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Arverne Home Goes Up In Flames

A fire broke out last Friday afternoon at 419 Beach 72 Street that required twelve units and 60 firefighters to get under control. The call came into the 911 system at 3:46 p.m. More...

Shorefront Developer Gets Extension To Build

Despite protests from area residents and the disapproval of Community Board 14, the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals has granted the developer of property located at 93-06 Shorefront Parkway permission to continue building a six-story bui More...

Solstice Wellness Patient Pleads Guilty

Yefim Drakhler, one of many patients paid cash kickbacks for visits to the former Solstice Wellness Center in Rockaway Park, pled guilty on Monday at U.S District Court for his involvement in the $2.6 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to the More...

School News

PHC Teams Up With PS 106

To commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Peninsula Hospital Center collaborated with the Parents Association of P.S. 106 to present an informational discussion about breast cancer awareness. More...

RPHS Visits Queens County Farm

Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability (RPHS) opened in September of 2010 and is housed on the Beach Channel Campus. More...

St. Francis De Sales: The Month That Was…

October is almost over and what a month it has been at St. Francis de Sales School. “SockTober” fest, held by the National Junior Honor Society, kicked off the month. More...

Sports

New League, New Season Begins This Week For Aviators

The New York Aviators pro hockey team opens their inaugural season in the Federal Hockey League this weekend with games scheduled in Danbury, Connecticut on Friday and Saturday nights (October 29 and 30), followed by another away game on Halloween a More...

H.S. Football Roundup: Undefeated Dolphins Keep Rolling

Beach Channel/Channel View just keeps on winning. The Dolphins earned their seventh straight win of the PSAL Bowl division season with a 26-6 road victory over Springfield Gardens. More...

St. Francis Eighth Grade Boys Score Perfect 10 In Final Season

With the CYO regular season wrapping up, at least three St. Francis de Sales soccer teams will finish undefeated, led by the Eighth Grade Boys who posted a 10-0 final campaign. More...

Obits

Lynette Boodie

Seamstress

Lynette Boodie, 63, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 12. Boodie was born in Beterverwagtin, Guyana on May 4, 1947. She worked as a seamstress. More...

William J. Mills Jr.

Bookbinder

William J. Mills Jr., 53, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died October 27. Mills was born on September 1, 1957 in Broad Channel. He worked as a bookbinder at Sandy Alexander for 30 years. He was a member of the Msgr. William F. More...

Ruth Scott

Longtime Resident

Ruth Scott, 48, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 5. Scott was born in New York, New York on July 22, 1962. She was selfemployed. More...

Stop And Shop Is Here!

The much anticipated Stop and Shop finally cut its ribbon last Thursday evening with many local residents in attendance. More...

MTA Approves Toll Hikes

Cash Payers Hit Hardest

The MTA board voted 12-1 on Wednesday morning to raise tolls on every bridge and tunnel including the Cross Bay Bridge and the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, with cash payers bearing most of the burden. More...

Community

Join The RAA For A Frightful Spectacular

“Boo!” is the word from the Rockaway Artists Alliance as they prepare for their Grimm and Scary Tales. The three-day interactive Halloween extravaganza will begin today and continue through the weekend, concluding on Halloween. More...

September Cops Of The Month

Police Officer Paul Muggeo (center) was awarded one of two cop of the month awards for September at the 100 Precinct Community Council meeting on Wednesday night at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Roc More...

Dismantling Of O’Donohue Park Begins

Less than two weeks after Mayor Bloomberg took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Far Rockaway Park East that includes O’Donohue Park and the adjoining parking lot, work began earlier this week to prepare for the reconstruction and More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Social Network’ – Face-Crook

The Facebook phenomena may be explained as an epidemic of loneliness, voyeurism, or simply cyber-bullying. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Congressional candidate Bob Turner, who lives in Breezy Point, stunned even his supporters last week at a local debate by saying that those who work on the public payroll are like those on “the dole.” That term comes from England, More...

Boyle-ing Points

Vote For Me, I Will Write Letters

It’s not quite the cover of Vogue but thanks to Audrey Pheffer and Anthony Weiner for giving me the time for this photo shoot in which they dressed for Halloween as wind turbines. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Turner Stumbled, Despite Room Packed With Republicans

The tent at the Bungalow Bar was packed with Republicans a week ago Thursday, when their candidate for the House of Representatives, Bob Turner, took on Congressman Anthony Weiner. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Strange Year For Making Endorsements

It has been The Wave’s tradition to endorse political candidates in this, the final edition prior to Election Day. It is the time to show our appreciation or our deprecation. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Stop The Highwaymen

Dear Editor, No, I’m sorry, but the hardworking people of Rockaway should not be encouraged by the presence of Congressman Weiner and Assemblywoman Pheffer at a rally to protest the Cross Bay Bridge toll. More...

Paez In The Wrong Party

Dear Editor, Dr. Harold Paez should be commended for entering a serious dialogue on the issues facing our community and nation. More...

More Life Experience

Dear Editor, The other week, the Beachcomber stated that Congressman Anthony Weiner is attacking Republican candidate Bob Turner’s inexperience. More...


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