2009-03-27 / Columnists

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... Five men aged 16 to 22 were arrested on Wednesday, March 29, following a robbery and assault at Beach 105 Street and Rockaway Freeway, in the Seaside section of Rockaway Beach.

Two residents of the Edgemere Houses in Arverne were picked out of a gang and arrested last Saturday night, March 25, after a 21-year-old resident of Ozone Park was robbed and assaulted on an A train northbound between the Gaston Avenue-Beach 67 Street station in Arverne and the station in Broad Channel.

Cartoonist Sam Norkin will do quick sketch caricatures of Columbia Federal Saving Bank customers as a 100th anniversary celebration gift on Tuesday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the bank branch at 86-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach.

Airman Shon J. Bryant, son of Gerald Moore and Charlene Bryant Moore of 22-24 Collier Avenue, Far Rockaway, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Rockaway has chosen Kelly Randolph, Oscar Oliva, Beverly Garces, Cynthony Dench, Sandy Boyle, Noe Vasquez, Gail Lopez, Clement Southwell, Jostele Garces and Louis Julmis as Peacemakers of the month of March.

During the middle of last month, Queens Borough President Claire Shulman met with the Queens Borough Board and unanimously adopted an Expense Budget Priorities Report which included increased police and fire protection and more parks and sanitation staffing.

Morge Men left no stone unturned as they blanked the Misfits for seven. Theo with a 445, Artie with a 445 and Fester had only Frank Porcella's 489 to beat.

Army Private Wastee Chanderdatt, daughter of Cosilla Chanderdatt of 446 Beach 47 Street, has arrived for duty in West Germany.

Years Ago... 30

Two boys (15 and 16) from a home in Rockaway Park were arrested on Sunday, March 11 after they allegedly tried to rob another boy from the home in Stella Maris High School, Rockaway Park. According to police the robbery was attempted in the hall of the school.

For gambling casinos in resort areas such as Rockaway-100 percent. Against gambling casinos in Mahattan-100 percent. These views came without reservation on Monday, March 26, when City Comptroller Harrison J.

30 Goldin addressed the Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways.

Officially, Jamaica Savings Bank claims it has no contract and therefore does not know when it will start construction of planned expansion in Beach 116 Street, Rockaway Park, but unconfirmed reports say it will be within a month.

Signs are being painted for reduction of parking meter hours in Beach 116 Street, Rockaway Park. When these signs are installed "feed the meter" hours will be reduced to 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., rather than 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. as they are now.

40 Years Ago...

Patrons of the Rockaway Beach post office are wishing Connie Safonte well as she prepares to take the examination for assistant superintendent.

Invitations are out for groundbreaking ceremonies at Peninsula General Hospital on April 20, in preparation for start of construction on the hospital's new wing.

One property owner in the Arverne urban renewal area was charged with violations on his buildings. When the buildings were acquired by the city and, although the violations were not corrected, the city filled the building. .

The pothole to end all potholes appeared on Beach 116 Street last week when a truck broke through the pavement.

Years Ago... 50

Can anyone blame owners of legitimate apartment buildings which come under rent control for complaining when other owners are getting three times as much rent.

The L.I.R.R. will lend umbrellas to commuters for protection from the rain. People using the Rockaway subway line wish they had that service.

Many residents have crossed party lines to congratulate former State Senators Frederic E. Hammer and Milton E. Koerner on their recent appointments by Governor Rockefeller to the State Labor Board and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board respectively.

Pat Kelly, president of the American- Irish Society, says the group has arranged through Herbst Brothers Motomarine for the purchase of an Old Towne motor boat which the society will offer as a prize.

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