BCHS Principal Accused Of ‘Racist’ Request



Did he or didn’t he? A school source says Beach Channel High School Principal David Morris made a racist request to police officials recently, but Morris says he was misunderstood. According to a member of the Beach Channel High School community, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution, Morris told NYPD personnel who are in charge of the […]

Street Namings Span The Weekend



Washroom ‘Monkey’ Man’s Case Adjourned



The charges against a white man accused of hurling a racist remark at a black woman and stealing her laundry card at a Shore Front apartment building could be dropped next month, a law enforcement source said. Jerome Moley, 46, was arrested early last Saturday morning after he allegedly barged into the laundry room at 8600 Shore Front Parkway, where […]

Locals Sue For Beach, Bay Access Rights



Two local activists have filed a federal lawsuit against Federal, State and City officials charging that those officials have violated the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act by allowing development that restricted both access and site lines to the beach and Jamaica Bay. John Baxter the proprietor of Baxter’s Hotel on Beach 116 Street and a State Committeeman for the Independence […]

A ‘Doggone’ Good Time at RTC-NSAL Benefit

A Wave Review

On Sunday, September 26, the Rockaway Theatre Company staged a special matinee performance of Rockaway Café ’04 to benefit the North Shore Animal League America. Proceeds from the performance were donated to the NSAL. Susan Jasper, the show’s director summed it up this way: As an animal lover, this charity is especially near and dear to my heart. The North […]

All-Out Tribute For Hero Both Fine And Brave



Beachcomber



The Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation often sends email and press releases to The Wave for publication, especially in the wake of September 11. “We have collectively and individually condemned the killing of innocent civilians, all civilians,” the most recent release said. “The recent gruesome event and Russia and Iraq compel us to reiterate in the strongest language that these […]

Cleaning Up the Bay – One Beach at a Time



Chatting With Chapey



The Rotary Club of Southwest Queens is honoring me on Thursday, September 30. The Rotary was founded by Paul Harris in 1912. It is based on encouraging a strong spirit of volunteerism. Rotarians advocate high ethical standards in business. The Rotary can count many world leaders among their members: including Admiral Richard Bird, Sir Winston Churchill and Senator William Frist. […]

Celebrating National Estuaries Day



A group of 125 people from Rockaway and elsewhere enjoyed a 3 hour tour of Jamaica Bay aboard the “Dorothy B” last Sunday. Aboard were Mickey Cohen, Dan Mundy and Don Riepe to talk about the bay’s history and ecology as well as point out the local herons, ibis and egrets seen. It was a beautiful late afternoon and glorious […]