August 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Far Rockaway Man Missing

Detectives from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway are asking the public’s assistance in the search for James Lawrence who went missing from 1526 New Haven Avenue. Lawrence was last seen on June 7, at approximately 3 p.m. More...

Turner Campaign Courts Controversy

In the close contest to fill Anthony Weiner’s vacated seat in Congress, Republican Bob Turner apparently angered some locals and political commentators when the Breezy Point conservative, in his first ad of the campaign, targeted his Democratic More...

Community Protests Meeks’ Debt Vote

A number of community groups rallied last Friday at the Jamaica district offices of Congressman Gregory Meeks, to protest his support of the recent debt ceiling deal. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Hall Of Famers ZZ Top To Perform At Westbury 8/22

ZZ Top will perform at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, August 28, at 8 p.m. In 1970, Bill Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard formed the world famous blues-rock band from Houston Texas, known as ZZ Top. More...

MovieScope

‘A Better Life’ – The Best

“A Better Life” may not be the best movie of the year, but it’s certainly one of them. More...

Sports

Everybody Loves A Winner: RBVL Crowns Champions

On Saturday, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestant’s fought for the fabled winner’s sweatshirts in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs. More...

Hall Records First Professional BoxingVictory

The day finally came for Trevis Hall to start his mission to become a world championship boxer. More...

Williams Remains Confident Despite Falling In Olympic Final

Joseph “Mack” Williams got off to a slow start in the finals of the U.S. Olympic 201-pound heavyweight against 6-2 opponent Michael Hunter on August 5. More...

Obits

Robert Bond

Mail Clerk

Robert Bond, a recent Rockaway resident, died July 22. Bond was born in New York, New York on July 8, 1958. He was a mail clerk. Bond was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Randolph. More...

Robert R. Castillo

Contractor

Robert R. Castillo, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 11. Castillo was born on January 14, 1948 and was a contractor, living in Rockaway for more than 35 years. He was a 19-year member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. More...

Wesner Girault

Delivery Driver

Wesner Girault, a Rockaway resident, died July 24. Girault was born on December 19, 1974. He worked as a delivery driver and active member of the Kingdom Hall French Congregation, Far Rockaway. More...

Protestors Crowd Street, Demand PHC Remain Open

Hundreds of protestors from all over the Rockaway peninsula came to Beach 51 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Saturday morning, August 12, to demand that the Peninsula Hospital Center remain op More...

Community

Shevlin’s Ireland Sojourn Continues

On the peninsula, Ed Shevlin is a larger-than-life figure: a sometime Wave columnist, an 18-year veteran of the sanitation department, a person who has gone cross-country on his motorcycle and back, a vice-president of the Rockaway Republicans, and, More...

Gateway Planning Parking Lot Hikes

Many people in Rockaway can walk to the beach, but for many who visit the beaches of Riis Park by car, it may get a little more expensive. More...

Students Participate In Summer Bridge Program

This summer students from Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability took part in a summer bridge program to introduce them to the natural environment of the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Early on the morning of September 11, the Friends of Tribute Park will unveil the park’s latest feature – a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Every week through June, July and now August we’ve thought, ‘Surely we have turned a corner and there can’t be much Summer left.” But after the heat and now the rain and all the beautiful days in between, Summer remains. More...

TheVeterinary Corner

My Cats Are Only Indoors, So How Did They Get Fleas?

Over the past 35 years many of our clients have asked us this question, absolutely startled when we find a flea on their indoor-only, house/apartment dwelling feline! More...

Editorial/Opinion

Stay-In-Place Time Out Needed At PHC

It now seems clear that Bob Levine, the president and CEO of the Peninsula Hospital Center, is working hand in glove with MediSys, the healthcare corporation that owns the hospital, to shut the vital facility down as quickly as possible despite the f More...

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Letters

Could Things Be Worse?

Dear Editor, When have we heard, or never heard, of the debt ceiling till the last few months? Our politicians have made America look like a herd of baffling baboons in the eyes of the world. More...

Should I Have Stayed?

Dear Editor, I have lived in the Wavecrest Gardens complex my whole life. I work hard to try and make a difference in my community of Far Rockaway. More...

Unjust Behavior

Dear Editor, Today I visited the McDonald’s on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway and was truly disappointed at what I witnessed. More...


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