Needle Exchange On The Way

Health Department Approval Expected

Intravenous drug abusers will soon be able to exchange their used needles for clean ones at a van parked in Far Rockaway – free of charge – if the state health department approves the proposal, as expected. The AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC), which operates three other syringe exchange programs, won provisional support from Community Board 14 last week […]

Green Buses Roll, But Agreement Still Needs Union Ratification



Thousands of mass-transit commuters in Rockaway and Broad Channel got good news Wednesday evening when the Bloomberg administration and the Amalgamated Transit Union announced a tentative settlement in the 10-day private bus strike. “I’m pleased that we have reached an agreement with the ATU,” said Mayor Bloomberg, who added the MTA takeover of the private buses would now move forward. […]

Grenade Scare Causes Terror On Snowy Night



A hand grenade found sitting in an empty paper cup in the lobby of a Rockaway high-rise building caused a partial evacuation of the building on Wednesday night as dozens of tenants who could not get into their apartments sat in their running cars on Shore Front Parkway, trying to keep warm in a driving snow. Police sources say that […]

Tsunami Relief Money Missing From Beach Channel High School



Principal David Morris and a few of his staff members at Beach Channel High School will soon be disciplined for their failure to report the theft of money collected by teachers and students for tsunami relief, a spokesperson for the Department of Education (DOE) said on Wednesday. According to Margie Feinberg, a press officer with the DOE, more than $500 […]

Police Lose HammelsWarrant Bid



A crime scene investigation into a pre-dawn shooting in Arverne that left two apartment doors riddled with bullet holes came to an early end last Friday when police were denied a search warrant. Officers responded to the fifth-floor hallway of the apartment building at 51-24 Beach Channel Drive at about 2:15 a.m. and found the doors to apartments 5B and […]

T&M Auto Parts “Treating People Like People”



Beachcomber



Even though the mayoral elections is still ten months away, Congressman Anthony Weiner is in full flight in his campaign to take the job away from Mayor Mike Bloomberg and keep it away from his Democratic opposition. In a January 13 press release, Weiner outlined his “initiatives” for revitalizing the outer boroughs. Those initiatives include stopping the new West Side […]

Adult Care Workers Hold Candlelight Vigil For Contract



By Miriam RosenbergContributing Editor Workers and members of Union 1199 at West Lawrence Care Center on Seagirt Boulevard and 14 Street held a candlelight vigil in the early evening of January 10 to bring attention the fact that several members of the union are having a problem getting a contract from the facility’s owners. Recreational workers and smoking aides at […]

Disney On Ice A Hit With Kids At Nassau Coliseum



Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago… Concern about a garbage burning plant proposed for North Lawrence appears to be causing a minimum of concern in Inwood, Lawrence and Far Rockaway. In Rockaway, leaders told The Wave if it’s over the county line it isnot in their jurisdiction. Deputy Mayor Kenneth Lipper will speak to the Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways during an […]