March 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Beach 69 Street Shooter Had Long Record

By Howard Schwach On February 27, gang cops busted a gangbanger thug who fired several shots in the direction of a group of people standing in front of a bodega at 69- 20 Beach Channel Drive shortly after midnight on February 22, hitting and wounding More...

Turner Proposes Parochial, Private School Tax Credits

Congressman Bob Turner stood in front of a parochial school last week to introduce a bill that would provide a direct tax credit of up to $5,000 for any parent paying parochial school or private school tuition. More...

Ortega Dispels Viral Propaganda

The cabanas are being destroyed, seasonal fees will soar, and anything club goers have grown to know and love over the past 40 years will be ripped out from under them. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

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‘The Vow’ – Forget Me Not

Imagine that one day you awake to find your spouse has transformed into another person. Gone is any love or feeling for you. It’s the first step on the road to divorce and happens to more than half of married couples in America. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The participatory budgeting process set up by City Councilman Eric Ulrich allows local residents to decide how $1 million in discretionary funds will be spent. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Spring ahead! March 11, this Sunday, marks the start of Daylight Savings Time. Set your clocks ahead; no doubt you’ve got a lot of leisure activities you don’t want to be late for! More...

East End Matters...

BSA Rulings Favor Developers, Not Communities

So it has happened again. A community fights to have its zoning changed to preserve the character of its neighborhood. The downzoning is passed and residents believe their neighborhood is now safe from overdevelopment. More...

Sports

Clutch Free Throws Sends Seawolves To Semifinals

Scholars’ Academy guard Kristin Henschel was brimming with confidence as she stepped to the free throw line in the waning seconds on Wednesday. More...

St. Francis Basketball Continues CYO Title Chase

The St. Francis De Sales girls Novice basketball team won the inaugural CYO classic, which pitted the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Champs vs. the Nassau/Suffolk Champs at St. Dominic’s High School in Oyster Bay on Saturday. More...

Breezy Point Local Wins MAAC 800 Medal

Kevin D’Emic of Oceanside Avenue continues his successful track career at Manhattan College, where he is a captain of the Jasper’s MAAC Conference Championship team. More...

Letters

Recent Wave Edition

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to a few things that caught my attention in the most recent edition of The Wave. More...

Breezy Point Surf Club

Dear Editor, In April of 1968, I was lucky enough to be notified of my hiring by the Breezy Point Surf Club. My position was for maintenance boy and I was thrilled. More...

Letter To Chamber

The following letter was sent to Queens Chamber of Commerce President Carol Ann Conslato.

Dear Editor, Governor Cuomo’s call for a great NYC Convention Center in Queens over by JFK and Aqueduct took the State Legislature by surprise; took the mayor by surprise; and probably took the 2.3 millions of Queens residents (like me) by surprise. More...

Times Of Trouble

PHC Lab Closed, ‘Temporary’ Layoffs, Federal Trustee On Tap

The last few weeks have been tough ones for the Peninsula Hospital Center. Since the first of the year, the state has closed down the hospital’s clinical laboratory, calling it a “danger to the health of the hospital’s patients,” More...

Community

The American Experience Of An Exchange Student

The Rotary Exchange Program is a wonderful opportunity to learn about different cultures and languages, and have new experiences that will influence you throughout your entire life. I am Carolina, a seventeen-year-old girl from Brazil. More...

Goldfeder Meets With Queens Chamber

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder met with Jack Friedman and Carol Ann Conslato from the Queens Chamber of Commerce to discuss ways to help the small businesses in Southern Queens and Rockaway. More...

Goldfeder, Schumer Fight For Beach Study Funding

Senator Charles Schumer and Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder called this week for the Army Corps of Engineers to restore funding for the Rockaway Beach Study – East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet. More...

School News

PS114 Students Share Their Writing

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St. Francis de Sales Hosts Annual Science Fair

Students from all grades participated in St. Francis de Sales’ annual school science fair last week at the Belle Harbor Catholic school. More...

Milestones

SFDS Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

Primary grade students at St. Francis de Sales School celebrated the birthday of one of the most loved children’s authors, Dr. Seuss. There were Dr. Seuss cupcakes and party hats. More...

Locals On Babson College Dean’s List

Kerrlene Wills of Arverne and Michelle Kenel of Rockaway Beach have qualified for the Babson College fall semester dean’s list. Babson College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory in areas of business. More...

Cordes Named To Dean’s List

Sean M. Cordes, a fourth-year student at the College of the Holy Cross, was named to the dean’s list for the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year. More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Problem At Peninsula Hospital Center

For years, many Rockaway residents who had adequate health insurance coverage went off the peninsula for medical care if that was anything more than emergency care involved. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Thomas F. Daly

Sales Representative

Thomas F. Daly, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 4. Daly was born in Bronx, New York and moved to Rockaway 55 years ago. He was a sales representative who also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. More...

Jayaina Mariah Daniels

Child

Jayaina Mariah Daniels, a Far Rockaway resident, died February 16. Daniels was born on August 17, 2009. Daniels was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Bernadette Simpson and Rita Daniels. More...

Alexander J. Flanagan

NYPD

Alexander J. Flanagan, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 2. Flanagan was born in Manhattan, New York. He was a retired NYPD detective living in Rockaway for 48 years. Flanagan served in the U.S. More...


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