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PlaNYC An Impressive Far Rock Park

PlaNYC, is Mayor Bloomberg's initiative to have a fully sustainable city by 2030 with cleaner air, increased housing, and new parks. More...

Attacks Put Two F.R. Residents In Hospital

Two Far Rockaway residents became victims of violence, within less than 48 hours of each other, the weekend of November 8. More...

Cops Rescue Reluctant Tenant In 'Suspicious' Fire

Cops who were working on a precinct larceny investigation at 82-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard on November 11 helped to rescue a woman trapped in a fire, even though she didn't want to be rescued, police sources say. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Last Chance To See 'Prisoner Of Second Avenue'

The cast of the Rockaway Theatre Company's production of Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, takes to the stage for their final two performances this weekend. More...

MovieScope

'Zack and Miri' - Love Among the Stupids

Hollywood has arrived at a way for lunkheads to save the economy: Make low-budget pornography movies. That's the premise behind "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," the latest in a series of actor Seth Rogen slacker comedies. More...

RockawayArtistsAlliance Presents 'Gifted 2008'

The Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) introduces a palette of pieces by 17 artists in "Gifted 2008," this year's version of an annual show featuring the best works of its members. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

It's clear that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's priorities are not those of the citizens who live in the outer boroughs. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Thanksgiving Day is almost here— time to take a moment to be grateful for all the wonderful things in our lives. More...

Erin On The Rox

On November 2, Brian Baumann ran the New York City marathon for the first time. He finished the race in 3 hours, 42 minutes and 14 seconds after the 9:40 a.m. start. Brian started running while attending Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn. More...

Sports

Aces Skate Into Weekend Holding League Lead

The Brooklyn Aces, the newest New York City professional hockey team, skates into Aviator Sports tonight, November 22, holding the lead in the Eastern Professional Hockey League, a feat that many locals expected after viewing the team's first four More...

Far Rock Earns Berth To Cup Division Championship

The outcome of a football game can be decided in a plethora of ways. More...

Port Richmond Rout Ends Dolphins Run

Beach Channel had prepared all week for their quarterfinal playoff opponent knowing that they would be once again labeled the heavy underdogs. More...

Obits

Mamoon Bourne

Homemaker

Mamoon Bourne, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 13. Bourne, a homemaker, was born in Albion Courentyne Berbice, Guyana on October 2, 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zahora and Immudin; and brother, Sonny Emmamdeen. More...

Mary V. Burns

Homemaker

Mary Burns, a 40-year Rockaway resident, died November 17. Burns, a homemaker, was born in the Bronx. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church and a past president of Young at Heart. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Kenny. More...

Michael G. Martin

Disabled Veteran

Michael Martin, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died November 19. Martin was born in Queens on December 25, 1954. He was a disabled veteran who served in the US Marines. Martin was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Martin. More...

Cops Bust Boyfriend In Teller Slay

Detectives from the 106 Precinct have made an arrest in the case of a Rockaway bank teller and her unborn baby, who were killed in South Ozone Park on October 25, the day she was due to give birth to her first child. More...

Early Deadlines Next Week

In order to facilitate the closing of The Wave for the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be early deadlines for the editorial and advertising departments for next week's paper. All editorial material, including columns, are due by 5 p.m. on Monday. More...

Community

Da-Rock All-Starz Celebrated Halloween In Far Rockaway

Da-Rock All-Starz celebrated Halloween by handing out candy to the trickor treaters in Far Rockaway. Pictured are members of the motorcycle club with locals. More...

Home Sharing Gives Queens Residents Relief

With rising rents and fuels costs, many Queens residents are turning to Home Sharing, New York Foundation for Senior Citizens' free matching service and affordable housing option to help them cope with the cost of maintaining a home or as an altern More...

PHC Participates In Emergency Preparedness

Representatives from Peninsula Hospital Center's Departments of Safety, Security and External Affairs participated in the informational presentation for the community concerning the steps which will be undertaken to proactively address emergent con More...

School News

Far Rockaway High School Class Of '58 Reunion

The Far Rockaway High School's Class of 1958 reunited at the Doubletree Inn on Route 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey over the weekend of November 7. Many classmates arrived on Friday night and stayed until after breakfast on Sunday morning. More...

HS Report Cards: The Good, The Bad And The Non-Existent

Local Schools Get Mixed Reviews From DOE

The Department of Education finally released the long-awaited high school progress reports last week, rating schools on a variety of criteria. The results for the four local schools were decidedly mixed. More...

Business News

Surfside Bagels

Bringing Soho to Rockaway Beach!

Treat your taste buds to fresh, hand-rolled, kettle boiled bagels, mouthwatering signature sandwiches, savory hot paninis, refreshing homemade soups and salads, and a full line of coffee, cappuccino and other great "sips" at Surfside Bagels, the chic More...

Milestones

Daniels Receives Promotion

Rodwell Daniels of Far Rockaway has been promoted to the rank of Private in the New York Army National Guard. Daniels is serving with Company D (Forwarding Support Company) 427, the Brigade Support Battalion. More...

Oh What Fun, Look Who's One

Jilynn Sky Guzman turned one on November 12. She celebrated with her twin sisters, Cieanna and Cierra, parents Nelson Guzman Jr. and Amanda Palagonia, nana Debbie McHale, grandma Maria Vargas and grandpas Vincent Palagonia and Nelson Guzman Sr. More...

An Eagle Scout Has Landed

Emil Robert Lucev III has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in boy scouting. Known to many as Rob, he has completed the requirements and was examined by the Eagle Scout Review Board before being awarded. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Shared Bike Lanes: Bring Out The Body Bags

Just when you believe that you've seen everything there is to see, the city comes up with a new twist that defines the old saw, "the gang that couldn't shoot straight." We were angered when the city painted out the right-hand lanes on both sides of More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

I Am Grateful For The Light

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the gentleman who wrote regarding the traffic light on Beach 104 Street. I am rejoicing the fact that this light was installed this summer. More...

I Will Continue To Run

Dear Editor, Despite the action taken by the Mayor and the City Council to overturn term laws, I am writing to inform you that I am and will continue to be a candidate for the NYC Council in the 31st councilmatic district in Queens and that I need More...

Responding To A. Agramonte

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to A. Agramonte's October 31 letter, "What Will Happen to Fort Tilden? More...


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