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101 Pct. Makes Arrests In House, Car Burglaries

Residents living in Bayswater and the lower east end can rest a little easier following the announcements by the commander of the 101 Precinct that arrests have been made in house and car burglaries that were plaguing those areas. More...

Lawsuit Set On Electrocuted Subway Supervisor

The widow of a track supervisor who stepped on the third rail and was electrocuted as he worked at the Beach 90 Street subway station in April has filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city, The Wave has learned. More...

Second Group Calls For Meeks Investigation

A second Washington, D.C. watchdog group has called for an investigation into whether or not Congressman Gregory Meeks misused his office for personal gain. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Cyrus’ – Momma’s Man-Boy

Hollywood is taking the arrested-development-male comedy down a darker road with “Cyrus.” In fact, it’s veering dangerously close to “Psycho.” More...

‘A Funny Thing’ Is Happening In Fort Tilden

A Wave Review

For the past two weekends, audiences at the Post Theater in Fort Tilden have been in stitches at the hilarious antics performed by the fantastic cast during the Rockaway Theatre Company’s latest hit musical production, A Funny Thing Happened More...

Milestones

VFW In BC Hosts Annual BBQ

The Prince-Wynn VFW Post #260 “Annual BBQ” was held on July 17 in Broad Channel. District Leader Lew Simon, Post Commander Matt Conklin, Senator Shirley L. Huntley and Councilman Eric A. More...

Spano Named 101 Officer Of The Month

Officer Joseph Spano, right, is presented with the 101 Precinct’s Officer of the Month award at the precinct’s July community council meeting. More...

Boneparth Family Donates To LWA

With an historic display of philanthropy, Peter and Heather Boneparth have announced that they will donate $1,000,000 to Lawrence Woodmere Academy as it prepares to launch a Centennial Campaign in the next few months. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Scam Uncle Sam And Go Right To Jail

The most recent arrests as a result of a Medicare scam at Solstice Medical on Beach 102 Street once again points to the fact that the extra money one can earn by signing for medical services that were never performed can land a person in jail for a l More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

“Victory at Sea.” More...

Obits

John J. Cashman

Department Administrator

John J. Cashman, a long time Rockaway resident, died July 23. Cashman was a department administrator at Brooklyn College. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and served in the U.S Navy during World War II. More...

Juana de Jesus

Homemaker

Juana de Jesus, 89, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 24. De Jesus was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and was a Rockaway resident for 18 years. More...

Hector G. Martell

Cook

Hector G. Martell, 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 17. Martell was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and was a longtime cook at Park Nursing Home in Rockaway Beach. More...

Fire Guts Beach 96 Street Home

A fast-moving fire destroyed a deserted house on Beach 96 Street just off Rockaway Beach Boulevard early in the morning of Friday, July 23, fire officials say. More...

‘Sunset In The Park’ Sunsational

Once again, the annual “Sunset In The Park” fundraiser drew a crowd to Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street and Beach Channel Drive for an evening of good food, good music and the most sensati More...

Community

Night Out Against Crime This Tuesday

On August 3, Transit District 23, along with the 100 and 101 Precinct Community Councils, will be hosting the 27th annual National Night Out Against Crime. More...

Adventures Of A Teacher-Ranger

Counting osprey chicks, saving diamondback terrapins and sweeping for insects are all in a day’s work and adventure for Nena Shaheed. More...

101 Precinct CC Prepares For NNOAC

Volunteers, Donations Needed

Games, fun and food. More...

Columnists

Point of View

A LETTER TO MAYOR BLOOMBERG

Dear Mayor Bloomberg, While I applaud many of your decisions regarding our beloved New York City in which I and my wife and our families have lived for over one hundred years, I take exception to your public statements defending the building of an More...

From The Artists Studio

RAA Writers Group Up Close

As promised last week, more about the RAA Writers Group and their showcase of original works by members at the July 18 “Salute to Rockaway” reception. More...

Rock Solid

Who Cleaned Up That Vacant Lot On Beach 88 Street?

It won’t be ready for a ribbon cutting for two years, but Jamaica Bay’s newest park is beginning to take shape at the intersection of Beach 88 Street and Beach Channel Drive. More...

Sports

Summer Basketball Classic Swings Into High Gear

The Summer Classic is into the stretch run now. The weather is cooperating and with the Monday-Thursday schedule, everything is on target. More...

Rockaway Little League Goes To MCU Park

Players from the Rockaway Little League were invited to take part in the Brooklyn Cyclones pre-game festivities at MCU Park in Coney Island on Sunday, July 25. More...

Rockapulco Run Ends Annual Boardwalk Series

The annual Rockapulco Summer Series concluded with the grand finale as the Pete Lovett-Rockapulco 5K Run took place on Friday, July 23. Runners began on the boardwalk at Beach 95 Street and competed for awards. More...

Letters

Arverne Library Renovations

Dear Editor, Thank you and congratulations to Councilman Sanders and Eugene Johnson for spearheading the Arverne Library renovation! More...

Reinstate The Rebate

This letter was sent by Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer to MTA head Lee Walder.

Dear Editor, Mr. Walder, as someone who grew up in Rockaway, you are aware of the burden the Cross Bay Bridge toll causes for the residents and business in Rockaway and Broad Channel. More...

Flood Premiums Skyrocket

Dear Editor, I am surprised there has been so little publicity and complaint about the increased flood insurance premiums since FEMA has remapped flood zones in Rockaway. More...


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