March 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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FDNY Discrimination Tab Tops $125 Million

By Howard Schwach A federal judge said last week that the city’s tab to pay minorities affected by discrimination in the city’s firefighter entrance exams could be more than $128 million. More...

Gateway’s Riis Park Parking Double$

Most Rockaway residents don’t use Riis Park’s beach unless there is a specific reason to do so. After all, the majority of residents can walk to the beach from their homes. More...

Freeway MVA Involves Police Cruiser

A police car on its way to a job collided with a civilian car at about 5:12 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, police sources say. The accident occurred at Beach 54 Street and the Rockaway Freeway. More...

Columnists

Sullivan’s Court

Q. Dear Sullivan’s Court, I recently purchased a used car from a dealer. The car drove great for about 3 months, however, then everything started to go on the car. More...

Beachcomber

It turns out that the priciest homes in Queens are on the beach blocks in Neponsit. Not much of a surprise to Rockaway residents, but it surprised the rest of the borough, including some real estate brokers who regularly sell in Rockaway. More...

School Scope

Hey Bob Turner! Where’s MY Tax Credit?

I was heartened to read in the March 9 edition of The Wave that our soon to be ex-Congressman and future Senator Bob Turner was pushing the idea of a $5000 direct tax credit for any parent paying parochial or private school tuition. More...

Milestones

Honors Given To St. Camillus Students

On Friday, March 2, Student of the Month Awards were presented by Sr. Agnes, Principal, for the categories of Personal Growth and Effort. More...

Jazzmin Turns 18

Rockaway resident Jazzmin Holly celebrated her 18th birthday on March 6. She and her family celebrated the evening with a celebration at Manhattan’s Ritz Carleton Hotel. More...

Jada Turns One

Jada Baker will turn one this week. She will celebrate her milestone with her mother, Mellissa Rotger, her grandfather, Carlos Rotger and her older sister. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Keep The New Congressional Lines

The coming Congressional election has just gotten more interesting, thanks to Brooklyn Federal Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann. More...

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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...

Sister Dolores Foster

Sister of Saint Joseph

Sister Dolores Foster, a former Rockaway resident, died March 8 in Brentwood, New York. She was a Sister of St. Joseph for 53 years. Sr. Dolores served as a teacher at St. More...

Margaret Mary Keane

Food Services Manager

Margaret Mary Keane, 62, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 1. Keane was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 1, 1949. She was a food services manager who lived in the Rockaways for 35 years. More...

Trustee Takeover

A court-appointed trustee, reportedly familiar with both bankruptcy procedures and the healthcare industry, has taken over operation at the troubled Peninsula Hospital Center, court sources say. More...

Community

Michael Morley Brings Music To New Audiences

At thirteen years old, Michael “Mike” Morley has a resume that is twice as long as the average entry level applicant. More...

Bedeviled By Little Flower

Arverne resident Eulalio Texidor has seen the bad side of life as a Vietnam veteran and a longtime resident of Arverne. More...

Spring Completion Of Subway Renovations

In October, The Wave reported that the renovations by the MTA of the ‘A’ subway line in the Rockaways was hitting the home stretch. More...

School News

PS47 Students Go Seal Watching

On March 8, students, teachers, and parents from PS/MS 47 went on a seal watching trip. They boarded the American Princess at Riis Landing and toured the lower New York Harbor in search of seals. More...

Scholars Visit Rome On Culture Tour

Twenty-eight students from The Scholars’ Academy High School traveled with four staff members to Rome, Florence, Pisa and Venice over the February break. There were visits to the Duomo, Vatican, St. More...

Frederick Douglass Academy Celebrates Roots

February was not just the month of love. It also served as the month African-Americans celebrated their heritage and history in America. More...

Sports

SFDS Teams Advance In Playoffs

The CYO Boys Basketball playoffs continued this past weekend. SFDS Pee Wee Blue improved its CYO record to 16-0 and advanced to the Diocesan quarterfinals with a 31-26 victory this past Saturday over Our Lady Angelus. More...

Mack Punches Ticket To Finals

Rockaway Ropes boxer Joseph (Mack) Williams will compete for a third Daily News Golden Gloves championship. The 23-year old Williams defeated Nashon Bryant on Monday, March 12 in the semifinals of the 201-pound heavyweight open class. More...

Scholars’Academy Returns To PSAL Finals

Scholars’ Academy saw their 13-point lead in the second half against Gompers last Sunday cut down to only three points in the PSAL Class B semifinals. More...

Letters

Great Parade

Dear Editor, Rockaway’s Parade on Saturday was great – great bands, great marchers, great weather. More...

I Was Mistaken

Dear Editor, Last week I was reached out to by two senior members of Ortega Family Enterprises asking me how I could condemn their new ventures at the two Breezy beach clubs in my scathing letter to The Wave without first giving them a fighting More...

Unworthy Enemies

Dear Editor, Newspapers and electronic media are full of stories about the burning of Muslim holy books; this is something I condemn and believe the American people should know about, and they do. More...


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