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Dorian Torre Is Missing

The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance with locating Rockaway resident Dorian Torre who has been reported missing from within the confines of the 101 Precinct. More...

Council Passes Fire Safety Bill

A bill that would improve fire safety in the city was passed by the City Council late last week. Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Mutilation Murderer:'I Did It For My Nieces'

An Arverne woman, who handcuffed her stepfather to a chair, suffocated him with a plastic bag and then mutilated his dead body by cutting off his penis, told a jury in Queens Supreme Court on Monday that she did it to save her nieces from being mol More...

School News

Public School/Middle School 105 Makes Pinwheels For Peace

This year, as it does every year, PS/MS 105 participated in the celebration of International Peace Day, on September 21. More...

Eat Smart New York Participants Graduate

On graduation day, a group of unique students in Queens did not espouse their plans for changing the whole world, but did say they now had the tools to change their own lives. More...

Business News

Robin Shapiro Realty

Making The Homeowner Dream A Reality

It's no accident that Robin Shapiro Realty has quickly become the leading broker in the Rockaways, with the largest inventory and the best sales record. More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

A Feast Of Printmaking

Christian Le Gars has brought to the RAA sTudio 6 Gallery the finest exhibition the Rockaway Center for the Arts has seen in years. "InkSplash" presents the work of ten international master printmakers. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The weather has been quite cooperative, extending the "being outside" activities that most of us enjoy. More...

It's My Turn

Mettler is a long-time member of the Silver Gull Club and once wrote a column entitled "Big Mouth Bass" for The Wave If, in the land of the blind, the oneeyed man is king, in the land of The Wave, the man with four weekly columns is a bully More...

Sports

H.S. Roundup: Stella Maris, Far Rockaway Boys Flying High

At 20 years old, Michelle Raaf has gotten used to being the youngest soccer coach in the Brooklyn-Queens CHSAA. More...

Rockin' Rockies Kick Off Roller Hockey Season

The Rockaway Rockies got off to a rolling start last Saturday as the roller hockey intramural season began at Beach 108 Street. More...

Ravens Football Teams Shine In Wins Over Mount Vernon

On Sunday, September 20, the Rockaway Ravens football teams hosted the Mount Vernon Razorbacks. The Mighty Mite division opened the day as the Ravens got a hard fought victory, 8-6. The Jr. Peewee division followed as the game ended 0-0. More...

Obits

Donald Anderson

Foreman

Donald Anderson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 12. Anderson was born January 18, 1956, in Stratford, Connecticut. He was an avid fisherman and a fixture at The Max Leather Group, where he worked for many years. More...

Bernadette Arlene Brown

Aviation Supplier

Bernadette Arlene Brown, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 5. Brown was born September 17, 1957, in Darlington, South Carolina. She was a member of St. John's Baptist Church and Willing Workers Ministry. More...

Agnes Mae Burns

Telephone Operator School Lunchroom Worker

Agnes Mae Burns, 98, a 70-year Rockaway resident, died September 6. Burns was born October 28, 1910, in Brooklyn, New York. More...

Domestic Dispute Leaves Two Critical

A domestic dispute in a Far Rockaway high rise building turned deadly, police say, when a man identified as Elmar Diaz, 34, smashed his unidentified girlfriend in the head with a chunk of wood and then possibly slashed his own throat. More...

Closures Set For Bridges

Several repair dates for the Rockaway bridges will result in an exit ramp detour and complete bridge closures on different days during the upcoming weeks, according to MTA Bridges and Tunnels officials. More...

Community

Liu Sees Comptroller Slot As Perfect Fit

Visits Wave, Addresses Rockaway Issues

City Councilman John Liu thinks that he would make a perfect Comptroller for the City of New York. More...

More Than 300 Join RWA To Clean FR Beaches

Last Saturday the number of participants showing up to join the Beach 29 Street beach cleanup was tremendous. More...

SJEH Receives Stroke Center Designation

St. John's Episcopal Hospital recently was designated as a Stroke Center by the State Hospital Review and Planning Council of the New York State Department of Health. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Local Screening Of 'THE ROMEOWS'

"Touching," and "life-affirming." These have been words used to describe "THE ROMEOWS," a film that has received positive reviews from audiences young and old, wherever it has been shown. More...

'Taking Woodstock' - How The Happening Happened

One reason why the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969 was so benignly mellow may have been because the people behind it were benignly mellow. At least, that's the way Director Ang Lee sees it in "Taking Woodstock. More...

ARTSplash 2009 Adds Special Events to Exhibition

ARTSplash 2009, the current exhibition from the Rockaway Artists Alliance, continues to bring out the best in all of the arts. More...

Milestones

James Green Turns One

James Green will celebrate his first birthday on September 28. He is the son of Bernadette and Rob Green and nephew of Mary Whelan. More...

Craig M. Chance Became A Citizen

Army Reserve Sgt. Craig M. Chance recently became a naturalized U.S. citizen. The sergeant, 30, has served in the Army Reserves for 10 years. More...

Parents Welcome Brendan

Brendan and Valerie Benn welcome Brendan Rosario Benn to the family. He is the grandson of Michael and Christina Benn. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Some Twisted Steel Would Improve Tribute Park

This year's ceremonies at Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street once again reminded us how deep the mourning remains for those who died on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

JUST SAY "NOPE" More...

Letters

Soap Inspectors Needed

Dear Editor, The best way to prevent the spread of infection is proper hand washing. Bathrooms for the children in NYC public schools often have no soap in them for various reasons. More...

Claxton Should Replace Sanders

Dear Editor, We at ENACT, Edgemere Neighborhood Action Team, interviewed all of the candidates for the seat that is now held by James Sanders on May 26. More...

Time for New Leaders

Dear Editor, It is my understanding that at the last Community Board meeting, community board member and President (for Life?) of Arverne Civic Association, Steve Cooper made a comment that was racist and sexist about Section 8 recipients living i More...


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