2003-04-19 / Columnists

Looking Backward

Looking Backward What The Wave Said 20

What The Wave Said 20

Years Ago...

Transit Police Detectives Richard Farnsworth and Andrew Moschetto, a.k.a. Hagar and the Hawk, are leading a search for a 20-year-old Broad Channel man who fled following his indictment for armed robbery. The crime fighting duo say the suspect is considered dangerous.

To help the residents of Rockaway remember that they have been reading The Wave since May 28, 1893, the paper will mark its 90th anniversary by publishing "A History of the Rockaways to 1917." Advertisers interested in space were told to contact The Wave's office, which was then located at 92-05 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

Far Rockaway High School was selected as the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. The prize is awarded to recognize academic improvement during the past decade.

The Surfside Cinema, at 103-22 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, is showing 48 HRS., Gandhi, and The Black Stallion Returns.

Margaret Hogan, a resident of the Park Nursing Home on Beach 115 Street, is preparing for her 100th birthday. The big date is April 27. Hogan says she is expecting a package from President Reagan on the day she hits triple digits.

An advertisement for Fame Beauty Salon, then located in the Waldbaums shopping center, boasts that Cora has joined their staff. (Cora has remained in the Rockaways; today she works at The Ultimate Headquarters, formerly Shear Headquarters and ABO Headquarters, on Beach 116.)

Mitchell Gamerov of Grade 3 in the Yeshiva of Belle Harbor has won third prize in the city for a fire prevention essay. He was presented with a trophy at the 63rd annual Fire Prevention Assembly, by the fire commissioner.

Prostitution is allegedly flourishing in two Far Rockaway trailers. District Attorney John. J. Stntucci and Councilman Walter Ward agree that a coordinated effort between the DA's office, the New York City Police Department, and other city agencies is needed to investigate.

Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park is congratulated by Governor Mario Cuomo on their 62nd "birthday anniversary." The temple is the largest Conservative congregation in Rockaway, and one of the oldest in the City of New York.

Catholic Charities is creating a stir in the Rockaways. Their proposal to create a nursing home in an existing building on Beach 65 Street has sparked much debate between the community and representatives.

30 Years Ago...

Peninsula Hospital Center's decision to phase out its obstetrical unit led to a protest by angry young mothers this week.

Congregation Shaare Zedek of Edgemere will soon dedicate the cornerstone of their new synagogue.

Beach Channel High School Principal Robert Rappaport hopes the city will install a traffic signal at Beach 101 Street and Beach Channel Drive.

The Wave is publishing special segments highlighting the "Rockaway Plan" which proposes to redesign the waterfront in Arverne and Edgemere.

Louis M. Bornstein will be remembered as Rotary's first president with a tree planting at Queens Botanical Gardens.

40 Years Ago...

Local florists say this Easter season was one of the best ever, because so many ladies wore beautiful corsages on Easter Sunday.

City officials are being constantly reminded that Rockaway Beach is still without its own library building.

Battalion Chief Ed Robinson was on duty for the four-alarm fire in Beach 97 Street recently and another five-alarmer in Far Rockaway the week before that fire. His boss, Fire Commissioner Edward C. Thompson was there on both occasions also.

There is talk of a new boat-launching ramp at the local Coast Guard station. It would allow seagoing firefighters to launch their new boat, for Jamaica Bay, without having to travel to Floyd Bennett Field.

50 Years Ago...

Mr. and Mrs. Murray Winters of 119-06 Newport Avenue are the parents of a daughter born in Women's Hospital, Manhattan.

A surprise party was given for Robert Donlevy, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Donlevy, 20 West 13 Road. The celebration was recognition for his 17 birthday.

Darlene Bernice Daly, daughter of Patrolman (100Pct.) and Mrs. Joseph Daly, celebrated her third birthday at a recent family party.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter O'Hara are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son, on April 16, at the Rockaway Beach Hospital.


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