2005-03-25 / Community

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago...

Captain Harold Leibowitz, commanding officer of the 100 Precinct, in a lengthy message to members of the community council, has laid out his plans for the summer of 1985. Beginning with manpower, Captain Liebowitz noted that he requested 50 police officers and four sergeants for the summer detail. He is hopeful that the summer will place a patrolman at the Parks Department building at Beach 86 Street and the boardwalk. The patrolman will be equipped with police and parks walkie-talkies and will be able to coordinate help to different locations. Eight members of a new group known as the “PEP Squad.” They will be empowered to issue summonses for violations occurring on the beach and boardwalk. People using Frisbees, starting campfires, camping out, and otherwise violating the “quality of life” will be subject to summonses.

Should a race walk be added to the seventh annual Rockaway Ocean Run, a six-mile race on Sunday, April 28? Rockaway Road Runner Vice President Pat Kelly has let it be known that he is also a race walker, and would welcome anyone who would like to compete in his category.

New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch will speak at the Peninsula Regular Democratic Club’s Spring Fling ’85 cocktail party in the Silver Gull Club in Rockaway Point. The mayor will also join members of the PRDC in recognizing honorees for outstanding community service.

All 10 policewomen of the 101 Precinct will receive the “Citizen of the Month” award from Wavecrest Gardens, a 1,650-family apartment complex in the Seagirt Beach area of Far Rockaway.

Marketing Consultant Bob Isaacson, a Far Rockaway resident, is marketing “Gasgo 2,001” – a gasoline conditioner that was used by the British Royal Air Force during World War II, and he says can increase gasoline mileage in vehicles by 10 to 30 percent.30 Years Ago... Queens Borough President Donald R. Manes joined officials of the Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways on an inspection tour of a $10.4 million construction program to replenish the beaches of the Rockaways.

Far Rockaway High School has posted its list of the 10 highest-ranking students in their senior class. Their rank is based on their scholastic average for the past three years of academic work. The “top 10” who led a class of approximately 1,000 are: Janet Strauss, Myrna Goldstein, Stacey Seigel, Francine Nisenhole, Steven Geier, Bruce Gordon, Cynthia Tutnauer, Jeffrey Merzel, Berryl Fox and Amy Lesserson.

The Regular Democratic Club of the Rockaways went on the record this week as being “unalterably opposed” to a Federal Aviation Authority proposal to permit the supersonic SST Concorde to land at Kennedy International Airport.

Commissioner of Correction Benjamin Malcolm was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Regular Democratic Club of the Rockaways. Years Ago...

40 Recently a local group met with Deputy Mayor Paul Screvane and one of them told him the group represented a “true cross section of Rockaway.” Screvane replied, “I can get you plenty of arguments on that.” Sounds like Screvane knows Rockaway.

Dr. Irving G. Frohman, former resident of the Queens County Medical Association and a former line officer in the artillery, was in Albany helping to convince legislators that the proposed new medical college and Veterans Administration hospital belong in Queens.

Pity the poor public officials like Congressman Seymour Halpern who attends four or five breakfasts in one morning. He gets nothing to eat because he is too early at some of them and too late at the others. But on him it doesn’t show.

Friends of Labor Commissioner Frederic E. Hammer of Belle Harbor, who also is a former state senator, are talking him up for a place on the bench.50 Years Ago... Alex Passikof was elected president of the Hammel Tenants League at a meeting attended by 192 members.

Mr. and Mrs. George Herbst of Beach 60 Street returned a few days ago from their winter vacation of several weeks in Florida.

Broad Channel residents lost their fight to purchase the land they rent from the city and instead were offered three-year renewals of present leases at the Board of Estimate meeting.

Diane Karabell, of Beach 79 Street in Arverne, who was an honor student at both Far Rockaway High School and Brooklyn College during her student days, is now a member of the faculty at Jamaica High School, where she teaches mathematics.

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