October 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'Suspicious' Fire Strikes Rugby Club

FDNY personnel responded to a fire at 113-06 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, the former headquarters for the Rockaway Fisheads rugby club. The fire, which burned out the entire building, occurred at 2:49 a.m. on Sunday, September 28. More...

Top Stories

Arverne Man Stabbed Twice In Abdomen

Police say that an Arverne man walking on Beach 67 Street north of Beach Channel Drive was stabbed twice in the abdomen by an unidentified assailant Wednesday night. More...

33 Years For 'Steak And Egg' Killer

The man responsible for ending the life of a 30-year-old Far Rockaway native last summer in a Washington, D.C. diner has been convicted and sentenced to 33 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. More...

Contact With Concrete Sends Driver To Hospital

A Suffolk County motorist driving eastbound under the Rockaway Freeway at Beach 59 Street at about 5:25 a.m. on Wednesday lost control of his vehicle and struck one of the concrete pillars that hold up the subway line, police say. More...

School News

Fontbonne Hall Academy Progresses

Assistant Principal Gilda King and junior Tricia Gaya presented a check for $3,500 to the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Division at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, which was accepted by Melissa Sosa Longo, Associate Director of Develop More...

Scholars' Participate in World Peace Day

Students of Scholars' Academy joined together and created 55 pinwheels for the "Pinwheels for Peace" project, which celebrates world peace day. Each pinwheel represents a different definition and interpretation of what peace means to them. More...

AVID Program Begins At Channel View

Select ninth-grade students at Channel View School for Research have been selected to participate in the newly implemented AVID program. The program targets the middle achieving students that often go unrecognized. More...

Sports

RDRC Scores Hole-In-One At Sixth Annual Tournament

To Support Rockaway Youth Programs

Left, at a loss to explain his golf prowess, longtime event supporter and friend of RDRC, City Councilman Eric Dilan. More...

SFDS 4th Grade Battle Highlights Soggy Soccer Weekend

There were fewer games but still plenty of action for St. Francis CYO soccer last week, highlighted by a fourth grade girls' battle between last year's finalists. The Fourth Grade Girls again held off an opponent with a 2-0 victory over St. More...

Undefeated Far Rockaway Shuts Off Automotive's Engine

Far Rockaway continue their best start in eight years as the Seahorses' defense held Automotive scoreless in the second half for a 18-6 victory at Grand Street Campus High School on Saturday afternoon. More...

Letters

We Are All United

Dear Editor, I am a volunteer firefighter in Franktown, Colorado. Last week I went with several other members of my department to participate in a 9-11 memorial stair climb of the Denver Qwest building. More...

To The Community

Dear Editor, I really wanted to add a comment to the senseless killing of Patrick Hernandez back in July 2008 but was unable to do so as I used to be a Wave subscriber but since the paper is filled Letters with nothing but shootings, stabbin More...

To Those Still Awake

Dear Editor, For months I have regularly been faxing the Chicago campaign offices and the D.C. More...

Local Wounded In Edgemere Shooting

An Edgemere man was shot while he was walking on Seagirt Boulevard near Beach 28 Street on Monday afternoon, police sources say. More...

Another Life For Redfern Community Center

With its doors scheduled to be shuttered this week, and with members of the All-Stars Project picketing City Hall to keep it open, the Redfern Community Center was granted a last-minute reprieve on Monday, after funding was found to keep the center More...

Community

NYPD Transit District 23 To Host Blood Drive

The New York Police Department Transit District 23 will hold a blood drive on Monday, October 13 in the Waldbaum's parking lot between 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. More...

Battle For NAACP Leadership Looms

A battle looms for control of the Far Rockaway branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a national organization that has long fought for equal rights for all Americans. More...

'American Princess' Blows Engine, Out Of Service To Be Replaced By Yellow Water Taxi

The "American Princess," the boat that has been used since May to bring commuters from Rockaway to Manhattan's Pier 11, suffered a blown engine on Wednesday and had to be towed to dry dock, officials say. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Fort Tilden Highlights

ARTSPLASH: multimedia arts festival on view through October 12 in the galleries and stages of RAA in RoCA, Fort Tilden. Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. GALLERY SITTER'S EVENT: Sun., Oct. 5, 1-4 p.m., sTudio 6. More...

Killian's Paintings On Display

"Mostly Sunny" and "Partly Cloudy" are two of four weather related watercolor paintings by Martha Elliott Killian. They can be seen in ARTSPLASH 2008. This RAA multimedia exhibition is on view in Fort Tilden on weekends through October 12. More...

Lisa Lampanelli And Rock Bands At Capitol One Bank Theatre

Lisa Lampanelli: December 12 Live Nation presents Lisa Lampanelli, a no-holds-barred insult comic, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Friday, December 12 at 8 p.m. More...

Columnists

From the Editor's Desk

Do We Really Want The Business Model Running (Or Ruining) Our Public Institutions? Part I: The Root Of The Problem

When Michael Bloomberg ran for Mayor nearly eight years ago, his campaign was largely built on his success as a business leader and millionaire. There was a feeling that using a business model on our public institutions would be a good thing. More...

Beachcomber

Those who worry about the proposed waste transfer station that was planned for the area behind the new dog park on Beach 78 Street and Beach Channel Drive should worry no more. The plan has been killed due to community ire. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Some of the leaves on the trees are turning color rapidly as we move into the beginning of the month of October. Many days, the winds and cooler temperatures require a jacket or sweater—and some days need a big umbrella! More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Peer Group By Any Other Name

We have long said that the Department of Education rates schools at its own peril. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

DOUBLE JEAPORDY QUESTION: HIS FACE IS ON THE $700,000,000,000 DOLLAR BILL? ANSWER: WHO'S THE TAXPAYER, ALEX? More...

Obits

Barbara Cardona

Homemaker

Barbara Cardona, a 37-year Far Rockaway resident, died September 25. She was 97. Cardona was born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico. She came to the United States in 1949 and moved to the Bronx. She later moved to Far Rockaway in 1971. More...

Louis W. Cohen

Proprietor

Louis Cohen, a 44-year Rockaway resident, died October 1. Cohen was born in Brooklyn. He was the proprietor of a taxi service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude. More...

Guillermo Figueroa

Gas Station Attendant

Guillermo Figueroa, a family member of Rockaway residents, died September 6. Figueroa was born in San Durce, Puerto Rico on August 12, 1944. He worked as a gas station attendant. He is survived by his brothers, Alberto, Robert and Jose. More...


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