October 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Cop Killer Once Again Coming Up For Parole

A man who robbed an Edgemere social club in April of 1980, a robbery that officials say led directly to the shooting death of Police Officer Robert Sorrentino, is once again up for parole next month, according to the cop’s family and sources a More...

Bell Fights Off Challenges, On Council Ballot

Far Rockaway resident and political newcomer Nicole Paultre Bell headed off a rival’s attempt to knock her off the November ballot for a Queens City Council seat on Tuesday. More...

Power Surge Investigation In Final Stages

Some Worry LIPA Will Use Policy To Deny Claims

The investigation as to why a power surge wiped out electronic components and appliances in a large chunk of the west end is in its “final stages,” a spokesperson for the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) told The Wave this week, adding More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ – Dozing For Dollars

The real Gordon Gekko, whom we know and hate (or love), does not appear until the last 20 minutes of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” More...

Milestones

Teen Library Awarded For Excellence

The Teen Library in Far Rockaway has been awarded the 2010 Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award, The Wave learned last week. More...

Wondering How High The Sunflower Will Grow?

Carol Weinsheimer grew this sunflower in her Roxbury yard over the summer. At night, the head turns toward the lamppost to soak up its synthetic rays. More...

Locals Get Scholarships

Two local students, freshmen at York College, recently received academic scholarships from the College: More...

Sports

Beach Channel, Far Rock Football Keep On Winning

Beach Channel coach Victor Nazario and his coaching staff are doing everything they can to prepare their team with the right mindset of winning each week in the PSAL Bowl division. More...

H.S. Roundup: Scholars Academy Wins Fourth In a Row

The Scholars Academy girls volleyball team was one of the biggest surprises to emerge in last year’s PSAL B girls volleyball playoffs. More...

Sorrentino Plays For Title

The Sorrentino Recreation Center flag football teams advanced to their respective championships in the City of N.Y. Parks and Recreation/ NFL/PAL Flag Football Citywide Tournament. More...

Obits

Quint Armstrong

Longtime Resident

Quint Armstrong, 42, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 27. Armstrong was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 21, 1967 and was self-employed. More...

John C. Corral

Accountant

John C. Corral, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 9. Corral was born in New Jersey and moved to Rockaway 61 years ago from Valley Stream. He worked as an accountant and also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. More...

Joann Dell

Longtime Resident

Joann Dell, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 7. Dell was born in Bayshore, New York and later moved to Rockaway. She is survived by her husband, Shawn; son, Brandon; brothers, Louie Legio and Ricky Schmidt; and sister, Sara Schmidt. More...

Local Nabbed In Two-Week Stealing Spree

A 25-year-old Far Rockaway man has been ordered held on $50,000 bail following his arraignment on grand larceny and other charges in connection with an alleged two-week crime wave during which he is accused of stealing eight Ford vans and one short s More...

“Lightning” Up The Rockaway Beachfront

A fast-moving but intense storm moved through the region on Monday night, dropping large hailstones on some parts of Brooklyn and Queens, and lighting up the city like a fireworks display. More...

Community

The Yiddish Mikado Comes To Rockaway

Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park will present the Gilbert and Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera Company on Sunday, October 24 in the temple’s ballroom where they will perform “Der Yiddisher Mikado.” More...

Grand Opening Set For Rockaway Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop will host a grand opening celebration at its newest store in Arverne on Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The 55,000- square-foot store is located at 70-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Arverne By The Sea. More...

NYPD Grounds Two Copters, Reconfigures Another

After grounding one air-sea rescue craft because of the suspected mechanical failure of another, the New York City Police Department has reconfigured one of its seven police helicopters for air-sea rescue missions. More...

Columnists

School Scope

NY Times Gets Louis Renault ‘Shocked, Shocked’ Award

The October 11 NY Times front page story on the testing score fiasco in NY City and State led me to take a look at the famous Claude Rains clip in Casablanca where his character, Louis Renault, is “shocked, shocked” to find there’s More...

Beachcomber

The toll protest at the Cross Bay Bridge on Tuesday night was a large success, attended by more than 500 locals who were there to excoriate the MTA and its leader, former Rockaway resident Jay Walder for the end to the toll rebate plan. More...

From The Artists Studio

All About KidsmART

InkSplash, the printmaking exhibition, opened this weekend. In order to do this splendid show justice, it will be reviewed next week. Hot off the presses from the RA Education Department: Have you heard the news? More...

Editorial/Opinion

An Indication Of Good Things To Come

Last week was a good week for Rockaway, an indication that better things might be coming for the peninsula and that some important promises have been kept. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Paez Not On Board

Dear Editor, Dr. Rudy Paez wrote a cute, sarcastic letter (WAVE 10/8/10) about the financing of New York transit. Unfortunately his facts and conclusions are incorrect. More...

Weiner Is A Desperate Liar

Dear Editor, Bob Turner, Republican candidate for Congress in New York’s 9th CD, has called incumbent Anthony Weiner a “desperate liar” for his recent accusations that Turner wants to cut social security and aid to Israel. More...

Turner Won’t Repudiate Hate

Dear Editor, It’s been nearly four weeks since Bob Turner’s refusal to do anything but support Carl Paladino and his intolerant statements. More...


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