January 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Billionaire Eyes Rockaway For Charter School

The eighteenth richest man in America, a Far Rockaway High School graduate, has filed an application to the State University of New York to build a charter school on the peninsula. More...

Community

Honoring A Local Fallen Marine

Xavier High School Establishes A Scholarship Fund

Friends of Mike Glover and Xavier High School will host its first annual Michael Glover Xavier High School Scholarship Fund on January 19. The event will be held in the gymnasium of Xavier High School, located at 30 West 16 Street, from 7 p.m. More...

Accessing An Accident At Beach 124 Street

The unidentified driver of an Access-A-Ride automobile from TFM Paratransit Company stands near his auto, reporting an accident between his vehicle and another at Cronston Avenue and Beach 124 Street on Saturday morning, January 5. More...

Arverne By The Sea's Toy Drive

During the holiday season, Arverne By The Sea held a very successful toy drive. The collected toys were donated to the Addabbo Family Health Center, Rockaway Headstart and the 100 Precinct Domestic Violence Unit. More...

Sports

Stella Maris Wins Ugly; Dolphins Beat Bayside

Stephanie Quick found the energy in the second half to forcenumerous St. Edmund Prep ball handlers into making turnovers. More...

SFDS Pee Wee Gold Celebrate After Tournament Win

The St. Francis De Sales Pee Wee Gold boys get together after their victory over St. Mary Gate of Heaven in the SFDS Christmas Tournament championship game. More...

SFDS CYO Basketball Teams Pick Up Winning Ways

The CYO Basketball season resumed this past weekend and the St. Francis de Sales teams picked up where they left off. The Girls Pee Wee Gold had a busy weekend. First up was a win over St. More...

Obits

Frank Mastorides

Retired

Frank Mastorides, a lifelong Far Rockaway resident, died December 19. He was 86. Mastorides, a retired engineer, was born in Simi, Greece. At the age of four, he moved to Far Rockaway with his family. More...

J.Richie Mohr

Engineer

J. Richie Mohr, a former Breezy Point resident, died January 7. Mohr, a stationary engineer, was born in Bay Ridge on July 3, 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Grace Mohr. More...

Peggy Lee Roper

Rockaway Resident

Peggy Lee Roper, a Rockaway resident, died December 24. She was 49. Roper was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 6, 1958. She was a longtime resident of Hammel Houses. She was employed at Madeline Chocolate. More...

13-Year-Old Questioned In Redfern Shooting

By Nicholas Briano

Crime is down throughout New York City. That's been the major theme trumpeted by City Hall and the Police Commissioner ever since the New Year. More...

First Rockaway Baby of 2008 - It's a Girl

The first baby of the New Year born at St. John's Episcopal Hospital was Ty'anna Winslow. She entered the world on Wednesday, January 2, at 4:45 a.m. Ty'anna weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 18 and one-half inches. More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

A Trip Down Memory Lane

We have felt the grip of the winter's icy cold temperatures; some folks would have been fine without it, but we are supposed to have four seasons every year. And we get them, global warming notwithstanding! More...

Drawing On Science For Kids

When Competition Is Not A Sport

Any sport or game is a competition. Only one person or team can be a winner. In nature plants and animals are always in competition. But if there's a winner then the loser may become extinct or pushed out of its environment. More...

From The Artists Studio

Visual Jazz and an Irish Cello

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718 474-0861; Fax: 718 474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org Highlights from "Get Out of Town": In New Orleans, music is a religion and religion moves to the tempos of the city More...

Editorial/Opinion

Why Was Smalls Still On Rockaway Streets?

The police-involved shooting of reputed gang-banger Ronnie Smalls on Beach 63 Street last Saturday night raises some questions. We know full well that, in recent years, he had a history of violence, from both ends of the gun. More...

What will 1988 Bring Us?

The following editorial was written 20 years ago by The Wave's Publisher, Leon S. Locke. We thought we would bring it back for the readers to enjoy. With this issue of The Wave embarks on its 95th year as Rockaway's newspaper. More...

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Letters

Pay Teachers To Quit

Thank you, Rabbi Allan Blaine, for your wonderful column in the January 4th Wave, "Paying For Performance." The first aim of education should indeed be to inculcate the love of learning in our young people. More...

Another Police Execution

Dear Editor, I wanted to get this letter to you in order for you to run it at the same itme, I am sure, you will run a frontpage story on the murder of another young black man in New York City. More...

Interesting Smith Interview

Dear Editor, The Wave's year-end interview and commentary with State Senator Malcolm Smith was very interesting. More...


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