August 17, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Sanders Out-Guns Air Pistols

National Chain Pulls BB Guns, Ammunition From Shelves

Councilman James Sanders Jr. recently announced that his battle to push a retail giant's local store to pull air pistols, BB guns and ammunition from its shelves has been successful. More...

Plan To Replace 'Structurally Deficient'Bridge

A plan is in the works to replace a structurally deficient and dangerous span used by many motorists from this area, and the U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public's input. More...

Trip And Fall Leads To Cross Bay Boulevard Death

A Brooklyn man was struck and killed when he tripped crossing Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel early Sunday morning, police say. More...

HSBC Plans OK'd By Department Of Buildings

By Brian Magoolaghan

Construction of the new HSBC bank branch in Rockaway Park is expected to begin shortly, now that the city has issued the necessary building permit. More...

Addabbo,Simon Inspect Rockaway's Boardwalk

The Wave joined Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

'Dancing On The Beach'August 24

Want to practice your dance moves or learn a few new ones? The City of New York Parks Department and Queens Recreation is hosting free dance lessons on Friday, August 24 at the hockey rink on Beach 109 Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Don't Blame It All On The DFD's

Rockaway residents tend to blame all of the beach woes- overcrowding, garbage, fights, drinking problems - on the people who are down for the day, those we tenderly call "DFD's. More...

Channel Residents Peek Into The Past

The Broad Channel Historical Society is giving locals a chance to glimpse into the past during their open house at St. Virgilius School on September 2. More...

Local Gets Ticket In Her Own Driveway Where Does She Go To Park Her Car?

It is illegal to park on the beach blocks west of Beach 126 Street at any time and it is illegal to park on most west end streets during summer weekends. So where do people park? In their driveway (if they have one), of course. More...

Smiling at Two Months

One of Rockaway's newest residents, Jace Edward Roldan, was two months old on August 6. His proud parents are Candace Apostolou and Eddie Roldan. More...

Local Student Achieves Dean's List

Congratulations to University of Rochester freshman Guy Mongelli for making the spring 2007 dean's list. Mongelli is an Archbishop Molloy High School graduate who is majoring in chemical engineering. More...

Doo Wop Show Set For North Fork Theatre 9/ 8

Live Nation will present Dick Fox's Fall Doo Wop Extravaganza at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, September 8 at 8 p.m. More...

RTC's 'Steel Magnolias'A Fort Tilden Hit

A Wave Review

Last weekend marked the start of a three-weekend run of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, presented by the Rockaway Theatre Company at the Post Theater in Fort Tilden. More...

Health Department Mosquito Spraying To Take Place

To control mosquitoes, the Heath Department will be applying larvicide by helicopter to marsh and other nonresidential areas in Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. More...

Anti-Gun Activist To Hold 'Symbolic Funeral'

This country has witnessed an act of terrorism in almost every community, and it's not terrorism from abroad, it's the gun violence that silently creeps into our neighborhoods. More...

St.John's Second Annual Ocean Walk

St. John's Episcopal Hospital will be hosting their second annual Ocean Walk on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 2 p.m., with registration taking place at 1:30 p.m. The walk will start at the hospital flagpole, heading toward Beach 40 Street and back. More...

RAA Presents Summer Moons Concert Series

Even as August winds down, the Rockaway Artists Alliance Summer Moons free entertainment series is still going strong. Recently, they hosted Cool Hand Lou and the Downtown Daddy-O's on their sTudio 7 gallery stage. More...

Local Makes It To Comic Book Contest Finals:Vote Now!

One of Rockaway's own residents, Jorge Vega III, is on the fast track to comic book gold. More...

Addabbo Denounces Terror Funding

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Dayton Towers Closes Early Learning Center

Legalities Force Hand In Board's Decision

Residents of Dayton Towers filled the room where the Board of Directors for the Dayton Beach Park #1 Corporation held its meeting this week, to voice displeasure with the board's decision not to renew the lease of the Infinity Early Learning Center More...

Eye Link To 'Revenge Movie'In Mutilation Slay

Investigators Believe 'Hard Candy' May Be Clue

Investigators have come across a possible clue to the mutilation murder that left a Staten Island man dead in a Far Rockaway home and his stepdaughter holed up in a mental institution awaiting charges. More...

Missing 17-Year-Old Arverne Teen

Parents Frantic Over Son's Disappearance

Kris Ramneuth, 17, left his Arverne home on Saturday to meet some friends, and has not been seen since, although his parents believe that he sneaked into the house on Monday, while they were at work. More...

Sucher Named To Binghamton Dean's List

Peter I. Sucher, a Belle Harbor resident, was named to the dean's list of Binghamton University's Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science for the spring 2007 semester. More...

Aviator Prepares For An Amazin'Week

The New York Mets Baseball Academy will set up camp at Aviator Sports and Recreation from August 20 to August 24, just on the heels of the of the state-of-the-art facility's first anniversary. More...

Sanders To Host Town Hall Meeting August 23

Councilman James Sanders Jr. will host a town hall meeting regarding zoning issues and community safety on Thursday, August 23 at 8 p.m. at Congregation Kneseth Israel (The White Shul) located at 728 Empire Avenue in Far Rockaway. More...

Seniors Continue Plea For Return of Psychiatrist

Service Cut At DSSM Harms Elderly: Ombudsman

An ombudsman working at the office of Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum has chided the president of the city's Health and Hospitals Corporation for removing psychiatric services from the DSSM Health Care facility on Beach 102 Street in Rockaway Park. More...

DUI Motorist Makes O'Connor's A Drive-In

A motorist who police say was driving under the influence made the Denis O'Connor Funeral Home on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 92 Street into a drive-in on Friday, August 10. More...

Huntley Visits Children's Festival In Broad Channel

Senator Shirley L. Huntley cools off with the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department during the third of four Children First Festivals, recently held in Broad Channel Park. More...

Sophia Marie Millet Turns Two!

Sophia Marie Millet turned two-years-old on Thursday, August 2. She celebrated her special day with her big sister, Angela, family and close friends at a pool party in her honor. More...

Lee Named To Ithaca's Dean's List

Alyson Lee, daughter of Rockaway Park residents Michael and Denise Le, was named to the dean's list at Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the spring 2007 term. More...

SJEH Acquires 'State-Of-The-Art' Imaging Equipment

St. John's Episcopal Hospital has acquired a state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging device that provides extremely accurate diagnostic images, according to Penny Chin, a spokesperson for the hospital. St. More...

Relieving The Burden Of Childcare

Tens of thousands of low-income families throughout the city are eligible for a tax credit of up to $1,700 for childcare expenses. More...

SJEH Gets Donation from Roslyn Savings Foundation

The Roslyn Savings Foundation recently brought St. John's Episcopal Hospital a check for $30,000. In support of the Hospital's Annual Golf Tournament hosted by St. More...

Meeks Invites Veterans To St.Albans BBQ

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks is inviting veterans and their families to an "Oldies but Goodies Bar-B-Que" on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All veterans and their families from southeast Queens are invited to attend the cook-out. More...

'Sunset In The Park'At Tribute Park Thursday,August 23

Friends of Tribute Park invite residents to "Sunset in the Park" on Thursday, August 23 from 6:30 p.m. to sunset. More...

Meeks Aims At Ending Foreclosures

The stress of a home foreclosing can be financially and emotionally devastating - not only for homeowners, but also for families, neighborhoods, and communities. More...

Corpus Earns Dean's List Honor

Kristine Corpus, a Rockaway Beach resident, was named to the dean's list of Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing for the spring 2007 semester. More...


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