December 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Wave To Close Tuesdays 12/25 And 1/1

The Wave office will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday January 1, 2008 so that our employees can celebrate the holidays with family and friends. More...

Community

Creating Educational Success

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith applauds the organizers and participants in his second educational conference, which was held on December 5. More...

Sanders Offers Free Anti-Foreclosure Program

Councilman James Sanders is bringing free foreclosure services to the community in an effort to prevent locals from losing their homes. More...

Smith:Dems Will Restore Faith,Hope And Trust

State Senator Visits Wave For Wide-Ranging Interview

Charging that the Senate Republicans have destroyed the credibility of that body, Senator Malcolm Smith came to The Wave on Tuesday morning for an hour-long discussion of the issues impacting Rockaway in the coming years. More...

Sports

Lions'Last Minute Comeback Defeats Far Rockaway

One minute and 54 seconds was the time displayed on the old scoreboard inside Far Rockaway's gymnasium. In overtime last Wednesday, the host Seahorses were just 1:54 away in overtime from grabbing their first boys' basketball win of the year. More...

Kenel, Irwin Out To Prove That Tigers Still Have Bite

For anyone watching the Bishop Kearney High School Lady Tigers play in the last few years, it was easy to notice Maria Laterza on the court. More...

Hornets AAU Girls Tryouts

Lady Hornets AAU Girls Basketball tryouts for 7th to 11th Grade girls will be held at Bishop Ford High School, 500 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY this month. More...

Obits

Linda Sue Adside Childcare Provider

Linda Sue Adside, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 30. Adside, a childcare provider, was born in Lancaster, South Carolina on December 12, 1963. More...

Arthur Ceasar Afflic Maintenance

Arthur Ceasar Afflic, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 4. Afflic was born in the Bronx on December 26, 1951. He was employed as an electrician and maintenance worker. More...

Jeffrey Gerard Ali Rockaway Park Resident

Jeffrey Gerard Ali, a longtime Rockaway Park resident, died December 4. He was 53. Ali was born in San Fernando, Trinidad, on January 18, 1954. More...

Subprime Crisis Hits Local Homeowners

Sanders Offers Foreclosure Assistance

The subprime mortgage crisis has thousands of homeowners in New York City questioning whether or not they will be able to keep their homes, especially in Far Rockaway, a community which has some of the highest foreclosure numbers in the borough of More...

CTSB: Faulty Airbus Bond Caused Loss Of Rudder

Ever since the fatal crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into the streets of Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001, many locals and aviation experts have pointed to the laminate bond that holds the tail structure together as the culprit for the crash More...

Christmas Decorations Spark Smoky Fire

The southern end of the busy Beach 116 Street shopping area was closed down for a time on Tuesday morning, by a smoky fire in the awning of Ciro's Pizza, at 239 Beach 116 Street. More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

December has put its icy hand on the weather here, as the wind blows down our necks and in our faces. Some days are bundle-up time, as Chanukah passes by and Christmas Day moves closer to us. More...

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance

'Gifted' Finale, An American Renoir And A Synagogue's Glory RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org This is the final weekend to catch RAA's annual member holi More...

From the Editor's Desk

The Demise Of A Community Institution Is Always Sad

On November 10, 1947, 60 years ago, Far Rockaway High School celebrated its 50th, or golden anniversary. The gala anniversary dinner-dance was held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Using Statistics To Fool Public School Parents

OPINIONS

School Chancellor Joel Klein is in the middle of a frenzy of school closings. More...

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Letters

Let's Keep Low Density

Dear Editor, I believe the greatest asset we have in the west end of Rockaway is the fact that we live in a low-density community. We have the luxury of knowing our neighbors and getting in our car and moving somewhat freely around the community. More...

Buttons Remembered

Dear Editor, George Greco, a neighbor and friend, invited me to be his guest at the 46th USO of Metropolitan New York armed forces gala and gold medal dinner. More...

A Quaint Little Street

Dear Editor, As a long-term resident of the Rockaways' west end, I have watched the changing tone of our local "strip mall," Beach 129 Street. More...


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