Brutal Stabbing Brings Big Bust

Guns, Estimated $100K In Pot, Coke Seized

A Bronx man armed with two guns and a knife repeatedly stabbed a local man and put two foot-long gashes in his neck last Friday night during a drug-related attack in the victim’s Rockaway Beach apartment, police said. The victim was arrested the next day, after officers got a search warrant and seized guns, marijuana and cocaine from his apartment. […]

Man Dies After He’s Shot, Crashes Into Boardwalk



A local security guard who reportedly shared information with police may have been lured last weekend to the quiet spot in Far Rockaway where he was shot several times and then crashed his car into the boardwalk in a desperate attempt to escape. Ocie Johnson, 28, was pronounced dead at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, August […]

That’s One Hot Ride!



The license plate on this Chrysler Sebring says “BERNIE 1,” but it could have said “Burn, Bernie, Burn.” The owner, whose last name was not known at press time, left his car with its convertible top down Wednesday afternoon on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 91 Street. When the man came out of one of the nearby stores, he told […]

Man On Bike Shot In Pelvis



A 28-year-old Far Rockaway man was shot in his pelvis Monday night as he rode his bike past the Ocean Bay Houses on Beach Channel Drive, police said. Charles Pannell, 28, suffered a single gunshot wound to his left side as he rode past 410 Beach 54 Street at about 8:30 p.m., police said. Cops responded to the scene and […]

‘Cereal Box News’ A Computer Innovation



A patent-pending computer program that provides an alternative to standard email, created by locals Rick Horan and Bill Hanson, premiered last month through a children’s newsletter created by the duo and their company, PushPrint LLC. The PushPrint system, in development for three years, is a new concept in computer delivery technology. While pop-ups and spam emails can pollute computer screens […]

Two ‘Wolves’ Charged With Beating, Robbing Man



Two thugs – part of a wolf pack that allegedly beat and robbed a Rockaway man in early June – have been arrested and charged in connection with the violent incident, The Wave learned this week. Lamar Hilliard, 21, and Junior Greene, 19, were allegedly with three other young toughs who accosted Christopher Turner, 20, in front of 320 Beach […]

Weiner Wants Better Security For Jewish Organizations



Representative Anthony Weiner hosts an emergency town hall meeting on Jewish community safety at the Avenue N Jewish Center in light of last week’s shooting in Seattle and a suspicious fire outside a Queens synagogue. Weiner was joined by members of the NYPD and FBI, who urged increased vigilance in the community, and led a discussion about the release of […]

Civic Leaders Demand More Say In Parks Decisions



A group of 82 civic leaders including many from the local area are requesting public hearings and legislative oversight to remedy what they call the city Parks Department’s “increasing difficulty in reaching agreement” with communities. The petition – which appeals for greater “transparency” in the awarding of concessions and the alienation of parkland – comes on the heels of bitter […]

Ocean Village Residents Decry Plans To Raise Rents



In response to a perspective rent increase looming over them, residents of Ocean Village attended a hearing sponsored by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal to air their objections to any rent hikes proposed by RY Management. The July 28 hearing is part of a biannual process where upon a management company proposes a new budget, […]

Primary Election Deadline 8/18



The State Board of Elections is reminding all state residents to register to vote for the September 12, 2006 primary elections. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, August 18 and received no later than August 23 to be valid for the upcoming primary election. Residents who have moved to a new county are reminded that they must […]