2008-06-20 / Columnists

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said Years Ago... 20

Six to 10 girls stood by and cheered on two male blacks who slashed and robbed two 15-year-old girls from Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, June 15, in Rockaway Beach.

John Loughlin, 26, of 2320 Camp Road, Far Rockaway - the driver of the car responsible for the death of Marigrace Carroll, a Belle Harbor resident in her early 20's, on April 15, 1987 - was sentenced on Monday, June 13, to six months in prison and five years probation.

Raleigh Jones, 19, of 1261 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, is being held without bail for sentencing on Tuesday, July 5, as the robber who shot and critically injured Jeremy Newman, 62, as he sat in his car in his driveway in the Bayswater section of Far Rockaway on December 29.

Robert Gordis Day School of Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park will open an early childhood department in September.

Private Marcia C. Folkes, daughter of Sylvia and Lebert Folkes of 22-88 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, has completed basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Six to 10 girls stood by and cheered on two male blacks who slashed and robbed two 15-year-old girls from Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, June 15, in Rockaway Beach.

John Loughlin, 26, of 2320 Camp Road, Far Rockaway - the driver of the car responsible for the death of Marigrace Carroll, a Belle Harbor resident in her early 20's, on April 15, 1987 - was sentenced on Monday, June 13, to six months in prison and five years probation.

Raleigh Jones, 19, of 1261 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, is being held without bail for sentencing on Tuesday, July 5, as the robber who shot and critically injured Jeremy Newman, 62, as he sat in his car in his driveway in the Bayswater section of Far Rockaway on December 29.

Murder suspect James Monroe, 27, was brought before the grand jury on Monday, June 13, two years after the nude, bruised body of Charlene Daly, 23, was found in the foyer of her apartment at 20-11 Cornaga Avenue, Far Rockaway.

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York College will offer extension courses in Rockaway this fall. Classes will be housed in the Edgemere-Arverne Community Center, 57-10 Beach Channel Drive.

Four contractors are expected to share the work of completing the library building at Beach 117 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Ripped up boardwalk between Beach 116 Street and Beach 121 Street will be resurfaced. Spokesmen for the city's Department of Parks and Recreation gave the community that assurance this week.

"Rockaway Beaches are clean." This report came on Wednesday, June 14, as Nassau and Suffolk counties reported that "another long swath of filth and debris washed up on the south shore ocean beaches of Long Island, yesterday."

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When several motorists scurry for a recently vacated parking space it looks as if they were playing musical chairs on wheels. One gets the place to park and half a dozen others get mad.

One remaining landmark that nobody sees is the hulk of the S.S. Princess Anne that came ashore at Rockaway Point 50 years ago. It is now buried beneath the sand on which a beach club has since been erected.

Designers of the auto teller's window of the Chase Manhattan Bank's Rockaway Beach office either forgot or didn't know, about our airplane noise. The amplifier system at the window blows up the noise of each passing plane and sometimes it's startling.

Civil Court Judge Irving Mosberg has been on the bench since the beginning of the year and he likes it, but he admits to frequent nostalgic moments when he thinks of his long years of association with his former colleagues in the State Senate.

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High winds over the weekend made the beach less appealing for visitors, but it had at least one beneficial effect. Did you notice how clean the streets looked?

The new look to the schools that are now being built is not being taken that well. One person said "they are building schools that look like factories and factories that look like schools."

The Wave has learned this week that the ambulance service started by the Broad Channel Volunteers is going well. This following the presentation of an ambulance by Judge J. Irwin Shapiro.

Boat people tell us that the sale of outboard hulls and motors this season has been brisker that they have ever known it, as more and more people take to the water to get away from the traffic.

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