May 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'Operation COMP' Aimed At Gun Violence

Ramped up by the recent spate of gun violence that left two teens dead and five local residents with gunshot wounds, politicians, community leaders, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown went into emergency mode More...

Top Stories

Unleashing The Dogs

The third annual "It's My Bark Day" will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2008, rain or shine, from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. More...

Car Jumps Curb, Plows Into Home

An elderly man turning onto Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 77 Street lost control of his car on Tuesday, plowing onto the sidewalk, through a tree, and finally through the front porch of a new Arverne home. More...

DBP Residents Face $teep Increase

Residents at the Dayton Beach Park apartments, already furious that their management company neglected to pay more than $1 million in water bills, are facing a steep 22 percent maintenance fee increase that their board says is necessary in order to More...

School News

Rockaway Residents Graduate From CNR

The College of New Rochelle (CNR) held its commencement exercise on Thursday, May 22 at Radio City Music Hall. The 1,400 graduates included 17 individuals from CNR's Brooklyn Campus' Far Rockaway Extension Site. More...

Public School/Middle School Students Soak Up Army Corps Workshop

A team of Corps biologists and engineers held several workshops for PS/MS 43 students along the boardwalk behind their school. More...

MacLeod Earns Doctoral Degree

Dr. Douglas C. MacLeod Jr. earned a Doctor of Arts degree in Humanistic Studies from the University at Albany during the 164th graduating class commencement ceremony. More...

Sports

PC Soccer Will Crown Champions This Weekend

After two months of exciting action, the Peninsula Cup Champions League reaches it climax this weekend with six title matches and the annual awards barbeque. More...

Beach Volleyball Opening Night Brings In the Masses

The 2008 Rockaway Beach Volleyball season got its 19th season underway on Wednesday night under near perfect conditions at Riis Park. The sun was shining, the full moon was on the horizon but as usual the ocean winds were blowing. More...

Beach Channel Advances After Slaying Knights

The Beach Channel girls' soccer team gathered at the center of their home field on Tuesday afternoon expecting a storm to occur on what was a glorious sunny day. The storm wasn't coming from the clear blue skies. More...

Obits

Joseph Nathaniel Cox,Sr.

Radio Broadcaster

Joseph Cox Sr., a Rockaway resident, died May 18. He was 94. Cox was born in Coffeeville, Alabama on December 2, 1913. He became onair personality "Bro. Jonathan Joe Crane," and founded "The Gospel Highway" radio show. More...

Eleanor M.Fadde

Homemaker

Eleanor Fadde, a 41-year Rockaway resident, coming from Greenpoint, died May 29. Fadde, a homemaker, was born in Queens. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima parish. More...

Mary A.McKeon

Administrative Assistant

Mary McKeon, a six-year Rockaway resident, coming from Lynbrook, died May 22. McKeon was born in Astoria. She worked as an administrative assistant for National Subrogation Service. More...

Local Super Busted For Sexual Abuse

A Rockaway man, who reportedly serves as the super for the apartment building in which he lives, has been arrested for sexually abusing three young girls over the past two months, court records show. More...

Memorial Day Celebrated Throughout Peninsula

The Memorial Day weekend was celebrated throughout the Rockaway peninsula last week under beautiful skies and high temperatures. More...

Community

Local Snags 'Best Actor' in NY Indie Fest

Fourteen-year lifeguard, former skate shop owner, bartender, and now award winning actor, Rockaway resident Thaddeus Schneider notched the best actor award in the 2008 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. More...

All-Star Project Demands Rockaway Trauma Center

The All-Stars Project, an anti-violence program that focuses on teen development, has asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to visit Rockaway and to provide a number of services th More...

BC Memorial Day Parade Draws Hundreds To CBB

Broad Channel held its annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 25, with many marchers and hundreds lining the sidewalks of Cross Bay Boulevard. Once again, the parade was hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended by many local groups. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Iron Man' - Solid

Hollywood took a big risk, casting actor Robert Downey, Jr., as the lead in its new mega-million-dollar superhero franchise, "Iron Man." But judging by the spectacular results at the box office ($104 million opening weekend), the gamble is paying o More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

If you are looking for Geraldine Chapey's column, "Chatting With Chapey," you probably will not see it for a while. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Moving Past Memorial Day

The Memorial Parade this past Sunday was well-attended. A good number of people lined the boulevard to watch the parade. More...

Drawing On Science For Kids

A Rock You Find On The Beach Is Most Likely An Alien

Rocks you find anywhere most likely came from elsewhere. And it wasn't even the same shape or size originally. Either it was transported by someone to the place you found it, or it got there by a force of nature. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rockaway is A Beach Community

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his friends wander around a city park with a glass of wine in their hands and everybody says, "bad, bad," and laughs at the sight. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

SUPER DELEGATES COLLIDE AT THE DEMOCRAT'S CONVENTION More...

Letters

Water Revenue Diverted

Dear Editor, While Rockaway residents have been shocked by the staggering unpaid water bills at Dayton Beach Park, we may have missed that we are all facing a 14.5 percent increase in water and sewer charges in July. More...

Excellent Letter,Comments and Suggestions

This letter is in response to William Molloy's "Change the A Line" letter in the May 16 edition of The Wave. More...

Stillborn.An Open Letter To Anthony Weiner

Dear Editor, An old political ploy: get money allocated for a popular project, vis-à-vis, the Second Avenue subway, make the project fail and then use those funds for self serving reasons. More...


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