January 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold Weather Contributes To Hydrant Bust

FDNY crews struggle to get a busted fire hydrant under control on Monday, January 21 on the corner of Beach 67 Street and Beach Channel Drive. Beach 67 Street was closed off as gallons of water poured into the streets on a sub-freezing day. More...

Community

Smith Hosts Town Hall MeetingOn Local Problems

New York State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, who represents Rockaway in that body, recently held a town hall meeting at St. John's Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, on youth and family services. More...

Deadline For Scholar's Academy Applications

Applications for the 2008-2009 school year at the Scholar's Academy are currently being accepted. The application can be obtained from the school's website, http:// schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals /27/Q323. More...

SJEH Hosts Nutrition For The Kosher Home

More than 50 people came to hear Daniel Buff, M.D., Chief of Nutrition and Gerontology, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, speak on "Nutrition in the Kosher Home" on January 16, 2008, at Agudath Israel of West Lawrence. Dr. More...

Sports

Team Deuce/Sorrentino Stop the Violence Holiday Tournament

Finding alternatives to violence for youth on the peninsula is something that Team Deuce and Sorrentino's take pride in accomplishing. They have been hosting basketball and doubledutch tournaments for a few years. More...

Golf Instruction - Improving the Downswing

(Garyn is a USGTF Golf Professional. You can contact him for lessons at 347-404-3751.) Now things really begin to get interesting. The downswing is the main attraction, the moment of truth. It's when all the action of the swing really starts. More...

Rockaway NCAA College Basketball Stars Shine

Many of our local high school basketball stars have decided to take their game to the college level. The Wave would like to spotlight a few of the players who are shining in the NCAA this season. More...

Obits

Maurice Rupert Andrew Agrippa

Maurice Agrippa, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 11. He was 66. Agrippa was born in Georgetown, Guyana on October 20, 1941. He worked with the New York City Board of Education. More...

Gloria Amelia Crawford

Gloria Crawford, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 6. She was 74. Crawford was born in Inwood on November 10, 1932. She was a foster mother with New York State's foster care service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. More...

Armenia Anderson Cullen

Armenia Cullen a Rockaway resident, died January 13. She was 86. Cullen was born in South Carolina on June 29, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Cullen; parents, James and Mary Bowie Anderson; and grandson, Keith A. Rice. More...

33 Busted At 'Open Air Drug Market'

Criminal charges were filed against six locals last week, and 27 others were charged with drug-related offenses following a six-month undercover operation at what Queens District Attorney Richard Brown is terming "an open air drug market" in and ar More...

Cops ID Beach 44 Street DOA

Police sources told The Wave on Wednesday that the body found under the subway station on Beach 44 Street on Monday, January 14, was Radgas Binea, a 30-year-old Rockaway resident. More...

Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

It is not always obvious from the temperature that it is winter. When the winter winds whistle through the tree branches and house eaves, it is quite a sound. For some reason the sound seems to make the temperature feel colder. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise…Surprise

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718 474-0861; Fax: 718 474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org Entertaining and full of wonderful surprises. More...

From the Editor's Desk

Unintended Consequences: When Good Laws Go Bad

Having won the 1936 election by a wide margin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to use his political capital to push some of his favorite projects, one of those being housing for the poor. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Bust Of 'Open Air Drug Market'An Annual Affair

The drug sweep at the Hammel Houses public housing complex last week is just the latest of what has become an annual event this time of the year. More...

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Letters

Poor Lighting In Redfern

The following letter was written to the general manager of the New York City Housing Authority, Doug Apple. More...

Pit Bull Attack

Dear Editor, I wish to advise the local community of Broad Channel about a dog attack. The old Broad Channel Day Camp (now a new city park) is an area commonly used by dog walkers. More...

American Labor Unions

Dear Editor, I take umbrage to Mr. Israel's characterization as ironic, my analysis of labor unions and the state of American workers. More...


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