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Brand New Beach Park Is Sand-tastic

Officials cut ribbon on a brand new park More...

Bayswater Woman Charged In Worker Comp Fraud

A Bayswater woman is among twenty-six city residents charged with defrauding the State Workers More...

Healing Mass Held For 101 Precinct Officer

A healing mass was held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church on June 22 for Police Officer Thomas Mitchell who was injured in a car accident as he and his partner were responding to a robbery in progress in the early morning hours of May 26. More...

Garcia From M.S. 53

Ashley Garcia recently graduated from M.S. 53. Her parents, Josephine and Ivan, and relatives Eddie, A.J., Chantel and Cheona were in attendance. More...

Gordon From Nyack College

Janet Gordon of Far Rockaway graduated from Nyack College on May 16, 2005 with a B.S. in Organizational Management. Gordon is the daughter of Joseph and Lossie Johnson, and is married to Ridgley Gordon. More...

Lauro Graduates From Johnson & Wales

Lauren Lauro of Rockaway Park received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business at Johnson and Wales University. Lauro graduated from the Rhode Island campus of the university. More...

Named To Dean’s List ...

Caiazzo

Lauren Caiazzo of Rockaway Park has been named to the Dean More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago... Fifty More...

PHC Assists VNS For Roy Reuther Screening

Peninsula Hospital Center participated in the Visiting Nurse Service of New York More...

Gas Main Blows, Imperiling PS 114

The Benson Evacuation company of Brooklyn was working on a new installation on the 200 block of Beach 134 Street last Friday afternoon at about 2 p.m., when the workmen compromised a gas pipe that sprung a hole, spewing gas into the air. More...

PHC Receives Letter of Accreditation

Peter Galvin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Linda Dascher, R.N., V.P. Performance Improvement /Quality Management and Allen Corby, V.P. More...

St. Virgilius School News

Field Day brought many students, parents and teachers together. More...

PS 114 Hosts Dance Festival

Public School 114 in Belle Harbor finished up its academic year with a dance festival for kindergarten through grade 3 held in the school More...

Annual Book Swap At Public School 106

Children attending P.S. 106 participated in the Annual Book Swap in which they trade previously read books with new titles for summer reading. Reading facilitator, Miriam Baum says, More...

Set Walking Tour of Riis Park For July 4

On Monday, July 4 at 2 p.m., the National Park Service will be offering a guided walking tour of historic Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway. Participants will learn about the site More...

Johnson Sisters Graduate

The Johnson family had a memorable few days last week. Sisters Kiara and Tiana graduated from Pre-K and Kindergarten, respectively. More...

Drowned Boy’s Body Identified

The Nassau County Medical Examiner has identified a body found floating off Jones Beach on Sunday as Jermaine Cohen, 15, who was lost in the raging surf off Beach 94 Street on June 5. More...

Set Walking Tour of Riis Park For July 4

On Monday, July 4 at 2 p.m., the National Park Service will be offering a guided walking tour of historic Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway. Participants will learn about the site More...

Pheffer: Keep Sex Offenders From Ice Cream Trucks

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the Assembly has passed legislation that will further prohibit convicted sex offenders from contact with children. More...

SJEH Celebrates 100 Years With Health Fair

St. John More...

Breezy Point Par Tee Golf News

On June 23, the Par Tee Golfers, numbering 39, enjoyed the pleasant weather at Riis Park. More...

St. Camillus Ends School Year

The faculty held a surprise luncheon for first grade teacher Marie Doyle. She has taught at St. Camillus for 26 years and will celebrate her retirement on an Alaskan cruise with her husband Jim. More...

Find Workers Comp Docs On Web

Workers More...

St. Mary’s Celebrates Fiesta International In Honor Of St. John the Baptist

Festivalgoers roam the food area of the Fiesta International More...

Property Insurance Plan Extended For One Year

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announces that the Legislature recently agreed upon and passed legislation for a one-year extender to authorize the New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association (NYPIUA). More...

D.I. Piekarski Goes To Richmond Hill Pct.

Paul H. Piekarski, who built a strong rapport with the community and earned a rare promotion to deputy inspector during his tenure as commanding officer of the 100 Precinct, took command the 102 Precinct in Richmond Hill this week. More...

City Continues To Pay In Blood Pathogens Case

A follow-up inspection of PS 233, the special education unit at Beach Channel High School on April 12, revealed that the school has still not abated the existing problem of the school More...

Beachcomber

With July 4 upon us, The Wave wants to wish all of our readers as safe and sane Independence weekend and a healthy summer season. More...

Lee Smith Killed Over Compliment To ‘Preacher’s’ Girl

Lee Smith was gunned down in Far Rockaway more than five years ago because of a comment he made to a girlfriend of one of the men now accused of the killing, according to the woman who was then pregnant with Smith More...

Free Summer Meal Program Open At Schools

Many public schools in Rockaway will be open this summer to provide both breakfast and lunch free to those under the age of 19. More...

Kellys Celebrate Third Wedding Anniversary

Jim and Mary Kelly celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. The couple took a trip on the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Mary More...

White From Worcester Polytechnic

Catherine White of Rockaway Park graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute on May 22, 2005. White, the daughter of Walter and Catherine White, graduated with a degree in Biotechnology and International Studies. More...

Smith From Fairfield

Tommy Smith of Rockaway recently graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University. Smith, a graduate of Xavier High School in 2001, will start working for Ernst & Young as an auditor in August. More...

McNelis With High Honors

Neil J. McNelis recently graduated from Brooklyn College with high honors and a degree in Liberal Arts. McNelis resides in Rockaway Park and is presently working in the field of national television advertising. More...

Klez Dispensers Draw Crowd To RMAC Concert

The Rockaway Music And Arts Council (RMAC) drew a crowd to its first of a series of Sunset Picnic Concerts scheduled for this summer. The featured performers were More...

Bill Curtis Remembers 1946 FRHS Rifle Team

Bill Curtis was a member of the Far Rockaway Rifle team from 1944-46. He graduated in 1946 and as recalls the photo in the June 24 edition is from 1945. He writes: More...

Peninsula Hospital Center Hosts Annual Meeting

The Peninsula Hospital Center (PHC) hosted its annual meeting last week with updates and the presentation of donations to the hospital. More...

The Chicken Or The Egg?

Students at Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School were introduced to their newest class pets More...

Public School 225 Remembers Sharon Bien

Students and colleagues at P.S. 225 planted a tree in the memory of teacher Sharon Bien last year. Bien passed away two years ago and the school added flowers and a special slate memorializing her dedication to the children at the school. Ms. More...

Fire Department Chief Visits St. Edmund

Fire Department Chief Peter Hayden visited St. Edmund Elementary School for a full day of fire safety. Students and teachers were taught about the importance of fire safety and given many safety tips. The children were also visited by More...

Property Insurance Plan Extended For One Year

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announces that the Legislature recently agreed upon and passed legislation for a one-year extender to authorize the New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association (NYPIUA). More...

Rockaway’s Catholic Parishes

The Rockaway/Broad Channel cluster of Catholic Parishes, comprising of all eight Roman Catholic churches in Rockaway and Broad Channel, recently honored some of it More...

Off-Duty Police Officer Assaulted On Beach 98 Street

An off-duty police officer escorting his girlfriend home from an evening out was assaulted by several men in front of 319 Beach 98 Street about 10:30 p.m. last Tuesday evening. More...

Rockaway Teen Shot Visiting Redfern Cousin

An Arverne teen, visiting his cousin at 1270 Redfern Avenue in Far Rockaway early Wednesday morning, was shot in the leg as he entered the building. More...

RDRC Receives $100,000 For Development

Councilman James Sanders, Jr. signs a $100,000 check made out to RDRC as RDRC More...

Sleeping On The Job At FRHS

The year is either 1942 or 1943 and Far Rockaway High School student Seymour Argule is supposed to be on hall duty at the school. Instead, he has dropped his book and has sneaked a nap while on duty. More...

Queens Precinct Council Recognition Day

Queens Precinct Council Recognition Day was held at Flushing Meadows Park on May 18, 2005. Borough President Helen Marshall praised all the community councils involved and their importance to their community. More...

Tenor Tynan At NorthFork Theater, July 19

Ronan Tynan brings his Summer Tour and the hits of his new captivating self-titled CD More...

Teen In Racial Assault Stabbed BC Youth In ‘02

Ozone Park youth Nicholas Minucci, 19, is in trouble with the law in connection with a racial assault in Howard Beach Wednesday. More...

Weiner: Withhold Funds From Palestinian Authority

Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that includes a $150 million appropriation of U.S. aid to the Palestinians - an increase of 100% from last year. Rep. More...

PAL Names Sites In Rockaway

The Police Athletic League will launch its 2005 Summer Program in Queens on Monday, July 11. More...


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