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Local Busted In RBB Rock-Hit Assault

A local man who assaulted a woman with a large rock on Rockaway Beach Boulevard on December 9 has been arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on charges of assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon, court recordsshow. More...

Lots Of Angry Questions; Few Answers At BCHS Meeting

District 27 Superintendent Michelle Lloyd-Bay looked like a hockey goalie unable to stop the slap shots coming at her hot and heavy in the Beach Channel High School auditorium on Tuesday night. More...

Is LNG Island Plan Terminal?

The plan to put a Liquefied Natu - ral Gas (LNG) plant on a manmade island off the shore of Rocka - way may come to a screeching halt in early January because New Jersey Gover nor-elect Chris Chris - tie has voiced his opposition to the More...

School News

RWA Students Seining For Science In Jamaica Bay

School was out for the day but the students from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance afterschool program were waiting on the front steps of Far Rockaway High School to begin the day's lesson. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Department of Education has changed the time of the January 6 meeting to address the closing of Beach Channel High School. The meeting will be held in the school auditorium at 6 p.m. rather than at 7:30 as previously announced. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Beach Channel High School Closing: What Isn't The DOE Telling Us?

So, the Department of Education has announced the phase-out and closing of Beach Channel High School, something that I have been predicting for months. More...

From The Councilman's Desk

Rockaway Braces For A Perfect Storm

We are all aware that our City and State are in the midst of a severe economic crisis. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. More...

Sports

Lots Of Locals Attend Philadelphia Army-Navy Game

About 50 local residents dropped happily into their tour bus seats at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning in anticipation of a trip to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and the 110th annual Army-Navy game. More...

Action Tips Off For 25th Annual SFDS Christmas Tournament

The 25th edition of the St. Francis de Sales Christmas Basketball Tour na - ment opens Friday night, December 18 with four games beginning at 6:00 p.m. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

Here we are in mid-December and one can't help but wonder, what happened to the fall run of striped bass along the western south shore? More...

Letters

BCHS Principal Doing Great Job

The following letter was written by a BCHS student to the school's principal, Dr. David Morris. Dear Dr. Morris, I just wanted to write to let you know that I think you are doing a great job. More...

Don't Lose Your Precious Schools

Dear Editor, In the December 1, 2009, New York Post, Jacob Gershman wrote an article titled, "Crackpot Schools." In it he discusses the incredulous use of ACORN to create charter schools and the fact that there are "activist" teachers biasing our More...

Police Are Not to Blame

Dear Editor, Contrary to the claims by Dashawn Vasconcellos' "friends and "supporters," he was not "assassinated" or "murdered," and police are not "assassinating our black young men" (in - cluding Sean Bell). More...

'Tenth Best Reason To Love NYC'

The prestigious New York magazine has named The Wave as the tenth best reason to love New York City in its latest issue, which hit the newsstands on Tuesday. More...

Wave To Close Fridays, December 25 And January 1

The Wave office will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1, 2010 so that our employees can celebrate the holidays with family and friends. All editorial material, including columns, is due by 5 p.m. on Monday. More...

Community

Rockaway's Fingerless Pianist

When first meeting David Phillips, the last thing you'd expect him to say is, "I'm a recording pianist." There is just one little detail that would make people doubt his sincerity or his musical abilities. Phillips has no fingers. More...

NYPD Hosts Toys For Tots Christmas Party

Games, prizes, hot dogs, popcorn and the big guy himself, Santa Claus, took center stage last week as the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau and the 101 Precinct hosted approximately 500 children from the Far Rockaway community for a holiday party. More...

SJEH Hosts Chanukkah Celebration

St. John's Episcopal Hospital held an observance for Chanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication and lights, on Monday, December 14. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

'An Education' - London Lolita

"An Education" is a smartly-realized 60's era "Lolita" story, but is stupid in one respect: It emits a repeated and persistent stench of anti-Semitism. More...

Kenny Rogers Christmas Show

At Westbury Theatre December 23

Live Nation presents Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits at the Theatre at Westbury on Wednesday, December 23 at 8 p.m. The Kenny Rogers Christmas Tour is one of the longest running Christmas tours in the country. More...

RAA Presents Winter Solstice

Brightening the season just days ahead of the shortest day of the year, the Rockaway Artists Alliance presents Winter Solstice: A Mid-Winter Event. More...

Milestones

Angela Rose Millet Turns 7

Angela Rose Millet turned 7 on October 14. She celebrated with Snow White, her sister Sophia and all her best friends at a party in her honor. More...

Devonté Joyden Celebrates First

At right: Devonté Joyden celebrated his first birthAt right: day on December 19. He is the son of Michelle Bowers Wilcox and nephew of Tyrone, Christina, Melissa and Marcus. He is the grandson of Moses and Deborah Wilcox. More...

Domanic A. Caraballo Celebrates His First

Born to Maria Hernandez and Angel Cara - ballo on December 13, 2008, Domanic A. Caraballo celebrated his first birthday this week. Giovanni Caraballo is his brother. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Keep Parking Lot Free For Winter Season

The city has provided an unintended boost for the merchants of Beach 116 Street, and perhaps there is a way to keep that boost going for the entire winter season. More...

Rockaway Students Need Free Transportation To Excel

Forcing students to pay for their transportation to and from school is one of the worst ideas we have heard this year. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Happy Holidays More...

Obits

Nellie Ree Harris Brooks

Domestic Worker

Nellie Ree Harris Brooks, 81, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 2. Harris Brooks was born April 25, 1928, in Rutherford, North Carolina. She was an active member of St. John Baptist Church. More...

Sybil Verbina Duretta Lambert

Seamstress

Sybil Verbina Duretta Lambert, 82, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 6. Lambert was born January 29, 1927 in Guyana. More...

Rosetta Matthews

Domestic Worker

Rosetta Matthews, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 8. Matthews was born October 2, 1926 in Savannah, Georgia. She is survived by her son Frazier; granddaughter, Yvette; and a host of relatives and friends. More...


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