December 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Wave To Close Thursdays, 12/25 And 1/1

The Wave office will be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1, 2008 so that our employees can celebrate the holidays with family and friends. More...

Top Stories

Jail Time For Exposing Ex-Wife On Net

A former Rockaway Park college recruiter who posted nude photos of his ex-wife online and invited strangers to take part in a rape fantasy, pled guilty this week and faces up to five years in prison for first-degree identity theft and first-degree More...

Fraudulent Entrepreneur Shipped For Free

A stay at home Bayswater businessman was arrested this week and charged with allegedly creating forged postage labels in order to ship hundreds of packages for free in connection with his Internet business. More...

Parole Denied For Cop Killer

The local man who robbed an illegal Edgemere gambling den along with three accomplices in April of 1980, a robbery that prosecutors argued led directly to the shooting death of Police Officer Robert Sorrentino, has been denied parole once again, an More...

School News

An Undiscovered After School Program

The Goldie Maple Academy, located at 365 Beach 57 Street, has been the home of the Police Athletic League (PAL) Far Rockaway Beacon program since September 2007. More...

BCHS Dancers At CityCenter

Nearly fifty dance students from Beach Channel High School, along with their teacher Tanya Mcgredichian visited the Ailey II Company at New York City Center on Wednesday, December 10. More...

Stella Maris Seniors Assist The Hungry

As the girls prepare the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Sister Grace Lynch keeps everything stocked and ready. The Stella Maris seniors spent their lunch hour preparing food for those on the Rockaway Peninsula who are less fortunate than they. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

And, We Thought We Were Done

In the wake of City Councilman Joe Addabbo's recent win over controversial State Senator Serph Maltese (the former Republican Queens County leader who will shortly become a former State Senator as well), we're suddenly faced with an upcoming specia More...

MovieScope

'A Christmas Tale' - Dysfunctional Family, French Style

Leave it to the French to put an extra dysfunctional twist on the Christmas family reunion film. More...

On The Road Again

Most of the people who read this column are accustomed to my reporting from far away places. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Housing Goal That Rockaway Cannot Afford

Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska knows the real deal. He recently told MSN.com, "The last five or six years, we've seen an unprecedented housing boom. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

DEAL OR NO DEAL? More...

Letters

Rockaway Real Estate

Dear Editor, Sorry to say I disagree with John Baxter's assessment regarding the value of homes in the Rockaways. Yes, the country is in serious financial distress. Yes, the foreclosure rate is an abomination, but we did not do this. More...

Harassment, Not Trespassing

Dear Editor, Can someone tell me the definition of trespassing? I found three in the dictionary: to make an unwarranted or uninvited incursion; to enter unlawfully upon the land of another; and to intrude. More...

Anti-Semitism

Dear Editor, Michael Honan is a bigot. Last week he demanded Chuck Schumer, Gary Ackerman and Anthony Weiner use their "influence" to make the Israeli government return supposedly stolen American secrets. More...

MTA Votes 13-1, CBB Tolls Likely

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) voted 13-1 on Wednesday to approve a severe 2009 budget that calls for service cuts in bus, subway and commuter rails as well as a 23 percent fare increase. More...

Before Christmas, Two Swans A-Swimming

"On the thirteenth day before Christmas, my true love gave to me two swans a-swimming," says Broad Channel resident Eileen Macklin, who photographed the swans swimming on West 16 Road after the heavy rainstorm that hit the area on December 12. More...

Community

MTA Says Winter No Problem For Bridges And Tunnels

Winter is just around the corner and MTA Bridges and Tunnels is prepped and ready to go. More...

National Grid Provides MGP Update

Community leaders met this week with representatives from National Grid to discuss the ongoing clean-up plans for the former coal gasification plant in Rockaway Park. More...

EMS Assists Homeless Woman To Shelter

With the temperature falling and the windchill index below zero degrees, paramedics from the city's Emergency Medical Service transported an unidentified homeless woman, who had been sleeping in front of the subway station on Beach 116 Street in Rock More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Rattrap Captures The Local Music Scene

The guitarist for the local band Rattrap Bumpkin, Mike Benedetto, 23, leans back in his swivel chair. From behind his black-rimmed Ray Bans, his eyes are tired. When speaking, his heavily New York-accented voice is low and his words are drawn out. More...

Open Auditions For RTC's 'Doubt'

The Rockaway Theatre Company will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of "Doubt - A Parable," on Sunday, January 11 between 2 and 5 p.m. at the Post Theatre at Fort Tilden. More...

New Book Targets Child-Care Professionals

Shannan Ramsey will release her new book, "How to Become a Successful Business Owner Caring for Children in Your Home," and sign copies at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza on Saturday, January 17, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Milestones

McGuire Celebrates 6th Birthday With Friends

McGuire Taylor, second from right, celebrated her sixth birthday at her home in Belle Harbor with family and friends on November 1. More...

Danielle's Rockaway Florist Displays Christmas Spirit

The storefront of Danielle's Rockaway Florist on Beach 129 Street is the stage for a Christmas scene which displays a toy truck filled with toy planes, rocking horses, ice skates and cowboy hats. More...

Bravo Vasquez Completes Basic Training

Navy Seaman Recruit Jefferson R. Bravo Vasquez recently completed US Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. More...

Sports

Jubilant Far Rock Seahorses Win In OT

There was a moment last Wednesday afternoon when an exuberant crowd inside the Far Rockaway gymnasium hushed to an almost complete silence. More...

Traveling Rockaway Ravens Win At Nationals!

Never underestimate the heart of a champion! No one believed the Rockaway Ravens would achieve the phenomenal success they achieved except for one man, Coach Sherod. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

Another striped bass season has come and gone. It seems like only yesterday it was early April. Where does the time go? On Saturday, we talked ourselves into trying the bay one more time but reality set in. More...

Obits

Anita Durante

Homemaker

Anita Durante, a 48-year Rockaway resident, died December 14. Durante, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn. She was a longtime sales representative of the American Candle Co. serving the Diocese of Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. More...

Alfredo Lopez

Rockaway Resident

Alfredo Lopez, a Rockaway resident, died December 15. Lopez was a Critical Care Nurse at Peninsula Hospital for many years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Belen Peras. More...

Walter Patterson

Belle Harbor Resident

Walter Patterson, a lifelong Belle Harbor resident, died December 15. He was 95. Patterson lived with his wife of 62 years in a house he had transported from Far Rockaway to its current Belle Harbor location. More...


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