April 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fast-Moving Fire Injures 20

Twenty locals, including nine children, were sent to local hospitals when firefighters were called to a fast-moving fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning, fire officials say. More...

Top Stories

Rockaway Rotary Celebrates 30th Annual Ocean Run

Hundreds Expected At Beach 116 Street Starting Line

The Rockaway Rotary will host its 30th Annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run, Sponsored by Sweet'N Low on Sunday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at Beach 116 Street on the boardwalk. More...

Choice For Gateway:More Ecology,Less Development

The people have spoken on what they want to see for the development of Gateway National Recreation Area, and what they want is less development and more "open space. More...

City Sets Shred Fest To Fight Identity Theft

Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, Criminal Justice Coordinator John Feinblatt, officials from the Departments of Parks & Recreation and Sanitation and Frank Abagnale, More...

School News

Local Students Nominated For Achievement Award

The Scholars' Academy announces the nomination of Christian Nolasco, class 603; Vincent Montanaro, class 703; and Gabriela Lipper, class 806 for the 20th Annual Hispanics Achievement Awards. More...

Stella Maris Students Rally For The Pope

Sixteen Stella Maris students attended the Youth Rally honoring Pope Benedict XVI on his visit to NYC. The students were delighted to get a close-up view as the Pontiff passed in his Popemobile. More...

St.Rose Of Lima Hosts Math Bee

St. Rose of Lima students in grades 1 through 3 participated in the yearly primary level Math Bee. On April 7, students competed in a multi-round competition, under the direction of the math coordinator, Dena Iavecchio. More...

Sports

Rockaway Beach Volleyball League Final Pre-Season Meeting Scheduled

In preparation for the volleyball season, a critical date is fast approaching. The final RBVL pre-season meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. at the Kerry Hills Pub. More...

St.Virgilius/BCAC Girls Defeat St.Pancras In Thriller

The St. Virgilius/BCAC Pee-Wee girl's softball team began the 2008 season with an exciting 6-4 victory over St. Pancras at Central Field in Glendale on April 19. The Lady Shamrocks were led by pitcher Kelsey Trudden, who struck out 14 St. More...

BCAC/St.Virgilius Tyros Split Doubleheader

The BCAC/St. Virgilius Tyro softball team split a doubleheader against Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Whitestone last week. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Open Parking Spaces,Not Closed Minds

Once again, the great minds in the Department of Transportation believe that they know better than local residents what a community needs. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

It's My Turn

Dropping NAFTA Would Cause Harm For America

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science in 1972 and has written many books and articles, including his latest best-seller, "The Late Great USA. More...

Obits

Lloyd Brathwaite

Retired

Lloyd Brathwaite, a Rockaway resident, died April 20. He was 79. Brathwaite was born on January 31, 1929. He worked as a supervisor with the New York City Parks Department and retired in 1992. More...

Maureen B.Cori

Financial Investigator

Maureen Cori, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died April 23. Cori was born in Manhattan. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, St. Rose of Lima Young at Heart Golden Age, St. Francis de Sales Sea Breeze Golden Age, St. More...

Christine Ann Festa

Christine Festa died April 19. She was 43. Festa grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois and was an active member of the Naperville Community. More...

'No Parking' A Sign of BC Problems

The Department of Transportation has begun placing "No Parking Any Time" signs along many of the streets west of Cross Bay Boulevard as part of a plan to restrict parking on the "substandard width streets" in the island community, sparking widespre More...

Detectives Corral Cop Shooter

Detective Kevin Cashen, a member of the 101 Precinct Detective Squad, left, walks Takin Newsome from the precinct house. Newsome allegedly shot at two police officers at Beach 54 Street on Monday, April 14. More...

Community

Belle Harbor Mother Creates Slurp & Burp

An Innovative Breastfeeding Cover

Missy Reder, a mother of four from Belle Harbor, is the creator of Slurp & Burp, an innovative breastfeeding cover that keeps moms covered but not the baby. More...

The American Cancer Society Need Volunteers

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to help enroll individuals in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3. Enrollment will take place during the Fourth Annual Relay For Life at Shea Stadium on Saturday, May 17. More...

Justin Zemser's Bar Mitzvah

Justin Zemser, son of lifetime Rockaway residents Howard and Susan Zemser was Bar Mitzvahed on Saturday, April 5, at Congregation Derech Emunoh in Arverne, with Rabbi Rubinstein and Cantor Shindler officiating. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Stop Loss' - Back Door Draft Abuse

Feature films about the Iraq War appear to be box office poison. More...

Business News

Local Businesswoman Honored

Elaine Tomassetti-Scotto, Belle Harbor resident, was honored by Partners for Progress, sponsored by Queensborough Community College. She was selected Corporate Partner of the Year. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

A drug bust at Beach 69 Street. A gun bust on Beach 56 Street. The granny basher nabbed by cops. The robbery of a Chinese restaurant on Beach 43 Street. Ashooting in the shopping center parking lot at Beach 86 Street. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Many people who have seasonal allergies suffer at this time of year. But even they can appreciate the sights of trees budding, the green of grass and other plants becoming deeper and brighter, and shoots that will become flowers growing taller. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Opening Reception Sunday For Three RAA Exhibits

"Of Women," as curated by Sophia Skeans, is one of the most moving, original shows that has graced sTudio 6 Gallery. "Of Women" is about women, told through the voices of women. It is poignant and eloquent. More...

Letters

The Truth About The BCHS Yearbook

The Wave has agreed to withhold the names of the students because they fear retribution from teachers should their names be known. More...

Economic Incentive

Dear Editor, We all will receive our economic incentive checks shortly from Uncle Sam. This ill thought out plan is not helping our economy but in return is going to help out China more than us. More...

Let's Get Up And Get Out

Dear Editor, As we all know, there is nothing for seniors or kids to do in Far Rockaway. Why don't we try to start a senior bowling team? More...


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