September 21, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Dayton Learning Center Open,But Eviction Stands

Dayton Learning Center, which was served notice earlier this summer to vacate the premises where it is located, will not get a reprieve. The learning center, located at Dayton Towers, is due to close its doors on September 30. More...

Rockaway:'From Playground To Slum'

Local Shares Photos Of Garbage-Strewn Streets

Joan O'Hara is a long-time Rockaway resident who says she remembers when the peninsula was the "playground of New York." Now, she says, despite the building boom, Rockaway's streets have started to resemble a "slum," with garbage and weeds ev More...

Wave Associate Editor Announces His Departure

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for me to announce that I am stepping down from my post at The Wave. The publication of next week's issue will mark the end of my tenure as the associate editor of this newspaper. More...

REMA Host Annual Street Fair

The Rockaway East Merchants Association (REMA) is hosting its annual street fair on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The REMA was established to foster economic growth in the Far Rockaway commercial corridor. More...

Jamaica Bay Eco Watchers Clean Up Around Bay

Members of the Jamaica Bay Eco Watchers Beach Cleanup crew at one of their three cleanup areas on September 15. More...

Mike Duffy Celebrates his 100 Birthday

Mike Duffy celebrated his 100 birthday with a few of his family and friends last week. More...

Jeremiah O'Shea Turns One!

Jeremiah Jack O'Shea celebrated his first birthday on Thursday, September 13. He is the son of proud parents, Rockaway residents, Jerry and Alysa O'Shea. More...

Allen Family Welcomes Casey Peter

Alison and Jack Allen welcomed their new baby brother, Casey Peter Allen to their family on Monday, September 10. Casey Peter weighed 8 lbs, 2 1/2 oz and was 20 inches long. More...

PCECR Hosts Employee Barbecue

The employees at Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation were recently treated to an outdoor barbecue with all the trimmings. More...

Rockaway Walks Celebrates Successful End To Program

For the last three months, Far Rockaway residents have gotten together to walk for a healthier tomorrow, as part of the Rockaway Walks health initiative. More...

St.Edmund Prep High School Opening Mass on September 11

St. Edmund Prep High School held the first Mass of the school year on September 11. The entire school community gathered together to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. More...

Hosts Disability Awareness Mass

St. Gertrude Setting On September 29

St. Gertrude Church invites people with and without disabilities to their fourth annual Disability Awareness Mass. This celebration will be held on Saturday, September 29, at 4 p.m. More...

St.Camillus Students Enjoy Recess

Sister Agnes and the students of St. Camillus School enjoying lunch time recess after their first week of school. More...

Team Rockaway Mermaid Runs for a Cure

On Saturday, September 9, Team Rockaway Mermaid took a bus from Belle Harbor's Yacht Club to Manhattan to walk and run in the Susan Komen "Race for the Cure." Team Captain Betsy Kuhlman remarked that it was her twelfth time in the race and each yea More...

City Stops Work On New Rite-Aid Pharmacy

Work has been halted on the new Rite-Aid Pharmacy facility at Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard because inspectors found that undersized steel girders had been used for the building's skeleton, a spokesperson for the Department of Build More...

'All Hands' Fire At Vacant B.90 St.Church

A church that has been abandoned since it burned last year was further damaged on Sunday, by a raging fire that brought fire department units from all over the peninsula to Beach 90 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

New York City Council To Study School Governance

Question Whether Mayor Should Retain Control Of Schools

The New York City Council today made public the formation of a Council Working Group on Mayoral Control and School Governance, formed in preparation for the upcoming review of mayoral control by the state legislature. More...

Ulrich And Deacy Win Republican Posts,'Upset the Political Apple Cart' in 23rd AD

Two years ago, Ozone Park's Eric Ulrich, after allying himself with Rockaway's Republicans, came up short by just 124 votes in his effort to unseat then-incumbent Republican district leader Ed O'Hare in the 23 Assembly District. More...

Tristan Nevirs Nominated

Tristan Nevirs, a seventh grade student at St. Camillus School, was nominated to represent St. Camillus at the People To People World Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. the week of October 1. More...

Peter Pan And Wendy' Flies To North Fork Theatre 10/13

Live Nation will present the enchanting story of Peter Pan & Wendy. The Yates Musical Theatre will bring their original musical version of "Peter Pan and Wendy" to the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, October 13 at 11 a.m. More...

Local Youngsters Benefit From NAACP School Supply Giveaway

Youth Council Hands Out Nearly $500 In Supplies

Local youngsters found themselves better prepared for the new school year, after the NAACP Far Rockaway Youth Council sponsored a school supply giveaway last week. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Celebrates its Nephrology Nurses

The Marjorie Basser Hemodialysis Center at St. John's Episcopal Hospital celebrated Nephrology Nurses Week, from September 9 to September 15. More...

Hunt Completes Cadet Basic Training

Cadet Gary T. Hunt has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Hunt and other cadets concluded training with a 12-mile road march from Camp Buckner to West Point, on August 13. More...

Oceanview Rehab/Nursing Brings New Health Program To Rockaway

Oceanview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation provider for those who can no longer remain independent in the community, has opened a cardiac and pulmonary short-term program to service the Brooklyn, Queens and Su More...

PHC Names July,August 'Employees Of The Month'

Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) recently honored employees for both July and August. More...

RTC Celebrates Anniversary With 'Rockaway Café '07'

The Rockaway Theatre Company opened its annual musical revue, The Rockaway Caf More...

PS 43,Locals,Clean Up Beach

PS 43 and the local community took to the beach for the American Littoral Society's International Coastal Cleanup last Saturday. More...

St. John's Residence Dedicates 'Commemorative Square'

On Saturday, September 15, friends and supporters of St. John's Residence for Boys gathered at the Boardwalk at Beach 111 Street for the dedication of the Commemorative Square. At the beginning of this year, St. More...

The Feast of St.Mary Star of the Sea

The week of September 8, the Feast of St. Mary Star of the Sea was celebrated on the beach. St. Mary Star of the Sea parish was happy and honored to welcome Bishop Frank Caggiano, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Brooklyn, More...


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