February 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Cops Seek Public’s Assistance

Authorities are looking for a Rockaway resident who may have returned to the Delaware County area in Pennsylvania after allegedly threatening to kill his estranged wife. More...

Local Shoots Up Beach Boardwalk

A Hammels man has been charged with shooting up the boardwalk and beach at a time when many adults and children were present on the scene, police say. More...

Bloomberg’s Panel Votes To Close BCHS–Again

A contentious crowd of more than 2,000 parents, school staff and students booed, chanted and banged drums Thursday night, but could not keep the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) from voting to close 12 public schools, including Beach Channel High S More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

The big problem with “The Dilemma” is that it is not funny. In fact, it’s sad. Not the stuff of comedy. More...

Columnists

East End Matters

Proposal To Expand JFK Runways Completely Out Of Bounds

A recent report released by an advocacy group – the Regional Plan Association of NY, NJ and CT has recommended expanding the runways at John F. Kennedy Airport. More...

It’s My Turn

Democratic Politics in the Rockaways, 1950s

Rockaway extends the south shore of Long Island to a narrow peninsula 12 miles long south of Brooklyn and Queens, perhaps a mile-and-a-half wide at its widest point near the Nassau County border at its east end, but sometimes only three or four block More...

The Rockaway Beat

Life In Our Schools Is Wonderful Under Bloomberg, Except When It’s Not

Mayor Michael Bloomberg constantly crows about how the public schools have become demonstrably better under mayoral control. More...

Sports

Black History Month Quiz - Athletes With Ties To New York

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St. Francis Novice Girls Advance In CYO Playoffs

The harsh winter continues to take its toll as weather in Hartford prevented the South Windsor basketball teams from travelling to St. Francis for their annual series. More...

Cyclones Offer Aguilera Chance To Sing

A missed field goal as time expires. A dropped pass in the end zone. A last minute interception.A “wardrobe malfunction.” More...

Letters

Bloomberg Is Despicable

Dear Editor, As a practicing Catholic and proud union man I find it despicable that Bloomberg stoops to showing up regularly at Christian churches to speak lies about the Teacher’s union. More...

Wave Is Wrong On Weiner

Dear Editor, Despite The Wave’s gushing coverage of Anthony Weiner and his stand on Healthcare Reform, it is my considered opinion and that of the majority of Americans, according to recent polling data, that our Congressman is simply wrong on this More...

Time For A Much Needed Change

Dear Editor, With rumors filtering through the peninsula of our longtime Assemblywoman, Audrey Pheffer, being in line for a County Clerk appointment comes some interesting possibilities. More...

Boardwalk Drunk Driver Sentenced

Renato Bernal, the Richmond Hill man who was arrested in August for driving drunk on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk with six children in the car, has been sentenced in Queens Criminal Court. More...

Mother Outraged In Goldie Maple Incident

A Rockaway mother has been barred by the principal from visiting her daughter’s elementary school without permission because, she says, she reported an earlier incident to the city’s 311 report system, angering the principal. More...

Community

Dayton Towers Resident Publishes Poems

He’s a New York City Housing Authority maintenance man by day and a romantic poet by night. Dayton Towers resident Thomas McRae says he’s always loved poetry. It’s a means of expression for him. More...

Pheffer Announces Solution To Bayswater Flooding

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer reported on Wednesday that the New York State Department of Parks and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will begin work designated to address More...

Sagging Light Pole Closes SFP

Shore Front Parkway, from Beach 73 Street to Beach 86 Street, was closed for a time on Wednesday morning due to a sagging light pole that threatened to come down, pulling down some wires as it sagged More...

Business News

Danielle’s Rockaway Florist

A Magical Talent For Making Your Vision A Reality

Each year, Beach 129 Street is lit up by the Valentine’s Day window at Danielle’s Rockaway Florist, located at 436 Beach 129 Street, in the west end’s premier shopping area. More...

Milestones

Chicks Hatch At West End Temple

The children finally watched their chicks hatch at West End Temple’s Nursery Center. The West End Temple chick hatching program was sponsored by Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. More...

SJEH Hands Out Friend Of Nursing Award

The Nursing Department of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital annually honors an individual who has helped Nursing and the Hospital to achieve their goals of providing service and quality to patients. More...

Honors Given To St. Camillus Students

On Friday, February 4, Student of the Month Awards were presented by Sr. Agnes, Principal, for the categories of Respect, Effort and School Spirit. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Who’s Embarrassing?

May Michael Bloomberg lashed out late last week at the 2,000 people who booed and chanted during a Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) vote to close 22 schools, including Beach Channel High School. More...

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Obits

Mary Annan

Lifelong Resident

Mary Annan, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died January 30. Annan was born in Rockaway Beach and lived in Rockaway her entire life. More...

Bruno C. Bracchy

Mail Carrier

Bruno C. Bracchy, 91, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 3. Bracchy was born on September 19, 1919 in Cepina, Italy and moved to the United States as a child. More...

Catherine Krugel

Dietary Aide

Catherine Krugel, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 4. Krugel was born in Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Rockaway 62 years ago from Inwood, New York. She worked as a dietary aide. More...


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