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Report: Meeks Had Strong Ties To Texas Scammer

Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula in the House of Representatives, has strong personal and financial ties to a flamboyant millionaire whose offshore banking and sports empire turned out to be a gian More...

Call-A-Head Truck Scorched In Early Morning Fire

A fire in a truck parked at the headquarters of Call-AHead in Broad Channel destroyed a truck and a number of porta-potties early on Wednesday morning, fire department sources say. More...

Laborers Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Asbestos, Lead and Hazardous Waste Laborers, Local 78, will conduct recruitment from February 25 through March 10 for 50 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices. More...

School News

Public School 256 At Public School/Middle School 43 Grants Wishes

Every year on Superbowl Sunday thousands of Long Beach Polar Bears brave the frigid water and cold temperatures to raise money and attention for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The foundation grants wishes for sick children and their families. More...

Hall Continues To Excel At St. Lawrence University

Marcella I. Hall of Far Rockaway has been selected for inclusion on the Dean's List for academic achievement during the fall semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. More...

PS/MS 183 Students Are Gold Medal Finalists

The eighth-grade ballroom dancers at PS/MS 183 won one of two gold medals awarded in a citywide competition on Thursday, February 5. They also advance to the final championship on June 4. More...

Columnists

Point of View

REACHING FOR THE STARS

In medieval times there were seven deadly sins such as sloth, gluttony, thievery and the such. In our own times I can innumerate a few sins of society which are quintessential to our era. First, an overweening competitiveness almost pathological. More...

Beachcomber

Thirty years ago this month, in February of 1979, our state legislators, Assemblywoman Gerdi Lipshcutz and State Senator Jeremy Weinstein, voted against setting a curfew on Rockaway's beaches. More...

Reflecting During Black History Month

Honoring My Parents Growing up, my parents were my role models, the people I most admired for their work ethic, compassion and dedication to providing for our family. More...

Letters

In Memoriam: Raymond Quinn

Dear Editor, When noted broadcaster and journalist, Tom Brokaw, authored his best-seller "The Greatest Generation," he doubtless had in mind just the kind of World War II hero our community lost. More...

Baxter's Family Gives Thanks

Dear Editor, It is with much gratitude and appreciation that the family of Beverly Baxter wishes to thank the people of Rockaway, Belle Harbor, and Neponsit for their spectacular show of love and support in so graciously coming out to share our gr More...

Church Member Speaks Out

Dear Editor, In a column in last week's issue of The Wave, Managing Editor Howard Schwach criticized "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," a poem written at the turn of the century by James Weldon Johnson (African American school principal, lawyer and dipl More...

Bloomberg Hails Gun Buyback At 101 Precinct

Seventeen semi-auto pistols. Four assault weapons. Five sawed-off shotguns. These heavy-duty weapons were among those taken off Rockaway streets last weekend during the first Gun Buyback program ever held in Queens County. More...

Shooter's Suicide In BCHS Parking Lot

Tracked to Rockaway through his cell phone signals and surrounded by police cars on all sides and helicopters above, a South Jamaica man, who earlier in the day had shot his live-in girlfriend, took his own life rather than surrender. More...

Community

New Yorker For Better Neighborhood' Grants Available

Assemblywoman Audrey I. More...

100 PCT Cops Honored In Broad Channel

The 100 Precinct Community Council held their monthly meeting in Broad Channel this week and honored three cops with the Cop of the Month awards at the VFW hall on Shad Creek Road. More...

Valerie West Honored By Senator Smith

Senator Malcolm A. Smith honors Valerie West during an Award Ceremony at the 2009 Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

St. Patrick's Day Parade To Step Off On Saturday, March 7

' Tis a great day for the Irish and everybody in Rockaway will magically become Irish on March 7 when the Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off from Beach 129 Street and Newport Avenue at 1 p.m. More...

MovieScope

'Waltz With Bashir' - Nightmare Of War

To experience "Waltz With Bashir" is to take a tour inside the mind of a war veteran suffering Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. More...

Business News

Sunlites Stained Glass

Rockaway's Artisans of Historic Glass Since 1985

Clark and his staff create new windows for churches, temples and homes to match existing windows and design completely original new ones. More...

Sports

Victorious Lady Seahorses Silence Brooklyn Studio

Far Rockaway Advances In PSAL Playoffs

Les Sabbah has coached more than 10 years with the Far Rockaway Lady Seahorses. Never has he attended a basketball environment on Tuesday afternoon in the first round of the PSAL Class B playoffs that could have possibly blown his eardrums out. More...

Lady Flippers Varsity, JV One Step Closer To Title Game

On Tuesday, the Stella Maris' Varsity Basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Brooklyn-Queens CHSAA DII Diocesan semifinals with a convincing 69-34 win over Catherine Mc- Auley High School. More...

Gompers Eliminates Slip-Sliding Dolphins From Playoffs

Too Many Turnovers Knockout Beach Channel From Playoffs

The lone movement Jim Malone seemed to make while the Beach Channel head coach sat on the sideline was the shaking of his head in disapproval. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Reform Needed At The Board Of Elections

The New York City Board of Elections is made up of ten political hacks. More...

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Obits

Agnes Mabel Bascone

Seamstress

Agnes Bascone, a nine-year Rockaway resident, coming from Greenpoint, died February 19. Bascone, a seamstress, was born in Brooklyn. She was a member of the Seabreeze Golden Age and St. Francis de Sales JASA Center. More...

Dorothy Fraher-O'Hara

Retired

Dorothy Fraher-O'Hara, a longtime Broad Channel resident, died February 17. "Dottie Doellman" as many of the old timers in Broad Channel knew her, was born in Jersey City on February 3, 1920. More...

Margaret M. Harvey

Account Manager

Margaret "Peggy" Harvey (nee Tammany), a 75-year Breezy Point resident, died February 19. Harvey was born in Brooklyn. She was a retired 41-year employee of Chase Manhattan Bank. She was also a member of St. Francis Golden Age, St. More...


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