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Beach Advocate Can’t Believe The Hype

There are many recently conducted independent studies that suggest the boardwalks and beaches along the Rockaway peninsula have improved greatly. More...

Shabazz Turns Back On Plea Bargain

Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X, has been locked up for failing to abide by the terms of her plea bargain that included paying back the money she stole from a widow in Far Rockaway. More...

Beach Channel Hit And Run Suspect Released

Arrest Made, DA Declines To Prosecute

The identification of the car that hit Broad Channel resident Matthew Randall on October 14 and then sped over the Cross Bay Bridge to Rockaway was made by a grainy toll booth videotape last week, but the driver’s face was blocked by the angle More...

Columnists

School Scope

Jumping From Kiwi-Land Into Shadow Of The Valley Of The Panel For Educational

I’ve been back a week after spending two weeks in New Zealand where summer is just beginning, so I’m not sure what is up and what is down or whether it is yesterday, today or tomorrow. More...

Sullivan’s Court

Keith Sullivan is a partner with Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP and an adjunct law professor at Pace University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School and a lecturer for the NYS bar exam. More...

Paws For A Moment

Pets On The Go!

Are you packed? Check the list, make sure you don’t forget anything! If your pets are traveling with you, be sure to pack a travel pack for your pets! Traveling with your pets can range from organized and stress free to absolute chaos! More...

Sports

Aviators Defeat Akwesasne To Snap Two Game Losing Streak

It was an up and down weekend for the Brooklyn Aviators. The team snapped a two-game winless skid with a 5-2 victory over the Akwesasne Warriors on Sunday evening in Federal Hockey League action at the Aviator Sports and Events Center. More...

Rockies Travel Team Takes On College Point

The Rockaway Rockies Under 13 Travel Roller Hockey Team lived up to its name last Saturday, travelling to College Point to take on a much more experienced squad at its home rink. More...

SFDS Christmas Tournament Begins

The 27th annual St. Francis de Sales Christmas Tournament reached its first break in play after six days of exciting games. In the Subnovice division, SFDS Blue has advanced to the Winner’s bracket final, against St. Adalbert, by beating St. More...

Obits

Theresa M. Bednartz

Teacher

Theresa M. Bednartz, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 21. Bednartz was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Rockaway 31 years ago. She was a catholic school elementary teacher. Bednartz was a Eucharistic Minister and member of St. More...

Tommy Rua Harvey Jr.

Security Guard

Tommy Rua Harvey Jr., 49, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 30. Harvey was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1962. He worked as a security guard. Harvey was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Keller. More...

Elijah Ingram Sr.

Bus Driver

Elijah Ingram Sr., 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 10. Ingram was born in Americus, Georgia on December 24, 1934. More...

Slipping Through The Cracks

The New York City Department of Health restaurant letter grade system has been implemented in a seemingly smooth transition from the once confusing points system, perhaps with the exception of one popular Belle Harbor eatery, More...

Community

Wave Offices Closed For Holidays

The Wave office will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2 to all the newspaper’s employees to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones. More...

Goldfeder Tours Roxbury Volunteers

FR Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder toured the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department with Chief Richard Colleran and Deputy Chief Louis Satriano and learned first-hand the training Roxbury Volunteer Firefig More...

PS/MS 105 Hosts Parent Conference

On Saturday, December 3, PS/MS 105 hosted a three hour conference for parents in grades PK-8. The theme was Everything You Need to Know About PS/MS 105. More...

School News

Moving On Up The Technology Ladder

The Scholars’ Academy:

‘Wait a minute, we never had one of those’ – this is the thought that flickers through my mind as I’m trying to pull a Houdini and get to my AP Chemistry class on time: it’s a seventh-grader strolling down the hallways, More...

Milestones

Girls Of Belle Harbor Circa 1949

This photo was submitted by a reader who believes it to be dated sometime around the year 1949 at a Belle Harbor girls camp. More...

Art Adventures Celebrates The Holidays

Art Adventures and More had a wonderful day at their premiere Art Exhibit at Starbucks on Saturday, December 17. More...

Editorial/Opinion

An Unusual Educational Phenomenon

Education experts, most of whom have never been in front of a real school class, have been confounded by a new national study that the students in schools on military bases far outperform students in regular public schools in both reading and mathema More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

The Nanny State

Dear Editor, Senator Charles Schumer is the personification of the Nanny state. His latest cause is requesting that the Transportation Security Administration hire a minimum of two “Passenger Advocates” at hundreds of airports More...

Christmas Miracle

Dear Editor, This past week I was on Beach 129 Street with my three kids and my dog, walking in and out of stores for some errands. When we got home I realized I had dropped my wallet. My wallet had my Christmas money and my iPhone in it. More...

Lost One Elevator

Dear Editor, It’s a damn shame that the residents of Bay Towers at 319 Beach 98 Street have had one of two elevators in and out of service for the last three months. This is a 14-story building with many seniors and disabled residents. More...


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