Community Board Indicts City On Lifeguard/Beach Issues



The community board endorsed a detailed committee report Tuesday that alleges unfairness and impropriety in the city’s lifeguard training and hiring process and makes recommendations that, if implemented, would bring sweeping changes to city beaches. The five-page report, the culmination of several committee meetings and about four months of research, has already been forwarded to City Councilmember Helen D. Foster, […]

Errant Auto Turns Eatery Into ‘Drive In’

Man Loses Control As Auto Jumps B. 116 Street Center Mall

A 77-year-old Rockaway man who had just picked up his wife at Tudor Nails on Beach 116 Street on Sunday says that he suddenly found that his car’s accelerator was stuck in the down position and that he was heading for a restaurant across the street. Arthur Abrams, who lives in a Shore Front Parkway building, told police that he […]

Plan To Reconstruct Shore Front Pkwy Public Input Will Be Sought, Dept. of Transportation Says



Plan To Reconstruct Shore Front Pkwy Public Input Will Be Sought, Dept. of Transportation Says Shore Front Parkway is slated for a thorough reconstruction – using not just paint but concrete and asphalt this time – and two city agencies are going to collaborate with the community to determine what changes will be made, The Wave has learned. The details […]

October Is Lupus Awareness Month



State Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced a month-long citywide initiative during Lupus Awareness Month in October, to increase awareness of lupus, a chronic disease that for unknown reasons causes inflammation and serious damage to various parts of the body. While many women know the signs and health risks of breast cancer, few know about lupus, which mostly affects young women […]

PS 43 Students Join In Beach Cleanup



By Miriam RosenbergContributing Editor Students, parents and staff of PS 43, in conjunction with the American Littoral Society and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, took part in a fall cleanup collecting 1500 pounds of garbage on Rockaway’s beach last week. The annual cleanup began five years ago when the American Littoral Society approached Joanne Ellis (a teacher at PS 43 who […]

Health And Safety Training On The Rock



A Health and Safety Training program for licensed family or group daycare providers and individuals who are applying for their license will be available in Far Rockaway. A New York State certified trainer for the Health and Safety training will lead the required fifteen hour course, which will meet on two consecutive Saturdays, October 21 and October 28, from 10 […]

Registration Deadline 11/3 For December ACT Test



College bound high school students can take the ACT college admissions exam on December 9, 2006, the next national test date. The deadline for postmark or online registration is November 3, with the late registration deadline on November 16 with an additional $19 fee. Students can get registration materials from their high school counselor or register online on ACT’s student […]

Flipped Car Ties Up Beach Channel Drive



An unidentified motorist driving eastbound on Beach Channel Drive on Wednesday afternoon lost control of his car and wound up upside down at Beach 87 Street on the heavily traveled road. The motorist walked away from the accident, but was transported to Peninsula Hospital Center for tests.

Fisherman Missing After Slip From Jetty



A 21-year-old fisherman who is presumed drowned remained missing at press time, five days after a wave washed him off the Rockaway Point Jetty. Karl Heinzen, a Park Slope, Brooklyn resident and college student, disappeared last Sunday morning, shortly after a wave caused him to slip from the jetty – a long, jagged stretch of rocks that, in areas, is […]

Cell Towers Continue To Proliferate In Rockaway Beach



Surfside Manor, an adult home at 9502 Beach 95 Street in Rockaway Park has joined the growing number of buildings that house cell towers. The towers on the roof of the seven-story building were put up with the assistance of a large crane late last week. Experts say that the ten cell towers now on the roof of the private […]