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Saturday Night Shooting

On Saturday, September 21, at approximately 10:55 p.m. a. woman was shot in front of 21-09 Dix Avenue in Far Rockaway. The woman, described as Hispanic by police, was shot once in the right forearm and grazed once on the right side of her stomach. More...

101 Commander Warns Of Car Thefts

Residents were warned to lock their cars and take their valuables with them as they learned six vehicles were stolen within the confines of the 101st Precinct in the last month. More...

Stick Up At 97th Street Concession

As The Wave was going to press, late news came in that three gun wielding masked men came through the back door at the Beach 97th Street concession and made off with $9000 after closing time on Sunday evening. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

New World Order

I’m not saying – I said I’m not saying – that women talk more on the phone while driving than men. Maybe that’s up for debate. I know, I know things get tricky when you make those broad (no pun intended! More...

Beachcomber

Bill de Blasio ran on the theme of a Tale of Two Cities. A die hard Wave reader offered her own take: it is a tale of two cities -- those who've forgotten about the effects of Sandy, and those who live with it every day. More...

Broad Channel Bits

You can take Channel people out of Broad Channel, but not out of the supermarket. Traveling back from Fort Tilden last Saturday night, it seemed like a good evening for ice cream. More...

Sports

SFDS Schoolyard Gets Makeover

The St. Francis de Sales schoolyard on Beach 129th Street was a disaster relief center in the months after Sandy. Before that it was better known as a basketball mecca and town gathering place. More...

Joseph “Mack" Williams: More Than A Boxer

If you grow up in Far Rockaway there are many obstacles you have to overcome to survive. You always hear about the violence and crime that are rampant in this impoverished community. In the midst of this darkness there is a light. More...

Ravens Winning Weekend

The Rockaway Ravens 8th grade All Americans football team traveled to Jamaica, Queens to face The Jamaica Bulldogs. After being up 20- 0, injuries plagued the Ravens. More...

BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A RALLY --

STOP FEMA NOW in Broad Channel at NOON.

There is strength in numbers.  Our communities cannot afford flood premiums of 10 and 20 and 30 ! Thousand dollars a year.  Rockaway people must be heard !  American Legion Hall - 209 Cross Bay Blvd   More...

A Civic Duty

Rally On Saturday Is For All

It’s already a law. And now comes the bill. But first, there’s a rally. There’s a rally to repeal, amend or delay the law known as the Biggert-Waters Act More...

Boardwalk Design Team Says Hello

Just days after a Community Board meeting, at which the Parks Department introduced its new design team for the boardwalk rebuild, Parks Department hosted the first of three community design meetings for Rockaway. More...

Community

Whale, Whale, Whale, What Do We Have Here!

Your eyes aren’t fooling you if you’ve been down to the beach over the past two weeks. It looks like Rockaway has some new visitors that are causing quite the commotion in the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Church Volunteers Remove Sandy Debris From The Bay

More than two hundred volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God in New York joined the American Littoral Society on Sunday, September 22nd, to remove roughly ten tons of debris left on the coastline since Hurricane Sandy’s damage More...

$10,000 Donation To Broad Channel Vollies

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department received a $10,000 check from the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) on Friday, August 23rd. More...

Milestones

Giardelli And Brugess

Melissa Giardelli recently became engaged to Joseph Brugess. Giardelli is the daughter of Rita and Jack Conneely and Leonard Giardelli of Broad Channel. Brugess, son of JoAnn and Thomas Brugess, is from Glendale, Queens. More...

Editorial/Opinion

An Urgent Matter

The people who drove us into the Biggert-Waters ditch are the only ones who can drive us out. We need our legislators to get to work. Biggert-Waters is the law that will crush communities across the country unless immediate action is taken. More...

Letters

Reps Endorse

Dear Neighbor, October 1st is an important day here in the Rockaways, because we have a chance to elect a Public Advocate who will fight for our families – Daniel Squadron. Rockaway residents know what it feels like to be ignored by City Hall. More...

A Do As I Say Prez

Dear Editor: More...

Stolen Flag Infuriates

Dear Editor: More...

Obits

Deacon Alfred A. Campbell

Real Estate

Deacon Alfred A. Campbell, a real estate worker, died on September 4th at age 60. More...

Gertrude Anne Intrabartola

Homemaker/Bookkeeper

Gertrude Anne Intrabartola, a homemaker and bookkeeper for Channel Drive Service Station, died on September 24th. Originally coming from Cambria Heights, she married and came to Rockaway 63 years ago. More...

Sara Margotta

Secretary

Sara (aka Sally) Margotta, a secretary, died on September 22nd at age 91. A Belle Harbor resident for more than 15 years, Margotta is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Jane Marino and son-in law, Joseph F. Marino. More...


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