April 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Assault At B. 84 Street Playground Leaves Several Injured

Five white children were injured on April 14 when they were attacked by a gang of 15 to 20 minority teens at the Shore Front Parkway playground where they were sitting on the swings, parents say. More...

Assembly Passes Gun Safety Bill

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Unsanitary Conditions On Beach 90 Street

A dilapidated building located on Beach 90 Street, adjacent to Rockaway Freeway, has become a community eyesore. What was once the Greenrose Café and a church is now a rat infested, garbage dump. More...

School News

Fraiman Named To Dean's List

Far Rockaway resident Talia Fraiman has been named to the dean's list at American University for the fall 2007 term. Fraiman, a senior in the School of International Service, is majoring in international studies. More...

Scholars'Academy Hosts Visiting Principal Network

The Scholars' Academy shared its "Outstanding Quality Review" rating's underlying practices with principals from across the five boroughs on April 10. More...

St. Rose Of Lima Students Visit Albany

Senator Serphin Maltese and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer welcomed fifth grade students from St. Rose of Lima to Albany on April 2. More...

Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

Well, finally the weather and fish are settling down. And unless you live in a cave, the word around these parts is flounder, and pretty good flounder fishing at that. More...

St.Camillus Special Olympians Win Parade Award

The festivities of the Queens County Rockaway Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade were thoroughly enjoyed by the athletes, parents, friends and coaches of the St. Camillus Special Olympics/Rockaway Beach Special Athletics Team. More...

Sorrentino Holds Clinic As Baseball Season Nears

FRHS Baseball Coach Demonstrates BB Skills to Area Youth

As Major League Baseball heads into its fourth week, youngsters all over the country are getting ready for Little League. That includes kids right here in Rockaway. More...

Letters

Thanks For Exposing Management

Dear Editor, I want to thank The Wave for exposing my cooperative Dayton Beach Park, its managing agent Phipps in last week's issue. More...

Knockout Punch On CP

Dear Editor, I would like to applaud the New York State Assembly, its members and Speaker Sheldon Silver for delivering a knockout punch to Mayor Bloomberg's wrong-headed Congestion Pricing (CP). More...

A Clear and Cogent Analysis

Dear Editor, Thank you for a clear and cogent analysis of the problems facing "life-long" democrats in the coming election. The Democratic Party cannot afford to once again lose the presidential election since it will spell its destruction. More...

Rite-Aid Melee Leads To Injuries

At least three Rockaway residents were injured on Monday when a melee ensued in the parking lot of the new Rite Aid Pharmacy on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 108 Street. According to some of the local residents involved in the altercation, i More...

DBP Water Shocker: Board Knew Of Delinquency Problem Last Year

While the meeting last Monday dedicated to Dayton Beach Park Apartment's $1.2 million water debt crisis provided little resolution to the problem, taped evidence revealed subsequent to the meeting provided concrete proof that the Board of Directors More...

Community

Emergency Preparedness Discussion At SJEH

St John's Episcopal Hospital's Hemodialysis Center hosted a discussion by the American Red Cross, on emergency preparedness. The organization gave advice on preparing families and homes in the event of a disaster. More...

The 'Art Of Nature' Workshop At Gateway Recreational Area

Artist and illustrator Patricia J. Wynne will host a free workshop and book signing on Sunday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area. More...

Four Chaplains Honored At St.Francis de Sales

Members of the American Legion Daniel M. O'Connell Post #272 Auxiliary Unit participated in the annual Queens County Four Chaplains ceremony held at St. Francis de Sales Church. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Shine A Light' - Great Stones Music In Imax Mess

Those who love the Rolling Stones must be fanatical to spend two hours literally in the faces of veteran rock n' rollers Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The City Council has asked the NYPD to add a statistic involving crimes committed in local parks to its crime database. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Here's what's happening around the Channel: Christ Presbyterian Church at Noel and Church Roads is holding Bingo on Friday, April 18 in the Church Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; early bird at 6:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. More...

Cross Currents

Ahhhhh, warm weather. Outdoor fun and baseball! It's time to watch our kids play T-ball and little league. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Call For Calm, No Matter What The Decision

Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to a church in Jamaica last week to meet with clergy and elected officials about the coming verdict in the Sean Bell shooting case. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"GET ON YOUR MARK..." More...

It's My Turn

David Lichtenthal is a new resident of the Arverne By The Sea development. More...

Obits

William J.Breen

Postal Worker

William Breen, a 60-year Rockaway resident, died April 11. Breen, a retired United States postal worker, was born in Manhattan. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of St. Camillus Golden Age Club. More...

Eugene Brown

Chef

Eugene Brown, a 55-year Rockaway resident, died April 12. Brown, a retired chef, was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. More...

Rita Neilson

Retired

Rita Neilson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 8. She was 81. Neilson was born in Fort Apache, Bronx on May 12, 1926. She worked as a waitress at Taso's Diner and retired in 1991. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Neilson. More...


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