November 30, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Arverne Resident Pens New Motivational Book

Andrea Michelle Green calls it "living your privilege" - stepping into a purposeful life that you feel worthy of enjoying. More...

Beachcomber

The news that Dunkin Donuts has taken over two adjacent storefronts on Beach 129 Street generated lots of excitement and some ire. More...

Bronx Councilman Joins Rockaway Lifeguard Fight

The lifeguard crisis in Rockaway is at a point of crisis that it's drawing the attention of one Bronx City Councilman, who is calling for the resignation of two of the program's top officials. More...

Weiner:Review Arms Deal With Saudis

This week, the Department of Defense provided Speaker Nancy Pelosi with an informal notification of its intent to move forward with a proposed $20 billion sale of high technology armaments to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. More...

Clinging to Last Hope For 'Y'Expansion

Ad Hoc Committee Calls For Sit-Down

No one is sure whether Rockaway will ever see the $6 million necessary to make the Arverne YMCA into a facility that activists want to see built in order to serve the entire community. More...

Far Rockaway Holiday Symbols Missing

Hanukkah Menorah And Kwanzaa Kinara Nowhere To Be Found

Hanukkah is fast approaching and Christmas and Kwanzaa aren't far behind. Yet, a Christmas tree may be the only visible sign of the holiday season standing in the middle of the Far Rockaway Shopping District this year. More...

Foundation Provides Break For Caregivers

Caregivers often neglect their own health and well-being when caring for a loved one. More...

Hadassah Youth Luncheon December 5

Cathy Goldsmith and her Hadassah committee recently met to plan Youth Aliyah's Annual Luncheon, which will be held at the Silver Gull Beach Club on Wednesday, December 5, at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will include a meal, music and prizes. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 Robert Roulston, 33, is facing a maximum of 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on January 25 for murdering Police Officer Scott Gadell of the 101 Precinct (Far Rockaway) on June 28, 1986. More...

Milestones

Victoria Marie Singh has Arrived Victoria Marie Singh was born on November 20 at 5:35 p.m. She weighed 4 pounds, 8 and-a-half ounces and measured 18 and three-quarters of an inch. More...

Weekend Service Changes on the A Line

Free shuttle buses will replace the A service between Far Rockaway and Beach 90 Street during the weekend of November 30 to December 3 and December 7 to December 10, from 11 p.m. Fridays to 5 a.m. Monday. More...

State RFP For Dependence Treatment Services

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith has announced that the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) has released a new request for proposals (RFP) for chemical dependence treatment services in New York City. More...

Rockaway Trains Get Less Than Stellar Grades From Commuters

The Metropolitan Transit Authority report card for the subway lines serving the Rockaways is out, and the results are not good. More...

St.Camillus School Gets Involved With Mets And Writing

In October, the Mets had a family game night. St. Camillus School sold the second highest number of tickets and was invited on the field to receive a certificate for participating in the event. More...

Author Visits Public School 114

Author Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer paid a visit to Ms. Caryn Bell's fifth-grade class, at P.S. 114, where they celebrated the Chinese Harvest Moon and Thanksgiving. More...

St. John's Episcopal Hospital's Chrysanthemum Ball a Success

According to Penny Chin, spokesperson for St. John's Episcopal Hospital, the 2007 Chrysanthemum Ball was a success. More than 600 reservations were secured for the event held on Saturday, October 27, 2007, at the Sands at Atlantic Beach. More...

Separation of Church and State Discussion

The Rockaway Catholic-Jewish Council, Dr. Geraldine Chapey, and Renee Freeman announce a discussion of separation of church and state, led by Rabbi Allan Blaine, will be held on Thursday, December 6, at 7 p.m. More...

The Little North Pole

The Mure family extends an invitation to the annual lighting of "The Little North Pole." The event will take place on Saturday, December 8, at 6 p.m., at 144-03 Neponsit Avenue. The rain date is set for Sunday, December 9. More...

Two Arraigned On Weapons Charges In Arverne Altercation

Two Arverne men were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on November 20 on weapons charges, a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown told The Wave on Monday. More...

Blood Drive To Be Held in Far Rockaway

The New York Blood Center will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, December 17, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A truck will be setup outside of 1600 Central Avenue in Far Rockaway. There is a strong need for blood donors in the community. More...

Put a Freeze on Winter

The Youth Councils of the Far Rockaway NAACP and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) are teaming up to keep Rockaway's less fortunate warm during the winter months. More...

101 Precinct Explorers Win Medal In Citywide Competition

Using the techniques they have learned during their weekly meetings, Explorers from the 101 Precinct won a medal in their first ever, citywide competition earlier this month. More...

Assembly Amends Property Advertisement Bill

Thanks to the New York State Assembly, Rockaway homeowners will have someone to call upon for assistance when flyers, menus, and other unwanted advertisements are placed on their property. More...

'A Classical Irish Christmas'

Saint Rose of Lima will host "A Classical Irish Christmas," starring Andy Cooney and his band, on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, located at 154 Beach 84 Street. Ticket donations are $15. More...

City To Fund Smaller Classes,Staff Development

Schools Chancellor Joel I. More...

New York State Police Exam

Major Michael A. Kopy, of the New York State Police, announces that over 4,000 qualified applicants from New York City have signed up for the upcoming New York State Trooper exam. Interested applicants must apply before December 1. More...

Silence This Violence

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800- 799- SAFE (7233); www.loveisrespect.org. Domestic violence is running rampant in our country and now, it is occurring among teens, as I learned at The Vital Link Awards in New York City. More...

Federal Bill Funds Floyd Bennett Restoration

Congressman Anthony Weiner, always a strong supporter for the preservation of Gateway National Recreation Area and Jamaica Bay, has secured some more money for the area to restore the Ryan Center that overlooks Floyd Bennett Field into a first-clas More...

The Diary of Anne Frank Cast Members

Shown here are director, Mario Martone; Becky Neumeier (Margot Frank), Gila Rosen (Anne), Stuart Rappaport (Otto), and Barbara Beck, (Edith). At left: Pictured are sisters, Becky Neumeier and Gila Rosen, who play the roles of Margot and Anne Frank. More...

John J.P.Howley Named Chair-Elect

Rockaway native John J.P. Howley, a partner of Kaye Scholer, LLP and vice chair of the Skidmore College board of trustees, has been named chair-elect. More...

Celebrate The Festival of Lights

Three Rockaway synagogues, Temple Beth El, West End Temple and Congregation Ohab Zedek, are sponsoring the Festival of Lights on Beach 116 Street. More...

PHC Honors Several 'Employees Of the Month'

Peninsula Hospital Center (PHC) and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) single out distinctive individuals each month as their Outstanding Employees. More...

Pheffer: Local Schools Get Big Bucks From 'Contract'

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that Community School District 27 received over $12.6 million to be dedicated in "Contract for Excellence" programs to help students close the achievement gap. More...

Rockaway Beach Blvd in Arverne Opens For Traffic

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer cuts the red ribbon symbolizing the opening of Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Arverne By The Sea. More...

'Wishes In Bloom'Celebrated at P.S. 215

"Wishes In Bloom - Planting the Seeds of Hope, Strength and Joy," a new outreach initiative of the Make- A-Wish Foundation, aims to communicate its mission to diverse neighborhood groups and organizations - to grant the wishes of children with li More...

Simon Hosts Hundreds At El Carib Dinner-Dance

Democratic District Leader Lew Simon held his annual dinner-dance at El Caribe Restaurant in Brooklyn. Pictured, Kyle Bragg, vice president of Local 32BJ, Service Employees International Union, one of the honorees. More...

SJEH Offers Depression Screening,Workshops

Anxiety and depression can happen to anyone at any age and any time, especially around the holiday season, says Penny Chin, a spokesperson for St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. More...

Smith Announces Reopening Of Senior Center

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. More...

Spotlight On... Art

Belle Harbor resident Stephen Yaeger, the current president of the Rockaway Music And Arts Council, is a retired biology teacher of Beach Channel High School, More...

Tri-Level Commission Completes Testimony

To Make Suggestions On Police Misbehavior

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith and elected officials from the city, state, and federal governments today convened the fifth and final Tri-level Task Force hearing on police reform. More...


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