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Burglar Strikes St. Camillus Church

A stealthy burglar snuck through a broken window at St. Camillus Church on Rockaway Beach Boulevard early on July 5, ransacking the church school and stealing a number of electrical items, police say. Sometime between 6:30 and 7 a.m. More...

Unlicensed Driver Busted On Several Charges

A Rockaway man who honked his horn at a police car and then illegally tried to go around the car was busted on Shore Front Parkway at Beach 84 Street on June 29 on a myriad of charges, including driving without a license and fleeing a police offic More...

Council Candidate Claims Sanders Politicized CB

A candidate, looking to represent the east end of Rockaway and parts of the mainland, has been denied reappointment to a local community board by the man he hopes to unseat in this fall's primary elections. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'The Proposal' - The Devil Wears A Wedding Ring

Who would have put Sandra Bullock in an acting caliber with Meryl Streep? While most wouldn't, "The Proposal" has Bullock playing an ice-maiden executive, comparable to Streep's fashion maven from Hell in "The Devil Wears Prada. More...

Rockaway Theatre Company Performs 'Oklahoma!'

The fireworks in the sky over Fort Tilden during the Independence Day weekend were not as bright as the wonderful performances which lit up the stage of the Post Theater as the Rockaway Theatre Company kicked off its summer season with Rodgers and More...

Tom Jones At Capitol One Bank Theatre

Live Nation proudly presents two evenings with Tom Jones at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. More...

Columnists

The Progressive

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Most American workers, despite the type of employment, aspire to a middle class life style. We, as a people, are optimistic about the future. Many of us are familiar with stories of success from humble backgrounds. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

How To Care For Your Lawn While On Vacation

It's finally here!! After spending everyday in the office dreaming about the one week we get to escape, it's time for us to go away on vacation! We have the dog sitter, someone to take in the mail… but wait. More...

Simon says...

Have we had enough rain yet? On Wednesday, June 24, which would have been my mom's birthday, we had the distinct honor of being part of the team which opened the new home of the JASA Rockaway Park Senior Center. More...

Sports

Pro Dreams Come True For Baptiste

Nate Jean Baptiste is a confident player on the basketball court. But it was less than a year ago that he was staring at the crossroads of achieving his goal to become a professional player. More...

RBVL Dishes Double Dose Of Volleyball News

Since we went to press early last week because of the 4th of July holiday, we'll try to get you up to date with a few stories from each of the last two weeks. More...

Special Olympians Have Busy Spring

On May 9, the St. Camillus Special Olympians went to Victory Field to compete in a track and field event. Volunteer students from St. More...

Obits

John P. MacSaveny

Union Plumber

John P. MacSaveny, 49, a longtime summer Rockaway Point resident, died June 30. MacSaveny was born in Queens on November 11, 1959 and lived in Bellmore. He worked as a union plumber on projects in New York and The Virgin Islands. More...

An Old-Fashioned Holiday Weekend

Locals looking for an old-fashioned holiday activity away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded Rockaway beaches and crowded fireworks displays flocked to Riis Park over the holiday weekend for its annual beach campfire program. More...

Peninsula Crimes Drop

More than a year after a string of separate shootings in Far Rockaway left three teenagers dead and several more wounded, NYPD statistics show a decrease in serious crimes across the peninsula. More...

Community

Young Blue Eyes Warms The Rockaway Beach Scene

Although he has been performing in cabaret clubs and piano bars for more than 20 years, Marq Karpman released his first CD only last year. "It was a collection of tunes I had in my head for a long time," Karpman says. "It came out all at once. More...

Free Summer Meals Program Begins

On July 2 the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York City Department of Education announced that the Summer Meals Program will run until August 28. More...

Function At The Junction

The Function at the Junction will be held on Saturday, July 25 at Bayswater Park on Bay 32 Street. Come to the "Rockaway Community Reunion" from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. There will be family, friends, music and fun. More...

School News

Students Celebrate First Day Of Summer

"School's Out For Summer," an event sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks, was held on June 27 at Bayswater Park on Beach 32 Street and Beach Channel Drive. More...

P.S. 215Q Participates In Operation Paper Plate...Visits Soup Kitchen

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Seaside School Dedicates Tree To Colleague

On June 26, staff members of the Seaside School gathered to plant a tree in honor of their former secretary and friend, Marie Kraus, who passed away this spring. Members of the Kraus family were present for the dedication. More...

Business News

West End Party Rentals:

Rockaway's Own Tent & Party Source

Planning a backyard party? Perhaps, a wedding on the beach? Or, maybe an elegant block party? If so, West End Party Rentals, a locally owned and operated firm that provides for all of your party needs is the place to call. More...

Milestones

Faulhaber Family Celebrates Graduation

The Faulhaber family, formerly of Rockaway, has lots to celebrate. Tina Faulhaber recently graduated from Hofstra University with a Master's Degree in education, and she plans to teach chemistry in high school in the fall. More...

Breezy Resident Graduates Seton Hall

Breezy Point resident Jenna Susanne Caputo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences in magna cum laude from Seton Hall University. More...

Local Student Recipient Of Music Scholarships

A local student, Connor Hubbard, has received a Plott Music Scholarship and Harper Music Scholarship as an incoming student at Davidson College. More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Mayor's Obsession With Bicycles

The other day, we were driving east on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 116 Street when a teen on a bicycle turned off the shopping street heading east as well. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Tent City

Dear Editor, Ms. Pagano, in the last issue of THE WAVE, speculates that the tent city pictured in the reprinted postcard had something to do with a religious revival. More...

Health Care Reform

Dear Editor, Congress is now attempting to pass a bill which will determine the availability and quality of medical care available to the people of the United States. More...

Helping Keep Synagogues Open

Dear Editor, I would like to thank John Baxter for his article on Derech Emunoh. He wrote a beautiful piece about a fading synagogue. More...


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