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PHC Remains Open

Most Services Restored

After more than a month of angst, closure orders, community demonstrations and all-night meetings, Peninsula Hospital Center has emerged this week up and running, with the only remnant of the month the fact that the emergency room is still in diversi More...

Convicted In 1994, Bellamy Free At Last

DA Declines Further Prosecution

After 15 years of living as a convicted killer, Rockaway resident Kareem Bellamy will be free from the charge forever after he next appears in court, which is now set for September 27. More...

Striking Workers Rejected During Irene

As Hurricane Irene was heading towards the Rockaway peninsula last weekend, the striking workers of Dayton Beach Park wanted to put aside their differences to help out with the storm preparation and response. More...

Business News

Dalton’s Seaside Grill: The Happiest Place On Earth

Located in the historic building that once housed McGuire’s Bar, the Mecca for the best basketball players in the world during the years after World War II, Dalton’s Seaside Grill at 108-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard recently was voted numb More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The news from Peninsula Hospital that the vital institution has received a two-week reprieve has some of its board members working harder than ever to nail down a more permanent solution to the fiscal problems the hospital faces. More...

Paws For A Moment

Until We Find The Fountain Of Youth

We will all continue to grow old … depressing? Nah! I gotta plan! More...

From The Artists Studio

Good Night Irene And Good Morning

As most of you must be aware, Fort Tilden was officially closed Saturday, August 27, through Sunday, August 28, due to a force of nature with which to be reckoned, named Irene. More...

Sports

2011 Rockaway Summer Memories

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Hurricane Irene Delays RBVL Awards

On Saturday and Sunday, Hurricane Irene stormed through the Rockaways and halted most activity other than water pumping for the weekend. More...

RBVL Wraps Up A Successful 2011 Season, Part Two

(Here is part two of the RBVL wrapup for the 2011 season.) More...

Letters

Need More Dunes

Dear Editor, I am a new, ten year resident of Belle Harbor living on the beach block behind the dunes. I never completely understood the nature of beach loss until now. Irene has changed that. More...

Hurricane Delivery

Dear Editor, ALERT! It’s the eve of a level 2 hurricane; barreling towards the northeast coast are winds of over 100 mph. Your local post office (yes, located in Far Rockaway, which is below sea level) will be open tomorrow, Saturday, August 27. More...

Dodging The Bullet

Dear Editor, For years I’ve written to The Wave and to our politicians- about how the City, especially Parks, have made Rockaway vulnerable to serious storms. More...

Hurricane Irene Leaves Darkness, Flooded Streets In Its Wake

With residents either hunkered down behind taped windows and sandbags or at off-the-peninsula locations, Hurricane Irene rolled right over Rockaway early Sunday morning, leaving streets and basements More...

Community

Warren To Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame

Many of the kids shooting hoops in parks throughout the peninsula spend hours on the courts perfecting their skills and dreaming about playing in the NBA one day. More...

Wave Office Closed Monday

The Wave office will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. All deadlines for the week remain the same. The Wave staff wishes all of our readers a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. More...

Rockaway Instructional Teaches Girls To Surf

Coach Across America teamed up this week with Stoked. The two New York City-based organizations reach out to youth across the country and engage them in action sports such as surfing. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Led Zeppelin 2 Rolls Into Westbury

Live Nation will present Led Zeppelin 2 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, September 16, at 8 p.m. For membership information, visit www.west burymembership.com. More...

Doo-Wop Festival Kicks Off 9/17

Live Nation will present Dick Fox’s Fall Doo Wop Extravaganza at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, September 17 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

‘The Help’ – Mammy Strikes Back

“The Help” is the flipside of “Gone With the Wind.” More...

Milestones

A Sign Gone Awry

When the movie folks who were shooting the new pix, “Imogene,” in Broad Channel and Rockaway recently evacuated for Hurricane Irene, they left one artifact behind. More...

Rock Park High To Host Community Fair

The Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability will be hosting a community fair on October 15 that seeks to bring together residents, business owners and local organizations in a way that generates ongoing benefits for all. More...

Candidates Forum Scheduled for 9/8

Five days before Rockaway’s special election, the Rockaway Civic Association will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Irene Proves That Dunes Are Necessary

Those of us on the west end who decided not to run away during Hurricane Irene’s unwanted visit to Rockaway last weekend, despite the mayor’s evacuation order, witnessed a sight that has not been seen in Rockaway since 1960; ocean water r More...

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Obits

George Riley Harper

Auto Repairman

George Riley Harper, 68, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died August 30. Harper was born in Rockaway Beach and worked as an auto repairman. He served in the U.S. Army and was a later member of the V.F.W. He is survived by Renata Harper. More...

David J. Pearl M.D.

Physician

David J. Pearl M.D., 54, a longtime Rockaway physician, died August 29. Pearl was born in New York, New York on July 7, 1957. He was an internal medicine physician whose office was located on Beach 129 Street for the past 15 years. More...


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