December 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Special Election List Keeps Growing

If you live in the west end of Rockaway and plan to vote in the upcoming special election, there are at present at least five people from whom you can choose on the February ballot to fill the 32nd City Council District seat vacated by Joseph P. More...

Top Stories

A Garbage Dump Around The Corner

Reportedly, some tenants of the newly constructed townhouses on the corner of Beach 95 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard are not disposing of their garbage properly, leaving plastic bags on the grass for days. More...

Bomb Scare Closes Rockaway Park Subway Station

A motorman was startled on Tuesday afternoon at about 1:15 p.m. when a passenger handed him a rectangular package that the passenger had found on a floor of one of the subway cars standing in the Rockaway Park subway station. More...

CBB North-Bound Ramp Closed To Traffic

Will Remain Closed Through May 2009

As part of a new stage in the major deck and ramp reconstruction of the Cross Bay Bridge, the north-bound ramp from Beach Channel Drive West to the bridge will be closed to traffic beginning December 1 and will remain closed through may 2009. More...

School News

Ferrandino Wins Essay Contest

Phil Ferrandino, a seventh grade student at St. Francis de Sales School, has been named runnerup in the Radio City Music Hall Contest which is co-sponsored by the Diocese of Brooklyn and Radio City. More...

Pratt Institute Students Present Ideas For Arverne East

Advanced undergraduate students from Pratt Institute's architecture program took up a challenge from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance this fall to design environmentally friendly, community enhancing proposals for Arverne East. More...

RWA Introduces Students To Fishing

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) leads an after school Environmental Justice program at PS 43 on Mondays. The program allows students to utilize the shorefront. More...

Milestones

Welcoming The Christmas Season

The First Congregational Church, on 320 Beach 94 Street, will welcome the Christmas season with an outdoor "Celebration of Lights and Song" on Saturday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. More...

Ella Leonora Turns One

Ella Leonora celebrated her first birthday along with her first Thanksgiving on November 27. Ella Leonora is the daughter of Tommy and Elena Wittmer of Belle Harbor. More...

Sharing The Christmas Spirit

The Beach Bombs of Far Rockaway held a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30 on Beach 9 Street. More...

Editorial/Opinion

City Summonses: Deterrent Or Revenue Stream?

It is fairly easy to guess at Mayor Michael Bloomberg's priorities by watching what he does. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

'TIS THE SEASON More...

Letters

The Great Bush World Depression Missing Words

Dear Editor, Thank you for publishing my letter in the October 3 edition of The Wave on The Great Bush World Depression and on the Bush/Obama theft of a new, unprecedented $700 billion from the pockets of all non-rich Americans for transference to More...

Change Gun Violence

Dear Editor, As we look forward to celebrating the upcoming holiday season and the "change" that's coming, we must not forget the evil that still lurks in our communities. More...

Glad You Are Home

Dear Editor, It was the spring of 1971, the Vietnam War had expanded over the border into Laos in an effort to shut down the Ho Chi Minh Trail and rid Laos of the North Vietnamese Army, the Allman Brothers Band had just finished their historic stri More...

'Without Control,' Car Jumps Median

Police say that an elderly woman lost control of her vehicle and sped across the Beach Channel Drive median on Sunday afternoon at about 3:39 p.m., causing a head-on collision with an SUV. More...

Stealth Burglar Strikes Belle Harbor

While residents say that there has been "an epidemic" of burglaries on the bay blocks of Belle Harbor in the past month, police officials report that there have been just five such crimes during that period. More...

Community

Light Up A Miracle At 'The Little North Pole'

The Muré family will light up a miracle on Saturday, December 6, as they turn on the lights of the Little North Pole at 144-03 Neponsit Avenue at 6 p.m. sharp. More...

Auxiliary Hosts Tree Trimming Party

The American Legion Auxiliary visited the New York State Veterans' Home at St. Albans on Saturday, November 29, where they hosted a tree trimming party. The Ladies and Junior members of the Auxiliary distributed holiday gifts to veteran residents. More...

Holiday Safety Tips From The 100 Precinct

With the holiday season upon us, most people are preoccupied with the details of holiday plans and shopping. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Rockaway Artists Alliance Bake Off Was A Success

The Rockaway Artists Alliance's Bake Off inaugural event, which was held on Sunday, November 22 at sTudio 6 Gallery at Fort Tilden, was a success. During the first ever holiday Bake Off the baking arts took center stage. More...

The RAA Presents 'Coffeehouse'

The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents A Gallery Sitter's Event Coffehouse, an afternoon of music, poetry and prose on Sunday, December 7 at 1:30 p.m. at sTudio 6 at Fort Tilden. More...

Business News

Pottery by Susan open for holiday shopping

The studios of Pottery by Susan opened in 1991 on the third floor of The Wave's historic building. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Long Island Power Authority, which supplies electricity to Rockaway as well as to Long Island, will soon raise its rates by 4.8 percent, according to a spokesperson for the authority. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The day after Thanksgiving is a holiday from work for some of our neighbors and some took the opportunity of a long weekend to adorn their houses with lots of different colored lights and other decorations. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

Beach Gallery — New Home For Artists And Artisans

From the first step into this magical space, one is almost overwhelmed by its exquisite beauty. Rockaway has a new treasure. The Beach Gallery at 114-24 Rockaway Beach Boulevard is an art showcase and gift shop. More...

Sports

Rockaway Rockies Host Annual Awards Night

On Saturday, November 22 at the Knights of Columbus, the Rockaway Rockies honored the players from the 2008 fall season. Brendan Burns received the most valuable player from the mite blue team. Grace Collins won the best forward. More...

Belle Harbor Boys Win Hockey Tournament

Local boys Luke & Matty Erhard, Chris Moore, George Clark, John Scaccia, Tommy Laible, and Brian Ostrander who play for The Greater New York Stars out of Abe Stark Rink in Brooklyn, won the Squirt A Division Championship last weekend in Hershey Penns More...

Beach Channel Basketball Teams Split Home Openers

Jim Malone has been in the high school coaching long enough what is a good performance from a basketball team or a bad performance. More...

Obits

Thomas J. Crawley

Taxi Driver

Thomas Crawley, a 57-year Rockaway resident, coming from the Bronx, died November 29. Crawley was born in Pennsylvania. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a former construction worker and taxi driver. More...

Hope Lee Peart

Homemaker

Hope Peart, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 16. Peart, a homemaker, was born in Jamaica, West Indies on June 6, 1957. She was a member of the Battalion Pentecostal Assembly. She was preceded in death by her father, Livingston Peart. More...

Coleen M. Raftery

Coleen Raftery, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died November 30. Raftery was born in Far Rockaway. She was a Registered Nurse at Peninsula Hospital Center. More...


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