2005-01-14 / Community

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago...

Anyone may use the North Channel Bridge for fishing; fishing from the bridge, or any other bridge under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Transportation is permitted, unless signs prohibiting fishing are posted; and the DOT will consult with local elected officials and planning boards prior to posting signs prohibiting fishing from any bridge. This assurance has been given to City Councilman Walter Ward in writing by Michael J. Mondschein, director of legal affairs, New York City Department of Transportation, in answer to a question fom Ward.

How a reporter covers Israel is the subject of a trip sponsored by the Israeli Government Tourist Office in conjunction with The Wave. The trip, which will cover aspects concerning all religions, will be announced in the near future. Wave Publisher and Editor, Leon Locke, will represent The Wave.

Ed Remsen, director of the Far Rockaway Revitalization Corporation, will unveil plans for a spring street fair in Far Rockaway, during a Harry S. Truman Regular Democratic Club of the Rockaways general meeting. He also will present an updated report with pictures of a Waldbaum’s expansion program in Far Rockaway and more. This presentation, promises Audrey Pheffer, Democratic District Leader in the 23rd Assembly District, and executive member of the club, will be followed in 1985 by interesting and informative speakers each month. In addition, she expects to have as guests a number of people who are running for citywide offices.

Convicted murderer Lennie White, 51, of Beach 67 Street in Arverne, who was scheduled to be sentenced on January 11, to a prison term in which he could be ineligible for parole for about 82 years, will not be sentenced until at least the first of February.

30 Years Ago...

Assemblyman Herbert Posner of Far Rockaway has been reappointed chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee.

Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo has been assured of support for funding Gateway National Park from Rep. Sidney Yates Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee which must approve annual appropriations for the recreation area.

About 700 Far Rockaway residents turned out at Kneseth Israel, 728 Empire Avenue to protest increased crime in the area.

Nancy Lieberman registered 23 points leading Far Rockaway High School to a 58-35 Queens PSAL girls basketball victory over visiting Jamaica. The Rockettes are 3 and 1.40 Years Ago... The former Magliola residence, long a landmark on Beach 84 Street, which in recent years has been serving St. Rose of Lima Church as a rectory, was demolished last week, according to plan, with the opening of the new rectory on the south side of the church.

The Sanitation Department’s men deserve the praise they are receiving for keeping traffic moving during the season’s first blizzard. More than a passing thought should be given to the fuel deliverymen who braved the snow and bitter cold to keep others warm.

Some of the community’s new residents had the opportunity during the cold weekend to observe the phenomenon of what appeared to be steam rising from the ocean. Such vapor is caused when the temperature of the atmosphere is less than the temperature of the water.

One good effect of the storm was to relieve us of the noise of the jet planes because so many flights out of Kennedy Airport were cancelled.

The arrival of the Motor Boat Show is a reminder that another year has passed without any move being made toward establishing a real marina in Rockaways.50 Years Ago...

In a letter to George Wolpert, executive secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, Seaside property owners were assured this week by Chairman Robert Moses of the Mayor’s Committee on Slum Clearance that they can rent their properties for the summer of 1955.

Mrs. Isabelle Fash of Beach 133, county chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, will plead for a stronger national defense at the meeting of the county organization in Jamaica next month.

A conference, on whether or not Broad Channel residents will be permitted to purchase the land they now rent from the city, will be held in the office of Borough President James A. Lundy.

Sam Rogoff says the recent Christmas shopping season was the busiest in the history of the Rogoff store on Beach 116 Street.

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