Shake Up At Far Rockaway Post Office



There have been major changes to the leadership of the Far Rockaway Post Office in the last two weeks, sweeping out the postmaster and at least three of his assistants, postal officials say. While a spokesperson for the United States Post Office in Washington would only say that former Postmaster George Buonocore has been “detailed” to another post office “because […]

Cops Rushed To Hospital After Hit And Run Accident



A police car on patrol in the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway was struck by another vehicle at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Monday, leaving the two police officers in the car injured and the other driver on the lam. Information remained scarce at press time and a spokesperson for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Public Information declined to identify the […]

‘Investigator’ Who Raped Two Women Gets 15 Years In Prison



By Brian Magoolaghan A registered sexual predator from our area, who posed as an investigator and “ordered” women to go with him to motel rooms where he raped them, was sentenced this week for his crimes, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Eric McCoy, 37, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of first degree rape and was […]

Sneak Peek At New Hammel Playground



The Department of Parks and Recreation gave The Wave a sneak peek at its renovation plans for the Hammel Playground this week. The project, which will cost more than $850,000, includes resurfacing, new play units, swings, a spray shower, a new comfort station and more. The playground near the Hammel Houses city housing complex will get two adventure play units […]

Service Changes On A Train



Due to track work, A train service between Jay Street-Borough Hall and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn will be replaced by free shuttle bus service during several weekends. The changes in train service may affect the commute of many Rockaway residents. There will be normal service over the Easter holiday weekend, April 7 through April 9. The weekends of April 14-16, […]

Extend Student MetroCard Limits



City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., a member of the Council’s Transportation Committee, has called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Department of Education to provide additional rides on Student MetroCards or Supplemental Student MetroCards, and to extend the valid time limits of the cards in order to enable students to participate in school-related and […]

Plant Tree Seedlings At Gateway 4/14



Get your hands dirty on the second Saturday of each month at Floyd Bennett Field. Friends of Gateway (FoG) is seeking volunteers to help plant hundreds of tree seedlings in four gallon pots for delivery to community groups. “Floyd Bennett Field is Brooklyn’s national park and the largest single park in Brooklyn. Changing it from its former military and aviation […]

Art Garfunkel At North Fork Theatre, April 12



Live Nation presents Art Garfunkel at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, April 12 at 8 p.m. His pure, high tenor has helped him launch a number of top 40 hits in the mid 70’s including “All I Know,” “I Shall Sing,” “Second Avenue,” “Since I Don’t Have You” and “I Only Have Eyes For You.” On his […]

Durham Completes Food Service Training



Army Pvt. Edward L. Durham has graduated from the Food Service Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Virginia. The course is designed to train service members to perform preliminary food preparation procedures according to Army production schedules and recipes; cook, bake and serve food in large and small quantities, field and garrison kitchen operations; and general […]

Contribute To Care Packages For Soldiers



Local organizations are collecting care package items for U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan on three more Wednesdays in April and May. “We are calling on our community members to once again help to support our troops who are fighting for us so far from home,” says a joint announcement from the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Francis de Sales […]