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Chili Cook-Off Fires Up January 13th

The 100 Precinct Community Council Youth Committee will be hosting the 3rd Annual “Chili Cook Off” on January 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus located at 333 Beach 90 Street. More...

New Life For Rockaway Courthouse

A new proposal for the development of the former Rockaway Courthouse on the corner of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 90 Street, plans for which include transforming the building into a stateof the-art ambulatory surgical facility, was presented to a C More...

Meeks Scandal Impacts US Cricket Team

Congressman Gregory Meeks has been enmeshed in scandal for more than a year now, reportedly under investigation by both state and federal law enforcement agencies for his involvement in his non-profit organization and his ties to Queens businessman E More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

“Melancholia” – Bad Planet Rising

MovieScope

“The earth is evil. Nobody will miss it.” That is the basic message of “Melancholia,” filmmaker Lars von Trier’s end-of-the-world opus, which shows the way the wealthy one-percent will likely face the apocalypse. More...

Columnists

Graham Place, Rockaway Point, New York

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Graham Place, in the southeast corner of the Breezy Point cooperative, is near the beachfront on both sides of Bedford Avenue. Reid Avenue is on the east end and Seventh Avenue is on the west end. More...

Beachcomber

The Wave management and staff want to wish our readers and our advertisers a very happy and healthy New Year. Remember to stay safe if you are going to be on the road for New Year’s Eve and that a designated driver is always a good idea. More...

The Sea Bear

Drawing On Science

The Polar Bear is the world’s largest non-aquatic predator living within the borders of the United States (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Norway and Greenland. It evolved some 100,000 - 250,000 years ago from brown (as in Grizzly) bear ancestors. More...

Sports

Sorrentino Hosts Annual Double Dutch Competition

Sorrentino Recreation Center hosted the 21st Annual Double Dutch Holiday Festival Tournament on Monday. More...

Rockaway Novas Compete At Armory Youth Holiday Classic

On Monday, December 26, Rockaway and Jamaica combined NY Novas Track and Field Club raced in the Armory Youth Holiday Classic at New Balance Armory Track and Field Center in Manhattan. More...

Aviators Finally Snap Winless Overtime Streak

When the game ended after four minutes into overtime last Friday night, Brooklyn Aviators coach Rob Miller looked up at the scoreboard. More...

Obits

Sybil Mary Alexis

Certified Nurse Assistant

Sybil Mary Alexis, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 13. Alexis was born in Grenada on November 30, 1942. More...

Richard Leo Arsenault

Radiation Safety and Explosives Manager

Richard Leo Arsenault, 55, a five-year Rockaway resident, died November 16. Arsenault was born in Houston, Texas on April 13, 1956. He is survived by Paula Arsenault, Melissa Clark, and Michelle Zeitlin. A funeral mass took place at St. More...

Robert Lee Benjamin

Longtime Resident

Robert Lee Benjamin, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 20. Benjamin as born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on June 26, 1953. He was a Rockaway resident since 1981. More...

Holly-Jolly Running On Boardwalk Day Before Christmas

On Saturday, December 24, the day before Christmas, runners dressed in Santa suits gathered at the Beach 95 Street boardwalk to race in the Santa Shuffle 5K. More...

Community

Knights Of Columbus Hosts Annual Party

Members of the Monsignor William Burke, Knights of Columbus Council #2672 celebrated the holidays with friends and family at their annual Christmas parties. More...

SJEH Blood Work Suspended

The New York State Department of Health has ordered St. John’s Episcopal Hospital on Beach 19 Street in Far Rockaway to halt all of its services related to blood work. More...

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School News

St. Francis de Sales Celebrates Christmas

School /skool/n. NeWS / n(y)ooz/ n. pl.

Once again, the Rockaway peninsula came alive with a birthday bash suited for a King. This wasn’t just any celebration! It was the annual St. Francis de Sales School Christmas Concert, to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. More...

Youth Committee Celebrates Holidays

The 100 Precinct Youth Committee hosted a Holiday Party for the children’s Chess Clubs at PS/MS 47 in Broad Channel and at PS/MS 114 in Belle Harbor. More...

The Rockaway Beat

How Bloomberg’s DOE Rolls

By now, everybody, including the daily papers who gave homage to Bloomberg in his quest for a third term, knows that the Bloomberg school plan is as dysfunctional as the mayor has been lately. More...

Milestones

Rockaway Civic Hosts Holiday Party

The Rockaway Civic Association joined forces with The Graybeards to host a memorable holiday party last week at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. More...

Turner Cuts The Ribbon

Congressman Bob Turner and his constituents joined together at 82-20A Eliot Avenue in Middle Village, Queens to cut the ribbon and officially open the Congressman’s new Queens district office last week. More...

Council Awards Lynbrook Officer

The 100 Precinct Community Council held the monthly meeting last week at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach. They gathered to honor Lynbrook Police Officer Sal Sedita, who was the first on the scene to aid 100 Pct. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Too Long, Too Soon For Young Children

Most of our third-grade students are eight years old and some are as young as seven. We have maintained for some time that they are too young to be given the long-form, high-stakes reading and math tests. More...

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Letters

An Unusual Educational Phenomenon

Dear Editor, Why does this seem unusual to people that children taught in a military environment do better. The military schools are run a lot like life in the ’60s and ’70s. You did your work well and you were praised. More...

Disappointing Endorsement

Dear Editor, Former Mayor Edward I. Koch’s recent endorsement of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor in 2013 was disappointing. More...

Thanks Doc

Dear Editor, My family and I want to thank Dr. Jay Rogoff and his staff for helping to make our Christmas merry. We were visiting my mother in Arverne for the holiday and my dog became very ill. She was just laying there and I did not know what to do More...


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