Taken For A Ride!

Dispatcher Says

By Gary G. Toms The next time you consider calling a cab during a major snowstorm, you may want to investigate the rate charges. Last week, The Wave received a call from a distraught Broad Channel resident who claimed that a local car service, the Cross Bay Car Service, was charging fees ranging from $40, $50, and $60 to take […]

100 Precinct Busts 3 For Drugs At Beach 99 Street



100 Precinct Busts 3 For Drugs At Beach 99 Street Capt Talamo and 100 Precinct anti-crime team executed a search warrant earlier this week inside a first floor apartment at 228 Beach 99 Street. The officers seized more than an ounce of alleged cocaine; more than three ounces of alleged marijuana; pills; cash; an air pistol; and numerous pieces of […]

Holt To Leave BCHS in February

Battle Over Principal

Battle Over Principal’s Job Began In September By Howard Schwach Despite the fact that nobody, from Andrea Holt herself to The Department of Education will corroborate the strong rumor that the newly-appointed principal of Beach Channel High School will be leaving her position on February 1, there is little doubt in the school community that a new acting principal will […]

Environmental Center To Close Its Doors



By Howard Schwach The Gateway Environmental Study Center, a joint project of Gateway National Park and The city’s Education Department, will close its doors for good after 27 years of operation, according to reports received recently by The Wave. The study center, located at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, has taught hundreds of thousands of school students from the New […]

Community and Elected Officials Celebrate Kwanzaa



The Far Rockaway community came together on December 26 for the African cultural celebration of Kwanzaa at the Madison Boys and Girls Club Community Center on Beach 40 Street. A number of local organizations took part in the unprecedented collaboration, such as The Carleton Manor Resident Council/Community Service Program; the Hammel Houses Resident Council; the Beach 40 Street Houses Resident […]

Pictures And Punchlines

A Comical Look At The People, Places and Things In Rockaway

            /TD> First, there was “St. Elsewhere.” Then, there was “ER”. Now, ABC presents a new and exceptional medical drama. From the creators of “NYPD Blue” and “The Practice” comes…. “PHC”(Peninsula Hospital Center). Starring, left to right, Sean Connery, Martha Stewart (in her first dramatic role), and Richard Gere. Hospital dramas will never be the same! […]

‘Polar Bears’ Take The Plunge



‘Polar Bears’ Take The Plunge             More than 200 would-be “polar bears” showed up on New Year’s Day to brave the cold waters of Beach 146 Street and Rockaway Beach. The event went off without a hitch despite a driving, cold rain and chilly surf. While many had the good sense to dive in and […]

Beach 130 Children Honored



Beach 130 Children Honored To call the World Trade Center disaster horrendous would be a colossal understatement. The reverberations of this horrific event were felt all through this community. Certainly not immune from the effects were the youths of our neighborhood. One such group of youngsters are the children of Beach 130 Street. Rather than simply sitting idle in the […]

BOC Comes To Far Rockaway



BOC Comes To Far Rockaway The Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network, Inc. links local small business and entrepreneurs to public and private technical assistance resources. BOC is a non-profit small business development organization with over a 10-year record of delivering business services in New York City. The BOC Network is working in conjunction with the office of Councilman James Sanders, […]

‘Broad Channel Three’ Trial Slated



‘Broad Channel Three’ Trial Slated The suit brought by three Broad Channel men against New York City and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani rising out of their firing after the 1998 Labor Day Parade will finally come to trial next week in Federal District Court in Manhattan. The three men, two firefighters and a police officer, lost their jobs after Channel […]