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City To Feds: Get Rid Of Garaufis

City officials, with the full backing of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have blasted the federal judge who ruled that the FDNY intentionally discriminated against minority candidates in its hiring practices, calling him “media-obsessed” and &ld More...

NPS, RAA Sign Five-Year Use Agreement

For the past several years, there has been something of a battle going on between National Park Service officials and the leaders of several Rockaway organizations that use Fort Tilden and Riis Park as their local venues. More...

FR Gunman Hunted Down In Harlem

A Far Rockaway man sought by police for his alleged role in a Beach 20 Street shooting last May was finally caught by police when they tracked his whereabouts to his mother’s East Harlem home, according to police. More...

School News

Waterside School Celebrates

Students and teachers at PS 317, thanks to $100,000 in funding from Councilmember Eric Ulrich, celebrated the official ribbon cutting of their new state-of-the-art computer lab. More...

Holiday Joy Spans The Generations

DSSM Neponsit Adult Day Health Care registrants were honored to hear the talented singers from Rockaway peninsula high schools perform Hanukkah and Christmas songs for the holiday season. More...

Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Rubbing Up The Old Crystal Ball (June To December)

I finally found the old crystal ball, packed up with a box full of old Wave issues at the bottom of a carton I moved seven years ago and forgot about, in the back of the hall closet. More...

Beachcomber

Although Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder made one of his campaign promises to bring back the resident rebate on the Cross Bay Bridge for Rockaway and Board Channel residents, there were few who thought that he could actually do it. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The snow came, drifting down in the early hours that tipped Friday night into last Saturday morning. And excited children bounced up to the window ledge on bare feet to see the powdery dusting and inch or so drifts. More...

Sports

Aviators Take Weekend Sweep: Owsiak Promoted

The Brooklyn Aviators defeated the Cape Cod Bluefins 3-1 on Saturday night at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center in Federal Hockey League action. Aviators netminder Jo St. More...

Lacrosse Clinic Held This Weekend At Peninsula Prep

A lacrosse clinic will be held this Saturday for boys currently enrolled in the fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. More...

St. Francis de Sales Teams Start Playoffs

The girls playoffs begin this weekend for St. Francis de Sales and conclude with the final four on February 25-26. Chuck and Mary Gillen’s Pee Wee G team goes to Corpus Christi at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday to take on St. Adalbert. More...

Letters

Could Over The Bridge … ?

Dear Editor, As we celebrate Governor Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate the Cross Bay Bridge toll for Rockaway and Broad Channel residents, we must ask some questions. More...

Applaud Goldfeder

Dear Editor, I applaud Assemblyman Goldfeder for answering the call to get involved in restoring the Rockaway Rail Line. He gets how important this would be to us, and he seems to believe it’s feasible. More...

Danger To The Rockaways

Dear Editor, We hereby ask why this newspaper cares less about the lives of the citizens of the Rockaways and why don’t all of our local elected officials find it clear that we are in extreme danger from Hurricanes, Tsunamis, Earthquakes and other ma More...

Seagirt Shooting, Execution Style

First Homicide This Year For Rockaway

A woman returning home to her boyfriend’s Seagirt Boulevard house found him shot dead, execution style, police sources say. More...

Community

Rockaway Resident Pens Cat Book

The newly released book entitled, “Cat Sense: A Feline Style for Living” by Karen Farrell, is a fully illustrated account of felines. More...

First Snowfall Of 2012 Packs A Small Punch

This picture of the Rockaway boardwalk at Beach 126 Street was taken at the height of a relatively small snowstorm which marked our first snowfall of 2012. Photo by Joe D’Aleo. More...

Beach 126 Street Penguins Plunge On NewYear’s Day

A handful of brave penguins took to the freezing water on January 1, at 10 a.m., off of Beach 126 Street. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Aaron Lewis Of Staind Performing Acoustic Set

Live Nation is pleased to present Aaron Lewis of Staind in an acoustic performance at the NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY on Sunday, February 19th at 8 p.m. Aaron Lewis is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock group Staind. More...

Frampton Celebrates 35 Years

Live Nation will present Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive 35! Tour at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m. More...

Masters Of Illusion Appearing Live

Live Nation will present MASTERS OF ILLUSION - LIVE! at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. The Masters of Illusion is a touring magic show based on the award winning television series. More...

Milestones

Sanchez Graduates Coast Guard Training

SN Joseph Anthony Sanchez graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey on January 6. Seaman Sanchez was a member of the Zulu 185 Company. More...

SJEH Takes Top Chili Cook-Off Honors

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s winning team took top honors in the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off held on Friday, January 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. More...

Local Students Named To Bucknell Dean’s List

Hugh-Michael W. Tonge of Rockaway Beach, son of Darlene Harden of Far Rockaway is on the dean’s list at Bucknell University. The honor was given for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2011-12 academic year. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Duty And Obligation To Report The News

The Wave is a newspaper like any other – a local version of the Daily News or the New York Times. More...

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Obits

Haydee Almodovar

Longtime Resident

Haydee Almodovar, a 36-year Rockaway resident, died January 16. Almodovar was born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico on July 13, 1928 and later raised as a child in Ponce, Puerto Rico. More...

John Patrick Divilly

Sandhog

John Patrick Divilly, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 7. Divilly was born in Bronx, New York on December 23, 1947. He served in the US Marine serving two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. More...

Gregorio Garcia

Dietary Worker

Gregorio Garcia, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 21. Garcia was born in Dominican Republic. He was a dietary worker. More...


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