July 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Feds Bust Meeks’ Moneyman

On Saturday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested a Queens businessman who has close ties to Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents portions of Rockaway in Congress. More...

Peninsula May Lose Two Post Offices

The United States Postal Service (USPS) released a study list of proposed post office closings, including the Rockaway Beach (11693) and Arverne (11692) branches in an effort by the government agency to meet what is described as a diminished demand f More...

As Walder Leaves, Fare Hikes Announced

Many at the Metropolitan Transit Authority were surprised last week when Chairman Jay Walder announced that he would be stepping down only two years into his tenure to run Hong Kong’s subway system. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Project Nim’ – Monkey Business

Talking animals. A Hollywood mainstay from Mickey Mouse to Dr. Doolittle to the recent Kevin James comedy, “Zookeeper.” More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Those who are familiar with the players in the education field would have had no problem identifying the man sitting over Rupert Murdoch’s shoulder in the recent Parliamentary hearings on hacking of private telephones. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Mayor Defends Record But It’s The Same Old Politics

Accused recently of bluffing his way through another budget crisis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was questioned by reporters about his trust factor. More...

East End Matters...

PHC Demise Becomes A Reality

The threat has hung over Rockaway for some time that one of the vital lifelines of the peninsula would close down. More...

Sports

Championship Time Begins At St. Francis Summer Classic

As we come to the end of July, the divisional races in the St. Francis Summer Classic are shaping up. Championship season began with the Graybeards finals on Thursday, July 28. More...

Beach Channel To Host One Day Football Clinic

High school football players and youth players will gather in less than a month’s time to begin the first day of training camp. More...

Scorching RBVL Heads For The Home Stretch

More perfect volleyball weather highlighted the ninth week of action at Riis Park for the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League. When will it ever end? In two weeks, that’s when! More...

Letters

Writing On The Wall

Dear Editor, While the news of Peninsula Hospital is very grim, is there actually anybody who didn’t see the writing on the wall? More...

Sign The Contract

Dear Editor, I am writing in reply to Jennifer Grady’s letter which appeared in The Wave this morning. Not only was I at the rally, but I helped organize the shareholders who attended it. More...

Angered By Grady’s Letter

Dear Editor, Let me preface this email by stating that I am furious with the letter submitted by Jennifer Grady. Let me clarify some things for you. Something that maybe should have been done prior to printing. More...

Despite Heat, Haze, Tribute Park Fundraiser A Hit

Despite intense heat and a haze that minimized the usually beautiful sunset, hundreds came to Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street for a fundraiser on Friday, July 22. More...

Community

Annual Graybeards Family Run This Friday

The Graybeards, a charitable organization based on the peninsula’s west end, will be holding its ninth annual family run on the evening of Friday, July 29, which will start and end at St. Francis de Sales Church. More...

Walder Ditches NYC For Big Asian Bucks

Former Arverne resident Jay H. More...

More Than A Cherry Coolatta

When Rockaway resident Susie Fox went into the Dunkin Donuts on Beach 116 Street in Rockaway Park two weeks ago, she expected to get herself and her three children some cool drinks to beat the heat. More...

Milestones

JASA Staff Gives Back To Tenants

Friday, July 15, JASA staff hosted the First Tenants’ Annual Appreciation Day at 155 Beach 19 Street. More...

Hemminger Makes Dean’s List

Veronica Hemminger was named to the dean's list for the Spring 2011 semester at CW Post. Hemminger, a freshman criminal justice major, earned a 3.89 GPA while maintaining a rigorous 18 credits with an Honors and Merit affiliation. More...

Young Graduates Kindergarten

Congratulations to Ella Young on graduating from kindergarten at St. Camillus this past June. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Too Necessary To Close Its Doors

To those who have been paying attention for the past year or so, it came as no surprise that the Peninsula Hospital Center will close its doors for good sometime before the end of the year. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

Food For The Elderly Poor Or Aircraft For Millionaires

Here’s a simple question that has become representative of the furor that has taken over Congress. More...

Obits

Maureen Sciara

Home Health Attendant

Maureen Sciara, 69, a former Broad Channel resident, died July 13. Sciara was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8, 1941. More...


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