‘It Could Have Been Fatal’



‘It Could Have Been Fatal’

PS 114 Parents Talk Boycott

Parents say

By Howard Schwach Spurred by what parents are calling an "administrative nightmare," and the three-day suspension of a fifth grader who showed a friend a bright yellow plastic Nerf gun and was suspended for three days, many of those fifty parents present at a parent association meeting last Tuesday night called for a one-day boycott of the school to force […]

‘Heaven Over Rockaway’



Local Artist’s Design Selected For 9/11 Tribute By Gary G. Toms The Rockaway community will finally have a tribute to honor the memory of those who died on September 11. Members of the Design Committee – a panel of community members, which has been working on this process for more than a year, recently selected the sculpture that will serve […]

Doppler Radar On Line At Floyd Bennett



By Howard Schwach The controversial Terminal Doppler Weather Radar System (TDWR) that warns planes at both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports of deadly wind shear conditions went on line last week. The facility, sited at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, will help to detect hazardous weather that could threaten both arriving and departing flights at those two local airports. […]

Weiner: Riis Pool Would Drown In Red Ink



By Howard Schwach For more years than many of us care to remember, an Olympic-style swimming pool at Riis Park has been a peninsula-wide dream. Charles Schumer made a promise to deliver a pool when he was our Representative. Anthony Weiner picked up the promise when Schumer moved up to the Senate and Weiner succeeded Schumer to that office. Two […]

‘Treat Us With Respect’



‘Treat Us With Respect’

Addabbo: ‘Insure TA Worker Safety’



Addabbo: ‘Insure TA Worker Safety’ City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Council’s Transportation Committee, called on the New York City Transit Authority to be more proactive than reactive when it comes to the safety of their workers. Addabbo also called for better training and updates on safety procedures. "The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) should work with […]

Saluting Black History Month



The ‘My Icon’ Series Community Youth Reflect on Those Who Inspired Them By Gary G. Toms The Wave is proud to present this latest feature in our annual salute to Black History Month. In this installment, we are shedding the spotlight on three young people from the Far Rockaway community, as they share their thoughts on the black icons that […]

Controversy Grows Over Choice Of BCHS Principal



By Howard Schwach John Marcus is the acting principal of Beach Channel High School. He will remain so until the schools C-30 Committee, a group of parents, teachers and administers chooses a permanent successor from the candidates that they have been interviewing since late last year. Marcus, who is not a candidate for the permanent job, knows where he stands. […]

Ed Board Members Look To Alliance



By Miriam Rosenberg Parents, grandparents and community members concerned about education for Rockaway’s children met February 5 to discuss ways to insure their voices will continue to be heard after the city’s local school boards are disbanded in June. Current School Board 27 members Steve Greenberg, Ernest Brown and David Hooks called the meeting, independent of the local school board. […]