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Wounded Warrior Weekend Kicks Off 7/7

The Graybeards are proud to present the seventh annual Wounded Warrior Adaptive Water Sports taking place from July 7 through July 10 in Rockaway and they need your help and support to make the event a success. More...

Upgrade Jamaica Bay Water Quality

City, State Sign Agreement

After lengthy negotiations with environmental groups including the Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers, American Littoral Society, NRDC and NY/NJ Baykeeper and an even lengthier review by city and state agencies, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (D More...

Ulrich Sets Noise Abatement Bill

City Council’s Environmental Protection Committee held a hearing Monday on a bill proposed by Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich to strengthen the city’s noise code. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Rockaway’s Environmental Terrorist

Movie To Focus On Daniel McGowan

On June 4, 2007, a man who grew up in Rockaway, Daniel McGowan, whose father was a Rockaway cop, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.9 million in restitution in connection with the torching of two Oregon forests in 20 More...

MovieScope

‘Super 8’ – Spielberg Revisited

It’s hard to believe that Steven Spielberg didn’t direct “Super 8,” much less write it. The credited writer/director is J.J. Abrams (TV “Lost,” film “Star Trek”), with the master listed as producer. More...

RMAC Hosts Jerry Cardone For Sinatra Concert

On Saturday night, June 25, the Rockaway Music and Art Council sponsored a concert by Jerry Cardone at Fort Tilden. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Another Myth: Bloomberg As Perfect Manager

There are lots of myths surrounding Mayor Michael Bloomberg, most of which turn out not to be true. More...

Historical Viewsof the Rockaways

The Hope Of Rapid Transit To The Rockaways In 1936

When the Brooklyn rapid transit ran subway trains to the Rockaway Park station in 1911, via the LIRR trestle over Jamaica Bay, the Rockaways as a whole began clamoring for rapid transit to the peninsula …by NYC. More...

Beachcomber

Police Officer Robert Nowicki was always out of the ordinary. He wore his hair long and in a pony tail and his favorite mode of transportation was a motorcycle. More...

Sports

Rockaway Running Series Holds Holiday Races

Rockapulco Champs Excel!

The Rockaway Running Series will celebrate the holiday weekend with the inaugural run of the Firecracker 10-Mile run on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 a.m. More...

Par Tee Golf News: Big Turnout For Golfers

“I play in the low 80s. If it gets any hotter I won’t play,” – Joe E. Lewis. Last Thursday, June 22, Par Tee members braved the elements and showed up at Riis Park! More...

Little League Crowns Six Champions

The Rockaway Little League season came to a fantastic finish last week as six teams won division championships. In the Major Girls and Major Boys divisions, the deciding games of the three-game sets were both one-run affairs. More...

Letters

Praises DiResto

Dear Editor, I am a fairly new resident in the Rockaway community having moved here with my wife and family five years ago. I’m originally from Flushing and wanted to move into Rockaway when we discovered Arverne by the Sea. More...

Hopes Cousin Runs

Dear Editor,I read with interest this week’s Wave. I see my cousin Glenn DiResto may be interested in running for Audrey’s seat. More...

A New Job For Weiner

Dear Editor, The night that Anthony Weiner resigned, the rain started, and the skies cried all night and the day after. Anthony Weiner has never hesitated to serve the elderly, the poor, the middle class or the sick 9/11 responders. More...

What Looks Pristine Sometimes Must Be Fixed

An egret forages for fish on the Great JoCo Marsh in Jamaica Bay. More...

Community

Wave Closed July 4

The Wave will be closed on Monday, July 4, so that our staff will be able to celebrate the national holiday with family and friends. All deadlines will remain the same as always, however. More...

Engine 328 Safe This Year

A rally for Engine 328 in front of the Far Rockaway “Big House” involving community politicians, union leaders and firefighters was cancelled this week when it was announced that an agreement between the mayor and City Council saved the e More...

Community Advisory Board Holds Annual Dinner

The St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Community Advisory Board held its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday, June 15, and installed its new officers for a oneyear term of office. More...

School News

At Far Rock HS School's Out, Forever

After a 114 year run, there is no longer a Far Rockaway High School for its thousands of alumni to call home. More...

Local Graduates

From Boston College, Desmond McGowan of Neponsit graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wallace Carroll School of Management on June 21. More...

Local Students Make Dean’s Lists

The following local students made dean’s list honors: From the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Alexa N. Bello of Belle Harbor, Eileen C. More...

Business News

PHC Scores Perfect In Infection Study

Peninsula Hospital Center was the only hospital in the metropolitan area to achieve a zero blood infection rate. More...

SJEH Awards Longevity In Healthcare

The Medical Staff of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital held its Physician Longevity Award ceremony during its quarterly meeting held on Tuesday, June 14, at the Lawrence Village Country Club. More...

Rockaway’s Business Opportunity Center Hosts Graduation

The Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. (BOC) in collaboration with the Blanche Community Progressive Day Care held a graduation ceremony on Monday, June 13 for the Child Care Business Development Project (CCBDP). More...

Milestones

Little Ballerinas Perform At Recital

It’s that time of year again for the Gert Hendry School of Dance. Pictured are “our little ballerinas” and “fantastic tumblers” with able assistants at their recent performance. More...

Tiny Dancer

Ella Leonora Wittmer completed her first year of ballet/tap at Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance. Wittmer had a wonderful dance year with teachers Ms. Stacey and Miss Tara. More...

Kenny Graduates From Civilian Academy

Elvis Perlmutter, better known to one and all in Rockaway as Kenny is the ultimate police buff and self-announced mayoral candidate. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Blame Bloomberg For CityTime Scandal

The ongoing CityTime payroll scandal has resonance for those who remember the 1986 scandal that stripped the squeakyclean veneer off the administration of Mayor Ed Koch, arguably one of the most popular mayors in New York City history. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

It’s My Turn

The author of this article grew up in Rockaway, moving away at the age of 12. I was just remembering being a little girl and growing up in Rockaway Beach, in Queens, New York City, until I was 12 years old. More...

Obits

Michael J. DiBattista

Proprietor Dahill Moving & Storage

Michael J. DiBattista, a three-year Rockaway resident, died June 25. DiBattista was born in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later started his business, Dahill Moving and Storage based out of Brooklyn, New York. More...

Emanuel R. LaCanfora

Supervisor

Emanuel R. LaCanfora, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 26. LaCanfora was born in Manhattan, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later went on to work as a supervisor for American Airlines. More...

Robert T. Hendrickson

Former Resident

Robert Tierney Hendrickson, 77, a former Rockaway resident, died June 23 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. More...


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