Residents Rip Rules

But Alcohol Blurs Focus On Other Beach Issues

Residents Rip Rules But Alcohol Blurs Focus On Other Beach Issues By Brian Magoolaghan They came by boardwalk—on foot or with bikes and scooters. They brought their dogs, fishing poles and Budweiser coolers. They stood on the beach, after it was closed, wearing "Rockaway Remembers," "Bells," and "Rockaway….It’s a Lifestyle" shirts. Some even went for a swim long after the […]

Fast Moving Fire Guts Restaurant, Apartments



Fast Moving Fire Guts Restaurant, Apartments Fast Moving Fire Guts Restaurant, Apartments A fire raged throughout the apartments above “Patrick’s” Restaurant at Beach 112 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard Wednesday evening, destroying the apartments while putting the restaurant temporarily out of business. According to Fire Department sources, the first call came into the 911 system at 8:50 p.m. The first […]

Talamo Fires Back



Talamo Fires Back By Brian Magoolaghan Captain Charles Talamo, in a Wave interview this week, answered his critics and returned fire—this stemming from a July Fourth Belle Harbor beach incident where several locals were given summonses and others were arrested. The major allegation being leveled against commanding officer Talamo and the 100 Precinct: selective enforcement. Party-goers have been reporting that […]

Plan Wipes Out Duke Kahanamoku



Plan Wipes Out Duke Kahanamoku By Howard Schwach In 1983, at the height of the surfing craze in Rockaway and before surfing became a "crime" in Rockaway waters, Beach 38 Street in Edgemere was dedicated by the city to the most famous surfer of all, "Duke" Kahanamoku. Kahanamoku was an Olympic swimming champion and a movie star when he came […]

Duane Reade Follows DOT Prescription



Duane Reade Follows DOT Prescription By Brian Magoolaghan Pharmacy giant Duane Reade made several changes to the intersection in front of their store with the approval and oversight of the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT). The changes to the intersection at Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive include an angled crosswalk, vehicle stop lines, a painted turn arrow, two […]

Tickets Going Quickly For Family Night



Tickets Going Quickly For Family Night By Howard Schwach Tickets are going quickly for the Peninsula Hospital Center-sponsored Rockaway Nights at KeySpan Park, the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. There will be two nights at KeySpan this summer when Rockaway residents can enjoy the championship team and help the hospital Oncology Unit at the same time. "The Cyclones are sold […]

101 Precinct Selected As Summer Job Site



101 Precinct Selected As Summer Job Site The 101 Police Precinct has once again been selected as a job site for the summer youth employment. The youth that have been assigned to the precinct will participate in the anti-graffiti campaign that was implemented by Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lindahl. Local volunteers will also be utilized to beautify areas of Far Rockaway […]

Police Blotter 100 PRECINCT BLOTTER



Police Blotter 100 PRECINCT BLOTTER Police Blotter 100 PRECINCT BLOTTER Arrested: June 15, at 1620 hours was Quantaviou Longstreet, 18 of 15-12 B. 12 St. for cpw-2, cpw-4, and theft of service at Mott Ave. and B. 22 St. Deft was observed crawling under turnstile to avoid legal payment of fare. SILA produced an unloaded defaced .380 caliber automatic firearm. […]

Bravest ‘Rescue’ Flag on July 4



Bravest ‘Rescue’ Flag on July 4

Broad Channel To Celebrate Historical Day



Broad Channel To Celebrate Historical Day For the past seven years, the Historical Committee of the Broad Channel Civic Association has been working tirelessly to compile an extensive collection of old photographs, artifacts, memorabilia, documents and written and oral histories of the community. The public is invited to enjoy browsing through the vast collection at the town’s annual Historical Day […]