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‘This Administration Has No Honor’

Running For State Senate, Sanders Blasts Bloomberg

Councilmember James Sanders Jr., as he prepares for a potential early exit from the City Council he’s served on since 2002, had some strong words this week for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with whom he once sided on many issues. More...

RAA Gets ‘Cooperative’ No Cost Agreement

NPS: Group Has ‘Mutually-Shared Mission’

While youth sports groups continue to negotiate leases that will cost them thousands of dollars a year with the National Park Service and officials from Gateway National Recreation Area, the Rockaway Artists Alliance has quietly closed a deal that wi More...

Outbreak Of Gun Incidents Mar Summer

Remember to duck if you see somebody with a gun. This summer has seen not an uptick, but a cascade of shooting incidents, both citywide and on the Rockaway peninsula, statistics recently released by the NYPD show. More...

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From The Artists Studio

Camp News, Final Weekend ‘5 Boros,’ ‘The Salon Show’

Camp kidsmART celebrates the 2012 season with a salute to the fifty states. Each day campers learn history, geography and other fascinating facts about one of the states and listen to music by musicians from the state or in the style of the region. More...

Simon says...

For once in a long time Rockaway wins something good. The much needed sand replenishment for the Rockaway Beach and Rockaway Park communities will finally be delivered. More...

Rock Solid

Starbucks Arrives On The Rock – In A Way

They’ve finally made their way along the North Atlantic Flyway. Starbucks cups have arrived on the Rock! More...

Sports

Runners Celebrate Graybeards Run

It was a beautiful night last Friday for the 10th Annual Graybeards Family Run. Everyone enjoyed a fun evening in the St. Francis schoolyard, after nearly 400 runners took part in the various races. More...

Express Rolls On Until Rain Halts Show

The Rockaway Express continued their winning ways last week with a win in the New York Travel summer league and a victory in the Southern Grand Slam Baseball Tournament. More...

Rain Can’t Block Night Of Beach Volleyball Spikes

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League watched the rain fall all day Wednesday and players did reverse rain dances at home to stop the precipitation. By 6 p.m., the gods had listened and cleared the air for volleyball action. More...

Letters

No Crime Too Small

Dear Editor, As a Far Rockaway resident, I am writing this letter to express my concern with the poor treatment I received at the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway, NY. More...

Regarding Principal Munro

Dear Editor, This email is in response to a recent New York Daily News regarding Waterside School for Leadership, Rockaway Park, principal Ms. Linda T. Munro. It was with great dismay that I read that article in the NY Daily News. More...

Friends Of LaGuardia Airport

Dear Editor, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is taking notice of a serious problem in the New York City area. The threat of bird strikes against airplanes is very real and growing because bird populations around our airports are on the rise. More...

Graybeards Family Run Hosts Tots, Tweens, Teens And Adults

The Graybeards held its annual Family Run on Friday evening, July 27 on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129 Street. More...

Community

Rockaway Park High School Goes To Broadway

SPECIAL TO THE WAVE

Forty-five lucky students from Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability attended a production of the Tony Award winning musical FELA! on July 18. More...

EPA Scientists Visit Jamaica Bay

Last week the high school students and interns in the RWA summer program joined Tasha Frazier, Paula Zevin and the EPA crew aboard the “Clean Waters” vessel for an unforgettable day on Ja More...

CBB Lane Closures Continue Until Nov.

One lane will be closed in each direction most Saturdays at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge for work related to the $17 million project to rehabilitate the concrete piers beneath the bridge. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

‘Hamlet’ Production Christens Beach 17 Street Stage

A production of “Hamlet” christened the new stage at Far Rockaway East Park, formerly known at O’Donohue Park, on Beach 17 Street and Seagirt Boulevard last Sunday night. More...

Feed The Hungry Benefit Concert 8/14

Live Nation is pleased to present Little Feat and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes in a Concert to Feed the Hungry on Long Island on Tuesday, August 14. More...

Milestones

30” Fish Caught

Paul Ehret and John Wallace caught a 30-inch 9-pound fish at Roxbury, on Thursday, July 26. Skinned and cut into fillets and steaks, the whole-round catch is large enough to serve 10-18 people. More...

Patrylo Turns Seven

Nicholas Patrylo of Inwood turned seven years old on July 29. His birthday was celebrated at the house of his grandparents, John and Peggy Patrylo of Bayswater. More...

Rockaway W.I.S.H Raises Awareness

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder joins members of Rockaway W.I.S.H. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Peninsula Hospital Center Closure: Pain For Rockaway; $ For Lawyers

There has got to be something wrong with a bankruptcy court system where the only winners in the game are the lawyers who sit in the middle and take money from all sides. More...

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Obits

Napolean Battle

Security Officer

Napolean Battle, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 7. Battle was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 29, 1957. He was a security officer who lived in Rockaway for more than 10 years. More...

Frank Buco

Mutual Clerk

Frank Buco, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 30. Buco was born in Manhattan, New York. He moved to Rockaway 17 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. Buco was a mutual clerk for the NYS Racing Association. More...

Anne Curley

Paraprofessional

Anne Curley, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 28. Curley was born in Edenton, North Carolina. She moved to Rockaway in 1966 from Brooklyn, New York and worked as a paraprofessional for P.S. 146. More...


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