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Wave To Close December 31

The Wave office will be closed on Friday, December 31 so that our employees can celebrate the holiday with family and friends. All deadlines for the newspaper that week are as follows: All editorial material, including col-umns, is due by 5 p.m. More...

Top Stories

Authorities Looking For Michael Re

Michael Re, 40, is wanted by police for a New York State parole violation and is believed to be in the vicinity of Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 112 Street and Beach 116 Street. More...

Beach Channel High School Public Hearing Set For January 13

DOE Seeks To Phase Out, Close School

For the second year in a row, the Department of Education will hold a public hearing at Rockaway’s Beach Channel High School with the purpose of phasing it out and closing it down. That meeting will be held at the high school at 6 p.m. More...

Feds Fine Lawrence Nursing Care Center

Cited For Substandard Care

The federal government has fined a Rockaway nursing care center more than $19,000 for “substandard care” after an April visit and audit of the facility, officials say. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Faster’ – Solid Action From The Rock

Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) has changed his tune since he played the titular role in “The Tooth Fairy.” He’s turned in baby food for bullets in the high-speed action thriller, “Faster.” As Driver, he does not do muc More...

Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Winter Means Renewal At RAA

For RAA, January means embarking on new, exciting adventures in the arts for the New Year. This week and next, this column will give you a preview of exhibits and events RAA has planned for 2011. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Well, the week started with eye-tearing, hand-numbing temps in the low 20s. Then it moved on to the upper 30s. Sunny skies have alternated with gray. Who knows? There might be rain or even snow by the end of the week. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Rockaway Eats Its Young

Having lived on the peninsula for more than 60 of my 71 years, I have noticed a strange phenomenon. Rockaway eats its young. More...

Sports

Aviators In OT Loss To Akwesasne

Jeremy Van Hoof tallied the game winner 1:02 into overtime to lift the first place Akwesasne Warriors, 2-1, over the New York Aviators in Federal Hockey League action. More...

Aviator Sports Sets New Year’s Eve Program

Before ringing in the New Year, New York families are invited to work up a sweat and cheer on the New York Aviators – New York City’s only minorleague hockey team – on Friday, December 31 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. More...

Registration For 2011 Little League Season Now Open

Rockaway Little League has announced that registration is open for the 2011 baseball and softball seasons. They are urging parents: “DON’T wait until next year!” Fees will increase after January. More...

Letters

Baxter Is Two Faced

Dear Editor, John Baxter should be tarred and feathered at the end of Rockaway Beach Boulevard for the whole community to be ridiculed. More...

Thanks To Brown’s Hardware

Dear Editor, Last week was the lighting of the Christmas tree on Beach 116 Street. Once again, it was a delight to witness our very own “Rockefeller Center” lighting. More...

Killing The Messenger

Dear Editor, A lot of talk about the WikiLeaks lately. Talk about killing the messenger. What have we read so far that jeopardizes our government? More...

Sister Of DUI Crash Victim Demands Justice

It has been nearly a year since Rockaway resident Anthony Morales died in the back seat of a car driven by Gehlert Barrios, who two weeks ago pled guilty to manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and assault. More...

Elves Join Santa For Breakfast

The 100 Precinct Community Council held their annual Breakfast with Santa at The Knights Of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach last Saturday. More...

Community

Rockaway Resident Skis And Discovers In Chile

Joy Rosenberg packed up her skis along with her winter clothes on a sweltering day last August – and headed to the snow-covered Andes Mountains in Chile. More...

100 Precinct Community Council Hosts Breakfast With Santa

The 100 Precinct Community Council’s annual “Breakfast With Santa” was held last Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach. More...

Cooking Chili For A Good Cause

The 100 Precinct Youth Committee will be hosting their second annual chili cook-off on Friday, January 14, at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

School News

SFDS Celebrates The Christmas Holiday

On Wednesday, December 15 and Thursday, December 16 evening, if you were anywhere near Beach 129 Street in Rockaway you could hear the angelic voices of the students at St. Francis de Sales school. More...

December At Rockaway Park High School

Rockaway Park High School, with advisor Mr. Cestaro, held their first annual Holiday Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, December 23. More...

Milestones

Canzanelli Named Superintendent At Gateway

National Parks of New York Harbor Commissioner Maria Burks has named Linda Canzanelli as superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area. More...

Honan Graduates J-School

Katie Honan, of Rockaway Park, recently graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she was selected by her classmates as student speaker. More...

Lanza Celebrates His Name Day

Sixth-grader Nicholas Lanza distributed buttons to all the children in St. Rose of Lima School on his name day, December 6, to remind everyone of the real meaning of Christmas. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Why New Yorkers Don’t Vote

In the recent mid-term elections, New York ranked 47th of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in average voter turnout. That is not something to be proud of. More...

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Obits

Suzanne Blaine

Educator

Suzanne Blaine, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 21. Blaine was born in Brooklyn, New York and is the wife of Dr. Allan Blaine, rabbi of Temple Beth El in Rockaway Park for more than 40 years. More...

Sylvia Behler

Licensed Practical Nurse

Sylvia Behler, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 17. Behler was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was a licensed practical nurse. She is survived by her sons, William Andrew, Harold J. More...

Francis T. Browne

Social Worker

Francis T. Browne, a 42-year Rockaway resident, died December 15. Browne was born in Bronx, New York. He was a social worker and member and basketball coach at St. Camillus. More...


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