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Halloween Haunted House Draws Crowds

The haunted house at 127-10 Newport Avenue once again drew large crowds on Halloween eve. More...

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Flight 587 Still Remembered

The annual memorial service marking the ninth anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 will once again be held on the anniversary of the crash, in this year’s case, on Friday morning, November 12, at the Flight 587 Memorial, lo More...

Mom Pleads Guilty To Scalding Toddler Son

A Rockaway Park mother has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child for severely burning her toddler son by deliberately immersing him in scalding hot water for having soiled himself. More...

DOE Set To Close BCHS – Again!

As Yogi Berra might have said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The Department of Education (DOE) has announced that it will close 47 schools over the next few years, including Beach Channel High School, which it attempted to phase More...

School News

PS 114 Hosts Annual Halloween Parade

Public School 114 in Belle Harbor hosted its annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 29. More...

Business News

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Proven And Practical Form Of Self Defense

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. It is also a proven and practical form of self defense that anyone can learn. More...

Milestones

100 PCT Chess Club Returns

The 100 Precinct Community Council Youth Committee returned to school this week with their Chess Program. Once again the Youth Committee will bring chess to P.S. 47 in Broad Channel, St. More...

NY Cares Day At PS 317

On Saturday, October 23, 45 volunteers came to P.S. 317 to continue to beautify their building. Mural artists Carol Forestieri and Susan Baron, working with volunteers, transformed the schoolyard from a bare space to an underwater adventure. More...

SJEH Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital staff held numerous activities to raise awareness during National October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Monday, October 25, staff wore pink for a group photo. More...

Editorial/Opinion

No Public Ratings For Teachers — Until They’re True

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed surprised that the UFT, the union that represents teachers, was in opposition to a city plan to publically post a “report card” for each of the city’s 60,000 teachers. More...

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Letters

Typical MTA

Dear Editor, Just want to send a letter to The Wave on the typical treatment of Rockawayites by the MTA transit. This morning 10/15/10, I arrived at the Beach 105 Street station to catch my 6:40 a.m. train to my job. More...

It’s All About The Money

Dear Editor, Brian Palast’s letter vilifying Republicans in last week’s Wave inadvertently demonstrated the kind of thinking that is sinking the left. More...

Support Brain Tumor Research

Dear Editor, Team Sunny Day would like to thank the many friends, family and especially the Rockaway Beach community for your support in our fundraising efforts for Brain Tumor Research. More...

Bloods Leaders Plead Guilty

A reputed leader of the Far Rockaway set of the Bloods gang pled guilty last week to trafficking in cocaine and illegal firearms possession, while one of his high-ranking assistants in the street gang also pleaded guilty to weapon charges. More...

Fall Back This Sunday, November 7

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sun day, Nov em ber 7, when Eas - t ern Stan dard Time (EST) begins. If not you’ll be an hour early on Sunday. More...

Community

Bayswater Residents Push For Community Watch Patrol

After years of what has been called police neglect in the Bayswater area, last week residents got together with elected officials and representatives from the 101 Precinct to discuss the need for creating a community watch patrol. More...

Halloween On West End Means Kids And Candy

Although Halloween on the west end was quieter than usual, loads of kids, many of them from outside the community, went door-to-door looking for the traditional candy fix. More...

Kids Come Out For Halloween Fun In Far Rockaway

Late on Halloween afternoon little witches, princesses, skeletons, pirates and more filled the streets of Far Rockaway as children of all ages trick or treated for Halloween candy. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Nowhere Boy’ – Beatle’s Angst

Being at the center of Beatlemania, the late Fab Four band leader John Lennon led a life on the run from fanatic female fans. More...

Columnists

Point of View

THE EDUCATION CRISIS

The Mayor and the Chancellor of Education of New York have been battling the Teacher’s Union for years over the quality of education. More...

The Rockaway Beat

No Nice Way To Put It – Joel Klein Is A Liar, And The Value Added Report Cards Are A Joke

There is just no nice way to put it. No way around the truth. More...

Beachcomber

Several of out local politicians were mentioned prominently in the state Inspector General’s report on the Aqueduct Racino, including State Senator Malcolm Smith, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Congressman Gregory Meeks and o More...

Sports

H.S. Roundup: Lady Dolphins Advance, BCHS Stays Undefeated

The Beach Channel/Channel View Lady Dolphins girls soccer team received three goals from Samantha Andino to win 5-1 over visiting George Washington in the first round of the PSAL B playoffs on Monday afternoon. More...

Fisheads Beat Old Maroon To Advance In Playoffs

On Saturday, the Rockaway Rugby Club faced Old Maroon from the Bronx in the first round of the Met NY RFU playoffs at nearby Fort Tilden. More...

Teams Honor Ryan Rudden In Eighth Annual Tournament

The eighth annual Ryan Rudden roller hockey tournament was held on Saturday, October 30 with great weather and the best competition yet, Ryan was a great kid with a beautiful smile and infectious laugh and by the turnout at the rink he is deeply m More...

Obits

Maureen Becker

Homemaker

Maureen Becker, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 2. Becker was born in Manhattan and lived in Rockaway for 45 years. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church. Becker was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick. More...

Daniel J. Dady

Breezy Point Lumber Co.

Daniel J. Dady, a lifelong Rockaway and Broad Channel resident, died October 29. Dady was born in Rockaway Beach. He moved to Rockaway Point from Broad Channel 21 years ago. He was the proprietor of Breezy Point Lumber Company. More...

Dennis Peter Rogastky

Truck Driver Sunoco Oil

Dennis Peter Rogastky, 62, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 1. Rogastky was born on July 12, 1948 in Queens, New York. He worked as a truck driver for Sunoco Oil Company. He also served in the U.S. More...


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