Bain Case Alienates Son, Makes Him A ‘Pawn’

Family Members Express Concern

Relatives of Thomas Bain, the teenager whose father was recently convicted of killing his mother in a drunken-driving crash, want him to know that they care about him and are worried that he’s being used to win sympathy for his father in court. Thomas’ maternal grandmother, Jackie Murtagh Abrams, and uncle, Billy Murtagh, told The Wave this week that they’re […]

Police Search For Shooter Of Rising Rapper

Police have intensified their manhunt around the sprawling Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway, looking for the shooter of up-and-coming rapper Stack Bundles, who was fatally shot as he headed into his Redfern building at 5 a.m. on Monday morning. The rapper, whose given name was Rayquan Elliot, had reportedly spent the night out with friends at a Manhattan club, “Stereo,” […]

Community Board OKs Dog Run Site

The community board has unanimously endorsed Freeway Park as the site of a trial dog run. The vote came Tuesday night at the board’s monthly meeting, after Dan Mundy, the chair of Community Board 14’s Public Safety and Parks Committee, told board members the location emerged as the front-runner at a well-attended committee meeting on June 5. “My understanding is […]

Teen Immigrant Dies In Race From Police

An illegal immigrant, afraid of being deported, fell six stories to his death from the fire escape of a Far Rockaway apartment building Tuesday afternoon, while reportedly running from police officers who were responding to a noise call. The victim, identified by police sources as Jose Alvarez, 21, of 170 Beach 25 Street, was reportedly at a for-pay party at […]

Hamburgers,Leis And Palm Trees At JASA BBQ

Leis, summertime cuisine and palm trees marked JASA’s (Jewish Association for Services for the Aged) June 5 barbecue luau to promote volunteerism and community service within the organization. The seniors, volunteers and staff of the JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center attended the barbecue, which was underwritten by Goldman Sachs, partnering with JASA. JASA kicked off the day with a beautification […]

RDRC Replaced By Police Athletic League As New Beacon Sponsor

After 16 years of support, The Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) will hand off its sponsorship of the Beacon Program at Goldie Maple Academy at PS/MS 333. Instead, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has appointed the Police Athletic League as the Arverne school’s new sponsor. The League will assume its new role this […]

Beautifying The Bay

Broad Channel Littoral Society Awarded Grant

Cleaning up never paid off so well. At least that’s true for the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society, which was awarded a $43,200 grant for their leading role in cleaning up the Jamaica Bay marshes, according to a June 7 press release. The grant was established from settlements, and is targeted at legal efforts to diminish spilling from […]

Weiner Wants Privacy For Police Officers

Representative Anthony Weiner, joined by members of the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, announces legislation to protect police officers, undercover agents, informants and prosecution witnesses from having their personal information posted on the Internet. Posting personal data with the intent to threaten, intimidate, or harm these people would be illegal under Weiner’s proposed legislation.

Construction Chaos Angers Surfside Apartments Residents

Even the most infrequent visitor to the Surfside apartment buildings, located between Beach 105 Street and Beach 107 Street, can see that the parking areas and roadways within the three-building complex are under construction. Those who live in the building or visit more frequently know, however, that the construction has been going on for several years now, angering many of […]

Keeping Children Safe This Summer

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer is urging parents to take the time to be informed about important safety issues to help prevent their children from being seriously injured while participating in outdoor activities this summer. “During the summer months, kids have more freedom and tend to push the boundaries a little more, which increases the opportunity for injury,” Pheffer said. “Swimming, biking, […]