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Bellamy Decision Set For January 14

On December 14, give or take a day or two, Kareem Bellamy will find out whether or not he has to go back to prison to serve the remainder of his 1995 conviction for the murder of James Abbott on Beach 47 Street on April 9, 1994. More...

Drunk Motorist Meets El Pole On Beach 79 Street

A New Jersey man who was driving drunk lost control of his Ford pick-up truck and crashed into a pole holding up the elevated subway structure at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 79 Street on Friday morning, police say. More...

Stella Maris Property Not For Sale

Sisters Want To Keep It An Educational Institution

Despite all the rumors to the contrary that are swirling around the peninsula, the Sisters of St. Joseph, the order that owns and runs Stella Maris High School, are not planning to sell the beachfront site for high-rise condos or anything else. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Actor Denis Leary Visits The Wave

Actor, Comic Drops In For Autographs, Pictures More...

MovieScope

Coco Before Chanel' - A Fashion Star Is Born

Women around the world should thank God for Coco Chanel. Without her, they might still be cramming into corsets. "Coco Before Chanel" explores the French icon's humble beginnings until her explosion onto the international stage of fashion design. More...

'Tony Hannon Unveiled' At Beach Gallery

The Beach Gallery at Sunlites Stain - ed Glass Studio held an opening reception on Saturday, November 21 for an exhibit of paintings and sculptural jewel ry created by Tony Hannon of Rock away Park. More...

Milestones

West End Temple Ladies Guild Welcomes PHC CEO

Judith Rubin, President of the Ladies Guild of West End Temple, welcomed Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Hospital Center as the featured speaker for the Guild's November luncheon. More...

Tripoli Named 'Manager Of The Year'

Lisa Tripoli, General Manager for Sodexo Healthcare, the organization that manages the Food and Nutrition Department at Peninsula Hospital Cen ter, received the coveted "Manager of the Year" award at a recent ceremony. More...

Jilynn Sky Guzman Is Two

Jilynn Sky Guzman turned two on Nov - ember 12. She celebrated with her twin sisters, Cieanna and Cierra; mother, Amanda Palagonia; father, Nelson Guz - man; nana, Debbie Mchale; and many more family and friends. More...

Editorial/Opinion

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Allow Cops To Stop And Frisk

There are some truisms involved when we speak about gun violence. The first is that Rockaway has a definite gun problem that needs to be addressed aggressively if the community is to end the killing of young men and women. More...

Letters

Some Politicians Earn Their Pay

Dear Editor, Some of our local politicians do earn their pay. Rep. Anthony Weiner has become one of the leading national voices for real health care reform. More...

Shame on You, Mr. Schwach!

Dear Editor, What has happened to responsible journalism at The Wave? Your commentary column, The Rockaway Beat, in the November 6th edition is not only one-sided, it is misguided and certainly contains inaccuracies. More...

We Need A New Jetty

Dear Editor, The storm remnant this week caused one of the worst beach erosion around Beach 92nd street. We lost over 4 feet in height worth of sand within one day! This can be seen clearly by the "hanging" wooden ramp at Beach 91th Street. More...

Teen Critical After Bike-Steal Shooting

An unidentified teen remains in critical condition after he was shot on Friday by four thugs who wanted his green bicycle, police say. More...

Attorney Busted After Traffic Stop

A prominent local attorney was busted by police on November 22, after he began behaving badly at a traffic stop, police and court officials say. The attorney, Victor Re, whose office is at 231 Beach 116 Street tells a different story. More...

Community

'Little North Pole' Lights Up 12/5

The Muré family of Neponsit will light their annual 'Little North Pole' on Saturday, December 5, as they turn on the lights at 144-03 Neponsit Avenue at 6 p.m. sharp. More...

SJEH To Offer HIV/AIDS Screening

St. John's Episcopal Hospital will offer HIV/AIDS screening on World AIDS Day, Tuesday, December 1. The screening, which is confidential and free of charge, will take place 2 p.m. and 5 p.m in the Hospital's first floor Boardroom. More...

Ocean Bay Community Visits South Street

The Youth Leadership Institute of Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation spent a Saturday afternoon at the Bodies Exhibit at South Street Seaport. More...

School News

Representatives From U.N.Visit Channel View School

In keeping with Channel View's philosophy of giving back to the community, Maria Barra, a representative from the United Nations, came to the Channel View School of Research on Tuesday, October 27, to speak to students about how they can get involv More...

Peninsula Preparatory Academy Starts Pen Pal Program

Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School (PPA) has embarked on an exciting pen pal letter ex change program. More...

Civil Air Patrol Opens Squadron At KAPPA VI School

The Civil Air Patrol has been in existence since December 1, 1941. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

There were 137,894 Stop, Question and Frisk Reports prepared during the third quarter of 2009, ac - cording to a New York City Police Department report delivered to the City Council on November 17. More...

From The Artists Studio

This Weekend At Tilden: Art, Music, An Evening Affair

The two exhibits on display in the RAA galleries in Fort Tilden offer a wide range of art to the viewer. "Gifted" is a showcase of the talents of 26 members of RAA. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Thanksgiving Day is just a memory now — I hope that everyone had a nice day and lots of pleasant memories from it. The weather has been so nice and enjoyable for this time of year, with enough rain/clouds to remind us of the season we're in! More...

Sports

Hard Working Rey Makes Difference On The Field

The night before each game, Duke University senior linebacker Vincent Rey, a Far Rockaway native, sits in bed and envisions himself making big plays. "For me, visualization is extremely important," said Rey. More...

Williams Records Victory at Boxing Championships

Joseph "Mack" Williams wasn't sure that he was winning the USA Boxing Metropolitan 201-pound open class championship fight last Friday night in Franklin Square. More...

Magical Scholars Girls Volleyball Run Ends In Semifinals

In their first year as a varsity team, Scholars Academy had surprised many teams in their run to the PSAL B girls' semifinals last Friday night. But the magical ride the No. 15 seed Seawolves had conjured would come to an end. More...

Obits

Donald Carlin

Philanthropist

Donald Carlin, 84, a Far Rockaway native, died November 25. Carlin was born on August 2, 1925 in Far Rockaway and worked as an insurance executive turned philanthropist. Carlin attended Far Rockaway High School and later moved to Miami, Florida. More...

Mace McCarthy

Case Manager

Mace McCarthy, a 50-year Rockaway resident, died November 17. McCarthy was born in Manhattan and moved to Rockaway from the Bronx 50 years ago. She worked as a case manager and was an amateur actor, director and producer of theater plays. More...

Joy Stephensen

Rehabilitation Assistant

Joy Stephensen, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 16. Stephensen was born in Kingston, Jamaica on February 10, 1956 and worked as a rehabilitation assistant. More...


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