January 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

250 Take New Year's Day Plunge

Approximately 250 hardy Rockaway souls braved a chilly Atlantic Ocean at noon on New Year's Day in the annual Rockaway Polar Bear plunge at Beach 146 Street. More...

Community

Payment Program for Overdue Water Bills

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is reminding residential account holders about the one-time opportunity the agency is offering to cancel late payment charges if customers settle their delinquent accounts. More...

Far Rockaway Native Opens 'Hip-Hop Soda Shop'

Far Rockaway native, Jamar McNeil was attending The University of Maryland when a concept, creative vision, and contest changed his life forever. McNeil's idea was simple, yet innovative. More...

SO,WHAT'S THE STORY?

Have a news tip or story for us? Need exposure for a communitybased organization? Know someone who should be recognized for outstanding work in the community? Want us to provide coverage at a community event? Just give The Wave a call at 634-4000. More...

Sports

SFDS Celebrates Holiday Season As Xmas Tournament Comes To a Close

The 23rd Annual St. Francis Christmas Basketball Tournament came to a rousing conclusion on Saturday December 29. The Subnovice Championship started the day and St. Francis Blue ran out to a lead behind 8 points from Teddy Stathis. More...

Jump Start Camp Registration Begins For Young Boys and Girls

The Jump Start Basketball Camp presents the fourth annual "Mini-Camp" at Christ the King High School, which will be held during the mid-winter school recess in February. More...

Golf Instruction - Balance and Tempo

(A USGTF Golf Professional, you can contact him for lessons at 347-404- 3751.) In golf, staying balanced during the swing is vital to hitting the ball with any power or accuracy. More...

Obits

Lebert Garfield Beckford

Polisher

Lebert Garfield Beckford, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 23. He was 76. Beckford, a polisher, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies on July 31, 1931. More...

Sheila Flood

Homemaker

Sheila Flood, a 36-year Rockaway resident, coming from Manhattan, died December 30. Flood, a homemaker, was born in Manhattan. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Flood. Flood is survived by her husband, Hugh J. More...

Edith Port

Rockaway Resident

Edith Port, a 31-year Rockaway resident, died December 19. Port was born in Brooklyn on January 12, 1931. She was the co-owner of Electronic Clinic TV and Appliance in Rockaway Park. More...

Two Shot, Three Stabbed in Separate Incidents

A Violent Late December In Far Rockaway

Two teenage girls were shot and three young men were stabbed in separate incidents in Far Rockaway at the end of 2007, police say. More...

BH Man Held In Long Beach Arson

Detectives from the Nassau County Arson and Bomb Squad arrested a Belle Harbor man on Wednesday after he allegedly set fire to his own automobile and then reported the fire as arson to Long Beach police officers. More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Happy New Year! It's always exciting to begin a new year. Some folks make resolutions to put themselves on a different path. Do you know that the number one resolution is to lose weight; numbers two and three are exercise and quitting smoking? More...

Dorothy Dunne

Happy 2008. May It Be A Year Of Prosperity, Health And Enjoyment

I did not get a chance to send my usual cards and wishes this year due a stay in the NYU Medical Center for over 10 days. I wasn't released until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. More...

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance

'Get Out Of Town'Coming And LAPC Awaits RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474- 4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalli ance.org From the intimacy of a singer's exhaled note to the grandeur of a painted ca More...

Editorial/Opinion

Wave Wishes For The Year 2008

This coming year may well be a pivotal one for Rockaway. The peninsula's revitalization has been underway for more than two years and we need it to continue in order to move Rockaway into the next decade. More...

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Letters

Praises Puppy Spa

Dear Editor, I would like to offer my compliments to the new Puppy Spa located on Beach 129 Street. We brought in our pit bull mix for a bath. Although he is a very loving dog, he can be aggressive towards strangers due to fear. More...

A Moment in History

Dear Editor, The Wave was born in 1893. A destructive fire in 1892, truly affected the people of the Rockaways. It ruined a Summer Resort, Seaside Museum, along with the peaceful mood. More...

Unions Did It To Themselves

Dear Editor: I wonder if Mr. Culotta appreciates the irony in writing about the loss of union jobs in a New York newspaper? More...


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