April 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Judge: Shut Up. This Is Not Far Rock Street

Two Men Sentenced In Shooting Deaths

Two men, one from Rockaway and the other from Brooklyn, both with rap sheets, have been sentenced to 50 years in prison in connection with the shooting deaths of a young man and woman and the attempted murder of two other men at the Edgemere Houses More...

MTA: Fewest Riders At Four A-Train Stations

Of the five lowest-usage subway stations in New York City, four are on the A Line and three are in The Wave’s publishing area. More...

OEM’s Commissioner Defends Rockaway’s Evacuation Plan

While many have criticized the plan for evacuation of the Rockaways in case of a hurricane, last week the commissioner of the Office of Emergency Management for New York City called it well thought-out and workable. Joseph F. More...

School News

Public School 47 Students Become Opera Stars For L’Etoile

On Monday, April 12 the fifth-grade students at P.S.47 presented an original production based on the opera “L’Etoile” by Chabrier. The opera has been a term project for all the grades 2 to 5. More...

100 PCT CC Visits Ocean Village Afterschool Program

Within the confines of the Ocean Village Complex there are a few special people who have been giving their time to utilize the Educational Center of the Ocean Village Tenant Association, for children to come together. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Gangs Are Anathema To Community Quality Of Life

There are 84 names on the list and it grows daily. The list includes Big Nose, Blam-K, Buddha, G-Poc, Nukka, Smoke, Gumout, Boobie, Tommy Guns, Ty Boy, Crutches, Smooth, AB-Money, Spade- O, Gun-Play and Vice Boy. More...

The Progressive

While The United States Sleeps

I love this country. It has been a beacon of hope and survival for millions. Many of us have a standard of living that is astonishing to the rest of the world. More...

Broad Channel Bits

After the soggy, overcast days earlier this week, the daytime temperatures are climbing higher and the overnight mercury is not expected to dip into the 40s. It would be nice not to see anymore 40s until the fall is well underway, maybe November. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphins Thrill In Final Minutes To Seal Victory

The first 44 and half minutes of Beach Channel/ Channel View’s important PSAL South Division girl’s lacrosse matchup with Midwood was a cagey affair to say the least. More...

Former Duke Star Rey Signs With Cincinnati Bengals

Vincent Rey, a former high school football all-city player who starred at Duke University, was signed on April 22 as a free agent by the NFL’s Cincin-nati Bengals. More...

Scholars’ Basketball Team Soars Above The Rim

The Scholars’ Academy Boys Middle School basketball team defeated M.S. 105 in a competitive match, claiming the Peninsula championship. Lead by eighth-grader C.J. Davis, the Seawolves finished with an undefeated record of 9-0. More...

Letters

Front Page Stories

Dear Editor, I am writing this email in anticipation of this weeks cover story. I will go out on a limb here and guess it will be the recent NYPD sting operation that led to the 70 plus arrests of gang members in Far Rockaway and Jamaica, Queens. More...

Frank Gallagher Deserves Apology

Dear Editor, I think that you owe Frank Gallagher and his family an apology. A featured article for the decades of service to our community would be appropriate. More...

Pumping Pork

Dear Editor, NYC Parks spent all winter bulldozing sand into the sea from Beach 92 Street to Beach 108 Street in Rockaway. Now the Corps of Engineers is going to pump it back. More...

Did Jersey Gov Kill LNG Island?

The fate of the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Island off the coast of Rockaway has come down to whether or not the man-made island is off the coast of New Jersey as well as off the coast of New York. More...

Rockaway Park Hotel Sold, Remains An SRO

A single-room occupancy building located on Rockaway’s main west end shopping street has been sold, and questions remain about just who will live in the renovated building. More...

Community

Serving Those Who Served Our Nation

New Organization Has Rockaway Roots

It has been true in all of America’s wars over the last 140 years that those coming home from war needed the help of the community in moving back into civilian life. More...

Help Build Groceries In High-Need Areas

Three million New York City residents live in high need neighborhoods which lack reliable access to fresh and healthy food. More...

Officers Honored For Arresting MS 13 Suspects

They were on a normal patrol near Beach 12 Street when they saw a vehicle in the parking lot in violation of Parks’ rules and approached it. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Rhythm & Blues Stars Come To Westbury

Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill and a special tribute to singer Gerald Levert and other voices gone but not forgotten, will be presented at the Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m. More...

MovieScope

‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ – Hacker Attack

Don’t mess with computer hackers, especially one who’s a girl sporting body piercings, a dragon tattoo and a really bad attitude. More...

Milestones

Clare Walsh Engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Walsh are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Clare, to William Gehrhardt of Brooklyn, NY. Gehrhardt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gehrhardt of Bloomsberg, PA. More...

Jermiah Jaikob Colón Born

Grandparents Lisett and Juan Colón and Aunt Jazmin Colón wish to welcome the newest member to the family, Jermiah Jaikob Colón, born April 10 to parents Johnny and Stacy. He has one brother, Johnny Jr. More...

Andrea Holmes Accepted To Sullivan Community College

Andrea Holmes is the daughter of Andre (Jake) and Cynthia Holmes. The Holmeses would like to announce their daughter’s admission to Sullivan Community College where she will receive her master’s degree in Register Nursing. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Bad Sign For Rockaway’s Renaissance

Jay Deutchman has just purchased two old beach hotels in Rockaway Park and it sounds as if those two properties are going to have a negative impact on the west end’s major shopping street. More...

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Obits

Hector Corchado

Hector Corchado Student

Hector Corchado, 15, a longtime Rockaway resident died April 19. Corchado was born on February 3, 1985 in New York, New York and later moved to Rockaway. More...

Emma L. Garrick

Teacher

Emma Garrick, 70, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 13. Garrick was born on May 20, 1939 in Augusta, Georgia and worked as a Sunday school teacher. She also ordained an elder at St. Marks Holiness Church in 2008. More...

Sal Marconi

Retired Car Dealer

Sal Marconi, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 29. More...


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