2007-05-25 / Columnists

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago...

Queens Supreme Court Justice Angelo Graci has ordered around the clock surveillance of a long wandering garbage scow in New York harbor, to make sure the garbage cannot end up in the Edgmere landfill. Judge Graci agrees with Queens Borough President Claire Shulman that if the barge is allowed to tie up anywhere in New York City, it will remain there until it is declared a health hazard and then in a panic dumped in Edgemere.

Transit Police lost no time last Friday morning, May 15, when two teenagers got off a northbound A train at Broad Channel and reported they were assaulted and robbed by a group of male blacks. Officer John Legrottaglia radioed Officer Ray Berge at the Howard Beach station; and when the train arrived he apprehended six youths who appeared to fit the description. He also radioed for backup; and Officers Robert Papa and Michael Milne who were in a radio patrol car were at the scene in time to hold four youths. (Two got away.)

Beach Channel High School of Rockaway Beach came in second in the senior high school boys division of the 1987 Marine Corps Youth Physical Fitness Test ("Marine Pentathlon") that was given this spring in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, and George Hewlett High School, Hewlett, were among the schools given an honorable mention.

Keisha Laren Clarke, 11-year-old daughter of Lance Clarke of Edgemere, has been chosen as a state finalist to compete for the title of Miss New York National Pre-Teen.

Iannelli Construction Co. will replace exterior windows and doors, and install new ventilation systems at Public School 104 in Far Rockaway in an effort to mute airplane noise. This reconstruction will be carried out despite the fact that the school did not request it.

Approximately 175 dignitaries and health professionals assembled May 16 to celebrate the dedication of the Joseph P. Addabo Family Health Center (formerly Project PRYME) located at Beach 67 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Arverne.

30 Years Ago...

Look for a grand re-opening of the Surfside Cinema. New owners will soon take over the theatre.

One of the anti-SST protestors went into the Air France building. She was politely told leave as Air France wished to keep things "peaceful and quiet" within their building "Funny," said the demonstrator, " we feel the same way about Rockaway."

Concorde supersonic transport opponents reportedly were happy this week with an extension allowed on Tuesday, May 24, in implementing a federal court order to stop interfering with proposed Concorde flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport. For this reason there will be no major demonstration at the airport this weekend.

Why is it that one accident at Flushing airport has everyone all excited? Here we have planes overhead every 30 seconds. Will it take an SST with 12 extra minutes of fuel, not being able to land and crashing here before something is done?

Concorde supersonic transport opponents reportedly were happy this week with an extension allowed on Tuesday, May 24, in implementing a federal court order to stop interfering with proposed Concorde flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport. For this reason there will be no major demonstration at the airport this weekend.40 Years Ago...

Sol Resnick is having Kimball & Fusco install a new front on the building of his R&B candy company on the Boulevard and Beach 87 Street.

Bulldozers resumed activity last week near Beach 90 Street on the site of the Dayton shopping center.

Officials of the Columbia Savings and Loan Association are please with the comments they have heard from local people about the new branch they are preparing to open at 86-02 Rockaway Beach boulevard.

Sunday marks the opening day of the 1967 Rockaway Little League season at Jacob Riis Park.

50 Years Ago...

Governor Averill Harriman will present the Eagle Scout award to Joseph P. McMurray Jr., of Boy Scout Troop 81, St Francis de Sales R.C. Church this week.

Hubert D. Murray, Publisher of The Wave, was reelected treasurer of the Greater Weeklies Associates, Inc., at the Organization's ninth annual convention in Manhattan.

P.S. 42 welcomed its new principal Aaron M. Maloff, and new assistant principal, Ruth F. Ryan, at a dinner held at the Valley Stream Park Inn last Thursday.

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