February 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Kayakers Fall Into Icy Bay

Mid-winter kayaking adventurers became rescue victims on Saturday, February 9th, when their kayak flipped over in Jamaica Bay off of Broad Channel. More...

Dispatch From Broad Channel

Still minus his regular internet connection and working solely from his smartphone (a Christmas gift), Broad Channel’s Peter Mahon of the West 12th Road Block Association strives to keep the island community up to date. More...

District 31 Special Election: Meet The Candidates

Eight candidates will be on the ballot for the Tuesday, February 19th, Special Election to determine who will replace Senator James Sanders Jr. in the City Council for the 31st District which includes Far Rockaway, Edgemere, Arverne, and Bayswater. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“Amour” – In Sickness And…

“In sickness and in health.” So goes the wedding vow. But the latter is far easier than the former. Yet, the fortunate married couple, who sticks it out, must inevitably face sickness leading to death. One must deal with the other dying. More...

Milestones

Jioia Named New Coach

Xaverian High School has named Mike Jioia, assistant football coach for the past two years, as Head Coach of the Varsity Football Team. More...

Local Girl Lands Role In “Fela”

Tricia Taitt, daughter of Betty Leon, Esq and niece of Valerie West, District Leader 31st Assembly District, landed a role in “Fela”, the Tony Award winning musical. More...

St.Camillus Honors Students

On Friday February 1st, St. Camillus honored 17 of its pupils with Student of the Month Awards. School Principal Sr. Agnes presented awards for both Courage and Effort in a special ceremony at the school. More...

Obits

James Green

Chauffeur

James Green, a chauffeur, died on January 20th at age 92 Green was a Rockaway resident for more than 40 years. More...

Frederick M. Korzan Jr.

Truck Driver

Frederick M. Korzan Jr., a truck driver, died on February 8th. A lifelong Rockaway resident, Korzan is preceded in death by his mother, Alma C. Korzan. He is survived by his father, Frederick M. More...

Dr. Osman Kutley

Physician

Dr. Osman Kutley, a physician and anesthesiologist, died on February 12th. Born in Turkey, Kutlay came to the U.S. as a young man to study and then practice medicine. More...

Business As Usual

Boardwalk or no boardwalk, lots of sand or little sand, surfers take to the waves all year long now. More...

Community

Latter Days Saints Came Marching In

During the early post-Sandy recovery process in Rockaway, many residents were at a loss. They didn’t know how to start cleaning up parts of their lives that were taken by flood waters during the storm. More...

116th Street On The Mend

“Grand re-opening” is a sign that can be seen in a growing number of stores on Beach 116th Street. These encouraging signs are welcome after so many stores were forced to close temporarily because of Sandy. More...

Snow Fun-Who Needs Central Park?

Who needs Central Park for snow time fun? Last week’s snow storm brought out an unexpected use for the less than year old Far Rockaway East Park on Seagirt Boulevard. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

I have to look down every few seconds because I’ve forgotten if I’ve tied my shoes. I can’t remember what I had for breakfast. I can’t remember if Straight Talk is still publishing and if the Beach Club is open for brunch. More...

From The Artists Studio

And The Beat Goes On

Rockaway artist Melissa Rubin, who has exhibited in RAA’s InkSplash and ArtSPLASH, is displaying two of her paintings in a show organized by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) featuring work by artists who were affected by Hurricane Sa More...

Broad Channel Bits

Last Saturday a lot of people awoke to the ‘splash-splash’ of cars zipping along the Boulevard, rather than the ‘crunchcrunch’ of wheels driving through packed-in snow. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Wave to Experts: Info Is Needed

A New York State Senate Task Force has released a preliminary report on Response and Recovery in the aftermath of Sandy. The final report should include our recommendation. More...

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Letters

Beach Ideas That Help

Dear Editor: I was just reading in the WAVE about putting up dunes and using discarded Christmas trees on the beach to deter sand erosion, I think it’s a good idea More...

Can Anyone Help Far Rockaway?

Dear Editor: On Tuesday, February 19th, a few of the 115,000 residents over 18 in Far Rockaway, Arverne, Edgemere and Bayswater, as well as Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens will choose a New York City Council Member for the rest of 2013. More...

Transport To Better Future

Dear Editor: The annual mobility report conducted by the University of Texas ranked the Metropolitan New York area fourth nationally for worst traffic. More...


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