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Lancman Says Experience And Record Count

Increasingly, it looks like the 9th Congressional District will be spared the chopping block of this year’s redistricting and Democrats have turned their attention to winning back the seat in the House of Representatives that once belonged to A More...

Local Busted For Molesting 6 Young Girls

A Far Rockaway man has been arrested and charged with molesting six young girls at a Springfield Gardens elementary school, court records show. More...

Residents Happy over Gentlemen’s Club Removal

A racy billboard that had drawn the ire of many members of the Orthodox Jewish community in Far Rockaway will soon be removed in the wake of the sale of the building on which it stood to one of those Far Rockaway residents. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Soul Jam Coming To Westbury Theater

Live Nation in association with Marquee Concerts will present The 70’s Soul Jam at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury starring The Stylistics, The Dramatics, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and The Manhattans on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. More...

Irish Dance Company Comes To Westbury

Live Nation will present The National Dance Company of Ireland’s “Rhythm of the Dance” at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. More...

MovieScope

“The Descendants” – King Clooney

“It ‘s a bit long in the tooth,” was the comment from a fatigued moviegoer at the conclusion of “The Descendants.” More...

Milestones

Food Drive Expanding To Schools

The children of the Millennium Development organized a canned food drive at Public School 317 in Rockaway Park for the 100 Precinct Community Council. More...

Former Resident Is Appointed By Cornell

Debra Wein, president and founder of Wellness Workdays and a former Rockaway resident, has been appointed by Cornell University to the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW). More...

Jewish War Veterans Host 2012 Installation

The Jewish War Veterans of Lt. Bernard Weiner Post 258 were joined by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder at their installation breakfast celebration last Sunday at Temple Beth-El. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Why Was McBride On The Street?

Michael McBride is dead, shot and killed by a detective from the NYPD’s Violent Felony Squad in a Harlem subway station after the thug fired at least four shots at pursuing detectives, hitting one in the arm. More...

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Letters

Not So Fast LIRR

Dear Editor, Don’t plan on riding “LIRR To Aqueduct Spells Great News For Rockaway” (Nicholas Briano – February 17) any time soon. History has told us that construction of any major new transportation system expansion project has taken decades More...

In Response To Editorial

Dear Editor, I grew up in Rockaway and like to keep in touch through The Wave. To respond to the dangers in gas pipelines. We have gas pipelines all over the South. They cross our golf courses, parks and ROW’s behind our houses. More...

Let’s Clear The Facts

Dear Editor, I was surprised to see the Wave article on the Beachside Bungalow Preservation, Friday, February 25, 2012. After reading the article I would like to clarify some misperceptions of facts. More...

PHC Lab On Life Support

Facility Ruled A ‘Danger To Patients’

On Friday afternoon, February 24, it sounded as if another heavy aircraft had crashed into Rockaway streets. Sirens wailed and private ambulances sped on local boulevards, transporting patients away from Peninsula Hospital Center More...

Community

Free Music Downloads From Queens Library

This will be music to your ears: download up to three free songs for your MP3 player or iPod every week, and they are yours to keep - legally. Choose from hundreds of thousands of songs, from Adele to Ziggy Marley and everything in between. More...

Funding For Breezy Point Vollies

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich presented the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department with a $10,000 check on Sunday, February 26, an award of City Council discretionary money for Fiscal Year 2013. More...

YMCA Construction Rolling Along On Schedule

The highly anticipated Y construction is proceeding as scheduled with an expected 2013 opening date. More...

School News

Colgate-Palmolive Visits Rockaway Beach School

Ian Cook, president and CEO of the Colgate-Palmolive Com- pany, visited St. Rose of Lima on Thursday, February 16. More...

P.S. 105 Kids Care Club Collects Food For Drive

The P. S. 105 Kids Care Club helped organize and collect food for those in need as part of the 100 Precinct Community Council’s monthly food drive. More...

COGCA Holds Honor Roll Assembly

Church of God Christian Academy recently held their second Honor Roll Assembly for the 2011-12 school year. More...

Columnists

The New Frontiers

What A Friend We Have In Congress

With Assemblyman Rory Lancman running for Congress, it is increasingly likely that Bob Turner will not be redistricted out of office. Instead, we have a chance to defeat him, and we should embrace that challenge wholeheartedly. More...

Beachcomber

Don’t forget that tomorrow, March 3, the annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 1 p.m. from Beach 129 Street and Newport Avenue. More...

It’s My Turn

Here We Go Again

Within the last decade, Rockaway has been bamboozled by LIPA and National Grid (which I have renamed National Greed). A decade or more ago, the MGP toxic waste site between Beach 112- Beach 108 and Beach Channel Drive belonged to LILCO. More...

Sports

Scholars’ Slips Past Bulldogs In PSAL Playoffs

When the playoffs seedings were determined for the Class B city girls playoffs in early February, there was a possible chance Scholars’ Academy could face two teams within their division somewhere along the way. More...

SFDS Girls Earns Diocesan Title

The SFDS Novice Girls captured the diocesan championship by edging OLQM 24-19. The girls came out firing on all cylinders opening with an 8-0 run to start the game. Ryan Carlton scored 6 of her 14 points in the opening minutes of the game. More...

Railsplitters Sink Dolphins

The first sign of bad things to come for Beach Channel/Channel View boys basketball team on Tuesday was on their travels to Lincoln High School. Their arrival was scheduled for 5 p.m. for their AA second round playoff game matchup. More...

Obits

Hugh J. Blood

Dispatcher

Hugh J. Blood, a former Rockaway resident, died February 26. Blood was born in Manhattan, New York. He worked as a dispatcher for the New York City Transit Authority. Blood was a longtime Rockaway resident and lifelong summer resident. More...

Thelma Bough

Toymaker

Thelma Bough, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 22. Bough was born on December 29, 1925. She worked as a toymaker. Bough was preceded in death by Elsie Pedro; her stepfather, Edward Pedro; Antonio Hicks and a nephew, Joseph James. More...

Joseph Green

Barber

Joseph Green, a longtime Rockaway resident, died February 17. Green was born in Sumter, South Carolina. He worked as a barber owning several shops. Green served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946 until honorably discharged. More...


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