April 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Scala Throws Hat Into Congressional Ring

Young Democrat Challenging Meeks For New Seat

If polls are to be believed, there are many who look at our Congressional representatives as zombies, walking around dead from the neck up. More...

Ulrich Launches State Senate Bid

Republican City Councilmember Eric Ulrich officially announced his candidacy for the New York State Senate against incumbent Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

New Knight Errant For PHC

The last white knight, who rode in from Chicago last month, failed to slay the dragon and the Peninsula Hospital Center was closed down by the fair maiden, Lori Lapin Jones, the Chapter 11 Trustee now in complete control of the shuttered facility. More...

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The Veterinary Corner

How Can I Tell If My Cat Is Sick?

Cats are masters of disguise. It is not uncommon for a client to bring in a very sick kitty who seemed absolutely fine yesterday. That’s because cats can hide disease even from the best of us. More...

From The Artists Studio

Opening Reception; Registration For Camp KidsmART; Call To Artists

Two exhibits open this weekend at the Rockaway Center for the Arts in Fort Tilden. The opening reception is Sunday, May 6, 12-4 p.m. More...

Beachcomber

With PHC’s certificate of operation returned to the New York State Department of Health, it is improbable that the facility will be used as a hospital in the near future, even if it is sold to another hospital or healthcare unit. More...

Milestones

Wave Editor At 50th Anniversary Graduation

Howard Schwach, editor of The Wave in Rockaway Beach, will attend the Commencement ceremony at LIU Post on May 4 – the 50th anniversary of his own graduation from what was then called C.W. Post College. More...

Arverne Marine Completes Basic Training

Marine Corps Pvt. Harold Burgos Jr, son of Harold Burgos Sr. and stepson of Jeannette Perez Burgos of Arverne, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. More...

New York Cares Helps Spruce Up Rockaway

Rockaway got a sprucing up on April 21 as part of the annual New York Cares Day. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Time For Moratorium On Closing Schools

The opening salvos by the Democratic candidates who want to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013 have been fired and the great majority of them have moved away from the mayor on the issue of public education and specifically on the issue of closin More...

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Obits

Sean Bass

Boxer

Sean Bass, a lifetime Rockaway resident, died April 2. He was born in Far Rockaway and was a boxer. Bass was preceded in death by his grandfather, Arthur Johnson. More...

Curtis Granger

Assistant Manager

Curtis Granger, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 23. Granger was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina on August 20, 1950. He was the assistant manager at Studley Paper Company and Rockaway resident for more than 40 years. More...

Sheri Joy McLoughlin

Teacher’s Assistant

Sheri Joy McLoughlin, 55, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 25. McLoughlin was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 7, 1956. She was a Rockaway resident for 52 years and graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1974. More...

Kiddy-Porn Pervert Busted

Prepubescent Girls Engaging In Sexually-Explicit Behavior

A Rockaway Park man who was caught with such videos as “Toddler Girl: Stop, Don’t Stop,” “Studio 10YO,” and “Yo Girl, Pedoland,” was busted and charged in federal court this week with having, producing More...

Community

Youth Summit Scheduled For Next Month

Touted as the first ever youth-led Far Rockaway Youth Summit, an event will be hosted next month by the Far Rockaway/Arverne Nonprofit Coalition and Youth Planning Committee that is designed to start a “Rockaway youth revolution, shedding light More...

NYC Historical Archive Now Open Online

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled New York City’s first-ever online archive of photographs, maps, motion pictures and other media that span more than 160 years of City history. More...

Pipeline Officials Host Open House

More than 50 members of National Grid, Williams Transco, National Park Service and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission were on hand at the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday to answer questions from the community regarding the proposed pipeline proj More...

School News

Rockaway Students Inducted Into NJHS

Six Rockaway students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on April 4. More...

PS/MS 114 Now Runner-Up For Free Books

There is one week left for parents to help their children’s school get free library books from a non-profit called Books 4 Our Schools. More...

NYC Opening 54 New Schools Next Year

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced that 54 new schools will open in the coming 2012-2013 school year, bringing the number of new schools opened under the Bloomberg Administration to 589. More...

Sports

Pirates Steal Victory During Opening Day Festival

Rockaway Little League’s third annual Opening Day Extravaganza was a big success last Saturday. More...

Students Compete At Sharpshooter Contest

Last Friday night, 21 finalists competed in the Fourth Annual Graybeard Sharpshooter Contest at St. Francis de Sales gym. More...

Lady Dolphins Make Turnaround

Beach Channel/Channel View softball coach Dominic Stanco continues to be impressed with his team on a daily basis. After coming off a 1-11 campaign last year, the Lady Dolphins have turned their fortunes around in 2012 with an entirely new roster. More...

Letters

Some NYC Mayoral Thoughts

Dear Editor, Recent discussions about NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly running on the Republican line for mayor in 2013 to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg is wishful thinking. More...

Time To Pay Homage To Buckley

Dear Editor, The Jamaica Bay area has a number of public works named for notable New Yorkers who merit our remembrance. There is the bridge over part of the bay named for former Congressman Joseph Addabbo, the Marine Park Bridge named for More...

Rockaway Is Bleeding

Dear Editor, Efforts to reopen Peninsula Hospital appear to be ineffective. Laid off workers are looking for new jobs. Some may return to their country of birth. Doctors are transferring their offices to other communities. More...


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