2011-09-02 / Columnists

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20

James Conway Sullivan and Eva Safire have been succeeded as Republican Party leaders and State Committeemen by Tom Swift and Jane Dillon when the Queens Supreme Court denied the validation of their petitions. The court confirmed that Sullivan and Swift had filed flawed petitions because they lacked the required number of signatures.

Firefighters provided expert medical attention until an ambulance arrived after an accident between a car service automobile and a motorcycle at Beach 90 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard last Friday, August 23.

Leon S. Locke, longtime Rockaway civic leader and publisher of The Wave, will be one of the honorees at the 66th annual dinner dance of the Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways, which will be held on October 3 at the Congregation Kneseth Israel (the White Shul) on Empire Avenue in Far Rockaway.

New York City is mailing out voter guides for the upcoming primary election. The problem is, some of the people noted in the guide have already dropped out of the race, or have been denied a ballot line by the Board of Elections, while others who are on the ballot are absent from the guide. Officials say the guide cost taxpayers $1 to print and mail.

Friends of Derech Emunoh, a local group of residents trying to save the landmark synagogue at Beach 67 Street, presented a check to Rabbi David Cohen, the synagogue’s spiritual leader, last week. The money will be used to repair the roof of the aging building.

Members of the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene of a subway crash in which five people were killed early Wednesday morning. The volies transported several people to area hospitals and treated a fire lieutenant who was injured during the rescue process. They were on the scene for four hours, officials say.

A number of local schools will have new principals this year due to the early retirement program that started in June. PS 104 will get Stan Simon, who was most recently an AP at IS 53 in Far Rockaway, while PS 183 will get Wellington Sawyer, who was an AP at JHS 180 last school year.

30 Years Ago...

Labor Day weekend Mardi Gras are shaping up in Broad Channel and Breezy Point. Countdown for the Broad Channel event, sponsored by the Broad Channel Athletic Club, will start Friday, September 4 at the firehouse. Bars throughout the community are sponsoring candidates for town mayor.

Community Board 14 should adopt a resolution welcoming a 400-bed emergency shelter for outcasts, derelicts and homeless persons within the district, says Edward Meyers of Belle Harbor, who, in a letter this week, urged printing the “other side of the story” of the placement of the homeless at Floyd Bennett Field. Roughly 40 civic leaders from all over southern Queens turned out for a campaign breakfast sponsored by Councilman Walter Ward for Queens Councilman at-Large Steven Orlow and District Attorney John Santucci.

Senior citizens from all parts of the peninsula will get together on Sunday for the first annual Fall Festival of the Senior Citizens Network of the Rockaways. They will dine and dance at JASA-Brookdale Village Senior Center at Beach 19 Street and Seagirt Boule- vard.

40 Years Ago...

Local boaters and fishermen did not venture outside on Friday and Saturday, when Hurricane Doria struck, but they spent a lot of time wondering how far away the storm chased the bluefish, which had been plentiful in Rockaway waters this year.

The charred wheelhouse and cabin of the steamer Catskill, laying alongside the bulkhead in the bay at Beach 109 Street, are disappearing bit by bit as vandals do their work.

Hurricane Doria’s main force missed the Rockaway peninsula, but we received enough wind and rain to last us for a while.

50 Years Ago...

It’s going to be a great year, says Steve Dalsimer, the new head of the Florist Telegraph Delivery which serves a great deal of the United States and Canada.

The SS Hudson Belle docked at Seaside one rainy day this week with a handful of passengers for a day’s outing. The only thing worse than a rainy day at the beach is a rainy day in the mountains.

The Fifth Ward Democratic Club has completed a facelift job on its Beach 88 Street clubhouse. Now, right across the street, Bill Arnold has a similar project underway on his roofing shop, which he recently purchased from the

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