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Federal Grand Jury Eyeing Queens Pols

Smith, Meeks, Flake In Spotlight

A federal grand jury is zeroing in on the activities of a number of powerful political players from Queens, including two who represent Rockaway – Congressman Gregory Meeks and New York State Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm Smith. More...

Smith Attorney Out Of Senate As New Allegations Spread

Flowers Tied To Secret $500,000 Land Deals

A key advisor to State Senator Malcolm Smith, who is also in the crosshairs of a number of investigations involving the embattled senator, was tossed out of the Senate Chamber last week. More...

Smith Introduces ‘Operation Safe Peninsula’

State Senator Malcolm Smith this week announced “Operation Safe Peninsula,” a new collaborative anticrime initiative aimed at providing open dialogue between the community and both police precincts. More...

Business News

Cyber Zone—

Rockaway’s Favorite Health Club SInce 2001

It’s a place with a full range of exercise equipment, from stationary bikes to rowing machines, and a wide choice of exercise classes, from low-impact aerobics to body sculpting. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphins Aim For Division Softball Title

On the first day Dominic Stanco officially took over as the Beach Channel softball coach in March, he immediately saw a team who were eager to win ballgames. More...

Sorrentino Hosts Double Dutch Championships

The Sorrentino Recreational Center, home of the world famous Double Dutch champion Stan’s Pepper Steppers, presents the 30th Annual Rockaway Double Dutch Championships that will take place on Saturday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

NYCHA Queens Championships To Be Held At Hammels

The New York City Housing Authority will conduct the Queensborough Basketball Championships in the 2010 Citywide Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament this weekend at Hammels Community Center, located at 8114 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Letters

NYC School Budget Problems

Dear Editor, I do not believe that the State of New York should give another dime to New York City for public education unless the Billionaire Dictator and his UNCERTIFIED, prosecutor Chancellor are made to sign a commitment that every penny will go More...

Charter School Outrage

Dear Editor, Now that Malcolm Smith’s continuing alliance with his beloved Peninsula Preparatory Academy has been exposed as a cash cow, vote grubbing sham, why is this fraudulent school allowed to remain open??? More...

It’s About Time For Park And Ride

Dear Editor, Now that our latest ferry project is on life support, it is time to consider a commuter proposal I brought to the attention of local politicians nineteen years ago. More...

Ferry Meeting Set For Belle Harbor

ABelle Harbor meeting has been set for Tuesday, April 20 to address the longevity of the Rockaway commuter ferry service from Riis Landing to Manhattan and back, says City Councilman Eric Ulrich, who is hosting the meeting, the second on the peninsul More...

Eroded Beaches To Be Ready For Memorial Day

Congressman Anthony Weiner announced this week that the Beach 92 Street sand replenishment project, which will repair the severe erosion caused by Hurricane Ida last November, should be completed in time for Memorial Day. More...

Community

Hundreds Expected For Rockaway Rotary Run

Annual Boardwalk Event Set For April 25

There was a time when thousands lined the boardwalk to run the five kilometers to glory in the annual Rockaway Rotary run. And, while far fewer runners participate today, the race still evokes the spirit of Rockaway. The boardwalk. More...

Water Bill And Property Tax Help Is Here

Councilman James Sanders Jr. will join forces with the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Finance, and Department of Housing Preservation and Development to host a community outreach event on Thursday, April 15, from 5:00 p.m. More...

RWA Kids Busy Making Ocean Safety Film

Last Thursday was a week off from school but many of the students in the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance after school program were busy interviewing guest speakers on the beach for video shorts with the Reel Work Teen film crew. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Yellow Handkerchief’ – Hurt Hurting

Director Alfred Hitchcock once said that he liked working with actors who “do nothing well.” He would have loved working with William Hurt. In “The Yellow Handkerchief,” Hurt doesn’t do or say much. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

We want to clarify a story concerning the Cross Bay Bridge Toll that ran on the front page of last week’s Wave. More...

Broad Channel Bits

It’s certainly sunny and warm lately. Before long, neighbors will be planting their flowers and other green growing things in their gardens. For those who enjoy gardening, the smell of freshly overturned soil has no rival. More...

East End Matters...

Don’t Let The East End Be Undercounted

People on the east end continue to complain about being underserved, and without a correct counting of the population, needed services for the area will continue to pass us by. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Biometric Identification Cards: The Key To Reform Or The Brave New World

Every American Citizen is required to have a Social Security card, even though most of us throw it into a drawer and forget where it is. Now, Senator Chuck Schumer wants to take the idea of a national identification card one step forward. More...

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Obits

Jennie Brienza

Homemaker

Jennie Brienza, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 5. Brienza was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and moved to Rockaway from Brooklyn, New York. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary, Rockaway Point Fire Department and Ambulance, St. More...

Evelyn Gabriel

Former Resident

Evelyn Gabriel, 98, a former Rockaway resident, died March 18 in Winter Haven, Florida. More...

Anthony Howard

NYPD

Anthony Howard, 64, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 15. More...


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