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Amid Much Fanfare, Redfern Center Reopens

Smith Announces New Statewide Anti-Gun Initiative

Residents of Redfern Houses were all smiles earlier this week as elected officials and community leaders cut the ribbon that reopened the Redfern Community Center, which has been closed since May due to budget constraints. More...

DA: Drunken Car Crash Kills Two

A Far Rockaway motorist, allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, killed two of his three friends, who were passengers in his automobile, during the early morning hours following the Fourth of July, when his car hydroplaned out of contro More...

Weiner's Legislation To Reimburse City For Pay Gaps

There are many New York City police officers, firefighters and municipal workers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

School News

Broadway Returns To Public School 114

Students of PS 114 proved that children are not to be underestimated. More...

Serwaa Receives Scholarship Award

Nanayaa Serwaa was presented with a $1,000 scholarship by the Women's Industrial League. Lovette Glasgow recruited Serwaa and presented her with the award. Pictured are Serwaa (center) with her family and Lovette Glasgow. More...

Business News

RDRC Awarded $30,000 For Job Readiness Services

In support of their ongoing efforts to provide job readiness and placement services to primarily low and moderate income level persons, Assemblywoman Michele Titus awarded Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp. More...

Rockaway Diner Debut Looks Like Something Out Of A Movie

The Rockaway Diner is now open for business, opening on July 9, 2008. This two-story complex swings you into the past with a 1950s theme. More...

Milestones

Assemblywomen Join Celebration For Local's 100th Birthday

Assemblywomen Michele Titus and Audrey Pheffer join Alfred Presnick, who turned 100 years old on June 26, to blow out the candles on his cake last Thursday. More...

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 of Priscilla Potter of Arverne and Kuldip Singh of South Ozone Park. Victoria is the granddaughter of Mary and Bob Potter of Arverne. More...

Caban Joins The Marine Corp

Christopher Morris Caban graduated from Franklin Academy High School in Malone, New York on June 28. He reported for duty as a recruit in the US Marine Corps on July 2. Caban is the grandson of former West End Realty proprietor Barbara J. More...

Letters

Where Are The Lifeguards, Mayor Bloomberg?

Dear Editor, On Friday, June 27, at 8:55 A.M. I called into the John Gambling Radio Show on WOR. Every Friday Mayor Bloomberg answers questions from the public, between 8 A.M. - 9 A.M. More...

Wake Up Rockaway

Dear Editor, The recent warm, muggy weather here on the peninsula has most of us craving something refreshing. I found my refreshment for the week in an excellent letter published in The Wave. More...

Comment On The New Yankee Stadium

Dear Editor, For the last weeks, the Yankees have drawn 51, 53 and even 55,000 fans to the stadium and this is not in a play-off or in a World Series competition, but against mediocre teams. More...

Obits

Frances Roselle Bartlett

School Aide

Frances Bartlett, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 1. She was 73. Bartlett was born in Manhattan on September 22, 1934. She worked as a school aide with the Board of Education for more than 35 years. More...

Edward J. Daly

Social Worker

Edward Daly died July 7. He was 52. Daly was born in the Bronx on November 29, 1955. He was an avid reader and Civil War buff. He had family members in Rockaway. More...

Anna Gaudio

Homemaker

Anna Gaudio, a 50-year Rockaway resident, coming from Brooklyn, died July 6. Guadio, a homemaker, was born in Italy. More...

Cops Search For Triple Shooter

Police from the 100 Precinct are searching for a man who shot three locals on an Arverne street on July 4. More...

FRHS Gridiron Star Reportedly Killed

Although official police sources refuse to confirm the identity of a victim until the family is notified, local sources say that a star Far Rockaway High School football player was shot and killed on Thursday morning on a Wavecrest street. More...

Community

Parks Sponsors Fitness Programs For Rockaway

Take off some pounds or just keep in shape. The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring two fitness classes in the Rockaways this summer. More...

Local Heads To Nova Scotia In August

Finds Alternate Energy Solutions Besides Riding The Bus

Samuel Epstein is living proof that you never know who is sitting next to you when you ride the commuter bus. Geologist, financial marvel, published journalist, and QM16 rider, Sam Epstein is a Rockaway resident worth learning about. More...

Sanders And West Speak At ENACT Meeting

Edgemere Neighborhood Action Contact Team (ENACT) held its monthly meeting on June 24 at Blanche Community Progressive Day Care. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Wanted' - Dead, Not Alive

Actor James McAvoy must be a masochist. In "The Last King of Scotland," he was hung up by hooks, pierced through his pecks. Now, "Wanted" has him beaten, shot, stabbed and beaten some more by his buddies. More...

For the Rockaway Theatre Company, Next Stop is River City

The Rockaway Theatre Company kicked off the Fourth of July weekend with a production of the popular All- American musical, Meredith Willson's The Music Man. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Beach 74 Street, from Rockaway Beach Boulevard to Shore Front Parkway, will become one-way southbound (towards the beach) beginning on Thursday, July 17. More...

Broad Channel Bits

As we move deeper into the summer, it seems that there is more activity in the Channel than there is in the early parts of the summer. And lots of folks are away on their vacations in the summer, too! Busy, busy! More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

As I sit here to write this column, my brother called to tell me that he hurt his right knee again. He is a mailman and walks between eight and nine miles per day. More...

Sports

St. Francis Summer Classic Basketball In Full Swing

The Graybeards kicked off the 24th season of the St. Francis Summer Classic on Monday June 2, and all teams in all divisions are in action now. The lone exception is the Girls High School Division which will be starting on July 28. More...

Big Apple Games Free For High School Kids

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) today announced the start of the Big Apple Games, which offer free recreational activities during the summer for children from 8-19 years old. More...

Nicholson's Nine Captures RLL Minors Championship

During a little league season where good weather was not always the norm, this championship game was played on a picturesque Friday evening. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Sucker's Bet For NYS Education

As Yogi Berra once famously said, "you could look it up." The New York State Constitution says that proceeds from lottery games must be dedicated to education, and only to education. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

It's My Turn

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to The Wave Opinion from Friday, June 27, as well as other opinions voiced within The Wave this past month. More...


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