20 Years Later, The 100 Precinct Remembers



DOH Didn’t Check

Local 1199 Files For Injunction

By the time you read this, Peninsula Hospital Center may or may not be shuttered. Lori Lapin Jones, the Chapter 11 Trustee assigned earlier this month by the federal bankruptcy court to operate Peninsula Hospital Center, ordered that the hospital be closed down due to a state Department of Health “review” of the hospital’s closed clinical laboratory that said, “substantial […]

Synagogue Celebrates 90th Anniversary



Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park is one of the oldest houses of worship on the peninsula. And on Sunday, April 29, it will celebrate its 90th anniversary. In January 1920, a group of women met at a shop on Beach 116 Street for the purpose of forming a sisterhood. This first meeting blossomed into a storefront where high holy day […]

CB14 Street Activity Permit Change



Community Board 14 is requesting that all those who wish to apply for a street activity permit for a block party or other event submit a Petition of Support for the event from the block that will be closed. This also includes those applicants that have received permits in the past. Please contact the Board office for further information: 718-471-7300.

A Gratuitous And Wrongheaded Look At Rockaway



The Wave does not usually respond to comments made about the peninsula in other periodicals because they are generally written by people who do not know Rockaway. Last weekend, however, Daily News columnist Denis Hamill, who does know the peninsula, delivered such a scathing diatribe against Rockaway that we felt we needed to respond. Hamill wrote: “When the thermometer hit […]

EDITORIAL COMMENT



Needed: Some Ethical Political Candidates



The political lines are now set in stone. Governor Andrew Cuomo caved in to the political hacks that drew the lines for their own political gains so that he could cut a deal that would reform the process ten years from now. So, who did Rockaway draw in this political game of three-card Monte? The good news is that Rockaway […]

Peninsula And Neponsit Games



Dear Editor, The most successful crooks don’t just timidly steal, they steal big. It isn’t enough for our local embezzlement artists that they are lifting more than two miles of precious Rockaway oceanfront land away from public ownership for laughable pennies; but they have managed to also procure for their benefit gifts of hundreds of millions of dollars out of […]

My SJEH Experiences



Dear Editor, I and a member of my family had to use the emergency room at St. John’s Hospital in the past two weeks. The emergency room was overloaded due to the problems at Peninsula Hospital. Even though the staff was rushed the service we received was excellent. The wait time before being attended to was, I believe, minimal. The […]

In Praise Of Rosenberg



Dear Editor, I want to both compliment and thank reporter Miriam Rosenberg for her honest appraisal regarding Bayswater Civic Association’s experiences with New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals. Ms. Rosenberg did the research and reported accurately and honestly, confirming that to go to that Board to oppose a developer’s request for variances is an effort in futility. To […]