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Shooting Incidents Rip Rockaway

In the wake of two homicides during the week before Labor Day, Rockaway saw two more shooting incidents, in the past week, with neither of the victims likely to die from his wound. The first took place on September 6. More...

Youth Struck By Basketball Rim

A young man who got in the middle of an altercation in Far Rockaway on September 2 was struck by a basketball rim that had been pulled from a playground stanchion, police say. More...

Primary Election Set For September 15

Dems Vie For Citywide, Local Seats

Registered Democrats will go to the polls next Tuesday, September 15, to choose their candidates for several citywide and local posts. There are no Republican primary races scheduled for this year. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'District 9' - Space Alien Apartheid

Steven Spielberg missed his shot. "District 9" is the movie he should have made. More...

Artsplash 2009 Is Here

Bringing the arts into full fall flower, the Rockaway Artists Alliance presents ARTSplash 2009, its largest exhibition of the year. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

This column originally appeared as From The Editor's Desk in the September 15, 2001 issue of The Wave. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

If Not Now, When?

In a recent article in this paper, fellow columnist and Wave editor Howie Schwach suggested that the time has come to "throw the bums out. More...

It's My Turn

Consensus Still Possible With Healthcare Reform

Douglas E. More...

Sports

Running Seahorses Get Revenge In Thumping Of Trojans

Gregory Ibe was the offensive player that was most counted on last year when the Far Rockaway varsity team needed to gain tough yardage or score an important touchdown. More...

Dolphins Get Picked Off By Storming Cougars

Halfway through the third quarter, Beach Channel's defense, led by Demetrius Pelt, had stopped Franklin Delano Roosevelt RB Kevin Desir in the end zone for a safety. More...

Mejia Looks To Add More Goals To Resume

It was certainly a big adjustment when Beach Channel/Channel View High School senior Carlos Mejia and his family arrived from El Salvador three years ago. It took a few years to get used to living in a new environment and learning a new language. More...

Obits

Catherine Crumlish

Homemaker

Catherine Crumlish, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 2. Crumlish was born in Mayo, Ireland. She moved from Brooklyn to Rockaway 30 years ago. Crumlish is preceded in death by her husband, Henry and sister, Anne. More...

Mary Davis

Presser

Mary Davis, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 2. Davis was born on February 17, 1932 in Buffalo, New York. She was heavily involved in many aspects of St. More...

Anthony DiResta

FDNY Firefighter

Anthony DiResta, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died September 3. DiResta was born in Rockaway Beach and worked as a firefighter for FDNY's Ladder 134 in Far Rockaway. DiResta is preceded in death by his wife, Florence Panzone DiResta. More...

Mutilation Murder Trial Begins

A Rockaway woman, who spent most of the last year two years in a Staten Island mental institution, went on trial in Queens Criminal Court this week, accused of smothering her stepfather and mutilating his body in her Arverne apartment in July of 20 More...

Lifeguards Make Labor Day Water Rescue

Lifeguards at Beach 84 Street spotted an elderly man being pulled out to sea by a rip current at noon on Labor Day, eyewitnesses say. Several of the lifeguards jumped into the water and pulled the unidentified man to safety. More...

Community

RMAC Holds 25th Anniversary Festival In Riis Park

"Rockaway is showing off!" said the Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC), touting their first annual Fall Festival in this very newspaper in September of 1984. More...

City To Begin Rehab Of B.116 St.Parking Lot

The city's Department of Transportation has announced that beginning October 15, the municipal parking field on Beach 116 Street, next to the subway station, will be rehabilitated. More...

RWA 'Environmentors'And Kulanu Camp Team Up

Local youth and volunteers descended onto the dunes of Rockaway recently for an intensive conservation effort. More...

Business News

Channel Drive Service Station

Fixing Rockaway's Cars Since 1949

'"Friendly, honest and experienced is our motto," says Keith Gaffney, service manager and 18-year veteran mechanic at Channel Drive Service Station. "On a scale of 0 to 10 we get a Zero. Zero consumer affairs complaints, zero D.M.V. More...

Milestones

Jamie Foley Turns 7

Jamie Foley will celebrate her 7th birthday at Disney World with her parents, James and Marlyn Foley, residents of Rockaway Beach. More...

Sophia Marie Turns 4

Sophia Marie Millet turned 4 on August 2. A pool party was thrown in her honor with all her closest friends and family. Sophia is looking forward to starting Pre-K this September as her older sister Angela starts 2nd grade. More...

James Alexander Born 8/2

James Alexander Del Cid Santiago was born on August 2 to Luis and Giselle Del Cid Santiago. His grandparents are James and Marlyn Foley and Raul and Sarita Santiago, residents of Rockaway. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Wave Primary Election Endorsements

While The Wave traditionally does not endorse candidates in primary elections, it seems to us that this year's crop of Democratic primaries is just too important to ignore, especially given the fact that the huge registration discrepancy in favor o More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

"Don't pull the plug... That's grandpa Cheney" More...

Letters

Help With School Bus Service

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Lew Simon for helping my family obtain the Yellow School Bus service that I want for my daughter in the coming school years. More...

Education Not Jetties

Dear Editor, Congressman Anthony Weiner should be applauded for standing up and taking on a lead role in the national healthcare debate and for his efforts to provide clarity on the proposed "LNG: Insanity Island" project. Unfortunately, Mr. More...

Ropes Saved My Life

Dear Editor, Your editorial on the recent drowning deaths due to the rip currents brought to mind how those ropes saved my life back then. More...


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