February 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Gov Paterson To Host Town Hall Meeting

Governor David Paterson is coming to Rockaway, thanks to the sponsorship of Reverend Les Mullings of The Church of The Nazarene, Rockaway Clergy and Queens elected officials. More...

Top Stories

Pols Make 'Slush Fund' Out Of Non-Profit

Watchdog: Meeks, Smith Used Public Funds Improperly

A national watchdog group has charged Congressman Gregory Meeks and State Senator Malcolm Smith with setting up a non-profit organization that they used more like a “slush fund” than a charity. More...

FR Man Charged With DWI, Vehicular Manslaughter

A Far Rockaway man has been charged with manslaughter following a crash that killed a passenger in his car in Cedarhurst last Saturday morning, according to Nassau police. More...

Meeting Held To Develop Master Plan For Rockaway

After years of having developers and the city decide what Rockaway needs, a group of community members and representatives of civic groups are taking the bull by the horns to decide if a master plan of priorities for the peninsula should be develope More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“Crazy Heart’ – Bad Is Good

Actor Jeff Bridges has played alcoholics (“8 Million Ways to Die”) and broken-down musicians (“The Fabulous Baker Boys”) before. More...

Columnists

Point of View

Happy Birthday Mr. President

February is a month of birthdays. Among the many notables whose births we observe, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are among the most prominent. More...

School Scope

Feeling Peppy: The Meaning of January 26

The event inspired exhilaration and despair, disappointment and hope. One day books may be written about it. More...

The Rockaway Beat

I wrote my first story about Kareem Bellamy and the murder of James Abbott in the April 4, 2008 issue of The Wave, nearly two years ago. More...

Sports

Determined Far Rock Clinches Playoff Berth

There was a palpable tension brewing inside the Far Rockaway gymnasium on Wednesday. More...

Stella Maris Evens Record With Home Victory Over Saviour

The Stella Maris basketball team traveled to Bay Ridge this past Monday to take on FontBonne Hall. SM’s 41-38 loss means their league record stands at 3-4. More...

St. Francis Teams Advance To CYO Diocesan Final Four

The Girls CYO basketball playoffs continued this weekend and it is now on to the Diocesan Final Four for the St. Francis Pee Wee Blue, Novice, and Bantam teams. More...

Letters

Appalled

Dear Editor, In reading your front page story this week, I was appalled at your lack of sensitivity to the family. More...

Shame On You

Dear Editor, It is disgraceful that you decided to run the story of Michael Finnegan and mention his wife and children. More...

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Dear Editor, I just finished reading the January 29 front page reporting the statutory rape plea deal of local music teacher Michael Finnegan, and I was appalled. More...

Debris Falls From Freeway Again

Residents should exercise caution when driving underneath the elevated A-train structure that runs above the Rockaway Freeway. More...

New High School Will Address ‘Sustainability’

The vote by the city’s Panel for Education Policy to phase out and close 19 schools, including Beach Channel High School has touched off a flurry of activity, both by the Department of Education and opponents of closing the local comprehensive More...

Community

Local Artist Takes Inspiration From Everywhere

Listening to Rockaway artist Shirl Holt talk about art and creativity is like listening to the devout describe their deity. “Art is like the spirit of living … It’s life for me,” she says. More...

Beach Club Property Sold For $2.75 Million

The Beach Club, which served for many years as a watering hole on Beach 116 Street and then morphed into a catering hall before it was closed three years ago, has been sold for $2.75 million dollars, according to the realtor who cut the deal earlier More...

Gillibrand Speaks At Doo Wop Fundraising Concert

On Saturday night US Senator Kirstin Gillibrand visited Rockaway to help celebrate the Harry G’s 17th Anniversary Doo Wop Scholarship Fund Concert at Beach Channel High School. More...

School News

Free Universal Pre-K Available

The Department of Education has urged parents to sign up their children for free universal pre-Kindergarten (UPK) seats before the Friday, January 29 deadline. More...

Grand Opening Of PS/MS 47Q Science Lab

Amidst the sounds of the school chorus singing, student dedication presentations, and with parents, staff and Councilman Eric Ulrich in attendance, Principal Janet Donohue cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new stateof the-art science labora More...

Kearney Awards Scholarships

Bishop Kearney High School awarded academic scholarships to members of the class of 2010 at a brunch held at the school to honor them, their parents and their principals. More...

Milestones

PHC Appoints Orthopaedics Chief

Peninsula Hospital Center announced the appointment of Norman Sveilich, D.O., FAAOS, FAOAO, as Chief, Division of Orthopaedics, this week. More...

West Lawrence Center Holds Olympics

West Lawrence Care Center, located on Seagirt Boulevard, held their first Olympics this past week. More...

Hansens Celebrate 55 Years Of Love

Olfert (“Olie”) and Joan Hansen of Arverne are celebrating a major milestone today — 55 years of marriage. More...

Editorial/Opinion

It’s Time For An Investigation

There have been many disquieting stories about State Senator Malcolm Smith, who serves as both the Senate’s President and our representative to the legislative body. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Dick McGuire

NBA Basketball Player

Dick McGuire, 84, a former Rockaway resident, died February 3. More...

Alberto Figueroa

Building Service Worker

Alberto Figueroa, 70, a four-year Rockaway resident, died January 31. Figueroa was born on June 8, 1939 in Santurce, Puerto Rico and moved to Rockaway in 2005. He worked in building services. More...

Rose Hickey

Real Estate Sales

Rose Hickey, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 12. Hickey was born on February 25, 1924, in Rockaway where she spent 52 years until she retired to Florida. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church. More...


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