September 14, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Boy Burns SelfWith Mother's Lighter

Asix-year-old Far Rockaway boy suffered serious burns to his chest on Friday, after he accidentally set himself on fire with his mother's cigarette lighter, police say. Loud screams brought Cynthia Holmes into her son's bedroom at about 1:30 a.m. More...

Richards:Cops Should Respect our Youth

Calls Protest Rally To Address Aggressive Policing

The Far Rockaway Youth Council will hold a protest against what Donovan Richards terms "youth targeted police brutality" in Far Rockaway on Saturday, September 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. More...

LIPA Urges Residents Not to Let Guard Down

As the anniversaries of the two most damaging hurricanes to hit the region approaches, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and Keyspan urge residents and businesses to keep an eye on the long-range tropical weather forecasts and continue with hu More...

Weiner:More Bank Branches,But Not For The Poor

Congressman Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, along with Council Member Letitia James (WF- Clinton Hill), released a report on Monday that has found that since the year 2000, the number of bank branches in New Yor More...

Aviation Buffs Drawn To Floyd Bennett Field For Vintage Fly-In

Aviation buffs from all over the region were drawn to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn over the weekend for a Fly-In of vintage aircraft sponsored by Gateway National Park. More...

PHC Rehab Unit Celebrates 'Coney Island Day'

The residents of Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) celebrated the best of summer recently with "Coney Island Day", a very special event planned in their honor by Ellen Eckelmann, the Director of Therapeutic Recreation. More...

Local Receives Dean's List Honors

Mary Caitlyn Cunneen, daughter of Alison and the late John Cunneen of Belle Harbor, has once again made the dean's list at St. John's University College of Professional Studies, where she is a senior. More...

Holmes Graduates From Army Training

Army National Guard Private Latoya J. Holmes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. More...

SJEH Pastoral Education Gets Foreign Students

Rev. Dr. Richard Liew, the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education for Episcopal Health Services, Inc., based at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, is a pioneer in the development of indigenous clinical pastoral education. More...

RMAC Festival Draws Thousands For Art, Fun

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Parks Department Sponsors A Cleanup

On September 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Parks Department and the American Littoral Society will be cleaning up coastal areas and keeping water locations pristine. The cleanup will be located between Beach 59 and Beach 110 Streets. More...

Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Is 'Fund-tastic'

The Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary met on Tuesday, September 4 and welcomed Dr. Robert Katz as their guest speaker. Dr. Katz is Director of Psychology at the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. More...

Sanders To Dish-Out Breakfast And Urge Responsibility

Councilman James Sanders Jr. will host a Men's Breakfast on Saturday, September 22 at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 330 Beach 67 Street in Arverne. The breakfast will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. More...

SJEH Ocean Walk Raises Funds for Women, Children

The Development Board of St. John's Episcopal Hospital held the Second Annual Ocean Walk on Sunday, September 9, 2007. The Walk raised more than $56,000 and $11,000 in kind for the renovation of the Obstetrics Unit at St. More...

Colorful Creatures Fly High At New York City Kite Festival

The sky over the Riis Park beach was full of colorful creatures last weekend, as the New York City Kite Festival once again came to Rockaway. More...

Local Sisters Earn Top Honors At Dance Competition

The 20th annual All-American Championship of Irish Dancing was held in Washington D.C. this past July. More...

Raegan Grace Sullivan Has Arrived!

Raegan Grace Sullivan was born on August 20, 2007 and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Raegan is the daughter of Daria H. (Scholfield) and Thomas M. More...

Tears And Roses As Rockaway Remembers Its Heroes

Dual Tribute Park Ceremonies Highlight September 11 Events

Rockaway remembered those who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center six years ago, last Tuesday at Tribute Park. More...

Teen Busted For Robbery,Attempted Murder

A Far Rockaway teenager, who allegedly put a gun to a man's head and demanded his money, was arrested in Jamaica on Sunday for allegedly shooting the man five times Police say that Daniel Manning, 19, of 440 Beach 54 Street, was arrested shortly a More...

Foreclosures Growing At Alarming Rate:Comptroller

Far Rockaway, Arverne Numbers High

City Comptroller William Thompson says that there is a growing problem throughout the city that seems to be hitting the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula harder than most: home foreclosures. More...

Concrete Blocks Are Being Removed

The commanding officer of the 100 Precinct says most of the hulking concrete blocks that have been outside the precinct stationhouse since shortly after September 11 are being removed. More...

Weiner Wants Statue Of Liberty's Crown Reopened

Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House of Representatives Energy & Commerce and Judiciary Committees, climbed the stairs to the Statue of Liberty's closed crown today and announced that Congressional hearings into reopening Lady Liber More...

PHC Provides Medical Screening At RMAC Festival

Staff members from the Peninsula Hospital Center once again provided several medical screenings for visitors to last weekend's RMAC Fall Festival at Riis Park. Pictured, from left, back row: Ting Kin J. More...

Congressman Meeks Salutes Veterans And Their Families

On Saturday, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks honored the dedication and sacrifices of the Sixth Congressional District veterans and returning soldiers and their families at an "Oldies but Goodies Bar-B-que" at the St. More...

Sautner Accepted Into Leadership Forum

Will Visit Washington, D.C. This September

Hannah Sautner, a student at Region Five Scholars' Academy, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Sautner will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C. More...

William J.Greenberg Graduates from the Army ROTC

William J. Greenberg, the son of Joanne Greenberg of Beach 126 Street in Belle Harbor, graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington. More...

Far Rockaway's Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School Reaches Record

Students and staff of The Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School (PPA) opened its doors for a fourth year, after completing a successful academic school year in Far Rockaway. More...

Swans Swimming,Seagull Staring

Rockaway resident Elizabeth Graham sent The Wave this picture of two swans seen on September 1 off the beach at Beach 123 Street and again on September 5 near Beach 101 Street. More...

PHC Names New Cath Lab Director

Thomas Brando, RN, has been named the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

Renovated Playground A Hit With Kids,Parents

Hammel Playground has reopened to the public with new play units, swings, resurfacing and a spray shower - and with plenty of nice weather remaining for kids and parents to enjoy, before the temperatures turn cold. More...

BCAC: Lawsuit Driving Kids Out Of Business

Costs Of Fighting Suit At $20,000 And Climbing

While officials of the Broad Channel Athletic Club are confident that they will win the lawsuit that the American Legion Post brought against them to claim a piece of land sold to the athletic club by the city, they worry that the cost of fighting More...

Council Speaker Quinn Visits Peninsula Hospital

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (center) visited Peninsula Hospital Center on Wednesday. Quinn had a sit-down with PHC President and CEO Robert V. Levine (left), Chairman of the Board Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E. More...

Grant Program Awards Grass-Roots Organizations

Get Involved, Improve Our Community

Senator Malcolm A. Smith is urging his constituents to take advantage of a new program to help make our neighborhoods better places to live, work and raise a family. More...

From A Kid's Perspective,Any Shark Is HUGE

The "shark mania" that pervaded in Rockaway last weekend - brought on by a sick thresher shark that came to die on our shores - continued, as the Welch family of Far Rockaway found a sand shark in Rockaway Beach More...


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