September 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Ada Smith Concedes State Senate Race

Incumbent State Senator Ada Smith, whose district includes Broad Channel, conceded defeat in her primary race with challenger Shirley Huntley and thanked her supporters last week in a prepared statement. More...

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day is Thursday, October 5. More...

Community

Boy, 9, Shot In Home Invasion

A 9-year-old boy from Far Rockaway underwent surgery this week after he was shot in the head during a home invasion that took place at a relative's house in nearby Inwood, Long Island. More...

Deadline Extended For Yellow Bus Service

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has extended the deadline for parents to register their children for yellow bus service for the 2006-2007 school year. More...

EstuaryLive Brings Jamaica Bay Into Classrooms

A new interactive program will transport students to Jamaica Bay on Friday, September 29 and allow them to ask questions directly to on-site naturalists without ever leaving the classroom. More...

Sports

Beach Channel Grabs First Football Victory

Beach Channel head coach Victor Nazario was watching inside of one of the school classrooms of the video of his Dolphins PSAL football game against Jamaica from September 21. More...

Featheston Wins USTA Eastern Tennis Honors

Shinann Featherston, the Rockaway Park native who has soared to the top of the high school girls singles' tennis rankings with St. Francis Prep, was honored by the United States Tennis Association for her excellence on the tennis court. More...

FRHS, BCHS Battle Today As Teams Head In Different Directions

When William Neylon was drawing up the tactical schemes on his blackboard for the start of the PSAL soccer season, he had an inkling of what players from his own squad would be scribbled next to the diagram. More...

Letters

Letters

Thank You, Lew Dear Editor,

When Lew Simon found out that I'd been having trouble in getting a wheelchair, he made sure he'd get me one, and he did. More...

Obits

Obituaries

Albert Peter Angelone Secret Service Agent

Albert Peter Angelone, who was born and raised in Arverne, died July 29. He was 67. More...

Fire Forces Families From Their Homes

Shouldn't Have Been There In The First Place, City Says

Fire broke out Monday morning in an attached dwelling in Rockaway Beach where families with young children live, despite dangerous conditions and the fact that the city says it hasn't issued the go-ahead for people to live there. More...

Dog Run Talks Begin With Cheers And Growls

Talks about where Rockaway's first dog run should be located got off to a bumpy start Wednesday night as about 60 people turned out to voice different opinions at the first public meeting held on the subject. More...

Teacher Honored With Makeover For Self And School

A Rockaway public school teacher was treated to a makeover and more than 400 volunteers spruced up her school Wednesday as part of a nationwide contest to honor and transform the lives of inspiring teachers who make a difference in students' lives. More...

Columnists

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...

More than likely many of us will be dead and buried before we see any signs of cable television in the Rockaways. Unity Inner City Cable T.V., the firm owned in part by Percy Sutton, owes the City of New York about $400,000. More...

Beachcomber

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) is looking for the best photographs taken during its annual Fall Festival at Riis Park two weeks ago for a contest that will bring prizes to those whose photos are chosen. More...

Historical Views

of the Rockaways A Ubiquitous View Of An Old Familiar Rockaway Site Of The Past

Before the age of natural gas piped all over the country to cities and towns, many areas of the United States had a local gas house where coal was baked in large ovens to extract coal gas. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Opinions

Paying People To Do The Right Thing Is Problematic

The question of the day is, should the city pay its residents to do the right thing, things that most of us do every day without thought: sending your kids to school; showing up for work each day; showing up for medical appointments, studying for exa More...

Editorial Comment

by Robert Sarnoff

Dead or alive More...

From the Editor's Desk

As those who read this column on a regular basis know by now, I have very strong opinions about what is happening to the public school system now that the system has been under the control of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein for two More...


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