January 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

MTA Hearing Set For January 20

Local civic groups and activists are urging all Rockaway residents to attend the only Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) hearing in Queens to address the proposed fare increases, as well as the end of the Rockaway fare rebate program. More...

Top Stories

Police Rush Into Blazing Far Rockaway Fire

Police officers on patrol in the 101 Precinct on Tuesday afternoon spotted flames pouring from a Far Rockaway home. They rushed into the burning building to warn residents to evacuate, immediately after alerting the fire department. More...

Local Murdered In Jamaica Drive-By Shooting

A Rockaway man was shot and killed while reportedly shooting a rap video outside a Jamaica housing project on Sunday afternoon, police say. More...

Smoky Grass Fire Stalls CBB Traffic Saturday

Motorists driving northbound on Cross Bay Boulevard in the vicinity of the wildlife sanctuary at about 3 p.m. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

SJEH Offers Talks On Medication Management

Learning to manage your medications and take better control of your health care is the topic of lectures called "HealthSense" scheduled to be held at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. More...

MovieScope

Curious Case Of Benjamin Button' - Gump Again

Master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock once defined a great leading man as one who "can do nothing well." Well, star actor Brad Pitt does next to nothing in the almost three hours of the film, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and he does it very w More...

Rockaway Writers Group To Meet At RAA

The Rockaway Artists Alliance has been holding a monthly Rockaway writers group since September 2008. The next meeting at T 6 on Sunday, January 18 at 4 p.m. will include special guest, Nita Taublib, an editor at Bantam Dell Publishing Group. More...

Milestones

Correll Celebrates 103 Years

Mary Correll, 103 years young, is serenaded by Joe Pace at her birthday party held at JASA Brookdale Village on Beach 19 Street last Thursday. Her birthday was on January 10. More...

Local Comedian Set To Perform At The Triad Theatre

Local Rockaway resident and comedian Iris Bell will perform a one woman show, "Chewing the Fat," on January 22, 23 and 24 at the Triad Theatre, 106 West 72 Street, at 7 p.m. More...

Delialah Grace Has Arrived

The world welcomed Delialah Grace She weighed 7 pounds and was 19½ inches long. Her proud parents are Robert and paulab Murphy. More...

Editorial/Opinion

The First Step Towards A New Future

Despite all the gloomy news coming from Wall Street and the Middle East, people in America look towards next Tuesday as the beginning of something new and exciting, a step into a new future that will bring change from the last eight years and a new More...

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Letters

November 4 Is Not Over

Dear Editor, I know it has been proven that "We the People" are not afraid to stop, block, or rock a nation when it comes to participating in building, re-building, or tearing down a "ME Program." What I've always meant by a "ME Program" is a ci More...

An Old Story

Dear Editor, In the opinions column of The Wave on December 18 of last year, someone wrote, "Let's not continue the charade. Rockaway has already begun to be impacted by the lack of housing sales. More...

Clothing Boxes Are For Clothing, Not Garbage

Dear Editor, I am writing to kindly ask the residents of the Rockaways to stop putting garbage into the U'SAgain Clothing Boxes on Rockaway Freeway at Beach 112 Street, outside of the Waldbaum's parking lot. More...

Community Centers Saved From Budget Axe

New York City Housing Authority community centers - including four in Rockaway - which have been in danger since last year of closing or merging, got a reprieve from the chopping block this week when the agency was allocated more than $12 million More...

Lawsuit Shines Light On PS 106 Torture Tale

ARockaway family has filed a lawsuit charging that their second grade daughter was tormented by classmates and then sexually assaulted at a local school, but the school principal refused to do anything about it and never reported either the torture More...

Community

Saunders Stitches for September 11

Doreen Lynn Saunders became wellknown for "An Americana Flag," an artistic expression of her feelings after the events of September 11, 2001. More...

Rothman Still Missing From Far Rockaway

Volunteer searchers from Brooklyn, Rockaway and as far away as Lakewood, New Jersey, continue to search the area around Beach 9 Street searching for Allen Rothman, 56, More...

Weiner Calls For Emergency Funding For DTV Switch

Representative Anthony Wiener, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is calling for emergency funding for the digital television switch coming in February. More...

School News

RWA After-School Program Participants Cook

Recently, students at Ocean Bay Community Center, who are enrolled in the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance "Environmentor" After-School Program, took part in a class on sustainable agriculture with Chef Jodi Korelitz. More...

School Scope

Don't Close Schools, Fix Them

"The union is useless" was a comment I heard while handing out the ICE leaflet at PS 225 on Beach 112 Street, a school slated to close. More...

Residents Named To New Paltz Dean's List

State University of New York at New Paltz recently announced their fall 2008 dean's list. The following local residents were named to the dean's list for excelling academically and earning at least a 3. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

There's Lots Of Mistrust On Both Sides Of The Badge

There is something wrong when three separate New York City juries refuse to convict cop-killers who are patently guilty of the crimes for which they are on trial. More...

Beachcomber

The race for Joseph Addabbo Jr.'s City Council seat is heating up. More...

From The Artists Studio

Sunday: Art Reception And Publishing Guest; Honors For KidsmART Directors

Congratulations to RAA's Marina Callaghan and Christine Mullally, who are being honored by the Graybeards at their annual dinner dance as RAA representatives and kidsmART directors. Callaghan is Program Director and Mullally is Education Director. More...

Sports

Victorious Beach Channel Overcomes Recent Bad Luck

Christopher Thompson kept saying there was enough time for Beach Channel to turn their season around. In the past few weeks, Thompson and the Beach Channel Dolphins have gone through a mix of heartbreak and bad luck. More...

Megan McKenna Soars With The Hawks

Megan McKenna was recognized as New York 1 Scholar Athlete of the Week for basketball in high school, and was most recently awarded First Team in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) All-Stars for softball, an award given to More...

New Year Restarts SFDS Participation In CYO Basketball

The New Year is here and the CYO Basketball season has resumed. The SFDS Pee Wee girls remain undefeated. They collected their tenth victory of the season against St. Rose of Lima. More...

Obits

Loretta I. Cummings

Administrative Assistant

Loretta Cummings, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 9. Cummings was born in Rockaway Beach. She was an active member of St. Camillus Golden Age and the Altar Rosary. More...

Anne C. Cunningham

Housewife

Anne Cunningham, a former Rockaway resident, died January 7. She was 90. Cunningham was born in Brooklyn on February 15, 1918. She lived in Belle Harbor from 1953 to 1986. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1983 with a bachelor's degree. More...

Ralph Guerrero

Lifelong Resident

Ralph Guerrero, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 8. He was 71. Guerrero, a successful landscaper for more than 20 years, was born in Puerto Rico in 1938. More...


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