Teen Gunned Down In Ocean Bay Lobby Police Search For Two seen Chasing Youth



Detectives continued their search as The Wave went to press for two men who were seen chasing a teenager moments before he was shot and killed Monday inside a lobby at the Ocean Bay Houses in Far Rockaway. Police officers found the victim, Christopher Glenn, 16, lying face up with a gunshot wound to the right side of his neck […]

Local Hospitals Dodge Commission Bullet



Despite persistent reports that closing either Peninsula Hospital Center or St. John’s Episcopal Hospital would be recommended by the state’s Commission On Health Care Facilities in the 21 st Century, both survived the cuts that call for closing five hospitals in New York City and nine statewide. Instead, the Berger Commission Report recommended on Tuesday that Peninsula Hospital Center in […]

Police Gunfire Kills Far Rockaway Man Shooting Of Three In Jamaica Draws Intense Scrutiny, Sparks Outrage



Undercover NYPD officers shot and killed Sean Bell of Far Rockaway and wounded two of his friends outside a strip club in Jamaica, Queens early last Saturday morning. Later that day, City Councilman James Sanders Jr. (right) State Senator Malcolm Smith (not shown), and Lara and Les Paultre, the parents of Bell’s fiancée, Nicole Paultre, held a press conference outside […]

Union Packs Lifeguard/Beach Issues Meeting



The union that represents city lifeguards flexed its muscle Tuesday night by packing the audience at a meeting on beach and lifeguard issues with dozens of its members. About 50 of DC37’s rank and file turned out for the meeting which was organized by City Councilmember Joseph Addabbo Jr. so members of Community Board 14’s ad hoc beach and lifeguard […]

The Irish Ropes Screening A Success



The Irish Ropes , a documentary directed by The Wave’s editorial cartoonist Robert Sarnoff, was screened at the Queens International Film Festival on Sunday, November 19 with great success. In attendance were many stars of the film, including Eddie McLoughlin, promoter of The Irish Ropes who ran the now-defunct gym; John Duddy, middleweight titleholder; Reynaldo Snipes, former heavyweight boxer; and […]

Job Openings At St. Albans Veterans Home



The New York State Veterans Home (NYSVH) at St. Albans has job vacancies available and is seeking qualified applicants to join their staff, according to a press release by Senator Malcolm A. Smith. Located on the grounds of the Federal Veterans Administration Extended Care Facility in Jamaica, the Veterans Home serves veterans and their dependents who are in need of […]

Wittmer, Martino Wed



Thomas Wittmer, the son of Jack Wittmer of Broad Channel, and Elena Martino, the daughter of Victor and Ellen Martino of Belle Harbor, were married on November 24 at St. Rose of Lima Church. A reception followed at the Floral Terrace, which was attended by close family and friends. Rockaway’s own DJ Teddy provided the entertainment for guests, and Danielle […]

Tips For Winterizing Your Automobile



The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that more accidents occur during winter months and in wet weather than at any other time during the year. To help motorists better prepare their car for the winter months ahead, Allstate is offering important auto preparation tips. “While you should keep your vehicle in top operating condition all year round, it is especially […]

Light ‘The Little North Pole’ On December 2



In what has quickly become a Rockaway holiday tradition, the “Little North Pole” will once again turn on its myriad of lights at the home of Joseph and Maritza Mure in Neponsit next Saturday, December 2, to the enjoyment of thousands of boys and girls of all ages. The switch that turns on thousands of lights and dozens of animated […]

Police Kill Far Rockaway Man After Jamaica Bachelor Party



Nearly a week after undercover police officers investigating a Jamaica strip club killed a Far Rockaway man and wounded two others, the controversy over his killing continues to reverberate throughout Rockaway and the rest of the city. Many details of the incident remain in dispute, and several investigations sparked by the November 25 shooting of Sean Bell, 23, who lived […]