PHC Hosts ‘Reunion’ For Stroke Survivors



On Thursday, September 25, 2008, Peninsula Hospital Center, the region’s NYS Department of Health designated Stroke Center and affiliate of the North Shore/LIJ Health System, and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation hosted a “reunion” Stroke Support Group. The event was very well attended by former Traumatic Brain Injury Unit patients, stroke survivors, their families and their caregivers. Director […]

‘The G-Man’ Gets Published



The work of Gary “The G-Man” Toms, former Wave editor and columnist, is being showcased in the newly released Read Herrings Literary Journal, among some of the world’s best writers. The book features many writing genres, including poetry and short stories. Toms, as a satirist, contributed two chapters. The first offering, entitled No Country for Dumb Movies, is what can […]

100 Pct., TD 23 Honor ‘Cop Of The Month’



101 Auxiliary Mobilizes To Get Guns Off Streets



Auxiliary officers from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway were joined by other auxiliaries from all over the Patrol Borough Queens South (PBQS) command on Friday evening, October 17, as they participated in a Gun Stop – Crime Reduction Initiative Mobilization. With murders, robberies and felonious assaults on the rise in the 101 Precinct this year, auxiliary police officers (APOs) […]

101 Precinct APOs To Hold Disaster Drill



disaster mobilization drills with its auxiliary officers tonight, Friday, October 17, The Wave learned on Wednesday. During the monthly Precinct Community Council meeting, Officer George Torres, the precinct community affairs officer, told residents about the drills. “We’re going to have an auxiliary police mobilization this Friday in front the precinct,” said Torres. “We’re going to simulate an event of a […]

ATTAINing New Horizons In Far Rockaway



The ATTAIN Lab, a high tech, state-of-the-art computer facility located on the uppermost floor at 1526 Central Avenue, is an innovative educational initiative which functions under the aegis of State University of New York, Queens Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). The ATTAIN lab, which shares a building with Miss D’s Playgroup, focuses on mental and educational development and expansion and is […]

Barrett Asks For Help



Captain Thomas Barrett, the commanding officer of the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park is asking the help of the community in keeping down incidents of Halloween vandalism this year. “We need the help of storeowners this year to restrict the sale of eggs and shaving cream,” Barrett said. “We are putting on extra cars for the evening and we will […]

Beach 124 Street Residents Host Yard Sale



Coming Soon To Aqueduct: A Gambling ‘Racino’



Rockaway gamblers will soon be able to put away their traveling shoes and cancel their trips to Atlantic City and Connecticut if Governor David Paterson has his way. On Monday, Paterson chose an upstate developer to build a Las Vegas style video slot machine casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, only 20 minutes from the peninsula. The 330,000-square-foot “racino” […]

Peninsula Hospital Center Honors ‘Gert’ Oltchick



Peninsula Hospital Center, an affiliate of the North Shore – LIJ Health System, is pleased to include Gertrude “Gert” Oltchick as one of its esteemed 2008 honorees. Oltchick first came to the Rockaways from Brooklyn during the 1940s to spend time at her parents’ summer home. In 1951, her family moved across the street into the year-round home where she […]