April 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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School Staff Charges Class Coverup

Staff members of a Far Rockaway middle school that once had an A report card grade but has sunk to a low C, charge that the school’s new principal is playing fast and lose with school resources. More...

Johnson Pleads Guilty To Rape

A Far Rockaway man has pleaded guilty to the gunpoint rape of two women in separate incidents in October 2009 and is expected to be sentenced to 21 years in prison next month. More...

Bay Body Mystery Deepens

Official sources say that the unidentified black man in his 30’s who was found on a small beach adjoining a Broad Channel house on Thursday, April 14 has not yet been identified and no cause of death has yet been determined More...

School News

PS 114 First Graders Do ‘American Revolution’

The first graders at PS 114 performed for their families and the school’s kindergarten students last week. More...

PS/MS 114 Hosts Japan Fundraiser

The students at MS/PS 114 recently showed their awareness of world events as well as their generosity by raising more than $1,800 to be sent to Japan to assist those in need. More...

Honors Given To St. Camillus Students

On Friday, April 1, Student of the Month Awards were presented by Sr. Agnes, principal, for the categories of Effort, School Spirit and Forgiving. More...

Milestones

First Congregational To Host Sunrise Service

The members of First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach and their Pastor, Joseph Medlin, invite the community to join them for a sunrise Easter service, to be held on Sunday, April 24 at 6 a.m., More...

Camacho Gets Army Promotion

Ashley M. Camacho has been promoted to the rank of private first class in the U.S. Army. More...

Caminero Graduates Basic Training

Army private. Ruben R.C. Caminero has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Missouri. More...

Editorial/Opinion

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

Does Rockaway Need More ‘Hipness’?

In the April 11 edition of New York magazine, there was a long article on the upcoming “hip” neighborhoods of New York City – “Griffin Court,” “Hell’s Rooftop,” “Manhattan Valley,” and the l More...

Letters

Not Ashamed To Sign Name

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the article in last Friday’s Wave about PS/ MS114. While I do not know the circumstance’s behind the “air pistol’’ issue I will not comment which in my opinion is the right thing to do. More...

Comment On PS 114

Dear Editor, I felt the need to respond to the article you printed on April 8 about the student at PS/MS 114 who had an air gun in his book bag. More...

Get The Facts First

Dear Editor, My name is Teasha Young and all three of my children go to PS/MS114. They range in age from 12 (The Terrible Middle School) to two 9-yearolds. I myself went to PS114 until 2nd grade, then to St. More...

Brother Tom Absolved

Sexual abuse charges for longtime St. John’s Residence for Boys executive director, Brother Thomas Trager, have been dismissed this week, the Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. More...

Community

Jane’s Walk Comes To Rockaway On May 7

The gem of a peninsula nestled south of Jamaica Bay and north of the Atlantic Ocean has many residents who possess an unparalleled sense of community. Rockaway residents individually understand the region and everything it has to offer. More...

New RBB Opening Set For 5/15

The new section of Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 67 Street to Beach 62 Street that has been closed for construction of Arverne By The Sea is scheduled to reopen on May 15. More...

New Wheels To Work For Breezy

While many Breezy Point residents may still want the ferry back, the MTA has announced the expansion of the QM16 express bus which will now extend its run into Roxbury and stop at Beach 169 Street. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Win-Win’ – Winner

Actor Paul Giamatti (“Sideways,” “Barney’s Version”) continues to perfect his portrayal of the Sad Sack schlemiel in “Win Win.” More...

Business News

Bed Bug Retriever Dogs:

Man’s Best Friend And Best Bed Bug Detector

“Unquestionably, a specially-trained dog is the best solution to any bed bug infestation,” says Matthew Brewi, the owner of Bed Bug Retriever Dogs, Inc. More...

Columnists

Surf’s Up! Rockaway Online

Slap Me Five

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling is a creative caricature marketing consultant, author, and professional caricature entertainer. Contact him at cartoons4u2@aol.com visit on web at www.Subwaysurfer.com What are you willing to do for five dollars? More...

Beachcomber

It seems that Rockaway residents are finally getting mad and refusing to take it any more. More...

From The Artists Studio

Passion And Redemption In Glass

“By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea,” the story of Rockaway from its beginnings, will be presented by the Rockaway Artists Alliance and Bernie Feuer. More...

Sports

BCAC Parade Kicks Off 50th Little League Season

The Broad Channel Athletic Club started the celebration of their 50th season of Little League baseball by holding their parade last Saturday. More...

Rain Can’t Dampen RLL Aces’Performances

31st Annual Double Dutch Championships Announced

The Sorrentino Center proudly presents the 31st Annual Rockaway Invitational Double Dutch Championship, which will take place on Saturday, April 30 starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. More...

St.Camillus/Virgilius Crowned 10th Grade Champs

The newly crowned CYO Diocesan Champions have added another title to their belt by winning the Frankie Caropolo Memorial Tournament held at St. Thomas Apostle in Queens. More...

Obits

Baruch Blumberg

Nobel Prize Winner

Baruch Blumberg, 85, a Rockawayborn former resident, died April 5. Blumberg is best known for discovering Hepatitis B and later developing a vaccine that would save millions of lives. He was residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More...

Flora Collazo

Homemaker

Flora Collazo, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 20. Collazo was born in Puerto Rico and resided in Rockaway for the past 20 years. Collazo was preceded in death by her husband, Arturo Morales; sons, Arturo Morales Jr. More...

Jeanette B. Donahue

Former Resident

Jeanette B. Donahue, a former Rockaway resident, died April 2. Donahue was born on January 13, 1915 and lived in Rockaway Beach, later moving to Howard Beach. She last settled in Kings Park, New York where she raised her family. More...


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