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Emergency Medical Service Big Axes Volunteer Ambulances

“Volunteer ambulances are no longer needed,” an unnamed high-ranking Emergency Medical Service chief recently told his subordinates in an email, published reports say. More...

St. John's Teen Busted On Assault Charge

One teen resident of the St. John’s Residence for Boys assaulted another on Wednesday night, punching him in the face and then kicking him while he was down, police records show. More...

Brown Will Appeal Bellamy Decision

Angered At ‘Affront to Law Abiding People’

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown used unusually strong language to categorize the Thursday decision of Judge Joel Blumenfeld allowing convicted murderer Kareem Bellamy to remain free while awaiting a new trial. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Wave was honored in the Congressional Record on November 17. Congressman Anthony Weiner entered remarks into the record congratulating this paper for being named the Best Community Newspaper in New York City by the Village Voice. More...

The Rockaway Beat

It’s All About Charters And Breaking The UFT

Mayor Mike’s agenda from the beginning has been to break the city unions, particularly the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). What better way to do that than set up hundreds of city-funded schools where the UFT is not welcome. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

More and more seniors are turning to reverse mortgages in order to supplement their retirement income or meet health care or other monetary needs. More...

Sports

Fontbonne Hall Races Past Stella Maris

It’s no secret by now that Stella Maris High School has announced they will close their doors this summer. That issue hasn’t affected the varsity girls’ basketball team according to coach Maureen Gigliello. More...

High School Roundup: Dolphins Improve Win Streak

Beach Channel’s win streak improved to three games with a 58-52 home win on Tuesday afternoon over Flushing. More...

Pro Spotlight: Surging Jets One Win From Super Appearance

If the word confidence was a stock to make money, whatever the New York Jets have invested has worked so well in their playoff run they could make a killing on Wall Street. More...

Letters

Seniors left Out in the Cold

Dear Editor, It was a freezing day Monday, January 4, about 20 degrees; and seniors weathered the frost to go to their three times weekly SENIORS IN SHAPE program at the Aviator Sports Center in Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn. More...

Good For Weiner

Dear Editor,We can be proud of our representative Anthony Weiner. We see him on the boardwalk in the summer. Now we see him all over TV. He deserves the attention. He is a principled man. More...

Closing of Jamaica High School

Dear Editor, After his third term was secured, Mayor Bloomberg’s Department of Education proposed closing 20 schools, including Jamaica High School. More...

Madelaine Workers Wait Word

More than 100 Haitian workers crowded into the employee’s lunchroom at Rockaway’s Madelaine Chocolate Novelties Company on Friday afternoon to hear company officials and local politicians outline a plan to help them find the loved ones wh More...

Question Smith’s Ties To Local Charter School

State Senate President Malcolm Smith, who represents Rockaway in that body, says that he has divested himself from the local charter school he founded in 2004. More...

Community

Locals Come Together For Haiti Earthquake Relief

Relief Groups, Churches To Aid Victims

In the wake of the tragedy in Haiti, Councilman James Sanders Jr. and several civic organizations have announced plans to help residents in the 31st Council District donate needed items for survivors of the January 12 earthquake. More...

Genuine Rockaway Hero Dies at 99

Saved Several Orphans As Waves Pulled Them Out To Sea

Rockaway lifeguard Mel Cuba was celebrating his 23rd birthday on August 8, 1933, by doing what he had been doing each summer beginning in 1928 – guarding the beachfront at Beach 9 Street in Far Rockaway. More...

Locals Help Haiti Earthquake Victims

Following the devastating earthquake this week in Haiti, locals are coming together to collect needed supplies to send to the country where hundreds of thousands may have died. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Lisa Lampanelli At Westbury 2/5

Lisa Lampanelli, a no-holds-barred insult comic, performs at the Theatre at Westbury on Friday, February 5 at 8 p.m. More...

West, Bruce and Laing To Reunite At Westbury

West, Bruce Jr. and Laing will perform at the Theatre at Westbury on Friday, January 29 at 8 p.m. The show will also feature special guest the Edgar Winter Band. More...

MovieScope

‘Young Victoria’ – Teen Queen

The usual image of Queen Victoria is of an overweight dowager dressed in black and looking bleak. The film, “Young Victoria,” gives the old girl a radical makeover. More...

Milestones

Art And Modeling At The Prep

The Drawing course at St. Edmund Prep High School, taught by Phil Fama, teaches different art techniques and methods. It also uses student volunteers to be models for the art students. More...

Jill Weber Honored At Dinner Dance

Jill Weber, Parks Administrator, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, was honored at the Deerfield Area Association Dinner Dance on December 12, 2009. More...

Rockaway Kid Gets Xavier HS Scholarship

Chris Esposito, who currently attends the eighth grade at Mark Twain I.S. 239, the school for the gifted and talented, recently was awarded a full scholarship to Xavier High School. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rockaway Needs A Comprehensive High School

Next Tuesday, the Department of Education’s Educational Priorities Panel will meet to vote on whether a number of city schools will be phased out and closed. More...

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Obits

Melville Cuban

Hero Rockaway Lifeguard

Melville Cuban died December 6 in Delray Beach, Florida. He was 99 years old. Cuban, who was born on August 8, 1910, was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. More...

Carlos Feliciano

Superintendent

Carlos Feliciano, 78, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 11. Feliciano was born September 5, 1931, in Moca, Puerto Rico. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. More...

Josephine Francis

School Teacher

Josephine Francis, 84, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 4. More...


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