January 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Peninsula Crime Up For 2011

Most Rockaway residents have noticed the large number of police cars that have been patrolling the precinct ever since the New Year. More...

DOE To Close Peninsula Preparatory Academy

The city’s Department of Education has decided not to renew the charter for the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, one of the two charter schools in Rockaway, meaning that the school will end its eight-year-run when this school year ends in June. More...

Eye Meeks ‘Shady House Sale’

A Virginia watchdog group is asking federal prosecutors to look into a real estate deal involving Congressman Gregory Meeks and his former Far Rockaway home. More...

School News

St. Rose Holds Honor Assembly

On December 22, St. Rose of Lima held its Honors Assembly. Students in grades 5-8 were presented with pins and certificates in recognition of their High Academic Achievement. More...

St. Rose Pre-K Kids Log On

The 4-year-old students from St. Rose’s Pre-K Class are taking computer class this year for the first time. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

This Time, It Counts

The Republican primary campaign is the big political story of the season as the media and interested bystanders watch the players test their game in anticipation of taking on the big guy in the White House. More...

A Rising Tide

The People Vs. North Korea

The New Year finds our nation struggling to locate its political center in what looks to be one of the most electorally charged periods in American history. More...

Beachcomber

Local attorney Joe Mure has announced that the Little North Pole, held annually at his Neponsit home, has amassed roughly $165,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Society and related charities. Last’s year’s total was $150,000. More...

Sports

H.S. Report: Dolphins Run Out Of Gas

Beach Channel came out like a house fire in the first half of their PSAL Queens AA boys matchup against Cardozo on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Locals Spark Molloy Swim Team To Brooklyn-Queens Championship

Archbishop Molloy High School girls varsity swim team recently won its eighth consecutive Brooklyn- Queens Championship. More...

SFDS Pee Wee Girls Shine In Victory

The Pee Wee Girls H team returned to the floor with a 17-3 home victory over Sacred Heart. The girls had a balanced attack on offense led by Margaret Murray’s 5 points and Kaysea Jenkusky’s 4. More...

Obits

Robert Benjamin

Longtime Resident

Robert Benjamin, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 20. Benjamin was born on June 26, 1953 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He was a Rockaway resident for 30 years. More...

Leon Brown

Respiratory Therapist

Leon Brown, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 28. Brown was born on November 25, 1917 in Jackson, Tennessee. He retired in 1989 after more than 20 years as a respiratory therapist at Roosevelt Hospital. More...

George Anthony Corchia

Citibank Account Manager

George Anthony Corchia, 81, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 30. Corchia was born in Brooklyn, New York. After moving to Rockaway he became an active parent at St. Camillus Church, graduating four kids and two grandchildren at the school. More...

Dead End Delivery

Belle Harbor Teen Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run

A Belle Harbor teenager charged with fatally hitting a Chinese food delivery man and leaving the scene of the accident in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn has been charged with second degree manslaughter and additional charges in relation to the death, acco More...

Community

Giving Far Rock Teens A Place To Call Home

Angela Hines, a Far Rockaway resident and mother of five, was once merely considered a high school dropout. More...

Quick Changes For Far Rockaway Library

Fourteen Queens Library locations will be converted to RFID check-in and check-out over the next couple of months. All work will be done over weekends. More...

Baywall Repairs Offer Several Advantages

A representative from the City was on hand at this week’s Community Board 14 meeting to provide an update on the structural repairs of the bay wall from Beach 125 Street to Beach 130 Street along Beach Channel Drive. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Foreigner Plans Tour Stop At NYCB Theater

Following their huge success in the summer at Jones Beach with Journey, Foreigner is delighted to return to the area for a show at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, February 17 at 8 p.m. More...

Lopez Stops By Westbury January 13

Comedian George Lopez will perform at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, January 13, at 8 p.m. Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. More...

Milestones

Ringgold Featured In People Magazine

Rockaway native Sean Ringgold, best known for his role as “Shaun Evans” on the popular soap opera “One Life To Live,” will be featured in the January 16 issue of People magazi More...

Goldfeder Announces Assembly Committees

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder announced that he will be serving on the following Assembly Standing Committees for the 2012 legislative session which include Economic Development Corporations, Aging, Racing and Wagering, Mental Health and Governmental More...

Editorial/Opinion

Common Sense On Visitors Carrying Concealed Weapons

New York City is one of the toughest places in the nation to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Only law enforcement agents, those who carry large amounts of cash or valuable items and friends of the mayor can get those carry permits. More...

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Letters

Freedom To Express Opinions

Dear Editor, This past year, I’m grateful that The Wave has afforded me the opportunity to express my views via your Letters To The Editor section along with others who may have different opinions on the issues of the day. More...

Rockaway Good Samaritan

Dear Editor, I want to thank the very kind Rockaway resident who found and turned in my black zippered change purse containing about $10 in money, lipsticks and other vital possessions in the Rockaway Park U.S. Post Office. More...

Addabbo Thanks Many

Dear Editor, The Mental Health Department of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center hosted our annual Holiday Party on Thursday evening, December 15 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street in Rockaway Beach. More...


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