June 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'They Had The Right To Live' - Rally, Vigil Against Killings

Latina Bilbro was killed in June 2006 outside the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway, just a week after celebrating her 18th birthday. Brandon Bethea, 15, was shot May 17 at the Redfern Houses. More...

Top Stories

Calleja-Call Him The Comeback Kid

Scalpels and other medical instruments are not the only sharp objects Dr. Gregorio Calleja has encountered in his lifetime. Indeed, this Rockaway resident has added other titles to his name besides M.D. More...

Assembly Protects Senior Services

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

Bungalow Owner Wants Mid-Rise Demolished

Bungalow owner Richard George, who was featured in The Wave three weeks ago, after Queens Supreme Court ruled that a mid-rise building was improperly built on the oceanfront, blocking his bungalow from the ocean, is now asking that the entire five- More...

School News

FDA VI PTA's Annual Appreciation Banquet

The Frederick Douglass Academy VI PTA held its second annual Appreciation Banquet on Saturday, June 7 at JFK Holiday Inn. More than 200 people attended the event where young women wore flowing gowns and young men dressed in jackets and ties. More...

Baez and Ajemba Receive Dean's List Honors

Christopher P. Baez of Far Rockaway and Mathew Ajemba of Arverne were named to the dean's list at Morrisville State College for the spring 2008 semester. More...

PS 104 Students Become Published Authors

Second and fourth grade students at P.S. 104 are continuing a tradition of becoming published authors. With the help of their teachers and Nationwide Learning Incorporated, students created hard-cover books that were shared with other grades. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The city's Department of Environmental Protection is the agency that has charge of the water bills that all homeowners must pay. More...

Broad Channel Bits

BCAC Starts Mardi-Gras Fundraising

The weather so far this spring and summer has been a bit unusual, to say the least. One thing is certain- the flowers and other green living things are getting a good amount of watering from Mother Nature. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance Calls To Artists, Supporters And Thinkers

Calls to Artists: Full prospectuses and entry forms for the following exhibitions: http://www.rockawayartistsalliance. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A National Park That's Become A Neighborhood Park

When the National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of the Interior took over the land that now makes up Gateway National Recreation Area, the park was hailed as the first urban national park, to rival Grand Canyon, Yosemite and the others. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"MARS LANDER LOSES PHOTOS ... ..." More...

Obits

Obituaries

Last week we received incorrect information about the family members of Edward Dillon. He was preceded in death by his sister, Josephine; and brother, James. More...

Francis E. Benzinger

Security Guard

Francis Benzinger, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 18. Benzinger, a security guard, was born in the Bronx. More...

Della Blocker

Resident

Della Blocker, a Rockaway resident, died June 13. Blocker was born in Williston, South Carolina on April 9, 1917. More...

Lock Your Doors!

Burglary 'Pattern' Hits West End

Leaving your front door unlocked increases the possibility of a burglar hitting your home, police officials at the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Beach warn, adding that nothing else makes it easier for an intruder to enter and take your prized belonging More...

Summer Save For Redfern Center

State Senator Malcolm Smith provided a breath of fresh air for the youth of Far Rockaway this week by announcing that he has allocated funding to re-open the Redfern Community Center for the summer. More...

Community

100 PCT CC Honors Several Cops At Meeting

Rockaway Rotary Club President Rabbi Melvyn May awards the 100 Precinct a donation to help buy new equipment and tools. More...

Cunningham Graduates St. Francis Prep

John Michael Cunningham, son of Mike and Lisa Cunningham of Broad Channel has graduated from St. Francis Prep School. More...

Cancer Survivors Celebrate

The annual Cancer Society "Relay for Life," will be held this weekend at the Riis Park Mall. Dozens of teams will join to walk laps to raise funds to fight the disease. The event will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Don't Mess With The Zohan' - Sandler's Assassin Shampoo

Adam Sandler may have found the secret to ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Comedy. More...

Family Movie Night In Tribute Park

The new HSBC branch located at 116-09 Beach Channel Drive will be hosting a family movie night at Tribute Park on Saturday, June 28. More...

Summer Children Series At Capital One Bank Theatre

Seven popular children shows will be performed at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury this summer. More...

Business News

Ribbon-Cutting At New Cedarhurst Office

New, independent ambulatory office suites in the 123 Maple Avenue Professional Building in Cedarhurst opened recently. Martin Grossman, M.D., Director of Medicine at Peninsula Hospital Center, and Jay K. More...

Sports

Freshman Golfer Swings For The Stars

Scholars' Academy has within its walls more than academic scholars. The establishment also can boast about its athletes, among them, new rising golf star Xander McDonald-Smith. More...

Rockaway Beach Volleyball League Reaches Halfway Mark of Season

A beautiful night at the beach brought beautiful play at the nets as the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League reached the midway point of the 2008 season. Pennant races are heating up and the final playoff spots are being hotly contested. More...

Pee-Wee Seniors Play In Rockaway All-Star Game

The American League and National League Pee Wee Seniors gathered on Friday, June 13 to play in the Rockaway Little League All-Star Game at Fort Tilden. More...

Letters

Don't Move The Summer Concerts

Dear Editor, My husband and I are very disappointed about the closing of the summer concerts in Fort Tilden. More...

Energy Crisis

Dear Editor: Nikita Khrushchev promised to bury us; little did he know that given a little time, and with the help of the environmental nuts, we would bury ourselves. More...

From The President Of New York City Transit

Dear Editor: The following is a response to a letter sent to New York City Transit regarding Subway Service to the Rockaways. Dear Mr. More...


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