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Despite Bitter Cold And Snow, Hundreds Plunge for CF in Tenth Annual Dip In Honor Of Teen Annie McMahon

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Controversy Grows In Aqueduct Double-Deal

Criminal AEG Partner Showed The Door

A controversial Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) investor with a criminal past has been dumped by the other investors because his participation could well have jeopardized the company’s Racino deal. More...

CB 14 Faces Mayor’s Budget Ax

Constituent Services In Danger

Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska has nothing against trees, but he would rather the community have a sounding board than see more trees planted in Rockaway. More...

Ulrich Seeks To Stave Off BCHS Closing

Newly-elected City Councilman Eric Ulrich has issued a strong statement decrying the impending demise of Beach Channel High School, the only comprehensive high school on the Rockaway peninsula. More...

School News

NAACP: School Closings Racist

Officials of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation, have charged that the plan to close 19 public schools is racially motivated. More...

Locals Graduate From SUNY Albany

Katie Knee of Broad Channel and Christopher LaMura of Rockaway Point recently graduated from the New York State University at Albany with bachelor’s degrees during winter commencement ceremonies held at the school on December 6. More...

Business News

Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach

Where Miracles Happen Every Day!

It’s the new, “hot” fitness craze, and now it’s available on Beach 116 Street in Rockaway Park—yoga in a room heated to over 100 degrees! What are the benefits? More...

Milestones

Pheffer Welcomes Addabbo Health Center to Albany

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer welcomed Dr. Peter Nelson and advocates for the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center in Rockaway to Albany to discuss legislative priorities for 2010. More...

Hansens Celebrate 55 Years Of Love

Olfert ("Olie") and Joan Hansen of Arverne are celebrating a major milestone - 55 years of marriage. More...

Rodriguez Receives Bishop Ford Scholarship

Paladin J. Rodriguez, 13, recently received a four year scholarship to Bishop Ford Central High School. More...

Editorial/Opinion

We, The Corporations And The Unions

For more than 40 years, there has been a fundamental debate raging in this nation about how best to fund political campaigns. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Smith Strikes Out

Dear Editor, On Friday evening January 22, our State Senator, Malcolm Smith, introduced a new system of communicating with his constituents called a Virtual Town Hall meeting. More...

Boston Tea Party, Anyone?

Dear Editor,“Give me liberty or give me death,” “No taxation without representation", some great quotes from a speech given by Patrick Henry in front of the House of Burgesses in 1775. Where is Patrick when we need him. More...

A Charter For Success

Dear Editor, I felt your column, “The Rockaway Beat,” was unfairly heavy-handed in its attack on charter schools. More...

Feds Investigating Missing Katrina Funds

Records: Raised $31,000, Donated $1,392

Federal prosecutors are probing a charity set up by three powerful Queens lawmakers that pledged to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina and then only spent a small fraction on helping victims who had migrated to New York City, officials say. More...

Two Day Care Centers Caught In Budget Crunch

As a cost cutting measure, two of Rockaway’s nine day care centers are slated to close in June, The Wave has learned. City officials identified the two centers, which together care for more than 100 children each day, as the Sheldon R. More...

Community

Bringing The Fiesta To Rockaway

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant chain, a full-service, casual dining restaurant and lounge, is looking to open a branch in Rockaway in the coming year, according to Thomas Radomski, Vice President of Franchise Development. More...

City Sets CERT Training

The city’s Office of Emergency Management has announced that it will hold a series of training sessions for local residents interested in becoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members. More...

Time Warner Cable Celebrates Black History

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is helping its Digital Cable customers celebrate Black History Month by giving them access to a brand new category of Movies on Demand (MOD). More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Up In The Air’ — Downer

Only George Clooney can play a major villain for the modern age and make him affable and attractive. More...

Comedian Kevin Hart Comes To Westbury

Jean Alerte & Jeffrey Gurian presents comedian Kevin Hart with special guests Tony Rock and Wil Sylvince at the Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The art of Wave editorial cartoonist Elgin Bolling was featured recently at the opening of the ZSpace Gallery in Brooklyn. Bolling’s piece, entitled “Bloo,” was part of his “Subwaysurfer Extreme Life Drawing” series. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

An Immigrant’s Tale

A friend of mine came to this country from China back in the eighties. China had little opportunity for people like him, he tells me, especially after Chairman Mao had destroyed the country. To get anywhere you had to know people and pay them off. More...

It’s My Turn

Changing Gun Laws

At a February 25, 2009 press conference with the Attorney General of Mexico, U.S. More...

Sports

Comeback Dolphins Stun Edison In Borough Playoffs

There was a brief second where you could not hear a sounds coming from the Beach Channel Dolphins basketball team or the crowd that had come to cheer them on Tuesday night. More...

Winning Lady Flippers Display Fighting Spirit

The Stella Maris Lady Flippers basketball team continued its end-of-season hot streak with two more victories. The first over Catherine McAuley and the most recent over St. John’s Prep. More...

Dick McGuire: Friend, Family Man And Basketball Legend

The foundation of the New York Knicks franchise was rocked last Wednesday when one of its cornerstones, Dick McGuire, left this earth for that hard court in the sky. More...

Obits

Albert Oscar Archer

Security Guard

Albert Oscar Archer, 73, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 26. Archer was born on January 20, 1936 in Berbice, Guyana and worked as a security guard. More...

Marie T. Bastable

Lifelong Resident

Marie T. Bastable, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died February 9. Bastable was born and raised in Broad Channel and worked as a medical secretary. Bastable was preceded in death by her brothers, Peter, Gerard and John. More...

William George Boes

Carpenter

William George Boes, 91, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 4. Boes was born in New York City and was the founder of the former Rockaway Record Newspaper. He was a member of St. More...


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