November 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Four Sparrow Mall Plan Withdrawn

The city’s plan to build a retail shopping plaza on protected wetlands in Mill Basin, right across the bridge from Rockaway’s west end, has died a quiet death. More...

Tenth Anniversary For AA 587

Ceremony Set For November 12

The annual memorial service marking the tenth anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 will once again be held on the anniversary of the crash; this year, on Saturday morning, November 12, at the Flight 587 Memorial, located at Beach More...

Sanders: Arverne PO To Remain Open

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

School News

PS 114 Halloween Parade A Community Hit

As has been a community tradition for many years, PS 114 in Belle Harbor held its annual Halloween Parade on Monday morning, with all of the school’s elementary students, led by Principal Steph More...

Business News

Rockaway Fitness

The Only Way To Change The Body Is To Challenge It
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Columnists

Beachcomber

Look at the high school report cards recently issued by the Department of Education and published in last week’s Wave. While once there were two comprehensive high schools on the peninsula, now there are eight smaller high schools. More...

It’s My Turn

How To Make Democrats Heroes For Medicare

Douglas Schoen is a political strategist and author of “Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System,” published by Harper, an imprint of Harper- Collins. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Bloomberg’s Legacy: The Worst Mayor In NYC History

Michael Bloomberg is worried about his legacy – how he will be treated by history. I believe that, when all the truth be told and all the scandals are tallied, he will be widely known as the worst mayor in New York City history. More...

Sports

Work In Progress: Aviators Lose Two Of Three To Start Season

The Brooklyn Aviators looked pleased after a win in their season opener against defending champions, the Akwesasne Warriors, 3-2, on October 27. More...

H.S. Report: Dolphins Earn Important Victory

The freezing rain on Saturday afternoon quickly turned into a mix of cold slush and snow that plastered all over the Bayside Athletic Field turf. More...

Peanuts Play In Turkey Bowl

The 2011 BCAC Peanut Shamrocks were victorious this last weekend with the mix of snow and rain forcing Hempstead to forfeit their scheduled game last Sunday. The Peanuts finished the regular season with a 4-2-2- record. More...

Letters

Bloomberg At A Loss

Dear Editor,Have you noticed how much more difficult it has become for Mayor Bloomberg to accomplish his agenda? This is due to his lame duck status. More...

Unfair To Flake, Meeks, Smith

Dear Editor,There comes a time in people’s lives that watershed decisions have to be made. I think the time has come for us African Americans in this country, this state, this city and especially, at this time, this borough. More...

Dirty Doings

Dear Editor, Are the garbage cans ever emptied along Beach 116 Street? It is embarrassing to see the garbage cans overflowing in our neighborhood. More...

PHC You Later

Addabbo Special Ed Program Ordered Out By New Year

I t’s the battle of the local health care facilities. For ten years, the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center on Beach 62 Street has been running a day treatment program in space rented from Peninsula Hospital More...

Community

Beach 98 Street Artwork Unveiled

Accompanying all the construction being performed along the Rockaway train stations is the installation of new faceted glass art panels. The latest round of artwork to be revealed is from Duke Riley at the Beach 98 Street station. More...

Turn Clocks Back Sunday, November 6

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6, when Eastern Standard Time (EST) begins anew. More...

Where Have All The Garbage Cans Gone?

As these photos show, the Beach 116 Street shopping area now has lots of garbage but few garbage cans. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Todd Rundgren Performing Next Week

Live Nation will present Todd Rundgren’s UTOPIA at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, November 13 at 8 p.m. More...

Bayswater Players Perform Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’

This year’s Bayswater Players production will be Neil Simon’s farcical play, “Rumors.” The play’s premise is, several affluent couples gather for dinner at the posh home of friends celebrating an anniversary. More...

MovieScope

‘Moneyball’ – Major League Makeover

“Moneyball” reinvents the “sports” movie much the way Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) remakes the concept of a major league baseball team. Both are unconventional, yet both are winners. More...

Milestones

Taylor Celebrates 91 Years Young

Connie Taylor, long time resident of Ocean Bay Houses and advocate for the Rockaways for more than 50 years, received a special presentation from the 101 Precinct Community Council and members of the precinct when she celebrated her 91st birthday rec More...

Watercolorist Cornell Wins Gold Medal

Local watercolorist Arlene Cornell recently won the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club gold medal of honor at its annual juried art exhibit held at the National Arts Club in Manhattan. More...

Honors Given To St. Camillus Students

On Friday, October 7, Student of the Month Awards were presented by Sr. Agnes, Principal, for the categories of Effort and Patience. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Matter Of Competing Rights

Donovan Richards has joined the Rockaway Youth Task Force in hosting an “Occupy the Hood” event at the Ocean Bay Community Center. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Elizabeth H. Burke

Registrar PHC

Elizabeth (Betty) H. Burke (nee Killfeather), a 47-year Rockaway resident, died October 28. Burke was born in New York City. She was a registrar at Peninsula Hospital Center for many years from which she retired several years ago. More...

Clarence Gibson

Maintenance

Clarence Gibson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 21. Gibson was born Edgefield, South Carolina. He was a maintenance worker. More...

Michele Kearney

Homemaker

Michele Kearney, a former Rockaway resident, died October 28. Kearney was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 27, 1955. She and her husband raised their five children in Rockaway Beach before retiring in Florida. More...


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