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Bronx Man Knifed On Beachfront

An argument that started on the beach wound up with one man in Jamaica Hospital and four others under arrest on Sunday evening, police sources say. More...

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Fire Blasts Rockaway Park Pizzeria

A quick-moving fire raged through Rockaway Park pizzeria on Monday night, gutting the one-story building and drawing dozens of firefighters from all over the peninsula. More...

Who's Got The Con? Nobody Seems To Know

Now that the state legislature failed to renew mayoral control of the city's public school system, who is in control? The answer to that question depends on to whom you speak. More...

Violent Crimes Fall Nearly Ten Percent In Schools

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein, and Criminal Justice Coordinator John Feinblatt today announced that crime has continued to drop in City public schools. More...

School News

Public School 114 'At The Hop'

The show "At The Hop" was presented by PS 114's second grade classes on Tuesday, July 23. It was a competition between two groups of kids: one of the past doing old rock and roll tunes and one of the present performing the music of today. More...

P.S./M.S. 114 Students Write Poems

Thank you, P.S./M.S. 114 for your commitment to excellence in writing! By Joan Diehl, dedicated to her creative writing students: For the rest of my life There'll be memories of you Things that you say And things that you More...

Public School 183 Walks For A Cure

Students from the 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades at P.S. 183. More...

Business News

Wireless Zone

Wireless Internet Fast, Secure, And Virtually Anywhere

Proudly serving the Rockaway community for eight years, the Wireless Zone at 159- 20 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach promises fast, secure internet virtually anywhere with its free modem device. More...

Milestones

Kolody Foundation "Bears" Gifts For Pediatrics

William Kolody, MS,.RN, President and CEO of The Kolody Foundation, Inc. More...

Margert CC Honors Man Of The Year

Joseph G. More...

Amanda Rose Born June 14

Amanda Rose Finkel was born on June 14 to Sam Finkel (who grew up in Neponsit) and Heather Mirsky Finkel (who grew up in Belle Harbor). She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Supremes Make A Just Decision In New Haven Firefighter Case

The Supreme Court has finally made a ruling that comes down on the side of fair play and rationalism. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Sad But Not Shocked

Dear Editor, I was, sadly, not shocked reading in the Wave editorial (6/12/09) about seniors of the Rockaways having to make a terrible choice between food and medicine. More...

To The Whyms Family

Dear Editor, We just lost two wonderful people in our community. Lorna was the best mom in the world. She took care of Erica, showering her with all the love, care, and attention any parent can possibly give a child. More...

Correcting An Article

Dear Editor, In rebuttal to the article that was printed on June 5 regarding Debbie Durant and her son Edward: We were never convicted of selling drugs. Everyone has skeletons in their closets and mistakes they have made in their pasts. More...

Rape Victim Hospital Shuttle For SAFE

EMS Erred In Taking Woman To PHC

Family members of a young rape victim were angered early on the morning of June 21 when the still-unidentified woman was rushed by ambulance to the Peninsula Hospital Center for a rape test only to be rushed out of the hospital 45 minutes later wh More...

Wounded Warrior Weekend On Way

The Wounded Warriors are once again on their way to Rockaway for a weekend of parades, watersports and fundraisers. More...

Sex Offender Email Alerts Soon Available

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) is pleased to announce that the Assembly passed legislation to allow citizens to receive automatic email notifications about the presence of Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders in their community (A.1242-B). More...

Community

First Church Of God Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Established in 1909, the Far Rockaway First Church of God was the first African American church in Far Rockaway. The church started as gatherings in the home, said Reverend Dr. Arthur W. Davenport, the current pastor. More...

Sanders And Ulrich Give $2.1 Million To Hospitals

Council members James Sanders Jr. and Eric Ulrich will host a press conference on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 to announce $2.1 million dollars they have allocated to area hospitals to expand health care service to residents in the borough of Queens. More...

Tribute Park Photo Contest Deadline

The Tribute Park photo contest deadline is almost here. All entries must be submitted and postmarked no later than July 11 or hand delivered no later than July 13. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'The Hangover' - Lost Weekend

The arrested-development-male movie has once again proved to be box office gold, with "The Hangover" hauling in $105.4 million to remain number one for the second straight weekend. Recession be damned! More...

RAA To Host Chris Klein July 2

On Thursday, July 2, the Rockaway Artist Alliance will host a one-night only performance with Chris Klein and the Boulevards, out of New Orleans. More...

British Rock Royalty At Westbury

Live Nation proudly presents Rock Royalty starring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent of The Zombies, The Yardbirds, and The Spencer Davis Group at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, July 9 at 8 p.m. More...

Columnists

Point of View

JULY 4th - 65 YEARS LATER

June 6, 2009 marked the 65th anniversary of D-Day 1944 one of the great turning points in world history. Some of you who read this were not yet born. More...

The Rockaway Beat

I have written many times of the need for term limits on the state level that mimic those already in place for city officials. More...

Beachcomber

A word on submitting editorial material to The Wave. The best way to reach us is by email, at editor@rockawave. com. You can also use snail mail or bring the copy in to our offices at 8808 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach. More...

Sports

Nazario Enjoys Opportunity Coaching At Empire Challenge

Beach Channel/Channel View High School varsity football coach Victor Nazario wasn't happy as the final whistle blew at James M. Shuart Stadium last Tuesday night on the campus of Hofstra University. More...

Long Trip Worth The Wait For Brown Bound Alese

Obafemi Alese was staring at the crossroads after his sophomore year at Molloy High School. The Far Rockaway native knew his father Olusesun could not afford to continue paying the large tuition needed to attend the school located in Briarwood. More...

BCHS Congratulates All-Star Softball Seniors

Patricia Buccellato (Centerfield), Janiece Hill (Catcher) and Christina Salinas (Shortstop), and captain of the Beach Channel High School softball team, were each nominated to play in the PSAL Exceptional Senior Game held on Friday, June 19 at Long I More...

Obits

Helen R. Alessi

Teacher

Helen R. Alessi, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 26. Alessi was born in Rockaway Beach, the third child of Rose and Angelo Lautazi. She was a teacher at St. Camillus Church for 27 years. During her time there she also photographed the St. More...

Joan Briody

Teacher and Coach

Joan Briody, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 28. Briody was born in Bronx, New York in 1933, the fourth of five children to John and Julia Teahan. More...

Etta Francis

Homemaker

Etta Francis, 70, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 17. Francis was born on August 19, 1938 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. She was a Rockaway resident for more than 40 years and member of International Pentecostal City Mission in Far Rockaway. More...


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