April 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Council Pols Split On Congestion Pricing

There is a growing number of people in Rockaway and throughout the outer boroughs who believe that the Mayor's congestion pricing plan is wrong, unnecessary and a regressive tax on middle class wage earners. More...

Top Stories

101 Precinct Cops Seize Drugs,Gun In Far Rockaway

Six large marijuana plants, numerous bags of marijuana and a loaded 12- gauge shotgun were confiscated by members of the NYPD during an arrest of two males at a drug bust last month, police sources say. More...

Residents: Construction Site Poses Risks

The foundations at the Beach 26 Street construction site are filled with water. The fence panels are either missing or leaning outward towards the street. More...

City:Dayton Beach Park Is Water Bill Ditcher

The Dayton Beach Park Apartments, visible in rows along Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Beach, owes the city more than $1 million in overdue water bill payments, dating back two years, according to a spokesperson for the city's Department of Enviro More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

At Capital One Bank Theater

Pat Benatar April 11 Live Nation presents four time Grammy Award winning rock singer and Long Island native, Pat Benatar, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury (formerly the North Fork Theatre) on Friday April 11th at 8 pm. More...

RMAC To Host Literary Arts And Film Festival

On Sunday, June 8, more than 40 authors will gather on the Rockaway peninsula to talk about their works, do book signings and participate in a series of planned panel discussions about books and writing, in southern Queens at Gateway National Recre More...

Business News

Rockaway Seafood Company

Fine Dining Has Arrived In Rockaway Beach

Fine dining has arrived in the west end of the peninsula with the opening of the Rockaway Seafood Company, a spanking new restaurant, raw bar and sushi facility. More...

Sports

College Basketball Corner: Teel,Forbes Among Stars on National Stage

Vernon Teel took an unlikely route to the junior college ranks, one that many college basketball fans would consider "backward" in some respects. After a stellar career at Flushing High School where he averaged 27. More...

Atwood Wins Peggy Boyle Sportsmanship Award

Meghan Atwood was presented with the Joan Briody Sportsmanship Award at the recently completed St. Francis de Sales Peggy Boyle Memorial Tournament. More...

High School Update: Beach Channel Boys Tennis Hangs On

Last spring, Michael Hinds and Carl Johnson were happy to be part of a boys' tennis team that clinched an undefeated regular season and win the PSAL Queens B1 Division Title. More...

Letters

Eliminate Placards, Not Motorists

Dear Editor, As reported in last week's Wave, the Mayor's Congestion Pricing Plan (I mean, his Commuter Tax Proposal) seeks to reduce 150,000 vehicles a day from entering Manhattan below Bloomingdales. More...

Congestion Pricing Plan

The Following letter was sent to City Council Member Davis I. Weprin. Dear Editor, I wish to commend you efforts in opposing the mayor's congestion pricing scheme. More...

We Have The Right To Be Concerned

Dear Editor, In her editorial to The Wave on March 21, President Ronni Schwab of the West End Temple supports her argument that cell phone antennas pose no health risk to our children and community based on what she describes as "50 years of scien More...

Busted For Sexual Assault

AFar Rockaway man was arrested in Manchester, Connecticut last Tuesday after police responded to a frantic 911 call from a woman who said that she had been raped. More...

Cops Seek Granny Basher

Detectives from the 101 Precinct Squad are searching for this man, who allegedly mugged a 78-year-old woman who was entering the Capitol One Bank at 17-39 Seagirt Boulevard at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26. More...

Community

Meet First Congregational Church's New Pastor

Joseph Medlin seems destined to live and work near a beach. The new pastor at the First Congregational Church grew up in a beach community and now works at another, here in Rockaway, 600 miles away from where he grew up. More...

Scholars'Academy Hosts Flea Market April 5

The Scholars' Academy will host a Flea Market on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, sponsored by The Scholars' Academy PTA Fundraising Committee, will be held in The Scholars' Academy cafeteria, Seaside Avenue and Beach 103 Street. More...

Addabbo Supports Veteran Property Tax Rebates

City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is supporting an effort to ensure that all veterans will receive the same treatment in obtaining the residential property tax rebate. More...

School News

Stories Soar From Seaside School

More than 300 students from kindergarten through sixth grade gathered on Friday, February 14, to celebrate the unveiling of their books. The students produced autobiographies, essays, mysteries and science fiction stories. More...

Neponsit Residents Named To Marist Dean's List

Marist College announces that Neponsit residents Courtney J. Calciano and Kevin T. Quinn have been named to the fall 2007 dean's list. More...

PS/MS 105 Students Celebrate Mexico

First grade teachers and students of PS/MS 105 culminated their Core Knowledge unit of Mexico by participating in a Fiesta. Students wore sombreros, danced the Mexican Hat Dance and ate tortillas and tacos. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The cell tower controversy that had embroiled the West End Temple and its neighbors has ended with a whimper rather than a bang. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Officially, it's spring! But there has been enough cold weather to make us think it is still winter. Some people said it feels like it has been a very long winter, even though we had only a sprinkling of snow. More...

Drawing On Science For Kids

Water You Flush Can End Up As The Water You Drink

OK, the above title isn't as bad as you think. You'll see why as you read on. Water is a part of every living thing (about 90 percent of your body is water) and it covers about 97 percent of the earth's surface as ocean water. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Keep The Redfern Community Center Open

The shortsightedness of city officials never ceases to amaze us. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

Full Story

It's My Turn

Reading, Writing and Puberty

MaryAnn Keim, president of I'm All Girl, Inc. (and Boys Too!), a company created and dedicated to helping educate preteens (and their parents) about puberty. She can be reached at mary ann@imallgirl. More...

Obits

Kathleen Patricia Duffy

Clerk

Kathleen Duffy, a longtime Breezy Point resident, died April 3. Duffy, a clerk, was born in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. She was a parishioner at St. Thomas More Church. More...

Jewel Garcia

Resident

Jewel Garcia, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 28. She was 56. Garcia was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on February 17, 1952. She was preceded in death by her father, Pedro Garcia; and brother, Ian Garcia. More...

Ivan Joslyn Harvey

Auditor

Ivan Harvey, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 23. He was 63. Harvey, an auditor, was born in St. Anne, Jamaica, West Indies on June 18, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Delphina; sons, Dr. More...


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