Freeway Repairs Mean Subway Detours

Select Stations Closed Through 2010

In the upcoming months, the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) will begin the first phases of construction along the Rockaway Freeway section of the “A” train. As a result, travelers should expect several station closures and detours, MTA officials said this week. These station closures will remain in effect until at least early 2010. In order for the necessary […]

Candidates Debate Before Primary

Candidates in the Democratic primary for the City Council’s 31st District seat made their case for election to Bayswater voters during a forum at the Bayswater Jewish Center Monday night. More than 100 people turned out to hear Marquez Claxton; Michael Duncan; Jacques Leandre; Fred Lewis; and the incumbent, James Sanders Jr., explain why they should be the Democratic nominee. […]

Bloody Hammel Houses Assault

Many residents of the Hammel Houses were awakened from their beds by the sirens of ambulances and police when a man was found lying on the ground outside the public housing complex last Saturday morning with a deep laceration to his head, police said. Police responded to an ongoing assault call on August 29 at 2:26 a.m. at the intersection […]

Wave Office Closed Monday, September 7

The Wave office will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. All deadlines for the week remain the same. The Wave staff wishes all of our readers a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

FR Woman Hurt In CT Car Crash

A car crash in Norfolk, Connecticut Saturday sent a Far Rockaway woman and one other to the hospital with minor injuries, according to published reports. The two-car collision occurred Sunday at the intersection of West Side Road and Greenwoods Road West, also known as Route 44, around 10:39 a.m. A nineteen year-old Norfolk resident, Michael Boyle, was driving west on […]

101 Precinct Arrests Car Mirror Thief

After being stymied for approximately two months, the 101 Precinct has arrested a perpetrator who has allegedly been stealing car mirrors from vehicles in Far Rockaway. According to police reports, a witness observed the defendant in the rear of 205 Beach 11 Street removing car mirrors on August 30 at approximately 1 a.m.As a result of the report, police canvassed […]

MPB Breezy Point Exit Closes 9/14

The ramp from the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge to the Breezy Point exit will close for approximately 10 days starting on Monday, September 14 for planned necessary structural concrete repairs by MTA Bridges and Tunnels. The detour that will be in effect for the duration of the Breezy Point ramp closure is for motorists to drive east on […]

FR Woman Charged With Inwood Arson

A Far Rockaway woman was arrested and charged with arson last week for allegedly starting a fire inside a dollar store in Inwood, according to police. Gabrielle McLean, 20, of 413 Beach 29 Street, allegedly set a shirt on fire with a cigarette lighter while inside the dollar store at 450 Sheridan Boulevard last Thursday. According to reports she was […]

Weiner Holds Health Care Town Hall

Congressman Anthony Weiner, of the 9th Congressional District and a member of the Health Subcommittee and the Energy and Commerce Committee, hosted a Town Hall meeting on health care Tuesday night at Kingsborough Community College. Addressing a mostly hostile audience, Weiner attempted to sort the facts from the myths about the bill currently going through the House of Representatives. He […]

City Aims To Facilitate Graffiti Removal

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced new Council legislation that will facilitate the removal of graffiti, a continuing problem and a challenge to law enforcement along the Rockaway peninsula. The new legislation, an amendment to the current “Graffiti Free” bill, further enables Graffiti Free NYC to remove graffiti from buildings. Currently, in order for residential and commercial buildings to receive […]