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Another Gun Bites The Dust

On Aug. 15, the 100th Precinct announced that another gun had been taken off the streets of Rockaway. “Great job by anti-crime Officer P.O. Frasca! Another gun off the streets! More...

School News

QBP Hosts ‘Project: Back to School’

With the beginning of the school year fast approaching, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is encouraging members of the public to once again donate backpacks and other school supplies to homeless children as part of “Project: Back to School More...

The first day of school is a big step for parents too!

It only seems like yesterday when you were holding your little one in your arms, and now your son or daughter is getting ready to go to school. This is an important step in the lives of children, but it is also a big day for parents. More...

Take the bus…seriously!

Most children these days take the big yellow bus to school and back. Naturally, as parents you want your children to be absolutely safe around and on board these big vehicles. Here are 10 rules that you should remind your children about: More...

Business News

Swimming Pools And Home Value

REAL ESTATE CORNER

Even though we have a fabulous beach front community, many people install swimming pools. An in-ground pool varies in cost and can have a price tag of as much as $50K or more. The maintenance cost with pools are not insignificant. More...

Columnists

An Intern’s Take

As we get closer to Election Day it seems that our country is seriously in need of healing. If you are a student of history, or old enough to remember that this is not the first time the people have taken their frustration to the streets. More...

Beachcomber

In our last edition,The Wave failed to mention in our story entitled “Elaine Short Receives ‘Love Luncheon,” that Congressman Gregory Meeks ($500) and Bob Simmons ($250) each made a donation to the Arverne Cancer Support Group&rsquo More...

Matters Of The Heart

Dear Michele, More...

Letters

We Love ‘Em to Death

Dear Editor: More...

We Don’t Need Another Pheffer

Dear Editor: All politics is indeed local. More...

Help A Turtle Out

Dear Editor: How does the turtle cross the road? With your help. More...

Obits

James Harold Geoghegan

James Harold Geoghegan, 48, died on Aug. 16. He was a retired bartender, born and raised in Rockaway Beach, until moving to Florida. in 2011. He was in Rockaway Beach to visit his sister for her birthday. More...

Dorothy Gilkes

Dorothy Gilkes died on Aug. 8. Gilkrd was a postal worker and a member of the Allen A.M.E. church, where she dedicated her time taking her children and grandchildren to their various activities throughout the church. More...

Daniel F. Hess

Daniel F. Hess, of Far Rockaway, died on Aug. 13. He was a member of Carpenters Local 2287 and a lifelong Rockaway resident. He was preceded in death by his father, John J.; mother, Jean Marie; and sister, Christine Hess. More...

USACE Releases Reformulation Study For Review Free Access

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District have released the first drfat of the Rockaway Reformulation Study. A 60 day review period is now open for the public to submit written comments. More...

Meet The Candidate: Stacey Pheffer Amato

It was a shock to most everyone in Rockaway when Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced to The Wave on June 3 that he would not seek re-election for the 23rd District. More...

Community

Their Very Own Olympic Games

The staff at Oceanview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is committed to promote healthy living through fitness, so it embraced the spirit and theme of the ongoing Olympic Games with a sporting event of its own. More...

Addabbo To Sponsor Free E-Waste Recycling

In his ongoing effort to help protect the environment and assist his constituents to dispose of unwanted electronics, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

OSHA Training

State Senator James Sanders recently partnered with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery to host a free Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general construction outreach safety and training course at the Queens Public Librar More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Q&A With Singer- Songwriter Mike Benedetto

Singer-songwriter Mike Benedetto can now add “record producer” to his list of credits, with the release of The BEasy Band’s new Spring EP—the first of four to be released as part of the group’s forthcoming album, Seasone More...

The Hero of Rockaway

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Women’s Surf Film Festival Free Access

Surfers from Rockaway and beyond came together for a twonight celebration at Rockaway Beach Surf Club for the NYC Women’s Surf Film Festival. More...

Sports

Still Swimming

Former Rockaway Beach lifeguards Steve Shine, Steve Miller and Bruce Miller took podium spots in the Greenwich 2 Mile Swim in Long Island Sound on Saturday, Aug. 6. More...

Editorial/Opinion

What’s That?

Every time The Wave has called or contacted Build It Back with a new complaint from someone from the Rockaway community, we usually get a statement from a spokesperson regurgitating the same data: “8,728 total applicants, 6,906 have already bee More...

Political Cartoon

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Rockaway Ferry - Financial Burden

It’s My Turn

At a few meetings held in Rockaway and a collection of emails, it was clearly stated of the financial burden being imposed on Rockaway residents and commerce by the MTA’s inability to provide free ferry transit transfers in 2017. More...

Weekender

The Devil Went Down To Westbury

Don’t miss the Charlie Daniels Band and special guest Phil Vassar at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m., presented by Live Nation. More...

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is The Wave’s weekly lineup of local art and entertainment premiering across the peninsula. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel. More...

Yum Ices On Boardwalk

Steven C. McCartney, known for his community service with Rockaway Walks, is now the Yum Ices” concessionaire at Beach 17th Street. More...


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