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Put Them In, Then Wipe Them Out

Unnecessary Curb Cuts Come And Go

In May of this year, the city's Department of Transportation put in curb cuts on streets running from Rockaway Beach Boulevard to the boardwalk between Beach 35 Street and Beach 57 Street. More...

NAACP: CVS Treats Minorities Unfairly

CVS Pharmacy has come under fire in New York and across the country today as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other groups react to the results of an in-depth investigation into the drug store chain's failu More...

School News

Parents And Teachers: Make Rockaway Freeway Safe

Each morning and afternoon, more than one-third of the Rockaway Park Middle/High School Scholars' Academy students, along with hundreds more from Beach Channel High School, located right across the once accident prone Rockaway Freeway, traverse the More...

Students Learn Lesson Of Volunteerism

PS105 Children Give To Others Through Art

Students at PS 105 learned the lessons of giving to others when they took part recently in the Ninth Annual Citymeals-on-Wheels Season's Greeting Cards for the Elderly. More...

Bishop Kearney Students Celebrates Others

November was a very busy month at Bishop Kearney High School, in Bensonhurst. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

We have received a lot of criticism for not running a story about Barak Obama's election win on the front page. The Wave is, and will always remain, a hyper-local paper. More...

The Style Insider

Welcome!

Hello all! I would personally like to welcome you to the newest column in The Wave - The Style Insider. It will cover everything new in fashion and run twice a month. It will offer tips and ideas to help you pick the right look for any occasion. More...

From The Artists Studio

'Gifted' Till 14; KidsmART Painting And Photography Classes; Pastel Pleasure

Pastel Pleasure: Though I consider myself primarily a watercolorist and pen and ink artist, the last couple of years I have taken classes in soft pastel. I adore the medium. It is luxurious. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Keep Senior Centers Open And Running

If Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Department for the Aging have their way, approximately 85 senior centers will soon close down and many more will be forced to restructure their programs that now serve the needs of seniors. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Thomas Anthony Bancroft

Construction Worker

Thomas Bancroft, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died December 7. Bancroft was born in Far Rockaway. He was a construction worker. More...

Inga L. Childs

Registered Nurse

Inga Childs, a former Rockaway resident, died December 4. Childs was born in Overlida, Sweden on July 9, 1920. She became a Registered Nurse in 1941 and married Henry M. Childs on June 3, 1944. More...

Charles J. Laine

NYC Parks Department

Charles Laine, a 60-year fisherman of the Rockaway and Broad Channel area, died December 5. He was 84. Laine, an employee of the NYC Parks Department, was born in Brooklyn. He served in the US Navy during World War I. More...

Bellamy To Remain Home For The Holidays

Kareem Bellamy, the Rockaway man convicted of murder 14 years ago and then released by a Queens judge earlier this year, will spend the holidays at home with his mother, thanks to an adjournment of a hearing that may well put him back in prison, wh More...

PS 225 To Close, Will Become Two New Schools

Public School 225, a long-troubled school in Rockaway Park, will be closed by the Department of Education in June, to morph eventually into two separate schools - a pre-k to fifth grade organization and a middle school organization, each with its More...

Community

Lodico Delivers Another Novel From 'Beyond The Stars'

"Once we have immersed ourselves in these fantasies of what might have been, the danger is that we may one day decide to remain there for a while and eventually become trapped within the power of its spell, More...

MGP Meeting At PS 225 Set For December 18

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and National Grid will join in hosting a third town hall meeting that will reportedly address toxic soil at both the former LILCO Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) and the shopping plaza that h More...

Harbor Seal Beaches On Rockaway Peninsula

A small harbor seal washed up on the beachfront at Beach 70 Street on Tuesday. Several joggers called the 911 emergency system and police from the 100 Precinct responded. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

kidsmART corner

Looking for a great holiday gift for your budding artist? In 2009, RAA will begin offering Painting and Photography classes for children ages 10-12. The classes will be held in T-149 (the kidsmART building) in Fort Tilden, Mondays, 4:30 - 6 p.m. More...

Fort Tilden Highlights

"GIFTED," RAA's holiday member exhibition, is on view through Dec. 14 in sTudio 6, RoCA, Fort Tilden. Gallery hours: Sat. 12-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission. More...

MovieScope

'Twilight' - Modern Victorian Vampire

Finally, we have a vampire movie that the Pope might approve or, at least, appreciate. More...

Sports

Aces Fly High On Ice And Name New Owner

The Brooklyn Aces continue to scald their Eastern Professional Hockey opponents in their inaugural campaign. The Aces bring a seven game winning streak into tonight's game against the Hudson Valley Bears at 7:30 p.m. More...

Learn To Play Basketball

Want to learn how to make a jump shot? Is your dribble too drab? The New York City department of Parks and Recreation is offering free instructional basketball clinics to boys and girls ages 5- 10 from December 13 to January 17, 2009. More...

Boys Seahorses Break Year Long Losing Streak: Far Rock Girls Fall To Hawks

Far Rockaway boys basketball coach Mark Bachus has sought many ways to improve his team after going through a tough 0-16 campaign last year. More...

Letters

Save The Cross Bay Bridge Rebate

Dear Editor, There is a way to save the rebate on the Cross Bay Bridge. If the governor would support sport betting, football, baseball, hockey and basketball, the city and state will make more than the $3.6 million it costs now for the rebate. More...

Flagpole Vandals

Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf on my mother, Anne Marie McNerney, a resident of the Rockaways for more than 40 years. More...

Clean Up Beach 116 St

Dear Editor, Beach 116 Street in particular seems to be the dumping ground for every social misfit. There is talk of changing and revitalizing Rockaway. However, until social conditions improve this idea will not get off the ground. More...


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