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Two Shootings Mar Far Rockaway Day

Last Friday, May 20, was not a good day for Far Rockaway, as two shootings that day were recorded within hours of each other. Friday was not yet four hours old when the first shooting took place. More...

Rockaway Rallies To Save Local Libraries

East met west last Saturday afternoon as Rockaway residents and staff members of Rockaway’s libraries came together to fight the impending $25.3 million cuts to the Queens Library in the mayor’s executive budget for Fiscal Year 2012. More...

Guilty Plea For Child Porn Ex-Cop

A retired cop from South Ozone Park has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced next month, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced this week. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Jumping The Broom’ – Wedding Clashers

“Our family were never slaves. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Wave has instituted a new online option on rockawave.com for those who do not have an annual online subscription that allows them access to the paper‘s digital edition. More...

Weiner Writes From Capitol Hill

What The President Got Wrong

When the President spoke last week of the opportunities presented by the Arab Spring, he got a lot right. His calling out of the Arab states was long overdue and dead on. But he got some big things wrong. More...

Broad Channel Bits

In case you missed the notice, the world did not end last week. However as I took the A train into Manhattan early last Saturday morning, after debating whether to buy the round trip Metrocard, I did notice some noteworthy things. More...

Sports

H.S. Roundup: BCHS Baseball Clinches Playoff Berth

Lady Dolphins Eliminated By Tottenville

The Beach Channel/Channel View Dolphins qualified for the PSAL playoffs for the first time since 2006 when they swept August Martin in a doubleheader on May 20. More...

Rockaway Beach Volleyball League Starts 2011 Campaign

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League kicked off the 2011 season Wednesday night at Riis Park with its annual practice night. All 70 teams were invited and about 40 took part. The weather made for one of the most perfect practice nights in history. More...

Shamrocks’ National AAU Tournament Dreams Denied

The BCAC Shamrocks fourth grade AAU basketball team traveled to Mineola to qualify for the national championships in Virginia. In the first game of the tournament, the Shamrocks faced a quick and disciplined Long Island Lightning team. More...

Letters

The United States Receives Justice

Dear Editor: Justice has been served to the United States by Navy Seal task force 6 earlier this month. The death of Osama Bin Laden created tranquility and security to the homes of many U.S. citizens. More...

Wave Wrong On Hockey Rink

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in response to the misleading information that you printed in the May 20 edition of The Wave regarding the recently completed repairs made to the hockey rink on Beach 109 Street. More...

Moran Memory Lane

Dear Editor: The loss of a loved one, Michael Moran, made headlines in the Daily News. This story sparked early memories of his brother and my childhood friend, John. May God bless him, his family, our country, and more specifically our community. More...

Hit And Run Horror

Detectives from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with the hit and run accident involving a Rockaway teen last weekend, an incident that left the teen with critical injuries to his head and torso. More...

Community

Memorial Day Parades This Weekend

Broad Channel and Rockaway have both scheduled Memorial Day parades for the upcoming weekend to honor those men and women who made the sacrifice for freedom by serving in our U.S. Armed Forces. More...

Tribute Park Gets Spruced Up For Summer

Volunteers joined with Parks and Recreation personnel last Saturday to get Tribute Park ready for the summer – cleaning, pruning, mulching and putting in new plantings. More...

Wave Office Closed Monday

The Wave Office will be closed on Monday, May 30 to honor those who have given their lives for our nation as well as those who fight today on foreign shores. Deadlines for this week’s paper will remain the same, however. More...

School News

Public School/Middle School 225 Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

Seaside school PS/MS 225 students celebrated Cinco de Mayo, appropriately, on May 5. This Mexican celebration commemorates the Battle of Puebla and Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862. More...

LiPetri Gets ‘Captain To Community’ Award

In the past, the 101 Precinct has been challenged in the area of police-community relations, says an official of the 101 Precinct Community Council. More...

Milestones

Colón Birthday Celebration in May

Johnny Colón and Johnny Colón Jr. celebrated their birthdays together in May. More...

Named To Dean’s List

MALCAUS

Daniel Malcaus of Dayton Beach Park has been named to the dean’s list for the fall and winter quarters at the Rochester Institute of Technology. More...

Hanglow Receives First Communion

Lindsey Hanglow made her First Holy Communion on May 14, at St. Virgilius Church in Broad Channel. Lindsey celebrated her big day with Family and Friends at the V.F.W. Hall in Broad Channel. More...

Editorial/Opinion

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One More Time, Do Not Close Engine 328

For the third time in the last ten years, the city’s fire department has announced that Engine 328, one of the units situated in Far Rockaway’s “Big House” on Central Avenue, is slated for closure because of budget considerati More...

Obits

Bill Carlucci

Community Activist

Bill Carlucci, 56, a six-year Rockaway resident died of pneumonia and kidney and liver failure on May 15. He belonged to the beachside bungalow community in Far Rockaway. More...

Frederick Kuhner

DSNY

Frederick Kuhner, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 23. Kuhner was born in Bronx, New York but lived most of his life in the Rockaways. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. More...

James Lynch

Carpenter Local 608

James Lynch, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 20. Lynch was a Rockaway resident for 48 years and belonged to carpenters union Local 608 for 50 years. More...


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