Officer Shot By Accident



A police officer in the 101 Precinct was accidentally shot with a handgun that he had just taken off the streets of Far Rockaway Tuesday night, sources told The Wave. The unidentified sergeant, who had just recovered the fragile, older-style revolver during an arrest, was attempting to secure the gun when it fired – striking him once in the leg. […]

Crash Zone Drives Locals Over The Edge



Ocean Pointe residents say they are fed up with a slew of recent accidents in which out-of-control autos tear through their yards and driveways, sometimes smashing into property. In one recent incident, a 24-year-old Bronx man driving a sporty Lexus coupe hit the sidewalk going so fast that two axles broke and the wheels nearly broke off the car. “His […]

FDNY Pipes Step Off In ‘Best Parade Ever’



The Pipe Band from the New York City Fire Department steps off on Newport Avenue last Saturday for what many are calling “The best Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade” in the long history of the annual event. For the 30th annual parade, the skies were clear and the temperature hovered at 50 degrees as hundreds of marchers and thousands of […]

Icy March Storm Leaves Accidents In Its Wake



Police officers on patrol in both the 100 and 101 Precincts were kept busy on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning responding to dozens of minor accidents throughout peninsula in the wake of an icy, fast-moving storm that left little snow but lots of problems. For most of Wednesday morning, police in both precincts were “pending alert,” which, according to police […]

Pheffer Says West Side’s The Stadium Place



Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer has joined a number of other Queens elected officials in backing a new stadium for the Jets and the Olympics on the west side of Manhattan. The nine elected officials put their sentiments about the stadium in a recent letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “We would like to reiterate our strong support for the construction of the […]

Boating Safety Course



The Brooklyn Power Squadron will begin safe boating classes in Brooklyn on Monday, March 14 at Floyd Bennett Field. The classes will be two hours of instruction for four weeks. A final test with presentation of certificates of completion will be presented at the final class. Lectures cover the techniques of safe handling of sail and power craft, anchoring, basic […]

Beachcomber



A few weeks ago, The Wave did a story on gang activity at MS 198 and noted that there was a possibility that the action was moving to other peninsula schools as well. The Department of Education said that “there were no new issues at the school,” and that the gangs did not exist. Just last week, however, a semi-secret […]

BP Visits MS 53: Plans to Call For Capital Improvements



Contributing Editor Keeping a promise she had made in December, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall toured Brian Piccolo Middle School 53 on March 3. What she saw during the visit, in her words is an “unfinished school.” As she walked through the school, Marshall saw a building that has been neglected for years. She saw walls filled with pockmarks and […]

Beach Club Plays Hosts To La’ Vida Fashion Show, Fundraiser



Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor The Beach Club played host to the Second Annual Bridal Creations by La’Vida Fashion Show on the evening of March 4. Using local talent as models and entertainment, the show highlighted fashions for the upcoming prom and wedding seasons. Also featured were dresses for sweet sixteens, communions and that special night out on the town. La’Vida […]

Addabbo Calls For School Nurses



City Councilmember Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. announced that the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is actively recruiting professional nurses to work in School Health in an effort to provide nurses for public and non-public elementary schools. Addabbo said that while the Bureau of School Health at DOHMH has intensified its efforts to hire school nurses, […]