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2 Teens Arrested Charged With Attempted Murder By Joan Ward George Two Hammels teenagers, one 14 and one 16, have been arrested and charged with the April 26 robbery and shooting of a 19 year old man from Beach 71 street. According to detectives from the 100 Precinct, the victim, whose name is being withheld by the authorities, was in […]

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EDITORS PRAISED Community Service Acknowledged The Wave’s editorial staff had much to celebrate about this week. On Tuesday, May 9, the Rockaway Park Chapter of Hadassah honored Wave Editor John McLoughlin for his service to the community through his civic efforts and advocacy of issues. The following day, Wednesday, May 10, Associate Editor Joan Ward (Joani) George was recognized by […]

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Lifeguards Needed The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is training and hiring men and women to supervise 53 pools and seven beaches during the summer months. In the past, the Parks Department has had to close areas of the beach due to a lifeguard shortage. This year, the Parks Department has expanded its efforts to hire lifeguards. […]

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Pheffer’s Bill Passes Assembly Negligent Landlords Will Be Taxed Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer announced on Wednesday that legislation she sponsored passed the Assembly for the fourth year in a row and is heading to the Senate for a vote. Pheffer’s bill (A.6626-B) would add unpaid building code fines to a negligent landlord’s following year real property taxes. If the fines […]

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Summer Crime Prevention Tips Lock Windows, Doors And Stay Alert By Joan Ward George With the warm weather already visiting the Rockaway shores, Captain Gary Scirica, commanding officer of the 100 Precinct, asked The Wave to convey some simple, yet often forgotten ideas for assuring a safe summer season. "You’ve got to lock your doors and windows even though the […]

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Community Cruise Soon The 100 Precinct Community Council has set Thursday, July 6, 2000 for its annual community dinner cruise. Once again, the community will be sailing on board The Mystique. This promises to be an exciting evening cruise, joining hundreds of decorated ships in New York Harbor during Fleet Week 2000. Since the cruise promises to be its usual […]

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Community Remembers Maria Medina Tenants of the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway joined with elected officials, community leaders, and the Guardian Angels on Saturday, May 6 to honor the memory of Maria Medina, who was killed on March 10, 2000 after being caught in the crossfire of two men arguing over a woman (See Wave, March 18, 2000). Medina, who […]

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$3500 Refund For Working Seniors New Law Removes Earnings Limit Congressman Anthony Weiner recently announced that more than 36,000 New York City working seniors will receive retroactive refunds this spring as a result of legislation, just signed into law, removing the earning limit on working Social Security beneficiaries. New York City, which is home to one million senior citizens–more than […]

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Patrick Bell Wanted By Police By Joan Ward George Patrick Bell is wanted in connection with an assault that occurred on April 15, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. in the confines of the 100 Precinct. Bell is accused of allegedly assaulting someone, whose name is being withheld by the police, after a verbal dispute. Bell is a 20-year-old black male, 6’0", […]

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Senator Smith Urges Residents: ‘Stand Up And Be Counted In The Census’ State Senator Malcolm A. Smith and Congressman Gregory Meeks recently hosted a strategy session with other local elected officials and the regional director for the U.S. Census Bureau to examine ways to increase local participation in the census. The message for local residents coming from this meeting was […]