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Huntley Goes Out With A Splurge

You would think that after being arrested and indicted on serious charges, State Senator Shirley Huntley would prefer to keep a low profile in her last days in office. More...

Burglaries Persist Throughout Peninsula

Even though many Rockaway residents have returned home and the street lights have gone on throughout the peninsula, incidents of burglary continue throughout the peninsula. More...

Rockaway Tolls Increase

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board of directors voted on Wednesday on a series of fare and toll increases for the buses, subways and commuter bridges in the region, impacting those Rockaway residents who commute either by public tr More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“ARGO” - HOLLYWOOD TO THE RESCUE

It’s not surprising that actor/director Ben Affleck had no problem selling the idea of his new film, “Argo.” In it, Hollywood plays a major role in rescuing six Americans during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Now Comes The Hard Part

It has been more than six weeks since the storm surge came out of the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay and joined to wreck havoc on the Rockaway peninsula. The days after the storm went by quickly and left us in shock and disbelief. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Best Of Luck Howie

For more than 11 years Howard Schwach sat at the helm of the editorial post of The Wave. He covered all the major events in Rockaway and some minor ones as well. You saw him at the St. Patrick Day Parade, and little league games. More...

Obits

Patricia A. McCurry

Bank Employee

Patricia A. McCurry, a Rockaway Beach resident from 1969 to 2002, died on September 30 at age 78. Born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, McCurry moved from Rockaway to Bear Creek, Florida in 2002. More...

James L. Higgins

FDNY Chief Dispatcher

James L. Higgins, a Rockaway Beach resident of 50 years, died on December 18 at age 58. Higgins was a Chief Fire Alarm Dispatcher for the FDNY and also a longtime employee of the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. More...

Beach 116 Coming Back - Perhaps

The raging waters that rose from both the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay inundated the great majority of the stores that make up the west end shopping area centering on Beach 116 Street. More...

Community

Playground Seal Returns

This ground level seal was the center of attraction for many children past and present at the Beach 106/107 Street beachfront playground. More...

Sorrentino Hosts Double Dutch Tournament

The Sorrentino Recreation Center, a part of New York City Parks and Recreation, will hold its 22nd Annual Holiday Festival Double Dutch Tournament on Wednesday, December 26. More...

Westchester 5K Run For Rockaway Victims

In just three short weeks, Casey O’Connor motivated her home community of Crestwood, New York in Westchester County to hold its first 5K run ever and to donate the money to Rockaway victims of Superstorm Sandy. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Alternate side parking rules in Community Board 14 (Rockaway and Broad Channel) were reinstated this week by the city. The parking restrictions had been suspended indefinitely in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. More...

It’s My Turn

Too Soon, Or Too Late?

After the Columbine massacre, many said it was too soon for a discussion about gun control in this country. After Virginia Tech, Tucson, and Aurora, we heard the same thing. More...

School Scope

What Were We Thinking?

Here’s hoping everyone is recovering as best they can. I’m so glad The Wave has come through this. Seeing it out again is a clear sign we are moving towards the new normal. More...

Letters

Not Government’s Concern

Dear Editor,This past December 5 marked the 78th Anniversary of the Repeal of the 18th Amendment. This act previously repealed outlawing the production and consumption of alcohol. Fast forward to today. More...

My View Of Rockaway

Dear Editor, Ever since I saw the 60 Minutes piece on how the hurricane wreaked havoc and destroyed the Rockaways and specifically Belle Harbor I could not get the place out of mind. More...

Schools Need Armed Security

Dear Editor, The recent tragedy at a Connecticut school shooting points out the need for stronger security measures to help prevent or mitigate loss of life at our schools. More...


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