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Honoring One Hundred Years Of Service

“We celebrate one hundred years of service, dedication, commitment and bravery,” NYC Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said as officials, community members, and guests gathered to honor current and former members of Engine 268 and Ladde More...

Eyesore Of The Week

Neighbors say this one was an eyesore before Sandy and is in far worse shape now. The dilapidated building at 113-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard is a place where vagrants and unsavory types convene. More...

Rockaway Beach Man Pleads Guilty

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced that a Rockaway Beach man has pleaded guilty to first-degree rape in connection with his attack on a 62-year-old woman in Rockaway last year. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

The Passive Aggressive Exception

Last week’s column, which really should’ve been called Random Acts of Selfishness, addressed some passive aggressive behavior too many of us engage in. More...

Slice of Life

Thanks

Thanksgiving. I know this column probably should have been last week, but I honestly cannot think that far ahead. If you are a social media person you may have seen people posting things that they are thankful for this year. More...

It’s My Turn

The Boardwalk Cannot Wait

The Parks Department and their contracted vendor CH2M Hill put together what at best could be considered a lackluster presentation to the Board 14 Parks and Recreation committee recently. More...

Letters

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

Dear Editor: The news that the boardwalk won’t be ready until 2017 or 2018 points out to a disconnect between the City and people who live here. More...

Students Should Learn CPR

Dear Editor: Cardiac arrest kills approximately 360,000 people in our country every year. In 2001, my husband was one of them. Joel Drillings was only 56 years old when he died from cardiac arrest at his local health club. More...

One Hundred Years And Counting

The smartly uniformed firefighters of Engine Company 268 and Ladder Company 137 assembled for this March, 1926 photo in front of the firehouse on Beach 116th Street. More...

Air Fresheners Planted

A widespread stink in early October from the Sewage Treatment Plant on Beach Channel Drive, led to calls to 311, visits from local electeds, letters to The Wave and Facebook outrage and disgust. More...

Community

Holiday Fun Begins

Tis The Season

‘Tis the season! With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season has officially begun and Rockaway has plenty of upcoming events to get residents in the spirit. More...

Beacon Nursing Home Thanksgiving

The residents and staff of Beacon Nursing Home, located at 140 Beach 113th Street, held an early Thanksgiving celebration for residents, staff, family, and friends. More...

Penny Social Goes Big

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Penny Social brought in a packed crowd and wall to wall prizes in Broad Channel on Saturday, November 16th. More...

Sports

Brooklyn Hurricanes Are Champions!

With nearly half of their 185 players from the Rockaways, the aptly named Brooklyn Hurricanes have been tearing a path to victory. More...

Cross Country Season a Success

The college Cross Country season came to a close this past weekend with the NCAA championships. It was a very successful season for Rockaway Gliders/ St. Francis de Sales CYO alumni. More...

Sorrentino Teams Play Championships

Teams from the Sorrentino Recreation Center played hard in the Flag Football Tournament held at McCombs Dam Park in the Bronx on Saturday, November 16th. These Queens champions competed in the 8-11 Year Old Division, the 12-14 Division. More...

Editorial/Opinion

In Queens You Can’t Get There

Gotta hand it to him. Phil Goldfeder has long been a supporter of reactivating the Rockaway Branch rail line which would cut the commute time from Rockaway to parts of Manhattan in half. More...

Obits

William F. Ball

Plumber

William F. Ball, a plumber, died on November 24th at age 87. A Roxbury resident for more than 60 years, Ball was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on the USS Rutland APA-192. More...

Claudia Sanara Barnett

Healthcare Worker

Claudia Sanara Barnett, a Haven Manor Health Care Facility worker, died on November 6th at age 60. A Rockaway resident for more than 50 years, Barnett was a member of the Holy Ghost Prayer Band Mission. More...

Patricia Bradley

District Manager

Patricia Bradley, a district manager, died on November 21st. Coming from Brooklyn, she was a Rockaway resident for 16 years. Bradley is survived by her brother, John Nelson. A funeral home service was held on November 24th. More...


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