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Feds Bust Nine For Guns, Drugs

FBI, NYPD Hit Beach 87 Street Home

In a coordinated raid that included agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officers from the New York City Police Department, acting on a federal warrant, the team of agents raided a home at 309 Beach 87 Street just after noon on Tuesday More...

Busted For Serial Five Towns Thefts

A Far Rockaway woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly stole more than $42,000 worth of cash, jewelry and silverware from multiple houses in the Five Towns from January 2011 through June 16, 2012. More...

Former Meeks Donor Sentenced To 110 Years

Google former billionaire Allen Stanford and then click on “images” and you will find among the myriad photos of Stanford, some of our Congressman, Gregory Meeks, as well, because the two were buddies for many years and Stanford often pro More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Dorothy Lavander of Hammels Child Care Center called to let us know that we had neglected to mention her facility in our recent June 1 article ‘Sanders and Day Cares Rally Parents To Save Centers.’ Apologies go out to Lavander and the cen More...

From The Artists Studio

Opening Reception, Two New Exhibits

Sunday Opening Reception: for “5 Boros” and “The Salon Show.” The gathering of participating artists and enormously interested observers is Sunday, June 24, 12-4 p.m. More...

It’s My Turn

Bungalow Haven Right In Your Own Backyard

As a lover of the sea, I’ve always been a romantic for the classic bungalow in a beach community. I moved to Broad Channel as a young teen, went to school in Rockaway, and grew up in and around the peninsula. More...

Milestones

Far Rockaway Library Hosts Health Fair

A volunteer from the Haitian American Community Coalition, left, reads the blood pressure of an attendee of the Far Rockaway Library Health Fair held June 14 outside the library. More...

Author Tours New Rockaway History Book

The new local history book, “Images of America: Rockaway Beach,” toured various meetings and social gatherings on the peninsula last week. More...

Mahoney Graduates Harvard

Ryan P. Mahoney, son of Frances Wilps of Broad Channel, graduated from Harvard University on May 24, Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude. He is a graduate of St. Virgilius grammar school and Regis High School. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Let’s Utilize The Neponsit Home For Vets

Statistics show that one of five service members returns from Afghanistan, Iraq and other military venues with traumatic brain injuries, a startling statistic on its own. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

Full Story

Scala For Congress In Democratic Primary

The Wave tradition is to not endorse a candidate in primary elections, but we are breaking that tradition this year because we strongly believe that the present Congressman, Gregory Meeks, has to be moved out of office for the good of the Rockaway co More...

Obits

Sylvia Barrett

Homemaker

Sylvia Barrett, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 22. Barrett was born in Cave Valley, Jamaica on March 18, 1929. Barrett was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley L. More...

Jesse Crawford

Handyman

Jesse Crawford, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 25. Crawford was born in Aikens, South Carolina and lived in Rockaway for more than 30 years while working as a handyman. More...

Maria Dawe

Homemaker

Maria Dawe, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 16. Dawe was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Rockaway for 32 years. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church. Dawe was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. More...

Wave Deadlines Set For July 6

The Wave office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. Deadlines for the July 6 Issue are as follows: All editorial copy and columns are due to The Wave by Monday, July 2 at 5 p.m. More...

Community

Rocking For Autism Concert 6/30

On Saturday, June 30, beach-goers can expect a rocking jam session to go along with their picnics at the boardwalk when the “Rocking for Autism” concert hits Rockaway Beach. More...

‘Sunset In The Park’ Moved To Saturday

The annual “Sunset in the Park fundraiser for the “Friends of Tribute Park” has been moved to Saturday, June 23 at 6 p.m. due to the threat of heavy thunderstorms predicted for Friday evening. More...

Meeks Seeks To Help Contributor Bank

Political opponents of Congressman Gregory Meeks are saying that he used his position as a ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee to benefit a bank that is one of his chief contributors. More...

School News

Kearney Scholars From The Peninsula

Several young women who live on the peninsula were among 162 Bishop Kearney High School seniors who graduated on June 2. They were among the 76 percent of the class who received scholarships valued at almost $24 million. More...

St. Camillus Celebrates School’s End

Last week St. Camillus School celebrated the annual rites of June by presiding over two graduation ceremonies. More...

Public School/Middle School 114 Remembers Benitez

The students at PS/MS 114 placed blue and gold ribbons on the fence outside of school in remembrance of Christian Benitez, a fifth grade student who had passed away recently. More...

Sports

Talented Nimmo Adjusts To New York Spotlight

After being selected last year as the New York Mets first round pick, 19-year old Brooklyn Cyclones centerfielder Brandon Nimmo has been able to handle the increased attention with plenty of ease. More...

Little League’s Second Season Begins

Rockaway Little League concluded its 59th regular season on Monday. Playoffs have begun in the five competitive divisions. The post season will culminate next weekend with all titles decided on Championship Saturday. More...

World Champion Pepper Steppers

Stan’s Pepper Steppers earned the highest award in freestyle, plus Stan’s Jr. Pepper Steppers and Mrs. More...

Letters

My Response

Dear Editor,I’d like to take this opportunity to respond to Dr. Paez’ response to my response to his article on Global Warming. My attempt was to show that selectively choosing points which supposedly support the denial of Global Warming only serves More...

Who’s In Charge

Dear Editor,One wonders if New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is in charge, rather than Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Consider that only four of 51 NYC Council members are Republican. More...

Nice Work, Wave!

Dear Editor, Your coverage of the Enterprise Shuttle in your May 4th and June 8th editions was awesome and worthy of a press award. You captured the pride of America and both issues are keepers. One little – oops! – moment. More...


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