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Seven Years Later Flight 587 Still To Be Remembered

All Death Suits Settled, Two Property Suits Remain

The annual memorial service marking the seventh anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 will be once again be held on the anniversary of the tragic crash, in this year's case, on Wednesday morning, November 12, at the Flight 587 Me More...

Clinton: No Justification For Cutting Support Payments

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton issued the following statement on the newly imposed $25 fee being taken from child support payments for New York children to off-set federal funding cuts for child support enforcement. More...

Clinton: There Are Clear Signs Of A Recession

"[Recent reports] that our economy shrank in the last quarter is a clear sign that the turmoil in our markets has led to recession in the larger economy. More...

School News

PS 114 Students And Staff Parade For Halloween

The students and staff of PS 114 in Broad Channel held their annual Halloween parade prior to school on Friday morning. More...

Business News

Programs For Developers, Property And Business Owners

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) has announced several initiatives focused on business development and commercial revitalization for the Beach 116 Street commercial-retail corridor in Rockaway Park. More...

Fast Break Healthy Gourmet Foods

Featuring More Than 40 Different Hot Dishes Each Day

Danny Ruscillo, a regular customer of Fast Break, likes the turkey wrap best. "The turkey wrap is so full of flavor and everything is so fresh." The store can be reached at 718-634-6808. Delivery is free, and all major credit cards are accepted. More...

PHC Receives Nonprofit Security Grant

Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation are pleased to announce that they are the recipients of an FY08 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Sec More...

Sports

Broad Channel Athletic Club Shamrock Football Playoffs

The BCAC have released their football playoff schedule. Midgets will play on , November 8, at 6 p.m. at Levittown Red; Pee Wees will play on, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Farmingdale Titans; Pony will play on , November 9 at 4 p.m. at Glen Cove. More...

Beach Channel Dolphins Face Tough Travel Playoff Test

The Beach Channel Dolphins have kept to their stated goal of taking one game at a time. They haven't looked ahead and taken care of business every week throughout a successful 8- 1 regular season. More...

St. Francis Girls Soccer Teams Roll A Perfect 7; Fourth Graders Hit 21

St. Francis de Sales soccer completed another successful CYO season, placing at least 10 teams in the playoffs, including all seven girls' teams. The defending champion 4th grade girls ran their record over the past two seasons to 21-0. More...

Obits

Ronnie Bagley

Claims Analyst

Ronnie Bagley, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died November 3. Bagley, a claims analyst, was born in Manhattan. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia; and brother, Peter. More...

James Bryne

Proprietor

James Bryne, a 43-year Rockaway resident, coming from Brooklyn, died November 3. Byrne, a proprietor, was born in Kilcar, Co. Donegal, Ireland. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, John and Hugh; and sisters, Bridget and Mary. More...

Jacob M. Loof

Disabled Veteran

Jacob Loof, a 62-year Rockaway resident, died November 1. Loof was born in Manhattan on December 29, 1926. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Scoutmaster of cub scouts. More...

Toxic Waste Under Waldbaum's?

The mix of toxic metals and chemicals that made the former manufactured gas plant at the former LILCO site on Beach Channel Drive at Beach 108 Street, once called a "Toxic Washing Machine" by Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials More...

Halloween Throughout The Peninsula

Halloween came to Rockaway last Friday, October 31, with activities throughout the peninsula. Pictured, on Friday morning, the day began with the annual Halloween Parade at PS/MS 114 in Belle Harbor. More...

Community

Arverne Cancer Support Celebrates Life

Against a pink and white motif, and with heavy hearts and a determination to continue on, the Arverne Cancer Support Group hosted their annual "Celebration of Life" dinner this week at the VFW Hall in Inwood. More...

Election Day Provides Few Surprises For Locals

Rockaway residents went to the polls on Tuesday night to elect a new president and to decide some key local races that contributed to the shift of power in New York State's Senate and Assembly. More...

First Congregational Installs New Pastor

The First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach officially installed Reverend Joseph F. Medlin, Jr. as the tenth pastor of the 123-year-old landmark. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Fort Tilden Highlights

"GIFTED," RAA's holiday member exhibition, is on view Nov. 15- Dec. 14 in sTudio 6, RoCA, Fort Tilden. Opening reception is Sun., Nov. 16, 1-3 p.m. Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The front-page story about Donovan Richards, in last week's edition once again points out how foolish it is to provide information to an email that happens to pop up on your screen. More...

Broad Channel Bits

There have been a lot of changes in a fairly small amount of time. Here we are in November already. October and Halloween are just memories for everyone. We are moving toward Thanksgiving Day and Christmas shopping, too. More...

From The Artists Studio

Two Openings At Tilden

"Gifted 2008," RAA's holiday member exhibition, by now an annual tradition, is on view from November 15 through December 14 in sTudio 6 Gallery. Mark your calendars now for the opening reception, which is Sunday, November 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Milestones

Hines Set To Graduate From SUNY Oswego

Patricia D. Hines of Far Rockaway is scheduled to complete her baccalaureate studies in broadcasting and mass communication at SUNY Oswego in December. More...

Editorial/Opinion

• Captain Edward States • First Officer Sten Molin Flight Attendants: • Deborah Fontakis • Barbara Giannasca • Wilmer Gonzalez • Joseph Lopes • Michele Milles • Carol More...

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Letters

Simon Gets Nun's Appreciation

Dear Editor, In response to a letter published in The Wave (August 29, 2008 issue, page 78) R. Terrell questions: "what work does Lew Simon do? More...

PHC Stroke Support Network

Dear Editor, Kudos to the TBI Stroke Support Group of the Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. More...

Smoke Detectors Save Lives

Dear Editor, Last weekend, two tragic fires claimed eight lives. In Manhattan on October 11, flames and black smoke in a Chelsea apartment wiped out an entire family - two parents and four children. More...


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