October 5, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Beth Abraham Holds Emergency Preparedness Workshop For Seniors

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Beth Abraham's Adult Day Care Program and Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation presented an emergency preparedness workshop for its clients and guests last week. More...

Cabrera And Pierre Take 'Cop Of The Month'

Police Officers Eric Cabrera (left) and Bryan Pierre (center) were named "Cop of the Month" for July and August, respectively, at the September meeting of the 100 Precinct Community Council. More...

Hellos And A Goodbye At 100 Pct.Council Mtg.

The September 26 meeting of the 100 Precinct Community Council was the site of several introductions and one farewell. The biggest introduction was that of Captain Thomas Barrett, the new commanding officer of the 100 Precinct. More...

Weiner:Energy Cost Aid for Struggling Households

With winter fast approaching, and heating and energy costs rising, Representative Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced recently that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released $13.5 mill More...

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

At the onset of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senator Malcolm A. More...

Center of Hope for Seniors and Home Buyers

Councilman James Sanders Jr. and Margert Community Corporation will meet on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 1 p.m. to announce the allocation of $500,000 to establish a new Senior Citizen and Home Buyer Education Center in Edgemere. More...

'Do Not Call Registry'Due To Expire

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer wants New York residents to be aware that names will begin expiring from the Do Not Call Registry in early 2008. More...

Breezy Point Garden Club Receives Honorable Mention

The club received honorable mention for their "Creative License" design at Hofstra Flower Show on September 29 and 30. Pictured are Breezy Point Garden Club members: Joan Wilmarth, Helen Mele, Maureen McGuire and Kay Devlin. More...

Dylan Joseph Has Arrived!

Dylan Joseph was born on September 21, weighed in at nine pounds, six ounces, and was 21 and one- half inches long. More...

Alyssa Turns Four

Alyssa Nicole Caprio, of Breezy Point, turned four on September 24. She celebrated her birthday with her brothers, Michael and Jonathan; parents, Katie and David; and family and friends. More...

National Adoption Awareness Month

Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, a nonprofit, nonsectarian agency providing adoption and adoption related services, celebrates National Adoption Awareness Month in November. More...

PHC Dental Clinic Hits The Road

Peninsula Hospital Center, utilizing the child-oriented Colgate Van, is bringing its Dental Department to local schools this fall. First on the list was P.S. 105, where children lined up to visit with dentists from PHC's Dental Department. More...

REMA Hosts Successful Street And Walkway Fair

Music played, models showed off the latest fashions and local vendors sold their wares, at the Rockaway East Merchants Association Annual Street and Walkway Fair, held last weekend in Far Rockaway. More...

Local Politicians Take Bush To Task For Veto Of 'SCHIP'

A number of federal and state politicians have spoken out in the wake of President George Bush's veto of the bill reauthorizing the SCHIP program, which provides funds for the health care needs of children. More...

Watch Fall Migration at Rockaway Beach

Join the Urban Park Rangers on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 at 9 a.m. on Beach 95 Street and the boardwalk, as they watch migrating raptors travel south in search of warmer wintering grounds. More...

Announce First Amendment H.S.Essay Contest

The New York Press Association Foundation is sponsoring its second annual First Amendment essay contest, for 11th and 12th-grade high school students in New York State. More...

Public School 215Q Multiplication Winners

Sadney Joseph (front, right) proudly shows off the last two multiplication problems she solved to become the first-place winner of the first PS 215 Multiplication Contest. More...

Beach Channel High School Homecoming

Beach Channel High School celebrated its Homecoming on Saturday, September 29, 2007. The pep rally began at 11 a.m. More...

Smith Calls for Secure Colleges

Senator Malcolm A. Smith called on the State Legislature to act immediately on Senate Democratic recommendations made earlier this year, that would ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff at colleges across New York State. More...

St.Francis de Sales Hosts 'Blessing of the Quilts'

The ABD Quilters of St. Francis de Sales will have their blessing of the quilts on Sunday, October 7. There will be three raffles after the Mass, along with a display of the quilts. More...

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Recruit Apprentices

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local 1, will conduct recruitment from September 28 through February 29 for 60 openings in apprenticeship programs, including: (20) bricklayer, (10) stonemason, (1 More...

Fire Blocks Off Southern End Of Beach 116 Street

Ironworkers Set Rubbish Fire, Officials Say

By Howard Schwach Ironworkers doing a renovation of the former home of Dragon's Den Florists on Beach 116 Street inadvertently started a rubbish fire that brought several fire units and blocked off the southern end of the busy shopping More...

Teamwork Brings Honor For Officers, Civilian

NYPD Transit Officers Brian Maher (center) and Mark Grant (right) and civilian John Messina (second from right), a New York City Transit track inspector, More...

Small Violation Leads To Greater Charges

A Rockaway man found out the hard way last week that it is not a good idea to violate the law in even a small way when you have more to hide. More...

Elevated Subway A Disaster Waiting To Happen

After the fatal bridge collapse in Minneapolis, The Wave ran an editorial about the decaying elevated subway or "El" that runs down the peninsula from Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway to Beach 116 Street in Rockaway Park. More...

Sanders Recruits Men To Solve Community Problems

Men from the black and Latino communities came together last month to discuss problems and try to develop solutions. Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Beth Abraham Adult Day Care Center Hosts Diabetes Management Open House

Beth Abraham's Adult Day Health Care Program recently invited community seniors to an informative Open House highlighting their new Diabetes Management Program. More...

Belle Harbor/Breezy Point Physical Therapy: One-On-One Care With A Licensed Therapist

Belle Harbor Physical Therapy has expanded, with a new office in Breezy Point. Now called Belle Harbor/Breezy Point Physical Therapy, both offices are open for the best in physical therapy care, More...

LAOH Wins New York State

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) Division 25 (Breezy Point and Rockaway), junior division, was honored and placed third in New York State at a convention in Albany. More...

Belford-Torfin Wedding

Suzanne Belford, daughter of Chickie and the late Peter Belford, married Adam Torfin, son of Grant and Patti Torfin of Alexandria, Minnesota, on May 12 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, in Breezy Point. More...

Little Graduates From Basic Training

Army Private William E. Little, a 2002 graduate of Beach Channel High School, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, Pvt. More...

Jolicoeur Receives B.A.From Binghamton

Jean L. Jolicoeur, a Far Rockaway resident, has been awarded a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York. More...

PHC Cancer Registrar Praised By State

Certificate for Completeness and Timeliness of Cancer Reporting Issued

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, announced this week that Channel Grant, CTR, the Hospital Center's Cancer Registrar, has been honored by the State of New York Department of Health. More...

RDRC Hosts Annual Job Fair

The Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) recently hosted its Annual Job Fair at Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, located at 361 Beach 42 Street in Edgemere. More...

Report:Rockaway Leads City In Heart Failure,Diabetes Deaths

According to a new health report from the city's comptroller, Rockaway leads the city in deaths due to heart disease and diabetes, as well as in asthma hospitalizations. That is the finding by Comptroller William C. More...

Rotary Gives $200 To 100 Pct.

Rabbi Melvin May (left), president of the Rockaway Rotary, presented 100 Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo (right) with a check for $200 at the council's September meeting. More...

A-Train Service Changes

There will be a weekend service interruption on the A-train from October 6 - October 29 between 12:01 a.m. Saturdays to 5 a.m. Mondays. More...

CVSR Program Jumps to Broadway

This past summer, Channel View School for Research offered its "Jumpstart" program for the third year in a row to current and incoming ninth-graders. More...

SJEH Nurses Hold Lecture Series

The Nursing Department of St. John's Episcopal Hospital held its 9th Annual Distinguished Nurse Lecture Series on Wednesday, September 26, at the Lawrence Country Club in Nassau County. The lecture, entitled "Focus . . . More...

Rockaway Rotary's Exchange Program

Rabbi Melvin May, President of Rockaway Rotary, announced that as part of an exchange program, the organization will host four young adults and one Rotary leader from the Philippines, in April and May 2008. More...


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