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Aqueduct Plan Back At Square One

Bids Due, Pols Look For Up-Front Money

Still steaming over the failure of Delaware North to pay its initial payment on a massive video slot facility for Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, state politicians are ready to try once again to pick a developer, this time demanding all of the in More...

Rockaway Cop-Stabber 'Unfit For Trial'

Although a Queens grand jury has indicted a Rockaway man who stabbed a police sergeant in the eye in a January attack, a court-ordered psychiatrist has found that the emotionallydisturbed man suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and must be sent to More...

Sweet 16 Party Raided By Police

A Sweet 16 party in Far Rockaway was cut short, earlier this month, when police responded to noise complains and rounded up at least 54 people - adults and juveniles - at an abandoned house on Lewmay Road. More...

School News

Reading Buddies Assist Each Other At PS 105

Two classes at PS 105 in Arverne joined up recently to become "Reading Buddies." Mr. Taylor's Pre-K 124 and Mrs. Silverman's 3-205 are enriching the learning process for the students by making every story come alive, says a school official. More...

Mexican Artist Celebrates Women At PS/MS 105

Students at PS/MS 105 in Arverne celebrated Woman's' History Monty with a visit from Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Second graders crated "retablos" with Frida's self-portraits. More...

COGA Students Surf The Internet

Thanks to a grant from the Verizon Foundation, the Church of God Christian Academy students pictured here are working with Instructor/Artist John Shultz to complete their projects. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

In the "Nero fiddles while Rome burns" category, take note of our State Senate Democrats, who can't find the time to bail out the MTA so that locals can commute to work and eat during the same month, More...

The Rockaway Irregular

At last month's St. Paddy's Day Parade in Rockaway my buddies from the Rockaway Republicans popped up holding a sign supporting Mayor Bloomberg. More...

Simon Says...

We would like to thank all the Rockaway, Broad Channel and Breezy Point voters who voted overwhelmingly for me for City Council. I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. More...

Sports

Jersey Hops Over Aces To Win EPHL Championship

The Brooklyn Aces had one major obstacle standing between them and winning the first ever Eastern Professional Hockey League Championship last Saturday night. The obstacle's name was Nick Niedert. More...

Aces Owner Sees Blue Skies (And Ice) Ahead

For a man who just lost a championship game and lots of money, Alan Friedman was his cheerful self on Saturday night at the Aviator Sports complex. More...

Seahorses Try To Erase Losing Past On the Ballfield

Far Rockaway pitcher Walter Diaz is by nature a confident baseball player. What he also has is a burning desire to win and at times, his buoyant nature can at times come off as cocky. More...

Obits

Dorothy Latimore Reid

Longtime Resident

Dorothy Latimore Reid, a Rockaway resident, died March 27. Latimore Reid was born in Hancock, Georgia on October 24, 1930. She was a resident of Hammel Houses for more than 40 years and worked for the New York City Housing Authority as a chef. More...

Leamario Ballard

Longtime Resident

Leamario Ballard, 60, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 24. He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and worked as a groomer. More...

Tamara Douglas

Longtime Resident

Tamara Douglas, 44, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 21. Douglas was born in New York City and worked as a security guard. Douglas was preceded in death by her parents, Jane Douglas and Paul Diller Hunt. More...

'National Grid Endangering Community'

A trio of Rockaway residents proved last week that they remain skeptical of the cleanup of the former Rockaway Park Manufactured Gas Plant, claiming all parties involved are non-compliant to the protocol promised prior to work beginning. More...

Local Man Critical In Weill Cornell Burn Ward

A local 55-year-old man remains in critical but stable condition at Weill Cornell Medical Center's burn ward after a fire, so hot that it melted his shirt to his body, struck his home at 243 Beach 129 Street at about 4:34 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. More...

Community

A Joyful Piece of Cooking Advice

An aspiring Rockaway writer had fears of sharing her recent illness with readers and didn't think people would ever want to read her story or her advice. More...

Easter Activities Planned At First Congregational

The religious community at First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach is looking forward to a prayerful and enjoyable conclusion to the Easter season, beginning this weekend, a church spokesperson says. More...

RWA Explores New Gardening Ideas

Environmentors explored new ideas of gardening and growing food locally in the Environmentor After School program. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Dion, Lou Christie At Capital One Bank Theatre

Live Nation presents Dion & Lou Christie at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Dion is well known for blending the elements of pop, doo-wop, and R&B. More...

Queens Botanical Garden To Hold Concert

The Quintet of the Americas will give a special concert of music about Spring and nature on Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, New York. More...

MovieScope

'Sunshine Cleaning' - Crime Cleanup

Ever wonder who cleans up a crime scene? Who has the unsavory task of disposing of all the blood, brains and medical waste after a shootout or suicide? More...

Milestones

Welcome Elizabeth

Dear Editor, Bill and Vicki Boden welcome the newest member to their family, Elizabeth Coleen Boden, born March 16, 2009, seven pounds seven ounces, 20 ½ inches. VICKI BODEN More...

Seamus Turns 4

Seamus Mack celebrated his 4th birthday on March 27. He is the son of James and Pamela Mack and little brother to Morgan Mack. All of his family and friends wished him a very Happy Birthday. More...

PHC Security Team Member Honored By NYPD

Evy Rivera, member of Peninsula Hospital Center's security team, received the Auxiliary Officer of the Year award for the 70 Precinct from New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, on March 25, 2009, as part of Auxiliary Police Officer Appreci More...

Editorial/Opinion

Stimulus Money Good For Rockaway

The programs slated for Rockaway under President Obama's stimulus program are stunning. More...

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Letters

Heroes In Far Rockaway

Dear Editor, Yes! There are heroes in Far Rockaway too. Today, a passenger was overcome by a seizure and fell between two cars of the 'A' train and onto the railroad tracks at the Beach 44 Street - Frank Avenue subway station. More...

Editorially Reckless

Editorially Reckless Dear Editor, In a recent comment by Wave editor Howard Schwach in the Rockaway Beat, it was suggested that our newly elected City Councilman, Eric Ulrich, More...

Stop Library Cuts

Dear Editor, As a lifelong Far Rockaway resident it pains me to see services that help our community threatened by budget cuts. The Queens Library which offers an array of services to both young and old, is in danger of being reduced. More...


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