February 8, 2008 RSS feed / Community

BC Volunteer Fire Department Installation Dance

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department will be celebrating its annual officer installation dance and dinner on February 9, at The Roma View catering hall, located at 160-05 Cross Bay Boulevard. During the ceremony, State Senator Shirley L. More...

Clinton Calls For Comprehensive Readiness Info

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that the revised Fiscal Year 2008 Department of Defense Authorization Act signed into law by the President on Monday includes the measure she introduced to require the Government Accountability Office (G More...

Drilling At A West End Nursing Home

Emergency responders such as the fire department and police department are always running drills to sharpen their skills and to ensure that, should the need arise, there will be no surprises in store. More...

Executive Principals To Be Named For Failing Schools

Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein and Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) President Ernest A. More...

February Is American Heart Month

In honor of American Heart Month, St. John's Episcopal Hospital will offer free screening for high blood pressure and cholesterol as a community service on Thursday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Far Rockaway Woman Robbed In Apartment Elevator

A Far Rockaway woman was robbed of her jewelry two weeks ago inside the elevator of an apartment building she was visiting, allegedly by a man who lives in the same building, police say. More...

From The Artists Studio

'A Little Hope' Can Paint A Big Picture

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718 474-0861; Fax: 718 474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance. More...

It's My Turn

The GHI-HIP Merger: Part I

Edward Skyler is the Deputy Mayor for Operations for New York City, working closely with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. More...

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Sets City's Agenda For Coming Year

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg delivered his seventh annual State of the City address today in Flushing, outlining his plans to expand an already sweeping second term agenda while making the tough spending decisions that an uncertain economy requires. More...

Bret Michaels At North Fork February 23

Live Nation presents rock icon Bret Michaels at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, February 23 at 8 PM. More...

Child Care Business Training Course

The Business Outreach Center Network, in partnership with South Brooklyn Legal Services and Child Development Support Corporation presents a child care business training course information session. More...

Clinton Decries Bush Budget Cuts

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has underscored that President Bush's Fiscal Year 2009 budget is a continuation of his failed and shortsighted policy of ignoring the needs of our most vulnerable, slashing crucial funding for health care, law enforce More...

Gulluscio Announces For Addabbo Seat

Democratic District Leader Frank P. Gulluscio announced his candidacy for the 32nd District City Council seat, the seat that represents much of the west end of Rockaway and Howard Beach. More...

'We're All In This Together'At St.Rose Of Lima

St. Rose of Lima's cheerleaders performed High School Musical's "We're All in This Together," at their talent show. Jack Connelly started the Cheerleading program and Ellen Sautner coached more than 50 cheerleaders this season. More...

Rockaway Native Becomes Crab Guru

Rockaway Beach native, Bert Greenwald, joined the historical Grand Central Oyster Bar, during a three day celebration of the Florida Stone Crab, which began February 6. More...

SJEH Birthing Classes

Expecting parents can prepare for childbirth by taking birthing classes at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. The classes teach parents to-be what to expect with cesarean delivery, pain medications, and the warning signs of preterm labor. More...

Wave Staffers Take In Giant's Manhattan Parade

The Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan is a compelling place for a victory parade. More...

Yeshiva Cited For Illegal Building Conversion

DOB: Darchei Torah Opened Without Meeting Proper Codes

After being open for several months, a school run by Congregation Darchei Torah, on Heyson Road in Far Rockaway, has been issued a vacate order and cited by the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Environmental Control Board (ECB) for illegally c More...

Goldie Maple Open House

The Goldie Maple Academy will be holding an open house on Wednesday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to inform parents about the many programs the school has to offer. More...

Peninsula Hospital To Host Blood Drive

In conjunction with Long Island Blood Services and New York Blood Center, Peninsula Hospital Center will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, February 25 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Specialist Lutrell Completes Basic Combat Training

Army National Guard Specialist Joann Luttrell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Beachcomber

Community School District 27 supposedly has a rule that homework assignments should not exceed 10 minutes per grade. That is, 10 minutes for kindergarten, 20 for first grade, 30 for second, etc. More...

Dramatic Season Finale For Rockaway Theatre Company

Actors, singers, dancers, musicians, artists, technicians and volunteers gathered at El Caribe Country Caterers on Friday, January 25, to celebrate the end of the Rockaway Theatre Company's 10th season of bringing "quality entertainment to the peop More...

Putting The Final Touches On Dunkin'Donuts

Workers put the final touches on the new Dunkin' Donuts shop on Beach 129 Street in Belle Harbor. More...

Scholars'Academy Gets Arts Education Grant

The Center for Arts Education has announced its list of grant recipients for the Parents as Arts Partners Program for 2008. More...

Local Charged With Ripping Off Elderly Victim

A local woman, Shaimoon Raj, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with a series of thefts that netted her more than $20,000 from an 87 year-old victim for whom she was working in Lawrence. More...

Health Care Group Decries President's Budget

Hospitals and health care providers across New York State would lose a staggering $10 billion under the proposed budget released today by President George W. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... Public School 105 students captured two of the six winning positions in Community School District 27 in the 68th annual New York City Fire Prevention Campaign. More...

Weiner: Bush Budget Slams New York City

According to analysis conducted this week by the Offices of Representatives Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler, the budget proposed by President George Bush severely slashes important services from New York City. More...

MovieScope

'There Will Be Blood'- Thicker Than Water

In "There Will Be Blood," actor Daniel Day- Lewis bears a striking resemblance to John Huston in "Chinatown." A coincidence? It's doubtful. More...

Officials Give Praise For 'Congestion Pricing'Plan

The Campaign for New York's Future - a broad citywide coalition comprised of more than 150 civic, labor, community, environmental, public health and business organizations - today praised the independent New York City Traffic Congestion Mitigatio More...

Seaside Basketball Team Shows It Stuff

The Seaside basketball team, at PS/MS 225, is off to a great start. More...

Future City Chess Kings At PS/MS 225

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, 20 students take lessons at the Chess Club at PS/MS 225. The club was started by Principal Matthew Melchiorre in November and the pawn pushers battle it out with each other for one and one-half hours each day. More...

Subprime Crisis A 'Slow Moving Disaster'

More than six years after City Councilman James Sanders predicted its coming, Sanders says, the subprime mortgage crisis has become a near-disaster for many on the Rockaway peninsula. More...

New Health Sites Target Poor, Pregnant

The Health Department today announced the opening of five new sites for the Nurse-Family Partnership, the city's successful home visiting program that aims to reduce poverty and improve health for new mothers and their children. More...

Comptroller:We Might Have Your Money

We've all seen those sweepstakes telling us we may have already won $10,000 or a new car. More...


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