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Who Actually Pulled The Trigger?

Seven Gangbangers Arraigned For Murder, CPW

Although neither police nor court officials are sure who actually pulled the trigger on the gun that killed drug dealer Joseph Azoro, 25, in front of 51-11 Almeda Avenue on April 2, seven men have been charged with acting in concert to set up and pu More...

Congressman Gregory Meeks Socked With Federal Subpoena

Seek Records On Non-Profits, Katrina Charity

A federal grand jury has served Congressman Gregory Meeks, who represents the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula, with a subpoena demanding records about his tax-exempt charities and what happened to the public money that went into those charitie More...

Ulrich Hosts Town Hall Meeting On Ferry Service

New York City cannot afford to pay $19.57 per person, per ride for Rockaway residents to get to work. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Greenberg’ – Meet The Neurotic

Woody Allen once said that comic actors never get Oscars because Hollywood relegates them to the “baby table.” With “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller makes another attempt to leave the baby table. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

What Makes A Good Teacher?

What makes a good teacher? That question has been asked ever since the first public schools started shortly after our nation was founded. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

A Half-Dozen Americas?

In his recent presidential bid, now disgraced former Democratic Senator John Edwards campaigned on a theme of “two Americas,” arguing that the nation was divided between the haves and have-nots. More...

East End Matters...

Honor Hernandez With Street Renaming

In July 2008 a young honor-roll student and athlete, who had recently graduated Far Rockaway High School and was getting ready to go to SUNY Cortland, was gunned down on Beach 15 Street as he was walking home from his summer job. More...

Sports

H.S. Roundup: Stella Maris Sports Comes To An End

Ever since Stella Maris High School announced they would close their doors after 66 years last October, a portion of the 250 students who had enrolled in the school decided to transfer to other institutions. More...

Close Matches Reign In Peninsula Cup Soccer

Peninsula Cup soccer returned after the Easter break, highlighted by a few close matches. More...

Scholars’ Academy Golf Team Off To A Good Start

The Scholars’ Academy Golf Team has begun their season and is ready to compete. More...

Letters

Thanks For Another Successful Blood Drive

Dear Editor, Thank you very much to all who participated in the April 6, 2010 blood drive. Once again, Rockaway residents have made the blood drive very successful. We collected 28 pints of blood that will help to save 84 lives. More...

Still No Response

Dear Editor: The following letter was sent to Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and to Representative Weiner on October 9, 2009. As of this printing Rockaway Music and Arts Council has received neither reply nor help. More...

Bringing Back Memories

Dear Editor, Last week’s edition of The Wave had a full page article entitled “1956 Rockaway Review Brings Back The Memories” and it certainly did for me as four of the pictures from 1956 Rockaway had great memories. More...

Cops Make Major Busts For Drugs, Murder

Atwo-year investigation has yielded at least 84 arrests of known gang members, hailing mostly from Edgemere, Far Rockaway and Hammels, on charges ranging from murder, weapons possession and felony drug charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown More...

Parade Leads Off Little League Season

Hundreds of kids, along with their parents and grandparents marched to the baseball fields at Fort Tilden for the opening of the Rockaway Little League season last Saturday. More...

Community

‘Borough Of Kings’ Band Takes Firefighter Prize

Locals Win ‘The Battle Of The Bravest’

John Burke has lived in Rockaway since the third grade and has achieved his two life desires – he is a New York City firefighter and he sings with an award-winning band. More...

PHC Volunteers Awarded

Rockaway residents, Sara Berger and Susan Cohen, were recently honored with the United Hospital Fund’s 2010 Hospital Auxilian and Volunteer Awards at a luncheon held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria. More...

Parks Department Introduces Pearl

On Saturday, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe introduced the newest member of New York’s Greenest, Pearl the Squirrel, the first official mascot of the Parks Department, at the third annual Street Games in Thomas Jefferson Park. More...

Business News

Perfect Pet Spa:

The Perfect Place For Your Dog Or Cat

Left. Perfect Pet Spa, located at 437 Beach 129 Street (1st Floor, rear), opened its doors on February 2, 2010. More...

Milestones

Daisy Troop Celebrates Investiture

Daisy Troop 411S celebrated its first investiture ceremony on April 7 at West End Temple in Neponsit. Each of the new Daisy Scouts received her official pin and uniform at the ceremony. More...

Allstate Awards Lepore For Community Service

Allstate Insurance Agent John Lepore, whose office is located at 112-30 Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. More...

Sabella Dianne Baptized

Sabella Dianne, daughter of Anne-Marie and Darin Miller of Belle Harbor was baptized on April 11 at St. Francis de Sales Church. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Keep KidsmART Safe From Budget Cuts

Last week’s crackdown on gangs brought the arrests of nearly 100 gangbangers throughout the public housing projects that dot the peninsula. More...

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Obits

Walter J. Roberts

Insurance Company Entrepreneur

Walter J. Roberts, 84, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died April 18. More...

Anthony Robert Baez

Security Guard

Anthony Robert Baez, 41, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 11. Baez was born on December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York and worked as a security guard. Baez was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Baez; and brother, Melvin Baez. More...

Victoria Giordano

Milliner

Victoria Giordano, a 20-year Rockaway resident, died April 20. Giordano lived in Rockaway Park and owned a ladies hat business for many years in Brooklyn, New York. More...


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