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Local Busted, Fights Nassau Cops

By Howard Schwach A Far Rockaway man was arrested on December 28 on multiple charges after a shoplifting incident in Lawrence, Long Island, which ended when the defendant fought with the officers attempting to arrest him and then fled the scene. More...

Far Rockaway Cop In Seaford Shooting

Nassau County police sources told The Wave on Tuesday that they believe the federal agent who heroically foiled a Long Island pharmacy robbery was killed by friendly fire from a retired Nassau County police lieutenant and that the would-be robber was More...

Hearing On PS 215 Closing Set For January 20

After three years of earning failing grades on its yearly progress reports, the Department of Education has proposed that Lucrettia Mott Elementary School, PS 215 at Briar Place in Wavecrest, should be phased out and replaced with a new school. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Voice Of The Guess Who Playing Westbury

Live Nation will present Burton Cummings, the voice of The Guess Who, and Don McLean at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, January 14 at 8 p.m. More...

Go ‘Into The Wild’ With Jungle Jack

Live Nation will present Jungle Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild,” a family show for all ages, at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, January 15 at 1 p.m. More...

Milestones

Solomons Get Into Top Colleges

Rebecca, Joseph and Daniel Solomon, triplets from Belle Harbor, have won admission to three of the nation’s top colleges. Rebecca, who attends the Leon M. More...

New Years Proposal

Richard William Benn proposed to Martina Ann Tully in Times Square, NYC as the New Year’s Ball dropped. More...

Celebrating Cancer Survivors

The Samaritan Hands Outreach Center at St. John Baptist Church (SJBC) in Arverne, celebrated six cancer survivors at an event on December 10, including Yvonne Hall, Janelle Mason-Johnson, Jaunice Pryce, Charisse Reid, Thomas Dennard and Fred Jones. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Moving Into 2012, Some Hopeful Indicators

With 2011 behind us, Rockaway can look forward to the New Year with some trepidation about economic conditions, but with some hope for the future of the peninsula as well. Let us count the ways. More...

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Obits

Robert Barr

Carpenter

Robert Barr, 90, a 55-year Broad Channel resident, died December 29. More...

Hugh T. Conroy

Former Resident

Hugh T. Conroy, 61, a former Belle Harbor resident, died December 27. Conroy was born on October 1, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York to Barbara (Christian) and Gerard Conroy. He attended Nazareth High School and Brooklyn College. More...

Coleen Marie Lynch

Former Resident

Coleen Marie Lynch, 58, a former Rockaway resident, died December 29. Lynch was born September 5, 1953 in Rockaway Beach. She later moved to Naples, Florida. More...

PHC And Local 1199 Heal Breach

The Wave has learned that a deal has been cut between the struggling Peninsula Hospital Center and its major secured creditor, Local 1199 of the SIEU healthcare union that would go a long way to facilitating bankruptcy and bring the hospital back to More...

Community

Empty School To Glistening Community Center

The Broad Channel community fought tooth and nail for the Diocese of Brooklyn to keep St. Virgilius School open, but in 2006 due to low enrollment numbers, the ax finally dropped and the building was left vacant and shuttered for years thereafter. More...

New Marshland Restoration Beginning

The Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers announced this week that in mid-January the next phase of Jamaica Bay marshlands restoration will begin to restore at least 40 acres of marshland by the end project. More...

Stop & Shop Shuttles Seniors

With the tenacity and diligence of Stop & Shop manager Vito Orlando and the powers that be, the senior residents of Dayton Towers have complimentary transportation to shuttle them to/from the newest supermarket in our peninsula. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

There seems to be a new plan for redeveloping the decaying, unused courthouse on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 92 Street. More...

Start The New Year Right: Protect Your Money In 2012

Want to start the New Year off right? Will 2012 be the year that you get your finances in order? Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner (DCA) Jonathan Mintz provides tips that can help you save money and become an educated consumer in 2012. More...

School Scope

Bloomberg Orders Private Army (NYPD) to Declare War on the Press and the Occupy Movement

Do you know of a drug operation in your neighborhood and want it cleaned out? Contact City Hall and tell them there are protestors connected with the Occupy movement and “Voila,” they will be removed. More...

Sports

Xmas Tournament Ends With A Bang

The 27th St. Francis de Sales Christmas Tournament closed out 2011 in style with rousing championship games on December 29 and 30. More...

Debts Threaten To End Football Program At Beach Channel

The football program at Beach Channel Educational Campus is currently in $7,000 debt and the four high schools which are housed inside the building have not come up with the funds to pay that large sum. More...

Faces And Places In Sports,2011

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Letters

Out Of Touch AG

Dear Editor, “Overreacting And Overreaching On Police Bill” (Editorial – December 16) also applies elsewhere. Consider Manhattan/Brooklyn Congressmember Jerry Nadler’s call for United States Attorney General Eric Holder to More...

Progression And Abortion

Dear Editor, Leftist thinking captures many ideas, but a common denominator of them all is progressivism. That is to say, leftist ideas are progressive, leading to progress, helping “advance.” More...

Fire Protection In The Rockaways

Dear Editor, In this holy and happy season of Hanukkah and Christmas, I would l ike to bring the attention of our neighbors to the recent tragedy in Brooklyn where two firefighters were injured, one critically with over 40 percent burns to his body More...


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