July 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Garaufis OK’s Firefighter Hiring

New York City is poised to test firefighter candidates for the first time in more than four years thanks to a deal cut with Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who ruled nearly five years ago that the city’s firefighter test was racially biased be More...

MTA Apologizes To Adattos – Sort Of

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has issued a statement to The Wave in the wake of its front page story last week detailing the travails of Rockaway residents Ruth and Isaac Adatto. More...

Parties Set Candidates For Special Election

Weprin Takes On Turner For House Deacy Takes On Goldfedder For Assembly

Despite the fact that nobody in the general electorate had a say in choosing the candidates for the upcoming September 13 special election, the candidates have been set and are ready to campaign hard in the two months left between now and the primary More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Reviewed

A Wave Review

The Rockaway Theatre Company has made an inspired choice for a summer musical production this year—composer Irving Berlin’s tour-de-force, Annie Get Your Gun, which opened on Friday at the Post Theater in Ft. Tilden. More...

MovieScope

‘Bad Teacher’ – Not Hot For Teacher

Cameron Diaz’s attempt to cash in on the “Bridesmaids” girlgrossout film success doesn’t work in “Bad Teacher.” What she is missing is heart. More...

Milestones

Grinnell Graduate

Charles Zimmerman graduated from Grinnell College on May 23. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a concentration in environmental studies and honors in biology. He is a son of Thomas F. Zimmerman of Rockaway Park. More...

Makes Dean’s List

Carolyn Marconi of Rockaway Park has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Salve Regina University. More...

2 Honored at Cortland

Two Rockaway locals attending SUNY Cortland – Rachel Frank, a freshman psychology major, and Kaitlyn Touhey, a junior therapeutic recreation major – were both named to the spring 2011 dean’s list. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Bring Them Home And Put Everybody To Work

There is a way to cut spending and ensure a job for every American who wants to work. Can’t be done, you say. Here’s how to do it. More...

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Obits

Janice David Brasch

Homemaker

Janice David Brasch, 88, a former Rockaway resident, died July 10. Brasch was born in New York, New York on September 3, 1922. More...

Roberto Rene Castillo

Contractor

Roberto Rene Castillo, 63, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 11. Castillo was born in La Ceiba, Honduras. He lived for more than 40 years in Rockaway and worked as a contractor. More...

Steven Paul Fessler

Mechanic

Steven Paul Fessler, 44, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 8. Fessler was born in Far Rockaway on December 31, 1966. He worked as a mechanic. More...

Wounded Warriors Take Rockaway By Storm

The Wounded Warriors came to Rockaway on Thursday, July 7, taking the west end community by storm. More...

Community

Local Firefighters Appear On Reality TV Show

When you’re flipping channels this summer, don’t be surprised if you see some familiar faces. More...

Russo To Be Honored With Street Renaming

By Miriam Rosenberg He was known to many as Mr. Rockaway and for more than 30 years he dedicated himself to the betterment of the peninsula. More...

Sand Castle Contest 7/31

West End Realty, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and HSBC Bank USA have announced their joint sponsorship of the 16h Annual Sand Castle Contest, one of the most successful and widely-anticipated events of the summer season. More...

Columnists

Point of View

THE CHAIN

It was the 15th century, the dark days of the Spanish inquisition of the Jews. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Thought your day felt more in tune and even your car radio sounded more ‘alive’ as you drove along Cross Bay Boulevard Monday afternoon? More...

Beachcomber

Rockaway has been getting lots of press lately from the daily papers here in New York, a number of glossy magazines and on television news shows. More...

Sports

Braves Take Girls RLL Softball Championship

The Girls Major Division Softball World Series went the distance with the F.C. Gerlach Braves outlasting an evenly matched T. Moriarty and Son Angels team two games to one. More...

Hot Shooting On Display At SFDS Classic

The St. Francis Summer Classic is now in full swing. After two weeks of play here is the rundown. More...

Thumbs Up For Karate Pre-K

At a recent June 25 promotion, the pre-k students at World Champions Karate Center were awarded new ranks. More...

Letters

A-Line Express Mess

The following letter was sent to the MTA’s A-Line Manager, Herbert Lambert. Dear Editor, The A-Train (express) mess at the Rockaway Park station just continues to frustrate straphangers. More...

Thanks To Knight

Dear Editor, On June 21, 2011 I was riding my bicycle on Shore Front Parkway when I went down. More...

Weiner Complaints

Dear Editor, After reading Ms. Richardson’s comments in your 1 July paper, one would conclude that Congressman Weiner is a terrific person. More...


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