October 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Four Injured In Freeway Accident

Four people were injured, at least two of them seriously, when two cars collided and then crashed into the concrete buttresses lining the Rockaway Freeway on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Top Stories

Governor: Register Now, Vote November 4

Governor David A. Paterson has reminded New Yorkers who have moved between counties, moved into New York State or are first-time voters to register by mail by Friday, October 10. The General Election will be held Tuesday, November 4. More...

Senator Clinton Comments On Financial Crisis

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today called for broad economic reform in response to the current turmoil on Wall Street. More...

Ex-Local Indicted For Climbing Times Building

Ray Clarke, a 32-year-old man who grew up in Rockaway, was indicted in Manhattan Criminal Court this week on criminal charges in relation to his June 5 stunt in which he climbed the side of the 52-story New York Times Building in Manhattan. More...

School News

Far Rockaway Kids Turn Off TV For Day Of Play

Kids at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Clubs' Far Rockaway Clubhouse had a ball kicking off Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play on September 26. More...

PS/MS 43 Student Create Cave Painting

Shown is Vashawn Findley, as he creates a cave painting in art history class at PS/MS 43. He is using natural found materials such as berries, mud, grass, strawberry, mustard and A1 sauce. Mrs. More...

St. Camillus Celebrates International Peace Day

Students of Saint Camillus School participated in International Peace Day by creating more than 200 pinwheels. The students worked together to decorate and assemble the pinwheels. More...

Business News

Multiviz

All Purpose Health Care For Rockaway

Multiviz Health Services, Inc. is located at 529 Beach 20 Street in Far Rockaway. It first opened in 1996 and moved to its current location in 2001. More...

Local Promoted To Senior Marketing Manager

Rockaway Park resident Adrian Peele, business partner who distributes products for Symmetry, has been promoted to Senior Marketing Manager with the company. More...

BH Native Named Partner At 451 Marketing

Belle Harbor native and 451 Marketing Director of Public Relations Thomas Lee has been named Partner of 451 Marketing, a Boston-based New Media Communications firm. More...

Milestones

The Benn Family Newest Edition

Michael and Kimberly Benn and big brother Michael Joseph Benn of Rockaway Park are proud to introduce the newest member of their family, Oliver Tobias Benn. More...

Arianna Has Arrived

Eddie and Brenda Aviles are proud to announce the arrival of their angel, Arianna Aviles. Arianna was born on September 24 and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. She is the first grandchild for the Aviles family and the second for the Barouch family. More...

Princess Isabella Is Here

Isabella Sophia Gonzalez arrived on September 16 at 10:05 a.m. She is the daughter of Geronimo and Laurie Gonzales and little sister of Krisina. Her proud grandparents are Frank and Kristina Pagano. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Trying To Steal Democracy In Front Of Our Eyes

Our billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and billionaire Ronald Lauder, who sparked the original term limits movement, have made a deal. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

PALIN BY COMPARISON More...

Obits

Agnes Connolly

Accountant

Agnes Connolly, a 62-year Rockaway resident, died October 6. Connolly, an accountant, was born in New York. She was a former board member of the Rockaway Point Association. More...

Pablo Gonzalez

Institutional Aide

Pablo Gonzalez, a 39-year Rockaway resident, died October 3. Gonzalez was born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. He was a retired Institutional Aide at the Neponsit Home and a member of the Dayton Flower Committee. More...

Selma Kaplan

Temple Beth-El President

Selma Kaplan, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died October 5. Kaplan, President of Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park, was a leading figure in philanthropy and a longstanding member of Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

PS 215 Lock-Down Keeps Parents In Dark

Several dozen parents milled around the entrances of Public School 215 in Wavecrest for nearly an hour last Monday afternoon, wondering and worrying why their children were not being dismissed from the school at 3:10 p.m., the normal dismissal time More...

CYO Message: Parishioners First

Ending a long-standing principle that the best players were chosen each year to play in the Catholic Youth Organization's basketball program at St. More...

Wave Offices Closed Monday, October 13

The Wave office will be closed on Monday, October 13 to celebrate Columbus Day. All deadlines for the week, both editorial and advertising, remain the same. We wish all of our readers and advertisers a happy holiday. More...

Community

BBPA Hosts Walking Tour Of Historic Bungalows

A dozen people from various areas of the city took part in a tour of the bungalow community in Far Rockaway on October 4. More...

Broad Channel Celebrates Historical Day

The Broad Channel Historical Society held its annual Historical Day on October 5, at the VFW Hall. Visitors brought photographs and memories to be added to the historical collection that can be viewed in the Broad Channel Library. More...

New Health Resource For The Rockaways

The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center has been chosen by the New York City Department of Health to be a "pointing of dispensing," (POD) in case of a pandemic. The center will receive the vaccine and distribute it immediately to the community. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Local Actor Stars In New TV Pilot

Thaddeus Schneider, who was featured in The Wave back in May, is starring in a new television pilot, "Skels," which premiered in front of audiences two weeks ago. More...

Bungalows Film Event Highlighted On PBS Website

"The Bungalows of Rockaway," a film tracing the history of the Rockaway peninsula's bungalow communities over the last 100 years, is now part of a lecture series available for viewing on PBS's Channel Thirteen website. More...

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. SPECIAL EVENT: Sun., Oct. 12, 2 p.m., at RAA galleries. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Rockaway has become a favorite site for shooting television commercials. A few weeks ago, Dunkin' Donuts shot a number of commercials on Beach 129 Street. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Cooler temperatures find many people sleep more comfortably at night in cool, comfortable fall than they did in summer. Bowing to the season, winds blow dried leaves around yards, streets and sidewalks and sometimes into the living room! More...

Dorothy Dunne

The Party Was 'Just Beautiful'

The title above refers to the open house party at 104-06 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, on Sunday September 21 for Shear Explosion Beauty Salon, owned by Richard Blank on Beach 129 Street, Belle Harbor, merging with Studio "J," owned by Janet Shirin, un More...

Sports

Dolphins Return To Winning Formula In Victory Over Bryant

The Beach Channel football coaching staff and players sat down during the middle of last week and watched the game film of their 21-12 loss on Homecoming Day to Flushing. More...

Bishop Kearney's Runners Win Medals At Mayor's Cup Meet

Co-captain Sarah Donahue (Belle Harbor) led the Bishop Kearney Cross- Country team at the Mayor's Cup Invitational held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx this past weekend. More...

Former Player Raaf Makes Returns To Flipper Sidelines

Iris De La Cruz was suited up and ready for the first day of soccer practice on the grass field of Stella Maris High School in late August., when she noticed former teammate Michelle Raaf, who had graduated two years ago. More...

Letters

Beachcomber Correction

Dear Editor, Your Beachcomber article from 9/26/08 had misinformation. Anyone who adopted a pet from the Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) fall festival should first be applauded for adopting a rescue animal. More...

A Troubled Reader

Dear Editor, I am very troubled by the comments of letter-writer Daniel Solomon in last week's Wave. From the tenor of Mr. More...

Wall Street Irresponsible

Dear Editor, The last couple of weeks have continuously caused me to ask why, how, and did we not? Why should the CEO's of companies that have collapsed receive bonuses for a job well done? More...


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