August 10, 2007 RSS feed / Community

FDNY Rescue After Fumes Fell Young Boaters

Nine people on a pleasure boat near the Marine Parkway Bridge had to be rescued on Saturday, after the engine spewed out enough carbon monoxide to cause two children to become unconscious and the majority of the others to become sick. More...

'Function At The Junction'Draws Hundreds To Bayswater Park

Seven years ago, a group of Far Rockaway residents thought that it would be fun to get together with their friends who had left Rockaway for other cities, other states. More...

Queens Schoolyards And Playgrounds Will Be Going 'Green'

Queens schoolyards and playgrounds in need of repair will be getting revamped, as part of Mayor Bloomberg's $1.2 billion initiative, PlaNYC, to make New York City greener and more sustainable. More...

What The Rockaway Bayfront Could Be

Local resident Joe Hartigan sent over pictures to The Wave to remind our readership of the possibilities that await the Rockaway bayfront, pictured above. Below is a recent photo of a bayfront promenade in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. More...

Sanders Announces New Initiative to Combat Gangs,Drugs

At the place he calls "ground zero" in the war on gangs, Councilman James Sanders Jr. announced a new initiative to combat gangs in the Rockaways. 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...

"Happy Feet"Brings Smiles At Outdoor Showing

The chance to watch a story about a tap-dancing penguin brought out a large crowd to O'Donohue Park last Sunday, as the city's Parks and Recreation Department sponsored a free showing of the Academy Award-winning movie "Happy Feet. More...

Business Spotlight

Curran's Superior Meats: Customers Expect The Best, And They Should

Curran's Superior Meats, located at 417 Beach 129 Street, in the heart of the Belle Harbor shopping area, has a driving commitment to its customers. More...

Milestones

Five Generations Make One Nice Photo

Former Broad Channel resident Gertrude Connolly, who turns 90-years-old this October, celebrated a little early with several generations of her family. She is pictured holding the fifth generation, great-great-grandson Anthony Jr. More...

PHC Awards Employees For Longevity

Peninsula Hospital Center, an affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, recently recognized and honored many of its dedicated employees for their years of service to the Hospital Center at its annual Years of Service Celebration. More...

RMAC Hosts Large Crowd At Fort Tilden For LI Pops

On Sunday, August 5, the Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) hosted the Long Island Pops orchestra, conducted by Dean Karahalis, at Fort Tilden as part of its Sunset Picnic Concert series. More...

St.Gertrude's In Flux After Priest's Death

No Regular Priest, But Services Will Continue

Following the death of the only priest at St. Gertrude The Great, the Diocese of Brooklyn has appointed Father James Cunningham of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church as the new administrator for the churches. More...

Another Vehicle Accident On Cross Bay Boulevard

A transport van stopped for a red light on the southbound side of Cross Bay Boulevard near the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge was rear-ended on Monday night by an Audi that eyewitnesses said was traveling at a high rate of speed. More...

EDC: Jean Warehouse A Dead Deal

Promise Of 100 Permanent Jobs Lost To Rockaway

What was supposed to be a boon to the Rockaway economy has turned out to be a bust. A manufacturing assembly and distribution center that was to bring approximately 80 construction jobs and 100 permanent entry-level jobs to the community is dead. More...

101 Pct.Pulls Out All the Stops For 'National Night Out'

Police Officer Gregory Lomangino acted as DJ for the 101 Precinct's "National Night Out Against Crime" event, which took place next to the precinct house on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway this past Tuesday. More...

Grand Larceny And Falsification Not Brought To Court For Broad Channel Man

The Broad Channel man, who was charged in January with third-degree grand larceny and falsifying business records to allegedly collect thousands of dollars in worker's compensation, now has an almost-clean slate. More...

DOH Urges Parents To Take Care ofVaccinations

The New York City Health Department is reminding parents that all children must receive certain vaccinations before they begin or return to school or day care this fall. More...

Weiner Renews Clemency Request

For the tenth consecutive year, Representative Anthony Weiner renewed his clemency request for a former U.S. Naval Civilian Analyst, who is serving a life sentence for espionage. More...

Survey: Sun-Safe Behavior Lacking On Beach

A recent survey showed that 40 percent of people never wear sunscreen, and those who do wear sunscreen are not re-applying frequently enough. More...

NNOAC Draws Hundreds To Beach Channel High School

For the first time, the National Night Out Against Crime festivities for the 100 Precinct and Transit District 23 were held at Beach Channel High School rather than at the defunct Beach Club. More...

Kids Show Off Artistic Skills At Sandcastle Contest

Children from the Rockaway area showed off their artistic talents at this year's Sandcastle Contest, held by the shore on Beach 118 Street. More...

Blood Drive Successful at SJEH

The blood drive at St. John's Episcopal Hospital held on Thursday, August 2, 2007, successfully collected a record number of units of blood for a St. John's drive for Long Island Blood Services. More...

PHC's Levine Speaks To Neponsit Homeowners

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, was the guest speaker at the July meeting of the Neponsit Property Owners' Association. More...

SJEH Upgrades Wound Healing Capabilities

St. John's Episcopal Hospital has expanded and renovated its Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. More...

Rangers Teach Children About Plovers And Sea Creatures

Children paint seashells and learn about creatures of the sea during Plover Day 2007, which took place on the boardwalk on Beach 59 Street on Sunday, August 5. More...

Smith Applauds Airline Passenger Bill Of Rights

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith recently praised Governor Eliot Spitzer for signing a bill that protects the rights of passengers on delayed flights. The Airline Passenger Bill of Rights requires that all airlines operating out of John F. More...

Ocean Bay Prepares To 'Soap-Up'Funds

Make your dirty cars sparkle this Saturday at the first Ocean Bay Tenant Association and Youth car wash. Five dollars will not only get you a clean car; every donation will help finance school supplies and activities for Ocean Bay children. More...

Channel View Students Return From Egypt

Three Channel View students had the opportunity to "walk like an Egyptian" in the land of pharaohs and pyramids this summer. More...


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