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Weiner Bitten Below The Waist

By Howard Schwach Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represents the west end of Rockaway, doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. More...

Who’s Keeping New York Clean?

Despite the fact that Sanitation Department trucks line Beach 129 Street each weekday morning as the workers get ready to start their routes, on Friday morning, this garbage can on the busy shopping More...

Liu Calls For Fairer Rules For MWBE

Suggesting what he considers needed changes to the law that promotes city government contracting opportunities for businesses owned by minorities and women, the comptroller of New York City addressed a meeting of a small group of local business owner More...

School News

Local Students Take Part In HOSA Competition

The Academy of Medical Technology Chapter of Health Occupation Students of America recently participated in the New York State HOSA Competitions and came home winners, taking 14 medals and earning the Third Place school overall in New York State. More...

Scholars’ Heads To Manhattan

On May 19, the Scholars’ Academy Storytelling elective class took the “road less travelled,” and ventured to the Poet’s House in Battery Park City. More...

PHC Teams Up With Channel View School

Peninsula Hospital Center joined in the activities at the May 21 Channel View School for Research Community Health and Safety Fair. More...

Milestones

Wave Critic’s Film Accepted

To Be Shown At Hoboken Int’l Film Festival

Wave movie reviewer Robert Snyder has had his film short, “A Farewell to Arm,” accepted into the Hoboken International Film Festival. It is one among only 56 selected from more than 1,000 entrees. More...

Pheffer Honored By Parks Department

Parks and Recreation commissioner Adrian Benepe presents former Assemblywoman, now the Queens County Clerk, Audrey Pheffer with a plaque honoring her “years of dedication to Rockaway’s Pa More...

Titus Salutes School Crossing Guards

They are responsible for making sure the children of this city safely cross the street when going to and from school. More...

Editorial/Opinion

What’s Important Is Standards, Not Diversity

The hiring of new firefighters for the New York City Fire Department has become contentious, with a federal judge ruling that the test used to choose new hires unlawfully worked against minority candidates. More...

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Obits

Anthony Michael Allocco

DSNY

Anthony Michael Allocco, a 44-year Rockaway resident, died May 26. Allocco served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation. Allocco was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Cosentino. More...

Amelia Dockstader

Lifelong Resident

Amelia “Millie” Dockstader, 90, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 1. More...

Margaret Ann Golden Vivino

Costume Designer and Artist

Margaret Ann Golden Vivino, 62, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 30. Vivino was born on June 29, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a costume designer and artist who worked closely with the Rockaway Theater Company. More...

Shapiro Steps Out

Will Not Seek Pheffer’s Assembly Seat

In a move that surprised many locals, Jo Ann Shapiro, who had served as a loyal aide to Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer for more than two decades, has decided not to run for Pheffer’s seat in the upcoming special election. More...

Community

Join The ‘Relay For Life’ On 6/11

The American Cancer Society will be hosting the 12th Annual Relay for Life of Riis Park, which will take place June 12 to13 at the Bay 9 Mall. More...

Bellamy Ruling Upheld

By Howard Schwach The Appellate Division for the Second District on May 24 upheld a 2008 decision by Supreme Court Judge Joel Blumenfeld, which vacated the murder conviction of Rockaway resident Kareem Bellamy. More...

Rockaway DOS Worker Earns Fulbright

A Rockaway sanitation worker who has often appeared in the pages of The Wave has been awarded a scholarship to study Gaelic in Ireland this summer by the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange, the same body responsible for the pre More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Bridesmaids’ – Wedding Wig Out

Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig has finally found the vehicle that will catapult her into the cinematic stratosphere: “Bridesmaids.” And, it doesn’t hurt that she co-wrote the female equivalent of all the armies of male-arrest More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

According to an April 1911 edition of the New York Times, two Broad Channel fishermen, Otto Schmidt and Fred Dieckman, out for a day of fishing for weakfish in the Jamaica Bay Silver Hole were taken for a ride around the bay when they hooked a shark More...

Broad Channel Bits

By now Memorial Day might be a fading Friday afternoon smile for you. But boy, did it turn out to be a beautiful day. Hope you enjoyed yours with special people. More...

Health & Harmony

Summer

I begin with the one word that Rockawayites love to hear, Summer. We wait for this season all year long. In fact, it is a common site to see people in Rockaway wearing shorts and flip flops well into late autumn. More...

Sports

Rockaway Little League To Hold Saturday All-Star Celebration

Coming out of the Memorial Day break, the first place teams in Rockaway Little League’s six competitive divisions have solid holds on the top spots, led by the 10-0 Harbor Light Dodgers of the Minor Boys division. More...

SFDS Eighth Grade Girls Claim Two Championship Titles

The eighth grade St. Francis de Sales volleyball team beats St. Aidan’s, the Nassau/ Suffolk champions, in a 2-1 match. More...

Scholars’ Beats Midwood HS in Golf Playoffs

Scholars’ Academy Golf Team has completed its regular season witha9and1record.Theteam finished in a tie for first place with Benjamin Cardozo High School in the Queens North Division. More...

Letters

Response to ‘Painkiller Pandemic’

Dear Editor, The article entitled “Painkiller Pandemic” came as no surprise to Rockaway residents who have attended funerals of young victims of this awful and widespread problem that has become a living nightmare for parents. More...

Autism Speaks Annual Walk

Dear Editor, This is the 5th year my family and I are collecting contributions to help children diagnosed with Autism. More...

A Boardwalk Does Need Boards

Dear Editor, When I think of Rockaway I think of many of the burdens placed on my community. More...


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