May 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Grandma's Message To Missing Teenage Girl

The grandmother of a missing teenage girl who was last seen in Rockaway earlier this month has a heartfelt message for her granddaughter: "I love you unconditionally. I'm your granny, you don't have to run and you don't have to hide." More...

Community

Tenants Turn Out To Support Strikers At Surfside Houses

Hundreds of tenants of the three-building Surfside Houses (1 Beach 105 Street, 107-10 and 106-20 Shore Front Parkway) joined picketers last Saturday, May 20, for a rally in support of a two-week old strike by workers against Alma Realty and the build More...

Changing Of The Guard With New CO At 101 Precinct

Deputy Inspector Walter Salowski passed the baton last Wednesday to his successor as commanding officer of the 101 Precinct, Captain Brian McMahon, when introduced the "C.O." at the precinct's community council meeting. More...

Floyd Bennett Field Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Football,Ceremony

For many years, beginning in 1931, Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn was the city's first municipal airport. When Idlewild Airport came along in 1939, however, the airport's importance began to wane. More...

Sports

FDNY Overpowers NYPD In Fun Bowl

The New York City Fire Department, led by LB Matt Helman (51) lays a huge hit on NYPD QB Randy Litrell. The FDNY proved victorious in a 166 win in the 34th Annual Fun City Bowl Game at the new Aviator Sports Complex at Floyd Bennett Field. More...

A River Runs Through Beach Channel Crew Season

On a weekday afternoon, the Beach Channel Crew team goes through their normal routine during the spring season. They'll gather outside the school at 1:30 or 2:30 in the afternoon, hop in a school bus and be driven over to Floyd Bennett Field. More...

BCHS, FRHS Prepare For Soccer, Baseball Playoffs

With the PSAL baseball playoffs starting this week, Beach Channel's journey to the title game at Shea Stadium on June 9 will be full of major tests. More...

Obits

Obituaries

Elaine Gordon Home Health Aide

Elaine Gordon, a Rockaway resident for over 20 years, died May 19. She was 63. More...

Rookie Cops Seize Loaded Gun At Hammels

Two brand new cops assigned to the 100 Precinct took a loaded handgun off the streets of Rockaway Beach last weekend and charged four men in connection with the incident, The Wave learned this week. More...

Newcomer's Guide FREE Inside Print Edition

Those who look forward to getting The Wave each week will have an extra incentive with this issue. More...

Wave Office Closed Monday

The Wave Office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 to honor those who have given their lives for our nation as well as those who fight today on foreign shores. Deadlines for next week's paper will remain the same, however. More...

PHC Brings Lunch To EMS Workers

In recognition of the close working relationship Peninsula Hospital Center has with the local FDNY EMS Squad, PHC Emergency Department Nursing Director, Vicki Backus, brought lunch to the Paramedics and EMTs to acknowledge their efforts during EMS We More...

Columnists

MovieScope

RV' - Road Outrage

The only thing truly wonderful about "RV" is that Robin Williams has decided to be funny again. More...

Chamber Chat

By Joanie Omeste, Executive Director, Rockaway Chamber of Commerce

The Rockaway Chamber held its annual Bravest & Finest Luncheon on a beautiful Thursday afternoon on April 20th. Attended by over 300 people, it was a heartwarming event honoring local EMS, FDNY and NYPD personnel who give their all every day. More...

Social Security And You

Understanding Citizen and Non-Citizen Requirements For Acquiring A Social Security Card And Number

While most American citizens now have Social Security cards issued at birth, anyone applying for his or her first Social Security card or number must prove both identity and citizenship. U.S. citizens can prove age and citizenship with a U.S. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Opinions Workers Have Right to Living Wage, Health Care

On paper, at least, Steve Valiotis seems to be a good man. The owner of Rockaway's Surfside Houses (1 Beach 105, 106-20 and 107-10 Shore Front Parkway) was recently honored by a breast cancer organization for his support. More...

Editorial Comment

General Hayden, New CIA Director, To be Sworn in...

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From theEditor's Desk

It is full-blown chutzpah for the National Rifle Association (NRA), the shining star of the right-wing gun lobby, to demand that mayors and police chiefs sign a "pledge" that they will never "forcibly disarm law-abiding citizens." More...

Letters

No Venom From Here

T his letter was sent to Rockaway Little League head Marty Andressen in response to his letter in last week's Wavc. More...


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