Did ATC Put 587 Over Belle Harbor?

By Howard Schwach At 9:13 a.m. on November 12 of last year, American Airlines Flight 587, designated by air traffic controllers as "American 587 Heavy," a term used for large aircraft, was cleared for takeoff by the tower at John F. Kennedy Airport. The following, detailed in tapes just released by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), provides little clue as […]

Redistricting Plan Increases Minority Isolation

By Howard Schwach A redistricting plan that would further split Rockaway assembly lines along racial lines has been proposed for the 2002 election. For the past ten years, since the last redistricting in 1991, Rockaway has been split into two distinct Assembly District, although the entire peninsula is represented by one Senatorial District. That district is represented by Senator Malcolm […]

‘I Want To Help People Feel Good’ Local Girl Aims To Help U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

‘I Want To Help People Feel Good’ Local Girl Aims To Help U.S. Troops In Afghanistan By Gary G. Toms If the act of giving is an indication of true success in life, then Allison-Frances Johnson has a very bright future ahead of her. The lively, sweet five year old, who attends P.S. 114, is spearheading an effort to get […]

Despite Promise, Planes Still Come

By Howard Schwach Rockaway residents do not have to be told that the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) is not keeping its promise made to Congressman Anthony Weiner and to the community to change the flight paths of aircraft departing JFK Airport so that planes no longer fly over the peninsula between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. That promise was made […]

The Beetles Invasion Black Turpentine Beetle Destroying Pines

The Beetles Invasion Black Turpentine Beetle Destroying Pines By Gary G. Toms After receiving phone calls from concerned residents about trees being cut down around the Riis Park area, The Wave looked into the matter and found out that the Japanese Black Pines at Riis Park and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge have been dying from an infestation by the […]

Ad Deadline For Special Section

Ad Deadline For Special Section The Wave expects to publish a 16-page insert in next week’s edition in honor of the James Conway Sullivan Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Anybody desiring to place an advertisement in this special pullout section must do so by noon on Monday, February 25.

Addabbo Creates FAA Panel

Addabbo Creates FAA Panel Concern about his Rockaway constituents living under the JFK Airport flight paths has led City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. to announce today that he will be shortly creating an FAA Advisory Panel. Addabbo said he is forming the panel along with tenant, civic and block association representatives on the Rockaway peninsula. The councilman said the […]

Barchord Aids Memorial Fund

By Gary G. Toms The owners and operators of Barchord.com have announced that they will be working with the Rockaway Partnership Relief/Memorial Fund ("The Fund") to raise money for people that were affected by the events of September 11 and November 12, when American Airlines flight 587 crashed into the Rockaways. "The idea came out of the blue," said Bill […]

Catholic-Jewish Council Hosts Awards

Catholic-Jewish Council Hosts Awards The winners of the Rockaway Catholic-Jewish Council’s 18th annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood essay contest will be honored at a special breakfast on Sunday, March 3. This event, which is co-sponsored by the Greenpoint Bank, will take place at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium of St. Francis de Sales Church on Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The […]

Chamber Hosts ‘Business After Hours’

Chamber Hosts ‘Business After Hours’ The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways will host a Business After Hours get-together at the Beach Club on Monday, February 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Business After Hours evenings are designed for chamber members and other business owners as well as residents to meet and mingle, to find out what’s happening, to make […]