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Another Note Job For Chase Bank

For the second time in a month, a still unidentified man walked into the new Chase bank branch at Arverne by the Sea on June 22, passed a note indicating that he had a gun and walked away with an unspecified amount of cash, police officials say. More...

Bust 50 Gang-Bangers At Ocean Bay

More than $30,000 in illegal drugs and eight weapons were taken in police raids at the Ocean Bay Houses in Rockaway and more than 50 reputed gang members were arrested since October, police sources say. More...

Sunset In The Park Ends On Criminal Note

While hundreds enjoyed the “Sunset in the Park” fundraiser at Tribute Park on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 116 Street last Saturday night, at least one person in the large crowd was not there to honor those who died on September 11, 2001 More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Lynyrd Skynyrd To Rock In The Round

American rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, returns to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for one show only on Sunday, July 8 at 8 p.m. More...

MovieScope

‘Bernie’ – Black Comedy

Comic actors have it tough finding the perfect part to attract the eye of Oscar. With “Bernie,” Jack Black has found one. More...

RTC Loves Conrad Birdie And So Will You!

A Wave Review

In keeping with the Rockaway Theatre Company tradition of presenting a Great American musical for its big July show, members of the company have been busily rehearsing for this weekend’s opening of the nostalgic Bye Bye Birdie. More...

Milestones

A. Virginia Shea Turns 95

Longtime Belle Harbor resident, A. Virginia Shea, who currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, recently celebrated her 95th birthday. More...

100 Pct Hosts Monthly Food Drive

The 100th Precinct Community Council and the Community Affairs Committee of Dayton Towers had their June 2012 food drive. More...

Kimberly Harris Graduates Academy

Kimberly Harris, of Far Rockaway, graduated from the Academy of Medical Technology on Wednesday, June 27. The academy, located in Far Rockaway, prepares students for careers in health care. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Keep The Beach 128 Street Flag Waving

We understand that, with the best of intentions, the family of a deceased woman who lived on Beach 128 Street for many years put up an “illegal” flagpole and memorial at the beach end of the block. More...

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Obits

Michel Brewi

Cosmetologist

Michel Brewi, a Rockaway resident, died June 21. Brewi was born in Jamaica, New York and moved to Rockaway one year ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a former supervisor at JetBlue for 10 years and a cosmetologist at beauty salons. More...

Tameka Cash

Homemaker

Tameka Cash, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 14. Cash was born in Jacksonville, Florida on February 5, 1973. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Mickey Cash. More...

Colleen F. Docherty

Lifelong Resident

Colleen F. Docherty, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 27. Docherty was born in Manhattan, New York but was a lifelong resident of Rockaway. She worked as an administrative assistant for Dayton Properties and attended St. More...

Mom Pays Tribute To Fallen FF Son At Fundraiser

The annual Tribute Park fundraiser, “Sunset In The Park” lived up to its name last Saturday night, one day after its postponement due to heavy thunderstorms. 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

Wounded Warrior Weekend Arrives July 12

By Nicholas Briano The Wounded Warrior Project will arrive in Rockaway on Thursday, July 12, for a weekend of festivities and water sports as the residents of Rockaway open their doors and hearts to wounded soldiers from around the world. More...

DOE Mum On School Excessing

Some Local Teachers Out On The Street

The scene was at once touching and wrenching. More...

Parks Rep Put On Spot About Beach, Boardwalk

Preview Of Beach 108 Park Presented For Consideration

Members of the Rockaway community took their complaints about the condition of Rockaway’s beaches direct to the source this week. More...

Business News

The Bayhouse

A Casual Dining Spot Right On The Beach, Now In It’s Tenth Year

Dreaming of a romantic beachside wedding or other special event? Bay House specializes in on-premises and off-premises catering, with prices for hot and cold buffets. Please check out our prices. More...

Columnists

New Kid On The Boardwalk

Y’s Stay – Active Summer

The new Rockaways YMCA at Arverne-by-the-Sea is rapidly taking shape. The contractors are now starting to erect steel for the pool, the community rooms and for the basement. Preparation work is being done for electrical and plumbing. More...

East End Matters

Inclusion: Special Ed Children Do Not Equal Problem Children

In The Wave’s May 15 editorial “If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix It,” this newspaper wrote about its objection to the new inclusion policy the Department of Education has announced for special education students in the city More...

The Rockaway Beat

Putting Question Mark On The Self-Esteem Movement

It took a teacher to finally question the movement that has devastated the psyches of an entire generation, the self-esteem movement that has permeated our schools and our sports, a movement that says that a child is special whether he or she is or n More...

Sports

Little League Playoffs Bring Thrills and Upsets

In between Mother Nature’s raindrops and lightning bolts, the boys and girls of Rockaway Little League battled hard, producing exciting wins and heartbreaking defeats. Four division titles will be decided tomorrow on Super Saturday. More...

Rockaway Advances To Little League District Championship

The Rockaway Little League 10 and under district team defeated Rosedale 8-2 on Saturday, June 23 and Ozone Park / Howard Beach 9-5 on Tuesday, June 26 to advance to the championship round of the Little League District 27 10 and Under tournament. More...

NY Novas Advance To Junior Olympic Regional

On the same day that Ashton Eaton set the world record in the decathlon during the U.S. Olympic trials at Hayward Field, many young athletes throughout the metro area gathered at St. More...

Letters

Set The Record Straight

Dear Editor, The “Flagpole Incident” as reported by the Wave last week and responded to in the ‘Bag of Mail’ should be explained from beginning to end in order to set the record straight: More...

101 Pct Frustration

Dear Editor, After living in Rockaway for 21+ years and taking advantage of the wonderful year round recreational activities available here, I am sorry to say that an experience I had this past Friday evening with detectives from the 101st Precinct h More...

Abomination

Dear Editor,I was retired (involuntarily) from the U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve after some 30+ years of service in 2001. During all that time, I heard our nation’s colors called lots of things: “Old Glory”, “the Red, White, and Blue”, More...


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