November 9, 2002 RSS feed / Front Page

Fourth Engine Failure In Year Aborts Concorde Flight

Approximately an hour after an Air France Concorde departed John F. Kennedy Airport on Runway 31 Left and flew right over the Rockaway peninsula, the aircraft lost an engine and plunged 10,000 feet before its pilots could regain control. More...

Hazmat Situation Forces Nursing Home Evacuation

A 10,000-gallon oil spill in the basement of Ocean Promenade Nursing Home on Beach 113 Street forced the evacuation of nearly 100 residents last Tuesday. More...

Community

A Wave Exclusive…. ‘I Didn’t Want To Say Goodbye’

Grieving Daughter Reflects on Flight 587
Tragedy And Those She Lost

My name is Yesenia Rivera, and I suffered the tragic loss of my mother on November 12, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in Belle Harbor, New York. More...

Incumbents Sweep Local Elections

Last Tuesday More...

Addabbo Sponsors Food Drive

Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. announced that he will be sponsoring a food drive this holiday season through his two district offices. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Negative Ads Make For Disaffected Voters

We have never seen an election that has turned off more voters than the recent election. Not since the last school board election have we seen fewer voters going to the polls to cast their ballot. More...

The Great Hip-Hop Divide

The murder of hip-hop icon Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) has touched many in the Rockaway community and abroad. More...

Letters

Apology To Redfern

On Monday, October 28, 2002 a meeting was convened at P.S. 104 by the Community School District 27 to examine rezoning of the Rockaway schools. More...

Ex-Resident On Flight 587

Since the anniversary of the plane disaster happened almost a year ago in Belle Harbor, I am enclosing in this letter a copy of a letter I sent to our local paper, The Miami Herald. More...

Please Get Involved

On Saturday, October 26, the Annual Benefit Brunch for Cancer Awareness and Prevention was held at the Pier 92 Restaurant. The Cancer Awareness and Prevention Support Group of Rockaway sponsored the event. More...

Mayor Switches 587 Memorial Service…

Bows To Pressure From Victim Groups

Bowing to pressure from groups vying to represent the relatives of the victims of American Airlines Flight 587, the Mayor More...

Local Launches Rockaway Book

Rockaway resident Kevin Boyle More...

A Wave Exclusive…Death of A Hip-Hop Legend

Close Friend of Jam Master Jay Discusses The Murder And The Industry

On Tuesday, November 5, family, friends, and superstars from the music industry came together to say goodbye to a member of one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rap groups of all time, Run DMC. More...

Two Shootings Mar Halloween

Two shootings approximately 2 and one-half hours apart jolted the hopes of a safe and sane Halloween evening in Far Rockaway. More...

Verizon Keeps RDRC ‘In Check’

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation recently received a donation from the Verizon Company in effort to help support the organization More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Wave has received a number of calls from Rockaway residents inquiring as to where they can buy Kevin Boyle More...

Broad Channel Bits

Well, Election Day came and went. At least we don't have to look at or listen to (sometimes nasty!) campaign ads until election time next year. In addition to the election, November brings two holidays with it and lots of fund-raising activity! More...

Chatting With Chapey

On November 1st, 2nd and 3rd the American Conference on Irish Studies held its annual Mid Atlantic Regional Convention. More...

Sports

Far Rockaway Loses Game and Playoff Berth

Coach Les Sabbah and the assistant coaches stated the message last week at the end of the Far Rockaway win over Long Island City. The message was stated in the week More...

McGuire Foundation Honors Coaching Excellence

The Frank McGuire foundation, in it More...

PSAL Local High School Sports Roundup

Women More...

Obits

Obituaries

Angelo William Arciere

Angelo William "Bill" Arciere was a life long resident of the Inwood community who passed away on November 2, 2002. He was 87. More...


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