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Honest Clerk + Lottery Ticket = Rich Granny

An honest grocery clerk at a Breezy Point grocery made a $1 million save for a 92-year-old grandmother after she mistakenly threw away a winning lottery ticket. More...

Top Stories

Rockaway Native Pleads Guilty To Scaling Building

Clarke Gets One Day Of Community Service

A Bayswater native who scaled the side of the New York Times Building in Manhattan over the summer to publicize the fight against malaria pled guilty this week to one count of reckless endangerment. When Rey Clarke, Jr. More...

Rite-Aid Victim Says Company Broke Promise

A Rockaway woman, who claims that the store manager at the Rite-Aid pharmacy in Rockaway assaulted her on April 24, now says that the pharmacy giant promised to take care of her medical bills and then failed to do so. More...

Rockaway Thug Convicted, Second Gets Mistrial

A Rockaway man who prosecutors say fired the two fatal gunshots into the face of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko was convicted of aggravated murder last week, a crime that mandates a life sentence with no chance of parole. More...

School News

PS 47 Students Become Asthma Experts

Students at PS 47 have recently completed The American Lung Association's Open Airway For School program, an asthma management program for schoolchildren. More...

Celebrating Christmas With The Chess Club

The 100th Precinct Community Council's Youth Committee Chess Club members, along with teachers. More...

Local Students Collect Food For City Harvest

Students from Mrs. Harris' 4-10 class at PS 106 collected more than 500 pounds of food for City Harvest. The class really knows what the season is all about. Their caring and generosity is greatly appreciated. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

A local man called us this week to say that he had given up his two long-held tickets to the New York Ranger games at Madison Square Garden and instead bought four season tickets to watch the Brooklyn Aces play hockey at the More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

As another year limps to an end, we get ready for a New Year. This was a year that was filled with events shocking, extreme, surprising and elation. More...

The Progressive

Our Challenge

As a year ends and a new year is on the horizon, our nation faces many challenges with angst, anxiety, and fear. At the same time, there is cause for hope and optimism. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Character And Experience, Not Family Ties

The Kennedy publicity machine has geared up to make Caroline Kennedy our next senator. More...

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Obits

Warren Edward Boyce

Train Operator

Warren Boyce, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 12. Boyce was born in Brooklyn on July 6, 1945. He was a train operator with New York City Transit. More...

Alexander Ellerbee

Deli Worker

Alexander Ellerbee, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 14. Ellerbee was born in Brooklyn on June 3, 1963. He worked in a deli. He was preceded in death by Willie Ellerbee and Ann Arrington. More...

Peggie Gee

Homemaker

Peggie Gee, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 14. Gee, a homemaker, was born in Timmonville, South Carolina on December 21, 1949. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in South Carolina. More...

Green Arraigned In Knifepoint Robbery

Michael Green, the central figure in the fight to keep convicted murderer Kareem Bellamy from returning to prison, was arraigned on Thursday, December 18 on charges that he broke into a neighbor's apartment and held a knife to her throat, demanding More...

Wave Will Be Closed Thursday, January 1

The Wave office will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2009 so that our employees can celebrate the holidays with family and friends. More...

Community

Rockaway Not A Hotbed Of New Year's Eve Revelry

But The Evening Has A History All It's Own

New Year's Eve is December 31 of every year. More...

Gateway Bike And Boathouse Terminated

The Gateway Bike and Boathouse, which was supposed to bring visitors in touch with the recreational opportunities of Jamaica Bay, has instead been terminated, according to National Park Service officials. More...

Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association Makes Changes

The Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association (BBPA) has been working to have two abandoned boats removed from the neighborhood spanning Beach 24 Street to Beach 28 Street. After several attempts, one of the boats was finally removed. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'The Boy In The Striped Pajamas' - Children Of The Holocaust -

Channel 13 recently showed a documentary called, "Inheritance," about the real-life daughter of Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi concentration camp commandant. More...

Fort Tilden Highlights

NEXT RAA EXHIBITION: "Heritage," will explore from where we all came and the myriad roads and journeys that led us here. On view in sTudio 6 Gallery, RoCA @ Fort Tilden from Jan. 17 through Feb. 15, 2009. Opening reception: Sun., Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m. More...

kidsmART corner

There are still some spots available in RAA's Painting and Photography classes for 10-12 year olds. Call now - 718-474-0861 - to reserve your spot and give your young artist the holiday gift of art classes. More...

Sports

Kids Korner: Looking At Sports

This is the first in a series of columns to be written by Rockaway students about their favorite sports and sports teams. Ryan Schwach, the grandson of Wave editor Howard Schwach, is the first one up. More...

St. Camillus/St. Virgilius CYO Triumphant

On Saturday, December 13 the S.C.V. Intermediate (8th grade) Boys Basketball team faced Our Lady of Hope at home. The squad came away with a 32-24 victory. Scoring was led by Sean O'Connell with 14 points. More...

SFDS Christmas Tourney Concludes Saturday

The St. Francis de Sales Christmas Tournament will conclude this Saturday with championship games beginning at 11:00 a.m. Once again the tournament has been a great success with the hot action inside providing a sharp contrast to the cold outside. More...

Letters

Father Cunningham Gives Thanks

Dear Editor, Each year during the holiday season I am amazed at the tremendous generosity of the people of Rockaway. At Thanksgiving this year the Parish of St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. More...

Don't Blame Them, Blame Yourself

Dear Editor, I attended the two meetings that were held concerning the reinstatement of the tolls on the Cross Bay Bridge for Rockaway and Broad Channel residents. At the first meeting, only a handful of residents showed up. More...

More On Dayton Beach Park

Dear Editor, Thank you Jennifer Grady and the new board for the memo update we received December 4. The fact that the new board took the time to keep the residents informed is quite considerate. We have been in the dark for a long time. More...


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