August 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Seeking A Spectacular Sunset In The Park

Locals find tranquility among tinkling wine glasses and pleasant conversation at a fundraiser for Tribute Park on Thursday, July 31. More...

Top Stories

Manufactured Gas Plant Site Follow-Up Meeting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has now responded to the request for an additional community meeting regarding the remedial actions at the former Manufactured Gas Plant on Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park. More...

Borough President: Hospital Merger Stalled

A critical merger of Rockaway's two hospitals, St. More...

Breezy Beach Clubs Negotiate To Stay Open

The Breezy Point beach clubs, which have been in operation since the 1960s, are facing a series of changes that have been mandated by the National Park Service (NPS), the agency that allows them to operate on federal property under what are termed More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Mamma Mia' - Meryl's Musical Mindlessness

Maybe the mark of a talented and intelligent actress is to play stupidity… convincingly. If so, Meryl Streep is brilliant. More...

Six New Shows At Capitol One Bank Theatre

Live Nation presents six shows you can't miss at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury during the week of August 18. More...

Milestones

Scott Graduates A&M University

Mia Scott, an August 2008 graduate of A&M University, completed her Masters of Business Administration degree cum laude. More...

Michael Turns Five

Michael Papagiannakis turned 5 years old on August 6. He celebrated his special day with his mom, dad, sister Destiny, friends and family. More...

Munns Named To Stonehill College Dean's List

Grace Munns of Belle Harbor has been named to the dean's list at Stonehill College for the spring 2008 semester. More...

Obits

Peter J. Danzilo

Broker

Peter Danzilo, a 52-year Rockaway resident, died August 4. He was 83. Danzilo was born in Brooklyn on June 29, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952 and was a World War II and Korean War veteran. More...

Wanda Jean Davis

Factory Worker

Wanda Davis, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 14. She was 51. Davis, a factory worker, was born in Stamford, Texas on July 24, 1956. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Bass and Carrie Davis; two brothers; and two sisters. More...

Joseph Fox, D.D.S.

Dentist

Joseph Fox, a Rockaway resident, died August 4. He was 88. Fox, a World War II veteran, was a dentist who practiced for nearly 60 years in Far Rockaway and in Belle Harbor. More...

Newcomer's Guide With Wave Free This Week

Wave readers who look forward to getting the newspaper each week will have an extra incentive with this issue. More...

Gotti Indicted In 1991 Boardwalk Slay

Reputed mobster John "Junior" Gotti, the son of the famed "Dapper Don," John Gotti, Sr., was arrested on Tuesday under multiple federal counts of racketeering and murder. More...

Community

On The Road Again With Ed 'Shevy' Shevlin

Rockaway's favorite biker, Ed "Shevy" Shevlin, is riding to Newfoundland, Canada to once again raise money for the research and fight against cystic fibrosis. More...

Donate Goods To Help Fill Pantry

The First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach is reaching out to the community for help in filling the shelves of its community food pantry. More...

But Who Knows Where Or When?

Called the Farway Housing Project when it was under construction, it now has another name. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Some wonder why The Wave did not publicize the fact that parts of Arverne, Edgemere and Bayswater were about to be sprayed with insecticide last week. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The great weather earlier this week is favored by a lot of people who dislike the sticky hot days for which everybody braces when August rolls around each summer. More...

Canine Corner

The Bark Around Town We hope you'll join us in September as the AKC invites and encourages all dog owners to commemorate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month. More...

Sports

RBVL Regular Season Ends: Championships On Saturday

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League finished its 19th regular season with a bang as many pennant races and playoff spots were decided on the last night, some even in the last game. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheel House

Looks like the Fluke are starting their mass exodus from the bay. They seem to be balling up east of the Gil Hodges Bridge in and around the rips off of Gateway and up along the lumps along Roxbury and points to the west. More...

Kids Beat Parents At "Diamond Pros" Baseball Camp

The "Diamond Pros" Instructional Baseball Camp at Fort Tilden ended its weeklong camp with a barbeque and a baseball game featuring the young kids playing against their parents. More...

Letters

Lead Those Who Cheered Him

Dear Editor Now that Senator Barack Hussein Obama was successful in Berlin, Baghdad, Jordan and he can choose to lead those that were cheering him there, and we in the United States can go back to other business of choosing a president for our bel More...

Moving Summer Into September

Dear Editor, The ongoing debate about lifeguard coverage overlooks an important time of year, September. Come Labor Day Weekend, we will bid farewell to enjoying our delightful and refreshing ocean waters. More...

Promoting Excessive Drinking

The following letter was sent to President and Chief Executive Officer of Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Eric Claus. Dear Editor, The manager of Waldbaum's store at 111-15 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Beach, N.Y. More...


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