Catching A Wave Of Tickets



By Howard Schwach After Rockaway resident Hank Vought jumped into the East River to save a man who had jumped off the 59 Street Bridge a few weeks ago, he told The Wave that "people say that there are two things that you learn if you grow up in Rockaway – how to swim and how to drink." Vought might […]

Contractor Controversy!

NYCHA Company Accused
of Shabby Work and Theft


NYCHA Company Accused of Shabby Work and Theft By Gary G. Toms Over the last two weeks, The Wave has received complaints about housing reconstruction in the Arverne and Edgemere apartment complexes in Rockaway. Residents claim Bovis Lend Lease Contractors, located at Beach 54 Street in Arverne, which is contracted by New York City Housing Authority, has failed to complete […]

Bail Set For ‘Hot Dogging’ Pilots



By Howard Schwach Two Florida pilots, who buzzed Rockaway beaches on July 4, touching off terrorist alerts all over the city, remain in jail despite the fact that a Supreme Court justice in Queens set $100 thousand bail for each man. The two pilots admitted in court on Wednesday at their arraignment that they had been "hot dogging" on their […]

A Wave Exclusive….

Flight 587 Witnesses Speak Out
At Wave Sponsored Meeting


A Wave Exclusive… Flight 587 Witnesses Speak Out At Wave Sponsored Meeting A number of witnesses to the final moments of American Airlines Flight 587 before it corkscrewed down into Belle Harbor came to the Beach Club last week for a meeting sponsored by The Wave and hosted by Kenny and Steve Good, the proprietors of the restaurant. Many of […]

NTSB’s Blakey To Head FAA



By Howard Schwach National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairperson Marion Blakey who, despite the eyewitness testimony of dozens of Rockaway residents, earlier announced that “there is no evidence of either explosion or fire” on the remains of American Airlines Flight 587, will soon leave that agency to become the head of the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). According to one news […]

American Legion Needs Gifts and Help



American Legion Needs Gifts and Help The Daniel M. O’Connell Post 272 of The American Legion will be holding "Everybody’s Birthday Party for Disabled Veterans" on Sunday, July 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and they are looking for help. Approximately seventy patients, forty from St. Albans Rehab, and another thirty from St. Albans Home Care, are expected to […]

Art Show At Wildlife Refuge



Art Show At Wildlife Refuge The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, will host a show of works by wildlife illustrator Michael DiGiorgio. A special opening reception will be held at the Refuge Visitor Center on Sunday, July 21 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. During the reception Mr. DiGiorgio will be on hand to discuss […]

August 24: A Celebration of Unity!



August 24: A Celebration of Unity! In response to the community’s losses incurred on September 11, and from the crash of Flight 587, The Rockaways will stage a celebration of resiliency, persistence and diversity at this year’s Multi-Cultural Family Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, August 24, at Bayswater Michaelis Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will […]

CSB 27 Selects Officers & Members



CSB 27 Selects Officers & Members The Community School Board 27 has announced the Officers and Members chosen to serve for the 2002-2003 term. This will be the last term for the soon-to-be-defunct local community school boards. The Mayor has not made a final determination as to how to continue local parental involvement in school decisions. The officers named are […]

Design Concepts Wanted



Design Concepts Wanted The Steering Committee for the Multi-Cultural Family Festival, which will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is seeking design concepts for the tee shirts that will be worn at this year’s event. The committee is very interested in concepts submitted by the young people in the community. The design should emphasize […]