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‘Where’s The Money? That’s A Good Question’

Meeks Denies Any Wrongdoing In Aqueduct, Non-Profit Investigations

In the wake of accusations of wrongdoing in connection with the Aqueduct Racino deal and a non-profit with missing money, Congressman Gregory Meeks agreed to a telephone interview with The Wave last week to address those accusations. More...

Will Parks’ Cuts Impact Rockaway’s Summer?

City Agency Says Too Early To Tell

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, facing a deep financial crisis, has ordered every city agency to cut a percentage of last year’s budget, leading to a belief that those cuts will impact Rockaway’s summer by closing beaches and making the remaini More...

Major JFK Runway Shut Down For Four Months

Runway 13R-31L, often called the Bay Runway, the workhorse of John F. Kennedy Airport’s four airstrips, was closed down on Monday for long-time repairs, meaning more flights over the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula, officials say. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Wolfman’ – Just One Bit Of The Bite

Midway through the new “The Wolfman” remake, a classic scene occurs. A supposed mentally-ill man, Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro), is strapped to a chair in the center of a medical arena, surrounded by an audience of psychiatrists. More...

Milestones

Mahoney Honored At Harvard

Ryan Mahoney, a sophomore student at Harvard University has been given the Detur Book Prize, Harvard’s oldest honor. More...

Stacie And Gerard Get Married

Stacie Anne Walls and Gerard Walter Prudente were united in marriage on August 28, 2009 at the Douglaston Manor in Queens, New York. Stacie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Begy Named To President’s List

Kayla Begy of Rockaway Park, who was a 2009 alumna of Stella Maris High School, was named to the President’s List for the Fall 2009 semester at Farmingdale State College. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rockaway Ferry Set Up For Failure

Rockaway resident Joe Hartigan is so focused on transportation alternatives that many call him “Mr. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Viola Barnes

Homemaker

Viola Barnes, 99, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 23. Barnes was born on February 5, 1911 in Dothan, Alabama. Barnes was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Janet Johnson. More...

Marilyn Lois Greene-Carroll

Bookkeeper / USPS Employee

Marilyn Lois Greene-Carroll, 66, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died February 19. Greene-Carroll was born on July 14, 1943 in Far Rockaway. She worked for the United States Postal Service and as a bookkeeper. More...

Winford Lee Howell

Nursing Home Worker

Winford Lee Howell, 66, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 22. Howell was born on November 9, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee and worked in a nursing home. More...

Drug Sweep Hits Hammel Houses

Police officers from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park and several other specialized units, including the crime control bureau and the special operations division, hit the Hammel Houses early on Wednesday morning, sweeping up at least 50 locals who w More...

Judge Orders Evacuation Of Adult Homes

In what is being termed a victory for the mentally ill and their advocates, a federal judge ruled on Monday that New York State must immediately begin moving thousands of people with mental illness into their own apartments or small homes, taking the More...

Community

Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade Steps Off Tommorow

The Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. from Beach 129 Street and Newport Avenue. More...

Rotary Donates To Ronald McDonald House

President Kevin O’Mealy of the Rockaway Rotary Club presents a donation of $300 to Joanne Reda, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House, at the club’s annual February meeting at th More...

‘Sami’ Makes A Difference

One of the most serious issues affecting older people, particularly those in nursing homes, is loneliness. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

If Only America Treated Terrorists More Like Israel

There has been much debate in America on how best to try the four admitted terrorists who threatened our very existence. More...

The Progressive

Tea Party

Commentators and the leaders of the Republican Party feel 2010 will be a great year for the Grand Old Party. This November will be a decisive year for the direction this nation will follow. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Bright sunshiny skies, with very few clouds have mostly been our companions this past week and have been melting that dirty white stuff we’re still looking at in piles on the street corners, some front lawns and around still hibernating flower More...

Sports

Hornets Sting Far Rockaway In Playoff Win

Far Rockaway didn’t make any excuses for arriving 25 minutes after the originally scheduled 5 p.m. game time start for their third round PSAL A playoff game at Midwood High School. More...

Lady Flippers Fall In CHSAA Diocesan Playoffs

Stella Maris coach Maureen Gigliello wasn’t sure what team she was giving instructions to on the court on Sunday afternoon at Archbishop Molloy High School. More...

Six St. Francis Boys Teams Advance To Sweet 16

The St. Francis Novice girls lost in the CYO Diocesan championship game to St. Adalbert 24-10. More...

Letters

Rockaway Ferry

Dear Editor, It comes as no surprise to me and to many residents of our community that service will soon end for the Rockaway ferry. This was something that needed the support of many, but sadly catered to a select few. More...

The Ferry Is In Danger

Dear Editor, The Rockaway ferry is in danger. I have ridden the ferry since it first started in May 2008. I have written a number of articles in this newspaper praising the Rockaway ferry service. More...

Why Close This Park?

Dear Editor, -The following letter was written to Ms. Carol Ash, Commissioner NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Dear Commissioner Ash:I am writing to you regarding your recent decision to close Bayswater State Park. More...


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