May 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Wave Office Closed Monday, May 26

The Wave Office will be closed on Monday, May 26 to honor those who have given their lives for our nation as well as those who fight today on foreign shores. Deadlines for this week's paper will remain the same, however. More...

Top Stories

Sanders: Release City Anti-Violence Funds

In a response to the shooting deaths this weekend of Brandon Bethea, 15, and Tyrese Johnson, 16, Councilman James Sanders Jr. pleaded with Mayor Michael Bloomberg to release anti-violence and anti-gang money that has been frozen by the city. More...

Senate Measure Allows Hearsay Evidence From Sexually Abused Minors

New York Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith sponsored a bill that was unanimously passed by the Senate aimed at allowing the outof court testimony from a child less than 12 years of age to be admissible during a sex abuse trial. More...

Child Sex Abuse Measure Passes Senate

The second of a three bill package to combat child sex abuse sponsored by State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith has passed the Senate unanimously. The latest measure (S. More...

School News

Addabbo Urges Mayor To Restore Ed Cuts

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Lawrence Woodmere Academy Poets Featured In Anthology

Creative Communications, Inc. has selected six poets from Ellen Komisarow's seventh grade English class at Lawrence Woodmere Academy to be featured in their anthology entitled A Celebration of Young Poets. More...

Stella Maris Chorus Awarded Silver Plaque

The Stella Maris Chorus traveled to Boston to participate in the Heritage Festival, where, under the direction of Silvestre Padron, they were awarded a silver plaque. Pictured are (back row) Padron, A. Nieves, J. Rivera, D. Feddern, I. Mendez, A. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

It is hard for many locals to understand how Rockaway Postmaster George Buonocore keeps his position. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Many Events Scheduled For May

It's really getting to look and feel like spring and it's great to be outdoors without coat or jacket. Nice warm sunshine and blue skies, with a few clouds here and there have been the order of the day lately. More...

Cross Currents

St. Rose Of Lima School Begins Collaboration With Red Cross

We've been adopted!!! We are so lucky to have the students, faculty and staff at St. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Halting Gun Violence

There have been seven people killed or wounded by gun violence in the Far Rockaway community in the past week. Two young people, 15 and 17-years-of-age, have died. Five others were shot and badly wounded. Unfortunately, this is not a new story. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

ME SAME? More...

It's My Turn

Two weeks ago, while driving east on Beach Channel Drive (BCD) from Beach 116 Street, I glanced at the seemingly abandoned property between Beach 108 Street and Beach 112 Street adjacent to the LIPA substation and thought, "What a disgrace!" After More...

Obits

James P.Clark

Social Worker

James Clark, a 21-year Rockaway resident, died May 20. He was 64. Clark was born in Rockaway Beach on March 22, 1944. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church. More...

Paul Joseph DeFiore

Retired Truck Driver

Paul DeFiore, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 18. He was 79. DeFiore was born in Brooklyn on April 11, 1929. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Era. He was a parishioner of St. Gertrude Church. More...

Barbara Gardner

Clergy

Barbara Gardner, a Rockaway resident, died May 9. She was 57. Gardner was born in Wilbur, North Carolina on January 26, 1951. She was the founder of God's Anointed House of Prayer and Deliverance. More...

North Carolina Teen Shot In Broad Daylight

A teenager who once lived in Rockaway, but was sent to live with relatives in North Carolina because of the violence locally, was shot once in the head and killed as he walked into a restaurant on Mott Avenue and Beach 21 Street on Monday afternoo More...

Five Fall In Drive-By Salvo Of Shots

Five men were shot and wounded as they stood on a Far Rockaway street corner early on Sunday morning, in what police are terming a drive-by shooting committed by six Long Island residents. More...

Community

Smith Offers Tips On Saving Money On Gas

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith urges New Yorkers to prepare for summer by looking for ways to conserve energy and use less gas. More...

Amanda Costa Donates Her Hair to Locks Of Love

Amanda Costa, a student at St. Rose of Lima, donated 11 inches of hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. More...

Bike Tour Highlights Historic Rockaway

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance sponsored a bike trip through historic Rockaway last weekend. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Charlie Daniels Band To Play At Westbury June 19

Live Nation presents Volunteer Jam, starring one of the greatest bands of Southern Rock, the Charlie Daniels Band, on Thursday, June 19 at 8 PM. The Charlie Daniels Band will be joined by special guests .38 Special and Shooter Jennings. More...

'Fugitive Pieces' - Holocaust Ghosts

"To live with ghosts requires solitude." The words of writer Jakob Beer (Stephen Dillane) haunt the film, "Fugitive Pieces," much like the phantom memories of his family, which was slain during the Holocaust. More...

'The Face Of War' To Kick Off Film Festival

"Art in the Face of War", David Baugnon's feature documentary film will kick off the 2008 Rockaway Film Festival at Fort Tilden on Saturday, June 7 at 7 p.m. It's a fitting time with Memorial Day celebrations in the air and a fitting venue as well. More...

Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheel House

The full moon and surrounding phases saw a spike in both the size and amount of stripers caught in our area. More...

Rockaway Ravens Seek Players, Cheerleaders

The Rockaway Ravens will continue spring registration this Saturday for their youth football and cheerleading program. Registration will take place on Saturday, at the Far Rockaway High School athletic field, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

'Say Yes To Tennis, No To Violence' Day

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by the former Mayor David N. More...

Letters

One Small Ramp Will Make Things Better

Dear Editor, In Rockaway Park we endure harsh winters, few shopping malls, and no parks. Just for the great outdoors on our great beaches. Locally for three years, one begged, called to no avail for a small ramp at 103-00 Shore Front Parkway. More...

New Ferry Service

Dear Editor, Congratulations on getting funding for the Rockaway - BAT ferry service. I have taken the Bay Ridge/Sunset Park ferry, when it has been available, since 1986. More...

A Suggestion For The Editor

Dear Editor, The next time that you and Linda Feinstein want to insult an entire community (Beachcomber 5/2/08) I would suggest the following changes. Substitute "Sea-Gate" for "Breezy Point" and "Jewish" for "Irish." JOHN J. More...


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