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Remembering Rockaway

My step-uncle, Nick Masters, was a Golden Gloves and medal winner at the Los Angeles Olympics, but the only accomplishment that impressed us was the job he had at the Far Rockaway Firehouse on Central Avenue. More...

DOT Approves New Traffic Light

New traffic signals will soon replace the oftenignored stop signs at the intersection of Beach 102nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Agencies Correct Violations Before New School Year

City Expands Oversight to Pre-K

While the Department of Health and the Department of Education typically spend summers inspecting public school facilities ahead of the first day of school, this year the agencies extended that reach to cover community-based early childhood centers. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who

Jill Weber NYC Parks & Recreation

Tell us about yourself. I've lived in Oceanside for 20 years. I lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan before that, and grew up in Mill Basin, Brooklyn. More...

Eye On Rockaway

Why No For Ferry, Yes For Bus Drivers?

When he was public advocate, Mayor de Blasio released a report titled “Doing Less With More: How School Transportation Is Failing Students And Taxpayers.” It outlined the problems with the school busing system in the city, especially for More...

Slice Of Life

Ode To Summer

As I sit here pondering what I should write, a horrifying thought occurred to me: This is my final summer column. Labor Day is here, so it is back to school and for many Rockaway ites, back to work. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Spending Spree Spin

Last week in The Wave, we reported on the complaints local residents had with the Phase 3 proposal of the Rockaway Boardwalk between Beach 109th and Beach 126th streets. More...

Obits

Mary C. Bain-Krawiecki

Technical Clerk

Mary C. Bain-Krawiecki, a technical clerk, died on August 22. Born in Manhattan, and coming from Woodside, she was a Rockaway resident for 35 years. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales, Sea Breeze Club, VFW and the Knights of Columbus. More...

Peter Bocksor

Home Improvements

Peter Bocksor, who worked in home improvements, died on June 3 at the age of 54. He was a lifetime resident of Rockaway. A funeral service was held at the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel on June 10. More...

June Ellenbrook

Restaurant Manager

June Ellenbrook, a restaurant manager, died on June 6 at the age of 83. She was a lifetime resident of Rockaway. Ellenbrook is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her son, Robert and grandson, Eric. More...

Community

Boardwalk Empire Says Goodbye With A Bang

For one summer night, fireworks were brought back to the east end of Rockaway, thanks to the producers of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. More...

Shorebird Festival Takes Flight

They came from all around the tristate area, and showed up with their muck boots, high-tech cameras and binoculars in tow for the 9th Annual Shorebird Festival at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (JBWR), last Saturday. More...

Bungalow Association Celebrates 30 Years

In their heyday, thousands of bungalows stood on the Rockaway peninsula. Now, nearly 90-plus years later, there are approximately 400 left, and just 100 of them are lined up along Beach 24th to Beach 26th streets. More...

Sports

Salute to the Cadets!

The U16 Rockaway Cadets finished off a great baseball year by winning the New York Travel Baseball Championship beating the OLS Warriors by the score of 10-0 on Aug. 24. More...

New Black Belt at World Champions Karate Center

It was a warm night last Thursday, but the action on the mats at World Champions Karate Center made for a brutally hot evening. On Aug. 21, Anna Fabela tested for her Shodan (First Degree Black Belt). More...

The Stoop

They might fall short of the postseason, but if you’re a baseball fan who prefers the diamond to the gridiron, the ability of the New York Yankees to hang on in the pennant race is a welcome backdrop to Labor Day weekend. More...

Letters

Clear Conflict For Comrie

Dear Editor: Remember in July 2013 when then-Councilmember Leroy Comrie withdrew from the race for Queens Borough President? More...

Cure For Hospital Headache

Dear Editor: I have lived in Belle Harbor for 60- plus years. It still is the greatest area in New York City. More...

A Rotary Gift Of Life

Dear Editor: Thank you for the wonderful article on Mark Dana and the “Jump for Life” (Aug. 22, 2014 issue). More...


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