October 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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"Demographics Have Changed, It's My Time."

Sullivan Seeks To Unseat Assembly Incumbent

Gerald "Jerry" Sullivan thinks that he can beat incumbent Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer in the November 4 election despite the fact that she has been reelected to that seat for nearly 20 years. More...

14-Year-Old Sexually Attacked On Way To School

A young girl was sexually assaulted on Beach 28 Street and Brookhaven Avenue Thursday morning, The Wave learned shortly before going to press. More...

Paterson: Small Insurance Increase For State Drivers

Governor David A. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Fort Tilden Highlights

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, October 19, 1-3 p.m., sTudio 6, RoCA, Fort Tilden. "A Funny Thing ...," exhibit celebrating humor. On view Oct.18-Nov. 2. Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. More...

Business News

Cuti, Ex-Duane Reade Exec Who Sued Locals, Is Indicted

Two former top executives of pharmacy giant Duane Reade were indicted last week on charges of falsely reducing company expenses and inflating profits in official documents, court officials say. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

One of New York City's great institutions is coming back to town. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is back at Pier 86 and will reopen to the public on November 8 at 10 a.m. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Halloween seems to be the most important day in October! For one thing, Americans spend a lot of money for Halloween—costumes for evergrowing kids, candy and decorations can rack up a good total for a lot of folks. More...

Drawing On Science For Kids

WHY WE SEE

Plants and animals have developed many ways to use light energy for their survival. The EMS is composed of wavelengths of energy from low radio waves to high gamma waves. Light is a very small part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS). More...

Sports

Dolphins Leap Over Kangaroos At Columbus Day Tournament

Beach Channel Dolphins boys soccer coach Dominic Stanco looked forward to Columbus Day. Not because it was a day off from school, but his team proved they were ready to make a deep run once again in the playoffs. More...

High School Wrap-up: Xavier RB Kelly Runs Wild

Breezy Point's Seamus Kelly continued to shatter the football record books last Saturday afternoon at Maritime University. More...

Unbeaten South Bronx Pounces Road Weary Seahorses

The stage was set. The battle lines were drawn. Far Rockaway had two weeks to prepare for their biggest game of the season on the road last Saturday. More...

Letters

The Broken Breakers

Dear Editor, I just moved [into The Breakers] in the beginning of September. I do not have outside access to my backyard. When I'm going to need to cut my lawn, I will have to bring my lawnmower through my living room. More...

Addressing The Mortgage Mess

Dear Editor, When I bought my house in the Midwood section of Brooklyn in the mid 1970's, all of Brooklyn was redlined, crime was high and the city was on the verge of bankruptcy. More...

Once Again, To Clarify

Dear Editor, Once again I write in response to Ms. Docherty's letter. First off let me say that I was not attacking or questioning Ms. Docherty's heritage and/ or family background. But know that we all know it. More...

YMCA Waiting Game May Be Over

The much anticipated addition to the Arverne By The Sea development, a new state of the art YMCA, was put on hold nearly a year and a half ago at the insistence of an ad-hoc citizens committee in order to buy them time to raise additional funds for More...

15 Families Ordered To Get Out

Fifteen families were ordered to vacate their Rockaway Park homes this week by the Department of Buildings (DOB) because of rusted and inaccessible fire escapes outside their condo apartment windows. More...

Community

RAA Presents 'A Funny Thing…'

Humor and art will come together at the sTudio 6 Gallery at Fort Tilden as the Rockaway Artists Alliance presents their newest exhibition, "A Funny Thing…," which runs from Saturday, October 18 to November 2. More...

Souls Needed To Create 'I Want My Mummy'

The Rockaway Artists Alliance is sending an open call for brave souls to create "I Want My Mummy," a threenight free interactive Halloween event to be performed in building T-7 (sTudio 7), Fort Tilden. More...

Fall For Kids

Fall is a fantastic time to visit the refuge as animals prepare for winter, trees shed their brilliant leaves, and the weather is as crisp as a quick gust of wind. More...

School News

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Stella Maris Recognizes Student Poets

Stella Maris students Samantha Mendez, Juliana Pipola, Jacqueline Valet and Gabriela Luzuriaga had their poetry published in the annual "A Celebration of Poets," published by Creative Communications. More...

Students Clean Beach And Lots In Far Rockaway

More than 100 students from various schools around the area and their families and teachers came together for a cleanup that yielded more than 80 bags of debris from the vacant lots near the boardwalk and the beach from Beach 29 to Beach 31 Street More...

Milestones

It's A Girl

Isabella Sophia Gonzalez arrived on September 16 at 10:05 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces. She is the daughter of Geronimo and Laurie Gonzalez and little sister of Kristina. Her proud grandparents are Frank and Kristina Pagano. More...

Blake And Allen Engaged

Barbara Blake of Breezy Point proudly announces the engagement of her daughter Karen Blake to Christopher Allen, son of John and Cynthia Allen of Rockaway Beach. The couple celebrated their engagement on September 27 with family and friends. More...

Colson Named Teacher Of The Month

Mbahlia Colson, formerly of Rockaway, has been named Prince George's County Public Schools Teacher of the Month. She began teaching 13 years ago as a para-professional. She began her career as a Provisional Teacher in New York City Public Schools. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Registering 250 People To Vote - Or Registering One Person 250 Times

We have heard of people in Rockaway achieving a Herculean task, registering hundreds of local people to vote in the upcoming election. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"GRRRRRRRRR ..." More...

Obits

Fred W. Herbst

Former Resident

Fred Herbst, a former Rockaway resident, died October 10. He was 87. Herbst was born in Akron, Ohio in August 1921. His family moved to Rockaway in 1925. He lived in Arverne until 1948 and later moved to Bayswater until 1959. More...

Eleanor J. Kowsky

Eleanor Kowsky, a 70-year Rockaway resident, died October 12. Kowsky was born in Manhattan. More...

Beatrice Kraus

Former Resident

Beatrice Kraus, a former Rockaway resident, died October 14 in Wesley Village, Pittston, Pennsylvania. Kraus was born in the Rockaways to the late Louis and Rose Blackman Swerdlow. More...


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