August 3, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Beachcomber

Mark your calendar for Sunday night, August 5 at 6 p.m. when Dean Karahalis and the Long Island Pops come to Fort Tilden as part of the RMAC's Sunset Picnic Concert series. More...

'Beach Front Road'Is Open (Sometimes)

Beach Front Road, a new east/west thoroughfare from Beach 73 Street to Beach 67 Street, was quietly opened last Friday morning - sort of. More...

Blake's Body Found Floating Off NJ Shore

Law enforcement sources in both New York and New Jersey have confirmed that a body, found floating four miles from Sea Girt, New Jersey by a fisherman on July 22, is that of noted artist Jeremy Blake, who touched off a massive emergency response wh More...

Robin Shapiro Realty,LLC:

Bringing Former Residents Back Home, Making The Homeowner Dream A Reality

Robin Shapiro wants to make the homeowner dream a reality for those who want to live in Rockaway, including many who have moved away and now want to get back to their Rockaway roots. More...

Councilman Sanders Attacks Rockaway Gangs

Councilman James Sanders, Jr., CLH Security President Mark Claxton, and Lance and Todd Feurtado of the King of Kings Foundation will host a press conference to announce an anti-gang initiative in Rockaway. More...

Man Sentenced In Inwood Shooting Of FR Youth

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Tuesday for a 2006 home invasion in Inwood, Long Island, that left a Far Rockaway youth who was at the home on a sleepover with a bullet in his head. More...

Graybeards Family Run Draws More Than 500,Both Old And Young

The Annual Graybeards Family Run continues to grow in scope each year. This year's event, held last Friday evening at Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, brought out more than 500 runners, More...

Newest O'Keefe Addition

Andrea and Christopher O'Keefe announce their newest addition to the family, Haylie Grace. Haylie was born on July 2, weighing 9 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 22 ½ inches. More...

Lloyd Saunders Celebrates July Birthday

Lloyd Saunders celebrated his birthday on July 28 with family, friends, and his girlfriend, Charisse, a Rockaway resident. More...

Locals Graduate From University Of Albany

Several Rockaway residents recently graduated from the University of Albany at its May 2007 commencement ceremony. More...

NAACPYouth Council Back After 20-Year Absence

After a 20-year absence, the Far Rockaway NAACP branch chapter is reactivating its youth council in order to develop strong leadership qualities in the community's young adults. More...

New Plans For Far Rockaway Shopping Center

More than fifteen months after the owner of the Far Rockaway Shopping Center and a developer announced plans to revitalize the property, The Wave has learned that a new plan for the site is scheduled to come before elected officials and Community B More...

Meeks,Committee,Pass TRIEA

After many months of negotiating with other Members and the insurance industry, Congressman Gregory W. More...

Pennsula Hospital Center Hosts Graduation Ceremony

Peninsula Hospital Center recently hosted its 2006-2007 graduation ceremony for its residents and interns, at a commencement and breakfast held at The Lawrence Country Club. Dr. Gerald Teplitz, D.O. More...

SJEH Upgrades Imaging Services Department

The Imaging Services Department at St. John's Episcopal Hospital has completed the installation of its new Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). More...

Totally Two-bular!

Second 'Surfing-Only' Spot Official

The Department of Parks and Recreation officially designated the city's second "surfing-only" area last Friday morning, with a ceremony on the sand in Arverne. More...

Weiner,Others Condemn Saudi Weapons Sale

A bipartisan group of members of Congress, led by Representatives Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Robert Wexler (D-FL) and Mike Ferguson (R-FL), responded to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's announcement that the U.S. More...

Annual Fair Celebrates Community Spirit

Food, face painting, balloons, education and vendors with information on health were all part of an annual community fair initiated by The Rockaway Inwood Ministerial Coalition and The First Church of God. More...

Bay Marshes Rapidly Disappearing: Study

Almost all of the salt marshes in Jamaica Bay could die off in as little as five years if immediate action isn't taken, according to a new study released Thursday. More...

Bishop Kearney Annual Spirit Awards

Each year, the faculty at Bishop Kearney High School is asked to nominate students who embody the Kearney spirit in a special way. More...

Rockaway Park Man Busted For Burglarizing Neighbor

A Rockaway Park man was arrested on July 24 when he was allegedly caught breaking into a neighbor's home. Police say that Brian Clancy, 27, of 114-64 Rockaway Beach Boulevard was arrested by police from the 100 Precinct at about 6:45 p.m. More...

British Soldiers See Statue,Visit Empire State Building

Members of the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (BLESMA) had the opportunity to see the Statue of Liberty and take in the spectacular view from the Empire State Building's observatory during their recent visit to participate in the annua More...

Gateway On Park Safety

Gateway National Recreation Area will be holding a free seminar on park safety to ensure visitors an enjoyable experience within the national park system. More...

Curb Cut Controversy Grows On Beach 118 Street

Wave's Bag Of Mail Filling With Comment On Parking Situation

Where else but in Rockaway would a poorly executed curb cut has begun a war between neighbors that has exploded into the Bag Of Mail section of The Wave. More...

Family And Music Equals Fun Day At O'Donohue Park

The theme of "Stop the Violence" was conveyed in music and words during last week's annual Family Day in O'Donohue Park on Beach 17 Street. Singers such as True and Kenyona called for an end to violence in the songs they performed. More...

Nicholas Patrylo Turns Two

Nicholas Patrylo of Inwood celebrated his second birthday on July 29 at his home with his family, including brothers Amando, Richard and Michael; parents, John and Doreen; and grandparents, John and Peggy Patrylo of Bayswater. More...

McDonald-Smith Graduates Valedictorian At Scholars'

Xander McDonald-Smith of Rockaway Park recently graduated first in his class as valedictorian from Scholars' Academy Middle School on June 25, 2007. He also received the Audrey Pheffer Award for Outstanding Achievement and Community Service. More...

Former Resident Becomes U.S.Customs Agent

Donald Bocker, a former Roxbury resident who recently moved to upstate New York, graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on July 25, 2007 in Georgia. He will work as a U.S. More...

National Gymnastics Day At Aviator 8/4

Aviator Sports and Recreation will host its inaugural National Gymnastics Day on Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Weiner Tapped To Work On Immigration Reform

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, announced today that he has been tapped by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to join the subcommittee tasked with creating a comprehensive immigration reform package. More...

Diary Of A Transcontinental Motorcycle Ride Continues

Shevlin Nears His Destination - Rockaway, Oregon

Department of Sanitation Worker Ed Shevlin is on his way across America, 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...

Rockaway Man Sentenced In 1996 Murder

A former Rockaway resident who hid out in upstate New York under an assumed name after a 1996 murder in Far Rockaway, was sentenced this week to eight to 16 years in prison, following a guilty plea. More...

State-Of-The-Art Endoscopies At PHC

Peninsula Hospital Center, an affiliate of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, is the only health facility in the entire area to boast the latest, state-of-the-art colonoscopic technology, More...

Two Cars,Truck Involved In RBB Accident

An automobile struck the rear of a work truck and careened into another car on Thursday afternoon at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 41 Street, witnesses say. More...

'Wizard Of Oz'Under The Stars

Families and local residents enjoyed an outdoor movie night, sponsored by the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD), on Saturday, July 21. More...


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