May 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Rockaway Man Busted In Gang Takedown

A Rockaway man has been arrested by narcotics investigators as part of a takedown of two violent Jamaica, Queens gangs. More...

Seniors Protected With New Legislation

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced the Assembly passed several measures he sponsored to strengthen the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program and the Disabled Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) program. More...

Note Job For New ABTS Bank

A still-unidentified man walked into the new Chase bank branch at Arverne by the Sea last Friday, passed a note indicating that he had a gun and walked away with an unspecified amount of cash, police officials say. More...

School News

SFDS Students Celebrate Their Identity

Last Friday St. Francis de Sales School celebrated what makes it special as a Catholic school. The main focus of the day was a beautiful Mass in the Church. More...

PS/MS 114 Hosts Annual Spring Concert

PS/MS 114 held its Spring Concert on May 17. The band performed under the direction of Mr. Martin and the Glee Club performed under the direction Mrs. Levy and Mrs. Zwirn. More...

Columnists

From The Assemblyman’s Desk

Protecting and preserving Jamaica Bay has long been a priority of mine. With the month of May being National Wetlands Month, I am reminded of why. More...

School Scope

Name a school where a sex act never took place and I’ll show you a religious school. Wait, I take back that last part. More...

Beachcomber

Community Board 14 District Manager Jon Gaska has been in his job for more than 20 years and he says that he cannot remember another incidence when the city reversed itself and then apologized to the community. More...

Sports

Dodgers And Orioles Battle To 10-10 Tie

On Sunday, May 20, the Walsh Properties Dodgers faced the Rockaway Properties Orioles. The game ended in a 10-10 tie, but hey a tie is the same as a win for both teams! More...

Pepper Steppers Win At States

Stan’s Pepper Steppers Double Dutch teams earned the opportunity to represent New York State in the 2012 American Double Dutch League World Invitational Championships from June 14-16. More...

Scholars’ Golf Team Clinches Playoff Berth

The Scholars’ Academy Golf Team, currently in the heart of its current season, has compiled a 7-3 record and is playing in the PSAL golf playoffs. The starting five golfers pictured above have all had excellent seasons. More...

Obits

Eleanor Adimari

Homemaker

Eleanor Adimari, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 20. Adimari was born in Italy. She was a Rockaway resident for the past 53 years and member of St. More...

Rose Corona Bosco

Homemaker

Rose Corona Bosco, a three-year Rockaway resident, died May 19. Bosco was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She moved to Rockaway from Brooklyn, New York and was actively involved with the Seaside Senior Center. More...

Caroline Mae ‘Lane’ Goodwin

Lifelong Resident

Caroline Mae Goodwin, a Queensborn, lifelong Rockaway resident, died May 18. Goodwin was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Bennett Meyer and brother, Vincent. More...

Not On Our Backs!

Koslowitz Vows To Block LIRR Reopening

To say Rockaway residents are enthusiastic about reducing their travel times to Manhattan by reviving the former LIRR Rockaway Beach Line would be an understatement. More...

Wave Office Closed Monday

The Wave Office will be closed on Monday, May 28 to honor those who have given their lives for our nation as well as those who fight today on foreign shores. Deadlines for this week’s paper will remain the same, however. More...

Community

Carter Pens Rockaway Photograph Book

Paean To Earliest Pioneers

If you’re interested in learning about the earliest Rockaway residents, we have a book for you. More...

Turner Makes Military Academy House Calls

Congressman Bob Turner called five local teenagers personally to congratulate them on receiving appointments to one of the United States service academies. More...

City Removes Graffiti From Addabbo Bridge

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced that the New York City Graffiti Removal Unit removed the graffiti on the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge, in response to the April 24 letter that he wrote to the Mayor’s office regarding this issue. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Gladys Knight Appearing At Westbury

Gladys Knight arrives at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has endured. Very few singers over the last 50 years have achieved what Gladys Knight has achieved. More...

Milestones

Council Delivers Much-Needed Food

The 100 Precinct Community Council delivered this week to St. John’s Baptist Church in Arverne. More...

SFDS Student Places Fourth

Nico Allen, a third-grader at St. Francis de Sales School, came in fourth place at the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Primary Math Bee on Tuesday, May 15. More...

Casey Graduates From Quinnipac

Erin M. Casey of Rockaway Park received a graduate degree in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Let The Community Decide

The debacle involving the speed bumps on Shore Front Parkway has once again reminded us of how our city and its mayor run roughshod over the residents of the outer boroughs. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

Just Say “No” To speed Bumps More...

Letters

Bumpy Mishaps

Dear Editor, They have installed, “SPEED BUMPS,“ around the Beach 81 and Beach 83 Streets on Shore Front PARKWAY.They are BLACK and you can’t see them. More...

This Sand Is Your Sand

Dear Editor,In commemoration of Woody Guthrie’s centennial and the commencement of another prime season in Rockaway, I humbly submit my reinterpretation of the maestro’s classic for your readership. More...

Speed Bump Surprise

Dear Editor, Just when you thought DOT couldn’t get any stupider, they surprise you with speed bumps on SFP. More...


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