March 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Rockaway Man Busted For Nassau Grab

A Far Rockaway man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing a computer and food from two Nassau County medical offices last year, according to reports. More...

Senior Stabbed By Girlfriend

A 66-year-old Rockaway Park man was stabbed by his younger girlfriend after an altercation at his Shore Front Parkway apartment, police sources say. More...

City Addresses Rockaway In New Waterfront Plan

After months of meetings last year with residents all across the city, the Department of City Planning has released a 10-year vision for the future of the city’s shoreline. More...

School News

St. Edmund’s Presents Their Best Mystery

St. Edmund Prep’s Dramatic Productions recently presented Agatha Christie’s mystery play, “And Then There Were None.” The play tells the story of ten strangers invited to a party who end up trapped on a remote island More...

Village Academy Introduces Law Firm

Village Academy has instituted their first Law Firm. This Law Firm is a court for students who are given the chance to defend their opinion of the consequences of their actions. Students will defend their own rights. More...

Honors Given To St. Camillus Students

On Friday, March 4, Student of the Month Awards were presented by Sr. Agnes, principal, for the categories of Compassion, Effort and School Spirit. More...

Milestones

NYPD Blood Drive 4/5

Transit District 23 is holding its blood drive on April 5. New York Blood Center has reported a shortage in blood and needs donors. More...

PHC Appoints Health Center Manager

Robert V. Levine, president and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center, recently announced the appointment of Patricia Wilkinson to the position of Manager of the Family Health Center. More...

Pheffer Greets Cashin

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer congratulates Regent Kathleen M. Cashin on her recent election to the Board of Regents. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Cut Consultants, Not Lunch For Seniors

There are many who believe that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a fear monger. More...

Letter From The Publisher On Fort Tilden

The following letter was sent by Wave Publisher Susan B. Locke to the National Park Service, President Barack Obama, as well as Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Anthony Weiner and Gregory Meeks. More...

Letters

Absurd To Close Schools

Dear Editor, I think it’s absurd to want to close the schools because the staff in those high schools (i.e. Far Rock, Beach Channel and Jamaica) are experienced and more highly paid than the less tenured teachers More...

The Forest For The Trees

I think that I should never see a thing as costly as a tree. A tree our city Parks Department plants amidst the soil and sand and ants. More...

Problems At SJEH

Dear Editor, I am a young woman who recently went to St. John’s Hospital for treatment. More...

Wrong Way Driver Wreaks Havoc On RBB

An accident along Rockaway Beach Boulevard left a mother and her young son hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon after a driver speeding towards Rockaway Beach Boulevard from the wrong direction collided with a car filled with children More...

Community

Co-Worker Donates Kidney, Saves Life

SJEH Employees Host Fundraiser Tonight

Rockaway Park resident Andrew Greenhall was diagnosed with diabetes at five years old. He had no choice but to get used to living with the disease, take his insulin and live as normal a life as possible. More...

PHC Hospice To Host Fundraiser

Since July of 2008, the Butterflies by the Sea Eisenstadt Hospice has been providing final care to Rockaway residents in need at the Peninsula Hospital Center. More...

AG Probing Huntley Over Shady Non-Profit

The state Attorney General’s Office is investigating State Senator Shirley Huntley, who represents Broad Channel, and her ties to nonprofits that have taken taxpayers for more than $400,000, according to sources in Albany. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Hall Pass’ – Pass On This One

The Farrelly Brothers (Peter and Bobby) have forged a place in cinema history for gross-out comedies, that are often riotously funny. Their new one, “Hall Pass,” leans more toward the gross and less to the funny. More...

Coming Soon: Harry’s Last Hoorah

Harry G., N.Y.’s “Duke of Doo Wop” is bringing down the final curtain on his 18-year Doo Wop concert series held annually at Beach Channel High School. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Deputy Inspector Tommy Barrett and his troops from the 100 Precinct, assisted by units from all over Queens, did a good job on keeping the lid on after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year. More...

The Rockaway Beat

A War Rockaway Probably Cannot Win (Part II)

Last week, I talked about the problem that Rockaway people have with the ongoing redesign of Floyd Bennett Field, the apparent jewel in the Gateway National Recreation Area crown. More...

School Scope

The Failures Of Katie Couric As A Reporter: Biased 60 Minutes Report On Zeke Vanderhoek And Equity Project Charter

Katie Couric exhibited a failure of epic proportions as a so-called reporter in her 60 Minutes interview on The Equity Project charter school led by another former Teach for America who spent his 10 minutes in the classroom, Zeke Vanderhoek. More...

Sports

Aviators Road Trip A Roller Coaster Ride

Editor Takes To The Road For Danbury Games

It’s been a long time since Wave editor Howard Schwach took to the road for a sports event – if you don’t count the Army-Navy game in 2009 – but his son and grandchildren are hooked on the New York Aviators, More...

Moers Ends Emotional Day With Victory To Lead Scholars’To PSAL B Championship Game

Scholars’ Academy guard Rebecca Moers had plenty on her mind on Tuesday in the PSAL ‘B’ semifinal against Manhattan Village. More...

SFDS Rookie, Pee Wee Gold Win Close Games

The SFDS CYO Rookie Boys gutted out a tough win 24- 23 over Monastery to advance to the quarterfinals this Saturday at Molloy High School, where they will play St. Mary Winfield at 4:30 p.m. More...

Obits

Auero ‘Jimmy’ Colon

Factory Worker

Auero “Jimmy” Colon, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 13. Colon was born in Puerto Rico. He was a factory worker. Colon was preceded in death by his father, Martin Colon. More...

Carol A. Geoghegan

Homemaker

Carol A. Geoghegan, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died March 15. Geoghegan was preceded in death by her son, Richard Geoghegan Jr.; brother, Jack Slapp; and sister, Irene Matta. More...

Eric Michael Gonzales

Chauffer

Eric Michael Gonzales, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 13. Gonzales was born in Bronx, New York on December 26, 1959. He worked as a chauffer. Gonzales was preceded in death by Vanessa Lynn Evans. More...


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