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New Surfing Beach Announced In Rockaway

A new "surfing only" beach opened earlier this month in Rockaway, the Department of Parks and Recreation confirmed on Thursday. Abigail Lootens, a spokesperson for the department, talked about the new beach designation. More...

Flaherty Chosen As Adult Volunteer Of The Year

Patricia Flaherty was chosen as Adult Volunteer of the Year by the New York State Health Facilities Association in Saratoga Springs on June 26. More...

Howerton To Attend Scholars'Academy

Kiana Howerton, daughter of Deborah and Rick Howerton, graduated from PS 106 this past June with the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian and President's Outstanding Academic awards. Kiana will attend Scholars' Academy in the fall. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Stop Complaining, There's Plenty To Do In Rockaway

The one complaint that you hear most often in Rockaway (after the condition of the roads and beach access rules) is that there is nothing to do in Rockaway, even during the summer months. More...

Editorial Comment

by Robert Sarnoff

"Running As An Independent..." More...

Letters

Letters

Hire More Lifeguards For Rockaway's Beaches Dear Editor, Parks Enforcement Program (PEP) is a waste of taxpayer's money and only creates harassment on our beaches. More...

'Justice' Done In Spurgeon Slay Arrest

ASt. Albans man with ties to Rockaway has been arraigned on murder charges in connection with the death of a 26-year-old Far Rockaway man who was shot and then struck by a car as he was leaving his brother's house in Wavecrest last December. More...

Bain Teen Loses Second Parent At Dad's Sentencing

Ateenage boy from Rockaway watched in Queens Supreme Court Tuesday, as his father was sentenced to prison for killing his mother in a drunk-driving crash, but not before listening to damaging information about both parents and hearing relatives cal More...

Columnists

It's My Turn

'The Passion Pit' And What Can Be Done To Clean It Up

Henrick A. Karoliszyn is a local freelance writer who loves to surf and once wrote a surfing column for The Wave. He often stops by the area at the foot of the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge, which connects Rockaway to the mainland of Queens. More...

Historical Views

of the Rockaways Somerville, Arverne, Rockaway Beach….1913

At a few corners along Amstel Boulevard (Beach Channel Drive) on the south border of the new Somerville development in north Arverne, realty offices were set up to service prospective buyers of building lots. More...

Somerville, Arverne, Rockaway Beach….1913

From The Rockaway Museum Commentary by Emil Lucev, Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

At a few corners along Amstel Boulevard (Beach Channel Drive) on the south border of the new Somerville development in north Arverne, realty offices were set up to service prospective buyers of building lots. More...

Sports

Duddy Returns To Ireland In "Homecoming"Bout

John Duddy returns to Ireland on July 15 for his first professional boxing fight since leaving his hometown, Derry County, a few years ago to seek fame and fortune in the United States. More...

'Diamond Pros' Back In Fort Tilden For July

Two Sessions Set For Hitting, Running, Catching, Pitching

The "Diamond Pros" instructional baseball camp will once again set up at the Rockaway Little League headquarters in Fort Tilden for two July sessions. More...

Wire To Wire Boys Grammar Action Highlight St.Francis Classic

The close games and nail-biters continue in the Boys Grammer-Middle Division at the St. Francis Summer Classic. More...

Obits

Rev. Brendan W. Downing

Pastor, Church of St. Gertrude

Reverend Brendan W. Downing, the pastor of St. Gertrude's Church in Far Rockaway, died July 9 at New York University Medical Center in Manhatan. He was 54. More...

Jean Brabham

Nurses Aide

Jean Brabham of Rockaway died June 21. She was 51. Brabham was born in Brooklyn. She was a nurses aide at St. Albans Veterans Hospital. More...

Robert Byrnes

Signal Maintainer

Byrnes was born in Brooklyn. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later was a signal maintainer for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. More...


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