Queens Youth Slashed On Beach
Police Cadets Identify Assailant, Where He Stashed Weapon
Two young police cadets visiting a Rockaway beach, only one day away from graduating from the police academy, assisted local police officers in identifying and arresting a Brooklyn teen who cut another bather with a box cutter after an argument. Full Story
Guyanese Event Not Permitted
The permit was denied, but only time will tell if that's enough to keep tens of thousands of Guyanese celebrants from jamming Floyd Bennett Field on July 8th. Full Story
Sergeant Alphonso Montenegro II, who graduated from Far Rockaway High School, was killed in Baghdad, Iraq on June 21.
Far Rockaway Native Killed By IED In Baghdad Bombing
Aman who graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 2004 before joining the U.S. Army to get money for college was killed in Iraq on June 21. Full Story
Wave Office Closed Wednesday, July 4
The Wave office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for the celebration of Independence Day. Advertising deadlines will be as follows for the July 6 issue: Columns, other editorial submissions and display ads, Monday, July 2 by 5 p.m. Full Story
Explorers from the 101 Precinct take part in the Rockaway Walks kick-off walk that took place on June 2 on Beach 11 Street.
Explorers Maria Fields and Clifford Pitter join Officer Lakeisha Smith, the youth officer and explorer advisor for the 101 Precinct.
101 Precinct Looking For Explorer Candidates
It is probably one of the least known, but one of the most important community programs the New York City Police Department runs - the Explorer program, which brings together area youth and officers of the NYPD. Full Story
The city has begun the second phase of its redevelopment of the stores surrounding the Beach 116 Street subway station. Fashion Wave and The Last Stop Café reopened last week. This week marked the closing of the stores to the north of the station. They will remain closed, officials say, until the end of July.
New homes continue to spring up in the Arverne By The Sea complex. By the time the entire development is completed sometime in 2009, there will be more than 2,000 new homes in the urban renewal area. At the same time, both the YMCA and the new supermarket are being held up by the city bureaucracy, but should be underway shortly.