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The Joker Gets Dealt A Homicide Hand

North Carolina Trial Begins Tuesday

On Sep. 13, 2008, as Javon Capers was walking out of a New York State prison where he was serving time for a Rockaway weapons possession charge, he was met by Shelby (North Carolina) Police officers. More...

Arverne East Public Hearing 4/16

Despite the fact that many locals believe that the global financial crisis has ended any chance that the massive Arverne East development will come to fruition, a community meeting to be held later this month may show that at least the housing port More...

Super Guilty Of Sexual Harassment

A Rockaway man, who reportedly still serves as the super for the apartment building in which he lives, has been found guilty in a bench trial in connection with charges of assaulting three young girls over a several-month period in May of 2008. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Duplicity' — Duped

"Am I just stupid or did that movie not make any sense?" The perplexed female patron was inquiring about the film, "Duplicity." I told her that she wasn't stupid. More...

Howie Mandel Deals At Capital Bank One Theatre

Live Nation proudly presents Canadian comedian, actor, and game show host Howie Mandel at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m. He is best known hosting NBC TV's Deal or No Deal. More...

Business News

Bayview Restaurant & Catering Hall:

For Romantic Dining and Great Parties

The views are spectacular at Bayview Restaurant & Catering Hall, located at 25 Van Brunt Road in Broad Channel. Rockaway residents need only take the first right turn after going through the Cross Bay Bridge toll, into their parking lot. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Lots Of Trouble In Bloomberg's DOE Paradise

In this space last week, I wrote about Bloomberg the spin master, the illusionist who makes you believe that the Department of Education is well on its way to becoming a paradise, while, in reality, it is becoming a sinkhole for overblown contracts More...

Beachcomber

For those of you who have been following the Kareem Bellamy follies for the past year, we have a treat for you beginning with next week's "It's My Turn" column. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

How To Care For Your Potted Tulips

If you decided to treat yourself to a little bit of spring with a potted tulip plant — or are lucky enough to receive one for the holiday — you may want to read on. More...

Sports

Hall Gets One Step Closer To Being Crowned a Champion

Travis Hall is relishing the chance to visit Madison Square Garden next Friday night. But he won't be attending as a spectator to a sporting event. More...

SFDS CYO Girls Swim At Championship Meet

On Saturday, April 4, the St. Francis de Sales C.Y.O. Girls Swim Team competed in the League's Annual Championship Meet at Eisenhower Park in Hempstead, New York, against several other teams from the region. Photos by Robert F. Carter. More...

Mother and Son Team Excel At Karate Championship

Diana and Dylan Kuznitz both competed recently at the AAU Metropolitan Karate Championship held at Kingsborough Community College on March 15. They both medaled in Kumite (sparring), Kobudo(weapons), and Kata (forms). More...

Obits

John F. King

World War II Sergeant

John F. King, a 40-year Rockaway and Broad Channel resident, died April 5. King was born in Sunnyside, New York and served as a sergeant in World War II and later worked as a platform supervisor. More...

Richard Francis Ross

Air Force Veteran

Richard Francis Ross, 68, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 7. Ross was born in Queens on April 16, 1940. He was an Air Force Veteran and served from 1957-1961. He was preceded in death by parents James and Helen Ross. More...

Rosemarie Somma

Bookkeeper

Rosemarie Somma, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 3. Somma was born in Germany and worked as a security guard. She was preceded in death by her husband Michael J. Somma. More...

USCG On Hand For April 19 LNG Meeting

Officials from the United States Coast Guard and perhaps from the Atlantic Sea Island company will be on hand in Rockaway for a meeting that will address residents' concerns about a proposed Liquefied Natural Gas terminal that is planned for a sea More...

Cops Seek K Of C Shooter

Detectives from the 100 Precinct are looking for a teen who fired shots at the people who were manning the door during a Sweet Sixteen party at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street last Friday night. More...

Community

Hope For A Cure

By Jessica Durham Most stay-at-home mothers of three could easily see the concept of time management as nearly impossible. More...

Whale Spotted In Jamaica Bay

A whale was spotted off the shore of Breezy Point on Tuesday. Estimated to be up to 65 feet long, it was observed near the Breezy Point Pier in Jamaica Bay. Photo taken by Brenda De Lisi-Flynn. More...

Summer '09 Bridge And Tunnel Officer Program

Deadline April 17, 2009

The MTA Bridges and Tunnels Seasonal BTO Program is designed to allow students to gain an exposure to bridge operations and to provide the Authority with staffing for seasonal demand. More...

School News

Student Art Exhibit Planned At Seaside Library

Over the past couple of months, the Seaside Library Children's Room has hosted an Eric Carle art exhibit from PS/MS 225, which has brightened up the Children's Room and exhibited the talent of these students. Ms. More...

Scholars' Academy Shares With Elementary Schools

Scholars' Academy students recently wrote unique, creative stories and shared them with students from a number of elementary schools, including the Goldie Maple Academy, PS 197, and PS 253. More...

CVSR Students Tour Jet Blue Facilities

Students from the Channel View School for Research in Rockaway Park travelled to John F. Kennedy Airport on Tuesday, March 24 for a private tour of the Jet Blue facilities at the airport. More...

Milestones

Berklayd Named To Head Anesthesiology

Pavel Berklayd, MD, has been named the Chairman of Anesthesiology by St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Berklayd is responsible for the administrative and clinical activities of the department. "Dr. More...

Alyson Lee Makes Dean's List

Alyson Lee, daughter of Rockaway Park residents Michael and Denise Lee, was named to the Dean's List at Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the fall 2008 term. More...

Erin Is Turning 3

Erin Schmitt is turning three years old on April 15 and is the granddaughter of Fred and Dolores Schmitt of Broad Channel. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Symptom Of The City's War On Businesses

Many locals were titillated by the sight of actual television stars walking around Beach 116 Street last weekend and early this week. More...

Letters

Protect Yourself

Dear Editor, And I thought Broad Channel was a safe place. I've changed my mind, because I got robbed. He or she took everything I held dear. Things my Grandma Ella gave me from her mother. And I really don't think they were worth much. More...

Keep KidsmART Funded

Dear Editor, Anyone who is at all familiar with Rockaway is aware that the "kidsmART" program of the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) is enjoying a 99 percent approval rating. More...

Putting The Hurt On Average New Yorkers

The following letter was sent to New York State Governor David Paterson with a copy to The Wave. Dear Governor Paterson, I am a retired NY City Principal. More...


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