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Wave Closed July 5

The Wave will be closed for the July 4 holiday on Monday, July 5 so that our staff will be able to celebrate the national holiday with family and friends. All deadlines will remain the same as always, however. More...

Top Stories

Engine Company 328 Saved From Budget Cuts

It was announced this week, with the passing of the fiscal year 2011 budget, that Engine 328 in Far Rockaway, along with 19 other fire companies throughout the city slated for closing, has been spared by the Mayor and City Council. More...

JFK Runway Reopens, Changes Flight Path

Runway 13R-31L, often called the Bay Runway, the workhorse of John F. Kennedy Airport’s four airstrips, was reopened on Tuesday, after nearly four months of intensive renovation. More...

Rockaway Park Student Missing

Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating the following person reported missing within the confines of the 100 Precinct. On Friday, June 25 at 12 noon, Feryal Moharan was last seen at PS 225, located at 190 Beach 110 Street. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Splice’ – Not Nice

As Dr. Frankenstein knows, humans who play God are bound to screw up. More...

Beach Boys Coming To Westbury Theater

The Beach Boys, the iconic summer band, will perform at the Theatre at Westbury on Friday, July 23 at 8 p.m. More...

Milestones

Resident Receives Honor

Local student Kaitlyn Touhey was named to SUNY Cortland’s dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester. Touhey is a sophomore majoring in therapeutic recreation and lives in Rockaway Park. More...

Willsen Earns Photography Degree

Danielle P. Willsen graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago. Willsen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography. More...

Lavin Graduates Fairfield

Robert V. Lavin of Belle Harbor graduated from Fairfield University. Lavin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Film. More...

Sports

Local Thrives On The Diamond

Local Rockaway resident Mike McCann is currently playing in the New England Collegiate Baseball League after two straight seasons of dominating the game, playing for Manhattan College. More...

Eager Kids Learn Game Of Basketball At Jump Start Camp

It was an exciting time for 170 boys and girls who gathered at Riis Park for the week long Jump Start Basketball Camp. More...

Rockaway Express Wins Kings Bay LL Championship

The Rockaway Express beat Kings Bay Seda, 11-1, at the Kings Bay ballfields in Brooklyn on Sunday, June 27 to capture the championship of the 7- to 8-year old division of the Kings Bay Little League. More...

Walder Visit Brings Mixed Message

Money For Subway, No Hope For CBB Rebate

For Jay Walder, it was “a walk down memory lane.” The 59-year-old CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had just come from giving the commencement address at his alma-mater, Beach Channel High School, and was now sitting in More...

Appeals Court: Begin To Shutter Adult Homes

A federal appeals court has ruled that New York State must comply with a lower court decision to begin immediately transferring thousands of people with mental illness out of large, institutional group homes and into their own homes and apartments, a More...

Community

Wounded Warrior Weekend On Way

The Wounded Warriors are once again on their way to Rockaway for a weekend of parades, watersports and fundraisers. More...

Special Benefit Heart Luncheon Held

On June 16, a special benefit Heart Luncheon was held to honor the memory of the late Fay Cohen. Phyllis Epstein, of Kings Point, and her sister Carole Orlow, hosted the luncheon. More...

Adventist’s Youth Group – A Haven For Local Youths

The Solid Rock Church of Seventh- Day Adventist is more than a place of worship. The church is also a haven for the youth in the area. More...

Business News

The Bayhouse

A Casual Dining Spot Right On The Beach!

Dreaming of a romantic beachside wedding? Bayhouse specializes in on-premises and offpremises catering, with prices for hot and cold buffets starting at $13.50 per person. More...

Columnists

Point of View

DON’T SELL AMERICA SHORT!

Remember the shoe bomber, Richard C. Reid? Because of him we all now take off our shoes before we board an airplane. His court case was adjudicated with a ruling by Judge William Young of the United States District Court. More...

Beachcomber

The battle for the hearts and minds of Beach Channel High School students is becoming acrimonious as the Department of Education’s new school, The Rockaway Park High School For Environmental Sustainability, More...

Rockaway Walks Fitness Column

Walking For Fitness Skills And Techniques Improves Posture (Core)

Thanks to all of you who came out to Rockaway Walks fourth annual kickoff June 26 and anyone who plans to participate in the next eight Saturdays until August 28. Start time has been changed to 7 a.m. More...

Letters

Victory For Rockaway

Dear Editor, Rockaway residents should applaud the federal appeals court decision this week lifting the stay of emptying the hell-holes posing as “therapeutic assistance” which plague our neighborhoods. More...

Attempted Break-in

Dear Editor, On Sunday after midnight my fiancé and I arrived to our home. At 1 a.m. I went down stairs to get a drink of water and saw a light flashing towards the porch. More...

Fire McChrystal

This letter was sent to President Obama, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Anthony Weiner.

Dear Editor, General McChrystal’s recent interview with Rolling Stone was blunt, impolitic and rude. But McChrystal should not be fired from his job as head of the war in Afghanistan because of what he said. More...

Obits

Dorothy Freel

Caretaker

Dorothy Freel, 68, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 29. Freel was born on February 10, 1942 in Rockaway and was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church. More...

Cynthia Akins-Henry

Nurse

Cynthia Akins-Henry, 52, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 16. Akins-Henry was born on April 6, 1958 in Jamaica, Queens. She worked as a nurse. More...

Steven Krane

N.Y. S. Bar Association President

Steven Krane, 53, a former Rockaway resident, died June 22. Krane was born on January 20, 1957 in Far Rockaway. He became the youngest president of the New York State Bar Association and was an expert on legal ethics. More...


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