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VLTs, Electronic Games Good Bet At Aqueduct

All of the politicians who needed to approve the plan to build the Aqueduct Racino have thrown their chips on the table and Genting New York will begin construction at the aging Ozone Park racetrack within the next few months. More...

DiNapoli Gets Tough On MTA, Medicaid Fraud

Outlines Campaign Goals In Wave Visit

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is not bullish on politics in his state. “We’re never going to be able to take politics out of the political process,” he told The Wave Editorial Board this week. More...

Angry Parents Close Down PEP Meeting

There was no Panel for Educational Policy meeting at Murray Bergtraum HS last night. Or at least barely a glimmer of one before parents organized by the Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ) shut the meeting down. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Salt’ – Rubbermaid On the Run

Svelte actress Angelina Jolie may look like skin and bones, but in “Salt,” she must be made of rubber. As CIA mole Evelyn Salt, Jolie bounces off more moving vehicles than a beanbag, and never gets hurt. More...

Milestones

D’Andre Walker Turns One

D’Andre Antonio Walker (at right) turns one-year-old on August 26. His parents are Dominque Whittaker and Junior Walker of Arverne. More...

Local Law School Students Get JD’s

Two local residents received their Juris Doctor Degrees from the New York Law School recently. The two are Jennifer Wang of Broad Channel and Edward Mullen of Rockaway Park. More...

Birthday Celebration at MCU Park

John Schilling of Rockaway Park celebrated his 10th birthday with friends at a Brooklyn Cyclones game on August 6. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rockaway Could Use A Big Box

It has been a fact for a long time that there are many things you cannot buy in Rockaway. Take, for example, a simple everyday item such as a man’s shirt and tie. More...

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Obits

Ronald P. Driscoll

Sales Director

Ronald P. Driscoll, a 35-year resident of Rockaway, died on August 18. Born in Manhattan, Driscoll served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. He went on to work for the Central Intelligence Agency as an intelligence analyst. More...

Frances May Strining

Telephone Operator

Frances May Strining, 92, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip on August 10. Born in Rockaway, Strining moved to Long Island 12 years ago. More...

John ‘Jack’ F. Sullivan

Port Authority Mechanic

Longtime Breezy Point resident John “Jack” F. Sullivan died on August 13. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era and went on to work for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a mechanic. More...

BC Volies To Get New Firehouse

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department will finally realize its dream of a new firehouse to replace the 105-year-old facility that now stands on Noel Road. On Wednesday, State Senator Shirley L. More...

Pre-Teen Busted In Drug Sweep

A12-year-old Edgemere girl was busted on Wednesday for peddling crack and pot on a Far Rockaway street corner — one of 43 people nabbed as part of a massive drug ring, police sources said. More...

Community

Volleyball Fundraiser For Peyton Coming August 28

Riis Park Venue For Local Boy With SMA

In August of 2001, the world changed for Patrick “Peyton” Tansey. More...

Cell Phones For Domestic Violence Victims

One of Rockaway’s newest residents, Erick Aviles of Arverne By The Sea, had what he thought was a good idea. More...

New Hours Announced At Rockaway Libraries

As a result of budget cuts the Queens Library, this week, announced reduced hours for libraries throughout the borough. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Deputy Inspector Thomas Barrett, the commanding officer of the 100 Precinct is warning west end residents to keep their bikes out of view and locked up. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... More...

Broad Channel Bits

Even when the temperature is rather moderate for August, the high humidity can make it quite unpleasant— the air gets very warm, sticky and feels kind of suffocating. So much for the early part of this week. More...

Sports

It’s All Good For The Entire RBVL

On Saturday, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestant’s fought for the fabled winner’s sweatshirts in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs. More...

Final Championship Matches Set At St. Francis Classic

After a washout on Monday night, the skies cleared and the crowds gathered as two more champions at the St. Francis de Sales Summer Classic were crowned on Tuesday. More...

NYC Volleyball Girls Medal At Empire State Games

For the first time in 28 years the NYC girls volleyball team won a medal at the Empire State Games. The games were held last month at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. More...

Letters

Police Won’t Stop Media Vultures

Dear Editor, am writing to protest the total failure and refusal of the 100 Precinct to enforce the law against the media vultures who literally took over the beach block on Beach 128 Street from Monday, August 9 to Thursday, August 12, 2010. More...

Battle Of The Mosque: Three Is A Charm

Dear Editor, Mayor Bloomberg has already drawn his line in the sand when it comes to the World Trade Center location of the proposed mosque. It seems Michael will support any faction of the city with the exception of the middle class. More...

P.O. Your Days Are Numbered

Dear Editor, I know you have addressed this issue too many times but it has gotten to the point that the Post Office is making living in Rockaway a nightmare instead of a paradise. More...


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