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Wave Will Be Closed Friday January 1

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

Top Stories

Thugs Rob Woman In Arverne Elevator

Two Take Money, Gold Chain

An unidentified Arverne woman returning home to her apartment at 444 Beach 54 Street, in the Ocean Bay public housing complex, was robbed of her money and a gold chain last week by two thugs who showed her a weapon and demanded her goods. More...

NYCTA Rehabilitation Behind Schedule

It looks like the first phase of the highly anticipated Rockaway Freeway station rehabilitation project is already delayed. More...

Driver Loses Control, Strikes B.147 St. Home

An unidentified motorist, driving eastbound on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 147 Street on Tuesday morning, lost traction on the icy road and slammed through a hedge and into the side of a home. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Brothers’ – Family Feud On The Homefront

The timing could not have been better – or worse. Just as the film, “Brothers,” opened, President Barack Obama decided to escalate the 8-year-old Afghanistan War. More...

Milestones

Girl Scouts Sing-A-Long For Cheer

At their annual Sing-a-Long, Girl Scout Troop # 4275 brought Holiday Cheer to Peninsula Nursing Home residents. They were treated to a chorus of holiday melodies. The girls also came bearing gifts. More...

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Scholars‘ Academy community did good deeds by donating 3500 pounds of canned food to City Harvest. More...

Amanda And Dimitrios Wed

Family and friends joined Amanda Nakbarran and Dimitrios Giannios to celebrate their pre-Christmas wedding held at the Giannios family home in Rockaway Park on Saturday evening December 19, 2009. More...

Editorial/Opinion

DOE’s Own Facts Don’t Support BCHS Closing

Towards the end of the 2008-2009 school year the Department of Education issued on its website a “Quality Review” for Beach Channel High School. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Don’t Shed A Tear For The Examiners

Dear Editor, Let’s not get too broken up over the demise of the old Board of Education’s Board of Examiners (Re: Beachcomber, 12/4/09) as it was dock post dumb and not as useful. So, there I was having my transcripts evaluated More...

Pre-Winter Storm Batters Rockaway

More than a foot of snow fell on Rockaway last weekend, from Saturday afternoon until early in the morning on Sunday. The unusual pre-winter storm gave youngsters a chance to frolic in the snow and older residents a chance to get out and dig out. More...

Most Crimes Down Across Peninsula

Crime across the peninsula’s police precincts is down from this time last year with the exception of rape, which is up 66 percent in the 101, and felony assaults which are up 3 percent in the 100 Precinct, according to the New York Police Depar More...

Community

100 Pct. CC Celebrates Annual Breakfast With Santa

The 100 Precinct Community Council celebrated their annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser last Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach. The event was attended by more than 150 people. More...

Locals Win With Trailer For Unmade Movie

Most people have seen movie trailers that often decide whether or not they will shell out ten bucks to see a particular movie. More...

100 PCT CC Honors Detectives

The 100 Precinct Community Council honored the precinct’s detective squad at this month’s meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach. More...

Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Roller Coaster Santa

The weather through the holidays is giving us all a roller coaster ride contending with heat, freezing cold and pouring rain which makes our shopping days most difficult. However, the people in Breezy need not face the wet roads and crowds. More...

It’s My Turn

Global Warming: Faith or Science?

The publication of private emails from a climate research group in Great Britain has cast serious doubt on the scientific basis of global warming. More...

Simon Says...

This past Saturday a hell of a nor’easter blanketed us with over a foot of snow in some parts of our community. We have quite a snow removal service to recommend. More...

Sports

Aviators Continue Winning Ways Moving Into New Year

The New York Aviators professional hockey team moved into the new year by winning its last three games, keeping its unbeaten streak, which now numbers 12 games, moving ahead. More...

Rockaway Sports Review 2009

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Early Registration Still On For Rockaway Little League

The Rockaway Little League Board of Directors has announced an early registration for the upcoming 2010 baseball season at Fort Tilden. More...

Obits

Cora Crump

Registered Nurse

Cora Crump, 58, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 2. Crump was born on August 1, 1951 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and later moved to the Rockaways. She worked as a registered nurse. More...

Gertrude Morgan

Social Worker

Gertrude Morgan, 68, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 11. Morgan was born on September 15, 1941 in Middleburg, Florida and later moved to the Rockaways. She was a social worker and a member of the Eastern Star and AKA Sorority. More...


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