2001-06-30 / Columnists

LOOKING BACKWARD What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week Hearings will be held shortly on a Green Bus Line proposal to charge a $1 regular fare for local travel and a $3 express fare to Manhattan

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week
Hearings will be held shortly on a Green Bus Line proposal to charge a $1 regular fare for local travel and a $3 express fare to Manhattan

Patti McCracken and Frank McCabe, both of Rockaway, were recently engaged. They will be married next May 15. Both are dart enthusiasts who play in the Boardwalk Dart League.

Rockawayites have won three of the four seats for officers of Community School Board 27, according to James Conway Sullivan, who was elected as vice president. Irving Schwartz was elected as secretary and Samuel Granirer was elected treasurer.

Marion Polichak, a Bayswater resident, has been chosen as president of the 101 Precinct Community Council.

More than 150 people showed up at a recent meeting of the Gateway Republican Club to welcome Richard Rosenbaum, who is running for Governor in the 1982 election.

Lieutenant Commander Robert Taylor took command of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockaway at a change of command ceremony last week. The facility is made up of seven officers and 154 enlisted personnel.

Joanne Waldstreicher, daughter of Audrey and Elliott Walsstreicher has been awarded the Jonas Salk Scholarship by the New York City Board of Education. A recent graduate of Brooklyn College, she will attend Harvard Medical School in the fall.

Barry Rosen, a recent hostage in Iran, returned to Rockaway this week, where he once taught at JHS 180. He was the guest of honor at the school’s commencement ceremonies last week.

Bernie Blum, president of the Friends of Rockaway, has urged that local residents support the New York State Costal Program.

What The Wave Said 30 Years Ago This Week

Summer traffic barriers were finally delivered to the bus stop outside of Maskin’s last weekend. Workmen in red shirts were observed placing the barriers to guide the beachgoers onto their buses, but the men turned out not to be city workers, but Chet Maskin and one of his workers.

Although the application for a zoning variance has been withdrawn, Bernard Schneider says that the Washington Hotel has no definite plans for the land that once housed a church and now could be a parking lot for his guests on the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 125 Street.

Sunday’s fine weather brought such large crowds to the beach that the municipal parking lot was filled by noon ant thousands of visitors scurried through local streets looking for legal parking.

The city issued so many tickets for illegal parking last weekend that it made quite a dent in the city’s fiscal problems.

Preliminary work has begun to bring a Jerry Lewis Theater to the Surfside Shopping Center. As soon as all of the permits have been received, construction work will begin.

More than 180 pints of blood were collected at Peninsula Hospital Center Sunday in an attempt to establish a Rockaway blood bank. Fifteen community organizations brought in well over 200 volunteers.

What The Wave Said 40 Years Ago This Week

What a difference a week makes. Now that the Regent’s exams are over, teenagers are no longer discussing the tests. Rather, they are walking the boardwalk listening to their favorite music on transistor radios.

We are now at that time of the year when politicians are striving to serve those who can vote in the next election.

Now that construction of the municipal parking facilities in Far Rockaway are under way, the happiest man on the peninsula is Jack Feidler, the president of the Rockaway Merchant’s Association.

Next week is the Fourth of July and we cannot believe that there are so few shopping days between now and Christmas.

Reports from local stores are that the recession is over. People are once again purchasing lots of food and they are not worried about trading stamps.

Has anybody tried to cash their Plaid Stamps lately. There does not seem to be a great demand for them anymore.

What The Wave Said 50 Years Ago This Week

Telephone service in Broad Channel is back to normal after being out of service for more than 30 hours.

The Arverne Men’s Club will discuss how the latest changes to rapid transit in New York City will affect the peninsula.

Eight local boys were sent to camp this week by Draft Board 67. They will all go to basic training.

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Brandes of Rockaway Beach are receiving congratulation on the birth of their daughter last week at Rockaway Beach Hospital.

The Board of Estimate has approved the construction of the Hammels Houses. Construction should begin shortly.

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