February 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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101 Precinct Warns About Pattern Of Car Break-ins

Lock your car doors and take your valuables. That was the advice given last week by the commanding officer of the 101 Precinct to car owners in the area at this month’s Precinct Community Council meeting. More...

Meeks Safe In New Zealand

On “Security Junket”

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a senior member of the House Committees on Foreign Services, and Financial Services, has been reported safe after a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch. More...

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Beach, Boardwalk Smoking Ban

On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the bill banning smoking on beaches and in parks and public plazas. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Company Men’ – Big Shot Blues

They say, “The bigger you are, the harder you fall.” Also, the higher you are on the corporate ladder, the further you plummet. In “The Company Men,” the big-shots at the fictional GTX Corporation, fall far and hit hard. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Art Takes Flight

A dual arts event on Sunday, February 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center brings to light the ecological and emotional power exerted by our bay on its artists. More...

Smith Speaks From Albany

Don’t Shoot NY

Six people killed and 14 people wounded. The Arizona shootings captured the heart of the nation as the media filled the airwaves with updates of this senseless violence. More...

Beachcomber

Bipartisan votes are few and far between in the House of Representatives, but Democrats and Republicans got together last week to vote to restore $298 million in funding for the vital Community Oriented Police Services program (COPS) that keeps cops More...

Sports

First Place Aviators Stretch Winning Streak To 20

The New York Aviators hit the road for their third and final game of the week Sunday evening, February 20 in Cape Cod. Coming off back-to-back wins at home, the A’s went searching for their 20th win in a row and found it. More...

Molloy High School Swimming Coach Honored

The Archbishop Molloy Girls Varsity Swimming team had another successful season with a dual meet record of 8-1. The team finished second at the GCHSAA Individual Championships. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

After this winter I’m sure they’ll be much debate about global warming. It’s Monday and I’m still looking at some flurries replacing some of the snow melted over the past few weeks. More...

Obits

Gerald P. Clancy

Building Maintenance Local 32BJ

Gerald P. Clancy, 58, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 21. Clancy was born in Manhattan, New York. He served in the Army National Guard in 1976 and later worked as a member of Building Maintenance Union Local 32BJ. More...

Staff: PHC Taking Money

Using Deductions To Pay Bills

Staff members at the Peninsula Hospital Center in Arverne have charged the hospital’s administration with taking their money earmarked for things such as payment to life insurance annuities and AFLAC payments and using the money to pay bills More...

Parade A Little Less Grand This Year

The pipes will still play and the drums will still beat, but the Rockaway St. More...

Community

Going Bonkers Over Bullying

Wave editorial cartoonist Elgin Bolling says he was bullied as a child and wanted to do more than simply point a finger at the subject, denounce it and move on. More...

Sarnoff Film Pick For First Queens Festival

Denis Hamill, writing in the Daily News, called it “a movable feast, a collection of culinary gab fests … a love letter to enduring friendship.” Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m. More...

Pheffer Lends Hand To Fire Vollies

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer is pleased to report that New Yorkers now have the opportunity to help support our volunteer firefighters and emergency service workers through a voluntary contribution on their 2010 New York State income tax returns. More...

School News

Black History Month Student Essays

Report covers and first pages from MS 183
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PS/MS 105 Kids Care Club Highlights

PS/MS 105’s Community Service Leaders (CSL) team spoke to various classes about Dr. Martin Luther King and listened to students share their dreams. Under the guidance of Ms. More...

FCC And Culinary Kids Team Up For Food Pantry

The spring-like weather on Friday, February 18 created perfect conditions for a bit of community outreach at the new Super Stop & Shop at Arverne By the Sea. More...

Milestones

Black History Month: Locals Of Note

Lovette Glascow, the local chapter president of the NAACP, has nominated two local black activists who should be noted on Black History Month this year – the Reverend Joseph H. May and Lena Cook. More...

Elyssa And Michael Wed

Elyssa Aimee, daughter of Liz Hila and David Weber, was joined in marriage to Michael Zurheide, son of Mary Fennell and Charles Zurheide, on Friday, February 11. More...

Co. 134 Remembers Deceased Firefighter

For the last month memorial bunting, in honor of deceased firefighter William Quick, hung over the door of Ladder Company 134 at Far Rockaway’s Big House. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Who Speaks For Rockaway?

The Wave has asked this quintessential question again and again over the past 25 years, generally at times when somebody from outside the peninsula comes along to tell Rockaway residents what they should be doing to make the peninsula a better place More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

A Short Letter On John Baxter

Dear Editor, I like John Baxter’s letter (to President Barak Obama). An uprising of the American people over the economy, or at least a strong and powerful political protest, does not sound at all far-fetched to this Obama supporter. More...

Schwach is Correct

Dear Editor, Howard Schwach is correct in his article on February 11, 2011. The unions are being made the scapegoat by the mayor. Union workers, whether they are police, courts, fire or sanitation, More...

Bloomberg’s Shoes

Dear Editor, Two months ago I read with interest in several newspapers that the mayor owns only two pairs of shoes. Recently, I read where he stuck his foot in his mouth while insulting the Irish. More...


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