June 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Staff: PS 42 ‘Set Up For Failure’

Dozens of teachers and parents took to the streets around Public School/Middle School 42 after dismissal on Monday afternoon to demand the ouster of acting principal Stephanie Martin. More...

Baby-Shaker Sentenced To 18 Years

A 25-year-old Queens man who admitted to violently shaking his crying infant son and causing his death, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. More...

LIPA Wind Farm Delayed

Recent delays in the construction of LIPA’s wind farm planned to be located off of the southern Rockaway and Nassau Suffolk border create a setback in the environmentally progressive plans. More...

School News

PS/MS 105’s Social Studies Students Expand Their World

PS/MS 105’s Social Studies department completed their last trip this year at the Museum of Natural History. Connecting real life experiences to their curricula, Mr. Krieger and Mr. More...

PS/MS 114 Second Graders Perform ‘Sanderella’

The second grade class from PS/MS 114 presented their end of the year play entitled, “Sanderella.” The imaginative play was en- joyed by many parents and students alike. More...

Rockaway Rotary Hosts School Awards Luncheon

The Rockaway Rotary Club held its annual School Awards Luncheon last Wednesday, June 1, at the Bungalow Restaurant on Beach 92 Street on the bay. More...

Milestones

Big Bass Caught Off RB Shores

Right, Stewart Starr (Palmer’s Landing) and Laura Sporny (Arverne by the Sea Sales Manager) with 37-inch 28-pound striped bass caught off the magnificent shores of Rockaway Beach this past Memo More...

Local West Point Cadet Graduates

Cadet Gary T. Hunt, son of Gary and Deborah Hunt of Rockaway Point, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 21, 2011. More...

BC Student Graduates

Jeanine M. McGovern of Broad Channel was awarded a B.S. in Education, summa cum laude, from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., on Wednesday, May 18. She is a graduate of St. Virgilius School (2003) and the Mary Louis Academy (2007). More...

Editorial/Opinion

Cut Technology, Consultants, Not Teachers

Two City Council members, Speaker Christine Quinn and Finance Chair Domenic Recchia, recently took a long and detailed look at the mayor’s budget proposal that would cut thousands of teachers from the city payroll for the next school year. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

THE UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL More...

Saddened And Discouraged By ‘Weinergate’

The Wave has supported Congressman Anthony Weiner in his past elections because we believed in him, that he was one politician who knew what he wanted and told the plain truth. More...

Obits

Michael J. Jessup

Construction Supervisor

Michael J. Jessup, 92, a 20-year Rockaway resident, died June 6. Jessup was born on July 6, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a World War II sergeant and later worked as a construction supervisor. Jessup was also a parishioner of St. More...

Maryann Nash

Lifelong Resident

Maryann Nash, 90, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 2. Nash was born in Rockaway Beach and worked as a secretary. She was a parishioner of St. Camillus Church. She is survived by her husband, John J. More...

Darcy R. Stroke

Carpenter

Darcy R. Stroke, 50, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 5. Stroke was born in Johnston, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1960. He was a carpenter for Union Local #45. More...

School Staff Demands Ouster Of Principal

Parents Joined staff of PS/MS 42 in Arverne in demanding the ouster of the school’s acting principal this week, saying that the Department of Education has “set the school up for failure& More...

Community

Floyd Bennett Plays Host To Pow Wow

Brooklyn-based Redhawk Native American Arts Council held their annual New York City Native American Pow Wow last weekend at Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Y Construction Starting Soon

It was announced this week that the construction of the YMCA facility should begin sometime this month after the city officially hands over the land for development next week, according to project officials. More...

Wave Cartoonists Demo Skills To RAA

As seen here, Wave cartoonists Elgin Bolling (r.) and Thomas Kerr demonstrate the fine art of caricature at a recent General Meeting of the Rockaway Artists Alliance. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Water For Elephants – Cirque De Sade

The late legendary actor Vincent Price once said, “A movie is only as good as its villain.” If that is true, then there will be good movies as long as Christoph Waltz is around. More...

Columnists

Boyle-ing Points

It’s A Weinerful Life

I hadn’t bothered to submit any columns lately because I was hiding in a Fort Tilden bunker since early May thinking the world might end. The possibility didn’t seem crazy compared to other ideas. More...

Point of View

NO SILVER PLATTER

There is an ancient Rabbinic legend which speaks of three gifts given by God to the Jewish people. Each brought with it sacrifice, suffering and travail. More...

It’s My Turn

Honoring Our Heroes

On Memorial Day, we paid tribute to all the brave heroes we have lost fighting for our country. We must also remember the debt we owe to those veterans who return home. More...

Sports

Rockaway Express: Road Warriors

The Rockaway Express had a busy and successful two weeks in the Kings Bay Little League going 5-0. They won 4 games in Brooklyn before coming home to Fort Tilden and winning another. The Express consists of third-graders from PS 114 and St. More...

Par Tee Golf News: The Ladies Return

To paraphrase Peter, Paul and Mary, Where Have All the Ladies Gone??? On May 26, only 19 ladies were in attendance and on June 2 the total was 16! Come on out …the weather is beautiful and the golf course is in good condition. More...

BCAC Shamrock Football Sign-Up

The registration for Shamrock Football is being held on Saturday, June 11, 18, 25 and July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Letters

Building Kingdoms

Dear Editor,I write in response to Paul Garcia’s letter in which he admonishes me about the Br. Thomas Trager matter. More...

Still More On Israel

Dear Editor,There is still more to “What The President Got Wrong” (Weiner Writes From Capital Hill — May 27). President Obama calling for Israel to consider returning to pre-1967 borders as a basis for negotiations with Palestinians made no sense. More...

The City’s Joke

Dear Editor, After the unofficial opening weekend of summer, Rockaway beaches were left a filthy mess by the visitors who packed on buses, in their cars and on the A train to wreak havoc on our surf and boardwalks before returning home. More...


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