Crown’s Feather’s Plucked



Signs posted on Crown Chicken stating that the establishment is closed by order of the Commissioner of Health. By Paula Montemorano By order of the New York City Health Department, Crown Fried Chicken, located at the corner of Beach 116 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard, was ordered to close on Tuesday, January 2. According to an employee at the establishment, […]

FBI Wants The Joker Rockaway Killer Still On The Loose



FBI Wants The Joker Rockaway Killer Still On The Loose Javon Capers, a.k.a. "The Joker", was recently advanced to the number five spot as a most wanted fugitive from justice by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Capers, along with his partner in crime, Kindu Brown, a.k.a. "Bumpy", have been frequent visitors to the front page of The Wave’s "Most Wanted" […]

Miss Maggie’s Killer Arraigned Death Penalty Could Be Sought By Joan Ward George



Miss Maggie’s Killer Arraigned Death Penalty Could Be Sought By Joan Ward George Eric Burton, who allegedly stabbed his 81 year old neighbor "Miss Maggie" Stewart to death on August 1, 2000, faced arraignment on the charge of murder in the first degree this Wednesday before Justice Liebowitz in Queens Supreme Court. According to Mary De Bourbon, official spokesperson for […]

Taking The Plunge



Call them crazy…but it’s tradition. Despite the freezing temperatures, and foot deep snow in the sand, approximately 50 hearty souls of all ages braved the elements and plunged into the frigid ocean at the stroke of noon on New Year’s Day. Pete Brady and Owen Quinn, both residents of Belle Harbor, began this ritual more than 20 years ago. Since […]

Volunteers Needed For Auxiliary Police



Volunteers Needed For Auxiliary Police The 100 Precinct and the 101 Precinct are looking for few good men and women to join their Auxiliary Program. If interested, contact Eddie Koehler at the 101 Precinct Auxiliary Office at 868-3421 or Michael Rosenthal at the 100 Precinct Auxiliary Office at 318-4234. Classes are scheduled to begin in late January 2001,

Annual Sign-Up Period For Medicare



Annual Sign-Up Period For Medicare If you are eligible for Medicare medical insurance (Part B), but haven’t signed up, you can do so now during the annual general enrollment period for Medicare, from January until March 31. Beneficiaries with Medicare hospital insurance (Part A) who originally decided not to sign up for Medicare insurance when they first became eligible, but […]

A SWIFT Way To Stop Firearm Imports: Pataki Targets Illegal Gun Traffickers



A SWIFT Way To Stop Firearm Imports: Pataki Targets Illegal Gun Traffickers Governor George E. Pataki proposed in his 2001 State of the State address a tough new enforcement effort to keep illegal guns from coming into New York from other states, building on his landmark anti-gun violence legislation adopted last year. The proposal calls for the creation of a […]

Celebrar el Dia de los Reyes! (Celebrate Three Kings Day!)



Celebrar el Dia de los Reyes! (Celebrate Three Kings Day!) Three Kings Day is the traditional day of gift giving in many Hispanic and Latino countries and communities. It’s when the Tree Kings of the Orient saw a star beaming in the night, telling them that the savior was born. They followed the star to a barn where they presented […]

Lights Out! Seniors Without Electricity For Hours



Lights Out! Seniors Without Electricity For Hours It was lights out for tenants of a Far Rockaway highrise when a blown transformer left the building without electricity on New Year’s Day. The residents of 1915 Seagirt boulevard, a senior citizens development, were tossed into darkness at approximately 11 a.m. on January 1, 2001. Local police, Emergency Service Unit, and the […]

Parade Fundraiser Nears



Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Cultural Committee will hold its annual Hearts and Shamrock Dance on Sunday, January 21 at St. Camillus Springman Hall, 5 p.m. to 9 pm. There will be music and dancing to Black Velvet band.  Tickets are $25, includes beer, soda, and set-ups (byob). Come and support the parade, proven to be one of […]