September 28, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Queens Borough President's Youth Board Extends Application Deadline

The Queens Borough President's Youth Board has extended its deadline for applications to Friday, September 28. Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall is seeking teens ages 14- 19 to become a part of the Queens Borough President's Youth Board. More...

Man Says Teens Are Destroying His Home

Broad Channel homeowner Fred Thomson says some of the teenagers who hang out around 9 Road on Cross Bay Boulevard - a "hot spot" that has a park on the east side and several stores and businesses on the west side - have damaged his More...

Marine Parkway Bridge To Close Weeknights For Repairs

Month-Long Closing to Affect Q35 Service

Beginning September 28, the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic on weeknights to perform necessary steel work, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. More...

Tickets Appear After Signage Goes Missing

The Department of Transportation has acknowledged that a signage issue on the north side of Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 88 and Beach 87 Streets may have caused some motorists to be ticketed unfairly. More...

Parents: TEA Targets Dismissal At Schools

A number of parents in the west end communities of Belle Harbor and Rockaway Park have complained to The Wave that traffic enforcement officers seem to be appearing with regularity at dismissal times at two local schools - PS 114 and St. More...

Damaged Renters Can File For FEMA Help

Renters in Queens and Brooklyn, who suffered losses during the August 8 storms that hit the area hard can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. More...

Andre Anderson Remembered By Family,Friends

As butterflies and bees flew around a flowerbed planted in his memory, family and friends gathered at Shore Front Parkway and Beach 77 Street to remember Andre Anderson, who died after being hit by a SUV there in 2005. More...

Local Anti-Violence Rapper A Hit With New Album

CEO True And The Rhyte Hitters Release 'Stop The War'

While most rappers use the N-word and focus on the violence of the streets, one local man is attempting to go the other way - using rap to urge teens to turn away from violence and get a good education. 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...

Queens Hospital Offers Mammographies To F.R.Residents

With next month designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, representatives of Healthfirst, the American Cancer Society and Queens Hospital got a head start as they dispensed information on the disease at a table in More...

Margert Offers New Home Program

Margert Community Corporation announced, on September 25, a new program to provide homeownership purchase assistance to low- and moderateincome families in Queens. More...

The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel

Announces New Application Season

The Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel (BYFI) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its summer program, which has been in existence for 22 years. More...

Waterfront Alliance Hosts Puppet Show For Local Schools

As the morning unfolded on Tuesday, September 18, the boardwalk was filled with hundreds of smiling faces of children making their way to a puppet show organized by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. More...

Gucci Turns Five

Gucci MacManus celebrated his fifth birthday with family and friends. His party was held at Anna's Place. More...

Happy Birthday Ameira

Ameira turned one year old on Tuesday, September 18. She celebrated her special day on Saturday, September 22, at a party where she had lots of fun. Her mommy and daddy, Tina and Studz, of Rockaway, wish her the best. More...

Binghamton University Congratulates Residents

Harper College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York, awarded degrees to three residents. Valessa St. Pierre, of Far Rockaway, received a B.A. in history; Yekaterina Sulima, of Rockaway Beach, received a B.S. More...

The Rockaway Artists Alliance Presents

Three New Performing Arts Events

The Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) announces three events to take place on and around its indoor stage at the sTudio 7 gallery at Fort Tilden. More...

101 CO Addresses 'State of Precinct'

Gun Arrests Up, But So Are Grand Larceny And Graffiti Rates By Miriam Rosenberg

With the 101 Precinct facing several headlines this year for increases in crime, there is some good news said the precinct's commanding officer, Captain Brian McMahon earlier this week. More...

Rockaway Man Takes Bullets For Friends

Benefit Planned To Help His Recovery

A young man who grew up in Rockaway and headed to the West Coast to join friends from the peninsula in the nightclub business is being called a hero for breaking up a fight and taking three bullets to protect his friends from a gunman. More...

Students To Scientifically Survey The Hudson River

More than 2,000 students, including many from the Rockaway peninsula, will gather at more than 40 sites along the Hudson River - from Brooklyn to Minerva - for this year's "Day in the Life of the River'' event, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Security Cameras For FR Business District

The NYPD recently installed a new security camera at one of the busiest intersections in the Far Rockaway Shopping District, the corner of Mott and Central Avenues near the Far Rockaway Library. More...

Block Association Hosts Block Party

The Hillmeyer Family Block Association held its second annual block party on August 4. The association gives thanks to the community, family and friends for their support. The event was successful and enjoyed by all attendees. More...

Rockaway Youth Testifies In Shooting That Left Him Partially Paralyzed

When a young Rockaway boy went to visit a Nassau County cousin for a sleepover in September of last year, he believed that he was in for a good time. More...

Police Detectives Eye Insider In Church Burglary

Many Had Keys To First Congregational Church House

Police sources say they are looking for somebody who had the key to the church house attached to the First Congregational Church on Beach 94 Street after an overnight burglar took $4,000 worth of electrical equipment belonging to the Peninsula Perf More...

Councilman Sanders to Host Foreclosure Seminar

Councilman James Sanders Jr. will host a Foreclosure Seminar on October 11, 2007, at 7 p.m. More...

'Hot Autumn Night'At North Fork Theatre 10/20

Live Nation proudly presents "Hot Autumn Night," starring Tommy James and The Shondells, on Saturday, October 20 at 7 p.m. The show will feature special guest Micky Dolenz from The Monkees, who will be replacing The Turtles, due to illness. More...

NYC Water Trail Includes New Spot On Jamaica Bay

Officials from the Department of Parks and Recreation joined Assembly Member Michelle Titus and others last weekend, to cut the ribbon on the NYC Water Trail's newest canoe and kayak launch, More...

The Rockaway East Merchants Association 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...

Senator Malcolm Smith Applauds Affordable Housing Fund

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith said the recent allocation of $480,000 in state funding for planned affordable housing units in Far Rockaway, is another important step in the ongoing efforts to provide more housing for working families. More...

Applicants Sought For Y Advisory Panel

Applications are being accepted for the community advisory board that will play an important role in shaping the programming offered by the future YMCAat Arverne By The Sea. More...

SJEH To Honor Four Doctors At Annual Ball

The Development Board of St. John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore will present the Humanitarian Award to four distinguished physicians at the 2007 Chrysanthemum Ball that will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2007, at The Sands in Atlantic Beach. 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...

Cross Bay Bridge Undergoing Rehabilitation

The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge enters its newest stage of rehabilitation on October 8, with the closure of a northbound lane. More...

Annmarie Acosta Graduates with Honors

Annmarie Acosta, a Rockaway resident, earned a master's degree in Traditional Irish Music at the University of Limerick and graduated, with first-class honors, on August 28. More...

Hogan Wins Four Awards At Ceremonies

Far Rockaway teen and IS 53 senior, Whitney Hogan, wins four awards, including the Most Outstanding Newcomer Award, at the Positive Directions Basketball Awards Ceremony held at Antun's in Queens Village on Thursday, More...

Sanders Gets Engines Roaring

Councilman James Sanders poses a question to the Rockaway community: "What should be done with the vacant firehouse on Beach 59 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard?" A meeting to determine the fate of the vacant firehouse will be held on Wednesday More...


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