March 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Ocean Park Apts. Center Of $390 Million Lawsuit

Two investors who bought into a local apartment complex are now suing their partners for hundreds of millions of dollars because the apartments remained affordable housing instead of changing to market rate. More...

Heavy Concrete Falls From El

Several heavy chunks of concrete fell from the roadbed of the elevated train structure at Beach 73 Street and the Rockaway Freeway, at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. More...

Landlord Disputes ACS Claims For Closing Day Care Center

As the future of two Rockaway day care centers hangs in the balance, awaiting the decision as to whether they will be closed because of the massive budget shortfall and the service cuts those shortfalls will bring, the landlord of one of those day ca More...

School News

PS/MS 183Q Girl Scouts Visit Historical GS Museum

Recently, PS/MS 183Q Girl Scout Leaders Lisa Cooper, Della Jackson, Nancy Rodriguez, Elaine Williams, Keisha Cunningham and Maria Boucher escorted their scout troops to the Girl Scout National Historic Preservation Museum Center, located at 420 Fift More...

Bishop Ford Students Attend ‘In The Heights’

Thirty-five students from Bishop Ford High School’s Spanish classes attended the hit Broadway show, “In The Heights.” The students had orchestra seats and were able to meet the star More...

S./M.S. 47 Send Glasses To Haiti

Students at PS/MS 47 collected more than 200 pairs of eye glasses which were sent to Haiti on March 6. More...

Columnists

School Scope

Are Charter School Operators Klingons?

I mean the evil 1960s version of Klingons, not the benign 80s version. But then again you can spell it with a “C” but I won’t go there (but if you have the stomach, check your wicki). More...

Broad Channel Bits

After the storm that newscasters are now calling a nor’easter, it’s a sunny, breezy day with clear blue skies. If weather forecasts are correct, there are more days of similar weather in front of us. More...

The Progressive

Feminist Legacy

Every March, feminist historians dedicate the month to women in history. Many people in other countries celebrate on March 8, the international day dedicated to women. More...

Sports

Victorious Williams To Make Second Trip To Garden

No matter how frustrated Joseph “Mack” Williams was getting in the ring on March 12, the 21-year old amateur boxer wasn’t going to let his emotions get the best of him. More...

Kirk, Muoio Win Aviator Hockey Club Awards

Congratulations go to Megan Rose Kirk and Eric Muoio of the Aviator Hockey Club’s Travel Peewee team as the Rockaway Point teammates were honored with special awards at the Aviator Hockey Club&r More...

Championship Saturday On Tap For Peggy Boyle Tournament

The 12th Annual Peggy Boyle Girls Basketball Tournament concludes on Saturday with a championship day at St. Francis de Sales. The games have been competitive and exciting and now the final two teams in each division will go for the gold. More...

Obits

Troy Atkins

Art Student

Troy Atkins, 19, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 26. Atkins was born January 21, 1991 in Queens, New York and attended Beach Channel High School. Atkins is preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Atkins. More...

Michael Cantrell

Longtime Resident

Michael Cantrell, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 2. Cantrell was born November 16, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York and attended school in Far Rockaway. Cantrell is preceded in death by his mother Brenda Cantrell; grandmother, Lelia E. More...

Michael Lloyd Ferguson

Former Resident

Michael Lloyd Ferguson, 44, a former Rockaway resident, died March 8. Ferguson was born on November 2, 1965 in Ford Heights, Illinois and moved to Rockaway in 1977. He attended I.S. 53 and Far Rockaway High School. More...

One Dead, One Wounded

While information was still sketchy at press time, police say that one man is dead and another remains in critical condition in the hospital as a result of a shootout that started on Seagirt Boulevard at Beach 3 Street at about 4 a.m. More...

Cops Bust 3 In Stabbing Death

Police have arrested three men in connection with the stabbing death of a young Hispanic man who was found with multiple stab wounds on the beach at Beach 12 Street early in the morning of Wednesday, March 17, police sources say. More...

Community

Local Runs For Firefighters And Their Families

20-Mile Jog Highlights ‘Friends Of Firefighters’

Belle Harbor resident Missy Reder is getting ready for the jog of her life – 20 miles from Rockaway to Red Hook in Brooklyn. More...

Who Says The Dunes Don't Stop Beach Street Flooding?

Belle Harbor resident Dino Trivlis was wandering around with his camera after last weekend’s storm and realized that on the streets that have no dunes, the ocean water came up onto the beach blo More...

BCVFD Hosts 105th Annual Dinner Dance

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department held their 105th Annual Officers Installation Dinner Dance on February 28 at the North Channel Yacht Club. EMT of the year as awarded to Jeanine Dougherty. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Capitol One Theatre Westbury

Comedians Of Chelsea Lately Stop By

The Comedians of Chelsea Lately, starring Jo Koy, Whitney Cummings, Chris Franjola and Chuy will perform at the Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. More...

America Brings Their Hits

An Evening with America, with special guest Barnaby Bye, comes to the Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, March 21 at 7 p.m. More...

Michael Jackson Tribute

Joby Rogers in the Ultimate Michael Experience will come to Westbury on Saturday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. Rogers is the only tribute artist approved of by Michael Jackson in a signed statement. More...

Milestones

Local Appointed As Grand Marshal Aide

Jim Barnes was appointed as an aide to the Grand Marshal, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade along Fifth Avenue on March 17. More...

Codd Finishes Basic Training

Marine Corps Pfc. Brian K. Codd, a 2006 graduate of Beach Channel High School, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. More...

Family Builds Snowman In Big Snowstorm

Philip, Gerard, James and Philip Jr. Mc- Manus, long time Rockaway residents, built a snowman during the large snowstorm on Saturday 2/27/10. Pic: McManus family posing with their snowman. More...

Editorial/Opinion

It’s Time For Dunes To March Down Our Beachfront

Beach dunes are honored throughout the world. In many beach areas in this nation, one can go to jail simply for sitting on a beach dune. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

BY ELGIN BOLLING More...

Letters

Let’s Change The Subject

Dear Editor, Well, first I wrote a letter to The Wave mentioning presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, but really talking about the recent Tea Party convention. Then naturally enough a reply to that letter appeared in The Wave. More...

Why Treat Terrorists Like Israel Does?

Dear Editor, I was very upset with the article which claimed our nation should treat terrorists with the same methods Israel uses.This would be a disaster. More...

Please Save Our Ferry

Dear Editor,The following letter was sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding the termination of the Rockaway Ferry.Dear Mayor Bloomberg, I have been working with the Rockaway Ferry operators to encourage ridership to the Rockaways. More...


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