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Design Comp For Arverne East

Déjà vu All Over Again

And now, even the last frontier, is getting attention in the post-Sandy era. More...

Top Stories

Report - NYC Sandy Rebuilding Flawed

The Alliance for a Just Rebuilding (AJR), a citywide “coalition of community, faith, labor, environmental and policy organizations,” released a new report which, according to the group, exposes major flaws in the City’s Action Plan More...

Richards Addresses Priorities For Constituents

After being declared the winner of the closely contested special election for councilman from the 31st district last month, Donovan Richards hit the ground running and has already laid out his priorities for the people he serves. More...

Verizon Promises Ocean Bay Full Service

After being called on the carpet for failing to restore service to all of its customers at Ocean Bay Houses since Superstorm Sandy, Verizon has announced service to the entire housing development will be restored before the end of the month. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

You know, there’s mortal danger to having a Rockaway or Brooklyn sense of humor. It’s the kind of thing that can get you hit by a car. More...

Slice of Life

Over the last few months I have enjoyed writing this column. I especially love when people actually tell me they get a good chuckle while having their coffee on a Friday morning. More...

Beachcomber

Anthony Weiner emailed us after the big story about him mulling a race for mayor came out in the NY Times and caused such a hullabaloo. Weiner wrote: “So we have 32 interview requests as of this morning, and zero from The Wave. Sigh.” More...

Sports

Rockaway Rugby Retakes The Pitch

Rockaway Rugby U13 scored with an impressive victory at Pelham on Sunday, April 14th. Rockaway U13 and Rockaway U15 will play this Sunday, April 21st, at Aviator Sports and Events Center, at Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Rockaway Outdoors

Sunday morning aboard the Jamaica Bay charter boat Karen Ann Rob and I decided to do a little pre-season bass excursion. Well, little it was. There were virtually no signs of life to be seen. More...

Ken & Jen’s Fitness Forum

We’re Jen Font de Bon & Kenny Peña, More...

Letters

Lifeguard Station Option

Dear Editor: Allow me to make a prediction for Rockaway this 2013 beach season: Seven new $4 million lifeguard stations and not enough money to hire lifeguards. “Different budgets” someone in government will say. More...

That’s Not News

Dear Editor: In reply to Mr. Grabowski’s letter about The Wave “NOT” reporting a shooting in Hammels on 3/27/13… My question to Mr. More...

Lots To Learn About FEMA

Dear Editor: I learned a lot of things at the Community Board meeting. The average person still has no idea what the ramifications are of FEMA’s policies (NY and NJ residents). More...

Come Meet Mayor Hopefuls

Lew Simon's Club Hosts Contenders

William THOMPSON Christine QUINN John LIU  Bill deBLASIO Sal ALBANESE Erick SALGADO CANDIDATES FORUM  Good Government Regular Democratic Club  Thursday April 25 7:30 PM SHARP More...

Great News? Maybe

Flood Maps To Reflect “Reduced Risk”

The Advisory Flood Maps issued in January which blanketed all of Rockaway and Broad Channel in flood zones marked A and V – the two costliest zones – are being changed and many areas will reflect “reduced risk.” What does that More...

MTA Cuts "A" Shuttle

Pols Rage - MTA: Peak Hours Better

By Miriam Rosenberg  At a press conference in Far Rock-away on Friday, city and state politi-cians, along with union representa-tives announced that the MTA was planning to reduce the shuttle bus service between the Mott Avenue subway station an More...

Community

From Rockaway To Kenya: The Road To Happiness

OPEN MIC An Occasional Feature...

If you’ve never met them, you’d think the story of Phil and Rachel West is the plot of a romantic movie fused with spectacular imagery of the exotic nature we’ve come to associate with Africa. More...

Tax Lien Assistance Meeting Set For Monday

Do you owe taxes on your property or on water or sewer? Have these debts put you in danger of losing your home? On April 22nd a tax lien assistance and informational event will be held at the Far Rockaway office of Councilman Donovan Richards. More...

Rockaway Beach Civic:

Join Us!

The Rockaway Beach Civic Association issued an invitation to “all members and residents who live between Beach 79th and Beach 108th Streets” to “join us at the MOMA VW Dome 2 at Shore Front and Beach 94th for light refreshments, cam More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“ADMISSION” – DENY

Back in her student days, comedic actress Tina Fey was rejected for enrollment in the prestigious Princeton University. “Admission,” her new film, is payback. It had one collegeage audience member fleeing in fear from the theater. More...

Indaculture: New Orleans ...and B.B. Kings

The versatile and popular band known as Indaculture, well appreciated in the Rockaways, has been expanding their reach to the wider world beyond the peninsula. More...

Milestones

Endall A Math Bee Finalist

James Endall, a third grader at St. Rose of Lima and an Arverne By The Sea resident, is going to the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan finals for their annual Math Bee. More...

Local Couple Wins Dream Wedding Package

A local couple was able to see something positive come out of Hurricane Sandy. Mary Ann Opperman and Jason Rivera were given a generous award from the Wedding Rescue Team which will help them have their dream wedding. More...

Editorial/Opinion

New Flood Maps

This could be huge. We are slightly hesitant to celebrate about the news that FEMA will be issuing flood maps that are far more favorable to Rockaway, Broad Channel, and Breezy Point. More...

Simple Idea For Community Input

There was an announcement about a Design Competition for Arverne East, an 80 acre site that has lain fallow for decades. The developers spearheading the competition are aiming high hoping it becomes a prototype for international designs everywhere. More...

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Obits

Cecilia Hunt

Homemaker

Cecilia Hunt, a homemaker, died on March 28th at age 75. More...

Ernest Lamison

Butcher

Ernest Lamison, a butcher, died on April 4th at age 88. A Rockaway resident for more than 60 years, Lamison served in the US Navy during WWII and he was a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Lamar Moore-Albert

Lamar L. Moore-Albert died on March 30th at 19 days old. More...


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