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Rockaway Woman Dead In Virginia Crash

Seven Injured When Driver Falls Asleep

A Far Rockaway woman, on her way with family to a reunion, died on Saturday, July 25, when the van in which she was riding was hit by a sports utility vehicle on a Virginia highway. More...

Sanders Sets $2.5 M For Hammel Houses Cameras

If City Councilman James Sanders Jr. has his way, residents of the sprawling Hammel Houses complex in Rockaway Beach will finally get some peace of mind. More...

JFK Runway Reconstruction Begins

Experts: Project Will Save Travel Time And Reduce Congestion Costs

A major runway project that could impact noise on the Rockaway peninsula began in earnest on Tuesday, when Governor David A. Paterson kicked off the $376.3 million project at John F. Kennedy International Airport. More...

School News

Rotary Exchange Student Heads to Germany

The Rockaway Rotary's youth exchange program has been rejuninated this year by local resident and Scholars' Academy honor student Lucas Hanson. More...

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

The Wharf Restaurant

Rockaway's 'Secret Spot'

The best option of all is to come by boat — since The Wharf has its own landing dock. Operators of fishing boats, kayaks, jet skis and yachts are welcome to dock and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

We were looking at the 1966 bound volume of The Wave last week and came across a story about Peter Sammon being named as president of the Neponsit Homeowners Association. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

A Chase Scene, A One-Time Exhibit And A Passage

Rogue cops, skateboarders, an early American patriot and a soldier's-eye view of home. These are just a few of the inhabitants of the short films to be screened at the RAA Film Festival on Saturday, August 1 in sTudio 7, RoCA at Fort Tilden. More...

From The Councilman's Desk

Rockaway Focus on Ferry Service and Lifeguards

On July 21, 2009, I attended the Comprehensive Citywide Ferry Service Study Meeting at Queens Borough Hall. More...

Sports

Playoffs Heat Up At St. Francis Classic

The playoffs have begun and the action has heated up in the 25th annual St. Francis Summer Classic. The first two champions were crowned as the Graybeard Divisions completed their basketball campaigns. More...

Sorrentino Offers Baseball, Soccer Clinics For Youngsters

With no little league program for the kids of Sorrentino Recreation Center for the second straight year, Sorrentino is, instead, hosting baseball clinics for Rockaway's youth this summer. More...

Nellie Duncan 5K Run Concludes Rockapulco Series Run

As William Shakespeare so eloquently wrote, "Summer's lease hath all too short a date," and so it goes with the Rockapulco Summer Run Series. More...

Obits

Mildred K. Barkaus

Civilian Administrative Clerk, NYPD

Mildred K. Barkaus, a three-year Rockaway resident died, July 21. Barkaus was born in Astoria, Queens and worked as a civilian administrative clerk for the New York City Police Department. More...

Joanne Renee Birts

Health Care Worker

Joanne Renee Birts, 42, a longtime Rockaway resident died, July 20. Birts was born on July 13, 1967 and worked in health care. She was baptized at Friendship Baptist Church in Queens. More...

Norman M. Brust

Physician

Norman M. Brust, 86, a former Rockaway resident, died July 26. Brust was born on March 7, 1923 in Far Rockaway and worked as a physician. Brust grew up in Arverne and practiced medicine at his Far Rockaway office and at St. More...

Intensive Search For Missing Surfer

Police officers with strong binoculars search the oceanfront at Beach 90 Street on Tuesday afternoon, looking for a surfer who was reported in deep water and heading for the jetty at about 5 p.m. More...

Slow Start For Rockaway Recovery $

The Federal stimulus package was announced in April and shortly thereafter New York State released a list of approximately 14,000 projects for which it wanted the stimulus money used, including ten projects in Rockaway. More...

Community

Graybeards Host Annual Family Run Tonight

More than 500 runners of all ages are expected to hit the bricks on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 129 Street on Friday night for the annual Graybeards Family Run, an event that has quickly become the premier family fun night in Rockaway. More...

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee will conduct a recruitment from July 14, 2009 through July 13, 2010 for five carpenter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced. More...

Family Day For Ocean Bay Housing Development

Peninsula Hospital Center's Liz Sulik, Director of External Affairs, and third year medical student Mary Ellen Gana joined in the festivities of Family Day for the Ocean Bay Housing Development. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

RAA To Host First Annual Film Festival

When the lights go down at Fort Tilden on Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m., the curtain will go up on the Rockaway Artists Alliance first ever film festival. More...

MovieScope

Whatever Works' - Woody Does

Woody Allen is a man who must make movies. Though the script for "Whatever Works" was written decades ago as vehicle for the late Zero Mostel, the resulting recent film is overflowing with uproarious Allenisms. More...

Various Artists To Perform In Westbury

Capital One Theatre

A number of bands and artists will perform at the Capital One Bank Theatre in Westbury this summer. More...

Milestones

Guzman Inducted Into National Honor Society

Elliot Guzman, Jr., of Far Rockaway, was inducted into the Beach Channel High School's National Honor Society, receiving his pin and certificate of membership on May 20, 2009. Completing his junior year with an average of 101. More...

Hall Makes Dean's List

Marcella I. Hall of Far Rockaway has made the Dean's List at St. Lawrence University. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.6. More...

Local Student Graduates

Local resident Brandon William Thompson is a Spring 2009 graduate at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi, receiving a B.B.A. degree in culinary arts management. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Fifty-Eight Senators Can Be Wrong - And, Unfortunately, They Often Are

The proponents of gun control finally won one, but it was close - too close for comfort. Fifty-eight senators voted for a wacky plan to allow gun permit holders in one state to carry their weapons into any other state without restriction. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

BY ROBERT SARNOFF More...

Letters

Bloomberg Not Helping Us

Dear Editor, I voted for Mayor Bloomberg and used to admire him. Over the years he has accomplished many good things, but under his leadership many things have gone seriously wrong as well. More...

"Oklahoma!" A Success

Dear Editor, What a star-studded cast in "Oklahoma!" What a thrill! What a great night in theater offered by the Rockaway Theater Company for residents! Thank you, dream scene, Curley and all. You were great. More...

The New Health Care Plan

Dear Editor, Last Sunday's NY Times Magazine featured an article titled "Why We Must Ration Health Care." Oh really? More...


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