June 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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FR Power Plant Slated To Close

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) announced last week that it plans to phase out the Far Rockaway power station, pending approval from the agency’s Board of Trustees, in an effort to save ratepayers more than $75 million through 2015. More...

Demand Bike Lanes On All Roads

An environmental group is calling for all new or improved roads in Rockaway to contain bike lanes. More...

Guard Rail Funding Approved

New York City Council funding for the installation of pedestrian guard rails through the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge between Broad Channel and the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge has been approved, city officials announced this week. More...

School News

Science Fair For Public School 47

Katie Spencer, 7th grade, used an iodine indicator to identify which juice has the most vitamin C. She found that frozen orange juice has the most vitamin C. More...

... Hosts School Field Day

PS 47Q students in grades PreK-1, participated in many diversified Field Day activities. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Final Weekend - 3 RAA Exhibits

Father Rich Ahlemeyer, of St. Virgilius R.C. Church, and sponsors of the Jenny and Eddie Mills Fund have presented RAA Program Director Marina Callaghan with a donation for a camp kidsmART scholarship. The donation was made on Tuesday, June 21. More...

Beachcomber

For years, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has assured Rockaway residents that the “toxic washing machine” under the old LILCO manufactured gas plant had not leached out of the site, either to the bay or t More...

The Rockaway Beat

The City’s Big Lie And The State’s Truth

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stood in front of a bevy of reporters on June 14 to crow that the high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 65 percent this school year. More...

Sports

Finale Set For Breezy Point Biathlon

Ryan Patrick Woerner was a 16-year old student at Xavier High School in Manhattan when he came up with an idea to organize an event which includes physical activity and honors a local Breezy Point resident. More...

Rockaway Express Advance In Kings Bay LL Playoffs

The Rockaway Express advanced in the Kings Bay Little League AAA Division playoffs with a 2-0 defeat of the Gerritsen Beach Tigers at Kings Bay fields on Saturday, June 18. More...

FDNY Plays NPSFL Title Game

The National Public Safety Football League Championship will be played this Saturday as the FDNY team takes on the LAPD at the Aviator Sports Complex field. The game will start at 1:30 p.m. More...

Obits

Beverly A. Brewster

Transit Inspector

Beverly A. Brewster, 58, a former Rockaway resident, died June 17. More...

Beach Bummer

A resident of the Rockaway Park Hotel was arrested on the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116 Street earlier this month for allegedly threatening someone with a box cutter inside the Beach 116 Street MTA public bathroom, according to cou More...

Community

Local Holocaust Survivor Turns 100

This article was written by Barbara Evans Sorid, the daughter-in-law of Morris Sorid, who lives in Rockaway. It originally appeared on June 15 in the Philadelphia Enquirer. More...

Filling Weiner's Seat - If There Is One To Fill

“When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.” – Article I, Section 2, Clause 4 of the U.S. Constitution More...

Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise Set

For 15 years, the Littoral Society in partnership with Gateway NRA has been leading sunset eco-cruises in Jamaica Bay given by local naturalists Mickey Cohen and Don Riepe. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Hangover Part II’ – Too Much

Too much “bad” is not good. That even applies to the sequel to the ultimate bachelor party movie, “The Hangover Part II.” More...

'Boardwalk Empire' Returns To Rockaway

The prohibition era television series “Boardwalk Empire” made a return visit to Rockaway this week. More...

Milestones

Harnisher Graduates St. John’s Law

The Harnisher family, relatives, and friends gathered to celebrate Rosemary’s graduation. More...

SFDS School Makes Top Honors

Congratulations go to the 2011 graduating class of St. Francis de Sales School for their academic achievements. More...

Reynolds Graduates P.S. 105

Ajalae Reynolds, age 14, daughter of Jeanette Cribbs and Leroy Reynolds, recently graduated P.S. 105 “The Bay School” as valedictorian. More...

Letters

Don’t Care For Politicians

Dear Editor, One summer day a few years ago, Anthony Weiner stopped by our little teacher crew at the beach while campaigning to commiserate with us. “My mother taught at Midwood,” he told us. More...

Where Are The Lifeguards?

Dear Editor, I have had a bungalow on Beach 24 Street off Seagirt Boulevard for the past 25 years. More...

Wave Appreciation

Dear Editor, The recent June 3 edition of The Wave provided its best imitation of the New York Times. The lead story on page one for The Wave is about Jo Ann Shapiro. More...


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