March 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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PPA Goes To Court To Stop Closure

A Rockaway charter school slated for closure in June by the Department of Education, won a temporary restraining order last week, halting — for the moment — the city’s plans to close the school for poor performance. More...

Three In Bell Case Canned By NYPD

Nearly six years after Far Rockaway resident Sean Bell was shot and killed by five undercover police officers outside a Jamaica strip club, three of the five officers who were involved have been forced to leave the New York City Police Department. More...

Two Busted For Kidnapping

Tortured Partially Paralyzed Woman

A Rockaway Park couple was arrested last week and charged with kidnapping a 58-year-old partially paralyzed woman, assuming control over her finances and holding her against her will for more than a year. More...

Columnists

Simon says...

As we write late Monday evening we are very sad to hear that Lori Lapin Jones, the bankruptcy trustee for Peninsula Hospital, is demanding closure of the hospital. More...

The Veterinary Corner

Fleas, Ticks And Heartworm

This year’s exceptionally warm winter and warmer early spring temperatures mean that in our area we will be faced with pests, like ticks and mosquitoes, in much greater numbers this year. More...

School Scope

NY Times columnist Paul Krugman is one of my favorites. After Obama was elected he was a noted critic of the administration’s economic policy. Lately he’s focused his lens on the Republicans and the right wing backers of the Tea Party. More...

Sports

Amazing Season For Seawolves Ends Upstate

Scholars’ Academy coach Janet Kleiner had a few days to reflect after her team lost 72-44 to Long Island Lutheran in the New York State Federation Class ‘B’ semifinals last Friday morning at the Times Union Center in Albany. More...

Dolphins Earn Comeback Win

High School Report:

A day after Beach Channel/Channel View s shut out Springfield Gardens 11- 0 to win on the opening day of the PSAL ‘B’ baseball season, the Dolphins found a way to persevere despite not playing a crisp brand of baseball on Tuesday. More...

Little League Says ‘Play Ball!’

Rockaway Little League kicks off its 59th season this weekend with Saturday and Sunday games at the fields in Fort Tilden, Gateway NRA. More than 700 children and Challenger Division athletes will compete on 57 teams in 2012. More...

Letters

Peninsula And Neponsit Games

Dear Editor, The most successful crooks don’t just timidly steal, they steal big.It isn’t enough for our local embezzlement artists that they are lifting more than two miles of precious Rockaway oceanfront land away from public ownership for More...

My SJEH Experiences

Dear Editor, I and a member of my family had to use the emergency room at St. John’s Hospital in the past two weeks. More...

In Praise Of Rosenberg

Dear Editor, I want to both compliment and thank reporter Miriam Rosenberg for her honest appraisal regarding Bayswater Civic Association’s experiences with New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals. More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2012 9:49 AM

Suspect Arrested In Far Rock Playground Destruction

On Thursday morning police arrested Allan Swafford, 17, who they believe is responsible for the March 30 destruction of the nearly completed playground under construction at Beach 29 Street. More...

Community

Synagogue Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park is one of the oldest houses of worship on the peninsula. And on Sunday, April 29, it will celebrate its 90th anniversary. More...

CB14 Street Activity Permit Change

Community Board 14 is requesting that all those who wish to apply for a street activity permit for a block party or other event submit a Petition of Support for the event from the block that will be closed. More...

Sgt.: Precinct Downgraded Crimes

A whistle blowing NYPD sergeant who once served at the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park and who earned several “Cop of the Month” awards while at the precinct says that he has been banished to the night shift at Central Booking in the baseme More...

School News

PS/MS 114 Students Take On Ballroom Dancing

Several months ago PS/MS 114 started a ballroom dancing program for fifth-graders. This was part of the physical education curriculum that was overseen by physical education teachers Dainna Zwirn and Dennis Rawlings. More...

PS114 Students Share Their Writing

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Scholastic Honors Awarded At St. Camillus

The Home School Association of St. Camillus School is proud to announce the following students received honors for the second trimester ending March 5. More...

Milestones

Feuer Celebrates Century Mark

Rockaway resident Fay Feuer celebrated her 100th birthday on March 12 with a party at the Young Israel of Bayswater in Wavecrest. More...

Shapiro Receives Honors

Stephanie Shapiro, a resident of Belle Harbor and a Junior at Adelphi University, has received dual academic honors. More...

Turner Meets Irish PM

Congressman Bob Turner met with Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny (right), on March 20, during his visit to Washington. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Gratuitous And Wrongheaded Look At Rockaway

The Wave does not usually respond to comments made about the peninsula in other periodicals because they are generally written by people who do not know Rockaway. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Needed: Some Ethical Political Candidates

The political lines are now set in stone. Governor Andrew Cuomo caved in to the political hacks that drew the lines for their own political gains so that he could cut a deal that would reform the process ten years from now. More...

Obits

Margaret Edwards

Executive Secretary

Margaret Edwards, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 29. Edwards was born in Brooklyn, New York. She worked as an executive secretary while living in Rockaway for 50 years. Edwards was preceded in death by her husband, Louis W. Edwards. More...

Mercedes Garcia

Homemaker

Mercedes Garcia, an eight-year Rockaway resident, died March 25. Garcia was born in Puerto Rico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis and daughter, Adele Garcia. More...

Frank George

NYPD

Frank George, 90, a longtime Broad Channel resident, died March 12. More...


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