December 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wave To Close 12/24 And 12/31

The Wave office will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Friday December 31 so that our employees can celebrate the holidays with family and friends. More...

Top Stories

Doggie-Poo Cops Remain On Duty

The two police officers who allegedly attacked a Rockaway woman because she would not pick up after her dog remain on duty while the police department’s Internal Affairs Bureau investigates the incident, police officials say. More...

First, There Was 1. Soon, There Will Be 5 And Then 4

At one time, knowing the names of the high schools in Rockaway was so simple. First, more than 110 years ago, there was Far Rockaway High School. Then, decades later, came Beach Channel High School. More...

City Appeals School Bus Ruling

Law Department Gets Stay

The city’s Law Department has won a stay of a ruling made last week by a Staten Island Supreme Court judge to reinstate a 40-year-old busing program that transported students at special schools and those who live in areas with no public transp More...

School News

New Democratic Club Gives Children The Gift Of Reading

In an effort to inspire parents to buy their children the gift of education through books, the New Progressive Democratic Club kicked off its presence in the Rockaways on Tuesday with the distribution of more than 400 books to daycare centers and or More...

Sanders Presents ‘Big Check’ To Area Schools

Some will use it for technology, others for their library or playground. Principals who were on hand to receive the pre-Christmas gift of $1.8 million made one thing clear – the money allocated by Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

First Trimester Honors Awarded At St. Camillus

The Home School Association of St. Camillus School has announced that the following students received honors for the first trimester. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

You’ve Got To Know The Territory

Cathie Black started touring schools the day after the State Education Department granted her a waiver to become our next chancellor, despite the fact neither she nor her kids ever stepped foot in a public school building. More...

It’s My Turn

The Corporatist And The Classroom

Daniel Solomon is a junior at Stuyvesant High School and an Opinions columnist and editor for the school newspaper, The Spectator. He is a Rockaway resident and a former intern at The Wave. More...

Notes from the High C’s

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

From everyone at the RMAC we want to take this time to wish all our friends and neighbors a Happy Holiday season. More...

Sports

Memorable Win Adds To Scholars’ Impressive Start

Scholars’ Academy girls basketball coach Janet Kleiner celebrated her 400th career coaching win in exciting fashion on Wednesday night. More...

Hall Travels Overseas To Attain Olympic Dream

Far Rockaway native Trevis Hall has traveled to his homeland of Guyana this weekend to achieve a boxing dream. More...

St. Francis Christmas Holiday Basketball Classic Tips Off

With the Christmas break nearly here, the SFDS Intermediate girls continued their strong play with a 36-26 win over Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. More...

Obits

Hugh T. Brady

Police Detective

Hugh T. Brady, a 64-year Rockaway resident, died December 11. Brady was born in Manhattan and worked as a New York City Police Department detective. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. More...

Thomas A. Bradford

USPS Mail Carrier

Thomas A. Bradford, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 11. Bradford was born in Manhattan and worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was retired from the U.S. Army Air Force and served in World War II. More...

Francis T. Browne

Social Worker

Francis T. Browne, a 42-year Rockaway resident, died December 15. Browne was born in Bronx, New York. She was a social worker and member and basketball coach at St. Camillus. More...

Meeks In Hot Water – Again

Already under investigation by several state and federal agencies, Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula, was cited for more misdeeds in last week’s daily newspapers. More...

Holiday Season Comes To Far Rockaway Shopping Area

The holiday season was ushered into downtown Far Rockaway with the annual lighting of holiday lights on Mott and Central Avenues. The ceremony honored Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. More...

Community

New DSNY Garage Dedicated To Stephen Dixon

Queens resident and Far Rockaway sanitation worker Stephen Dixon collapsed on the morning of March 12, 2009 after suffering a massive heart attack. More...

SJEH Offers Pet Therapy

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s newest therapist is a pet therapy dog named “Boots.” Being cute, furry and having a wet black nose are definite assets that have helped Boots in his successful pet therapy career. At St. More...

Stop & Shop Visits 100 PCT CC

Representatives from the new Stop & Shop supermarket visited the 100 Precinct Community Council’s monthly meeting on Wednesday to reassure attendees that the recent crime rumors swirling around the store are nothing but that, rumors. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Love And Other Drugs’ – Viagra Rep On The Rise

If Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway had a messed-up sex life in “Brokeback Mountain,” they are certainly making up for it in their new film, “Love and Other Drugs.” As Viagra rep and womanizer Jamie Randall and artist Magg More...

Business News

Surreal Serenity Massage Therapy:

‘Treat Yourself To A Mental Vacation’

Sheree Sophas, the New York State licensed massage therapist who owns and operates Surreal Serenity Massage Therapy, promises customers a “mental vacation” from their everyday lives. More...

Milestones

West End Teen Recycles Electronics

As a Bat Mitzvah project, 13-year-old Casey Stabiner is sponsoring an electronics recycling drive this Sunday, December 19, at the West End Temple. More...

St. Rose Of Lima Lights First Tree

The Christmas season is a time to remember our loved ones, living and deceased. This year St. Rose of Lima had its first Christmas Tree Lighting, after the 5:00 p.m. mass on Saturday. More...

NYL Donates Presents To FR Children

Dozens of Far Rockaway children have extra toys to play with this holiday season, thanks to a generous donation from the New York Life Foundation to Safe Space’s Family Resource Center on Mott A More...

Editorial/Opinion

Not All Earmarks Are Equal

For years, our lawmakers have doled out millions of dollars to friends, favored institutions and local organizations in need. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Shore Front Parkway Is Wonderful

Dear Editor I’ve been telling all my friends about my experience at 102-00 Shore Front Parkway. It was suggested by a friend that I share my experience here to The Wave, I agreed. More...

Save PHC

Dear Editor, Having recently spent some time in Peninsula Hospital, I should like to express my gratitude to the staff, especially the nurses, who shine in what appears to me to be a dismal environment. More...

Church Gives Thanks

Dear Editor,The First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach wishes to thank the merchants of the Rockaway Peninsula who graciously contributed raffle gifts to help make our recent Christmas Bazaar a great success! More...


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