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'A Candle Before Midnight'

Growing Up In Pre-WW II Rockaway

It is not often that a Rockaway resident has a chance to read a gripping story of an immigrant family in Rockaway in the decade prior to World War II, when the Great Depression was in full thrall and the peninsula was generally thought of as a sum More...

Held Mayoral Control Hostage

Sources say that the woman who represents Board Channel in the State Senate offered to support the mayoral control bill in return for the firing of a principal for whom her daughter works. More...

Eye Affordable Housing For Beach Club Site

Community Seeks Market Rate For Critical Site

What was once one of Rockaway's most popular restaurants and then became one of the peninsula's tony catering halls may soon become dozens of affordable housing rental units, officials say. More...

Business News

Metro PCS

Authorized Dealer Comes To Beach 116th Street

Relying on its slogan "Unlimit Yourself," and its attention-getting "No Contract" policy, Metro PCS is pleasing customers even more with a brand-new $40 unlimited talking, texting and internet plan. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Wave has received a number of communications complaining about the New York Post's treatment of a still-unnamed Rockaway lifeguard who was featured on the tabloid's front page in early August for wearing earphones More...

MovieScope

'Orphan' - The Dark Side Of Adoption

Pro-life advocates and others who see adoption as a viable alternative to abortion will be unhappy with the success of the film, "Orphan," which scored $12.8 million on its opening weekend. More...

From The Artists Studio

The Art Of Father And Son Opens Sunday

An exhibit honoring "The Art of Robin and William Pogebitskiy" opens with a reception this Sunday, August 16 from 1-3 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery. Check the gray box for details. More...

Sports

RBVL Crowns 8 Champs At Riis Park Playoffs

On Saturday, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestant's fought for the fabled winner's sweatshirts in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs. More...

Fallen Hero Honored At Basketball Tournament

At a basketball tournament on Saturday, August 1, the NYPD Juvenile Robbery Intervention Program, in conjunction with "Let's Rock the Hoops," took a moment to honor SPC Roberto A. More...

Summer League Baseball At Fort Tilden

The Rockaway Little League Renegades Pee Wee team has jumped out to an impressive 6 and 2 record after splitting a home and away two game series with the powerful Amity squad. More...

Letters

How To Handle Rude Bus Drivers

Rude Bus Drivers Dear Editor, Reading the letter from the man who had trouble with the nasty bus drivers reminded me of a similar incident with a much different ending. I had just retired from the City of New York after working for 27 years. More...

Bloomberg's Fourth Term

Dear Editor, Yesterday a reporter asked Mayor Bloomberg if there is any guarantee that he won't try to seek a fourth term if he wins his current bid for a third term as Mayor. More...

The Fight Ahead On Capitol Hill

Dear Editor, On Capitol Hill a fight is being waged for the future of the United States' healthcare system. More...

Seniors Shaky Over Health Care Reform

Go anywhere in Rockaway where senior citizens gather and you'll hear one topic discussed and debated over and over again, a topic that many seniors consider a matter of life or death. More...

Arverne Amenities Lost At Sea?

Since the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Arverne By The Sea development took place on May 28, 2004, the community has grown to 850 homes with the construction of several hundred more planned for the near future. More...

Community

City Eyes Mini Golf In Rockaway Beach

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has plans for a section of shorefront land to be transformed into a miniature golf course with snack bar and clubhouse, according to officials. More...

Memorial Swim At 'Bell's Beach' Brings Crowd

The annual memorial swim to honor the memory of Firefighter Steven Belson, who was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was held last Saturday at "Bell's Beach," better known as Beach 90 Street. More...

Free Beach Parking at Jacob Riis Park

On Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, Jacob Riis Park, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, will be participating in the nationwide Fee Free Weekend at America's national parks. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Air Supply To Perform In Westbury

On Thursday, August 27 at 8 p.m., Air Supply, with special guest Kate Taylor, will perform at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury. More...

Broad Channel Irish Festival

The Beach Channel Volunteer Fire Department Irish Festival was held on August 8. There were many fun games and activities for people to enjoy, as well as Irish traditions like step dancing. More...

Singing Duo Tales And Tunes Makes Debut

Soprano songstress duo Tales and Tunes presented their debut performance before an audience of children and adults last Sunday at Christ Presbyterian Church. More...

Milestones

Tormey Celebrates Second Birthday

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tormey Jr. of Marine Park will celebrate son James Thomas Tormey's second birthday on September 4 with friends and family. Proud grandparents are the McGowans of Marine Park, and the Tormeys of Breezy Point. More...

Local Fireman Meets Obama

Chris O'Connell, a born and raised Rockaway fireman, met President Obama on July 16. O'Connell works at the Bowery Fire house, Nine truck. More...

Roberts To Attend Farleigh Dickinson University

Local resident Anthony Roberts will attend Farleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham in Madison, New Jersey this September. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Post, Parks Team Up To Sandbag Lifeguard

Like most newspapers, the New York Post is always looking for a good story. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"HAVE A BEER" More...

Obits

John P. Gallagher

Investment Banker

John P. Gallagher, a longtime resident of Breezy Point, died August 3. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a retired Investment Banker for Salomon Brothers. More...

Valerie Lynn Robinson

P.A.A. 101 Precinct

Valerie Lynn Robinson, 52, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 25. Robinson was born in New York, New York on July 8, 1957 and worked as a P.A.A. for the 101 Precinct. More...

Herman J. Traegler

Dispatcher

Herman J. Traegler, a 60-year Rockaway resident, died August 7. Traegler was born in Germany and served in the United States Army during World War II and later worked as a dispatcher. He is retired from Brooklyn Union Gas, a member of St. More...


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