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BHPOA Needs Your Signature

The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association has launched a new online petition that they hope will go a long way in convincing local lawmakers that the need for a hospital to serve the western end of the peninsula is a crisis that must be addressed More...

PHC Contents Go For $1.3 Mil

Expenses For Sale Reach $150,000

A 2011 Philips Brightview Dual Head Nuclear Camera with Cardiac Trigger Monitor 3000, Intuitive Flat Screen Monitor with Remote Control went for a cool $100,000. More...

Feds Search Medical Facility

Federal agents executed a search warrant last Friday at a Far Rockaway medical clinic on suspicions that the office is engaging in a Medicare fraud scheme, federal officials told The Wave this week. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Charlie Daniels Comes To Westbury

The Charlie Daniels Band, with special guests The Commander Cody Band, performs at Westbury on Saturday, September 8 at 8 p.m. More...

Milestones

Tim David Wins Golden Pig Title

The Dayton Towers community held their third annual “Rib-Off” with much success and fanfare. More...

Wendy’s Says Goodbye To Rockaway

Wendy’s restaurant, located along Beach Channel Drive across from the Waldbaum’s shopping center, abruptly closed their doors last Tuesday at the end of business. More...

McCartney Coaches Kids To Victory

Steven McCartney, the operator of the successful “Rockaway Walks,” the free exercise classes on the Rockaway boardwalk, recently coached a group of kids in swimming to first place for the More...

Editorial/Opinion

Six-Story Hotel Inappropriate

The choice of Edgemere for a transient hotel to house flight crews and passengers on layover at John F. Kennedy Airport is a curious one. More...

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Letters

Speak Up Rockaway!

Dear Editor, Being a local professional and longtime Rockaway resident, I have seen many changes within this community and have some serious concerns for the future of our community. I would like to voice my opinion on quite a disturbing issue. More...

Clean Your House

Dear Editor, The real question everyone misses concerning a municipal scandal which involves $1 billion in federal aid currently unspent by the New York City Housing Authority is how NYC has managed the $20 billion plus post 9/11 aid as well as the More...

A Request For All Your Traffic Officers

The following letter was sent to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan of the Department of Transportation. Dear Madam Commissioner, Based on the events described below, I request that you instruct and require the following of all your traffic officers: More...

Community

JASA Gives Senior Couple New Life

According to 90-year-old Esther Rabinowitz, JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) helped save her husband’s life. More...

Gateway To Host ‘New Vision’ Meeting

This one might really turn out to be a meeting rather than a meet and greet. Officials at the Gateway National Recreation Area have invited Rockaway residents to “help plan Gateway’s future at a General Management Plan Open House.” More...

New HS Opening At Stella Maris Site

Starting just after Labor Day, Martin De Porres High School, a private not-for-profit special education school, will be relocating from Rosedale, Queens to the former Stella Maris High School building in Rockaway Park. More...

Columnists

It’s My Turn

Labor Day Celebrates The Uniqueness Of US Labor

Neal Tepel is a retiree and former member of AFSCME District Council 1707, AFM, CSA, OSA, and UFT. He continues to be an activist for worker rights. See laborpress.org. More...

From The Artists Studio

ArtSPLASH On The Brink

Rockaway Artists Alliance is holding an ArtSPLASH Fundraiser to benefit RAA programming. The festive evening takes place Saturday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery in the Rockaway Center for the Arts in Fort Tilden. More...

Beachcomber

Two weeks ago, we wrote that Peninsula Preparatory Academy (PPA) was going to open its doors in September “pending a judge’s ruling” as to whether or not the city’s DOE can shut it down for poor performance. More...

Sports

Far Rockaway Has Optimistic Outlook For New Campaign

There is an air of optimism so far permeating throughout the varsity football training camp at Far Rockaway Educational Campus. Head coach Walt Wilkerson is looking for his team to climb up the PSAL Cup Division standings this season. More...

Rockaway Cadets 10 Advance To Championship

The Cadets 10 baseball team fought their way to the finals of the NY Travel Baseball – Cub American division by finishing 1-1 in the round robin portion of the playoffs. More...

Express Train Derailed In Travel Championship

The Express stormed their way through the NY Travel Baseball - Cub National playoffs, sweeping all three games in the round robin portion, but ran into a hot pitcher in the championship game last Tuesday where they lost to the Brooklyn Bandits 8-1. More...

Obits

Ramisha Bailey

Security Guard

Ramisha Bailey, a lifelong Far Rockaway resident, died August 19. Bailey was born in Far Rockaway on September 23, 1976 and worked as a security guard. She was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Bronx, New York. More...

Vernice Credell

Verizon Phone Company

Vernice Credell, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 19.Credell was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 25, 1943. She worked for Verizon Phone Company and lived in Rockaway for 15 years. More...

Luzette DeFaria

Administrative Aide

Luzette DeFaria, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 22. DeFaria was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved from the Brownsville neighborhood to Rockaway 35 year ago. She worked as an administrative aide for the New York City Transit Police. More...


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