Far Rock Man Convicted Of Murder



A Far Rockaway man was convicted this week on murder charges stemming from a series of six robberies he committed in the Rockaways in 1998. District Attorney Richard Brown identified the defendant as Jose Vernon, 24, of 29-32 Beach Channel Drive. He was convicted of murder and six counts of robbery after a three-week jury trial before Supreme Court Justice […]

Parks Dept. Plunges Into Lifeguard Recruitment Public Urged To Apply Now For Summer 2001



Parks Dept. Plunges Into Lifeguard Recruitment Public Urged To Apply Now For Summer 2001 By John C. McLoughlin After hiring nearly 1,000 lifeguards last summer, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is continuing an aggressive recruitment campaign, and aiming to hire even more guards in 2001. Evidence of the recruitment campaign may be seen around town. Ads […]

‘Say No To Violence Week’ In Far Rock



Public Officials To Visit Local Schools During the week of March 26, 2001 to March 30, 2001, Far Rockaway’s schools will celebrate the sixth annual "Say No To Violence Week," which recognizes the community’s efforts to prevent youth and gun violence. "The young people of Far Rockaway share with all teenagers the challenge to make peaceful choices when settling their […]

Theater Group Performs ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Follow The Yellow Brick Road Into Broad Channel



Theater Group Performs ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Follow The Yellow Brick Road Into Broad Channel The Broad Channel Theater group will be performing The Wizard of Oz this weekend.  This is the fifth year anniversary of the group.  Past performances have been Grease, Some Like It Hot, Anything Goes and Broadway Echoes. Founder, Margaret Wagner, went to some locals who are […]

Gian Jones Announces Candidacy For City Council



Just when you thought you knew what is happening in the City Council race in the 31st District, a new candidate is officially entering the race. On Sunday, March 25, 2001, Gian A. Jones, a life-long resident of Far Rockaway, will announce his candidacy at the Bayswater Jewish Center, located at 2355 Healy Avenue, Far Rockaway. Jones, 23, has been […]

Joan Ward George Speaks At Next Precinct Meeting



Joan Ward George of The Wave has worked collaboratively with the 100 Precinct to make Rockaway’s "Most Wanted" program the most successful in the entire City of New York. Because of her extraordinary efforts, she has been the recipient of an award from the NYPD. Mrs. George, along with Sergeant Art Nappo of the 100 Precinct, will be the guest […]

Wave Staff & Community Pay Tribute To Leon Locke



Wave Staff & Community Pay Tribute To Leon Locke

Rhodd-Cummings Sponsors DEC Pollution Study



Member of Assembly Pauline Rhodd-Cummings recently announced that she is a co-sponsor of legislation that would require the Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct a study for regulating air emissions from sources at and around LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports. "I am honored to co-sponsor this measure that is so important to my district and to the health […]

Chamber Hosts Business After Hours Event



The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways will host its second Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at The Beach Club, 129 B. 116 Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Chase Bank is the corporate sponsor for the April event and representatives will be on hand to discuss new Chase Bank programs currently being offered in our […]

Cheyanne’s Faith To Heal



Cheyanne Chisolm, 5, was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia), which is a cancer of the blood, in July 2000. Cheyanne has been through seven months of chemotherapy, which placed her in remission. On January 2, 2001, Cheyanne had a relapse and came out of remission. She will have a bone marrow transplant at Duke University Hospital in N.C. State. […]