‘Our Kids Are Not Stupid!’

NAACP And Residents Battle CSB 27 Over Rezoning And Racial Comment

‘Our Kids Are Not Stupid!’ NAACP And Residents Battle CSB 27 Over Rezoning And Racial Comment By Gary G. Toms Representatives of the Far Rockaway Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and community residents held a meeting this week to express their outrage over comments made at a recent Community School Board 27 meeting, […]

Mayor Switches 587 Memorial Service…

Bows To Pressure From Victim Groups

By Howard Schwach Bowing to pressure from groups vying to represent the relatives of the victims of American Airlines Flight 587, the Mayor’s office has moved the November 12 ceremony in memory of those victims to the crash site rather than the original Riis Park venue. Earlier in the week, Mayor Bloomberg’s office had announced a 9:17 a.m. ceremony for […]

Local Launches Rockaway Book



Local Launches Rockaway Book Rockaway resident Kevin Boyle’s book, "Braving The Waves ~ Rockaway Rises And Rises Again" has landed in Rockaway. The much-anticipated work by the one-time Wave editor is the story of those who raced to save others on September 11 and then did the same two months later when Flight 587 crashed here. It’s also a book […]

A Wave Exclusive…Death of A Hip-Hop Legend

Close Friend of Jam Master Jay Discusses The Murder And The Industry

A Wave Exclusive… Death of A Hip-Hop Legend…. Close Friend of Jam Master Jay Discusses The Murder And The Industry On Tuesday, November 5, family, friends, and superstars from the music industry came together to say goodbye to a member of one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rap groups of all time, Run DMC. Jam Master Jay, whose […]

Fourth Engine Failure In Year Aborts Concorde Flight



By Howard Schwach Approximately an hour after an Air France Concorde departed John F. Kennedy Airport on Runway 31 Left and flew right over the Rockaway peninsula, the aircraft lost an engine and plunged 10,000 feet before its pilots could regain control. According to officials of Air France, the flight was over the Atlantic, nearly half-way between New York City […]

Two Shootings Mar Halloween



By Howard Schwach Two shootings approximately 2 and one-half hours apart jolted the hopes of a safe and sane Halloween evening in Far Rockaway. According to Police Officer Jennara Everleth, a spokesperson for the NYPD, the first shooting took place at about 5:30 p.m., in front of 22-10 Camp Road. According to police, Mfadhili Campbell, 22, who lives in central […]

Hazmat Situation Forces Nursing Home Evacuation



Hazmat Situation Forces Nursing Home Evacuation

Verizon Keeps RDRC ‘In Check’



By Gary G. Toms The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation recently received a donation from the Verizon Company in effort to help support the organization’s computer training and job readiness program. The money, totaling $12,000, will be used toward purchasing computers and the development of programs, in addition to improving the training facility’s infrastructure. The funding was provided after RDRC […]

A Wave Exclusive…. ‘I Didn’t Want To Say Goodbye’

Grieving Daughter Reflects on Flight 587
Tragedy And Those She Lost


A Wave Exclusive…. ‘I Didn’t Want To Say Goodbye’ Grieving Daughter Reflects on Flight 587 Tragedy And Those She Lost By Yesenia Rivera My name is Yesenia Rivera, and I suffered the tragic loss of my mother on November 12, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in Belle Harbor, New York. My mother was Angela Bourdier, and her sisters, […]

Incumbents Sweep Local Elections



Last Tuesday’s election went much as experts believed it would, with all of the local incumbents holding their seats. The unofficial results are as follows: Neither of the State Senate Candidates, Ada Smith nor Malcolm Smith were opposed in this election. Senate: State Assembly District 6 Gregory Meeks (D) 67,226/96% Rey Clarke (I) 2,762/4% District 23 Audrey Pheffer (D) 12,525/95% […]