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DOT, Belle Harbor Inch Closer on Access

The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association (BHPOA), held a General Membership meeting at PS 114 on Tuesday night, updating residents on recent communication with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Design and Construction ( More...

$4.5 Million Slated For Mott Avenue Corridor

All those meetings asking for local advice on how to spend recovery funds may finally be paying off. On Nov. More...

Communities Envisioning The Future of Rockway

The Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation held a Community Planning and Envisioning workshop at Challenge Preparatory Charter School in Far Rockaway this past Saturday. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Playing It For YANA

Saturday, Nov. 8, saw a marathon evening of music made to support YANA (You Are Never Alone), the community services center on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 112th Street. More...

Duggan’s DVDs

22 Jump Street

After a successful drug bust while going undercover at a local high school, Jump Street partners, the insecure yet insightful Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko, the simple-minded Jock (Channing Tatum), are now officially too old looking to p More...

Moviescope

Before I Go To Sleep – Forget

Hollywood has a short memory. It has forgotten that the “waking-up-in-aweird world” scenario is nothing new. Ground Hog Day, Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates and a Twilight Zone or two, come to mind. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

“Say what you want about Mike Bloomberg but he was a businessman who understood that punctuality is the soul of business.” –Peter Mahon More...

An Intern’s Take

By Ilyassha Shivers

As the county prepares to learn the results of the grand jury in Ferguson and Staten Island, I can only wonder what’s going through the minds and hearts of those holding justice in their hands. More...

Keeping It Real

Last week, as you know, the mayor showed up late for an event here in Rockaway on Beach 116th Street. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Suggestion Box

History recognizes the first suggestion box as being used by the British Navy in 1770, and despite the rise of technology over the years, the simple mechanism has proven time and time again that people from all walks of life do have valuable ideas. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s Just My Opinion

Food Pantries

One would think living in a beach community, that summer would be my favorite season. The warm breeze off the ocean and the sun shining for a few hours longer each day is, in fact, heaven, but there is nothing like fall, either. More...

Obits

Rita L. Cowell-Jarvis

Nurse’s Assistant

Rita L. Cowell-Jarvis, a nurse’s assistant, died on Nov. 4. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Cowell- Jarvis was a Rockaway resident for more than 30 years. More...

Peter J. McDonough

NY Telephone Foreman

Peter J. McDonough, a Central Office Forman with the New York Telephone Company, died on Nov. 17. McDonough was a Rockaway resident for more than 48 years, having moved here from Brooklyn. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in World War II. More...

Ronald J. Lemza

NYPD Police Officer

Ronald J. Lemza, a retired NYPD Police Officer, died on Nov. 11. A U.S. Marine veteran, Lemza served during the Korean War era. He retired from the 75th Precinct in 1989 and was an avid fisherman and artist. More...

Gun Violence On The Rise

To address the rising threat of gun violence and to open a dialogue with concerned citizens, and precinct commanders, Councilman Donovan Richards and Senator James Sanders Jr. hosted an Arverne Community Emergency Safety meeting on Nov. 13. More...

Community

The Right Side Of Rockaway

Ghost Ship

My wife, I and another Rockaway couple went to dinner in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31. More...

Healthy Community Event Coming Up

The 101st Precinct Community Council has partnered with Emblem Health, Child Center of NY and the Police Athletic League to bring a “Promoting Healthy Community” event to Rockaway. On Saturday, Nov. More...

Finding Funding Workshop A Success

On Wednesday, Nov. More...

School News

School Scope

Left Meets Right Over Common Core - Sort Of

I was gratified to read Joanne Smith’s critique of the Common Core (CC) in the Nov. 14 “It’s Just My Opinion” column in The Wave. As a fellow opponent of the CC I would like to flesh out some points in her analysis. More...

Books Come To Life At PS 253Q

The Cat in the Hat, Pocahontas, Robin Hood, Harry Potter, the Wimpy Kid, Superman, Gandalf, Groot and others turned up for a real page turner at PS 253Q. The Far Rockaway school hosted its first Literary Character Day on Oct. More...

Business News

Memo from the RTC

The Kids Are Alright

The opening weekend of the Rockaway Theatre Company’s production of the reprise of the Faustian “deal with the devil” updated to the sports arena in Damn Yankees, was sold out. More...

Be Thankful

REAL ESTATE CORNER

During the holiday season it is a good idea to take inventory of some things to be thankful for: More...

Doctors of the World Celebrates One Year

It has been a long first year since Doctors of the World open its clinic at 230 Beach 102nd Street in Rockaway. To celebrate, they invited the community for a party on Saturday, Nov. 15. More...

Sports

The Stoop

The New York Yankees have not made the playoffs for two straight seasons, and given their current roster, most experts think they probably won’t get there in 2015 either. Then again, most experts are usually wrong. More...

Reign Of The Rovers!

The Rockaway Rovers Gaelic Football club won the FDNY Sean Tallon Memorial GAA U8 championship tournament held last Nov. 15 at Gaelic Park. More...

New Unis, New Rules For RLL

At its annual open meeting on Nov. More...

Letters

Storm Drain Danger

Dear Editor: The letter from Arley Tapirian published on Oct. 10 regarding “Storm Drain Danger” is 100 percent correct. I am surprised that there has not been more discussion/concern for this. More...

Get A Watch

Dear Editor: Shame on you, Mayor de Blasio, for not being on time for the 13th anniversary of Flight 587. Even a jackass knows when to get up for its food. Maybe we can get Big Ben from London to wake you? More...

If Only He Took The Ferry…

Dear Editor: I note with interest that Mayor de Blasio arrived ‘by boat’ and some 20 minutes late for the November 12th ceremony annually held on Beach 116th Street in Rockaway to honor the lives of the 265 passengers and crew of More...


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