May 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Rockaway Libraries Fight Cuts With Rally

In response to what is being called “devastating budget cuts” for the Queens Library, a “Boardwalk for Books” walk and rally is scheduled for later this month. More...

Breezy Sees Spate Of Home Burglaries

Three local youths have been arrested in the past week in connection with a spate of burglaries of homes in the Breezy Point cooperative, police sources say. More...

Two Decades For DNA Rapist

A Far Rockaway resident was sentenced last Friday in Queens Criminal Court to 21 years in prison for the gunpoint rape of two women in separate incidents in Far Rockaway in 2009, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. More...

School News

Obama Stimulus Grant Awarded To PS/MS 183Q

PS/MS 183Q, under Principal Renee Peart-Zachary, received approval for an Obama Stimulus Grant that provided new equipment for four sixth-grade classes. More...

St Francis de Sales School Celebrates Easter

As Christians around the world celebrated Lent and the Easter season, St. Francis de Sales School also marked the holiest time on the Christian calendar in a most holy and reverent way. More...

Milestones

Book Author Brunch Set For May 15

Travel to the Middle East without ever leaving Rockaway. On May 15 meet a leader who helps to close the gap and enhance American, Afghani, and Israeli ties. The event starts at 10 a.m. More...

Elaine’s Girls Compete In NJ

On April 30 the Competition Teams from Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance traveled to Edison, New Jersey where they competed at the Omega Dance Challenge, a national dance competition. More...

Logo Selected For 2012 Rockaway Olympics

The 101 Precinct Community Council has announced the winner of its logo competition for the first ever Rockaway Olympics to be held next year. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Curious Parks Department Selection

As Alice once said when she dropped down the rabbit hole, this is getting curiouser and curiouser. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Osama Bin Killed More...

Obits

Lawrence M. Baumann

Operations Manager

Lawrence M. Baumann, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 2. Baumann was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Rockaway 50 years ago. He worked as an operations manager and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. More...

James G. Boyle

Machinist

James G. Boyle, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 11. Boyle was born in Donegal, Ireland. He moved to Rockaway 18 years ago from Brooklyn and worked as a machinist. More...

Frances M. Fahey

Teacher

Frances M. Fahey, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 9. More...

Painkiller Pandemic

The Rockaway peninsula has the third highest prescription drug overdose death rate in the city, according to a new study released by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. More...

Community

‘To Kids From Kids’ Makes Everyone Smile

On Saturday May 7, Bradley Funeral Chapels held an event called “To Kids from Kids” in Bayswater Park. The event aimed to give toys to children in the Rockaway area. More...

New Technology Unveiled At Seaside Library

Queens Library CEO Thomas W. Galante joined Councilmember Eric Ulrich to demonstrate new 24/7 self check-in technology recently installed at Queens Library at Seaside. More...

Jane’s ‘Walkers’Explore Rockaway Beach

By the time drops of rain started to fall late in the day on Saturday, May 7, a successful new event had been introduced to Rockaway Beach — the worldwide event called “Jane’s Walk.” An enthusiastic, intergenerational group of More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘The Conspirator’ – Linkin’ Assassination To Landlady

Ever liberal Robert Redford brings his considerable filmmaking talent to a board-stroke stab at the U.S. military justice system in “The Conspirator.” More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The trial of Derrick Redd, the Jamaica man who slaughtered Rockaway bank teller Naisha DeLain and her unborn baby in October of 2008, was hardly underway when Redd’s lawyer suffered an illness and had to withdraw from the case. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Moving Into The Mainstream

In the April 29 edition of The Wave I wrote in this space about the millionaires that are driving the education reform movement and how they are doing more harm than good by pushing their know-nothing version of how our kids should be learning. More...

The Progressive

Confusion

As I begin to consider my latest missive, my thoughts are on so many issues. I feel inadequate in addressing any one particular issue. I am also angry, as many of you are, at the state of political discourse. We are all in a state of confusion. More...

Sports

BLS Week 8: Last Licks Before Playoffs

By the time you read this, the Championship contenders will be determined. Will gamers named here fare as well with the Peninsula Cup on the line? Division 1- First Grade Girls More...

Wizards Crowned Peninsula Basketball Champions

The PS 232 basketball team won the 2011 Peninsula Athletic League Basketball Championship at Scholars’ Academy on Friday, April 29. The PS 232 Wizards defeated the MS 105 Sharks 53-48 in overtime. More...

High School Roundup: Lady Dolphins Advance to Playoffs

The Beach Channel/Channel View girls lacrosse team handled their business in the PSAL regular season finale by dispatching Queens High School of Teaching 15-0 on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Letters

Crooked Actions Of LIPA

Dear Editor, When are our politicians going to do something about the crooked actions by LIPA? More...

I Love Doing The Word Find

Dear Editor: Hi my name is Brian. I am six years old. My birthday is June 12. There are seven words that I found. Can I be on the newspaper? My dad and I love doing the word find every week. We even found some extra words this week. More...

Thank You, President Obama

Dear Editor: We should all appreciate President Obama for permanently stopping Osama bin Laden! Three presidents tried to stop this mass murderer. More...


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