December 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Wave To Close Tuesdays Dec. 25 And Jan. 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

ABTS Sets Agenda For 2008 - YMCA,Stop & Shop,Transit Center On Tap

Phase I Infrastructure Complete, RBB Extension, Closing Of Freeway Next

Drive east of Beach 73 Street on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and you will quickly see that Arverne By The Sea (ABTS), the massive development program that began more than two years ago, has so far kept its promise. More...

Murder Of Far Rockaway Man Finally Solved

Nassau County Police, with the help of various witnesses, have finally caught the last of three Inwood men who allegedly fatally shot a Far Rockaway man last year. More...

Lifeguard Ally Meets With Rockaway Activists

If The City Council Parks Committee oversight hearing on the lifeguard issues involving Rockaway's six miles of beaches didn't accomplish anything else, it certainly created an ally up north in the Bronx. More...

Editorial/Opinion

It's Not Whether You Win Or Lose,But How…

The conventional wisdom has always been that playing sports builds character. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

"HOMELAND INSECURITY" More...

From the Editor's Desk

Canadians Have The Guts To Call It As It Is

On November 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 departed runway 31L at John F. Kennedy, turned left over Rockaway and lost its tail. More...

Obits

Ruth Bittrich

Teller

Ruth Bittrich, a 93-year Rockaway resident, died December 16. Bittrich was born in Long Island City. She was an officer and life long member of the First Congregational Church. She is survived by her friends, Ethel Silberger and Sylvia Lensu. More...

Edward Charles Langton

Executive

Edward Langton, a summer resident of Rockaway, died December 16. Langton, born in Brooklyn, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 and 1955. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward L. More...

Evalyn Lisansky

Former Resident

Evalyn Lisansky, a former Arverne resident, died November 26. More...

$400 Million Hospital Merger Still In The Works

The idea of Rockaway's two major hospitals, St. John's Episcopal and Peninsula Hospital, merging into one state-of-the-art facility was first raised in November of 2006 by the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, More...

100 Precinct CC Hosts 'Breakfast With Santa'

The 100 Precinct Community Council's annual "Breakfast With Santa" brought nearly 200 people out to The Knights Of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street, for a morning of food, music, raffles, elves and of course, Santa. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The joke is that nothing moves in Albany, that our legislature is stuck in some sort of toxic mud that keeps both the Senate and the Assembly from getting anything done - unless it entails giving themselves a raise. More...

It's My Turn

Charles N. Davis, a member of The Society of Professional Journalists' Freedom of Information Committee, serves as the executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition at the University of More...

Broad Channel Bits

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

The end of the year comes ever closer to us. To all who celebrate the holiday- a very Merry Christmas- one that is peaceful and serene and memorable. More...

Sports

Springfield Gardens Trips Up Lady Seahorses

For many stretches of their game at home against Springfield Gardens, the Far Rockaway Lady Seahorses played poor, lacked cohesion and committed many mental mistakes. More...

Stella Maris Look For New Stars To Rise This Season

Stella Maris' varsity and junior varsity basketball teams tipped off their Brooklyn/Queens CHSAA Division league schedule with a win over St. Agnes. Last Monday, the varsity was defeated by St. Saviour. More...

St.Francis de Sales Christmas Basketball Tournament Begins

The St. Francis Christmas Tournament kicked off on Saturday, December 15, with a full slate of games at St. Francis gym. Gate of Heaven opened play with a win over St. Adalbert in the Pee Wee Division. St. More...

Letters

There is a Santa

Dear Editor, Seaside Community Adult Center wishes to thank all the Rockaway community for their support in our darkest hour, when our center was closed by the city for a leaking roof and other safety problems in the building. More...

Telling It Like It Is

Dear Editor, Thanks for printing Gary Gliboff''s letter [about Beach 116 Street]. He expressed my views that the status quo on Beach 116 Street is not in the best interest of this community. More...

Yes,Apologize

Dear Editor, Rather than from John Paul Culotta, The Progressive, a mea culpa apology is due from the cretins who faithfully followed our "torturer in chief" to financial and human disaster. More...


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