September 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wave Office Closed Monday, September 6

The Wave office will be closed on Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. All deadlines for the week remain the same. The Wave staff wishes all of our readers a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. More...

Top Stories

Haymaker Assailant Surrenders To Police

The man for whom police have been searching after he punched a cop on the Mott Avenue train platform in April, turned himself in late last week with the help of Congressman Gregory Meeks, according to officials. More...

Brooklyn Man Drowns In Neponsit

The death of a Brooklyn man swimming in Neponsit last Saturday afternoon has been ruled an accidental drowning this week by the New York City Chief Medical Examiner. More...

Cop-Stabber Trial Adjourned

A man who allegedly stabbed a police sergeant in January 2009 was supposed to stand trial last week in Queens Criminal Court, but instead the trial was adjourned until October, a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Musician Matthew Kiss Goes With The Flow

A Wave Review

You might recognize up-and-coming musician Matthew Kisilenko — better known as Matthew Kiss to his fans — from Boarders Surf Shop, where he’s been a familiar presence in the surf and skate community for years. More...

MovieScope ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ – Searching For Herself

Is it necessary to scour the world to find yourself? Writer Elizabeth Gilbert seems to think so. And many women do too, as evidenced by the popularity of her globe-trotting memoir, “Eat Pray Love.” More...

Milestones

Faulhaber and Passamante Engaged

Tina Faulhaber and Joe Passamante recently announced their engagement. Faulhaber is the daughter of Liz and Jim Faulhaber, formerly of Rockaway Park, and the granddaughter of Maureen Sweeney. More...

McLaughlin Completes Legal Fellowship

Siena College student, Tara Mc- Laughlin, of Rockaway Point, class of 2011, spent part of her summer experiencing firsthand the way the legal system works pertaining to domestic violence cases. More...

Schwartz Named To Dean’s List

Shayna Schwartz of Far Rockaway was named to the Dean’s list at LIM College for the spring 2010 semester. In order to be placed on the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.79. More...

Editorial/Opinion

The School Year Begins Anew

Every year as Labor Day nears, legions of school staff, students and parents get ready for a seminal day – the beginning of a new school year. This year, like many, starts with confusion and trepidation. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Troops Are Hamstrung

Dear Editor, General Stanley McChrystal was replaced by General David Petraeus because of insubordination expressed by General McChrystal’s staff to a Rolling Stone reporter. More...

Bombastic Platitudes

Dear Editor, I am delighted that my once-a-month commentary elicited a response from a letter-writer in last week's Wave. More...

Mr. Progressive And His Economic Woes

Dear Editor, The sky is falling the sky is falling. Oh, please government step in and prop up the sky. Help us because we cannot help ourselves. Mr. More...

Stingray Washes Up In Belle Harbor

A stingray washed onto the shore last Saturday afternoon near Beach 129 Street. Witnesses say the stingray was initially spotted in shallow waters and eventually reached shore. More...

Recent Shootings Hit 101 Precinct

In the early morning hours of this past Sunday, two shootings in the vicinity of Beach 22 Street, have brought the total number of shootings in the 101 Precinct to five since July 29. More...

Community

Hetzel Goes From Rockaway To Sports Training

We have all seen trainers in sports who attend to the on-field injuries of athletes. What we don’t see is the person behind the scenes who makes the player more powerful, stronger, quicker, faster and in general a better athlete. More...

Tribute Park Hosting 9/11 Services

Two ceremonies are scheduled to take place at Tribute Park next Saturday, as the Rockaway community and the nation observe the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More...

West End Temple Offering Free Tickets

West End Temple is delighted to offer complimentary tickets to our friends and neighbors to join us for the High Holidays this year. More...

School News

2010-2011 Rockaway Public School Directory

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NYC Opens 26 New Schools

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein have announced the opening of 26 new school locations, adding more than 17,000 new seats for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Columnists

Point of View

THOUGHTS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEW ORLEANS DISASTER

The story is told of an imminent flood. People are told to evacuate. One homeowner stubbornly said, “I put my trust in the Lord who will save me.” As the waters rose the Fire Department came to ask him to leave. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to autumn. The kids are back at school, vacations are minimized to a collection of pictures and very fond memories. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Who I Like In The Upcoming Primaries; Or, Who Are The LOC’s

The Wave does not generally endorse candidates in primary elections, so it will be more than a month before the newspaper endorses any of the candidates for the November 2 election. More...

Sports

It’s Fun, Fun, Fun At Peyton’s FUN-Raiser Tournament

On Saturday, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestants from far and wide took part in Peyton’s FUN-Raiser volleyball tournament for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

Apparently the big bluefish have switched venues for the moment. Over the weekend the big north shore bluefish tournament proved to be at times an exercise in futility. More...

Young Dolphins Preach Patience In Upcoming Campaign

Victor Nazario felt confident enough last season that his Beach Channel/Channel View Dolphins could make a big splash in their first season in revamped PSAL Bowl Division. More...

Obits

Carmen Baez

Homemaker

Carmen Baez, 79, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 21. Baez was born on December 3, 1930 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Baez was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio; and sons, Melvin and Anthony. More...

James G. Caravello

Reporter U.S.I.A.

James G. Caravello, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 26. Caravello was born in Bronx, New York and moved to Rockaway more than 40 years ago, living in Breezy Point. He was a reporter for the U.S. More...

Edward Hoggard

NYC Transit Authority

Edward Hoggard, 81, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 18. Hoggard was born on July 21, 1929 in Norfolk, Virginia and later moved to Rockaway. He worked for the New York City Transit Authority. More...


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