July 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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First West Nile Virus Found In City

For the first time this season, the Health Department has detected West Nile virus in New York City mosquitoes. The infected mosquitoes were collected from the neighborhood of Eltingville in Staten Island. More...

Move To Delete Zoned Middle Schools

If the Department of Education has its way, zoned middle schools may well go the way of zoned high schools and disappear from the educational scene. More...

Ethics Committee Has Meeks In Gunsight

Sometimes, Congressman Gregory Meeks should feel like he has a target painted on his back. More...

School News

Visitation Academy Troupe Performs

“Once Upon a Mattress” is an enjoyable musical with a terrific story line. Not trusting the fair princess to the fate of a pea, our ensemble does whatever it takes to keep her awake, so that they all can be married. More...

Area Students Graduate From Visitation Academy

Every year, Bay Ridge’s Visitation Academy graduates many young women who head off to high school at some of the city’s finest Catholic institutions. More...

Emotional Farewell As PS 225 Closes Doors For Good

PS 225 on Beach 110 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard closed its doors for good on the last day of school; closed by the Department of Education for “persistent failure.” While new, smaller schools have taken its place, a few dozen staf More...

Milestones

PHC Auxiliary Welcomes Special Guest

The Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary welcomed Alan Geller, former resident of Rockaway and author of “Scary Diagnosis,” as the guest speaker at its July 5 meeting. More...

Bethel AME Receives Special Award

On Sunday, June 26, Bethel AME Church was given a certificate of excellence from PS/MS 183Q. This award was to recognize the church for their generosity to the community, especially to the children. More...

Donation Given To Tribute Park

The 100 Precinct Community Council Youth Committee was at Tribute Park last Saturday evening to proudly display the check in the amount of $365, which is half the money raised from their annual Bake More...

Editorial/Opinion

Cuomo Takes The Election Low Road

Governor Andrew Cuomo had a choice between two options in filling the seats vacated by Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Congressman Anthony Weiner, and he took the low road by declaring special elections to fill both seats rather than allowing the pe More...

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Love The Front Page

Dear Editor, For almost 60 years I have been an avid reader of The Wave, starting when my mother would send me down to the boulevard to buy a copy “hot off the presses.“ Today, for the first time in many years I was very pleased with your More...

DOT’s Democratic Deficit

Dear Editor, Thank you for getting Jonathan Gaska to set the RECORD straight on what actually transpired at this month’s community board meeting. More...

Turtles Know Better

Dear Editor, Humans can’t figure it out, but the turtles can. The powers that be at JFK Airport are seeking to extend runways further into Jamaica Bay. More...

Summer Basketball Classic Comes To SFDS

The beginning of summer in Rockaway always means the beginning of the St. More...

Community

Kayaking Comes To Jamaica Bay

This summer, expect to see more boats than usual floating in the waters of Jamaica Bay. More...

Fireworks Light Up The Sky

It’s been years since the last fireworks show was seen along Rockaway Beach on the Fourth of July, professionally done off barges in the ocean. More...

Gallagher Takes Prize In MLB Contest

Twelve-year-old local resident Aidan Gallagher stepped onto the Yankee Stadium diamond on June 12 to take part in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run contest. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Tree Of Life’ – Bomb D’Or

Leave it to the French. At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, they first booed Terrence Malick’s two-and-halfhour “art” epic, “The Tree of Life,” then awarded it the top prize, the coveted Palme d’Or. More...

Columnists

The Progressive

Unsustainable

Many politicians and political analysts are repeating the mantra that universal health insurance, social security, Medicare, and civil service pensions need drastic cuts or elimination. More...

School Scope

Did The School Year End?

The last day of school used to be one of the most joyous days of the year. No, let me be clear – it WAS the most joyous day of the year. More...

Beachcomber

There have been rumors bouncing around Rockaway that the beaches would be closed the last two weeks of summer because the city planned to lay off all of the lifeguards to save some money. More...

Sports

SFDS Summer Classic Off In Fine Style

Each summer, hundreds of kids, teens and adults tie up their basketball sneakers and spend their time at the St. Francis de Sales playground for the Summer Classic Basketball League. More...

Visitation Academy Baseball Team – Division Champs

Seventh and eighth grade students make up Visitation Academy’s baseball team, which bested other Catholic school teams to win this year’s championship. The team, with its coaches, Denise Alegretti and Gary Jackson, is pictured above. More...

Boardwalk Running Series Continues

The Rockaway Running Series continues its tenth season of traditional Thursday evening runs at Beach 95 Street with the John McManus Run on July 14. More...

Obits

Beverly A. Brewster

Executive Assistant

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

Bettie Craig

Longtime Resident

Bettie Craig, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 18. Craig was born on December 16, 1949 in Orrville, Alabama. She spent time working as a home attendant, factory worker and babysitter. More...

Michael James Driskell

Laborer

Michael James Driskell, a Rockaway resident, died June 6. Driskell was born on May 6, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a laborer. More...


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