November 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Tears, Flowers And Remembrances

Family members of those who perished when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor on November 12, 2001 joined with the Rockaway community for a solemn ceremony at the AA 587 Memorial on Beach 116 Street last Friday, the ninth anniversa More...

Top Stories

Scald Mom Gets 15 Years In Prison

A Rockaway Park mother has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty last month to first-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child for severely burning her toddler son by deliberately immersing him in scalding hot bath w More...

‘Not Informed That Plan To Close BCHS In Place’

Queens Supe:

The meeting held Monday night in the small auditorium at Beach Channel High School was, for many in the audience, surreal. More...

RDRC Joins Smith In Money Deal For Druggies

State Senator Malcolm Smith, who has attempted to push large amounts of public money into a nonprofit anti-drug program that is run by two convicted drug dealers, has now brought the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation into the mix, More...

School News

Special Education School Cuts Ribbon On Media Room

Local Attorney Donates To Special Education Unit

Thanks to local defense counsel Joseph Mure, dozens of kids at PS 256 @ 831, located at 445 Beach 135 Street, now have a reason to behave and to do better in their studies. More...

RPHS Visits Queens County Farm

Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability (RPHS) opened in September of 2010 and is housed on the Beach Channel Campus. More...

St. Francis De Sales Commemorates The Saints

On Monday, November 1, students and faculty of St. Francis de Sales celebrated All Saints Day. More...

Milestones

PHC Quilters Hard At Work

Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary members Barbara Lachner (left) and Gloria Saphia (right), along with fellow members of the St. More...

Mother Harden Turns 80

Mother Harden taught Sunday school for 25 years. She is an active member of the Missionary and Mother’s Board. More...

PHC Employees Run The NYC Marathon

Anu Jara, MSRD, member of the Food and Nutrition Department at Peninsula Hospital Center, received accolades from her peers for completing the NYC Marathon in 5 hours and 15 minutes. More...

Editorial/Opinion

You’ve Got To Know The Territory

The news that Schools Chancellor Joel Klein was leaving his job at the end of the year to go to work for Rupert Murdoch at News Corp was a shocker. More...

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Obits

Pensecola Bowers

Longtime Resident

Pensecola Bowers, 90, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 24. Bowers was born on February 28, 1920 in rural Elmore County, Alabama. She was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church of Inwood, New York. More...

Veronica Mary Flynn

Legal Secretary

Veronica Mary Flynn a 40-year Rockaway resident, died November 17. Flynn was born in Brooklyn, New York. She worked as a legal secretary and real estate broker. During World War II she worked at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. More...

Elton Claude Hyndman

Baggage Inspector JFK

Elton Claude Hyndman, 72, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 7. Hyndman was born on September 7, 1938 in Guay-Guayare, Trinidad. He worked at John F. Kennedy International Airport as a baggage inspector. More...

PHC Health Benefits Saved At The Bell

Late Monday night, just before a looming deadline, Peninsula Hospital Center struck a deal with the health care workers union to save it’s nearly 800 employees from losing the union-supplied health care coverage, according to reports. More...

Early Deadlines Next Week

In order to facilitate the closing of The Wave for the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be early deadlines for both the editorial and advertising departments for next week’s paper. All editorial material including columns are due by 5 p.m. More...

Community

‘Little North Pole’ Lights Up Neponsit On December 4

The spirit of Christmas will arrive in the Rockaways at 6 p.m. on Saturday night, December 4, when the annual lighting of the Little North Pole at the Muré home at Beach 144 Street and Neponsit Avenue kicks off the season. More...

Ocean Bay Community Center Rejuvenates Veggie Garden

Students at the Ocean Bay Community Center started the school year in September with their feet planted sturdily in the ground ... of their outdoor vegetable garden, that is. More...

A Time For Flowers And Remembrances

Ninth Anniversary Of AA 587 Crash Draws Crowd To Beach 116 Street

Nine years after American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300-600 airliner on its way from John F. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘Gifted’ Opens At T-7 Gallery

The Rockaway Artists Alliance welcomed “Gifted,” its newest exhibition, to its sTudio 7 Gallery (building T-7 in Fort Tilden) with a well enjoyed reception on Sunday, November 14. More...

MovieScope

‘Conviction’ – A Sister Act

The title, “Conviction,” is about as flamboyant as Director Tony Goldwyn’s filmmaking style. Still, the true story about a woman’s near-supernatural sisterly devotion is a dramatic dazzler. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Wicked Warlock Gone To Murdoch

Ding, dong, the wicked warlock is dead, gone to work with Rupert Murdoch in order to insure that his new boss gets a big chunk of the for profit education market. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

While most of the rest of the country voted to send a message to the party in power, the party whose spending has taken us to the edge of financial ruin both nationally and here in New York State, our local communities have once more chosen to send More...

Rock Solid

Heroes Of Their Own Lives — Jackie and Jimmy Stillwell

Once in a while, you meet people who stand out from the crowd. They may stand out for more than one reason. It’s not the way they dress or the way they speak, but the things they do. How they spend their time. More...

Sports

First Place BCHS Starts Title Chase On Sunday

Beach Channel/Channel View had already secured a PSAL Bowl Division football playoff spot going into their final regular season game at home last Saturday against Long Island City. More...

Local Roller Hockey Teams Battle For Rockies Championship

Everything was perfect for the final showdown between the two top teams in the senior Rockaway Rockies Roller Hockey League. More...

Pee Wee Shamrocks Wins First Round Playoff Game

The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and the BCAC Pee Wee Shamrocks were ready to take on Levittown Red Devils in the first round of the playoffs. The 70 degree weather in the middle of November was not the only strange occurrence that day. More...

Letters

Wow!

Dear Editor, Wow, Beachcomber, it never ceases to amaze us how little many of our columnists actually know about government. More...

Support St. Camillus School

Dear Editor, The St. Camillus Home School Association is having a Fall Fling Dance on Saturday, November 20, at Springman Hall. This event is being sponsored by the HSA and the proceeds from this dance will go to help Saint Camillus School. More...

You Attacked My Character

The writer of this letter is a reputed gang leader who recently pled guilty to gun and drug possession.

Dear Editor, I am responding to your November 5 story in which I, a regular buyer of The Wave, is the person who the article was printed about. More...


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