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Post Calls West End ‘Dangerous Hood’

After years of being overshadowed by the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, recent crime statistics show that the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park has finally made the spotlight, being called a “Dangerous Hood” by the New York Post. More...

Rockaway Shakes And Rolls In 5.9 Earthquake

It was a normal afternoon at The Wave. The editors and reporters were working hard on stories and the sales staff was just completing a meeting. More...

Turner Draws Ire On Zadroga Act

Doesn’t Think It Should Cover Sick 9/11 Volunteers

The 9/11 WTC terrorist attack has emerged as something of a political football in the race to succeed Anthony Weiner in Congress. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Dave Mason And Yardbirds Come To LI

Live Nation will present British rock legend Dave Mason to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury along with The Yardbirds on Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. More...

RTC's 'Crossing Delancey': Big Hit At Fort Tilden Theater

Company and Director Michael Wotypka have brought a delectable nugget to the stage at the Post Theater – “Crossing Delancey,” written by Susan Sandler. More...

MovieScope

‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ – Ape-ocalypse

More frightening than Earth’s takeover by apes is the replacement of humans by computers. More...

Sports

Three Teams Victorious In SFDS Classic Finale

The 27th St. Francis Summer Classic concluded with three exciting championship basketball games last Thursday. The night began with the Boys Grammar Senior championship between the Melons and top seeded Irish Circle. More...

Volleyball Tournament Held In Memory Of Fran Browne

The first annual Fran Browne Memorial Volleyball tournament was held at the Dayton Towers pool located at 105- 00 Shore Front Parkway. It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day in every way. More...

New York Novas Start Cross Country Season

On Saturday, August 20, NY Novas Rockaway team and Novas Jamaica team opened up this cross country season by conducting Family Day Fun Run at Roy Wilkins Park, Jamaica. More...

Letters

A Solution To Panhandling

Dear Editor, I understand the people in Rockaway Park along with the storeowners are up in arms over the panhandling problem. Well, I have the solution. Just say no! More...

The Bosses Cut Deals

Dear Editor, There is still more to “Speculation Grows As To Demise of NY’s 9th” (Howard Schwach – August 5). Past Republican Senate majority leaders Warren Anderson, Ralph Marino, and Joe Bruno cut deals with More...

Terrorists Vs. Traitors

Dear Editor, I chose a deliberately provocative title for this letter just to emphasize the base level of discourse which now passes for political analysis at The Wave, if one is to judge by the latest screed submitted by Daniel Solomon in More...

Short-Term Reprieve

Situation Is ‘Fluid’And Confused

A s with many contentious situations, what is happening at Peninsula Hospital Center is both fluid and confused. More...

Community

Beach Palooza Comes To Rockaway August 27

On August 27, be on the lookout for legions of runners as Beach Palooza comes to Rockaway, bringing 1,200 people along with it. More...

New Gateway Crafts Show Draws Community Ire

For more than 25 years, the Rockaway Music and Arts Council ran a highly-successful Fall Festival, first at Fort Tilden and later at Riis Park. More...

Resume Workshop Targets Local Youth,Young Adults

The Rockaway Youth Task Force, teaming up with the Queens Library, hosted an event last week to teach the art of resume writing to peninsula young adults, in order to better prepare them for their future in “the real world.” More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Of Beaches, Politics and Bankruptcy

It’s only a matter of time before the feds get around to challenging Rockaway’s no parking rules during the summer months. More...

Social Security And You

Beat The Heat; Go Online

If the dog days of summer have you turning up the air conditioning or fan, here’s a hot tip to keep cool. More...

It’s My Turn

The Blackout Of 2003

Where were you eight years ago, on Thursday, August 14, 2003 when most of the northeastern United States and major parts of Ontario, Canada suddenly plunged into total darkness? More...

Milestones

Breezy Triathlete Makes Impression

Fred Neinast, a 30-year Breezy Point resident and world class triathlete, recently competed in the Age Group National Championships in Burlington, Vermont. He placed 7th in the 55- to 59-year-old age division with an overall time of 2:17:10. More...

Six Make Dean’s List

Six students at Binghamton University made the dean’s list this semester. They are Marva Forsyth, Anika Michel, Samantha Berezow and Amanda Grannis of Far Rockaway; Kasparas Vilimas of Arverne; and Tammie Schneider of Belle Harbor. More...

Tyson Finishes Basic Training

Army Private Ababio O. Tyson of Rockaway Beach recently graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His mother, Brenda, and brother, Abdul, also live in the community. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Some Helped Community, Some Worked For PHC’s Demise

It seems more than likely at press time that the complete demise of the Peninsula Hospital Center, one of the two hospitals serving the 120,000 residents on the Rockaway peninsula, will have been carried out. More...

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Obits

Eugene Heym

Switchman New York Telephone Co.

Eugene Heym, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 23. Heym was born in Jamaica, Queens. He lived Broad Channel and the Rockaways for 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a switchman for the New York Telephone Company. More...

Drew T. Keane

Driver

Drew T. Keane, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died August 22. Keane was born in Rockaway and worked as a driver for Green Bus Line. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. More...

Edward McGeary

Former Resident

Edward J. McGeary, 84, a former Rockaway resident, died August 23. More...


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