June 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Breezy Grandpa Wants Weiner’s Seat

Republican candidate for Congress, Bob Turner, says he’s not a politician. However, the Breezy Point grandfather of eleven has politics on his mind and like many conservatives these days, he feels the country is going down the tubes. More...

Meeks’ Non-Existent Non-Profit Profits From Public Money

A non-profit founded by Congressman Gregory Meeks and funded by several local politicians took in more than $1.2 million in taxpayer money over the past 15 years with little to no oversight in how it was spent, or even whether the organization was s More...

Knights of Columbus Religious Statue Vandalized

Officials from The Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach came to their hall on Friday afternoon to discover that their statue of Jesus Christ had been vandalized. More...

School News

SFDS School Hosts Its Science Fair

SFDS’ Lab Leaders Program concluded their traditional school-wide survey on Friday, May 7. The program, in its third year, provides opportunities for eighth-grade students to explore research-based curriculum models. More...

Students Learn About New York’s Changing Waterfront

It might seem fantastical: a city connected by bridges instead of sidewalks, where parks are enjoyed on rooftops and water taxis are more prevalent than cars, but these are the ideas that artists and architects around New York City are coming up wit More...

Church Students Learn Internet Safety

Church of God Christian Academy fourth- through sixth- grade students received an Internet Safety workshop from Yello Dyno, a curriculum geared to protect children from predators. More...

Milestones

Rockaway Soldier Deployed To Iraq

Army National Guard Spec. Anthony Velez Jr. has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. More...

Local Graduates Franklin & Marshall

Amanda Boggiano, daughter of Thomas Boggiano and Kathleen Boggiano of Neponsit, was one of 472 students who took part in Franklin & Marshall College’s commencement exercises on May 15. More...

Sara Katz Earns Degree

Sara Katz, of Belle Harbor, is among the graduates of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Delaware Valley College is a four-year multi-disciplinary college. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Deadly Decision To Close Engine 328

On Wednesday, the Rockaway community came together for a very important reason. They were protesting the planned closing of Engine 328, one of the two engine companies stationed at the Big House on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway. More...

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Obits

Aldegundo Adlaon

Accounting Clerk

Aldegundo Adlaon, a one-year Rockaway resident, died June 1. Adlaon was born in the Philippines and worked as an accounting clerk. He is survived by his son, Al Adlaon; daughters, Marlene Go, May Adlaon and Mariver Indangan. More...

Dominick J. Commisso

Retired FDNY

Dominick J. Commisso, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 5. Commisso was a Korean War Veteran who later worked for the FDNY. Commisso was preceded in death by his sisters, Judy Votta and Mary Schaffer; and brothers, James and Chris Hodges. More...

Robert A. Connor

NYPD Criminalist

Robert A. Connor, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 13. Connor was born in Brooklyn, New York and worked for the NYPD as a criminalist. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the NYPD Emerald Society. More...

Relay For Life Draws Crowd

Last weekend’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life drew hundreds of participants to the Riis Park mall for a night of teamwork, remembrances and a memorial to those who died of the disease an More...

Dog Maul Case Goes To Trial

On December 26, 2001, Lev Liberman, of Arverne, a then 74-year-old Russian immigrant, was taking an early morning walk on the boardwalk when he was stalked and attacked by a pack of dogs near Beach 69 Street. More...

Community

‘Butterflies By The Sea’ Wins Hospice Care Award

The staff of the Butterflies by the Sea, Eisenstadt Hospice Care at Peninsula Hospital Center was recently given the prestigious 2010 Hospice Care Team Award by Hospice Care Network at its Annual Meeting. More...

Father Devine Celebrates 50 Years As Priest

Father James T. Devine celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination on May 28 with a gala affair at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street. More...

Sullivan To Retire From Gateway NRA

Barry Sullivan, Superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area, has announced his retirement after a 34-year career with the National Park Service (NPS). More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Holy Rollers’ – Agony And Ecstasy

Orthodox Jews gone “Goodfellas.” Impossible? In fact, it did happen in the ‘90’s, with a million hits of the illegal drug, Ecstasy, smuggled from Amsterdam to New York via Hasidic “mules.” More...

Business News

Rock N Roll Bagels

Enjoy Our Amenities, And The Best Bagels Around

Come and try our full salad and juice bars, or sample our smoothies, frozen yogurt, burgers and shakes. Rock N Roll Bagels is open Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, from 6 a.m. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Far Rockaway community is banding together to fight the proposed closing of FDNY’s Engine 328, one of the three fire units stationed at the “Big House” on Central Avenue. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Blue skies with no clouds and warm temperatures are a great combination for outdoor activity of most types — but definitely not for shoveling snow! More...

It’s My Turn

National Grid MGP: Truth Or Consequence

Ronald Joseph is a Rockaway resident who lives nearby the former LILCO manufactured gas plant on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 108 Street. He has been a constant opponent of the plan to clean up the toxic waste site. More...

Sports

Team Deuce/Sorrentino’s Gem Jermaine Sanders Shines

Nowadays, one cannot pick up a newspaper, daily or community, without headlines (along with several pages) jumping out at us, sounding the alarm of violence being committed by our youth. One would think that all youth are to be feared and avoided. More...

Summer Series Continues With John McManus Run

The Rockapulco Summer Series continues their annual run series on the boardwalk starting on June 24 at 7 p.m. with the John McManus Run. More...

Rockaway Rugby 7’s Tournament Begins On Saturday

The 33rd annual Rockaway Fisheads 7’s Tournament will be held this Saturday, June 19 in Fort Tilden. All matches start at 8:00 a.m. this year and are planned to go on till the early afternoon. More...

Letters

New Blood For The Party

Dear Editor, Proposals to eliminate political party affiliation have been discussed since the US Constitution was written. By the end of George Washington’s administration, we had two political parties. More...

Wave Lacks Integrity

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to Howard Schwach’s front page article entitled “Mystery Deepens in Dayton Plunge,“ which appeared in The Wave, June 11, 2010. More...

BCHS Is Not Closing!

Dear Editor, As Drama Club Director at Beach Channel High School for over 20 years and a New York State Licensed Theater Teacher and English Teacher, I have been featured in your paper many times. More...


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