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Term Limit Loophole Allows For Third Terms

The great majority of voters who came out on Election Day and voted in favor of restoring term limits may not realize that a last minute loophole inserted into the referendum doesn’t enable the law until 2021. More...

Judge: Reinstate Special Busing Program

A Staten Island judge has ruled that the city must reinstate a 40-year-old busing program that transported students at special schools and those who live in areas with no public transportation to and from their school buildings. More...

DOE Announces Closing Of BCHS

For the second year in a row, the Department of Education has announced that Beach Channel High School will be phased out and then closed after a three-year period that will allow all of the school’s present students to graduate. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘The Next Three Days’ – Jailbreak III

What is it with Hollywood and prison lately? In the past month, three major films featured movie stars as characters springing their inmate relatives from jail. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Longtime political activist and candidate John Baxter never fails to surprise Rockaway residents with his pronouncements and lawsuits. More...

From The Artists Studio

Monday Elections/Party; ‘Gifted’ Final Weekend

Monday’s general meeting will be the occasion of the elections for members of the board of directors and two board officers. See gray box for time and location. Following the election will be the holiday party. More...

It’s My Turn

Brother Tom Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Mark Dana is a community activist who has worked with Brother Tom Trager on community projects. Trager was arrested last month for sexual abuse of a boy in his care. More...

Sports

Young Seahorses Step Up In The Clutch

Girls H.S. Basketball Roundup: Scholars Off To Hot Start

Warren Saylor Jr. had become adjusted to his supporting role as the Far Rockaway/FDA VI basketball team has qualified for the playoffs in the last two years. More...

Former Wrestler Inspires Students At Village Academy

Village Academy continues its tradition of respect, responsibility, and excellence. More...

Speedy Pepper Steppers Tops Double Dutch Holiday Classic

Stan’s Pepper Steppers garnered top honors in the compulsory speed category for the twelfth straight year in the 19th Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic at the Apollo Theater. More...

Letters

Merger Negotiations Should Begin

Dear Editor, Having been on the medical staff of both St. John’s and Peninsula Hospitals for over 40 years, I have witnessed the ebb and flow of both hospitals’ financial health. More...

Loving Support To Brother Tom

Dear Editor: The Rockaway Peninsula is outraged at the recent attempt of character assassination toward Brother Tom Trager. All of us are aware of the exemplary life you live. My family and I have been blessed by our association with you. More...

Giving Thanks

Dear Editor, I am writing to you because, for the third time in a row, I attended Thanksgiving meal at the First Congregational Church on Beach 94 Street and Cross Bay Boulevard in Rockaway Beach. More...

Far Rock Woman Framed By Ex

Nassau County police have arrested the ex-boyfriend of a Far Rockaway woman and two others for allegedly framing her for violent felony crimes she never committed. More...

Little North Pole Lighting Thrills Hundreds

Hundreds turned out last Saturday night for the annual lighting of the Little North Pole in Neponsit on Beach 144 Street. The highlight of the evening was the arrival of Santa and Mrs. More...

Community

Wave Visits Ground Zero Construction Site

Wave staffers visited the construction site of One World Trade Center last Friday for a tour of the progress on the building which is going up one floor per week, according to a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. More...

Stop & Shop Coming To 100 PCT CC

In an effort to set the record straight regarding rumors of crime in and around the new Stop & Shop supermarket in Arverne, representatives from the company and security team will speak at Wednesday’s 100 Precinct Community Council meeting. More...

Baxter Offers Building To RP Hotel

Jay Deutchman, operator of the newly re-opened Rockaway Park Hotel, says John Baxter offered to sell his building a few months back for an estimated $3 million. More...

School News

St. Francis De Sales Bakes Cookies For Cancer

St. Francis de Sales School and members of the Maura Clark National Junior Honor Society held a “Cookies for Kids Cancer” bake sale on November 19. The parents and students of St. More...

PS/MS 207 Donates To Operation Ho-Ho-Ho

PS/MS 207 in Howard Beach participated in Operation Ho-Ho-Ho by teaming up with the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department. More...

‘Seussical Junior’ At Visitation Academy

“Seussical Junior” is the latest musical production to be performed by the Cabaret Troupe of Visitation Academy, composed of sixth-, seventhand eighth-grade students, under the direction of Brian Worsdale, director of Visitation Arts. More...

Milestones

Victoria Marie Turns Three

Victoria Marie celebrated her third birthday on November 20. She is the daughter of Priscilla Potter and Kuldeep Singh. More...

Joseph Completes Navy Boot Camp

Navy Seaman Recruit Stanley S. Joseph of Arverne, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Look Who is Engaged

Brian Callahan of Woodhaven and Carolyn Baxter of Belle Harbor were engaged recently. Callahan proposed to Baxter in their favorite place – on a boat in the middle of Lake George. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Reunite Rockaway In 2011

Twenty years ago, The Wave was filled with stories and letters about the reapportionment of the peninsula in light of the 1990 census. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Archie Lee Lewis

DSNY

Rockaway resident, died December 6. Lewis was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina and later moved to Rockaway and worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation. He was an avid baseball and chess player. More...

Daniel Richard Keenan

Retired U.S Army Colonel

Daniel Richard Keenan, 82, a former Rockaway resident, died November. More...

Michael Gerard Spillane

DSNY

Michael Gerard Spillane, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 3. Spillane was born in Manhattan, New York and lived in Rockaway for many years. He was a New York City Department of Sanitation employee and served in the U.S. More...


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