May 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

First Drowning Of Season

The body of an unidentified woman washed up at Beach 28 Street at about noon on Thursday, May 21. Police say that the body, which was fully-clothed, was that of an Indian woman in her 40s. More...

Top Stories

Cops Seek Missing Man

100 Precinct detectives are looking for Michael Steakin, 24, who has been missing since April 24. Michael is a white male, 6 feet two inches tall, chubby build with dirty blond hair and blue eyes. More...

Excavation Suspended At National Grid MGP Site

Excavation work at the National Grid owned former manufactured gas plant site in Rockaway Park has been temporarily suspended for failing to obtain the proper trucking permits to cross the Marine Parkway Bridge, according to officials. More...

Local Fights Off Deranged Kid-Snatcher

A Belle Harbor man fought off a deranged attacker who was trying to snatch his son from in front of the Kings Plaza shopping center in Brooklyn, police say. More...

School News

My Library Rocks

Councilman Vincent Gentile, head of the library committee for the City Council, recently held an essay contest entitled "WOW My Library Rocks Because" through his District. More...

Bishop Ford High School Vocations Day

On May 6, 2009, Bishop Ford High School held a "Vocations To Religious Life" program. Presentations were made to the juniors and seniors by Dominican and Congregation of Notre Dame Sisters, Holy Cross and Franciscan Brothers. More...

PS/MS 105 Hosts MST Fair

PS/MS 105, The Bay School, recently held its annual Math, Science and Technology Fair at the school. More that 300 experiments and projects, completed by students ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 8, were presented at the three-day event. More...

Milestones

Johnny Turns One

Johnny Raphael Grimaldi along with big sister Molly enjoyed his 1st birthday party in the Harbor Lights on Sunday, May 17. More...

Multiviz Receives $100,000 Grant

The New York Department Of Health congratulated Multiviz Health Services Vice President Rhonda Bair, LCSW-R, in a recent letter from their Commissioner Richard F. More...

Blues Against Hunger Concert 6/28

The Blues Against Hunger Concert Series helps not-for-profit organizations raise funds, conduct outreach efforts, and increase awareness about hunger, poverty, food pantry access and food stamp eligibility in New York City. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rockaway Needs A Community College

Ever since the Neponsit Home was closed in the middle of the night by Mayor Rudy Guliani, there has been a discussion on what to do with the facility. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"Endangered Species" More...

Letters

Who Does What?

Dear Editor, [Dear Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson] I am not familiar with what in particular each of you and your title represents and what part of our city and state you oversee and have the job of making changes to, however, I watched on More...

With Apologies

Dear Editor, I would like to apologize to the community and to the family of our dear community mother and elder, Mary "Miss Flip" Kelly, for not being able to attend her going away services due to my being out of town. More...

Securing American Values

Dear Editor, While reading The Wave the week of May 8, page 40 "Paterson Secures Health Care Funding, I myself, and I know others, would love his up-todate decisions on allocating and redistributing these funds, where, to what boroughs and for wha More...

Two With 'Flu-Like' Symptoms at Scholars'

On Wednesday, everything looked clean and green on the Rockaway peninsula in terms of the growing "Swine Flu" epidemic that is sweeping the city and the world. More...

Wave Office Closed Monday

The Wave Office will be closed on Monday, May 25 to honor those who have given their lives for our nation as well as those who fight today on foreign shores. Deadlines for this week's paper will remain the same, however. More...

Community

Rockaway, BC Memorial Day Parades This Weekend

Both Broad Channel and Rockaway have scheduled Memorial Day parades for the upcoming weekend to honor those men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for freedom. The annual Rockaway Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the Daniel M. More...

NPS Opens Beach Season This Weekend

This weekend Gateway National Recreation Area kicks off the 2009 summer season. The swimming beaches at Jacob Riis Park will open and lifeguards will be on duty every day from 10 a.m.—6 p.m. More...

Locals Clean Up West End Beaches

The Belle Harbor Property Owners and the Rockaway Park Homeowners and Residents Association teamed up on May 9 to clean neighborhood beaches. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

'Is Anybody There?' - Classic Caine

Once in a while, great aging actors do movies that are more than paycheck cameos in big budget blockbusters. Such is the case with Michael Caine in "Is Anybody There? More...

Business News

Warren Z. Klein, DDS

More Than 25 Years Of Quality Dentistry

Appointments are maintained at Dr. Klein's practice, and there are Sunday hours available. Emergencies are always handled in a timely manner, and many insurance plans are accepted. For an appointment, call 718-945-1400. More...

Columnists

Spotlight On Elderlaw

Beware Of The Dangers Of Joint Accounts

Many people believe that joint accounts are a good way to avoid probate and transfer money to loved ones. More...

Ken's Math Korner

Are Standardized Tests Fair?

Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer. Here in the Rockaways, the beach is calling our name. However, for our local students it is now evaluation time to see how much they have learned in school this year. More...

SJEH Wellness Corner

May is American Stroke Month

The American Heart Association has declared May as American Stroke Month. There's a good reason why we should all take notice. More...

Sports

Playoff Bound Seahorses' Persistence Pays Off

There is a stark difference taking a look at Far Rockaway's varsity baseball starting lineup on March 27 and the one that took the Central Park North Meadow field on May 20 in the PSAL B playoffs. More...

BCHS Roundup: Sports Teams Earn Success

The Beach Channel girls' lacrosse team has an opportunity to make a statement as the PSAL lacrosse playoffs began on May 21. The Lady Dolphins, who finished the regular season at 11-2 and gained the second seed in the A girls playoffs. More...

Rockaway Beach Volleyball League Returns To Riis Park

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League kicked off the 2009 season on Wednesday at Riis Park. Many of the 60 teams came out to shake off the cobwebs and loosen up their lumbagos in preparation for opening day next week. More...

Obits

Rosemarie Campbell

Nurse's Aide

Rosemarie Campbell, 67, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 3. Campbell was born on June 30, 1941 in Tuscumbia, Alabama and worked as a nurse's aide. She also ushered at and became a member of First Church of God. More...

Alexandra Mesard Davis

Nurse's Aide

Alexandra Mesard Davis, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 15. Davis was born in New York and moved to Belle Harbor more than 50 years ago. She was a member, and past president, of Philip Port Memorial Unit of the American Cancer Society. More...

James T. Donnellan

Carpenter

James T. Donnellan, longtime Rockaway resident, died May 15. Donnellan was born in New York and worked as a carpenter foreman. He was a veteran of World War II and member of the Seabees. More...


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