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Local Victim In Shabazz Identity Scam

Law enforcement officials have corroborated to The Wave that the victim in the identity scam that recently led to the arrest of Malcolm X’s youngest daughter, Malikah Shabazz, is a 70-year-old Far Rockaway woman whose husband was with the civil More...

Public Funds Used To Halt AEG Probe

According to published reports, Senate Democrats, including Malcolm Smith, spent tens-of-thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds to quash subpoenas issued by the state Inspector General’s office seeking information about the Democratic Conferenc More...

Sanders To Host Meeting On Toxic PCBs In Local Schools

In response to reports that high levels of toxic PCBs were found in the building that is home to Middle School 53 as well as the Village Academy, Councilman James Sanders Jr. has scheduled a community meeting early next week to address the issue. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Biutiful’ – Pain Man

No one does “pain” better than actor Javier Bardem. In his Oscar-winner, “No Country For Old Men,” he plays a soulless psychopathic killer, yet seems positively Christlike as More...

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Point of View

A PRE-PURIM MESSAGE

Many years ago, an eminent jurist was asked, “Can you forgive and forget?” His reply was, “Forgive, perhaps, but if you ask me to forget, you rob me of a vital part of my existence, my memory.” More...

The Rockaway Beat

Long A Card-Carrying Union Type

I have been a union man for more than 40 years and am proud of the fact. When I was just a teenager, I worked summers for Bargain Town, a large retailer on Rockaway Turnpike. That was my first touch of unions. More...

Beachcomber

Don’t forget to get out Saturday morning for Rockaway’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, traditionally one of the best-attended events during the year. More...

Sports

Hot Shooting Scholars Capture Playoff Win

Rebecca Moers doesn’t allow a few missed shots to shake her confidence. The Scholars’Academy senior shooting guard had missed five straight three-pointers going into the second quarter of Wednesday’s playoff game against Morrisania. More...

SDFS Novice Girls End Fantastic Season As Champions

The St. Francis de Sales Girls Novice Basket-ball team completed a remarkable CYO season by capturing the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Cham-pionship over the weekend. The team first defeated St. More...

Sorrentino Center Starts Millennium Tournament

The Sorrentino Recreation Center will have three basketball teams take part on Saturday in the first round of the Jr. Knicks Millennium Citi-Wide Basketball Tournament playoffs. More...

Letters

Shocking To Environmentalists

The following letter was sent to Kenneth Salazar, the Secretary of the Interior.

Dear Mr. Secretary: You may recall our meeting at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge when you visited on July 10, 2010. More...

Stimulus In The Rockaways

Dear Editor, Several months ago I was summoned into the office of my boss. Visions of a big promotion, or maybe a company financed cruise to the Virgin Islands danced in my head. More...

Stop The Dirt Bags

Dear Editor, The tragedy now spreading throughout our land is that many of the victims of the banking and mortgage swindle are now being portrayed as the perpetrators of this massive crime. More...

Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade

This Year’s Parade Shorter, More Dynamic

This year’s Queens County Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be different than it has been in years past. More...

Marshal Has Parade History All Her Own

Mary McLoughlin is one of this year’s parade Deputy Grand Marshals, but that is not the only connection to the parade for the proud woman. More...

Terence Clyde Farrell

GRAND MARSHAL

Terence Clyde Farrell is one of four children born to Richard and Michele Farrell. Terence grew up in Jamaica, Queens before the family moved to Old Westbury, Long Island when Terence was 8 years old. More...

DOE To Toss More Than 100 Local Teachers

Newer, Smaller Schools Impacted Most

The New York City Department of Education plans to lay off more than 100 Rockaway teachers if the state does not allocate more education funding to the city, officials said on Sunday. More...

Reintroduce Cross Bay Toll Rebate Program

In a move that caught many local residents and politicians by surprise, on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner announced that they plan to More...

Community

St. Pat’s Parade Steps Off Saturday

This years Queens County Rockaway St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which steps off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, will be different than it has been in recent years past. More...

Promote Education In The Rockaways

The Cornerstone PAL Center at Redfern Houses, Safe Space NYC, the Far Rockaway Adult Learning Center, the Queens Education Opportunity Center, the Queens Library and the Redfern Tenant Association have come together to promote education for the resid More...

Bald Eagles Make Return

Bald Eagles Return to New York ... A record number of bald eagles have been seen this winter on the Hudson River just north of New York City at Croton-on-Hudson and Peekskill. More...

School News

PS 47Q Asthma Experts

Several third grade students, under the direction of Mrs. Stone, school nurse, completed the Open Airways for Schools Program at PS 47Q. More...

SFDS Celebrates Catholic School Week

Last month, schools across the nation celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The theme this year was, Catholic Schools: A+ for America, which emphasized the impact Catholic schools have had in our country throughout the years. More...

PS 256 Participates In Super Bowl Plunge

Every year, on Super Bowl Sunday, thousands of Long Beach Long Island Polar Bears brave the frigid water and cold temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More...

Milestones

Herbert Makes Villanova Dean’s List

Kristin Herbert, from Belle Harbor, NY, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Villanova, Pa.). Herbert is a freshman. More...

Patrick Morgan Turns 56

Patrick Morgan will celebrate his 56th birthday on March 17. He is the father of sons, Edward, Peter, Patrick and Thomas. Morgan is a retired Green Line bus driver where he worked for 18 years. More...

Simms Graduates Basic Training

Air Force Airman Fabian D. Simms graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Who Should Speak For Rockaway?

Rockaway faces many real problems and challenges as it moves into the new decade. Ask any resident who has been around for a while, and he or she will be able to tick them off without thinking much about it: More...

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Obits

Elizabeth Guarino

Wave Columnist

Elizabeth Guarino, a longtime Broad Channel resident, died February 25. Guarino was a freelance writer and co-author of the photographic book, “Images of America: Broad Channel.” More...

Grace Theresa Anderson

Former Resident

Grace Theresa Anderson, 83, a former Rockaway resident, died February 25. Anderson was born in New York City on November 9, 1927 and later moved to Rockaway Beach to raise a family after marriage. More...

Thomas J. Boland

Carpenter Local #348

Thomas J. Boland, a lifelong Rockaway and Broad Channel resident, died February 25. Boland worked as a carpenter for Local Union #348. Boland was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert S. and Gary M. More...


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