July 20, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Lynfield Honored At Memorial Medical Conference

The Department of Internal medicine of St. John's Episcopal Hospital held the Joshua Lynfield, MD, Memorial Conference on June 22, 2007. The conference was held "To honor Dr. Lynfield's dedication and achievements at St. John's," according to Dr. More...

Beth-El Temple Summer Events

Gospel Fiesta, Fellowship Service

Beth-El Temple Church of God in Christ, located at 1874 Mott Avenue, is celebrating its 26th annual Gospel Fiesta on Saturday, July 21 from 1-6 p.m. More...

Special Events At Riis Park To Commemorate Anniversary

The National Park Service will be hosting several events on July 22, 2007 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Jacob Riis Park. More...

DOH:Protect YourselfAgainst West Nile Disease

A steamy summer is in full swing in New York City, and with it comes mosquitoes. The Health Department today reminded New Yorkers to mosquito-proof their homes and wear mosquito repellent when spending time outdoors. More...

Smith Retires From The NYPD

Officer Pepe Antonio Smith will retire from the NYPD after 20 years of service on July 28, 2007. Smith graduated from the Police Academy in 1987, and after one year on the job was transferred to the 100th Precinct in Rockaway Beach. More...

Kick-Off Of Transcontinental Bike Ride For CF

Shevlin and a friend outside of Jamison's with a sign wishing him good luck on his ride. The Wave will print excerpts from Shevlin's on-line notes as he crosses the nation. More...

Calling All Seniors

Come Out To The Ballgame!

Dr. Geraldine Chapey's Trinity Senior Services is sponsoring a free baseball game for seniors at Shea Stadium on Thursday, August 9. Buses will leave the peninsula between 9 a.m. More...

McDermott And Triscari To Wed In 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Larry McDermott of Rockaway Beach and Ms. Dawn Triscari of New Rochelle announce the engagement of their children, Kelly McDermott and Anthony Triscari. The couple plan to wed in October of 2008. More...

Ryan Allen Whalen Has Arrived!

Ryan Allen Whalen was born on June 30, 2007 and weighed in at 7 pounds 7 ounces. Ryan is the first child of Sondra and Keith Whalen of Roxbury, New York, More...

Kelley Graduates From Naval Academy

Navy Ensign Ryan P. Kelley, son of Kelly A. and Gene M. Kelley of Belle Harbor, recently completed the four-year officer development program at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. More...

Queens DA,Mayor Applaud 'Guns=Prison' Program

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown recently joined with Mayor Bloomberg and the Citizens Crime Commission (CCC) to unveil a new CCCsponsored public service campaign highlighting the new penalties for illegal gun possession in New York. More...

Weiner Calls For Bank's Investigation

In light of recent news reports that Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia used a United States bank account to skim funds off the top of a 20-year, $86-billion British-Saudi Arabia arms deal, Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House More...

Badamo Family Says 'Thank You'To PHC

Hospital Staffers Praised For Heroic Efforts

Peninsula Hospital Center physicians, nurses and staff of the Emergency Department were among many honored for their April 13, 2007 heroic rescue of Ian Terriberry, More...

PHC Welcomes New Class Of Family Practice Residents

Peninsula Hospital Center welcomed its 2007 class of family practice residents - the largest group of primary care physicians recruited in the last several years. More...

Problems With Beach 26 Street Construction

Developer Faults Worker For 25-Foot Fall

The accident earlier this month at a building site in Far Rockaway occurred as workers were removing balconies deemed illegal by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. More...

Repairs To Far Rock Boardwalk Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

New York City's Parks and Recreation Department will soon begin renovations to Far Rockaway's boardwalk between Beach 20 and Beach 23 Streets. More...

Successful Science Fair At Saint Francis

Saint Francis De Sales second through eighth-grade students delved into the worlds of biology and chemistry at the annual science fair, organized by seventh and eighth-grade science teacher Mrs. Ewashko. More...

PS 215 Roundtable Supports Three Local Programs

The Roundtable at PS 215 in Far Rockaway ended the school year with a decision on charities and organizations that should receive the school's financial support. More...

Graduation Celebration At Church of God

The Church of God Christian Academy's 2007 graduating class is proud to pose for the camera. More...

Bishop Graduates With Honors

Will Attend School Of Visual Arts

Nadia Bishop recently graduated with a Regents Honors diploma and a grade point average of 95. She was also the recipient of the Association of Teachers of French award for excellence in French studies. More...

School Gone,Who Are The 1948 Graduates?

Public School 39 in Far Rockaway is long gone now. In the 1970's, the school was demolished to make way for the construction of Intermediate School 53, which still stands on the Nameoke Street site today. More...

Hall Continues To Succeed At St.Lawrence

Marcella I. Hall continues to achieve academic success at St. Lawrence University, earning Dean's List honors for academic achievement for the spring 2007 semester. More...

Surfriders Reach Out To Community

Surfers Look For Way To Give Back To Their Surfing Home

With the peninsula being the home of the only two "surf only" beaches in the city, the New York City chapter of the Surfriders Foundation group is looking for ways to get involved with the Rockaway community. More...

Whistleblower Lifeguard Alleges Retaliation

The chief lifeguard who dared to publicly criticize her bosses and the city's lifeguard system says she's being punished this summer for being a whistle blower. More...

Upcoming Events On The Beach

The Parks Department will hold its 12th annual Sandcastle Contest, sponsored by West End Realty, on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the contest will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. More...

'Wounded Warriors' Triumph Over Physical Challenges

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Diary Of A Transcontinental Motorcycle Ride

Ed Shevlin Rides To Oregon As Fundraiser For CF

Department of Sanitation Worker Ed Shevlin is on his way across American riding his Harley from Rockaway Beach (New York) to Rockaway Beach (Oregon) to raise funds for research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. More...

Fontbonne 'Par-Tees' at Golf and Pool Outing

Alumni, faculty, family and friends of Fontbonne Hall Academy recently spent an afternoon at the Richmond County Country Club for the school's seventh annual Golf and Pool Outing. More...

At The Carwash: Ocean Village Youth Raise Money for Activities

Ocean Village youth wash cars on July 14 to raise money to help pay for activities for young people who live in the complex. At $5 a car, the event brought in $500 for starting up a teen's club, school supplies and a trip to Great Adventure. More...

Cross County Federal Savings Bank

A Friendly Neighborhood Bank For All Your Banking Needs

The Cross County Federal Savings Bank, located at 455 Beach 129 Street and at many other Queens locations, bills itself as the "friendly neighborhood bank" that fills all of Rockaway's banking needs. More...

Exams Guide For City Government Positions Available

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer announces the release of the Exams for Jobs Guide from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. More...

Hundreds Welcome 'Wounded Warriors' At Rockaway Parade

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Klein Defends Class Size Reduction Plans

Wave Reporter Gets Scoop At DOE Press Conference

Facing severe criticism over his plan to spend the money coming to the NYCDOE from the CFE (Campaign for Fiscal Equity) lawsuit, Chancellor Joel Klein has mounted a rigorous defense. More...

Memorial Swim In Honor Of Fallen Firefighter

The annual swim to honor the memory of Firefighter Steve Belson, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. took place on the boardwalk at Beach 92 Street on Saturday. More...

Don Henglein Celebrates 50th Birthday

On July 16, 1997, Don Henglein turned 40 and celebrated at a surprise party in his honor at Pier 92. That would make him how old this Saturday…? More...

Alexa Ann Turns One!

Alexa Ann Cruz celebrated her first birthday on June 25. She is the daughter of Pamela Halpin and Nicholas Cruz of Rockaway Park, the granddaughter of Connie Halpin of Howard Beach and Kathleen Cruz of Rockaway Park, More...

Kaleigh Rose Keller Receives First Holy Communion

Kaleigh Rose Keller, daughter of Michael and Julanne Keller, received her First Holy Communion at St. Camillus Church on May 19. A reception was held at Kennedy's in Breezy Point after the ceremony. More...

PHC Auxiliary Learns About Hospitalist Medicine

Dr. Peter A. Guiney, Director of Peninsula Hospital Center's Family Practice Residency Program, was the special guest speaker at this month's Auxiliary meeting. Dr. More...

Peninsula Hospital Center News

Names Hodelin-Wetzel As Nutrition Manager

Rachel Hodelin-Wetzel was recently recruited to Peninsula Hospital Center and the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) as the new nutrition manager. More...

Honors Outstanding Employees

Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) recently honored their June Employees of the Month. More...

Queens GOP Chair Endorses Deacy And Ulrich

District Leadership Race Rocks The Boat

Jane Deacy and Eric Ulrich, candidates for the Republican District Leadership in the 23rd AD, picked up the endorsement of the Queens County Republican Party Chairman on July 10. More...

RDRC Sets Summer Programs,Activities

On Monday, July 2, Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) announced its summer programs and activities schedule. Earlier that day, the RDRC Beacon Summer Day Camp launched its' summer program at PS/MS 105. More...

Rite-Aid Pharmacy Set For Beach 108 Street Site

The empty lot at the corner of Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard will become a new 15,000 square-foot Rite-Aid Pharmacy, according to a spokesperson for Manhattan's Marin Group, the architect for the project. More...

Kearney Latin Scholars Do 'Bene' on NLA

Congratulations to the Bishop Kearney students who took the National Latin Examination this spring. Ninety-eight of the girls received awards for their outstanding performance on the exam. More...

Fifth-Graders Learn A 'Capital'Lesson

St. Francis de Sales' fifth-grade students recently received some out-of-classroom education in our state's capital. More...

Stella Maris Girls'Basketball Camp

Stella Maris High School hosted a girls' basketball camp from July 5 to July 11. Coach Maureen Gigliello worked hard to provide an atmosphere balanced with teamwork and fun. More...

Area Residents Graduate From Marist

Two locals recently graduated from Marist College at their commencement ceremony on May 19, 2007. Rachel N. Patterson graduated summa cum laude and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/ Public Relations. More...

Hall Continues To Succeed At St.Lawrence

Marcella I. Hall continues to achieve academic success at St. Lawrence University, earning Dean's List honors for academic achievement for the spring 2007 semester. More...

SJEH Names Gupta As New CEO

John Gupta has been named Chief Executive Officer of St. John's Episcopal Hospital, South Shore, it was announced today. Gupta succeeds Luis A. Hernandez, who will continue to oversee the activities of St. More...

Xavier Program Sends Youth To Mexico

Local Students Participate In Habitat For Humanity Trip

Six Breezy Point and Rockaway residents, who are students at Xavier High School in Manhattan, left the comforts of their homes to participate in a weeklong service trip to Tijuana, Mexico with a large contingency of Xavier students. More...

Trial Begins In 2004 Double Homicide

The trial of a Rockaway man who shot three teens, killing two of them in January of 2004 began on Thursday in Queens Supreme Court. Queens D.A. Richard Brown identified the man as Jalah Knight, of Beach 9 Street in Far Rockaway. More...

Local Grads Receive Pheffer's Community Service Awards

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has continued her tradition of honoring graduating students from local public and parochial schools with her "Certificate of Merit for Community Service" awards. More...


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