September 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Precinct CO Responds To Allegations of Excessive Force

Following a rally by the NAACP Youth Council last Saturday, at which charges of harassment and police brutality were made against officers from the 101 Precinct, Captain Brian McMahon, the precinct's Commanding Officer, presented his take on the al More...

34 'Bloods' Busted In Drugs, Guns Takedown

Thirty-four individuals were arrested on Thursday, on drug, weapons and other charges as part of a large-scale narcotics investigation focused on the alleged cocaine trafficking activities of a faction of the Bloods street gang based in Far Rockawa More...

Community

Wave Editor Undergoes Free AngioScreen At PHC

Whew! I underwent a quick, easy and painless series of tests at Peninsula Hospital Center last week and found out that my current risk for heart attack and stroke is low. More...

City Stops Work On New Rite-Aid Pharmacy

Work has been halted on the new Rite-Aid Pharmacy facility at Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard because inspectors found that undersized steel girders had been used for the building's skeleton, a spokesperson for the Department of Build More...

'All Hands' Fire At Vacant B.90 St.Church

A church that has been abandoned since it burned last year was further damaged on Sunday, by a raging fire that brought fire department units from all over the peninsula to Beach 90 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Sports

Seahorses Awake From Slumber To Defeat Tigers

Football players seek the means anywhere they can for inspiration when they step onto the field. More...

Bishop Kearney Star Runner Captures Cross Country Medal

Bishop Kearney's cross country team captain Tara Mullen, who resides in Belle Harbor, received a well-deserved hug from her mom, Joanne, for her medal performance at the Saint Joseph Villa Cross Country Invitational, More...

Seahorses Pick Up Forfeit Victory

The Far Rockaway Seahorses will be victors on Sunday even though they don't have to take the field. Their scheduled opponent on Sunday, George Washington High School, has reportedly canceled the rest of the 2007 varsity season. More...

Obits

Edna (nee McCracken) Baker

Homemaker

Edna (nee McCracken) Baker, an Alabama resident formerly of the Rockaways, died at home on August 25. She was 83. Baker was born in Rockaway Beach on February 15, 1924. She graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1942. More...

Catherine Banaghan

Homemaker

Catherine Banaghan, a Rockaway resident for 10 years, died September 18. Banaghan, a homemaker, was born in County Mayo, Ireland. Banaghan was preceded in death by her husband, William and her daughter, Mary Kenney. More...

Boris Martynuk

Teacher

Boris Martynuk, a Rockaway resident, died September 18. Martynuk was born in New York. He first visited Rockaway in 1968, and fell in love with it. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. More...

Applicants Sought For Y Advisory Panel

Applications are being accepted for the community advisory board that will play an important role in shaping the programming offered by the future YMCA at Arverne By The Sea. More...

Still The Best Sunsets In The World

The Rockaway Sunset Diner may be long-gone and there are always cloudy days when the sunset is masked by gray, but when the conditions are right, particularly in late summer and early fall, Rockaway still has the most beautiful sunsets to be se More...

Edgemere Man Missing One Week

Police officers from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway are asking the public's assistance in finding Gerald Hamilton, 32, who was last seen on September 12 at his home at 205 Beach 35 Street in Edgemere. More...

Columnists

It's My Turn

Understanding Your Public Hospitals Safety, Quality Record

At the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), New York City's public hospital system, we believe the public - and especially our patients and their families-deserve access to objective information that truly reflects the quality of c More...

School Scope

Broad Jumping

Norm Scott taught elementary school for most of his 35 years in the NYC public school system, all in District 14 in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. This is his fifth year writing the School Scope column. More...

Simon says...

L' Shana Tova, Happy New Year. May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life and have an easy fast. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Subprime Crisis Does Not Bode Well For Rockaway

OPINIONS

Comptroller William Thompson says that we have a problem, and he is undoubtedly right. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

BY ROBERT SARNOFF More...

From the Editor's Desk

One More Thing On Orthodox Jewry

Just a reminder, before I start writing this week,, that "From The Editor's Desk" is the opinion of the writer and the writer only. More...

Letters

More On Religious Symbols

Dear Editor,

I only just recently learned about your Beachcomber editorial of July 13th, which had a somewhat negative approach to my City Council "Nativity Scene" resolution. More...

Why Not Playing Fields?

Dear Editor,

Now that the jeans warehouse deal is dead, our planners should reconsider the use of the vacant lots on Beach Channel Drive from Beach 77 through Beach 87 Streets. More...

Thanks CB 14 For Pool Decision

Dear Editor,

I would like to congratulate and thank the members of Community Board 14 for their position regarding the proposed YMCA in Rockaway. More...


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