Cops Spot Wanted Man, Stolen Gun

Four men were arrested last Thursday night after police, who recognized one as a wanted man, approached them on Beach 117 Street and noticed a handgun in the car they had just exited. Police said they saw Joseph Ruvolo, 24, driving a 1995 Nissan with Carlos Valdez, 22, James P. Romanski, 24 and Ruben Ortiz, 21 – the man with […]

Police Standoff At Hammel Houses

A narcotics operation at the Hammel Housing complex this week led to a dangerous standoff between police and two suspects in an apartment with young children, police said. Officers from the Queens Narcotics Bureau arrested two men, whose names were not immediately available, inside 84-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. A third suspect, Danny Russel, 34, who […]

Families Support AA587 Memorial

The Mayor’s Office is focused on the southern end of Beach 116 Street as the site of a Flight 587 memorial now that most victims’ families have endorsed the location, said Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Guillermo Linares. After polling the entire “next of kin” list with a letter in September and attending a private meeting with families last weekend, Linares said […]

Firefighters Move To New House, EMS To Move Next

Multi-Agency Task Force Inspects 123-11 RBB

In the wake of a ‘shots fired’ call at that address a few weeks ago and constant complaints from other area residents, a multi-agency task force made up of several city agencies, including Community Board 14, Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) descended on 123-11 Rockaway […]

Weiner – Cronin Debate Off The Calendar

A planned October 26 local debate between Congressman Anthony Weiner and his opponent, local resident Jerry Cronin, has been called off by Cronin, who told The Wave that he was too busy due to his involvement with both the funeral of a close relative and the planning for his upcoming wedding. The debate between the liberal Congressman and his conservative, […]

Smith Urges Breast Cancer Awareness

Noting that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) today said women with low-incomes can still take steps to ensure they remain healthy. “As parents and caregivers, we always put the needs of our family before our own. Women who struggle to provide for their families also put their health on the back burner. Sadly, […]

Arverne-By-The-Sea Helps Revitalize Far Rockaway

Broad Channel Bits

Halloween is fast approaching! It is always a lot of fun to see the children dressed in their costumes with masks as they make their rounds in the neighborhood, plastic pumpkins or shopping bags in hand for what used to be called “loot” at a time in the past. How wonderful to be able to eat a bunch of candy […]

BCHS Hosts Homecoming For Large Crowds