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Bus Accident Injures Ten

Ten people were taken to local hospitals after an MTA bus driver swerved to avoid hitting a child and crashed into a fence in Edgemere on Sunday evening. More...

City Emergency Management Runs Brooklyn Disaster Deployment Drill

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner hs announced the successful completion of HURREX 2008, a multiagency field exercise to test the deployment of the City's emergency supply stockpile and the setup of shelters. More...

EDP Gives Up When ESU Arrives On Scene

When police arrived for a call on an emotionally disturbed person (EDP) on the two-hundred block of Beach 100 Street, they found a man barricaded in a bungalow, threatening to harm everybody in the home. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Griffin, LaBelle At Westbury

Live Nation presents the hilarious, self-proclaimed "D-list celebrity," Kathy Griffin for two back-to-back performances on June 21 at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Kathy Griffin is an Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian. More...

MovieScope

'My Father My Lord' - Abraham And Isaac Retold

Is it possible that God does not want to be taken too literally, especially where common sense is concerned? More...

Business News

ABTS To Host Grand Opening

Benjamin Beechwood, LLC, the developer of Arverne by the Sea, is hosting a grand opening the weekend of June 14-15 to introduce its newest neighborhood - The Dunes. More...

Belle Shores Announces Grand Opening

Belle Shores Announces Grand Opening Rockaway Park's condominium developer, the Frame Work Group, announces the grand opening of the Waterfront Phase of the Belle Shores community located on Shore Front Parkway between Beach 101 and Beach 100 Str More...

Sports

Spikers and Bumpers and Sets,Oh My!

What a surprise - it rained on the RBVL Wednesday night at Riis Park. After so many questionable weather nights over the years, players really have their routine down to a science. More...

Teams Take Top Honors In Peninsula Cup Championship

Another enormously successful Peninsula Cup Soccer season ended last weekend with intense playoff action and a celebratory barbeque. More...

St.Camillus Volleyball Wins Championship

The St. Camillus volleyball team won the Rookie division Diocesan championship this year. After a slow start, the girls worked very hard and greatly improved over the season. More...

Obits

John P.Barkaus

Executive MTA VP

John Barkaus, a 16-month Rockaway resident, died May 30. Barkaus was born in Astoria. He was a retired executive vice president with the MTA and a US Postal Service letter carrier. More...

John J.Costello

NYPD Police Officer

John Costello, a 50-year Rockaway resident, died May 30. Costello was born in Brooklyn. He served in the US Army during World War II. He worked with the Communication Division of the New York Police Department, shield # 13011. More...

Ellen P.Ferchland

Retail Associate

Ellen Ferchland, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 2. Ferchland, a retail associate, was born in Manhattan. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ferchland. More...

Menaces Students With Syringe

Conflicting stories abound over whether several students at PS 105 in Arverne were stabbed with an insulin syringe brought to school by a nine-year-old fourth grader or if they were simply menaced by the girl with the dirty needle. More...

Review R-7 Zone For Beach 116 Street

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall has asked the city's planning department to take a "second look" at rezoning Beach 116 Street with eightstory buildings, a minor victory for local activists fighting the development plan. More...

Community

Liz Is A Librarian

On Thursday, May 29, 2008, Liz Guarino, who is a Wave columnist, received a Master of Library Science degree from Queens College of the City University of New York. More...

Local Lion Roars From Rockaway To Broadway

He auditioned several times for the part since age seven and each time he was sent back home because he wasn't quite ready. But he stayed optimistic, considering they kept calling him back. More...

FEMA Advises On Hurricane Protection

Hurricane Season 2008 began last week, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants residents living in hurricane prone areas to get serious and be prepared now. More...

School News

29 McClancy Students In National Honor Society

The Wave would like to congratulate the students of Monsignor McClaney Memorial High School who have been inducted into the National Honor Society on May 15, 2008. More...

RWA Hosts USACE Workshop For Local Students

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) hosted a workshop for KAPPA VI and PS 43 students. The Students worked with biologists and engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). More...

Celebrates Earth Day With Public School 43

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and sculptor Ethan Long assisted PS 43 students in completing an environmental sculpture. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Mark your calendars for this weekend's Rockaway Literary Festival, which will be held at Fort Tilden on June 7 and 8. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Here Comes The Beginning Of Summer

It's June already and the 20th is the official beginning of summer! A lot of folks feel that there weren't many warm days this spring; the weather will surely heat up now! More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

Knees, shoulders and low backs steal most of the spotlight in the physical therapy world. More...

Editorial/Opinion

'Business Is Business And Business Must Grow, Regardless Of Crummies In Tummies,You Know'

Those of you who are parents or grandparents will probably recognize that piece of Seussian logic. For the uninitiated, let us tell you that it comes from a cautionary tale about our environment by Dr. More...

EDITORIALCOMMENT

Full Story

It's My Turn

A Ferry Nice Ride

The Rockaway Ferry has arrived! I took the ferry to work during its inaugural week and am happy to report that it's a relaxing, safe, cost-effective way to commute from the Rockaways to Manhattan. More...

Letters

A Public Thank You

Dear Editor, This letter is directed to the staff and doctors at Peninsula Hospital for the great care you gave my mother, Gloria Farris, during her recent month-long hospitalization for pneumonia, and heart and renal failure. More...

The Best Physical Therapy Center In Town

Dear Editor, I recently had the pleasure of coming under the care of Timothy Rohrs, PT, DPT and his wonderful staff at Sands Point Physical Therapy Center located at 2-30 Beach 102 Street, Rockaway Park. More...

25 x 6 = Discontinued

Dear Editor, I enjoyed your article last week about the 25 riders on the early run. It really is a great ride and a pleasant alternative to every other way of getting into Manhattan. That is why it is so frustrating that it will be dead soon. More...


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