March 13, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

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Barry Brandes is one of many peninsula residents who are seemingly scratching and clawing their way for fairly priced homeowners insurance only to get the traditional rate increase or never surprising cancellation of their comprehensive insurance p More...

Principal Slapped By Arbitrator, Two Reinstated

A "tyrannical" Far Rockaway principal who axed two staffers, "showed a total disregard for disciplinary procedures," according to `an AFSCME Local 372 spokesperson after the two were reinstated and compensated for the illegal firings. More...

Dead Body Found Near Beach 37 Boardwalk

A passerby on the boardwalk noticed a dead body in the brush at Beach 37 Street at about 2:10 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, just as The Wave was going to press. More...

PAL Outlines Transition Of NYCHA Community Centers

For two years, local residents and activists have been fighting to keep the community centers connected to the public housing complexes in Rockaway open and running, on the theory that the centers helped keep teens focused on something other than d More...

FR Sanitation Worker Dies On Job

A sanitation worker died on the job yesterday morning when he collapsed while working in Far Rockaway, according to sanitation officials. Stephen Dixon, 61, reportedly collapsed from an apparent heart attack while working around 10:45 a.m. More...

LNG Terminal Debate In Rockaway

Meeting Set For March 24

A proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on a sea island less than 20 miles off Rockaway's shores has touched off lots of anger and lots of debate, but the heat the plan has generated has, up to now, provided little enlightening informa More...

Aqueduct Gambling Deal Dead And Gone

Those Rockaway residents who regularly travel to Atlantic City or Connecticut to meet their gambling needs and who hoped to soon have a gambling venue in Ozone Park will now have to wait for the state to come up with a new plan and rebid the gambli More...

Graffiti Down, But Still A Problems In Rockaways

Graffiti became the exception rather than the norm in the Rockaways during 2008. More...

Police Arrest Hit and Run Driver

Victim In Critical Condition

An Arverne man who left the scene of an accident last Sunday was arrested this week for allegedly hitting a pedestrian crossing the street, leaving the man in critical condition, according to police. More...


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