May 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Lebarty To Challenge Titus For Assembly

Okenfe A. Lebarty, a Nigerian- born Far Rockaway resident announced this week to The Wave that he will challenge New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Titus in the Democratic primary this September. More...

LNG Process Continues Despite Gov's Speech

The U.S. More...

OK For Cape Cod Project Brings Rockaway Wind Farm Closer

The decision by the Obama administration to go ahead with a massive wind farm project off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts has renewed the interest in a similar wind farm off the coast of Rockaway. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Eyes Wide Open’ – Brokeback Israel

Ostracism for homosexuality does not just face the American cowboys of the film, “Brokeback Mountain.” According to Sundance Festival selection, “Eyes Wide Open,” it affects ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel. More...

Business News

EBA Appliance World– Fab Deal In Flatbush

“Don’t buy anything until you shop us first,” Teroriero says. EBA’s selection of the latest, state-of-the-art television sets is the best in the area. More...

Columnists

It’s My Turn

Vincent S. Castellano is a former chairman of Community Board 14 where he has been a member for 20 years. He is a former first vice president, treasurer and director of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce.

City Hall wants to kill the Rockaway Ferry. More...

The Rockaway Beat

The Truth About Our Schools Under Mayor Mike (Part I)

There are books that need to be read by anybody who is interested in the forces that impact their life. “The Looming Tower,” about the lead-up to September 11 was one of those books. More...

East End Matters...

KidsmART After-School Program Needs To Remain Open

Once again the boys and girls of the peninsula are about to come out on the losing end of a budget crisis. Usually it’s the youngsters on the east end of Rockaway who are affected. More...

Sports

Stella Maris Leaps High In Final Athletic Event

The Stella Maris Lady Flippers cheerleading team took third place in the CHSAA cheerleading/step competition on April 24 at Christ the King High School. More...

Late Goal Seals Exciting Rockaway United Victory

In the U10 division of the CJSL the Rockaway United Boys came out on top of a gut-checking, thrilling 1-0 victory against the Brooklyn Mariners. More...

Beach Channel Boys Tennis Inch One Step Closer

In the biggest game of the year for the Beach Channel boys’ tennis team on Wednesday afternoon, they delivered the goods. More...

Letters

Ferry To The Mets

Dear Editor, My name is Sean Padraic McCarthy Coyne. I’m in fifth grade at PS/MS 114, and I’m also the Student Council President. More...

Contempt Of Court

The following letter was sent to Assistant Principal Jennifer Connolly of The Rockaway Park High School For Environmental Sustainability.

Dear Ms. Connolly: On Monday, April 26, 2010 at about 11 a.m. I entered Room E301 at Beach Channel High School. I observed Ms. More...

One Lane Bummer

Dear Editor, Somebody in the Department of Transportation must have a relative in the paint business because taking away a lane is their knee-jerk solution to any problem. More...

Man Shot On Beach Channel Drive

Police officers and detectives search the area around Beach Channel Drive at Beach 59 Street on Thursday, April 29, looking for clues to the shooting of an unidentified 26-year-old man in front of the More...

Push-In Thugs Assault Homeowner

Two armed gunmen pushed through the rear door of a Far Rockaway home last week, assaulting the homeowner and taking an undisclosed quantity of cash. Police say that the two men broke into 1309 Augustina Avenue in Far Rockaway at about 11 a.m. More...

Community

Street Renaming Set For Beverly Baxter

A street renaming ceremony to honor the memory of Rockaway icon Beverly Baxter has been set for 10 a.m. on May 15. The ceremony will take place at the corner of Beach 116 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Graybeards Lend A Hand To One Of Their Own

It was the hottest day of the year so far, a Saturday which for many was filled with communion parties, baby showers, fun on the beach and boardwalk, or perhaps, a chance to watch the Kentucky Derby. More...

Local Pens Song For Steelers

Songwriter/lead vocalist and Broad Channel resident John Malone has written an original song for the Pittsburgh Steelers entitled “The Pride of Pittsburgh.” More...

School News

Stella Maris Hosts Last Reunion At School

As Stella Maris High School gets set to close its doors for the last time in June, a bittersweet reunion was held in the school auditorium last Saturday when more than 1,000 alumni gathered to reunite at the school, possibly for the last time. More...

Kearney Students Support The Wounded Warriors

During the spring, Bishop Kearney High School faculty and students showed their appreciation for the sacrifices that the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed Hospital have made. More...

The Visitation Academy Mother/Daughter Brunch

The Annual Brunch for the Visitation Academy held at Dyker Beach Golf Course-Grand Ballroom by the Mother Club of Visitation Academy was a wonderful success, according to a spokesperson. More...

Milestones

City Plants 1,800 New Trees In Rockaway

On Saturday, April 24, more than 50 volunteers from the New York Restoration Project, representatives from the Mayor’s Office and students from the Spence School planted 1,800 trees at Beach 58 More...

Angela Lee Receives First Communion

Angela Lee Serrano of Rockaway Beach received her first holy communion at St. Rose of Lima Church on May 1. More...

Blessed Trinity Holds Census Training

Blessed Trinity Parish hosted the Enumerator Training Class for the U.S. Census Bureau during the week of April 26 - April 30. Edward Scott and Jack Bender are the Crew Leaders who taught the Class. More...

Editorial/Opinion

An Unnecessary Response By The DOT

The city’s Department of Traffic (DOT) is nothing but consistent. Faced with a problem of speeding cars and accidents, the city agency’s response is always the same – make the road smaller. More...

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Obits

Lynn Brasch

Longtime Resident

Lynn Brasch, a 40-year Rockaway resident, died April 29. Brasch was born in Bronx, New York and worked in the meat department of Waldbaum’s supermarket. Brasch was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Tobin. More...

Jane DuBose

Fraud Investigator

Jane DuBose, 66, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 18. DuBose was born in Ohio on March 20, 1944 and worked as a fraud investigator. More...

Edward Allen Mac Saveny

Edward Allen Mac Saveny, 82, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 30. Mac Saveny was born in Inwood, New York on December 29, 1927 and was a resident of Bellmore, New York and Rockaway Point. More...


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