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TrapBag Barriers

The TrapBag barriers are coming. More...

Weiner Wants To Be Mayor

Anthony Weiner officially announced his candidacy for Mayor by releasing a Youtube video. The video, shot in his old Brooklyn neighborhood, stresses his concern for a shrinking middle class in New York City. More...

New Arrest In School Theft

On Thursday, May 16th, detectives from the 100th Precinct announced the arrest of yet another suspect in the post-Sandy theft of computers and classroom equipment from Scholars’ Academy. According to police, John Norbury Jr. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

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“THE GREAT GATSBY” – LEO’S TITANIC TRY

It is easy to see why actor Leonardo DiCaprio is drawn to Jay Gatsby. More...

Sports

Gilberto Comes To Bat For The Wave

Gerard Gilberto is covering sports The Wave this summer. He is joining The Wave in the summer of 2013 to cover sports on all sides of the peninsula. More...

JCCRP Youth Basketball A Slam Dunk

When a passion for basketball meets a dedicated group of Rockaway people, great things happen. Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCC RP) has been providing non-sectarian services to the community since 1972. More...

Gallagher Sisters Shatter Records

Bishop Kearney High School students Tessy and Jackie Gallagher of Belle Harbor, recently shattered previous school records in the 1500 and 3000 meter races. More...

Letters

National Parks Anti-Community

Dear Editor: There were letters in last week's Wave from Ronald Crozier and Robert Koster dealing with the National Park Service and Riis Park and Fort Tilden. I couldn't agree with them more More...

Lew’s The Man

Dear Editor: It's about time that the Queens County Democrats recognize Lew Simon as a viable candidate who can win the city council seat in November. Lew Simon has always been a district leader who cares about his community and its people. More...

Ghost Of Robert Moses

Dear Editor: In 2003 New York City sold Robert Moses’ last unfinished project, the Arverne Urban Renewal Area (AURA) in Rockaway, to Benjamin Beachwood LLC. More...

Rockapulco!

Ready Or Not - Summer Season Starts

Yes, it’s going to be different but don’t look now: the 2013 summer season is here. In this, the First Summer After Sandy, there will be a mix of old, new, and not quite ready. More...

Memorial Day Parades Set

On Monday, May 27th the American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post #272 will host its annual Memorial Day Parade. The day will commence with a memorial mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church on Beach 129th Street. More...

Community

From The Parks Commissioner

On Friday, we mark an important annual ritual: the Memorial Day weekend opening of Rockaway Beach. More...

Beach Walls Appear

Crews started installing the long-sought beach walls at Beach 149th Street. The walls will run from Beach 149th to Beach 126th Street. More...

Memorial Garden And Friendships Flourish

A group of friends and neighbors who’ve been maintaining Memorial Circle on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 121st Street for decades gathered last Saturday for their annual planting and spruce-up event. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

I’m not the only one thinking the spring is cold and nasty. You see the trees? Some have buds on them but barely so. It’s like they’re putting their toes in the water. Little babies. More...

Are Residential Parking Permits The Answer?

IDEAS WANTED Rockaway

For this week’s column I decided to focus on ideas that might help alleviate Rockaway’s self-imposed parking problem. More...

Beachcomber

New flood maps were supposed to be issued “mid-May” and Rockaway was going to be the first area to receive them. (According to FEMA). We’re still waiting. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Memorial Day 2013

Like so many holidays, the meaning of Memorial Day is too often overshadowed by store sales, mini-vacations, celebrations and other events. While parades seem to grow smaller each year we urge you not to forget why this day is celebrated. More...

Returning The Favor

The tornado that ripped through Oklahoma is yet another reminder that life is precious and Mother Nature is a force that we have to contend with. More...

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Obits

Sammy Delaney

Union Delegate

Sammy Delaney, a Union Delegate for Local 32BJ, died on May 20th. Born in Belfast, Ireland, Delaney was an avid fisherman and a Rockaway resident for more than 40 years. Delaney is preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Delaney. More...

Judith Ann Greene-Hall

Postal Worker

Judith Ann Greene-Hall, a U.S. Post Office employee, died on May 4th at age 70. A Rockaway resident for more than 70 years, Greene-Hall was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Arverne. More...

Marion Grogan

Homemaker

Marion Grogan, a homemaker, died on May 21st at age 91. A Rockaway resident for more than 75 years, she was a member of the St. Camillus Golden Age Club. Grogan is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent and son, Michael. More...


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