December 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Goldfeder Blasts Grant For QueensWay

Supporters of the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach Rail line were dealt a blow this week as the Regional Economic Development Council has decided to award $443,750 to the QueensWay project. More...

Three Locals Indicted On Sex Trafficking

Three Far Rockaway men have been indicted on kidnapping, sex trafficking and other charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced on Dec. 17. More...

School News

Teaching and Policing

School Scope

With the issues facing the police nationally and here in New York City, I began to think about the amount of policing I had to do as a teacher. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

JASA Arts And Crafts Show A Hit

JASA (Jewish Association for Services for the Aged) is well known for its programs in the Rockaways. On Friday, Dec. 12, JASA’s Brookdale Village Senior Center at 131 Beach 19th Street held a Fall Arts and Crafts Show. More...

Otherworldly Christmas

The good Doctor returns for annual holiday special

Fans of the popular British television show “Doctor Who” have most likely been suffering from some program withdrawal after series 8 concluded in November. More...

Columnists

Slice Of Life

Last week the extremely witty Katie Honan posted on Facebook “I have no idea what kind of mom I’ll be, but I’ll tell you, what, there’s no way in hell I’m doing Elf on the Shelf with my future kids.” The comment sp More...

Riding The Wave Free Access

I began my career in journalism in 1996, covering news in Stamford, Conn., as the producer of the morning drive “Fairfield County Newsradio” program for Michele Donofrio and Bill Shepard. More...

Beachcomber

Once again Santa’s Sleigh Run is coming to town. Courtesy of Make- MyMotherProud, there will be dancing elves, singing Santa’s helpers, toys, and Santa Claus! Santa will even stop for pictures! Listen for the Christmas music from 10 a.m. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Spending Spree Free Access

Through its Department of Homeless Services, New York City is making another “investment” in Rockaway. More...

It’s Just My Opinion

Mr. Mayor, you have been a naughty, naughty boy this year. Santa is very discouraged by you. There is a bag of coal in his workshop with your name on it, a big bag of coal. More...

Obits

Charles J. Bostwick Sr.

Machinist

Charles J. Bostwick Sr., a machinist, died on Dec. 12. Coming from Bushwick, Brooklyn, he lived in Rockaway for 59 years. Bostwick is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, and his brothers, Donald and Warren Bostwick. More...

Valerie Clarke

Artist and Entrepreneur

Valerie Clarke, an artist and entrepreneur died on Dec. 2. A native born and longtime resident of Rockaway, she passed away at her son Mathew’s home in Portland, Oregon. More...

Christopher Pavey Clement

Welder

Christopher Pavey Clement, a welder, died on Dec. 9. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, and living in Douglaston, and Nassau County, he was a resident of Rockaway for 15 years. Clement is preceded in death by his wife, Fern Salti. More...

100th Precinct Wraps Up 2014

The final meeting of the 100th Precinct Community Council before the New Year focused on future improvements on the peninsula, and leading the discussion was Borough President Melinda Katz. More...

Community

Channel View Students March to Success

Joining more than 600 seniors from New York City’s Outward Bound Schools network, Channel View School for Research’s seniors took part in the Annual College Application March on Friday, Dec. 12. More...

Santa Hits The Streets

The mission is simple, the teams are in place, and thanks to 50-plus volunteers helping out, the Secret Sandy Claus Project has begun. More...

Dialogue Cut Short at RYTF Meet Free Access

The Rockaway Youth Task Force has been making the news lately, as their participation in protests in New York City has been publicized by several media outlets. More...

Business News

Checkers Coming To Far Rockaway

Work has begun on what will become the second Checkers eatery in Rockaway. This week’s activity at the former White Castle -- at 1305 Beach Channel Drive – is slowly starting to take shape. More...

Real Estate Updates

Buyer And Seller Closing Costs

Closing costs are not insignificant sums of money and are important to note for both buyers and sellers. Every house is different and costs can vary a bit, but I will summarize some of the major ones today. More...

Sports

A Special Olympics Trip For St. Camillus Free Access

In October, a team of athletes from St. Camillus traveled from Rockaway Beach to Maryland for a long Columbus Day weekend and the Special Olympics. As one of the organizers, Rose Gurry told The Wave about the trip. More...

Lady Seahorses Riding High

The Lady Seahorses Varsity Basketball team has come out of the gate blazing! Seems like they are playing better than last year, when the team posted an 11-2 record. More...

Skipping In Step With “My Family and I”

“We had many winners,” Coach Stan Brown said, “and lots of fun!” He was talking about the Double Dutch competition held this past week at the Sorrentino Recreation Center on Cornaga Avenue in Rockaway. More...

Letters

Reading is Fundamental

Dear Editor: Today's generation in Congress could learn much from the late Idaho Republican Senator James A McClure who passed away three years ago on Feb. 26, 2011. His claim to fame on Capitol Hill was More...

Community Policing

Dear Editor, The Queens Field Training Officers and community partners met on Tuesday, Dec. 16. More...


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