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Bill Thompson Wants Rockaway’s Vote For Mayor

Walks Back Flood Plains Statement

William (Bill) Thompson is running for Mayor and wants Rockaway support. Thompson, who ran against Mayor Bloomberg in 2009, came to The Wave on Monday to make his case. More...

Avella, Boro Candidate, Supports Rockaway Line

On Monday, State Senator Tony Avella joined Rockaway residents at a press conference supporting the revitalization of the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Line to provide the peninsula much needed transportation alternatives. More...

Sand Replenishment Begins

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer stopped by Rockaway last weekend to announce the sand is coming. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

6 Day Vacay

Katie Honan stops reading at the word “lance.” So I’ll catch up with you later, Honan. A couple of people wanted to know, so what happened. More...

IDEAS WANTED

Idea Mondays!

So here’s the idea, put an open invitation out there for idea-minded people to meet up at a different Rockaway watering hole every Monday night. No RSVPs. No cost. No commitments. More...

Beachcomber

After a long fight, 100 Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo was thrilled to learn that security cameras would finally be installed at three locations. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Quinn Should Not Be Elected

We cannot reward politicians whose main talent is for self-interest and self-preservation. Politicians who voted to extend term limits did so to reward themselves. It’s not a matter of whether term limits is a good idea or not. More...

Obits

John F. Gregory

Administrative Supervisor

John F. Gregory, an administrative supervisor for IBM, died on August 1st. More...

Helen M. Lynch

Secretary

Helen M. Lynch, a secretary for Stella Maris High School, died on July 31st at age 92. More...

Patricia Medlin Anderson

Administrative Assistant

Patricia Medlin Anderson, an administrative assistant, died on August 2nd. More...

Community

National Park Service Seeks Public Input

The National Park Service has big plans for Gateway National Recreation Area, including the Jamaica Bay Unit, and they’re seeking public input. More...

Rally at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

Locals will be rallying outside of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital to demand that it stays open and to call for quality healthcare, rebuilding and good jobs at Rockaway’s only remaining hospital. More...

Wave Critic Wins First Prize at Film Fest

The Wave’s very own film critic and author of MovieScope, Robert M. Snyder and his brother, Philip Snyder, won First Prize for their short, “A Farewell to Arm,” in the Yellow Ape Film Festival at the Cinema Arts Centre. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Moviescope

“THE ATTACK” – MIDEAST DOCTOR’S DILEMMA

Cranking up the stalled Mideast peace process isn’t going to be helped by “The Attack.” The film puts a fairminded Arab surgeon squarely in the center of the moral divide between Israeli and Palestinian loyalties. More...

Sports

RBVL Concludes Regular Season

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League completed the 2013 regular season Wednesday night and played under some weather that could have gone either way and thankfully went either way but not to Riis Park. More...

Rockaway Old Timers Reunion

The 5th Annual Rockaway Old Timers Reunion game was held at Bayswater Park on Saturday, July 27th. Organizers Robert Shabazz and Al ‘Sugar Bear’ Jackson hosted this year’s event. More...

Running News

Listen up, runners. Coming up just around the curve is the Labor Day Half Marathon on Saturday, August 31st at 8 a.m. The event is part of the Rocapulco Rockaway Running Series. Race day number pick up will be from 7 - 7:45 a.m. More...

Letters

Character Counts

Dear Editor: You’ve got to be kidding. Hope he (Weiner) doesn’t text someone in your family next! See how you feel about putting that editorial aside then. I think character counts and I’m sorry you don’t. PAT JOHNSON More...

Rockaway Love

Dear Editor: I love Rockaway Beach, even the sand. More...

Reasonableness Needed

Dear Editor: I read with interest the letter by Andy Lauro. He is absolutely correct. In the early 70's I was a lifeguard at the Beach 106th Street shack. I sat guard on Beach 101st and Beach 98th Street. More...


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