October 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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East End Council Candidate Lays Out Priorities

Scherie Murray is running against City Council incumbent James Sanders Jr. on the slogan, "a new generation of leadership." Murray, a Republican, is in the race to unseat Sanders in the 31st Councilmanic District in the November general election. More...

BBQ And Table Tossed From SFP Terrace

A Rockaway Beach man lost his cool this week when he chucked part of his barbecue grill and table off his Shore Front Parkway terrace, according to police. More...

Locals To National Park Service: Save Our Beach Clubs

About 100 locals packed a hearing at Gateway National Recreation Area last week to tell park officials of the importance of the Breezy Point beach clubs. More...

School News

Public School/Middle School 105 Cleans The Beaches

PS/MS 105 participated in a community service day for the NYS Annual Beach Cleanup, on Saturday, September 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal of the program is to make people aware of the effects of marine debris on wildlife, habitats and humans. More...

Students Clean-Up Cross Bay Bridge Shoreline

Under the supervision of science teacher Deborah Williams, 6th and 8th grade students from MS 47Q participated in the International Beach Clean-up sponsored by the American Littoral Society. More...

Business News

Rockaway Medical And Dental Plaza

Offering You Professional Care In A Comfortable, Friendly Atmosphere

As you enter Rockaway from the Cross Bay Bridge on Beach 95 Street, you may notice the attractive brick building with a green awning that says: Rockaway Medical and Dental Plaza. Perhaps you drive past it every day. More...

Sports

BCHS Wins, Far Rockaway Bounces Back To Victory

Beach Channel may have soundly defeated Jamaica, 30-0, last Saturday at home, but don't think for a minute that coach Victor Nazario is entirely pleased at the result. More...

High School Roundup: Peninsula Volleyball Teams Take Shape

Scholars Academy (2-1) came back after losing the first set to Campus Magnet to win on Tuesday afternoon, 18-25, 25-18, 15-10. Scholars began as a middle school five years ago and the high school is currently in their third year. More...

St. Camillus /St. Virgilius Basketball Registration

Registration for the St. Camillus/St. Virgilius Community Basketball programs will take place in the St. Camillus rectory basement on Sunday, October 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will also take place on Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00 p.m. More...

Letters

Wright Is Wrong

Dear Editor, I attended a public forum sponsored by Edgemere Neighborhood Action Team (ENACT) on May 26, 2009, where I clearly presented my reason for not running in the 31st Council District. Mr. Alex Wright's depiction of me, David R. More...

Few Questions About Mini Golf Park

Dear Editor, The proposed "Golf mini park" reported on August 15th, brings with it many questions. If the park district is given the land and right of way, will it expand with eminent domain to gobble up homes at bargain prices? More...

What A Wrong Endorsement

Dear Editor, What a wrong endorsement. As someone who follows politics and has lived in Far Rockaway all my life I can tell you that Helen Marshall has done a lot for Rockaway. More...

Bomb Scare Forces Shopping Plaza Evacuation

Police sealed off the Dayton Plaza Shopping Center and all of its stores at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening when an anonymous caller reported that there was a bomb in a bag inside the NSA Supermarket at 87-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Stepdaughter Found Guilty In Mutilation Slay

Is Brigitte Harris a stone-cold killer who wreacked vengeance on a man who continually raped her when she was a youngster, or a good aunt trying to stop an abusive stepfather from molesting her nieces? It depends on whom you believe. More...

Community

Barrett Promoted To Deputy Inspector

100 Pct. CO Has Served Rockaway For Many Years

Thomas Barrett, who has been commanding officer of the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park for two years, has been promoted to Deputy Inspector, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced on Tuesday. More...

SJEH Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness

For the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, St. John's Episcopal Hospital is offering extended evening and Saturday appointment hours for mammograms. More...

Littoral Society Cleans Gateway Beaches and Jamaica Bay

For the 24th year, the American Littoral Society has coordinated its annual Coastal Cleanup Day at over 300 sites in New York. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Peter And Paul To Pay Tribute To Mary Travers In Concert

Live Nation will present Peter and Paul in a tribute to Mary Travers at the Capital One Bank Theatre at West bury on Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

'My One And Only' - Husband Hunting

Lounge lizard-actor George Hamilton has actually produced something impressive besides a perpetual tan. More...

Columnists

Point of View

DON'T BE A STRANGER

The funeral was over. The relatives gathered near their cars, reluctant to leave the cemetery. I watched as one woman embraced another and said, "Now don't be a stranger!" On my way home I mulled over her words. More...

The Rockaway Beat

'We Have Forgotten What Good Education Is'

I have been writing for years that increased test scores in reading and math do not necessarily mean increased education. Generally speaking, I was told that I didn't know what I was talking about. More...

School Scope

The NY Times Continues to Tilt Toward BloomKlein on Education

When Arthur Goldstein, an ESL teacher with almost a quarter century experience, took the giant step of running for chapter leader at Francis Lewis HS in Queens, one of the largest and most overcrowded schools in the city with 4600 students and 300 More...

Editorial/Opinion

Killing Seniors Softly With Their Veto

The Republicans in the Senate have quietly vetoed the Democratic Party's plan to close the notorious "Donut Hole," in any health care reform proposal because it is "unnecessary" and "too costly. More...

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Obits

Angelo J. Guarino

Wave Correspondent

Angelo J. Guarino, 83, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 23. Guarino was born in Torre Del Greco, Italy, but made America his home. He enjoyed working with seniors and was an avid writer to The Wave. More...

Linda Heffernan

Longtime Resident

Linda Heffernan, 48, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 26. Heffernan was born February 24, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York. She was raised in Rockaway Beach and eventually settled in Hunter, New York. More...

Sylvia M. Lensu

Medical Office Receptionist

Sylvia M. Lensu (nee Niemi), a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 23. Lensu, 90, was born in Rockaway Beach and lived in Inwood for 75 years. She worked locally for many years for Dr. Siegel and Dr. Spielman. More...


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