June 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Deadlines For July 3 Edition

In order to facilitate the closing of The Wave for the July 4 holiday, there will be early deadlines for both the editorial and advertising departments for the July 3 edition of The Wave. More...

Top Stories

Local Dies In Rhode Island Custody

On the evening of June 27, 2005, Rockaway resident James Davis-Reed drove away from the peninsula on a journey that would leave him dead this week in a Rhode Island maximum security prison. More...

Probation For Cop-Killer's Sis

Nicole Bostic, the sister of convicted Rockaway cop-killer Dexter Bostic, was sentenced to three years probation this week for her part in obstructing the police investigation in the wake of the murder of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko. More...

FD Heroes Pull Two From Norton Basin

Local firefighters plucked a cold, shivering couple from the waters of Norton Basin in Bayswater on Monday after their kayak overturned, fire officials say. More...

School News

Far Rockaway Student Named to Who's Who

Pershemia Reynolds, a member of the class of 2009 at Wells College in Aurora, New York, has been selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. More...

Commemorating 'Mr. Joe'At PS 114

Public School 114, the Belle Harbor School on Beach 135 Street commemorated the life of Joe Florio, better known to both students and staff as "Mr. More...

Public School 106Q Students Collect Food For City Harvest

A food collection was recently conducted by the students of PS 106Q to benefit City Harvest. More...

Business News

Curran's Superior Meats

Where Service Is An Obsession

Curran's Superior Meats, located at 417 Beach 129 Street, in the heart of the Belle Harbor shopping area, promises that service is an obsession. More...

Milestones

Jailene Nicole Caban Born May 30

Jailene Nicole Caban was born on May 30 at 10:04 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz. and 18 inches long to parents Jason Caban and Dawn Stroud. Big brothers include Anthony, Tristan, Justin and big sisters are Aryanna and Janisa. More...

Public School 106Q Principle Retires

B.J'ai Pierce, Assistant Principal of PS106Q in Far Rockaway is retiring after 42 years of service to the children of D. 27Q. More...

Assemblywoman Pheffer Joins 80th Birthday Celebration

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) was pleased to celebrate with Carmen Pacheco upon the occasion of her 80th Birthday. More...

Editorial/Opinion

It's Time For Compromise Because Everybody Deserves Health Care

Everybody talks about the need for universal health care, and rightfully so. Every American deserves top-notch, affordable health care. More...

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Obits

Vernon Henry Archbold

Butcher

Vernon Henry Archbold, 73, a Rockaway resident, died June 17 after a long illness. Archbold was born on August 5, 1935 in Colon, Panama and migrated to the United States in 1964 via Miami and later worked in Manhattan as a butcher. More...

William Foster

Construction Worker

William Foster, 47, a lifelong Rockaway resident died June 7. Foster was born in Far Rockaway on November 11, 1961 and worked in construction. Foster is preceded in death by Olamae Foster and William Finn. More...

Herbert Gessler

Social Worker

Herbert Gessler, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 18. Gessler was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Rockaway 28 years ago. He worked as a social worker. More...

Iconic FRHS Coach Dies

Legendary Far Rockaway High School football and baseball coach Jack Kerchman, who mentored thousands of Rockaway youth during his 35 years at the school, died in North Miami, Florida on June 20 after a long battle with serious illness. More...

Crossing Guard Honored For 30 Years Service

Through wind, rain, snow and the heat of early summer, Mary Ellen Murray has manned the corner of Cronston Avenue and Beach 134 Street in Belle Harbor, keeping generations of PS 114 students safe and sound. More...

Community

Relay For Life This Weekend At Riis Park

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life has quickly become one of the premier events on the peninsula each year, attended by more than a hundred participants who spend the night walking laps and taking part in events, all to honor those who ha More...

'Ask The Pharmacist Day'At SJEH

St. John's Episcopal Hospital will hold "Ask the Pharmacist Day" on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 5 p.m. in the Ambulatory Care Center waiting area. Please bring all your medications in for the pharmacist to review. More...

100 PCT CC Host Annual Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner

The 100 Precinct Community Council Youth Committee's 2nd Annual Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner was held on Thursday evening, June 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach. The room was filled and everyone enjoyed "all you can eat" dinner. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

RAA Hosting Concert July 2

On Thursday, July 2, the Rockaway Artists Alliance will host a one-night only performance with Chris Klein and the Boulevards, out of New Orleans. More...

MovieScope

'The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3' - Subway Psycho

Director John Huston once said, "Don't remake good movies. Remake bad movies and improve them." With his remake of the 1974 classic, "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," Director Tony Scott has obliterated the late great film master's sage advice. More...

Kathy Griffin At Westbury This Weekend

Live Nation presents the hilarious, self-proclaimed "D-list celebrity," Kathy Griffin for two back-to-back performances at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 at 7 p.m. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

It is certainly good news that the Rockaway Music and Arts Council will once again run a Summer Sunset Picnic Concert Series at Riis Park this summer, albeit a shorter season than in the past. More...

Broad Channel Bits

A lot of folks are tired of all the rain and would enjoy seeing the sun in a cloudless sky for a change. It has been unreal seeing so much water falling out of the sky. Perhaps July will bring the sun. P.S. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Protecting Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

We've all seen the commercials. A tough-looking biker sits on his motorcycle gleefully boasting about how he just acquired a completely new wardrobe of women's clothes and gets monthly manicures, pedicures, and spa treatments, all for free. More...

Sports

H.S. Football Star Kelly Heads West

Breezy Point's Seamus Kelly left the Hofstra football field on Tuesday night with a smile, even after his New York City all-star team lost to Long Island, 31-14, in the Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge. More...

Basketball Tournament Begins

Opening tipoff for the Love, Peace and Unity 2009 Summer Sports Program will begin on Saturday, June 26. All are invited to watch some of the best playground basketball action on the peninsula. More...

Basketball Players Invited To Compete In Old Timers Tournament

Hammels Community Center Gymnasium at Beach 81 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard will be the site, this Saturday afternoon, of the Rockaway Old Timers Basketball Tournament. More...

Letters

Save KidsmART

Dear Editor, To Our Elected Officials, We are writing to you in our capacity both as co-presidents of the PS/ MS 114 PTA and as parents. The Rockaway Artists Alliance kidsmART program is many things to many people (adults and children alike). More...

"Nyet" To LPG Island

Dear Editor, This stupid idea of a LPG island off the right angle formed by the New York Bight offshore should be treated the same as the proposal long ago to build a commercial airport offshore here, and the proposal from around 1900 to build a s More...

Another Times 'Scoop'

Dear Editor, Another 'scoop' by the New York Times. Headlines for all! David S. More...


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