February 26, 2010 RSS feed / Top Stories

Bayswater State Park Killed By Mayor's Budget Cuts

New PlaNYC Skate Park Scheduled For Beach 12 Street

A skate park in Michaelis Bayswater Park in Edgemere, for which money was allocated in 2007, is now on the back burner due to budget cuts, The Wave has learned. In November 2007, Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Stella Maris In Drive To Keep School Open

Envision Co-Ed ‘Leadership Academy’

An ad-hoc group of Rockaway residents, many of them alumni of the school, have started a long and expensive road to keep the school open as a co-educational “Stella Maris Leadership Academy.” “In October of 2009, the Rockaway commun More...

Crowley Wants Volunteer EMS Ambulances Utilized

Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Committee, along with Brooklyn Council Members Lew Fidler, Vincent Gentile and Al Vann, and dozens of community-based volunteer ambulance leaders, called on the FDNY to utilize More...

Meeks, Smith Federal Investigations Grow

The federal investigation into the Aqueduct Racino decision has spread in several directions, officials say, putting Congressman Gregory Meeks and State Senator Malcolm Smith, both of whom represent Rockaway, in the glare of revelations about their n More...

Silver Reins In Aqueduct Racino

Awaiting Results Of State Investigation

Governor Paterson’s plan to give the planned Aqueduct Racino to a consortium that includes politically-connected ex-Congressman Floyd Flake and rapper Jay-Z was put on hold this week until the state inspector general wraps up a probe of the co More...

Charter Board Explains Curriculum

During an open meeting this week, Community District Education Council 27 [CEC] welcomed the board of a new charter school that will soon take up residence on the peninsula. More...

Fire At Vacant Home Injures Two FF

An EMT attends to one of two firefighters who received minor injuries fighting a fire, that one NYPD official on the scene deemed to be suspicious, at 229 Beach 14 Street last Saturday evening. Twelve units, 60 firefighters were called in. More...

Locals Arrested In Tax Fraud Investigation

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Jamie Woodward announced the arrest of 14 individuals, including three from Rockaway, on tax evasion charges in conjunction with a number of local district attorneys. More...


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