February 20, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Sergeant-Stabber Had Long, Troubled History

The troubled Far Rockaway man who stabbed a police sergeant in the eye on January 15 had a long history of psychiatric problems, officials say. More...

Bloomberg Stops By Rockaway

Talks Climate Change And Rising Sea Levels

Mayor Bloomberg was in Rockaway this week to announce the findings of a report stating that water levels around New York City could rise by more than two feet by century's end along with average temperatures increasing as much as 7.5 degrees. More...

Simon Urges Voters To Vote On February 24

There are only a few days left until the special election. I'd like to thank everyone who signed a petition to get my name on the ballot. We filed 3,996 signatures, the highest number in the district. Eleven hundred valid signatures were required. More...

Section Of Rockaway Freeway Closing Next Month For ABTS Construction

The highly anticipated retail transit plaza, Stop and Shop and YMCA as agreed in part of the Arverne By The Sea development, will commence construction preparation starting next month, according to project officials. 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...

30 Years Later, BC Murders Still Resonate

The Wave reported the story in its January 20, 1979 edition with two headlines splashed across the bottom of page one. "Three Arrested For Fire That Nearly Killed Two," said one headline. More...

After Four Decades Bus Driver Hangs It Up

Robert "Duke" Schneider made his way down Rockaway Beach Boulevard along the Q22 route for the final time last Friday, February 13. After 39 years of driving a bus for the New York City Transit Authority, he has finally decided to retire. More...

Weiner, Schumer Highlight Stimulus Money

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Anthony Weiner today discussed several smaller, not widely noticed, provisions in the economic stimulus package that could end up saving middle class New Yorkers hundreds of dollars every year. More...


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