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PI To ADA: 'You've Got To Be Smoking Crack...'

Aretired police detective who patroled Rockaway's public housing projects for 20 years responded angrily in court this week to the implication by a Queens assistant district attorney that he had lied in order to free convicted murderer Kareem Bella More...

Top Stories

Cops Set Gun Buy-Back Program

McMahon Addresses Crime Stats, Injured Sergeant

The 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, working with the Queens' District Attorney's office, will be taking part in a guns for cash program next month. More...

Top Cop: Taser Did Not Stop EDP

The top cop at the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway says that the sergeant who was stabbed in the eye by an emotionally disturbed man last week tried to slow his attacker down by firing a Taser at him, but that the electric shot generated by the device More...

CB 14: Cross Bay Bridge Toll Violates Civil Rights

The Cross Bay Bridge resident rebate program means a lot to the residents of Rockaway and Broad Channel and many are determined to pursue a more aggressive legal approach to prevent the MTA from cutting it from their upcoming budget. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Revolutionary Road' - Titanic Upside Down

Cynics seeking the downside of the "Titanic" romance between Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio may want to experience the Hell that is "Revolutionary Road." Based on the Richard Yates novel, "Revolutionary Road" could also be companion piece to " More...

Stephen Lynch At Capitol One Bank Theatre

Live Nation and Comedy Central present the Stephen Lynch 3 Balloons Tour at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. More...

Milestones

Celebrating 100 Years Of Life

Marie "Nana" Lima celebrated her 100th birthday on January 9 with family members and friends. She is an inspirational figure to a very large family, all of whom she remembers by name. More...

PHC Nurses Sign Contract With 1199

The Registered Nurses and administration at Peninsula Hospital Center agreed to sign a Contract with the 1199 SIEU League on January 14. More...

Brown Named To Dean's List

Betsy Brown of Far Rockaway has been honored by the University of Cincinnati for her academic achievement. She has been named to the Dean's List for the autumn quarter of 2008. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Attempting to Buy A Local Election?

The upcoming special election to fill, for less than a year, the City Council seat vacated by Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. when he won election to the State Senate, is like no other election. More...

Reality check, please

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Support St. Camillus Church And School

Dear Editor, After more than forty years as a parishioner at St. Camillus Church, I was naturally concerned about the recent necessity to reduce the number of church services while pairing the parish with that of St. Virgilius in Broad Channel. More...

RAA - A Space To Be

Dear Editor, Normally, one is used to hearing artists clearly define themselves. More...

A Little Respect Goes A Long Way

The following letter is a response to Norman Scott's School Scope: Does Experience Count? Dear Editor, You talk about schools and how they are not teaching children now. I think that started back when you were in school. Mrs. More...

Ballot-Bumpers Could Sway Special Election

The list of seven candidates vying for a vacated City Council seat in the upcoming special election could soon be winnowed down to as few as three if the ballot challenges filed last week by their opponents are upheld. More...

Busted For Shaking Fiancée's Baby

AFar Rockaway man has been arraigned on charges of shaking his fiancée's baby so hard that it caused the child to sustain life-threatening injuries and brain damage, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. More...

Community

Thompson: Have To Do Better In Schools, Transportation, Development Comptroller Visits Wave Office For Wide-Ranging Discussion

City Comptroller William Thompson, who says that he will run for mayor in the next election, came to Rockaway last week for a series of discussions with residents and then, with The Wave editorial board. More...

Restoration Begins At Floyd Bennett Field

Ryan Visitor Center To Get Improved Amenities

The National Park Service (NPS) is set to begin a long-awaited phase one restoration and improvement project at the William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Sollecito And Gaafar Set To Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sollecito of Neponsit and Mr. and Mrs. Candido Pineiro of Belle Harbor are proud to announce the engagement of their children Lucretia Sollecito to Michael Gaafar, son of Elizabeth Pineiro. More...

School News

Local Students Named To Oneonta's Dean's List

The State University of New York College at Oneonta recently announced the names of 1,317 students who earned Dean's List honors for the fall 2008 semester. More...

DOE Sets Dates For Kindergarten Registration

The New York City Department of Education has announced important dates for families interested in enrolling their children in Kindergarten in September 2009. More...

Business News

LIPA Looks For Backyard Wind Power

With traditional global energy resources decreasing and with fossil fuels contributing to the nation's climate change concerns, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is continuing its commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy and has an More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Antipasto Redux

Oh gosh, those last minute edits! Due to space constraints, the last column had to be shortened. In the abbreviated caption for the image, Jessica Schulman acquired an extra "l" and a quotation mark. Apologies to Jessica. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

Happy New Year to all of our friends and neighbors. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Drawing Parallels Between Lincoln And Obama, As Well as Roger Brooke Taney and John Roberts

President Barack Obama went out of his way to draw parallels between himself and former president Abraham Lincoln as he moved through his campaign and then capped it off by using the same bible to be sworn in as Lincoln did in 1861. More...

Sports

Fighters Knockout the Competition At Golden Gloves

Two boxers didn't hesitate to make an impact last Wednesday night in the first event of the annual Daily News Golden Gloves at BB King Blues Club in Times Square. More...

Kent Reaches Basketball Milestone As McClancy Coach Wins 400

Don Kent, a resident of Breezy Point, and longtime boys' basketball coach at Monsignor McClancy High School, won his 400th career game last Saturday night. More...

Busy Holiday Season For St. Camillus Special Athletes

On Sunday, December 14, at the 10:30 a.m. mass, the St. Camillus Special Olympics/Rockaway Beach Special Athletes devoutly participated in a special way. More...

Obits

Beverly Baxter

Wave Columnist

Beverly Baxter, a Rockaway resident, died January 26. Baxter was born in Jericho, Long Island. She graduated from Jericho High School and attended Columbia University where she majored in theatre, creative writing and journalism. More...

Joan Marie Cullen

Homemaker

Joan Cullen, a 15-year Rockaway resident, died January 19. Cullen, a homemaker, was born in Flushing on July 16, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Evelyn Cleary; and sister Mary Ann DiCelie. More...

Celessie A. Dalton

Operator

Celessie Dalton, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 18. Dalton was born in Brooklyn on November 13, 1930. She was an operator with NY Telephone Company and a member of the Church of Good Shepard. More...


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