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Rockaway Rallies For Transportation

Demanding better transportation options for the Rockaways and Broad Channel, more than 60 people gathered near the Beach 116th Street subway station on Sunday, July 21st. More...

Child Grabber Arraigned

Forty-five year old Angel Esteves was arraigned in Queens County Criminal Court on charges relating to his attempt to grab a two-year old child off the beach at Beach 84th Street. More...

Beach 116th Street Group Seeks Director

A new business group is seeking an Executive Director. The Beach 116th Street Partnership is an economic development organization representing businesses along Beach 116th St. from Ocean Promenade to Beach Channel Drive. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“Fill The Void” – All In The Family

“Fill the Void” puts a new spin on the dominating mother stereotype. The mother here goes to an unusual extreme to keep her family together: She wants her youngest daughter to marry her just widowed son-in-law. More...

Milestones

Honoring Michael Glover

Lance Corporal Michael D. Glover, United States Marine Corps, will be honored with a street naming on Saturday, August 3rd. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Beach 134th St at the corner of Beach Channel Drive. More...

Sports

RBVL Heads Down the Home Stretch

In 1973 I tore the ligaments in my right knee. I decided against an operation for just one procedure and decided to wait until I injured the knee again. This way I could get two procedures for just one co-pay. More...

Jen’s Fitness Forum

I’m Jen Font de Bon, physical trainer, spinning instructor and nutrition nut from Suncycle Studios. My goal is to help people reach theirs. More...

Rockaway Little League 10U Team Finishes 2nd

The Rockaway Little League (RLL) 10U team advanced further than any previous Rockaway team had ever done but fell just short of their goal of making it to the state tournament. More...

Obits

Brian J. Boyle

Proprietor

Brian J. Boyle, a proprietor of A&B Ambulette, died on July 20th. A Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, coming from Brooklyn, Boyle is preceded in death by his wife, Arlene. More...

Queenie E. Brown

Homemaker

Queenie E. Brown, a homemaker, died on July 21st. More...

James Lennon

Police Officer

James “Buddy” Lennon, a police officer, died on July 17th. A Rockaway Park resident for 82 years, coming from Brooklyn, Lennon served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Brooklyn Criminal Court in 1982. More...

$60 Million More On The Way

Once NY State Figures Out Rockaway

Although New York State has directed most of its energy and monies to counties outside New York City since Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo is now offering significant money to Rockaway and Broad Channel. More...

Boardwalk RFP Issued

Nine months after Sandy shattered or lifted the boardwalk away from the stanchions it rested on, the City is now seeking proposals for design and construction of 4.7 miles of new boardwalk, from Beach 20th street to Beach 126th Street. More...

Community

Jess Klein Earns White House Honor

Jessica Klein, a co-founder of Rockaway Help, an online Sandy information source for Rockaway, received a big honor from the White House. Klein was recognized as a Champion of Change for her civic hacking work. More...

18th Annual Sand Castle Contest Set For July 28th

Get your buckets and shovels ready! The 18th annual Sand Castle Contest is set for Sunday, July 28th. Participants of all ages are welcome to show off their artistic talent on the beach. The contest will be held at noon on Beach 116th Street. More...

Sign Of Recovery

One of the things that Beach 136th Street lost during the hurricane was the sky blue and sand tan painted and carved sign which welcomed all to their community. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

When The News Was Nude

As some have noted, we’re about at the ninth month anniversary of Sandy. Somehow, everybody’s overlooked the year anniversary of another Rockaway event. How did we forget the year anniversary of NO NUDES on the beach?! More...

IDEAS WANTED Rockaway

Independence For The Rock!

Last week’s column floated the idea that Rockaway should secede from New York City. I cited many things that the City has done to hurt the peninsula since we have been under its umbrella for the last 115 years. More...

Beachcomber

Apparently, Rockaway is so cool, Brooklyn wants to claim it as its own. Some photographs outside the Barclay’s Center were on exhibit to highlight that borough’s cool things. One of the photos was of Rockaway surfers. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Community Leaders

Putting aside the issue of potentially crippling flood insurance for a moment – and it can’t be for much more than a moment because it is something we must pay attention to -- there is otherwise great cause for optimism in Rockaway. More...

Letters

See The Comeback!

Dear Editor: I strongly encourage everyone to attend the Rockaway Theater Company's new production of "Rockaway Café 2013: The Comeback." The show is extremely entertaining and filled with so much local talent! More...

That Complicated Case

Dear Editor: I’d like to compliment Ilyassha Shivers for overcoming his concerns and addressing the Zimmerman trial in last week’s Wave. I agree with Mr. Shivers that the trial was destined from the start to be a disaster. More...

Hidden Driveway Hazard

Dear Editor: I often take the kids and dog out for a walk and we often find our way heading down Beach 129th Street. There is a dangerous situation on that block that has not been addressed More...


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