October 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Arverne EDP Draws Cops To Beach 57 Street

An unidentified Arverne man locked himself inside his apartment at 349 Beach 57 Street on Friday morning, threatening police and stating that he was going to hurt somebody. More...

Racino Construction Will Begin In November

The construction company tasked with building the gambling Racino at the aging Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park will begin work in November, a company official has announced. More...

Smith Business, Charity Under Investigation, Share Office

Though he helped found the organization and sent it $57,000 in member items, State Senate President Malcolm Smith, who represents all of Rockaway in the Senate, has maintained that he has no knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the New Directio More...

School News

P.S. 47 Students Clean Debris At Broad Channel Park

A group of students from Mrs. Williams’ class at P.S. 47 in Broad Channel volunteered to clean and document debris from the shoreline at the NYC Park at the southern end of their community. More...

PS/MS 183 Hosts Meet And Greet

Students of PS/MS 183 in Rockaway Beach who accompanied their parents to the Meet and Greet event at their school each received a new book bag crammed with school supplies, says a school spokesperson. More...

St. Francis De Sales Welcomes New Year

Balls are bouncing, student work is being hung up, and prayers are being said. Yes, it is the start of a new year at St. Francis de Sales School and what a great start it has been. More...

Milestones

Mundy Marks 84 By Jumping Out A Plane

Bill Mundy, a Broad Channel resident, marked his 84th birthday with a jump from an airplane. Mundy went skydiving with his friends over the Labor Day weekend in Gardner, New York. More...

The Graybeards Support Tribute Park

Pictured is Bernie Warnock, president of Friends of Tribute Park, accepting a check for $500 from Steve Stathis, president of the Graybeards. More...

Family Welcomes Scarlet Tiany Denni

Scarlet Tiany Denni was born April 28, the daughter of Robert and Tamara Denni of Rockaway and the granddaughter of Peggy and Connie (Cap) Denni and Victorio and Eusbia Alavarado of Panama. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Vision For The Future Of Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field may be in Brooklyn, but it is clear that the former Naval Air Station serves as Rockaway’s recreation center until something better on the peninsula comes along. More...

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Letters

Not A Myth No More

Dear Editor, Tornados in New York. Summer heat in late September. Deluge-like flooding in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Cities like New Orleans nearly destroyed by “natural” disaster. Killing droughts and wildfires in some places. More...

The Opossums Of Rockaway

Dear Editor, Seen any Opossums lately? Well have faith, because you will be seeing plenty of them soon. More...

The Toll Bridge Sidestep

Dear Editor, I’m writing to inform you of a new dance craze that’s sweeping through the 23rd Assembly District this political season. More...

Beached Dolphin Dies At Riverhead Foundation

Two unidentified locals work to push a rare male spotted dolphin back into the ocean at Beach 52 Street at about 1 p.m. on September 29. More...

Wave Offices Closed Monday, Oct. 11

The Wave office will be closed on Monday, October 11 to celebrate Columbus Day. All deadlines for the week, both editorial and advertising, remain the same. We wish all of our readers and advertisers a happy holiday. More...

Community

Rockaway Featured In Historical Photo Book

Fourth generation Queens resident and attorney, Kevin Sean O’Donoghue, has compiled a photo history book entitled, “Historical Photos of Queens.” More...

Stop & Shop Grand Opening 10/22

ABTS Amenities Start To Take Shape

The highly anticipated Stop & Shop supermarket in Arverne By The Sea will officially open its doors to the general public on Friday, October 22. In addition, there will be a Citizens Bank located inside the store. More...

Well Known Rockaway Dance Teacher Turns 88

For decades, Rockaway residents who wanted to learn how to rumba cha-cha, line dance, or do any other dance, were advised to call Esther Rabinowitz. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Town’ – Boston Illegal

The surprisingly bland title, “The Town,” hasn’t stopped star Ben Affleck’s second directorial feature from being big-time box office, grabbing the top spot at $23.8 million on opening weekend. More...

Business News

Suncycle Studios:

Rockaway’s Only Indoor Cycling Studio

Suncycle Studios offers packages with free classes, free T-shirts, a free fitness evaluation and both personal and group training sessions. More...

Columnists

Point of View

WHEN GOD SAYS NO!

The story is told of two children arguing. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Racial And Gender Quotas Are Anathema To Democracy

Racial quotas are political correctness run amok. The idea that something nefarious must be afoot if the number of people in an organization does not match the numbers in the general population is anathema to democracy. More...

Beachcomber

Military members whose service was involuntarily extended, or whose retirement was suspended between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009, due to stop loss are entitled to retroactive payments of $500 for each month they were extended, ac More...

Sports

H.S. Wrapup: Beach Channel Takes First Place In Win Over Bayside

FRHS Football Wins on Road; Seahorses Cross-Country Holds Rock The Beach Event

Every player on the Beach Channel/Channel View football team has heard the constant reminder from coach Victor Nazario each week during practice. More...

Scholars Academy Volleyball, Bowling Start PSAL Campaigns

The Scholars’ Academy girls volleyball team is back, starting off on the same note as they left off on last year. The girls, currently at 4 wins and 1 loss, are determined to make it to the championships. More...

Blessed Trinity Team Wins In Defensive Struggle

The Blessed Trinity First Grade Boys soccer team went on the road to play St. Luke’s on Saturday, October 2. The boys played a great defensive game from start to finish. More...

Obits

Mary Cervone

Entertainment Coordinator

Mary Cervone, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 3. Cervone was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Rockaway for 50 years. She worked as an entertainment coordinator for a nursing home. More...

Cleo Gadsden

Cook

Cleo Gadsden, 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 22. Gadsden was born in Columbia, South Carolina on June 23, 1934. He worked as a cook. More...

Lenis M. Harnett

Pan American Airlines Employee

Lenis M. Harnett, 86, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 24. Harnett was born in St. Andrews, Kingston, Jamaica on January 24, 1924. He moved to Rockaway and worked for Pan American Airlines. More...


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