December 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Beach Bash Killer Arraigned

A 30-year-old Far Rockaway man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing his girlfriend on November 23 by punching and drowning her on the beach at Beach 32 Street. More...

Seniors Now In Medicare Change Period

If you’re a senior citizen who relies on Medicare, the New York State Insurance Department says that you should be aware of changes for 2011 which may affect your health care benefits. More...

Jackhammer Leads To Arrest

Tries To Flee From Police

A Far Rockaway man wielding a jackhammer while riding a bike at 2 a.m. caught the attention of a couple of 101 Precinct police officers out on patrol last Sunday morning. More...

School News

Mighty Miler Program at PS 225

Sophia Mighty, 4th grade teacher, has been running the Mighty Miler program at PS 253 since March 2010. More...

Waterside School Addresses Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a disease that has impacted the Waterside School for Leadership community in many ways. Scholars at the school have had family members, teachers and friends who currently battle this disease or have battled the disease and won. More...

Fontbonne Donates Thanksgiving Food

The Bonnies of Fontbonne Hall Academy, true to their Thanksgiving tradition, filled thirty baskets of food and thirty cartons of canned goods for the needy. More...

Business News

RockaZumbaWay

Hypnotic Latin Rhythms With Easy-To-Follow Moves

Her name is Lisa George-Watson, but everyone calls her LisaG aka RockaZumbaWay. She lives in the Rockaway community and is the Crazee Zumba Lady you might see all over Rockaway doing Zumba! What is Zumba Fitness? More...

Milestones

Victoria Marie Turns Three

Victoria Marie celebrated her third birthday on November 20. She is the daughter of Priscilla Potter and Kuldeep Singuh and the granddaughter of Robert Potter and Brenda Reyes. More...

Visitation Takes Gold And Silver

The Bay Ridge Community Council recently held their annual Fall Window and Poster contest. This was an amazing year of Halloween Window Paintings in Bay Ridge. Painting spooky scenes on windows started in the ’50s. More...

Gateway Commemorates Pearl Harbor

On Saturday, December 4, Gateway National Recreation Area will “remember Pearl Harbor” a few days early with a new program for visitors: “December 7, 1941…In New York.” More...

Editorial/Opinion

Stop The Indignities We Impose On Ourselves

The news pages and airwaves have been filled lately with stories about this nation’s airport screening program. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Widespread Protest More...

It’s My Turn

Disappointed and Disillusioned

Father Robert Hoatson is co-founder and president of Road to Recovery, Inc., a non-profit charity based in New Jersey. He is currently working with several clergy sexual abuse victims in the Rockaways. More...

Obits

Maurice Xavier De Florimonte

Electrical Technician

Maurice Xavier De Florimonte, 69, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 21. De Florimonte was born on July 1, 1941 in Sparandam, Laisance in Guyana. More...

Maureen Fitzgerald

Teacher

Maureen Fitzgerald, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 30. Fitzgerald was born in Manhattan but lived the majority of her life in Rockaway, working as a teacher. She was active in St. Rose of Lima parish. More...

John Kevin Galvin

Mail Clerk

John Kevin Galvin, a two-year Rockaway resident, died December 1. Galvin was born in Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a mail room clerk. More...

Local Thug Fires Shots At Inwood Home

An Ocean Bay resident with a score to settle was arrested by Nassau County Police for allegedly firing gunshots at an Inwood home two weeks ago. More...

Baxter’s Hotel Up For Sale

At Least It Appears That Way

No one knows for sure if he’s really serious. More...

Community

Annual Breakfast With Santa Set For 12/18

The 100 Precinct Community Council’s annual “Breakfast With Santa” will be held on December 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 333 Beach 90 Street. More...

Bayswater Block Watch Formed

Cooperate with 101 Precinct Police

Following a meeting on October 26 that called for creating a community watch patrol in Bayswater, it was recently announced that a new Bayswater Neighborhood Block Watch Association has been formed. More...

Christmas Tree Lighting Throughout Community

Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies abound in the Rockaway community in the coming weeks. On Friday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m., the tree on the mall in front of the Beach 116 Street firehouse will be lit. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Gateway Welcomes RAA Exhibit

Meet the artists of the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) at this informal event welcoming the “RAA On the Jamaica Bay” exhibit. The event is December 5 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. More...

RAA Elections

RAA elections for members of the board of directors and for two of the officers will be held at the December 13 general meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in sTudio 7 (building T-7) in Fort Tilden. More...

From The Artists Studio

Fort Tilden Highlights More...

Columnists

Point of View

FRIENDSHIP

There is a Talmudic Aphorism - Give me friendship or give me death. The Rabbis, perhaps in hyperbolic fashion, were expressing the value of friendship. More...

Beachcomber

In last week’s issue, we said in our editorial that the Peninsula Hospital Center had experienced payroll problems several months ago. More...

East End Matters...

Manpower, Seconds Matter

In his latest budget move, Mayor Bloomberg has proposed closing 20 fire companies during overnight hours and Engine 328 from Far Rockaway’s Big House may be one of the casualties. More...

Sports

Beach Channel Falls In PSAL Bowl Title Game

Beach Channel thought they still had a chance to pull a comeback win on Sunday at Midwood Field when Henry Adengule caught his second touchdown of the game from quarterback Pat Burrello. More...

BCHS Basketball Dolphins Need Time to Jell On Court

Jim Malone has never prepared for a Beach Channel/Channel View boys varsity basketball season without having the services of two key players. More...

McCool Signs Letter Of Intent To Lafayette College

Xavier senior James McCool recently signed a National Letter Of Intent to play baseball at Lafayette College in the fall of 2011. The Rockaway resident was a major contributor to Xavier’s run to the CHSAA city championship game last June. More...

Letters

Label Humor Pieces

Dear Wave, Thanks for publishing Joan Mettler’s satire, “It’s the Curriculum, Stupid!” in the November 5 Wave. More...

Thanks Residents

Dear Editor, As I’ve done in the past, I want to thank the residents of Dayton Towers for there continuous generosity towards our food drives for the various Churches and food kitchens here in the Rockaways. More...

Teachers Are Not What They Once Were

Dear Editor: I agree with Mary O’Leary in her letter, “Teachers today are not the same.” I’m not saying ALL teachers teach really well. There are still a few goods ones left. More...


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