January 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rockaway Park Goes Powerless

Heavy winds blew through the peninsula on Tuesday morning, damaging four power poles in Breezy Point, which impacted a primary power line that serves 2,500 people, according to LIPA officials. More...

Top Stories

'Suspicious Packages' Close Subway Line

For the second time in December, the A Line was shut down for about 20 minutes as police investigated a call for "suspicious packages." Police sources say that an elderly man came to the token booth clerk at the Beach 105 Street subway station at More...

Rockaway Beach Man Busted For Driving Drunk

A Rockaway Beach man was so intoxicated that he had to pull his car over to the curb on Shore Front Parkway at Beach 77 Street at about 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. More...

Black Ice Turns Motorist Upside Down

An Arverne man driving southbound on Cross Bay Boulevard on December 24 found himself skidding across the three-lane roadway and flipping over several times before coming to a stop upside down, police say. More...

School News

School Scope

UFT Leads The Race To The Bottom

The NY Times' Bob Herbert titled a recent column A Race to the Bottom. He talks about the attacks on workers while millionaire bankers get bailouts. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Slumdog Millionaire' - Street Smarts

It is an interesting irony that the word, "smart," should mean "intelligence" as well as "pain." In the film, "Slumdog Millionaire," the hero, Jamal (Dev Patel), personifies this ambiguity. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

The Jig Is Up?

As we enter another new year many in this country and across the globe have had cause to wonder if recent events herald the end of America. More...

From The Artists Studio

To Be Continued...

We continue our look forward to the new year at RAA. For a preview of kidsmART from Christine Mullally, RAA's Education Director, see the "kidsmART corner" gray box. More...

Beachcomber

As we move into 2009, The Wave's 116th year, we want to wish all of our readers and advertisers a happy and health New Year. More...

Editorial/Opinion

To BCVFD, City And FD Are Zeros, Not Heroes

When Hillary Clinton, soon to be our new Secretary of State, came to Broad Channel several years ago for a Korean Veterans Memorial ceremony, she took one look at the 100-year-old firehouse used by the community's volunteer fire department and imme More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"CAPTAIN, THE LIFELINE IS SINKING." More...

Obits

Kevin Timothy Bach

Kevin Bach, a lifelong Breezy Point resident, died December 28. Bach was born in Brooklyn. He was a Sergeant in the US Army during the Vietnam War, where he served two tours. He was a 35-year member of Local 3, Electrician Union. More...

Robert S. Boggiano

Physician

Robert Boggiano, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died December 24. Boggiano was born in Rockaway Beach. More...

Bernadette Holupka

Bookkeeper

Bernadette Holupka (nee Kenny), a former Rockaway resident, died December 28. She was 88. Holupka was born in Far Rockaway where she resided for 32 years. She was a student at St. Mary's School and a graduate of Far Rockaway High School. More...

FD Puts Kibosh On BCVFD Firehouse

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department's dream of one day operating out of a state-of-the-art firehouse on Cross Bay Boulevard seems to have been ended by officials of the city's fire department, who indicated this week that the federal funds More...

FR Man Accused of Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

Police arrested a Far Rockaway man this week after he and an accomplice allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a 14-year-old girl in Connecticut. More...

Community

Rockaway Vet Gives Back To VA Hospital

Greenstein Donates His Art To Brooklyn Facility

Rockaway resident Mike Greenstein has been favored with a long and productive life. More...

Parish Volunteers Entertain Nursing Home Residents

Members of the Blessed Trinity Parish entertained residents of the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation's 3- Ocean Dementia Unit on Christmas Day. More...

PHC Becomes Heart Attack Hospital

Innovative Treatment Now Available

It was once the conventional wisdom that the time it took for a heart attack victim to get to the hospital was the one crucial element for his or her survival. More...

Business News

Business Spotlight

Waterview Car Care Serving Rockaway For More Than 17 Years

Waterview Car Care, which has been serving the Rockaway peninsula for more than 17 years, is the place to go for foreign and domestic automobile repair and inspection. More...

Sports

Team Deuce/Sorrentino Tournament Honors Patrick Hernandez-Hayes

Saturday, December 20, was one of the coldest days of 2008. More...

Jets Firing of Mangini The First Of Many Changes

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ— Eric Mangini stepped to the podium in the cramped interview room that connects to the Jets locker room Sunday night. More...

Faces And Places in Sports, 2008

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Letters

Rockaway's Hidden Treasure

Dear Editor, On Saturday, December 20, a party was given for John Kimball's 90th birthday. One hundred and thirty people were in attendance and it was held at the knights. More...

Sending Holiday Greetings

Dear Editor, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for publishing the list of sexual predators in your paper. As the year ends and coming of Jewish and Christmas holidays I wish you and your family good health, and success of your paper. More...

Political Recall

Dear Editor, Can we recall Congress and the Senate? All of them should be thrown out on top of their heads. Look at how they're bailing out the banks. More...


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