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Contractor Leaves Mott Creek Roads Unfinished

A contractor has been fined and issued three summonses after an inspection by the Department of Environmental Protection found that roads in the Mott Creek area of Far Rockaway, which the contractor was mandated to repair, were left unfinished foll More...

NYC Seniors Squeezed By Rising Costs

Rising housing, food and health care costs for New York's senior citizens are outpacing Social Security adjustments, according to a new study released today by Represen-tative Anthony Weiner, co-chair of the Bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on the More...

Try,And Try Again To Break Into Check-Cashing Store

Frustrated burglars tried unsuccessfully on Monday for the second time to break through the roof of a check-cashing store at 21-38 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway. More...

School News

Things Are Happening At Stella Maris High School

Principal Geri Martinez and Religion Chairperson S. Barbara Mackiewicz pose with student winners during the Diocesan Celebration of Life contest. More...

Huntley Hosts School Governance Forum

State Senator Shirley L. More...

PS/MS 43 Tours The Brooklyn Museum

Class 701 from PS.MS 43 took a tour of the Brooklyn Museum on October 15. As part of Mrs. Ellis' curriculum they sketched landscapes and discussed the science connections with their teacher Ms. Dooney. Pictured are students of class 701. More...

Business News

Business Spotlight

Pet Spa Of Belle Harbor: More Than 25 Years In The Pet Business

With more than 25 years in the pet business, the Pet Spa of Belle Harbor opened its doors at 410 Beach 129 Street, on the west end shopping street in mid-2007. More...

SJEH Names Spadaccini Corporate Director

Ronald Spadaccini has been named the Corporate Director of Materials Management by St. John's Episcopal Hospi-tal. He is responsible for the hospital's materials management, purchasing, mailroom, central supply and the warehouse. More...

Thompson: NYC Private Sector Jobs Will Be Lost

The New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. has launched a revamped, user-friendly Web site this morning, addressing the city's current fiscal crisis and forecasting 165,000 lost jobs over the next two years in a new column, "The CNote. More...

Sports

Jamaica Wins Division Over Stunned BCHS

The 40 mph winds gusting off Jamaica Bay on Tuesday afternoon were so strong that it kept the seagulls surrounding the Beach Channel soccer field from getting into flight. More...

Dolphins Get Ready In Crucial Matchup With LIC

Beach Channel was in their normal preparation mode for their opponent Jamaica on Saturday afternoon. But there was uncertainty brewing throughout the practice week that the game would not take place. And their uncertainty was answered. More...

SFDS Cross-Country Runners Make The Finish Line

The CYO cross-country season continued for the St. Francis de Sales runners on October 19th with the John Bennett Classic Races at Alley Pond Park. More...

Letters

Change More Than Term Limits

Dear Editor, I agree with changing the term limits. In drastic times people do drastic things. In this case, keeping on a mayor that has shown his love and commitment to New York and its people. More...

Your Vote Counts

Dear Editor, Every four years in America, there is an election held for a new president. I never thought that my vote counted but now I know it does. More...

Addabbo Helps Us Out

Dear Editor, This past August my daughter and I along with many of the residents of Bay Towers had difficulties with our building management in regards to billing charges for our air conditioners units. More...

Beat, Rob 92-Year-Old SFP Woman

Three young thugs beat and robbed a 92-year-old Shore Front Parkway woman and ransacked her apartment before they fled, police say. Florence Olstrom, of 107-10 Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Park, was safely asleep in her bed at about 1:15 a.m. More...

A Day For The Surfer Dudes

A confluence of low pressure areas far off Rockaway's shores created a unique surfing opportunity on both Monday and Tuesday as larger-than-usual waves were pushed up towards the beach. More...

Community

PHC Hosts 'Reunion' For Stroke Survivors

On Thursday, September 25, 2008, Peninsula Hospital Center, the region's NYS Department of Health designated Stroke Center and affiliate of the North Shore/LIJ Health System, and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation hosted a "reuni More...

'The G-Man' Gets Published

The work of Gary "The G-Man" Toms, former Wave editor and columnist, is being showcased in the newly released Read Herrings Literary Journal, among some of the world's best writers. More...

100 Pct., TD 23 Honor 'Cop Of The Month'

The 100 Precinct Community Council and Transit District 23 honored their "Cops of the Month" at a meeting held at the Knights of Columbus hall on Beach 90 Street on Wednesday night. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Fort Tilden Highlights

"A Funny Thing ...," RAA's exhibit celebrating humor, is on view through Nov. 2 in sTudio 6, RoCA, Fort Tilden. Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. More...

Guest Appearance Marks End Of 'Rockaway Café '08'

The Rockaway Theatre Company performed the final show in a threeweek run of the annual musical revue, Rockaway Café on Sunday, October 5. More...

Hip Hop Artist Kicks Off Coat Drive

Hip Hop artist Ja Rule, right, takes part in the "Second Annual Coat Drive Kickoff" at Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Beach 71 Street last Saturday as he donates a jacket from his "I Love My Life" foundation - which is geared toward intercity, under More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Many Rockaway residents are angered at Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his failure to supply the $6 million that would have made our local YMCA on Beach 73 Street a state-of-the-art facility with a six-lane swimming More...

Broad Channel Bits

Halloween is right around the corner. Kids everywhere are looking forward to the day, dreams of their great costumes and plastic pumpkins full of candy dancing through their heads every night! Trick or treating is a lot of fun for kids of all ages. More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

When patients visit a health care practitioner, they would like some assurance that the treatment offered will help their condition. More...

Milestones

Shultis Joins US Army Reserves

Christopher G. Shultis has joined the United States Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay reporting for basic military training for up to 270 days. More...

Kaylee Has Arrived

Shane Louis DeCarolis is pleased to announce the arrival of his new baby sister Kaylee. She arrived on October 5, weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Kaylee is the daughter of Randy DeCarolis and Melanie Manning. More...

The Caprios' Dual Celebration

Alyssa Nicole Caprio celebrated her fifth birthday on September 24 and Jonathan David Caprio celebrated his third birthday on October 6. More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Wave Endorses …

Barak Obama For President Of The United States: This presidential election is the most important in recent history. Our decision will affect the future of this generation and generations to come. We can change the course of American history. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"TRICK OR TREAT" More...

Obits

Scott Friedman

Bank Technical Advisor

Scott Friedman, a relative of former Rockaway residents, died October 13. He was 37. Friedman was born in Flushing. He worked as a bank technical advisor. His mother and stepfather grew up in Arverne. More...

Edna Mae Harris

Family Assistant

Edna Harris, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 12. Harris, a family assistant, was born in Burlington, North Carolina. At the age of 61, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle. More...

Maria Maldonado

CNA

Maria Maldonado, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 15. Maldonado was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on October 28, 1948. She moved to the Rockaways in 1972. She was a certified nursing assistant. More...


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