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Rockaway Becomes Kingdom Battlefield For NBC-TV Pilot

Rockaway was invaded last Tuesday and Wednesday by two armies battling for control over the Kingdom of New York. More...

Top Stories

Black Community Plans Response To Bell Verdict

Through prayer and song and with a certain amount of anger, Rockaway's African-American community came together last week to discuss its response to the April 25 verdict acquitting three police detectives in the death of Far Rockaway resident Sean More...

Bloomberg Riles Against GHI-HIP Merger

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has released a memorandum sent to the New York State Superintendent of Insurance Eric R. More...

Cops Bust Hammels Man For Drugs,Weapons

Police officers from the 100 Precinct and the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit executed a search warrant at 82-03 Beach Channel Drive in the Hammel Houses on Wednesday evening, seizing a cache of drugs and guns and arresting Ramon Collins. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

A Tale Of Life On The High Seas

An exciting life does not necessarily have to always translate into an exciting story. Former Rockaway resident, Viviane Thereau, spent most of her childhood living at sea after her family fled their home in France during World War II. More...

Foreigner At Capitol One Bank Theatre 5/16

Live Nation presents rock sensation Foreigner at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' - Full Frontal Failure

When your girlfriend shoots you down, is that the time to expose yourself? Apparently not, judging by "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," where dumpee Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) responds to rejection with full frontal nudity. More...

Sports

Beginners Promoted At World Champions Karate Center

Above: Beginners are making their mark at World Champions Karate Center, who recently completed promotions for these Karateka. More...

Pennant Races Come Into Focus For PC Soccer

As teams started their final turn around the regular season schedule, the battles for first place became clear in most divisions. More...

Empire State Games Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts for the Empire State Games Scholastic girls' team will take place on Monday, May 12 at Bishop Kearney High School and on Wednesday, May 14 at Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn. Tryouts are from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Letters

There Is A Higher Power

Dear Editor, The police officers who killed Sean Bell may have gotten away with it by law but there is a higher power. I pray that no harm come to them because God is the final judge. More...

Show Us Leadership

Dear Editor, The April 18 issue of The Wave showed a picture of Senator Malcolm Smith and Roger Toussaint, President of Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union. The union was advocating for better healthcare and improved retirement benefits. More...

Proposed Rezoning

Dear Editor, As a public service to the community, and prior to the May 13 Community Board 14 meeting, please publish the full text and zoning maps for the Planning Commission's proposed rezoning. It can be found at www.nyc.gov/planning. More...

CB 14 Faces Tough Tuesday Decision

The members of Community Board 14 face one of their toughest decisions in recent years when the question of rezoning the west end comes before them at their regular meeting next Tuesday evening, May 12. More...

$1 Million Plus For Seniors' Organization

In the past 15 years, a senior citizens' transportation program run by Democratic District Leader Geraldine M. Chapey has drawn more than one million dollars from the public coffers, public records on the city's website reveal. More...

Community

'55+ Wellness Program'

Kingsborough Community College's Continuing Education Department presents 55+ Wellness Program. The classes will be held on Fridays, May 9, May 16, May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20. More...

Boys Scouts Of America Honors Carrubba

An Eagle Scout Story

The Boys Scouts of America honored Steven J. Carrubba of Eagle Scout Troop 446, on Sunday, April 6, at the Fort Hamilton Officer's Club in Brooklyn. Carrubba began his scouting career in 1999 as a Tiger Cub in St. Helen's Parish scouting program. More...

Free Swimming Lessons To Be Offered

Free swimming lessons will be offered for children and young adults at Far Rockaway High School, under a new program sponsored by Councilman James Sanders Jr. and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

School News

Wildlife Sanctuary Hosts 'Planting With Sprouts'Workshop

Julia Daudelin, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 47, and Ranger Julia, of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, hosted a free program where young sprouts, ages 4 and up, explored plants parts from roots to buds with their families. More...

Beth El Mission Day Care Visits The Circus

Students at Beth El Mission Day Care took a trip to the UniverSoul Circus. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Hosts Workshop

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance kicked off its school workshops this week with marine biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research, who conducted mock dolphin strandings off the beach at Beach 29 Street with students from KAPPA VI and More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

When Robert Hordt was recently named Managing Editor of Crain's New York Business, his biography in the paper said that he had started his career at The Wave in Rockaway. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Spring A Good Time To Try New Things

It's really getting to look and feel like spring and it's great to be outdoors without coat or jacket. Nice warm sunshine and blue skies, with a few clouds here and there have been the order of the day lately. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

'Annie' A Must-See; Poets At RoCA

Deadline for RAA's next exhibit is May 16. "Good & Plenty" will be the best work by RAA artists, revisited; and a member auction. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Some Ferry Tales Do Come True

OPINIONS

On Monday morning, a number of commuters will huddle at 5:45 a.m., in the early morning cold, to await an historic event - the first commuter ferry run from Rockaway to Manhattan. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"SPLIT DECISION" AND THE WINNER IS ............... More...

It's My Turn

Gun violence is a national and public health epidemic in this country. More...

Obits

Clara Mae Berry

Supervisor

Clara Mae Berry, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 25. Berry, a housekeeping supervisor, was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on August 16, 1930. She was a longtime employee of Lawrence Nursing Home and a member of St. More...

Denise C.Burns

Homemaker

Denise Burns, a 20-year Rockaway resident, died May 5. Burns, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn. More...

Vermelle Butler

Resident

Vermelle Butler, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 26. Butler was born in Eastover, South Carolina on June 1, 1928. More...


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