October 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wave Honored As One Of Village Voice's 'Bests'

The Village Voice has named The Wave the "Best Neighborhood Paper" in New York City as part of its annual "The Best of NYC 2009" issue. "Fate led us to The Wave of Long Island and we have lauded it ever since," says the paper. More...

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Controversy, Mystery As Rumors Swirl In Stella Maris Closing

The announced closing of Stella Maris High School has touched off a spate of rumors and recriminations over the future of the beachfront building, the closing itself and the way it was handled by the Sisters of St. More...

Shot In Groin Over Former Fight

A Rockaway man looking to avenge a fight that took place two weeks ago was shot in the groin in front of a bodega at 112-32 Rockaway Beach Boulevard late on Sunday night, police say. More...

Police Apprehend Suspect Carrying 9 mm Pistol

During a routine patrol through the Beach 40s, an officer from the 101 Precinct apprehended a 19-year-old youth carrying a 9 mm automatic pistol last Friday, The Wave has learned. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

NYCHA Friends And Family Day Entertains Locals

With good weather and a host of entertaining activities, NYCHA held its 75th Anniversary in combination with Hammel Houses Resident Council Inc.'s Friends and Family Day on September 26. More...

Illustrated Journey Through Jamaica Bay

As part of the annual Herbert Johnson Lecture Series, well-known naturalist, Don Riepe, will present an illustrated journey through Jamaica Bay on Wednesday, November 4 beginning at 7:00 p.m.. More...

First Congregational Church Hosts Halloween Party

Children in the Rockaways enjoyed Halloween Party at First Congregational Church this past Saturday, October 24. The event was sponsored by the Phoenix Youth Group. Photos by Vivian Rattay Carter. More...

Milestones

Cyclists Break For Family Breakfast During 100-mile Race

Neponsit resident Hilda Chinitz welcomed some interesting guests to the breakfast table as her son, Dr. More...

Alison Shea Born 10/21

At right: Alison Shea Bassetti was born on October 21 at 10:10 p.m. to parents Frank and Donna Bassetti of Broad Channel. She weighed eight pounds, ten ounces. More...

Captain Wayne Is Retiring

Captain Greg Wayne is retiring from the New York State Unified Court System after 36 years of service. Wayne is pictured with former mayor, Rudolph Giuliani. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Make Rockaway Whole Once Again

Nearly 20 years ago, Rockaway was split down the middle like a ripe pear by our Democratic politicians in order to seat more minority legislators in both the City Council and Assembly. More...

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Letters

Tenured Teachers

Dear Editor, It has recently been reported that pressure is exerted on teachers to change student grades or pass students who have records of performance warranting failure. More...

Blood Drive Success

Dear Editor, I just wanted to thank you, the 100 Precinct Community Council, The Wave and most importantly all the members of the Rockaway community for coming out on October 12th, 2009 and supporting Transit District #23's blood drive. More...

Halloween Flag Bashers

Dear Editor, In regards to the article in last week's Wave, We Should Treat Our Vets Like Gold, first off, our neighbor did not tell the whole truth. She was never asked to remove her flag. More...

Construction Begins On ABTS Supermarket, YMCA

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Rockaway on Saturday morning to tell Rockaway residents that construction has begun on the long-promised YMCA and the Super Stop and Shop supermarket. More...

Fall Back This Sunday

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sun day, Nov em ber 1, when Eas t ern Stan dard Time (EST) begins. More...

Community

Rockaway Cares Coat Drive Begins At First Church Of The Nazarene

With winter just two months away community leaders have announced the start of Rockaway's 3rd Annual Rockaway Cares Coat Drive. At a press conference at the Far Rockaway Church of the Nazarene on Monday, Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

RDRC To Host Job Fair 11/7

The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) will be hosting a job fair on Saturday, November 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More...

Residents, Subway, Lose Power In Arverne

A power outage in Arverne last Thursday left up to 1,300 people without power, including a section of Rockaway Freeway elevated subway power, according to Long Island Power Authority officials. More...

School News

Bloomberg Introduces Enhanced 311 For Schools

Mayor Michael R. Bloom berg, De - puty May or for Education and Community Dev el opment Dennis M. Walcott and Chan cellor Joel I. More...

Ulrich Visits Waterside School For Leadership

On Friday, October 16 Councilman Eric Ulrich visited the Waterside School for Leadership. He was the first in the new school's speaker series, "Leaders in Our Community. More...

Honors Given To St. Camillus Students

Student of the Month Awards were presented for respect and effort, by Sr. Agnes, Principal, St. Camillus School. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Wave staffers were surprised and pleased last week when the Village Voice named the paper "The Best Neighborhood Paper" in New York City in its recent "Best of New York" issue. More...

Making Waves

The General Election is this coming Tuesday, Nov - ember 3, 2009. More...

The Progressive

Recover y

It is always encouraging to hear that the Dow-Jones has had a good day, or that retail sales did better than expected, or that banks have had a profitable quarter. Many experts tell us our economy is well on the road to recovery. More...

Sports

Relieved Dolphins Get Soccer Playoff Reprieve

The toughest thing for Beach Channel boys soccer coach Dominic Stanco is to watch his team lose a game. More...

Dolphins Face Must Win On Saturday; FRHS Falls To Defeat

The PSAL Bowl Division regular season comes down to one last game for the Beach Channel Dolphins on Sat urday afternoon. More...

Soccer Roundup: Lady Dolphins Advance, Stella Maris Hangs In

These are trying times for the Stella Maris Lady Flippers soccer team as they try to prepare for the Brooklyn- Queens CHSAA playoffs stating on Tuesday with a giant shadow hovering over the program. More...

Obits

Mary Byrne

Homemaker/Seamstress

Mary Byrne, a 44-year Rockaway res ident, died October 22. Byrne was born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. Byrne is preceded in death by her husband James; brother, Connell Boyle; and sisters, Kate Crossen and Ellen Cunningham. More...

Lila Mae Ellerbe

Homemaker

Lila Mae Ellerbe, a longtime Rock - away resident, died October 16. Ellerbe was born June 24, 1921 in Okolona, Mississippi. She is survived by her husband David Charles Ellerbe; daughter, Mary E. Arnett; son-in-law, Zera E. More...

Anna M. Gallagher

Homemaker

Anna M. Gallagher, a 45-year Rockaway resident, died October 21. Gallagher is preceded in death by her husband Michael; son, Michael Jr.; and brother, John. More...


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