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Rockaway Finds Its Rainbow Connection

Those braving the rain and wind on the boardwalk at Beach 116 Street on Sunday night were treated to a beautiful rainbow, which seemed to grow out of the high-rise buildings on Beach 108 Street and then arc gracefully into the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Top Stories

Setting Up An Eye In The Sky

The New York City Police Department has come up with a new twist in fighting crime in high-crime areas. The agency now uses what they call "Sky Towers" to watch over a several block area. More...

B. 90 St.Worst In City!

'A' Line Station Gets Failing Grade From Transit Council

A Rockaway "A" Line station has received the dubious honor of being named the "worst subway station in the city" by a transit watchdog council, it was announced this week. More...

Car-Bus MVA Sends 21 To Local Hospitals

Several people were injured on Monday, none of them critically, when a city bus forcibly met a Honda automobile at Beach 34 Street and the Rockaway Freeway, police sources say. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Free Concert At Jacob Riis Park

The Gateway National Park Service is happy to present the Greg Trooper Band with special guest, Rockaway's own Indaculture. The performances will take place at Jacob Riis Park on Sunday, August 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Fort Tilden Highlights

FREE: SUMMER MOONS: Scheduled bands every Thursday under the stars in the summer on MoonStage & sTudio 7, RoCA, Fort Tilden. 8/21, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. More...

Cheech & Chong at Capital One Bank Theatre

Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, will present Cheech & Chong: Light Up America at the Capitol One Bank Theatre on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 8 p.m. More...

Milestones

Sophia Turns Three

Sophia Maria Millet of Belle Harbor celebrated her third birthday on Saturday, August 2 with her parents; sister, Angela; grandparents; and her best friend, Oliver. More...

Giovanni Turns Five And Steps Up

Giovanni Caraballo turned five years old on July 30. He celebrated his special day with this parents and soon-to-be baby brother, Domonick. Giovanni is the son of Maria Hernandez and Angel Caraballo of Rockaway Beach. More...

SJEH Celebrates Patient's Sixth Birthday

The Center for Wound Healing at St. John's Episcopal Hospital celebrated the sixth birthday of Brian Castillo. He is the youngest patient to date of the center, which treats wounds that are hard to heal. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Paterson Cuts Could Mean Real Problems For Local Hospitals

On Monday, Governor David Paterson presented a plan to trim $1 billion from the state's budget this year. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"ONE WORLD ONE DREAM" More...

Obits

Dora Mae Rainey Carter

Nurse

Dora Carter, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 3. She was 68. Carter was born in Cordele, Georgia on April 15, 1940. She was a longtime member of the Allen A.M.E. Church. More...

Mary Elizabeth Craig

Homemaker

Mary Craig, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 5. She was 86. Craig, a homemaker, was born in Richmond, Virginia on September 7, 1921. She was preceded in death by her son, Mott's Craig; and grandson, Ronald PJ Patterson. More...

Walter J. Dmytrius

Retired

Walter Dmytrius, a longtime Inwood resident, died July 31. He was 83. Dmytrius, a retired foreman, was born in Far Rockaway. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre. More...

Rezoning… A DONE DEAL

The first rezoning of Rockaway since 1961 was approved by the City Council's Zoning and Franchises subcommittee and yesterday by the entire City Council, officials reported. More...

Visiting Teen Dies In 'Gun Accident'

A Massachusetts teen visiting relatives in Far Rockaway was shot dead Wednesday night in what police officials speculate was an accidental shooting. More...

Community

Big Losers Win Weight Loss Challenge

Thirty people lost a combined 259.6 pounds while participating in Shapewatchers 12-week weight loss challenge. Participants ranged from 11 to 83 years of age. The top three winners lost 66.4 pounds combined. More...

Celebrating The Summer With A Cannonball

Rockaway youth Billy Moore takes to the air with a running cannonball into a local swimming pool. Billy's parents and grandparents are all long-time Rockaway residents. Oh, to be young in the summertime. More...

EHS Hosts Clinical Pastoral Care Symposium

Episcopal Health Services' Vice President of Pastoral Care and Education of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, Reverend Dr. More...

Business News

PHC Receives Donation For AngioScreen Program

Robert V. Levine (left), President and CEO recently accepted a $30,000 donation from Benefit Fund Trustee, George Greco (right), New York City District Council of Carpenters and Jointers of America Benefit Funds. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Both Queens College and St. John's University have made the cut, being among "The Best 368 Colleges," in America, as announced by the Princeton Review in its annual college issue. More...

Broad Channel Bits

This August weather has been surprising. The month is halfway through already, and so far we have had mostly moderate temperatures for this time of year. The rain has been a surprise as well. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

All Things Considered, I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia

ARTSPLASH SUBMISSION DEADLINE ALERT!: Friday, August 15. Visit RAA website for full details. More...

Sports

Rockaway Beach Volleyball League Crowns Six Champs for 2008

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League concluded its 19th season on Saturday with an entire day of playoffs by crowning six different division champions at day's end. More...

Beach Volleyball League Celebrates Day Of Champions

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Favre Arrival Lifts Jets' Fans Spirits In Upcoming Campaign

HEMPSTEAD, NY— Beads of sweat poured down Brett Favre's head as the future Hall of Fame quarterback stepped to the makeshift podium. More...

Letters

Wave Should Know Better

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to your criticism of the ad hoc committee's efforts to get a suitable recreation facility built in the Rockaways. More...

Boycott Olympics

Dear Editor, I'm writing to you this week to express my utmost support for a boycott of the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing. More...

False Reports Can Not Be Tolerated

Tolerated Dear Editor, I shouldn't be surprised by this but, again, The Wave rushed to get a sensational (false) article into their paper without getting all the facts. More...


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