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Staff Brings Charges Against FR Principal

Special Investigator Opens Probe

The special commissioner of investigations for the New York City school district has confirmed that staffers in a Far Rockaway school have brought serious financial and other charges against their school’s principal and that the commissioner ha More...

Addabbo And Ulrich In Tight Race

By Nicholas Briano A new Siena Poll released on Monday shows Councilmember Eric Ulrich and State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. are statistically neck and neck in the upcoming race for the State Senate seat in the west end of Rockaway. More...

FF Union Bristles Over Lack Of Physical Test

For the first time in nearly half a century, there is no competitive physical test to qualify as a New York City firefighter, and that has many firefighters and their union fuming about the recent rulings of Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis. More...

Milestones

Correll, 106, Among Those Celebrating Birthday

Councilman James Sanders Jr. and his chief of staff, Donovan Richards, join in a birthday party celebrating the 2012 birthdays of residents of 1430 Gateway Boulevard late last month. More...

Mega Food Drive Saturday At Waldbaum’s

The 100 Precinct Community Council will be holding a food drive this Saturday, October 13 in the Waldbaum’s parking lot right at the entrance of Waldbaum’s. More...

YMCA Construction Keeps Going

The highly anticipated Y construction is proceeding as scheduled with an expected fall 2013 opening date. The facility will be located at the corner of Beach 73 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Merit Matters

At one time, merit mattered to Americans. That was the American dream. If you were good and you persevered, then you could achieve. Now, things seem to have changed considerably. When once the American dream was merit, it now seems to be diversity. More...

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Letters

National Debt Up

Dear Editor, Did anyone notice that as the Democratic Party national convention nominates President Obama for a second term, that our national debt now exceeds $16 trillion! More...

RBCA Needs A Revival

Dear Editor, I just got my notice of a Rockaway Beach Civic Association (RBCA) meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Beach 90 Street. More...

Wave Dishonors Political Process

Dear Editor, The Wave was absolutely right to encourage us to honor the political process by casting an informed vote this November. More...

Out Of Adult Homes By December

Mentally Ill To Supportive Living Units

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state’s Office of Mental Health don’t think that adult homes are the proper place for the mentally ill. More...

Community

Shevy’s Ride For JD Reaches South Dakota

9/26/12 Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Rapid City, South Dakota More...

St. Edmunds Students Receive IB Diplomas

St. Edmund Preparatory High School is proud to announce the 2012 International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipients. The five courageous and forward-thinking students are Carine Alexis, Bruno Merisier, Kelly Rawdon, Nastasha Smith and Nicholas Zaza. More...

Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Flu season is upon us, bringing with it new strains of the virus. So now is the time to brush up on all the flu-fighting facts. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

We were surprised last week when we were watching a Yankee game on the YES Network when who popped up in a political advertisement for State Senate candidate Eric Ulrich but 100 Precinct Community Council president Danny Ruscillo. More...

From The Artists Studio

Halloween, Theater Workshop – Kids/Teens, InkSplash Extended

InkSplash eligibility for artworks has been expanded to include pen and ink, original giclée prints, photos, and original printing. New deadline for submission: Sunday, October 14, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. More...

It’s My Turn

A Clean Joke That Will Make You Bristle

Bureaucrats have an excuse for everything. Nowadays for not providing services on the city political level it is the economy. More...

Sports

H.S. Roundup: Scholars’ Seek To Make Title Run

Scholars’ Academy has one mission this season. That is to get to the PSAL Class B girls volleyball championship game after falling in the semifinals last year to Leon Goldstein. More...

Gallagher Sisters Win Medals At NYC Mayor’s Cup

Congratulations go to Bishop Kearney’s freshmen cross-country team on their outstanding performance at the NYC Mayor’s Cup held last Saturday. The race was held over the rugged hills of Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. More...

Rockaway Rugby Fisheads Thrash Montauk Sharks

An overcast day in Fort Tilden turned out to be an outstanding day for the Fisheads as they handed Montauk their first loss in three years. Early this season, Rockaway lost to Montauk away on a tiny pitch in the Hampton Bays. More...

Obits

Latichisa Tawanna Brown-Eke

Homemaker

Latichisa Tawanna Brown-Eke, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 29. Brown-Eke was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 13, 1977. She was a Rockaway resident for more than 10 years. More...

Terry Croft

NYC TLC

Terry Croft, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 25. Croft was born in Harlem, New York on October 19, 1948. She was a Rockaway resident for more than 15 years and worked for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. More...

Phyllis Egan

Homemaker

Phyllis Egan, 81, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 8. Egan was born in Limerick City, Ireland. She lived in Rockaway since 1982 after relocating from Glendale, New York. She was a member of St. Camillus Church. More...


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