August 19, 2011 RSS feed / Top Stories

City Turns Back On Signal

After agreeing to make the intersection of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 108 Street safer with the installation of much-needed turning signals, the city has now revoked its plans, choosing to leave the current traffic regulations in place. More...

First MachinesArriveAtAqueduct Racino

Rockaway gamblers who have been waiting eagerly for the opening of a Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Racino at the aging Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park will only have to wait until mid-October to take Cross Bay Boulevard to get to the new gambli More...

Public School ELA Scores In

Mixed Bag For Rockaway Schools

The scores from this year’s highstakes English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics tests are in, and most of the Rockaway schools still fall far below the standard necessary to be considered at grade level. More...

Rosen Case Goes To Jury

When the story first broke that David Rosen, the CEO of MediSys, was arrested for bribing several state legislators on behalf of the healthcare giant, The Wave wondered editorially whether of not his actions would somehow harm the Peninsula Hospital More...

Arverne Senior Citizen Missing

A notification was issued on Wednesday morning for Lineburg Johnson, age 80. Johnson is described as a black male, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 166 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. More...

Chain Snatching Pattern in Far Rockaway

With the price of gold and other precious metals rising, there comes a rise in crime to accumulate jewelry made of those metals, says the commanding officer of the 100 Precinct in Far Rockaway. 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...

Choice Plan Put Off

Parents wary, or downright resentful, of the city’s proposal to implement middle school choice in the district representing much of southern Queens drew sighs of relief last week after Community Education Council 27 members delayed their vote o More...

Check Cashing Accounts Seized By Feds

A popular check cashing destination for Rockaway residents has been closed since the beginning of August after the U.S. More...

Rockaway Thug Sues Over Jailhouse Beating

Rockaway thug Lee Woods, who was convicted of killing a police officer in 2007, says that he was brutally beaten by correction officers a few months after he was arrested and wants restitution from the city. More...

Bogus Cancer Charity Exposed

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced two guilty pleas in connection with a fundraising scheme that concocted a bogus charity, raised and then stole more than $500,000 of donations intended to fight breast cancer. More...

Heavy Rain Cause Rockaway Floods

The heavy rains last weekend flooded parts of Rockaway, particularly on the bay streets in Arverne and in Bayswater. More...

Bloomberg Rating Drops LikeA Stone

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s job approval rating among New Yorkers has hit its lowest point in six years, as residents convey widespread anxieties about the city’s economic prospects, according to the latest New York Times/ CBS News poll. More...


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