February 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rockaway Mail Carrier Turned Hero

A Rockaway Beach woman's guardian angel came to her aid in the shape of a local mail carrier whose attentiveness and presence of mind saved her from the trapped confines of her own kitchen. More...

Top Stories

Board Of Elections Sets Local Presidential Results

After a lengthy delay the New York City Board of Elections has finally released the Queens County presidential election results broken down in assembly districts. More...

Teacher Sues FR Principal For Baby Boot Says Monereau Gave Her 'Third Degree'

A Far Rockaway teacher has sued both the city and a Far Rockaway principal for firing her from her job because she was pregnant and unmarried. More...

3 LNG Terminals Slated For Area Waters

Not one, but three liquid natural gas terminal facilities are planned for area waters, one as close as 16 miles from Rockaway's shoreline; the other two slightly farther away. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'The Reader" - Sympathy For The Devil

It's strange that lately Hollywood feature films are promoting sympathy for Nazis. More...

Genesis Tribute Band At Westbury March 1

Live Nation proudly presents prominent Genesis tribute band, The Musical Box, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, March 1 at 7 p.m. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

No Old-Line Political Hacks Wanted

I have been writing for years that I wanted a city councilperson who truly represents Rockaway and who would not bend to the will of the mainland majority when deciding on programs and allocations. More...

Broad Channel Bits

We have had comparatively warm temperatures for this time of year, but the weather we have been enjoying lately will change this week. Toward the end of the week, storms will do their wet dumping on us. More...

Stacy's Tax Tips

Keep looking for my tax tips to get the latest on what the stimulus has in store for 2009: 1. The rules have gotten tougher for those of you who sell a home every two years to take advantage of the primary residence rules. More...

Sports

Celebrating Black History Month

Do You Know Who These Sports Players Are?: The Answer Will Be In Next Week's Wave
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Jersey Rockhoppers Trip Up Visiting Brooklyn Aces

The Jersey Rockhoppers are proving to be a tough nut for the Brooklyn Aces to crack. Last Sunday afternoon at the Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain, the Rockhoppers defeated the first place Aces, 5-3. More...

Kids Korner: Looking At Sports

My Interview With CJ Tozzo, Aces Hockey Star

I interviewed C.J. Tozzo, a forward with the Brooklyn Aces. He is second on the team in points scored with 62 (22 goals and 40 assists) behind Kyle McCullough who has 65. More...

Obits

Vincent Harold Lindsay

Civil Servant

Vincent Lindsay, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 6. Lindsay was born in Panama City, Panama on October 17, 1917. He was a civil servant with the US Navy at the Panama Canal. More...

Kathleen R. McCullagh

Teacher

Kathleen McCullagh, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died February 18. McCullagh was born in Brooklyn. She attended Hunter College and New York University. She taught at St. Francis de Sales for 33 years. More...

Lydia Zaracha

Registered Nurse

Lydia Zaracha, a 40-year Rockaway resident, died February 12. Zaracha, a registered nurse, was born in Germany. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church. More...

Local Hospitals Face Huge Budget Cuts

Two of the largest employers in Rockaway are in danger of losing millions of dollars if the proposed state budget cuts to health care made by Governor Paterson for fiscal year 2009- 2010 become law. More...

DiResto's Back

The Queens Supreme Court has reinstated Glenn DiResto to the official New York City Board of Elections ballot for the City Council special election to be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, after a successful appeal on his behalf was upheld. More...

Community

Holy Donation To Chapey Campaign

Bishop Gifts Candidate's Funds

The Catholic bishop who heads the Brooklyn and Queens Diocese recently made a rare political donation to a local City Council candiate whose mother has the power over a plan to turn several parochial schools into public charter schools, the Daily N More...

DiResto Endorsed By Police Unions

Two of New York City's largest police unions, the Lieutenant's Benevolent Association (LBA) and the Captain's Endowment Association (CEA), announced their endorsements of Glenn DiResto for City Council on Tuesday. More...

Where In Rockaway Do We Stand?

Old photos from The Wave archives are always intriguing, and we always get lots of interesting information from old-time Rockaway residents when we run them on our pages. See if you can figure out these four. More...

School News

Local Students Learn About Seine Fishing

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's Environmentor after school program recently ventured out to Bayswater Park for an exciting lesson on seining. Seine fishing can be done either on boats in deep bodies of water or on foot in shallow bodies of water. More...

St. Camillus Students Accept Awards

New York State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Sister Agnes White, principal of St. Camillus School, congratulates St. Camillus students for their achievement in completing the summer reading challenge 2008. More...

Temer Receives Academic Honors

Rockaway Beach resident Zoriy Temer has been recognized by Northeastern University for distinguished coursework during the fall 2008 semester. Temer, who is majoring in international business and Spanish, has been named to the Dean's List. More...

Milestones

Welcome Samantha Clare Whalen

Keith, Sondra and big brother Ryan Whalen are proud to announce the arrival of Samantha Clare on January 28. She is the fourth grandchild of Helene Ginberg of New Jersey, and second grandchild of Bernardine Whalen of Rockaway Point. More...

Father Daughter Valentine Dance

Young women who attend Visitation Academy look forward to the special day set aside for them each year. Fathers, uncles, grandpas and friends took their little sweethearts and danced in the gym at the Fontbonne Hall Academy. More...

Celebrating Presidents Day

Becky Rios and Sophia Moore celebrated Presidents Day and NO school on Monday, February 16 at Ciro's Bakery! More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Wave Endorses Glenn DiResto For City Council

Change is in the air. It is not a time for the tried and tired political hacks that have represented Rockaway in the past. It is a time for new blood, for the banishment of old line politics and smoke-filled rooms. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

The Special Election For City Council

Dear Editor, The Special Election for City Council in the 32nd District, which has been vacated by Joe Addabo, will be held on February 24. More...

The Wave Forum, A Candidate Review

Dear Editor, As I sat through The Wave's special election forum the feeling that I had been here before kept going through my head. More...

An Opportunity For Real Representation

Dear Editor, The Special Election for City Council brings the residents of Breezy Point, Roxbury and Rockaway an opportunity for real representation. Eric Ulrich is the only candidate who has the values that are the same as ours. More...


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