April 27, 2002 RSS feed / Front Page

Court Upholds Jamaica Bay Jet Ski Ban

The Department of the Interior ban on the use of jet skis and similar personal watercraft in the waters around national parks has been upheld by a U.S. District Court judge in Victoria, Texas. More...

Rockaway Man Gets 7 Years In Tenant Leader Slay

A Far Rockaway was sentenced to seven years in prison last week for his part in a wild shootout that resulted in the murder of a tenant patrol leader at the Redfern Houses. More...

Good News – New Warning Signs Bad News – Not Enough Lifeguards

There is good news and bad news for Rockaway in the coming summer season. The good news was to be expected and the bad news is not surprising to anybody who has been around for a while. More...

Community

Americorps To Celebrate Youth Service Day

National Youth Service Day is scheduled for April 26-28. More...

A Baker’s Dozen’ Is Smash Hit The Wave Reviews Local Theater

It was standing room only at the final performance of The Little Globe Theater More...

BCHS To Host Relay For Life

Beach Channel High School in Rockaway Park will hold the Relay For Life on June 8 and June 9. Last year over 600 people attended the Relay For Life in Rockaway and $70,000 was raised, tripling their goal of $20,000. More...

Sports

Addabbo Softball Welcomes Community Assistance

The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center is welcoming the spring by organizing a new softball league. The sport of softball has been absent for many years in the Far Rockaway community. More...

Kidz Squad Picks Up Opening Day Victory

Kidz Playhouse picked up where they left off last year with an Opening Day win against a powerful Caiazzo Plumbing Team, 7-6. Kidz Pitcher Tommy McElhatten who was 2-4 at the plate went 5 strong innings, allowing 6 hits and striking out 8. More...

Patience Is A Virtue In Analyzing NFL Draft

I know the NFL playing season is over. The season ended in wintery February and we are now in full bloom in Spring. (The wacky weather changes messed with my sinuses totally this week.) The middle of April becomes NFL draft time. Mel Kiper Jr. More...

Obits

Obituaries Fannie Caldwell

Fannie Edwards William Caldwell, born in Sumter, South Carolina, was a long time resident of the Rockaway community. She died on April 14, 2002. More...

New State Senate Districts Bring Back The Old

After a long and often contentious process, Governor Pataki has agreed to the new State Senate district lines set by the Republican majority in the Senate, bringing both Malcolm Smith and Ada Smith "home" to districts they have represented More...

FAA: Planes Will Continue To Overfly Rockaway

An unidentified Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) representative has told Rockaway resident Danny Ruscillo that planes will continue to fly over his home on Beach 124 Street. More...

Raging Brush Fire Threatens BC, A-Line

A raging brush fire swept through the marshlands at Gateway National Park on Cross Bay Boulevard Wednesday night, threatening homes in Broad Channel and service on the A Subway line, as well as birds and vegetation at the world-renowned Gateway Bird More...

Town Hall Meeting Saturday To Address School Funding

Community School Board 27, in conjunction with several other Queens school boards, will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The 24th Annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run will be held this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The race starts at the Boardwalk and Beach 116 Street and is comprised of a five-mile course, out and back to the start. There will be some children More...

Chatting With Chapey

The Rockaway Park Chapter of Hadassah will be sponsoring its annual heart luncheon on Tuesday, May 14th at 11:30 AM at the Silver Gull. More...

Dorothy Dunne

It was a super tremendous talented, cultural evening celebrating 25 years of "Live From Lincoln Center" hosted by Beverly Sills and Placido Domingo. More...

Editorial/Opinion

An Act of Desperation

The story of families vacated from 142 Beach 96 Street, appearing in this week More...

Arrogant State Agencies Prey On Rockaway

There is no doubt in anybody More...

Letters

Carnival or Chaos

I was informed by a friend that the NYC Parks Department has approved a permit for the annual carnival on Beach 17th Street. More...

Death Row & Innocents

On Monday, April 9, Ray Krone walked out of Arizona State Prison at Yuma, Arizona. He is the 100 innocent person convicted of murder to walk out of prison since 1976 when the death penalty was re-established in the U.S. More...

Defends Simon

Although I did not attend the meeting at which Lew Simon was accused of "arguing" for fewer Rockaway cops (Wave, April 13th), I can say that the quotes attributed to him in your paper are at odds with his actions. More...


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