August 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Community

Local Makes It To Comic Book Contest Finals:Vote Now!

One of Rockaway's own residents, Jorge Vega III, is on the fast track to comic book gold. More...

Addabbo Denounces Terror Funding

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Angered By Lit Cigarette,Pulls Knife

A Manhattan man on his way to the beach with his boogie board, angered that another subway rider held a lit cigarette, pulled a knife and chased the smoker towards the beach, police say. More...

Sports

Resilient Voyles Helps Cyclones Continue Playoff Push

There may be no trading deadline in the NY-Penn League, but after getting super utility-man J.R. More...

Volleyball Teams Win Title At Riis Park

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League concluded its 18th season on Saturday with an entire day of playoffs, crowning six different division champions by the day's end. More...

Boardwalk Run Brings Race Revelers To The Beach

The threat of thunderstorms never materialized and it was once again a beautiful Friday night on July 27 for the 5th Annual Graybeards Family Run, presented by Arverne By The Sea. More...

Obits

Clarence Akers Sr.

Longshoreman

Clarence Akers Sr., a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 9. Akers, a longshoreman, was born in Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania on June 23, 1935. He served his country in the U.S. More...

Regina Barile

Homemaker

Regina Barile, a Rockaway resident for 40 years coming from Brooklyn, died August 11. Barile, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn. She also worked as a housekeeper and cook at St. Genevieve's Church and was a member of the Catholic Club. More...

Guy Edward Donohue

Operating Engineer Local 15

Guy Edward Donohue, a Rockaway resident for 50 years, died August 10. Donohue was born in Brooklyn and worked as an operating engineer for Local 15. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959 and was a member of the Daniel M. More...

Shootings Fell Four In Two Incidents

By Howard Schwach

The summer shooting season went into high gear last weekend, with two shooting incidents that left four Rockaway residents in the hospital with gunshot wounds, police sources say. More...

Parks Throws A Bone To Dogs; New Run Opens

Rockaway's first dog run is open to the public and the Department of Parks and Recreation and a local dog group are planning an official opening celebration, The Wave has learned. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

What's At Stake

I registered to vote as a Democrat shortly after I got out of college. My father made me do it. Although he often voted Republican, he'd always been a Democrat and so had our entire family. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... The commotion coming from the Tuesday night Bingo match at 85-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard was not in celebration. A portion of the ceiling, which apparently was saturated, came down over the players. More...

It's My Turn

I was recently contacted by a friend, Belle Harbor resident, who was my onetime lifeguard partner and lifeguard lieutenant, Victor Martino. More...

Editorial/Opinion

OPINIONS

A Pool Is Coming, Leaving Some Locals Unhappy

The good news is that Rockaway is finally getting the swimming pool that it has coveted since then Representative Chuck Schumer said that we would get one at Riis Park nearly 15 years ago. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

BY ROBERT SARNOFF
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From the Editor's Desk

Nobody Asked Me, But …(You Gotta Believe Issue)

...Robert Lane said it all in a letter to the editor of Newsweek magazine a few weeks ago, in response to a cover story about American Muslims. More...

Letters

Wave Commentary Is Destructive

The commentary that you printed in the August 10 issue of your newspaper concerning the Rockaway Orthodox Jewish community is disturbing for many reasons. More...

Make Your Voices Heard About The Y Pool

Community Board 14 recently had a committee meeting regarding the building of the proposed YMCA, which is to be included in the development of the Arverne Urban Renewal Area. This meeting was reported on by the Wave. More...

What A Disgrace!

My blood boiled as I read Congressman Weiner's press release to your newspaper, wherein he proudly stated that once again, he has sent a letter to the President of the United States calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard, an analyst then working More...


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