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Early Start For City Council Candidate

Lewis Seeks Seat To Be Vacated By Sanders

Frederick A. Lewis II has begun his 2009 City Council run more than a year early, and is so sure of victory, he has already started planning his first steps when he takes office. More...

Bungalow Owner Wants Mid-Rise Demolished

Bungalow owner Richard George, who was featured in The Wave three weeks ago, after Queens Supreme Court ruled that a mid-rise building was improperly built on the oceanfront, blocking his bungalow from the ocean, is now asking that the entire five- More...

Multiple Busts Of Rikers Guards

One Provides Drugs, Other Steals Identity

It was all in a day's work for several Rikers Island Correction Officers who were busted recently in two separate incidents involving identity theft and an accusation of supplying an alleged cop killer inmate with drugs and booze. More...

School News

BC American Legion Goes To Boys State

The Broad Channel American Legion Post 1404 hosted an orientation for 15 teenage boys from public and private high schools in Queens. The group will attend Boys State at SUNY Morrisville in a week-long program, sponsored by the American Legion. More...

PS 106 Celebrates Annual Book Swap

Students at PS 106 prepared for the summer by choosing books for summer reading at the 18th Annual Book Swap. The event, initiated by Reading Specialist Miriam Baum, affords PS 106 students the opportunity to acquire new books for free. More...

PS/MS 105 Celebrates End To Violence

PS/MS students in grades 5, 6 and 7 assembled in the auditorium to celebrate peace and to promote the "Stop the Violence, Safe Summer Theme," on Tuesday, June 24. More...

Sports

Top Draft Picks Arrive To Help Struggling Cyclones

15 baseball games doesn't come close to evaluating what type of team the Brooklyn Cyclones will become. But in the 76 game New York Penn League Rookie A season, already 1/5 of the season has been completed. More...

Beach Volleyball League Celebrates Independence Day

The paper had to go to press early this week due to the 4th of July holiday on Friday, so there can be no stories of the weekly RBVL volleyball trials and tribulations. More...

Late Turnaround Sparks Flynn&Flynn To Little League Championship

The Girls of Flynn&Flynn enjoyed a rather tumultuous regular season, winning five of their ten games losing, at least once, to each of the other three teams in the Rockaway Little League Major Girls Softball Division. More...

Letters

Neponsit and Belle Harbor Residents, We Live Here Too!!

Dear Editor, ( Could you please direct this letter to Mr. Daniel Soloman who wrote in favor of upholding the parking regulations in your 6/27/08 edition) Attention Mr. Solomon and limited followers, this is 2008!!!! More...

Watch Out For The Big One

Dear Editor, Read about the sort of victory proclaimed by Richard George about his "forever" easements. History has record of many suits for the same reason… and lost in court… in favor of the realty interests. More...

Where Are The Trees?

Dear Editor, Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York Parks and Recreation came up with a plan to "improve the environment and enhance public health" by planting trees throughout the New York City area. More...

Doc's 'Scribbles' Focus Of Lawsuit

A Rockaway doctor's sloppy handwriting put a Bayswater man's health at risk when he was given the incorrect medication for several months, a lawsuit filed in Queens Supreme Court alleges. More...

Bag It, Tag It, Truck It Out

Starting in September, National Grid and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will begin a 16- month process that they claim will rid Rockaway Park of what has been called "A Toxic Washing Machine" of contaminated dirt More...

Community

20 MPH Debut At Peanut Butter & Co.

A good-size crowd turned out at the Peanut Butter & Co. restaurant in Greenwich Village for the debut of 20 MPH, a rock band made up of Scholars' Academy students. More...

Despite Storm, Relay For Life Draws Hundreds to Riis Park

For Food, Fun, Laps, Luminaries And Remembrances

The weather was threatening and the venue was brand new, but the annual Cancer Society Relay For Life drew hundreds to the Riis Park Mall for a celebration of life and a memorial to those who were savaged by the disease. More...

FDNY Drills To Rescue Errant Swimmers

Both the fire department and the police department drill regularly on Rockaway beaches to protect against drowning incidents and to rescue errant swimmers. Last week, the fire department hit west end beaches for one of those drills. More...

Columnists

It's My Turn

July Fourth And The Purple Heart

Rockaway resident Stephen Yaeger is a frequent contributor to The Wave as the columnist for Drawing On Science For Children. He is also a talented children's author and artist. More...

Making Waves

The End Of Innocence

In 2006, the South Carolina State Senate passed legislation that made repeat child rapists eligible for the death penalty. A similar Louisiana law let prosecutors seek the death penalty for rapists of children younger than 12. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Taxing Matters

In the wake of State Senator Joe Bruno's abrupt retirement announcement, leadership in the State Senate has passed to Nassau County Senator Dean Skelos. More...

Milestones

Victoria Singh's Christening

Victoria Marie Singh was christened on June 22 at St. Rose of Lima Church by Deacon Pat. She is the daughter Priscilla Potter of Arverne and Kulip Singh of South Ozone Park. More...

Alexa Ann Turns Two

Alexa Ann Cruz turned two years old on June 25. Friends and family joined her as she celebrated her second birthday with her very own carnival on Sunday, June 22. Alexa is the daughter of Nick Cruz and Pamela Halpin of Rockaway Park. More...

The Moynihan Children Move Forward

The Moynihan family of Broad Channel is celebrating their children. Frankie stepped up from kindergarten on June 17 and will enter first grade in the fall. His sister Allison received Principal List Honors on June 18. More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Fourth Of July: Not Just A Day To Barbeque Hot Dogs

Many people see Independence Day, the Fourth of July, as just another holiday; a day off from work to get together with family and friends and hold a backyard barbeque. More...

Why Do They Have To Eat, Anyway?

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn shook hands last week on a new city budget, they pleased many in the school community who now could retain their jobs, as well as homeowners who would get their rebate; but at th More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

... AND THE SKYROCKETING RED GLARE OF $5.00/GALLON ... HAPPY JULY 4TH! More...

Obits

Freddie Giglio

Independent Contractor

Freddie Giglio, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 25. He was 65. Giglio, a contractor, was born in Brooklyn on July 7, 1942. He worked as a taxi driver for Surf Car Service in the 1980's. More...

Gregory L. Keegan

MTA Subway Car Maintainer

Gregory Keegan, a 23-year Rockaway resident, coming from Woodhaven, died June 29. Keegan was born in Brooklyn. He served in the US Army during World War II. He worked as a subway care maintainer with New York City Transit. More...

William Harris Kleinman

Auto Dealer

William Kleinman, a 14-year Rockaway resident, died June 24. He was 76. Kleinman was born in the Bronx on July 20, 1931. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. More...


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