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Internet Perv Gets Five Years

A former Rockaway Park man who posted nude photos of his ex-wife online and pled guilty in December for the crime was sentenced to up to five years in prison this week for firstdegree identity theft and first-degree criminal contempt. More...

DA, NYPD Announce Details Of Gun Buy-Back Event

Local Churches Take Part In Program

The Queens District Attorney and the New York City Police Department, with the participation of local churches, will hold a gun buy-back event in Rockaway later this month, it was announced on Tuesday. More...

Bar Beatdown Sends Two To Hospital

In what police are terming "a typical Rockaway bar story," two local men were badly beaten on the street after leaving a bar where they were involved in an altercation with a group of unidentified men. More...

School News

Queens Parents Give Mayoral Control Of Schools A Low Grade

Checks and balances and giving parents a larger voice in the school system were constant themes that members of the State Assembly Committee on Education heard as the first of five hearings were held to decide if any changes should be made to the 6 More...

Middle Schoolers Protest Center Closing

Recently, students of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) Environmentor After School Program at Ocean Bay Community Center (OBCC) decided to do something they all felt strongly about; advocate for the NYCHA Ocean Bay Community Center and staff. More...

Career Day At Turn 2 Afterschool Program

Keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream alive, the New York City Parks and Recreation Sorrentino Center's Turn 2 Afterschool program hosted the Have a Dream … Career Day on January 19. More...

Milestones

E-ZPass Customer Account System Off-Line

Access to MTA Bridges and Tunnels E-ZPass customer account information via phone or computer will be temporarily suspended from this Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m. until Monday, February 9 at 7 a.m. while system-wide maintenance is conducted. More...

SJEH Celebrates National Depression Screening Day

There really is a melancholy that deepens at wintertime, according to Terry Geist, Associate Director of the Community Mental Health Center at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. More...

Reynolds Named To Wells College's Dean's List

Far Rockaway resident Pershemia Reynolds, a senior at Wells, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2008 semester. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Real Incentive Plan To Boost Consumer Spending

The Democratic incentive plan proposed by President Barack Obama is full of items that will not spark consumer spending. More...

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Obits

Robert James Clark

Bus Operator

Robert Clark, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 17. Clark was born in Brooklyn on December 27, 1937. He was a truck driver, a restaurant owner and 20-year bus operator at the MTA's Flatbush depot, where he retired in 1991. More...

Marie Collins

Homemaker

Marie Collins, a 40-year Rockaway resident, died January 29. Collins was born in Brooklyn. She was a volunteer at Peninsula Hospital Center, member of St. Francis Golden Age Society, and a retiree of Beach Channel High School. More...

Brigid Conroy Hankin

Rockaway Resident

Brigid (nee Sweeny) Conroy Hankin, a Rockaway resident, died February 4. She was preceded in death by her siblings, John Paul, Michael and Priscilla Sweeny and Patricia Malach. More...

Massive LNG Plant Off Rockaway Shore?

Have you heard about the massive, 53-acre manmade island that will house a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal that is planned for 16.4 miles off the Far Rockaway shoreline and less than 20 miles from Belle Harbor? If not, don't be surprised. More...

Community

'The Trolls', Kids Next Craze?

Most people have a job and a passion and few can call them one and the same. A longtime Rockaway resident, Richard Sirgiovanni, is trying to combine those two realms for himself with a cartoon show for children ages three through nine. More...

Wave Party Gifts Graybeards

Wave Publisher Susan Locke (left) presents donations to Graybeards President Steve Stathis at The Wave office last week. More...

Simon Says: Keep The Cross Bay Bridge Toll Rebate

The following statement was made by Democratic District Leader Lew Simon at a recent hearing of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in relation to the toll rebate program on the Cross Bay Bridge. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'The Wrestler' - More Real Than 'Rocky'

Actor Mickey Rourke puts more than his heart and soul into "The Wrestler." His body is in there as well. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

First, Cut BPs, Stop Planting Trees And Painting Bike Lanes

There is no doubt that New York City, along with the rest of the nation's big cities, is in a recession bordering on depression. There is also no doubt that there need to be major cuts in public spending to address the budget gap. More...

Stacy's Tax Tips

The scoop on the First Time Homebuyers Credit: a. You must be a first time homebuyer and buy your home between April 8 and July 1, 2009. Vacation homes and second homes do not qualify. b. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Snow has been falling for hours today (Tuesday)—we will see if it hangs around or melts fairly quickly! More...

Sports

Richmond Hill Lions Roar Past Seahorses

Far Rockaway's Mark Bacchus has been pleased at the strides his Seahorses basketball team has made at the court. After going 0-16 in the 2008 season, the Seahorses had nowhere to else to go in the PSAL Queens A East standings this year but up. More...

SFDS Girls Make Big Winning Baskets In CYO Playoffs

The Girls CYO Basketball playoffs are underway. The SFDS Pee Wee Girls defeated St. Luke in the quarter finals, 24-10. Once again, the SFDS aggressive half court defense set the tone for the game by causing repeated turnovers as soon as St. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

The temperature down in Fort Lauderdale varied from the mid-seventies to mid-fifties throughout most of last week. Tony "The Hawk" is down there with his winter cronies and daily, he relays the weather and fishing to me. More...

Letters

Resonance Between Exodus And Flight 1549

Dear Editor, The recent crash landing of U S Airways flight #1549 into the freezing waters of the Hudson River was no coincidence. But it was co-incident with the portion of the Bible read throughout synagogues in that very same week. More...

Response To Ms. Name Withheld

Dear Editor, First off, I would like to open this letter to you by saying that a lot of us "Belle Harbor Girls" support the PS 114 school crossing guard, Theresa. More...

The Real March Madness

Dear Editor, General Motors and Chrysler will be forced into bankruptcy in March 2009. More...


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