August 24, 2007 RSS feed / Community

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The city council plans to get even more intrusive into our personal lives. We agree that smoking is bad for a person's health and that smoking with kids around is even worse, More...

Cuomo Initiates Audit Of Home Care Providers

In an effort to rein in fraud in New York's home health care industry, Attorney General Andrew M. More...

Dead Body Found Inside 'Dog House'

Emergency workers were led last Friday morning to a plywood dog house in a remote and overgrown area on Beach 21 Street and Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway, where the body of a Hispanic male was discovered. More...

Do You Recognize Anyone In This Photo?

Local resident Constant Denni brought in this photo from the May 4, 1952 confirmation ceremony at First Congregational Church at Beach 94 Street. More...

Fatality Caused By Distracted Driver,Cops Say

A distracted driver - not a trip and fall - was cited as the cause of a recent Broad Channel accident in which a retired firefighter was struck and killed on Cross Bay Boulevard, The Wave has learned. More...

Relief For Concerned Caregivers

Providing relief for those caring for the sick or elderly in their families, the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is launching a service to provide free homecare on a temporary basis for New York City residents. More...

Kenny Vance And The Planotones Wow At RMAC Concert

Although it rained on Sunday, August 19, the last show of the Rockaway Music and Arts Council's 2007 Sunset Picnic Concert Series, Kenny Vance and the Planotones, was presented with the gracious help of the Rockaway Theatre Company. More...

Hadassah Meeting To Be Held August 28

The Rockaway Park Hadassah will be holding a meeting addressing the subject of 'The Many Faces of Abuse," on Tuesday, August 28, at 1 p.m. at Congregation Ohab Zedek, 134-01 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Ready To Serve

Army Private Elena Pagan, sister of Broad Channel resident Lorelain Leon, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. More...

Welcome, Julianna Rose Cassino

Julianna Rose was born on April 7, 2007, weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. She is the first child of James and Gina Cassino of Brooklyn. Grandparents are James and Linda Cassino of Belle Harbor, and John and Bertha Neri of Brooklyn. More...

New NYPD Transit Commander Outlines Challenges Ahead

Transit District 23 is enormous. It covers three police precincts - the 100 and 101 in Rockaway and the 106 in Howard Beach. More...

Queens County Legionnaires Attend Convention

A delegation from the American Legion Queens County Committee participated in the annual Department of New York Convention to elect new department officers and to vote on other issues concerning the American Legion. More...

Rockaway Rotary Hosts Food Drive

The Rockaway Rotary Club held a food drive in front of Deidre Maeve's Supermarket in Breezy Point on Saturday, August 18. The Rotarians and several volunteers spent the day collecting for local food pantries. More...

Senator Smith Applauds Transportation Grant

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith is praising the recent decision made by the U.S. Department of Transportation to award $354 million to New York City to help fight the city's traffic congestion problem. More...

Stroke, Osteoporosis Screening September

Residents living in and around the Rockaways can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. On September 20, Life Line Screening Radiology will be at the Knights of Columbus, located at 333 Beach 90 Street. More...

Third Annual African-American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks would like to invite his constituents to the third annual African-American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit, to be held on September 27 and 28, 2007, in Washington, D.C. More...

Walk,Don't Walk? Sign Obscures Signal

Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive, by the Duane Reade parking lot, has seen its share of accidents. This haphazardly relocated sign doesn't help matters, as it covers half the pedestrian signal. At least we know the way to Riis Park. More...

Work Begins At RDRC's Future Headquarters

On a warm Monday morning in mid- July, the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) quietly began work on its future headquarters, located at 21-17 Mott Avenue. More...

Project NEIGHBOR H.E.L.P.August 24

Project NEIGHBOR H.E.L.P., sponsored by the Far Rockaway Weed and Seed program, has begun a crusade in the housing developments of the Rockaways. Their next event is scheduled for Friday, August 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ocean Bay Houses. More...

McCluskey Receives Klein Scholarship

Maureen Lorraine McCluskey of Belle Harbor, a first-year student at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, has been named a Klein Scholar. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Rain has been falling on us a lot this month; it seems to have been more than an average amount of rainfall. Of course, this past week was the effect of severe weather elsewhere. Fortunately for us, we only had to deal with a few raindrops. More...

'Dark Angel'Charged In Father's Slaying

The woman who checked into a psychiatric center after she allegedly handcuffed and suffocated her father then sexually mutilated his body inside her Arverne apartment was charged last week with murder. More...

Police Seek Bat Owner For Questioning

Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding a group of three or four young men who were playing with a small baseball bat with a black bandanna tied around it about an hour before a fatal shooting July 19 on Beach 38 Street. More...

Extended Route For QM16 Bus Announced

As a result of requests from commuters, the MTABus Company will be extending the route of the QM16 express bus from Rockaway Park to midtown Manhattan. More...

Garvey-Tubman Music Series Arrives

Councilman James Sanders Jr. will host the first-ever, Garvey- Tubman music series, with a September 7 show slated to take place at O'Donohue Park. The concert series honors freedom fighters and American heroes, Marcus Garvey and Harriet Tubman. More...

Three Far Rockaway Providers Join Fidelis Care Network

Fidelis Care, a non-profit health plan serving more than 270,000 members in 37 counties across New York State, is pleased to welcome three Far Rockaway providers to its expanding network. More...

The O'Jays Rescheduled For October 5

Due to unforeseen transportation and weather conditions, Eddie Levert of The O'Jays was forced to postpone their performance at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Friday, August 17. More...

Senator Malcolm Smith Honors Scholars

The Senator Malcolm A. Smith Community Scholarship Award was recently presented to the 2007 recipients by the Senator himself. More...

Surf's Up! Michael Benn Celebrates 2nd Birthday

Michael Joseph Benn turned two-yearsold on Tuesday, August 14. Family and friends gathered together to celebrate Michael's birthday on Saturday, August 25 at a surfer-themed beach party in Michael's backyard. More...

Arverne Big To Weigh Congestion Pricing

One of the major players in the Arverne By The Sea project - and Rockaway's future - was hand-picked to serve on the panel that will review Mayor Bloomberg's controversial congestion pricing proposal. More...

PAL Seeks To Pull Out As Weed & Seed's Fiscal Agent

Asks Permission From D.C. To Transition To RDRC

Far Rockaway's Weed and Seed site has been struggling with the fact that it could lose its entire grant for this year - $200,000 - if the Police Athletic League resigns from the position of fiscal agent, as they have said they would do this past More...

Police Investigate Shootings At Redfern Houses

Police are investigating two shooting incidents last week at the Redfern Houses. In one incident, a man was shot in the leg, and in another, stray gunfire damaged an apartment occupied by a woman and her three young children. More...

Relief For Concerned Caregivers

Providing relief for those caring for the sick or elderly in their families, the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is launching a service to provide free homecare on a temporary basis for New York City residents. More...

Rotary Seeks 'Group Study'Applicants

The Rockaway Rotary is looking for young professionals interested in a free, month-long trip next year to the Philippine capital of Manila. More...

Expecting? Get Prepared With Childbirth Classes

If you are expecting, childbirth classes may help you get ready. Taught by certified, prepared childbirth educators, the classes will be held in three sessions on Wednesday September 5, 12, and 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. More...

St.John's Episcopal Hospital Thanks Volunteers

St. John's Episcopal Hospital thanked its Summer Youth Employment Program participants and other youth volunteers with a farewell party on Friday, August 17, 2007. More...

Vandals Strike Arverne By The Sea During Daylight

Brazen vandals defaced property, such as this mailbox on Beach 74 Street, at Arverne By The Sea on Saturday, August 18, prompting at least one resident to call for increased vigilance among residents. More...

Weiner Calls For Sensors To Monitor Bridges

At a press conference held at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, government officials announced plans calling for the installation of new fiber optic stress-detection technology on bridges, allowing for year-round inspection. U.S. More...


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