2002-06-08 / Columnists

LOOKING BACKWARD What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago This Week

Ceremonies in Rockaway were marred last weekend by both a drowning and a holdup in which a gun was used to take a man’s automobile. In addition, there was a shooting and a suspicious death.

Seven Rockaway groups will take part in a nuclear disarmament rally in Manhattan next weekend, They will travel to Manhattan by train and then march from Pennsylvania Station to the Central Park rallying point.

Tokens can be used on all lanes of both the Marine Parkway and Cross Bay Bridges, whether those lanes are manned or unmanned, according to a TBTA official.

City Councilman Walter Ward has announced that he is "stunned" by the announcement that the toxic waste placed in the Fountain Avenue Landfill, across Jamaica Bay from Rockaway, will have no effect on those who live around the bay.

A minor fire broke out at the stage area of PS 42 on Wednesday afternoon. Students were quickly evacuated from the building and the school’s custodians brought the fire under control in minutes.

This year’s Memorial Day Parade had lots of marchers. It is a shame that there were few people watching the parade.

Rabbi Charles Chavel, who led Congregation Share Zedek in Edgemere for many years, passed away this week.

Broad Channel’s American Legion Post will host the Queens County convention next weekend. Part of the convention’s activities will be a parade of units from all over Queens on Cross Bay Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.

For the second year in a row, Beach Channel’s baseball team missed making the playoffs by one game. The team had a 7-7 record this season.

Judy Rosier, a senior at Far Rockaway High School, has been admitted to the Northeast Resource Center for Science and Engineering’s summer program.

There were no American flags on the parking meters along Beach 116 Street, as has been the custom each Memorial Day for many years. The merchant’s association reported that the collars on the new parking meters were too large for the flag-holders to be installed. They are looking for larger holders for next year’s celebration.

Doctor David Novak, rabbi for Congregation Darchay Noam in Bayswater, will install Rosalie Brauth as president of the sisterhood next week.

What The Wave Said 30 Years Ago This Week

Hyman Seiden, who has been at Far Rockaway High School for 42 years, 30 of them as an assistant principal, will be given a retirement dinner tomorrow night at the Steak Pub in Valley Stream.

There are lots of concerns that city planners drafting a master plan for the development of Rockaway have no desire to get local input into the process.

Some of those who had opposed a parking lot for the site of the old St. Andrew’s By The Sea Episcopal Church in Belle Harbor are rethinking their position now that a nursing home is slated for the site.

In recent weeks, many people have recalled the beautiful sunsets that could be watched while dining at the Harbor Inn when it was an elite restaurant on a dock in the bay at the foot of Beach 116 Street. That truly was another era.

With the primary election coming up on Tuesday, both the Democrats and Republicans have a leadership fight on their hands.

What The Wave Said 40 Years Ago This Week

Eugene Smith, of the Far Rockaway plumbing firm, Smith Brothers, says that he is contemplating moving the business out of Rockaway and over the city line to Nassau County.

Steven Dalsimer, president of Dalsimer Florists, has recently been elected as the president of the Florists Telegraph Delivery Service. Steven Winkler, who owns a storage facility in Far Rockaway, has been named the president of the National Warehouseman’s Association.

Walter Patterson has taken to making deals with local restaurants, providing free parking for customers at his bayfront parking lot.

Otto Meyer and Edwin Schilling were at The Wave the other day discussing the freight steamers that once ran between Rockaway and Manhattan.

What The Wave Said 50 Years Ago This Week

The first step in building a new trestle across Jamaica Bay will be taken today when a drilling company makes its first borings between Beach 82 and Beach 83 Streets and the bayfront.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carey of Noel Road in Broad Channel, are the parents of a son born last Thursday at Rockaway Beach Hospital.

Captain Bert Goldberg of the 101 Precinct auxiliary police is being credited with saving the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Lou Seiderstein and their children when thieves tied and gagged them as their home was ransacked on Saturday.

Dorothy Christy of Arverne is receiving congratulations on her engagement to Corporal Frances Bennett of Rockaway Park.

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