April 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Pheffer Takes Clerk’s Slot

Special Election In Play

Let the games begin! Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who has represented Rockaway for 24 years, will step down from her position on May 12 to take the position of Queens County Clerk More...

Cops Identify Body In Jamaica Bay

Police sources said this week that the body found on the bayfront near Shad Creek Road in Broad Channel on April 14 was that of a 30-yearold Brooklyn man, but his cause of death and how he came to the bayfront remains a mystery at press time. More...

Union Battle Shapes Up At Dayton Beach Park

A battle shaping up at the Dayton Beach Park Cooperative in Rockaway Beach is a microcosm of what is happening all over the nation. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Gather ’Round The Maypole

Well, OK, there is no maypole, but May 1 is a big day at RAA, Fort Tilden. In sTudio 7 Gallery a watercolor demonstration by Terry Ferrier commences at 2 p.m. More...

The Rockaway Beat

The ‘Brains’ Behind The School Reform Movement

There is lots of brainpower and even more money behind the school reform movement that is sweeping the country and that drives our federal education secretary’s every waking movement. More...

Beachcomber

Far Rockaway resident Peter Charles was one of the thousands of runners who finished the Boston Marathon on “Patriots’ Day” last week. Charles ran the 26.2 miles in 5 hours, 12 minutes and 37 seconds. Congratulations. More...

Sports

BLS Week 6: Holiday Play For First Graders

Although weather and vacations bumped back games for the over-7 squads, Field 4 hosted soccer for the younger kids. Division 1- First Grade Girls More...

Rockaway Sharpshooters Impress InAAU D1 District Championships

On Saturday, April 16, New York’s Elite 10th Grade AAU Basketball teams converged on Island Garden in Hempstead to take part in the Metropolitan area’s D1 District Championships. More...

BCAC Shamrocks Fall In Tournament Championship

The BCAC Shamrocks fourth grade AAU basketball team traveled to Montclair State College in New Jersey and played in the B-Ball Easter Tournament Shootout on Saturday, April 23. More...

Obits

Frederic Boyce

Auditor

Frederic Boyce, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 24. Boyce was born in Hartford, Connecticut and has lived in Rockaway for the past 34 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. More...

Catherine Brennan Hines

Homemaker

Catherine Brennan Hines, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 26. Hines was born in Brooklyn, New York but lived most her life in Rockaway. Hines was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Brennan. More...

Phyllis Lee

Homemaker

Phyllis Lee, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 15. Lee was born on December 16, 1950 in Far Rockaway. She attended school on the peninsula and raised her family here. More...

Spring Feeds Our Appetite For Summer

Easter morning on the boardwalk at Beach 89 Street dawned clear and beautiful, a promise of the summer season to come. The Wave has learned that this week the boardwalk will be a livelier place. More...

Community

Culinary Kids Programs Thrive And Grow

The chances of seeing a sustainable food future on the peninsula have improved dramatically over the past several months, says a spokesperson for the Culinary Kids Culinary Arts Initiatives, who announced that, due to strong support from community gr More...

BCD Getting Median Facelift

The section of median separating the two directions of Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park will soon get a new look that includes new cement work, greenery and trees, according to Community Board 14. More...

Rotary Run This Sunday

The Rockaway Rotary 33rd Annual Ocean Run/Walk in Memory of Barbara Eisenstadt will kick off this Sunday on the boardwalk at 10 a.m. The event is sponsored by Sweet ‘N Low. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ – Courting A Killer

No one ever accused Matthew McConaughey of being a heavyweight actor … until “The Lincoln Lawyer.” In this razor-sharp crime-courtroom thriller, the former pretty boy-adjunct in Hudson- Aniston vehicles has found his niche in the p More...

Milestones

Stand-Up Rabbi To Play West End Temple

The combination of stand-up comedian and Rabbi may be difficult for some to fathom, but for Bob Alper, the combination is what he is and does. More...

PHC Celebrates Occupational Therapy

Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation celebrate “April is Occupational Therapy Month – Living Life to Its Fullest!” More...

Editorial/Opinion

Let Kids Be Kids

There was a time in Rockaway and other city neighborhoods when kids were allowed to leave home in the morning and stay out all day, pursuing their own brand of recreation, whether it be: on an empty lot temporarily converted to Ebbets Field, the Polo More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

“THROW HIM THE HIGH, HARD ONE...” More...

Letters

Favorite Park Closed

Dear Editor: This letter is for the mayor. Dear Mayor Bloomberg, my park has been closed. I want to know if you can help me. Can you think of a solution for me? I have no place to play. More...

Thanks For The Memories

Dear Editor, For the past 18 years I was privileged to produce/host the annual Harry G. Doo Wop Fund Raising concerts at Beach Channel H.S. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the fans, More...

Rockaway Footnote To Dick McGuire’s Career

Dear Editor: Your piece (March 11, 2011) on the Halligan-McGuire Irish American Good Guy Luncheon recalls another Rockaway footnote to Dick McGuire’s stellar career, which some of your older readers may fondly remember More...


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