2001-10-27 / Columnists

LOOKING BACKWARD What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

Police in the 100 Precinct are again warning motorists, "Mugger’s Alley is active again." Motorists who use either Beach Channel Drive or the Freeway between Beach 25 Street and Beach 73 Street are reminded to keep their windows up to within two inches of the top and to keep their doors locked at all times.

District Attorney John Santucci will speak this week at a meeting of the Regular Democratic Club, according to an announcement by district leader Sy Sheldon.

Three young boys who were hit by an out of control car last weekend ended up in the hospital with broken bones and lacerations.

Police precincts at both ends of the peninsula have prepared special units to address the problem of theft from taxi drivers. Police officers will be posing as drivers, driving livery cabs as part of the attempt to cut down on taxi crime. This comes after a cabby was shot five times in Rockaway last week.

Congressman James Scheuer has announced his opposition to a plan to place homeless shelters in Floyd Bennett Field.

Marion Polichak was installed this week as the president of the 101 Precinct Community Council. She was installed by long-time Rockaway politician, Ada Zakin.

The Reverend Robert Lawsine will be ordained this week at the new priest at St. Gertrude’s Church in Edgemere. The ordination will be celebrated by Bishop Frances Mugavero, the head of the Brooklyn Diocese.

Lillian Klein will be installed for a two-year term as president of the May Hartman Friendship Center of the Gustave Hartman YMHA this week.

Led by their new Rabbi, David Novak, members of the Bayswater Jewish Center went Succa Hopping after services on the first morning of Succoth.

Fireman Stephen Rosendale, a firefighter in the Holland Avenue Station in Rockaway, was presented with an award by the Hewlett Fire Department for a rescue he made while off duty.

What The Wave Said 30 Years Ago This Week

More than a few landmarks in the Arverne Urban Renewal Area disappeared from the local scene last week. Remember the old Arverne Post Office on Gaston Avenue, Brier Brother’s Garage and Lou’s Grocery? All wiped out by the bulldozers.

Louis Bach of Belle Harbor, who opened Benjamin Cardozo JHS as its first principal, is to be given a dinner on November 10 in recognition of his service to the community.

Rabbi Meir Kahane’s quiet, controversial tone, rather than a show of emotion, changed a number of minds about him and his message at a Rotary Club meeting here last week.

There was a big time in the American Legion Hall last Tuesday evening, when the Arverne Civic Council held its annual awards night.

Henry Waichatis, the chair of the local community board, recently attended a conference in the office of Governor Rockefeller. He reminded the governor that the community was in favor of single family homes.

The Far Rockaway High School Seahorses kept up their winning ways with a win over Bayside.

District Attorney Tom Mackell leads the ballot in next Tuesday’s election.

What The Wave Said 40 Years Ago This Week

Captain John Mink of the 100 Precinct has let it be known that the law must be enforced to the letter, that there is no such thing as a ticket quota.

Rockaway Park merchants hope that there is something in the word that construction will start very soon on the Seaside Title I Housing project. They miss all of the families who have moved out of Seaside.

Latest reports are that there are 27 residents at the Neponsit Home for the Aged. Such facilities tend to fill up more slowly when there is a charge for the residents than when it is free.

Quite of few summer bungalows in Rockaway Point are being moved from the ocean to the bay side of the community as owners get ready for the large apartment buildings that are scheduled to be built in the community.

One of the last natural sand dunes left on peninsula beaches was leveled last week to make way for O’Donohue Park.

What The Wave Said 50 Years Ago This Week

The Long Island Railroad is willing to sell the Rockaway Beach Division to the city for the agreed-upon $8.5 million price. Bankruptcy Court Judge Harold Kennedy, however, is holding up the sale because that price is much below the assessed value of $11.7 million. The issue will have to be solved through legislation.

The Tasty Shoppe at Beach 90 Street and the Boulevard is now under the operation of Max and Juliet Jurmark of Beach 119 Street. The couple has leased the ice cream parlor and luncheonette from Joe and Edith Cohen.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mayer of Beach 66 Street will leave next week for Miami, where they will spend the winter.

Corporal John Quadrozzi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Quadrozzi of Beach 83 Street, has recently graduated from the Army school at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Mr. and Mrs. Sol Reiver of Bayswater recently celebrated the anniversary of their wedding.

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