July 16, 2010 RSS feed / Community

John Casatto’s Airbrushing Expertise

The craft of Arverne’s own John Cassatto is the result of both extraordinary talent and a keen eye, resulting in a type of art with an unconventional twist. More...

RWA Visits Rockaway Taco and Veggie Island

Last week, kids who are enrolled in the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance summer program visited Rockaway Taco and Veggie Island to sample smoothies and learn about organic gardening and the green market. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Weather reports of late have been for scattered showers or rain. A few drops have fallen here and there and that’s all. More...

East End Matters...

Hope Springs For East End, If We Let It

There’s a feeling on the east end that this part of Rockaway never gets its due. Well, there just may be signs that we will become known for more than shootings and violence. More...

Wounded Warriors Parade Draws Hundreds To RBB

On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of Rockaway residents lined Rockaway Beach Boulevard to welcome the Wounded Warriors as they entered the peninsula for the annual Water Sports weekend hosted by the Gra More...

Wounded Vets Enjoy Weekend Of Adaptive Water Sports

Over the entire weekend, the Wounded Warriors were treated to a variety of adaptive water sports, such as Scuba diving, sailing and water skiing at the Breezy Point venue. More...

Track Your Water Bill Online in Real Time

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway have launched a new system for real-time, online water use and bill tracking for homeowners and businesses. More...

SJEH Development Board Installs Officers

On Tuesday, June 29 the Development Board of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital installed its slate of officers at its annual meeting held at the Lawrence Village Country Club in Lawrence, NY. More...

Dayton Tower’s Flowers

Thanks to the many families that hosted the Wounded Warriors. All the events that took place were signs of the heartfelt gratitude from the communities of the Rockaways and Breezy Point. More...

Weiner Marries Longtime Girlfriend Abedin

Representative Anthony Weiner married his girlfriend of two years, Huma Abedin, Saturday, July 10. More...

500 Customers Lose Power Tuesday

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) reported that there was a power outage in select areas of Rockaway Beach and Rockaway Park from Beach 95 Street to approximately Beach 108 Street. More...

Community Celebrates Reopening Of Arverne Library

Nine months and $2.8 million after closing for renovations the Arverne Library reopened last week to rave reviews. “It’s gorgeous,” said Councilman James Sanders Jr. who appropriated $1.5 million – the bulk of the funding. More...

Sets New Family Engagement Director

Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein has announced the appointment of Ojeda Hall as the Department of Education’s new Director for Family Engagement and Advocacy. More...

Commentary On Things Present

Don’t Fall Backwards

You’re in a hole, Jay, stop digging. Reading Jay Walder’s remarks on page one of last week’s Wave, it would be unfair and untrue to say Jay has betrayed Rockaway. More...

Stimulus Money Funds F.R. Greenstreets

A new Greenstreets area now adorns what was once open pavement between Beach 19 and Beach 20 Streets on Seagirt Boulevard. More...

Block Party Fundraiser For Warriors, Special Olympians

On Saturday night, Graybeard official Flip Mullen once again turned the beach block of Beach 134 Street into a party venue, with a few hundred locals enjoying a hot night out to raise funds for both t More...

Beach 131 Street Hosts A Fourth Of July Parade

The beach block of Beach 131 Street, known as “the Block,” held their 20th Annual Fourth of July Rag-Tag Parade. The parade started on Newport Avenue and Beach 131 Street. More...

Ulrich Tours FDNY Training Center on Randall’s Island

Council Member Eric A. Ulrich recently toured the New York City Fire Academy at Randall’s Island to get a firsthand look at the training exercises that prepare firefighters for a wide range of emergencies across the five boroughs. More...

Safe Space Moves To New Jamaica Building

Safe Space moved to its brand new headquarters in a fully renovated building in Jamaica on July 12. More...

Something For Everyone, A Comedy Tonight

Members of the Rockaway Theatre Company are gearing up for this weekend’s opening of their big summer musical production. More...


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