PHC To Close Doors

Addabbo FHC Seeks To Pick Up Some Slack

“Unless there’s a hail Mary pass that brings lots of money, the Peninsula Hospital Center will close by the end of the year,” a hospital official, who asked not to be identified because she has no permission to speak with the press, told The Wave this week. “There seems to be no help from the politicians, no help from anywhere,” […]

Despite Heat, Haze, Tribute Park Fundraiser A Hit

Annual Graybeards Family Run This Friday

The Graybeards, a charitable organization based on the peninsula’s west end, will be holding its ninth annual family run on the evening of Friday, July 29, which will start and end at St. Francis de Sales Church. People of all ages and fitness levels can participate. At 6:30, there will be two runs for children, one two blocks long, the […]

Too Necessary To Close Its Doors

To those who have been paying attention for the past year or so, it came as no surprise that the Peninsula Hospital Center will close its doors for good sometime before the end of the year. The vital hospital has been in trouble for a long time, failing to pay its bills, its suppliers, the health care of its union […]


Food For The Elderly Poor Or Aircraft For Millionaires

Here’s a simple question that has become representative of the furor that has taken over Congress. As a national priority, which should be more important, food for the elderly poor or tax credits for oil companies and executives who use private jet aircraft to get around the country? It is to our shame that the question is even asked in […]

Memory Lane

Dear Editor, I found your story on Weiss’ and it brought back many good memories. In 1956 Far Rockaway High held their Sports Award Dinner there. The dining room was filled with parents and students who were receiving their LETTERS. My parents were moving to Massapequa and I remember Coach Kershman asking them to let me stay with my grandmother […]

Angered By Grady’s Letter

Dear Editor, Let me preface this email by stating that I am furious with the letter submitted by Jennifer Grady. Let me clarify some things for you. Something that maybe should have been done prior to printing. The rally that took place on Sunday, July 11, 2011 began at approximately 8:30 a.m. not at 7:00 a.m. and lasted until 10:00 […]

Sign The Contract

Dear Editor, I am writing in reply to Jennifer Grady’s letter which appeared in The Wave this morning. Not only was I at the rally, but I helped organize the shareholders who attended it. The rally started at 8:30 a.m. and was over by 10:00 a.m. as it was scheduled to be. In attendance were about 100 shareholders with their […]

Writing On The Wall

Dear Editor, While the news of Peninsula Hospital is very grim, is there actually anybody who didn’t see the writing on the wall? The peninsula’s biggest employer and busiest hospital’s loss will be a major blow to a community already suffering with no political representation. The sad fact is that this closure could have been avoided if not for the […]