Brother Tom Absolved



Sexual abuse charges for longtime St. John’s Residence for Boys executive director, Brother Thomas Trager, have been dismissed this week, the Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. The charges, which included claims that he sexually abused a 16-year-old resident of the home, were dismissed because the prosecution failed to provide credible proof and sufficient evidence to warrant presentation to […]

MVA Points Out Need For Turn Signal



Jane’s Walk Comes To Rockaway On May 7



The gem of a peninsula nestled south of Jamaica Bay and north of the Atlantic Ocean has many residents who possess an unparalleled sense of community. Rockaway residents individually understand the region and everything it has to offer. Now, locals and anyone else with a keen attachment to the peninsula, have the opportunity to come together and collectively celebrate the […]

EDITORIAL COMMENT



Does Rockaway Need More ‘Hipness’?



In the April 11 edition of New York magazine, there was a long article on the upcoming “hip” neighborhoods of New York City – “Griffin Court,” “Hell’s Rooftop,” “Manhattan Valley,” and the like. Nothing in the outer boroughs, of course, because that would violate the magazine’s credo of “everything Manhattan.” One local, however, chimed in the following week on the […]

Not Ashamed To Sign Name



Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the article in last Friday’s Wave about PS/ MS114. While I do not know the circumstance’s behind the “air pistol’’ issue I will not comment which in my opinion is the right thing to do. If you do not know what happened then don’t comment. What I will comment on is the […]

Comment On PS 114



Dear Editor, I felt the need to respond to the article you printed on April 8 about the student at PS/MS 114 who had an air gun in his book bag. While this incident was unfortunate on so many levels, there was a quote within the article which I found very upsetting. This quote, from an anonymous source, referred to […]

Get The Facts First



Dear Editor, My name is Teasha Young and all three of my children go to PS/MS114. They range in age from 12 (The Terrible Middle School) to two 9-yearolds. I myself went to PS114 until 2nd grade, then to St. Camillus till 8th grade which PS114 now goes to. My daughter who is in middle school, as they call it […]

Great American Day



Dear Editor, Opening Day is a great American tradition. Last Saturday, other American traditions (generosity, hard work, community) were out in full force and Rockaway Little League would like to express its gratitude to all involved. As most people know, a Federal government shutdown could have closed Fort Tilden and canceled Opening Day for our 800 children. In the League’s […]

Bright And Creative Youngsters



Dear Editor, As the members of the executive board of the PTA of PS/MS 114, our membership wishes to formally express our utter dissatisfaction with your recent article entitled “Busted for bringing air pistol to MS114” published in The Wave, and more particularly, your paper’s heavy-handed vilification of our middle school students. We take great um-brage to the characterization of […]