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Labor: Get Moving On Aqueduct Racino

Organized labor sees the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and that rainbow leads to Genting, the Malaysian casino giant that recently won the nod to operate a gambling video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct Racetrack, and is now awaiting More...

Voting Will Be a Whole New Experience

Even if you’ve been voting in elections for decades, this year’s experience will be entirely new, Board of Elections officials point out. More...

Man Drowns At Riis Park

A Yonkers, New York man in the water at Riis Park during the morning hours when lifeguards were off-duty, drowned on Tuesday, ac-cording to police. More...

School News

Rockaway Schools 2010 Math Scores

Students are rated on a Level 1 to Level 4 basis. Level 1 denotes a student who is not meeting standards. Level 2 denotes a student just meeting standards. More...

Dept. Of Consumer Affairs Tips For Back To School Shoppping

With the new school year rapidly approaching, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz has issued “protect your money” pointers for families shopping for their kids’ back-to-school needs. More...

Business News

Shape Up

The Full-Service, Friendly Ladies Fitness Center

If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy the benefits of a full service fitness center in a friendly and non-intimidating environment, then Shape Up Ladies Fitness Center is the place for you. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

When Alex (A-Rod) Rodriquez hit his 600th home run on August 4, he joined an elite club that includes Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630) and Sammy Sosa (609). More...

Social Security And You

Payments Arrive With Direct Deposit, No Matter What

These days, almost everyone gets their benefit payment by direct deposit. Whether you receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can depend on your payment arriving in your account on time, every time. More...

The Rockaway Beat

A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That

A little bit more than halfway through the summer, some things that have to be addressed, but don’t warrant a full column. We don’t obey no stinkin’ legal rulings. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Who Speaks For Rockaway?

Who speaks for Rockaway? That is not a philosophical question to ponder in small moments but which matters not. The answer to that question is important, because those who officially speak for the peninsula get to determine its future. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

“Smile You’re On Candid Camera.” More...

Obits

Martha L. Brabham

Nursing Assistant

Martha L. Brabham, 54, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 1. Brabham was born on August 19, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a nursing assistant. She was a lifetime member of the Refuge Church of God in Christ. More...

Mark Sherrod Cotton

Salesman

Mark Sherrod Cotton, 58, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 1. Cotton was born on April 12, 1952 in Wilson, North Carolina and worked as a salesman. More...

Peggy Droesch

Home maker

Peggy Droesch, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 7. Droesch was born in Manhattan, New York but lived in Rockaway for most of her life. She worked for 25 years at the Animal Hospital of Rockaway and was a member of Seabreeze Senior Club. More...

Busted For Sexual Abuse

A Rockaway Park man who found a woman on the Internet, took her for a romantic day at the beach and then sodomized and sexually abused her when she tried to leave his Shore Front Parkway apartment, police sources say. More...

Folk Hero Status For Jet Blue AWOL

Faces Up To Seven Years In Prison

The Belle Harbor flight attendant, who allegedly cursed out a Jet Blue passenger, exited the plane via an emergency chute and then absented himself from his job faces seven years in prison for his actions, yet has become something of a folk hero on t More...

Community

Young Gun Aiming For Huntley In Primary

Lynn Nunes, a 25-year-old real estate broker and political newcomer who came within four votes of defeating longtime New York City Councilmember Tom White in last year’s primary, is ready to challenge Broad Channel’s state senator, Shirl More...

RAA Thursday Open Mike Night

The Rockaway Artists Alliance presents Thursday Open Mike Music Nights. The RAA hosts the open mike night every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. all year round. More...

RAA’s Camp KidsmART’s Color Combo

Thursday, August 5, the Rockaway Artists Alliance presented the camp kidsmART “Color Combo” performance. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘Rockaway Artists Unframed’

An Exhibit Of Photo Portraits

Yuri Y. Yurov is an award-winning artist whose work is exhibited internationally. He is an accomplished painter, sculptor and photographer who also produces high quality fine art reproductions. More...

MovieScope

‘The Kids Are All Right’ – The Sperm Donor Cometh

Adultery is nothing new in the movies (on or off the screen). “The Kids Are All Right” puts a modern spin on this age-old soap subject. More...

Upcoming Showcases At The RAA

The Rockaway Artists Alliance keeps the seasonal sizzle going with three back to back summer solo shows. More...

Sports

St. Francis Summer Classic Begins Championship Quest

Championship Week is here at the St. Francis de Sales Summer Classic. The crowds are growing and the intensity is ratcheting up. Seats are hard to come by, so head over to Beach 129 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard early. More...

Talented Cyclones Slugger Sets Path to Majors

Greg Vaughn destroyed major league pitching throughout his 15-year career, but it’s now his son who is carving up minor league pitching en route to making a name for himself on his own. More...

World Champions Demonstrate At Night Out Against Crime

The World Champions Karate Center demonstrated their skills at the 100 Precinct Night Out Against Crime on August 3. More...

Letters

PS 114 Meeting

Dear Editor, I don’t know if The Wave was represented at the school meeting on Wednesday, July 21 at PS 114, hosted by Principal Stephen Grill, but if someone was there, I hope they picked up on the fact that the customary Pledge of Allegiance was no More...

Rescind This Tax Chairman Walder

The letter was originally sent to Jay H. Walder, Chair and CEO, and to all 22 MTA Board Members. More...

Mosquitoes in Far Rockaway

The following letter was originally sent to Commissioner Thomas A. Farley, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

Dear Editor,I am writing to you today on behalf of the thousands of citizens of my district whose health, safety, and overall quality of life is adversely affected each summer by the plague of mosquitoes that wreaks havoc throughout the Rockaways. More...


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