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Far Rock Shooting Spree

By Howard Schwach Gunshots rang out in Far Rockaway on Sunday morning as two men where shot and killed in separate incidents about a half-mile and an hour apart. More...

Turner Is Sworn Into US Congress

Congressman Bob Turner came back to the district that elected him to be sworn in before the people who mean most to him. More...

MTA Creating Arverne Bus Service

The MTA Bus Operations Committee has proposed this week to revise the Q21 bus line to serve the Arverne By The Sea community by having the bus turn east coming off the Cross Bay Bridge, towards Arverne, instead of going west towards Beach 116 Street. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Long Island Funnyman Returns Home

NYBC Theatre News...

Jim Breuer may be best known for his role on “Half Baked” or as “Goat Boy” on Saturday Night Live, but his stand-up comedy is no joke. More...

Anka Sings Christmas Songs HisWay

Paul Anka’s brand new album is “Songs of December” and he brings his Christmas My Way Concert Tour to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Cesar Millan Whispers Into Westbury

Live Nation is pleased to present Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The story about the Peninsula Hospital Center that ran in Crain’s New York Business two weeks ago is troubling in several ways. More...

It’s My Turn

Veterans Deserve Every Opportunity

Congressman Bob Turner represents New York’s 9th Cong More...

The Rockaway Beat

Bloomberg Spins And Fiddles While DOE Burns

Last week on his weekly radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg talked about the advances in the school system under his tenure, stating that reading scores are up, graduation rates are up and that the schools are much safer now than when he took over th More...

Editorial/Opinion

Community Fails To Address Shooting Plague

Patrick Hall was trying to earn a living for his family, doing a job that should not be considered dangerous, but all too often is, including in Rockaway. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

SAY NO TO URBAN GUNS More...

Letters

Simon Wrong On DBP

Dear Editor, In a November 11, 2011 column in The Wave, Lew Simon makes several inaccurate statements regarding the elections at Dayton Beach Park. I would like to set the record straight. More...

Power To The People

Dear Editor, As you are well aware the Occupy Wall Street, OWS, is growing each day throughout America and the rest of the world. In the smallest corners of the world the word OCCUPY is used at demonstrations. We cannot let this movement fail. More...

Missed Opportunity For Jane Deacy

Dear Editor, What a terrible missed opportunity to vote for honest, wonderful, hardworking women for the district and for the renewal of all America. I was a Democrat once. More...

State Demands PHC ‘Clarification’

Looking Into ‘Governance Process’

The state’s Department of Health, which originally vetted the takeover of the Peninsula Hospital Center by a for-profit corporation, Revival Home Health Care, is now taking a second look in the wake of published reports that the non-profit hosp More...

Community

Rockaway Holiday Season In Full Swing

The 2011 holiday season is fast approaching with many events happening around the peninsula to kick-off the season and get you in that holiday spirit. Beach 116 Street Tree Lighting More...

Early Deadlines Next Week

In order to facilitate the closing of The Wave for the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be early deadlines for both the editorial and advertising departments for next week’s paper. All editorial material including columns are due by 5 p.m. More...

New Social Security Office Set For West End

Those west enders who are accustomed to travelling to Central Avenue in Far Rockaway to do business with the federal government’s Social Security Office will soon have a shorter travel to do that business. More...

School News

Eggs Hatch New Life At SFDS School

The kindergarten class of St. Francis de Sales had been eagerly awaiting the birth of ten baby chicks. When the chicks hatched from the eggs the children were lucky enough to witness it. More...

The Saints Come Marching In

On November 1, the Saints came marching in to St. Francis de Sales School. In order to celebrate All Saints Day, the second grade Communion class of 2012 came to school dressed as the saint of their choice. More...

St. Francis Students Learn Fire Safety Skills

Stop, Drop, and Roll is what the first graders in St. Francis de Sales were doing in the month of October. More...

Milestones

Manhattan College Honors Local Priest

The Rev. John F. Cullinane ’51, former chaplain for Manhattan College athletics and a resident of Rockaway Beach, was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame at its 33rd annual ceremony on Saturday, November 12. More...

PHC Announces Radiology Administrator

Todd L. Miller, CEO of Peninsula Hospital Center, announced the appointment of Jeff Papkin, RT, (R) MR, as Radiology Administrator. More...

Sports

Rockaway Outdoors: Tales from Wheelhouse

November continues to provide excellent fishing. When weather conditions cooperated, as they did this past week, anglers from surf and boat shared some great moments. More...

CYO Soccer Season Recap: SFDS Rookies Win It ALL

Teams representing SFDS from grades 4, 6 and 7 played spirited, nail-biting soccer competing for 2011 Diocesan Championships this week. The girls in grades 3 and 5 readied for their Big Shows. More...

Thanksgiving Basketball Clinic

A basketball clinic will be held on November 25 at St. Thomas More Gym in Breezy Point for boys and girls who are currently in the fourth through the eighth grade. More...

Obits

Bernice Hader

Retired School Secretary

Bernice Hader, 84, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 11. Hader, known to her friends and family as “Bunny” was a retired school secretary from P.S. 105. She was a Rockaway resident for 45 years. More...

Tom Hetzel

Swimmer

Tom Hetzel, 75, a former Rockaway resident, died October 14 in Corpus Christi, Texas. More...

Thomas H. Kelely

Office Administrator

Thomas H. Kelely, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 14. Kelely was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He worked for the U.S. Customs Service as an office administrator. More...


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