2008-06-27 / Columnists

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...

Detective Howard Simon of Queens Sex Crimes Squad is investigating a report that a 27-year-old woman who lives in Rockaway was assaulted and raped on Sunday morning, June 19, about two o'clock, while she was walking on the beach at Bay 2 in Jacob Riis Park.

Frank Neal of Nautical Ventures confirmed to The Wave the possibility of housing as many as 500 homeless veterans in a converted World War II troopship at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Airport at the tip of the Marine Parkway Bridge.

Detective Matthew Fogarty of Queens Sex Crimes Unit is leading an investigation into allegations that a teacher at Public School 225 in Rockaway Park has been sexually assaulting children.

Congregation Shaare Zedek of Edgemere, the oldest synagogue in the Far Rockaway area, will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Sunday, June 26, with a festive dinner honoring its rabbi, Aaron Gelman.

Police officers and others close to the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Beach volunteered so unhesitatingly last week to help fellow Police Officer Gerard Krusch find his two-year-old daughter Jennifer, who had wandered into the woods in Holbrook, L.I., that family feels it can never express enough gratitude.

Marion Koy Dever of Breezy Point, a sophomore in Harper College majoring in psychology at State University of New York at Binghamton, has been appointed a resident assistant for the fall 1988 semester in the Dickinson County residential complex.

To mark Flag Day (June 14) the Junior Glee Club of Public School 105 in Edgemere belted out a moving patriotic program, first in the auditorium of the school and then at the Adult Care Center of the Peninsula Nursing Home in its neighborhood.

Ardenia Hughes, 19, of Beach 47 Street, Edgemere, was arrested last weekend after a 19-year-old police sergeant's daughter was shot, allegedly during a robbery attempt made while she was strolling in Times Square (Seventh Avenue between 42 and 43 Streets, Manhattan) shortly after 1 a.m. last Saturday, June 18.

30 Years Ago...

Five resolutions introduced by Assemblywoman Gerdi E. Lipschultz aimed at bringing legalized casino gambling to New York State, were passed in Friday by both the Assembly and New York State Senate.

It was dark, it was raining, and swimming silently into the light from their flashlight was a shark 10 feet long. That's the experience of Phil D'Agastino and Steve Badamo of Broad Channel as they returned from a sail they took in Jamaica Bay in a run-about on Wednesday, June 21.

Matthew Gross, 24, of Dayton Towers, was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in connection with an alleged attempt to take some fishing equipment from the L.H. Martin store in the Dayton shopping center.

40 Years Ago...

At the rate work is now going on, the enlarged O'Donohue Park at Far Rockaway should be in operation by midsummer. Parking space was at a premium before noon last Sunday.

One reason for voting machines getting out of order in the primary elections last week was that some voters attempted to cross party lines.

Adolescents, claiming to number about 75, say they are going to stage a demonstration on the public beach on Beach 72 Street at 9 o'clock Saturday morning to call attention to the need for more surfing privileges without having to go to Breezy Point Park to pursue the sport.

This may be the last summer for residents of the former Marsell's bungalow court on Beach 98 Street. some of whom have been spending summers there for years. Plans are in the making for a Mitchell-Lama development.

50 Years Ago...

The Long Island Rail Road has set a mark for others to follow in creating that fine blacktop parking place next to its new station on Nameoke Street, but could easily provide for twice that number. Wonder how they'll keep the non-passenger out.

When Harold Parrott and family found out they would have to leave Neponsit for Los Angeles this summer they were downcast for the Dodgers' move which made it necessary for Business Manager Parrott to go with them. It was especially hard on Parrott to have to dispose of his fine skiff, Dodger, which he had recently repowered.

People who love a parade will just have to be on the boulevard between Beach 116 Street and Beach 94 Street tomorrow night when the Queens County Legionnaires parade here.

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