July 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

DEC Sets Decon Meeting

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and the state's Department of Environmental Conservation will host a town hall meeting at Beach Channel High School on Wednesday night, July 23, at 6 p.m. More...

Top Stories

Off-Duty Cop Who Shot Local Back On Job

The off-duty New York Police Department detective who was placed on modified duty after his drunken shootout in Jamaica, Queens with a Far Rockaway man outside a night club in Jamaica, Queens last week, has been restored to full duty, Police Commis More...

Family Justice Center To Aid Domestic Violence Victims

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown joined the mayor on Tuesday, July 15 to open the Family Justice Center. More...

Binge Drinking Encouraged By Local Supermarket

The Waldbaum's supermarket on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 112 Street is currently selling beer bongs for only $3.99, an instrument that is used in a drinking game that encourages participants to quaff down an entire beer in one swallo More...

School News

A Successful Year At West End Temple Nursery School

Parents, families, friends, teachers and the community made the 2007-2008 school year at West End Temple Nursery School a success. Pictured is the Universal Pre-Kindergarten class of 2008. More...

Business News

Kate's Market Place: Rockaway's Best Gourmet Food Market

'If Customers Pay A Premium Price, They Should Get A Premium Product'

Stop by Kate's new meat department, featuring fresh Boar's Head hamburgers and fresh, portion controlled Murray's chicken breasts. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

There is a great need for blood donations to alleviate a growing shortage of blood for medical transfusions. More...

Broad Channel Bits

BCAC Sets Numerous Mardi Gras Events

Most of the summer is perfect for outdoor activities- but there is fun indoors, too. A lot of activity is taking place all over the community- some indoor, some outdoor. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Of This And That…And One Or Two Others

Stay in touch with RAA: The RAA website home page now includes a convenient calendar of all events. Here RAA will list classes, general meetings, the Summer Moons schedule and much more. Check out: www.rockawayartistsal liance. More...

Sports

Beach Volleyball League Makes Trip To Breezy Point

The best match of the night for the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League was also the longest match. More...

St. Francis Summer Classic Thanks Volunteers

The St. Francis Summer Classic continues to draw large crowds as the basketball regular season moves towards the playoffs, with very little interference from Mother Nature. More...

Bishop Kearney High School Dinner Salutes Athletes

The recently held Bishop Kearney High School's Sports Awards Dinner was a very special event, honoring winning teams and winning players. More...

Letters

Waterfalls Do Not Starve Seniors

Dear Editor, In this week's opinions, the editor equates the loss in funding for the city's senior food program to wasteful spending on "Manhattan projects that bring little to locals" citing as an example Olafur Eliasson's public art piece, "The More...

Wonderful Doctor Cares About The Women She Treats

Dear Editor, I would appreciate for Dr. G. Francisco to be acknowledged for her outstanding work in the community of Far Rockaway. Dr. G. Francisco is an OB/GYN at the Joseph Addabbo Family Health Centers. More...

Nitrogen Abatement In Jamaica Bay

Dear Legislators, I attended the Jamaica Bay Task Force (JBTF) quarterly meeting last night (July 1) at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn and I wanted to share some important environmental information with everyone. More...

Cyber-Sicko Charged

DA: Used Social Network Sites To Get Nude Pix

A former Rockaway resident, who presently lives in Connecticut, was charged this week with child endangerment for having engaged in sexually explicit electronic communications with three young girls between the ages of 9 and 14, to induce them to s More...

Community Welcomes 'Wounded Warriors'

Rockaway community members proudly cheer and wave American flags last Thursday evening as the welcome parade for severely injured soldiers makes its way along Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor. The U.S. More...

Community

A Broad History For Broad Channel

Peek Into The Rich Past Of Island Community

Broad Channel now has a new claim to fame, thanks to a new Images of America: Broad Channel book that highlights the rich history of that community. More...

PHC Auxiliary Raises $10,000

Peninsula Hospital Center's Vice President, Operations, Allen Corby is presented with a $10,000 check from enthusiastic Auxiliary fundraisers. More...

Attention All Boaters

New York/New Jersey Baykeeper is having their fifth annual pumpout tour. The pumpout tour provides a free service that sends pumpout boats to remove waste from sewage tanks of local boats, instead of boaters disposing of it themselves. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Before The Rains' - Emotional Monsoon

It has been a while since a movie has shown an epic, yet emotional sweep that sucks the audience in like a whirlpool. "Titanic" and, of course, "Gone With the Wind" come to mind. More...

Stars Shine At Capital One Bank Theatre

A number of major stars will shine at the Capitol Bank One Theatre at Westbury during July and August. Live Nation, one of the largest live music companies, is bringing popular music artists to the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury. More...

Milestones

Rockaway Residents Married In Ireland

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Benn announce the wedding of their son William to Helena Tully of Co. Sligo, Ireland. The wedding took place in June, in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland. More...

Burke Graduates Cum Laude

Caitlin Brigid Burke has graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, and has been named to the Dean's List. More...

Kander Completes Firefighting Course

Craig S. Kander has completed a probationary fire fighters course at the FDNY's Fire Academy on June 30. He celebrated his achievement with family members and friends. More...

Editorial/Opinion

We Hate To Say We Told You So

In the October 27, 2007 issue of The Wave, we addressed the issue of airline safety. In May, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had announced a new plan to cut down on airport congestion. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

It's My Turn

Give Rockaway Back Its Beaches

William Foehn is a long-time Rockaway resident and a frequent contributor to The Wave's Bag of Mail. When I was young, the beaches and the boardwalk belonged to the people of Rockaway. Summer was a magical time. More...

Obits

John J. Boyle

Retired Film Editor

John Boyle, a former Rockaway resident, died July 10. Boyle, a film editor, worked for Movietone News and Eyewitness News, Channel 7 until his retirement. He was a longtime Rockaway resident who relocated to Florida. More...

Cornelius Leo O'Callaghan

Butcher

Cornelius O'Callaghan, a 52-year Breezy Point resident, died July 13. He was 83. O'Callaghan was born in Brooklyn on February 26, 1925. He was the seventh son of ten children born to Cornelius and Theresa (nee Purcell) O'Callaghan of Brooklyn. More...

Rosemary Helen Diffendale

Retired Nurse

Rosemary Diffendale, a 20-year Rockaway resident, died July 12. She was 81. Diffendale was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 26, 1926. She was a retired nurse, a Eucharistic Minister, a member of both the St. More...


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