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Booze-Filled Breezy Point Party Brings Busts

Two Breezy Point parents have been busted and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and unlawfully dealing with children in the wake of a “booze-filled party” that was uncovered by two patrol officers from the 100 Precinct More...

Scholar's Academy Parents Wary Of DOE Plan

The Scholars’ Academy on Beach 102 Street in Rockaway Park has become the destination of choice for parents throughout District 27 whose children are reading and doing math on a high level. More...

Good Timing Leads To Brave Rescue

A grease fire broke out in the kitchen of a sixth floor apartment in Hammel Houses last Friday evening, leaving a family that included an 8-year-old boy and 19-month baby boy trapped inside when the apartment doorknob jammed, More...

School News

SFDS Students Write About Global Warming

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Turner Bill Passes Through House Committee

Congressman Bob Turner an- nounced that H.R. 3857, the Public Transportation Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act, was voted out of the Homeland Security Committee today. More...

From A Senior’s Perspective

It’s graduation time and we’re on the threshold of a new phase in our lives: slipping out of childhood and into adulthood. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

There are many in Rockaway who believe, no matter the outcome of the meeting that was held yesterday, May 10, that the Department of Health scheduled the meeing in such a way that it would discourage attendance. It is hard to disagree. More...

School Scope

Next week will mark a year since the premiere of “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman” which we at the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) produced as a response to the anti-union, anti-public school, procharter More...

Good Stuff

How do you feel? I hope ‘good.’ If you have been doing the little things that I have been writing about, you feel good for sure!! If you feel good the people around you feel it too, you’re making them feel good. More...

Sports

HS Report: Dolphins Win

Tianna Parkes was with her Beach Channel/Channel View lacrosse teammates at a camp in Boston last summer conducted by Northwestern women’s coach Kelly Amonte-Hiller. More...

Defense And Pitching Shine Through

April showers arrived late this year and made for a wet week in Fort Tilden but players squeezed some stellar glove and mound work between the raindrops. More...

12 Days Until Beach Volleyball Begins

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League successfully held their sole pre-season meeting in April and that’s when the hard work began for the RBVL committee. More...

Obits

Mary F. Costello

Homemaker

Mary F. Costello, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 8. Costello was born in Springfield Gardens, New York. She moved to Rockaway 53 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. She belonged to the St. Thomas More Golden Age Club. More...

Handsel George Kirnon

Handsel George Kirnon, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 6. More...

John P. McConnell

Attorney

John P. McConnell, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 6. More...

Cut The Ribbon For New Ryan Visitor Center

The National Park Service took another step closer to making Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn the centerpiece of its renovated Gateway National Recreation Area last weekend with a two-day ceremony for More...

Community

93rd Anniversary Of NC-4 Flight Celebrated

It has been 93 years since Rockaway saw three Navy flying boats leave Jamaica Bay for their historic trans- Atlantic flight. The following is an excerpt from my unpublished manuscript on the NC-4’s journey More...

Assemblyman Tours Bayswater Plant

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder met with officials from LIPA and National Grid and toured the Bayswater Power Station in Far Rockaway with the plant manager and members of the Bayswater Civic and local More...

PHC To Be Liquidated By August

Even as The Wave was put to bed and the state’s Health Commissioner spoke to a large group of local residents at the Knights of Columbus on Thursday afternoon, word came to the paper that the liquidation of the hospital property would begin shortly a More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Leann Rimes Makes Westbury Tour Stop

Leann Rimes brings her current tour to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Long Island’s own Lisa Matassa will also appear. More...

Kings County Fair Coming To Aviator

The Kings County Fair, Brooklyn’s most popular family event, returns to Aviator Sports & Events Center, located at Floyd Bennett Field on Flatbush Ave, just one mile south of the Belt Parkway Exit 11S. More...

Milestones

Hurley Admitted To Prestigious School

Ahmir Omar Canady Hurley of PS 104 was admitted to Rosedale Gifted Academy, one of the most prestigious gifted and talented schools in Queens. He has an overall average of 92%. More...

Miss New York Visits Public School Students

PS/MS 47 hosted a visit from Miss New York, Kaitlin Monte, on Tuesday, May 1. Monte spoke at two assemblies about the requirements and benefits of becoming Miss New York and the struggles with bullying in her life. More...

Bake Sale On The Boardwalk 5/19

The 100 Precinct Community Council’s Youth Committee will be hosting its fifth annual Bake Sale on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Make The National Park Our National Park

Sometime this summer, the National Park Service will issue its ten-year management plan for Gateway National Recreation Area, what we all euphemistically know as “Gateway.” There will be public hearings on the plan and locals will have a More...

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Letters

The Cross Bay Bridge Strays

Dear Editor, I would like to bring to your attention what some may consider a minor matter, but what seems to me an unnecessary cruelty, even if it’s on a small scale. I am a Bridge and Tunnel Officer employed on the Rockaway bridges. More...

Towing In Far Rockaway

Dear Editor, The parking lot in downtown Far Rockaway at the Mott Avenue train station has seen a lot of towing by B&M towing. It seems that this parking lot, which has the Capital One bank, the Thriftway drugstore More...

Occupy Nutcases

Dear Editor, I was at the May Day march in NYC yesterday and was moved and inspired. There were all kinds of people, of all races and ages. I was with the groups for 4 hours from 3:30 until 7:30 when I couldn’t get past Canal Street. More...


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