January 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Domestic Dispute Turns Fatal

An apparent domestic dispute left one man dead and led to the arrest of his girlfriend on Sunday, Jan. 18. Around 11:17 a.m. officers from the 100th Precinct responding to a call at an apartment on Beach 84th Street found More...

FDNY Union Leader Named Grand Marshal

Steve Cassidy, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York has been named Grand Marshal of the 40th Annual Queens County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on March 7 in Rockaway. More...

Tale of Two Cities applies to Sandy funds too! Free Access

Right Side of Rockaway

There he goes again! The progressive mayor who supposedly “loves Rockaway” is doing his behind closed doors, under the table, glib-tongued, sleight of hand best to hurt the residents of Rockaway. More...

School News

MS 53 Goes To Broadway!

Students at MS53 had a special treat as they attended a performance of “Aladdin” on Broadway recently. Guidance counselors Shana Pollack and Kisha Jones coordinate such trips as a means to boost students into academics through the arts. More...

Business News

Interest Rates

Real Estate Updates

Thirty year mortgages are down to approximately 3.5 percent as of this writing, the lowest since April 2013. This costs $449/1wk/month. I believe, as an observer of the economy, that our low rates are due to: More...

Columnists

Keeping It Real Free Access

Hello, I’m back after a few weeks off. I was unfortunately in the hospital but doing better now. I have a lot of catching up to do so let’s go. More...

An Intern’s Take

We all know the problem, so why is there no solution? It was a somber Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Far Rockaway for those who knew Kavon Moore. The funeral services for Kavon took place at First Baptist Church at 15-10 Redfern Avenue. More...

Beachcomber

The Wave bids goodbye and good luck to reporter Julie Sickel, who is leaving the paper for a full-time opportunity elsewhere. We’ll miss her excellent reporting, her unique writing style, but most of all, we’ll just miss her. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Trending The Wrong Way

The year is barely a month old, and three people have been murdered on Rockaway streets. The circumstances are different, but the end result is the same, and the solution is nowhere in sight. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obits

Jean Marie Saris

Bookkeeper

Jean Marie Saris, a bookkeeper for the Silver Gull Beach Club, died on Jan. 17. Born in Manhattan and coming here from Brooklyn, Saris was a Rockaway resident for more than 52 years. She was an avid bowler. More...

Rosemary Lundon

Administrative Assistant

Rosemary Lundon, an administrative assistant, died on Jan. 20. Born in Brooklyn and coming from the Bronx, she was a resident of Rockaway for 56 years. More...

Community

Sanders, Students Attend Selma Screening

State Senator James Sanders invited local students and residents to attend a special screening of “Selma,” on Martin Luther King Day. More...

Seeking Seniors To Rap With

“The idea came to me one day when I happened to watch a rap video,” Larry Matusoff recalled, “and I said to myself (or anyone that would listen) this is something us seniors can do just as well.” That, Matusoff, says is where More...

The Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol Reports

Editor’s Note – The Rockaway Citizens Safety Patrol is now operating under the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol (RNSP). More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

J.U.M.P. Hits Barclays Center

Young students from Rockaway’s J.U.M.P. Dance Studio proudly kicked off the Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, Jan. 17. The J.U.M.P. More...

Who’s Playing Free Access

Who’s Playing provides a quick glance roundup of live music entertainment by local musicians playing both here in Rockaway and elsewhere. All are welcome to contribute. More...

Inherent Vice – Incoherent Mess

Movie Scope

A bit too much marijuana must have gotten into the mind of filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. Not surprising since his star, Joaquin Phoenix as stoner Private Eye Doc Sportello, is smoking it non-stop throughout Inherent Vice. More...

Sports

Rockaway Outdoors

The creek pretty much froze over this week, but that was to be expected with the extreme dip in temperature. Out of sheer boredom, I decided to take a ride to Magnolia Pier the other day, just to give it a look. More...

The Stoop

The year is 1979. The cheers from the magical summer of a decade ago have long grown silent. The New York Mets have the worst record in the National League. More...

Letters

What is RYTF’s Vision? Free Access

Dear Editor: I read with interest, Joanne Smith's column regarding Arielle Newton of The Rockaway Youth Task Force. I too, would like to know; what is the mission of The Rockaway Youth Task force? More...

Put Us On The Map

Dear Editor: Neither the mayor, the Economic Development Corporation (EDC), nor Seastreak did much to promote the Rockaway/BAT ferry service. So the ad "St. George; Sail Away From It All" posted in Rockaway More...

Wish List

Dear Editor: Constituents have their own New Year’s wish list for New York City Council members in 2015. More...


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