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Top Sanders Aide Announces Run For State Assembly

Donovan Richards says he knew at a young age that he wanted to help people. He knew the struggles of the urban working class family and wanted to make a difference. More...

Public Needed To Restore Oyster Population

The Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area is attempting to restore the once thriving population of Eastern Oysters to the ecosystem, but needs the help of the public. More...

Beach 90 Street Dumpster Catches Fire

A dumpster caught fire on Wednesday afternoon in the back of CVS Pharmacy on Beach 90 Street and Holland Avenue. FDNY officials rushed to the scene and quickly extinguished the blaze that briefly filled the streets with smoke. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

County-Western Concert Series On Way To Westbury

Live Nation proudly presents seven exciting country shows at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury this summer. Trisha Yearwood kicked off the series on Thursday, June 12. More...

MovieScope

'Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull' - Spielberg Spins His Golden Wheels

Why is Director Steven Spielberg spinning his creative wheels doing a fourth installation in the "Indiana Jones" franchise? To make money. Yes. But he is also having a lot of fun. More...

Literary Arts Festival

The Rockaway Music and Arts Council held its second annual Literary Arts and Film Festival at Fort Tilden last weekend, June 7 and 8. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Wave misspoke in last week's edition in the front-page story about the borough president's recommendations on the R-7 zone for Beach 116 Street. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Mardi Gras Comes With Summer

Well, the heat was really on us in recent days- and the rain! Not too many folks enjoy the really hot weather and some worry about a blackout happening again. More...

Canine Corner

Lisa Long is a certified trainer and the owner of The Green Dog. She is certified in pet first aid and CPR through the Red Cross. Lisa is also an evaluator for the American Kennel Club. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Don't 'Fix' What Isn't Broken

The city's voters first approved term limits for city elected officials in 1993, nearly 15 years ago. At the time, politicians were incensed that the voters looked on them as short-term public servants rather than as leaders for life. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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It's My Turn

Senator Clinton, Please Come Home!

Senator Clinton, please come home and help the Middle Class and the working poor. Please don't abandon us in New York. More...

Letters

Champion Of Education Needed

Dear Editor, The article in the Daily News about the court house on Beach 90 Street and Beach Channel Drive that informed us that the building will remain abandoned, was confusing and led many readers to believe it was going to be a library. More...

I Agree With Frank McCarthy

Dear Editor, The new - albeit limited - ferry service from Breezy Point to Manhattan and Brooklyn is an exciting development for the residents of Rockaway. This is something that I have campaigned and worked hard for. More...

Capitalizing Race

Dear Editor, The letter is in reference to The Abject Failure of Far Rockaway's Black Leadership. More...

Shots Fired, Man Cut On Hot Summer Sunday

All of the action seemed to center on Beach 116 Street last Sunday afternoon, June 8, when thousands crowded the beach to get away from the record heat by spending some time in the cool Atlantic Ocean. More...

Community

Coney Island Aquarium Free On Friday Afternoons

The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) New York Aquarium is now offering free admission every Friday from 3:00 p.m. until closing. More...

Young Children Dominate Penny Harvest For Good Cause

The children of one of P.S. 105's first grade classes recently visited Peninsula Hospital Center's Angels on the Bay Pediatric Unit bearing a Penny Harvest donation in the amount of $1,000! More...

Dedication For Memory Of 9/11 Victim

The area on the corner of 79 Street and 4 Avenue in Brooklyn was dedicated recently to the memory of Patrick Sullivan, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. More...

School News

PS 47 Team Takes Third In Competition

Two teams from PS 47 competed in the Music Memory finals at the Skirball Center for the Arts at NYU on May 28. The 5/6 team took third place in the citywide competition. More...

Students Warm Up To New Energy Sources

The educators from Solar 1 last week came to Far Rockaway to teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at P.S. 43 and Kappa VI about renewable sources of energy. More...

Military Appreciation Day At St.Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales held its annual Military Appreciation Day on May 23. Members of the Daniel M. O'Connell American Legion Post 272 attended the event. Mike Honan gave a presentation on the importance of the American flag and serving the country. More...

Business News

Conte's Carpets And Hardwoods

The Area's Largest Flooring Superstore

Conte's Carpets and Hardwoods, located at 5008 Avenue L in Brooklyn, right over the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, has been family owned and operated for 30 years. More...

The Dunes Are Making Their Debut

Benjamin Beechwood, LLC, developer of Arverne By The Sea, is hosting a grand opening of the newest neighborhood, The Dunes. The Dunes is the largest of six neighborhoods in Beechwood's Arverne By The Sea master planned development. More...

Sports

First Ever Championship Karate Tournament At World's Most Famous Arena Wins Gold Medal

A memorable event took place on Sunday, May 18 when the first ever Karate tournament was held on the main floor of Madison Square Garden. More...

Perfect Night, Perfect Weather, Perfect RBVL Volleyball

A most unusual thing happened at volleyball Wednesday night; the weather was perfect - no rain, no wind, just another beautiful night of volleyball. But wait: this wasn't Southern California it was Riis Park! More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheel House

Tuesday morning I looked over my shoulder to see the familiar silhouette of Tony "a.k.a." the Hawk back arched, rod doubled over leaning into a good fish. More...

Obits

Leroy Biggs

Clinic Manager

Leroy Biggs, a friend of Rockaway Residents, died June 4. He was 64. Biggs was born in Suffolk, Virginia on September 6, 1943. He was a manager at Beth Israel Medical Center. More...

Joseph Cannon

Maintenance Engineer

Joseph Cannon, a friend of Rockaway Residents, died June 5. He was 68. Cannon, an engineer, was born in Brooklyn on December 6, 1939. He is survived by daughter, Catherine. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. More...

Catherine A. Carlson

Teacher

Catherine Carlson, a 42-year Rockaway Resident, died June 8. Carlson was born in Brooklyn. She was a special education teacher of language at Beach Channel High School. More...


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