Change Sweeps Dayton Beach Park Board

Heads Roll After

With the sting of a big increase in monthly carrying charges fresh in their minds, Dayton Beach Park shareholders ousted five board members up for reelection this week, The Wave has learned. The first order of business following the ratification of the new members was the election of board officers – which also resulted in a thorough turnover. Incumbents Aldo […]

Six Injured On American Airlines A300

Experienced Turbulence Over Rockaway

Six people, including three flight attendants, were injured last week as an American Airlines Airbus A300-600 hit turbulence at 21,000 feet, about 50 miles southwest of Rockaway, prior to flying over the peninsula and touching down at John F. Kennedy Airport. The Airbus A300 is the same model jetliner that crashed upon takeoff from JFK Airport in November of 2001, […]

Prospects Dim For MTA Bus Takeover

Despite a December 4 deadline for the MTA to take over the seven private bus companies that serve the city being just around the corner, chances for the takeover seemed dim after the latest City Council Transportation committee hearing on the subject on Nov. 4. Stan Brettschneider, president of Green Bus Lines, testified for the Transit Alliance, which is made […]

Seahorses Win Peninsula Bragging Rights

Far Rockaway High School running back James Roman rushed for a 48 yard touchdown on this play to lead the Seahorses to a 26-14 victory over Beach Channel High School last Sunday, winning bragging rights for FRHS for another year. FRHS finished the season with a 5-4 record, but did not make the playoffs.

Streets Closed For AA 587 Ceremony

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office says this year’s program for the third anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, today, November 12, will be very similar to last year’s crash site ceremony. And, like last year, the ceremony will be held at the intersection of Beach 131 Street and Newport Avenue, where Flight 587 fell from the sky on […]

Broad Channel Bits

Every day there are more leaves on the ground to pick up. Soon, tree branches will be bare of everything except the birds that hop from limb to limb and the occasional squirrel that zips up the trunk. Meanwhile, the skies are still mostly blue, but the winds are getting stronger as the prospect of the winter looms ever near. […]

Regional Rail Working Group

Advocates of better train service to Rockaway and southern Queens will meet on Monday, November 8 at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive at 7:30 p.m. No previous experience is necessary.

BCHS To Host Senior Thanksgiving Dinner

Beach Channel High School will host its sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner for seniors to be held at the school on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. The school’s students will once again serve a full turkey dinner to senior citizens and nursing home residents living in the Rockaway area. They will also accompany the seniors onto […]


A number of northern Queens politicians have been trying to stop the development of what they have been calling “McMansions” in their neighborhoods. In Bayside, for example, the locals have asked for an area rezoning plan that would stop the new, larger homes from being built where smaller homes once stood. “One’s dream house can quickly become a nightmare for […]

Alumni, Parents, Staff Attend FRHS Homecoming Sunday