant in Breezy Point. 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...

Summer Opens With Readiness At Beach 116 Street

Because of several recent violent events at Beach 116 Street, there was a visible emergency response team present at the beach last weekend. More...

Fire Forces Evacuation Of Adult Home

Dozens of adult home residents were forced out into the rain and wind on Wednesday night as a fire broke out in a room on the fourth floor of the Surfside Manor Home for Adults at 95-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Worker Falls Three Stories At Beach 26 Street Construction Site

Stop Work Order Issued On Troubled Building

A 31 year-old construction worker fell 25 feet from a troubled building under construction near the boardwalk at Beach 26 Street on Monday afternoon. More...

Father's Day Fishing Trip

William Macleod and his father, Scotte Macleod, celebrated Father's Day with a fishing excursion on the Marilyn Jean II, an excursion boat that launched from Sheepshead Bay's Pier 6. More...

RDRC Fatherhood Program Graduation

Rockaway Revitalization and Development Corporation's (RDRC) Fatherhood class recently celebrated with a graduation ceremony for the enrolled fathers. The next class session will begin July 10, 2007. More...

Camera Installed At Beach 35 Street and Seagirt Boulevard

The Department of Transportation has recently installed a camera on the corner of Beach 35 Street and Beach Channel Drive at the turn onto Seagirt Avenue and Rockaway Freeway. More...

'South Pacific' On Tap From RTC This Weekend

The excitement is mounting at the Post Theatre as the Rockaway Theatre Company prepares for the opening of its second musical production of the season. South Pacific opens tonight, July 6, and will run for three consecutive weekends. More...

Pheffer Supports Queens Museum Bike Tour

At Beach 116 Street and the Boardwalk, Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer greeted the many cyclists and enthusiasts at the beginning of the Queens Museum of Art's bike tour of Robert Moses' impact on the Rockaway Peninsula. More...

SJEH Hosts Annual Dinner

The Community Advisory Board of St. John's Episcopal Hospital recently hosted its Annual Dinner. At the dinner, held in the hospital's teaching center conference room, the guest speaker was Rev. Dr. More...

Shevlin To Begin Beach To Beach Bike Ride On July 14

Rockaway resident and sanitation worker Ed "Shevy" Shevlin of Queens East District 14 will drive his Harley Davidson motorcycle cross country and back starting July 14 from Rockaway Beach, here in New York, to Rockaway Beach, Oregon, in order More...

Rockaway Rotary Helps Young Heart Patient

The Rockaway Rotary recently hosted a young Pakistani boy who underwent lifesaving heart surgery in New York as part of Rotary International's Gift of Life program. More...

YMCA Offers Safe Summer Swimming Tips

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 14 and under. More...


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