Medisys Big Busted On Bribery Charge

Locals Worry About Impact On PHC

A healthcare bigwig, the CEO of the giant Medisys Health Network Inc. that sponsors the Peninsula Hospital Center locally, has been indicted by federal prosecutors for bribing three Brooklyn politicians to get benefits for the organizations he controls. On Tuesday night, the healthcare conglomerate, which owns such hospitals as PHC, Jamaica Hospital Center, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, and […]

Wrong Way Driver Wreaks Havoc On RBB



An accident along Rockaway Beach Boulevard left a mother and her young son hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon after a driver speeding towards Rockaway Beach Boulevard from the wrong direction collided with a car filled with children, which then caused that car to collide head-on with an MTA bus, according to reports. Passengers say their Q22 bus was driving east along […]

Co-Worker Donates Kidney, Saves Life

SJEH Employees Host Fundraiser Tonight

Rockaway Park resident Andrew Greenhall was diagnosed with diabetes at five years old. He had no choice but to get used to living with the disease, take his insulin and live as normal a life as possible. That was until two years ago when Greenhall, now 44, suffered kidney failure as a result of the diabetes. Fortunately for Greenhall, while […]

Cut Consultants, Not Lunch For Seniors



There are many who believe that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a fear monger. They say that his recent announcements about teacher layoffs, which listed the schools in which teachers would be cut, and about the closing of senior centers, which detailed the centers, including two in Rockaway, are part of a political ploy that will serve him in two ways. […]

Letter From The Publisher On Fort Tilden



The following letter was sent by Wave Publisher Susan B. Locke to the National Park Service, President Barack Obama, as well as Senators Charles Schumer and  Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Anthony Weiner and Gregory Meeks. The Gateway National Recreation Area (GNRA) is in trouble and we need your help. It is a question of philosophy and money. I am writing to […]

PHC Hospice To Host Fundraiser



Since July of 2008, the Butterflies by the Sea Eisenstadt Hospice has been providing final care to Rockaway residents in need at the Peninsula Hospital Center. Now, volunteers at the hospice center are looking for the community‚Äôs help so that the hospice unit can purchase muchneeded supplies and complete furnishing the new seven beds in the 14-bed unit. To that […]

AG Probing Huntley Over Shady Non-Profit



The state Attorney General’s Office is investigating State Senator Shirley Huntley, who represents Broad Channel, and her ties to nonprofits that have taken taxpayers for more than $400,000, according to sources in Albany. News of the probe comes a week after the New York Post revealed the Queens Democrat tried to funnel $155,000 to her Parent Workshop nonprofit, and as […]

Rockaway Man Busted For Nassau Grab



A Far Rockaway man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing a computer and food from two Nassau County medical offices last year, according to reports. Ephraim S. Mc- Clean, 33, and another suspect still wanted by police allegedly entered Manhattan Medical Practice, located at 270 Doughty Boulevard in Inwood, on June 24, 2010 and stole a computer, according to […]

Senior Stabbed By Girlfriend



A 66-year-old Rockaway Park man was stabbed by his younger girlfriend after an altercation at his Shore Front Parkway apartment, police sources say. According to court records supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Shatisha Walton, 30, also known as Shatisha Waletower, was with her boyfriend, Priefer Waldemar, inside his apartment at 7400 Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Beach at […]

City Addresses Rockaway In New Waterfront Plan



After months of meetings last year with residents all across the city, the Department of City Planning has released a 10-year vision for the future of the city’s shoreline. Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan offers recommendations for the 520 miles of waterways in New York. It is an outgrowth of a similar 1992 plan for the city’s […]