March 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Rockaway Cop-Killer Found Guilty

A Brooklyn jury on Monday convicted a second Rockaway man of murder for the shooting of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko during a 2007 traffic stop. More...

Wanted For Robbing Pregnant Girlfriend

Detectives from the 101 Precinct Squad in Far Rockaway are looking for Marvin Joseph, 18, of 56-16 Beach Channel Drive. More...

Feds Approve Term Limits Extension

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the law passed by the City Council to extend term limits, allowing New York City elected officials and Mayor Bloomberg to run for a third consecutive term. More...

School News

The Romans Invade PS 114

The children at PS/MS 114 don't just learn by reading books, they wear their knowledge. Upon completion of their studies in Ancient Roman history, the students in Jonathan Halfmann and Lisa Marecki's third-grade class (3-209), More...

Best Catholic School Marching Unit

St. Camillus School was named the First Place Catholic School marching unit in the Queens County Saint Patrick's Day Parade held in Rockaway on Saturday, March 7. More than 100 students, faculty, and family marched behind the St. More...

PS/MS 105 Students Host Clothing Drive

Seventh grade students at PS/MS 105 recently participated in a clothing drive to benefit the needy of the Far Rockaway community. Through their efforts, the students learned about the value of community service and giving to others. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represents Rockaway in the House of Representatives, has decided to put his mayoral campaign on hold, citing the important work of the House as a reason. More...

Stacy's Tax Tips

We are almost there, only four weeks to go: 1. Those of you who have not or will not file a tax return because you will owe money, and you know who you are, are making a mistake. More...

Simon says...

It's been a long time since we have written our column. So many good and bad things have happened. There have been deaths of many well respected people in our community. I was not able to write about the 13th anniversary of my mother's death. More...

Sports

Happy Brooklyn Aces Win EPHL Regular Season Championship

An exhilarating season for the Brooklyn Aces continued last Friday night as a 6-3 victory over the Jersey Rockhoppers clinched the inaugural Eastern Professional Hockey League's regular season title. More...

Rockaway College Basketball Gets Involved In March Madness

College basketball fans are currently involved in following March Madness as the NCAA Tournament gets underway. Some local college basketball stars went through similar madness with their respective teams over the last few weeks. More...

Sports Roundup: Sanders, Rice Win Title, Williams Wins

Jermaine Sanders, a Far Rockaway resident, will have at least one final high school game to play this season. More...

Obits

Robert J. Barrera

Rockaway Resident

Robert Barrera, a Rockaway resident, died March 16. Barrera was born in Harlem Hospital on March 21, 1940. He served in the US Navy from 1957 to 1962, and advanced through the ranks to Petty Officer Third Class. More...

Beatrice "Lucy" Boon

Longtime Resident

Beatrice Boone, a 48-year Far Rockaway resident, died March 7. Boone was born in Murfreesboro, North Carolina on May 29, 1943. More...

Joseph M. Lynch

Deputy Inspector, NYPD

Joseph Lynch, a 36-year Rockaway resident, died March 14. Lynch was born in Brooklyn. He served in the US Navy during World War II. More...

Bloomberg Swears In Ulrich

The atmosphere was festive and the house was packed as Mayor Michael Bloomberg swore in Eric Ulrich as the City Councilman for the 32nd Councilmanic District at PS 207 in Howard Beach on Sunday. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Gets a Home

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA), a growing non-profit group on the peninsula, has been awarded the former firehouse in Arverne and plans to develop an environmentally inspired visitors' center to house their organization's More...

Community

New Group Dedicated To Serving Rockaway

'The Rockaway Jetty' Aims At Improving Quality Of Life

The group's slogan is a quote from a former president: "Children are our most valuable natural resource." The organizers believe that too often, the everyday needs of the young go unnoticed. More...

Lucille Rose Day Care Hosts Children Obesity Workshop

The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Queens Alumnae Chapter hosted a Parents Workshop on Children Obesity at the Lucille Rose Day Care Center in Arverne on March 10. Pictured are Mattie Oliver; Valena Woodley; Yvonne Duncan; Dr. More...

Cancer Relay Kicks Off 10th Year In Rockaway

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Jay Black At Capital Bank One Theatre

Live Nation is proud to present the one and only Jay Black at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, April 4 at 8 PM. More...

Rawling Uses Paint And Palette To Tell His Stories

For more than a decade, Geoff Rawling, president of the Rockaway Artists Alliance, has been painting the "palette sign" on sTudio 6 Gallery in the Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA), Fort Tilden, announcing the title and dates of the current exhib More...

MovieScope

'Two Lovers' - Phoenix Rising

More tragic than his character in the film, "Two Lovers," would be the consummation of a "threat" by actor Joaquin Phoenix: That "Two Lovers" will be his last role. More...

Milestones

Francesca Mary Has Arrived

Billy and Sofia Moore welcomed their baby sister, Francesca Mary, to the family on February 17. More...

St. Francis de Sales Math Wizard

John Barca, an eighthgrade student from St. Francis de Sales School, has proven that he is tops when it comes to mathematics. He won the school Math Bee on February 3; and was a finalist in the Regional Mathematics Bee, which was held at St. More...

Beth Abraham To Host Healthfest

The Beth Abraham Family of Health Services invites the community to a free borough-wide Healthfest on Tuesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Adult Day Health Care Program, located at 1821 Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway. More...

Editorial/Opinion

MTA Critical To Rockaway Quality Of Life

There are two truisms when the question turns to the quality of life for those who live in Rockaway. The first is that Rockaway is geographically and politically isolated from the city in which it stands. More...

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The Dog Park Mauling

Dear Editor, As a dog owner I was extremely saddened to read about the injuries sustained by a mixed breed named Maggie at the paws of a much larger, seemingly vicious dog in Freeway Dog Park last week and I sincerely pray that she makes a complet More...

Man Pulled From Path Of Oncoming Train

Dear Editor, The mother and family of David Roman wish to thank all of the good Samaritans involved in helping him to safety after he fell onto the subway track [after suffering] a seizure at Beach 98 Street subway station on Thursday morning, Mar More...

Addressing Wave Readers And Letter Writers

Dear Editor, Three recent letters by Wave readers concerning the recent special election for City Council in our district (the 32nd) have prompted me to offer a response. More...


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