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Slater Completes Phase II Of Recovery

It is highly unusual for a person appearing in Queens Criminal Court to get a round of applause, but ex-JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater had just that happen to him on Wednesday of last week for finishing another step on his road to sobriety fo More...

Principal Busted,Reassigned

A longtime Rockaway principal was arrested in her Valley Stream home on April 19, for her involvement in a domestic dispute with her husband, officials say. More...

DBP-Union Battle Turns Nasty

The mostly-middle class shareholders of the Dayton Beach Park Cooperative are locked in a battle with the powerful Local 32 BJ SIEU Union and the battle is turning contentious and nasty. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Arthur’ – Artless And Awful

Oh why, oh why did Hollywood remake the comedy classic, “Arthur”? To provide a vehicle for third-rate British comedian Russell Brand? Because the kids won’t know the great Dudley Moore-John Gielgud 1981 Oscar-winning collaboration? More...

RTC Reprises ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ To Benefit Peggy Vivino

Talk about an encore! Longtime aficionados of the Rockaway Theatre Company may be experiencing déjà vu. “Lend Me a Tenor,” Ken Ludwig’s critically acclaimed Broadway comedy, was staged once before by the local troupe, in 2002. More...

Milestones

Youth Committee Bake Sale 5/14

The 100 Precinct Community Council’s Youth Committee will be hosting its fourth annual Bake Sale on Saturday, May 14. More...

Red Roses For Admin Day

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital honored administrative assistants and secretaries on Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 27. More...

100 PCT Makes Food Drive Donation

The 100 Precinct Community Council delivered donations this week from the April food drive to the Solid Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church of Far Rockaway on Beach 52 Street. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Our Libraries Should Be Safe Havens

Go into any library in Rockaway, particularly the Far Rockaway and Arverne branches, and you will see dozens of kids spread out among the tables and computers, doing their homework, working on research papers, hanging out with friends in a safe envir More...

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Obits

Lawrence M. Baumann

Operations Manager

Frederic Boyce, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 2. Baumann was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Rockaway 50 years ago. He worked as an operations manager and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. More...

Michael Anthony Brown Sr.

Peer Counselor

Michael Anthony Brown Sr., a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 20. Brown was born in Queens, New York on November 24, 1964. He worked as a peer counselor. More...

George D. Carter

Bank Vice President

George D. Carter, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 29. Carter was born in Queens, New York and moved to Rockaway 25 years ago from Richmond Hill. He was a vice president for a bank. More...

Concession Questions

The leader of the new boardwalk concessionaire consortium that will operate for the next eight years was sued by a group of former employees last year for accusations that include claims of underpayment of minimum wage, cash payments and no overtime More...

Community

Rockaway Resident Gave Her Mother The Gift Of Life

A woman uncomfortable with the word ‘hero,’ after saving her own mother’s life, exemplifies the meaning of ‘ethos.’ Character is something some build; for others it is an innate ability to do what they trust is right. More...

Dangerous Conditions Along Median

The median project along Beach Channel Drive between Rockaway Freeway and Beach 116 Street began this week as contractors excavated the median to plant new trees, shrubs and other small plants. More...

Businesses Sought For Summer Youth Program

As summer fast approaches, the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation has announced that they are looking for local businesses to partner with them to help provide jobs to the youth of Rockaway. More...

Columnists

Point of View

THE ROLE MODEL

Very soon our national late-spring rite will be held throughout the land. In late May and June graduations from all kinds of educational institutions will take place. More...

Beachcomber

Mark your calendar for a unique show that will take place at the West End Temple on May 15. We’ve seen lots of stand-up comedy in Rockaway (some of it even intentional), but we’ve never seen a rabbi do stand-up before. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Budget Reform Or Fiscal Ruin?

Writing in this paper a couple of weeks back, Wave editor Howie Schwach made the case against the Ryan budget (recently passed in the House as a resolution but still not acted upon in the Senate). More...

Sports

BLS Make Up Week: Division 2 Crew, Dynamo, Bulls Win

Division 2 - Secondand Third Grade Girls The Crew met the Galaxy for a sunset match. Second half Goalie Johannah Skammel protected the Crew’s 2-1 lead, checking down strikes by Galaxy field generals Mollie Abernathy and Beth Dunn. More...

Romulo Ready and Able To Face Biggest Test

Chris Romulo has trained hard in the last few weeks for the biggest fight of his Mixed Martial Arts career. More...

Hall Of Famer Mullin Takes The Court

Chris Mullin, recently inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, made an appearance at a Graybeards basketball game. Mullin (center) posed with Graybeard players and fans after the game. More...

Letters

Working For Dayton’s Workers

Dear Editor: I am responding to the It’s My Turn column by Jennifer Grady in the WAVE. I have a long history of responding to help my friends and neighbors at Dayton Beach Park. More...

Open Our Hearts

Dear Editor, I started to cry, when I read your headline last week “Brother Tom Absolved.“ Brother Tom is and always was my “Friend.“ I have many acquaintances but very few whom I consider a Friend. More...

Not ‘Absolution’

Dear Editor, Apparently, you are not familiar with the term “absolution.” You said in your headline relative to the charges against Brother Tom Trager that he was “absolved.” For your information, absolution is related to the More...


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