Bank Robber Threatens To Start Shooting



A man made off with thousands in cash from a local bank last week after he passed a note saying he had a gun – and would use it – if the teller didn’t start handing over the cash, police said. The brazen bank robber struck at the Bank of America branch on the corner of Beach 66 Street and […]

Mosquito Relief Goes Unfunded



Mosquito season is about to begin and it seems Rockaway’s skeeter-infested areas won’t be getting the relief they did last year, because no one has allocated the funds for pesticide spraying. “As of last week it has not been funded,” Jonathan Gaska, Community Board 14 District Manager, told The Wave on Tuesday. “We’re hoping that someone comes up with the […]

St. Virgilius School Gets 3-Week Reprieve



The St. Virgilius School in Broad Channel was granted a three-week extension to meet the quota of students for September that it agreed to in its business plan last year, a spokesperson for the Brooklyn Diocese told The Wave on Wednesday. “We have granted the school an extension until April 28,” Frank DeRosa, a long-time spokesperson for the diocese said. […]

Woman Found Dead On The Beach



Tribute Park Events Set For Saturday



Stained glass artist Patrick Clark will host two events, weather permitting, at Tribute Park on Saturday, April 8. First up is the unveiling of the park’s dome “The Heavens Over Rockaway,” scheduled to begin at noon. The ceremony will feature music, song, poetry and more. Family members of those who died on September 11 are asked to check in at […]

Chamber Hosts ‘Summer Issues’Meeting;Only A Handful Of Business Owners Show



Celebrates Diabetes Awareness Day



Diabetes Awareness Day, March 28, 2006, was recognized at Peninsula Hospital Center by offering free diabetes screening testing in the lobby during the day and by distributing literature urging people to eat properly, exercise and be aware of good healthy life styles. PHC residents were on hand throughout the day to interpret test results and answer questions about diabetes a […]

Names Trainor,Wu As Top Employees



Two employees at the Peninsula Hospital Center recently won the facility’s “Employee of the Month Awards.” First picture: Left to right: Patti Trainor, Physical Therapy Aide, PCECR, March, Employee of the Month accepting her award from Janet Miele-Powers, Sr. V.P. and Administrator, Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. Second picture: Left to right: Guan Wu, Environmental Department, PHC, March, […]

Technology puts New Diagnostic Tools On Line



Narendra Hadpawat, MD, F.A.C.C., Director, Department of Medicine and Cardiology at Peninsula Hospital Center praises the diagnostic capabilities of the Hospital Center’s new technology acquisition, the ultra-premium Acuson Sequoia C512 echocardiography system and the KinetDx solutions network. “This new state-of-the-art system is an incredible diagnostic tool,” says Dr. Hadpawat. “Physicians are provided with maximum diagnostic information, increased exam efficiency and […]

Baxter Entertains Patients