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Body Found On Beach Remains Mystery

The female body found on Beach 28 Street on May 21 remains a mystery for both police and the medical examiner. More...

Another Propane Tank Leaks in BC

A second propane tank leak in less than a week occurred in Broad Channel on West 12 Road. Witnesses say that the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department responded within minutes to close the street and apply water to the leaking tank. More...

Car Break-ins Worry East End Residents

Complaints ranging from broken windshields to stolen property and expensive repairs took center stage at a community meeting held at the 101 Precinct house earlier this month. More...

School News

Local Students Make Dean's Lists

Two local Rockaway students, Eva Lipiec and Ashley Marie Larcheveque, both made the Dean's Lists at their respective colleges for the Spring 2009 semester. Lipiec attends Bucknell University and Larcheveque attends Keene State College. More...

Having Fun At The Hall of Science

First grade students recently took a field trip to the Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park. The students, from various classes at Public School 114 in Belle Harbor took part in many hands-on science projects and all reportedly had a good time. More...

Public School 114 Students Pen Poems

A Note From The Teacher I teach creative writing to the most talented kids in the world, the students of P.S. / M.S. 114, Queens. My teaching approach is language, based on abstract thinking. More...

Columnists

Point of View

CAN YOU MAKE A POSITIVE FROM A NEGATIVE?

Maybe in math and photography but not in real life, in real life a negative is a negative! The Talmud confronts this intriguing question in the third chapter of the, "Tractate, Sukka." Is a stolen Lulav valid for ritual use? More...

Beachcomber

The local Memorial Day Parades that were held in Rockaway and Broad Channel were better attended this year than any year in recent memory. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Are We There Yet?

As the recent collapse of General Motors demonstrates, the times are certainly a-changin'. More...

Sports

Jubilant Lady Dolphins Win First PSAL Title

When Elizabeth Mina tried out for the Beach Channel/Channel View girls' lacrosse team in March, the senior wasn't certain of what position she wanted to play. More...

Cathedral Prep Locals Fall Short In CHSAA Semifinals

Rockaway Park residents Matt Knott and Mike Knott made a vow prior to the start of the high school baseball to help bring Cathedral Prep to the CHSAA B championship game. More...

FRHS Kids Say Yes To Tennis, No To Violence

On Thursday, May 21, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by former Mayor David N. Dinkins, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the New York Junior Tennis League, More...

Letters

A New St. Johns Hospital Emerges

Dear Editor, Far Rockaway is a beautiful part of the borough of Queens. People have been enjoying the beautiful beaches nearby and the public transportation: subway, express bus, ferry, which can bring them to the heart of New York - Manhattan. More...

Letter To Senator Gillibrand

The following letter was sent to Senator Kristen Gillibrand. Dear Senator Gillibrand: Thank you, Senator Gillibrand, for your very kind response to my questions and recommendations re: More...

Long Live Rockaway

Dear Editor, I have come to love Rockaway! There is something very special about the ocean breezes, viewing the ocean and total ambience. On a recent weekend, my cousins from Ireland were in New York. What were we to do? More...

Officials Hope To Learn From Tragedy

State and City officials are calling for an overhaul of handicap accessibility laws throughout the city's public housing after a 54-year-old woman died last week trying to save her disabled daughter from a burning apartment. More...

Lady Dolphins Win PSAL Title

The Beach Channel/Channel View High School Lady Dolphins celebrate after winning the 2009 PSAL Lacrosse championship with a 6-5 victory over the Tottenville Pirates on Sunday afternoon at Aviator Sports Complex. More...

Community

Goldman Co-stars In Musical With Eddie Money

Living in Rockaway for more than 25 years was a beautiful experience for Mark Goldman. He grew up in a supportive school system and surrounding supportive neighbors. He also did a lot of theater in Rockaway in school programs. More...

'Clearwater' Sails Into Hudson River Revival

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, America's flagship environmental organization, announced the schedule for its 2009 Great Hudson River Revival today at a press conference here at Croton Point Park, the site where the annual festival will take pla More...

PS/MS 105 Students Visits The Statue of Liberty

The PS/MS 105 Q Seventh Grade Student Government have been studying immigration, Ellis Island, and the importance of the Statue of Liberty as a worldwide symbol of democracy and international icon of liberty and freedom. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'Star Trek' - Boldly Going Backward

After 10 films, a ton of TV shows, multiple video games and millions of merchandized materials, "Star Trek" has finally gone back to the beginning. More...

Business News

Mill Basin Day Camp:

Summers Of Fun And Adventure

With both outdoor and indoor pools, campers do not have to miss the swimming program in inclement weather and three slides provide the ultimate in fun. More...

Milestones

Schwach Earns MPA Degree

Amy Schwach, the daughter of Wave editor Howard Schwach and his wife, Susan, of Rockaway Park earned her Masters In Public Administration (MPA) from Baruch College of the City University system at a ceremony held at Madison Square Garden on May 27. More...

Kris Krane And Jennifer Janichek Are Married

Kristopher Tutundjian Krane and Jennifer Lee Janichek eloped and were married on May 12, 2009 in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. More...

Cornell Wins Best in Show

Rockaway watercolorist, Arlene Cornell, won best in show at the annual Arts in the Park Festival held last weekend in Hecksher Park, Huntington, NY. Cornell's painting "The Iron Bridge" was selected by the judges. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Give School Control Back To Professionals, Parents

The state legislature will soon vote on whether or not to extend the school governance law that allows the Mayor complete control over the public school system. More...

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Obits

Brenda Catherine Brennan

Homemaker

Brenda Catherine Brennan, 61, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 3. Brennan was born on April 16, 1948 in Rockaway Beach. Brennan is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margaret Brennan and brothers, Raymond and Thomas. More...

Geraldine Butler

Minister

Geraldine Butler, 53, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 26. Butler was born on October 16, 1955 and served as a Minister. She and her husband founded Souls For Christ Ministry. More...

Cassie Lena Doze

Homemaker

Cassie Lena Doze, 93, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 17. Doze was born in Glen Cove, New York on July 10, 1916. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Glen Cove, a member of Easter Stars and also the Lady Auxiliary of V.F.W. More...


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