August 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Arrest Made In Oceancrest Blvd. Shooting

Police arrested a 20-year-old man last Friday night after a 19-year-old female was shot near Far Rockaway High School. More...

Congressman Weiner Funds Hazardous Boat Removal

The lack of strict penalties in years past has contributed to the increase of hazardous and abandoned boats floating around Jamaica Bay, the number now standing at m ore than 200. More...

Determined To Take A Late Swim To Oblivion

Police officers from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park talk to an unidentified man holding on to an ocean jetty on Beach 87 Street on Tuesday evening. More...

School News

Another Sensational Summer At Camp kidsmART

The Rockaway Artists Alliance's camp kidsmART had another funfilled summer. Campers participated in a variety of events including dancing, painting and block sculpting among other things. More...

Bishop Kearney Leaders For 2008-2009

Bishop Kearney High School's school year will be off to a great start, as noted by school president, Erin Tierney and student council officers, as they were inducted into their elected offices at Kearney's End-of-Year Assembly in June. More...

DOE: BH School Will Open On Time

Public School 256, a District 75 special education school located at 445 Beach 135 Street will open its doors on September 2 along with all of the other city schools despite the fact that it may be laden with asbestos, a Department of Education spo More...

Business News

Attixx Onne Furniture:

Your Local Furniture Store

Attixx Onne Furniture, located in the Dayton Plaza Shopping Center, at 86-13 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, is your neighborhood furniture store, offering the best in furniture value at the lowest price possible. More...

Chase Bank Closed For Nearly A Week

Customers coming to the Chase Manhattan Bank on Beach 116 Street last Saturday morning, August 15, were surprised to find the bank closed with a cryptic note on the door stating that there had been an emergency in the bank. More...

Milestones

Omolade Reports For Duty

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jimmy A. Omolade, son of Victoria Koleosho and Isaac Omolade of Arverne, recently reported for duty at Navy Recruiting District New York in East Meadow, New York. He joined the Navy in August 2003. More...

Gaston To Attend Mohawk Valley

Sharnette Blackmon, a 2008 graduate of August Martin High School, will attend State University of New York Mohawk Valley Community College in the fall. Blackmon is the daughter of Thereasa Gaston. More...

Rynkowski Returns From Deployment

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeffrey T. Rynkowski, a 1994 graduate of Beach Channel High School, and the 200 sailors aboard the USS Simpson, Mayport, Florida, recently returned from a two-week community relations deployment to Castries, St. More...

Editorial/Opinion

OPINIONS

Lifeguard Coverage Not A Black And White Issue

Denis Hamill has started a controversy in Rockaway by writing a Daily News column entitled "Beach Disparity A Black & White Issue." He said in his "My Backyard" column that the distribution of lifeguards on Rockaway beaches is "A tale of two Rockaw More...

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Obits

Paul Anthony D'Agostino

School Bus Driver

Paul D'Agostino died July 6. He was 57. D'Agostino was born on August 13, 1950 to Al and Patricia (nee Lambardi) D'Agostino. He had been a 17-year resident of Casselberry, Florida and worked for the Seminole Company as a bus driver. More...

Michael Doonan

Cargo Supervisor

Michael Doonan, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 16. Doonan, a cargo supervisor, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. More...

Evelyn A. Pastore

Evelyn Pastore, a 17-year Rockaway resident, coming from Inwood, died August 15. Pastore, a retired nurse at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...

Reluctant PI Brought Bellamy Freedom After 14 Years

Rockaway Man Home After 'Black Cloud' Gets Confession

K areem Bellamy is home today because Ed "Black Cloud" Henson was a housing detective in Rockaway at a time when crime and drugs pervaded the public housing units in Rockaway. More...

Cruz Charged In Accidental Murder

Playfully Pointed Gun, Pulled Trigger, Twice

A Rockaway teen has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence in connection with the accidental shooting of his cousin on August 13, prosecutors say. More...

Community

D.A. Brown Presents Awards To Top Officials

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown hosted a ceremony on Thursday, August 7, in recognition of the assistance provided by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC). More...

Explorers Visit Keyspan Park

The 100 Precinct Community Council - Youth Committee Explorers and 23 Transit Explorers joined youngsters from the Rockaway Park area at Keyspan Park. The group attended the FDNY vs. More...

Feeding The Soul, Clothing The Body

The Miracle Explosion Tent Revival, held on Beach 49 Street and Beach Channel Drive, featured nationally known pastor and gospel recording artist, Hezekiah Walker and gave away clothing and sneakers by New York Knicks all-star Stephon Marbury as part More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Rockaway Resident Takes The Stage

Third-Grader Makes Her Manhattan Theatre Debut

"Nine going on twenty-nine" is how Emerald Angel Young, called Emma by her mother, refers to herself in an interview with the Sonnet Repertory Theatre. Bursting with energy and enthusiasm, the young actress recently made her Manhattan debut. More...

Bee Movie Buzzes Into O'Donohue Park

Youngsters wait their turn as Parks employees do face painting prior to the showing of the film. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg More...

Bringing 'A Touch Of Class' to Rockaway Theater Company

Under the direction of Peggy Page and Michael Wotypka, The Philadelphia Story became the third theatrical offering of the Rockaway Theatre Company's 2008 season, The Philadelphia Story, written for the stage by Philip Barry, is a satirical More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Where was City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., when the community he presently represents was in crisis and fighting a zoning plan that would place eight-story buildings on one of its major shopping streets? More...

Broad Channel Bits

August is on the way out and the weather, with some exception here and there, has been to the liking of a lot of people. Even the rains have been tolerable. More...

From The Artists Studio

Macbeth Reincarnate

Coming soon to RAA: the return of Dzieci-Makbet. Employing haunting folk songs and chants from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Theatre Group Dzieci re-explores the classic Shakespeare tale of Macbeth. More...

Sports

Rockaway Little Leaguers Take To Field At Keyspan Park

Two Rockaway little league teams were at Keyspan Park on Sunday evening for a Brooklyn Cyclones game and to take the field during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. More...

Pappy's Traveling Circus Comes to Town

The First Annual Pappy's Traveling Circus Over 40 Senior Volleyball Tournament was held Wednesday night, August 13 at Riis Park. More...

Playoffs Around The Corner In Peace, Love And Unity Tournament

The final seconds are winding down to the conclusion of the popular Peace, Love and Unity Basketball Tournament at Inwood Terrace Gardens Park. More...

Letters

Cover Up

Dear Editor, This letter is for the women and young men in Far Rockaway. You are beautiful black people but you are showing too much breast and backside. I realize that you are young and have a style that you think is hot. More...

Racists Accusing Racism

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Al Voneski's incredible bigoted letter in the August 8 Wave, which improperly implied racism in the allotment of lifeguards on Rockaways' beaches. More...

Who Is Committing School Crime?

Dear Editor, Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Kelly and Schools Chancellor Klein announce an 11 percent drop in major felony in city schools. More...


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