City Council Hearing To Decide Fate of Beach 59 St. Firehouse

City Council Hearing To DecideFate of Beach 59 St. FirehouseBy Howard Schwach The controversial plan to move the Beach 59 Street firehouse to a new site on Beach 48 Street might be decided on May 14 when a subcommittee of the City Council’s Land Use Committee will meet at city hall to hear testimony and to make a recommendation to […]

O’Brien Fundraiser Being Held

O’Brien Fundraiser Being Held On Saturday, May 18, a fundraiser will be held to benefit the O’Brien family, a local family of 8 whose house was destroyed by a fire on March 31. The fast-moving fire, sparked by a space heater left between the child’s bedroom and the family’s living room, raged through the Beach 87 Street home, which killed […]

Memorial or Graffiti? Ex-Resident Knows

Memorial or Graffiti? Ex-Resident Knows By Howard Schwach Theresa McCann may have moved to Hollywood, Florida, but she is still a Rockaway girl at heart. McCann, who grew up in Rockaway, now lives in Florida with a housemate, Ginny Dixon. She was devastated by the reports that she heard on September 11. She began to hear the names of those […]

Drug Mule Busted at PHC

By Gary G. Toms Police officers from the 101 Precinct, responding to reports of an injured man at Peninsula Hospital Center last Wednesday, ended up arresting the man after he reportedly passed bags of heroin through his rectum. The man, identified as Antonio Rojas, 39, of Beach 119 Street, was later charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance by […]

York College Hosts Meeting on Education

By Gary G. Toms

Crowley In For Weiner Under Gov Plan

By Howard Schwach If Governor Pataki has his way, the western portion of Rockaway will soon be represented in Congress by Representative Joseph Crowley, rather than by Anthony Weiner, while Congressman Gregory Meeks would pick up sections of Nassau County to go with his Rockaway constituents. An aide to the Governor distributed the new Congressional redistricting maps to selected New […]

Earth Day 2002: Fateful Choices Ahead

By Congressman Anthony Weiner Since September 11, much of our attention has been focused on improving security measures at home, and fighting the war on terrorism abroad, and rightly so. But Earth Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on our other national priorities, especially the environment. And while President Bush has been deservedly praised for his leadership in the war, […]

FRHS Receives VISA USA Award

By Gary G. Toms On April 30, at Far Rockaway High School, Principal Cheryll C. Jones, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Superintendant John Lee welcomed Rosetta Jones, Director of VISA USA. On the recommendation of Congressman Meeks, Far Rockaway High School was chosen, along with 10 schools in the nation, to receive a VISA USA Award, which consists of five new […]

LIPA Generator Near Completion

By Gary G. Toms

RDRC Presenting Awards At Annual Dinner

By Gary G. Toms Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation’s 16th Annual Tribute at Russo’s on the Bay, on Wednesday, May 15, 2002, will present the “Rockaway Means Business Award” to Joel A. Miele Sr., Ralph Richardson, Marco Minuto, and Linda S. Plummer. Howard Schwach and Gary G. Toms, editors of The Wave newspaper, will receive the Joseph W. Stehn Community […]