January 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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PS 106: Complaints Continue

After years of complaints, the current investigation into allegations against PS 106 and its principal seems to have given parents a feeling that they could speak out openly about problems at the school. More...

Inspecting Build it Back

Belle Harbor resident Sandy Weiser was a bit suspicious when he was told that NYC Build it Back would be coming to perform an inspection that would take three hours long, so he invited The Wave to come observe the process on January 20th. More...

Local Firefighter In Brooklyn Rescue

It has been said that what distinguishes firefighters and police officers is that when others are running away from danger, they are running into it. Fire Lieutenant Christopher Zam of Neponsit proved that on the morning of Tuesday, January 7th. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

Her – The Horror Of Cyber Love

Funny what is considered comedic these days. Filmmaker Spike Jonze’s “Her” was nominated for a Golden Globe as best picture in the comedy category. It won for best screenplay. “Her” is not funny. More...

Disney Dazzling at Rockaway Theatre

Members of the Rockaway Theatre Company’s Children’s and Teens’ Theatre Workshops are joining together to present a brilliant and extravagant new production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” at the RTC Post The More...

Sports

Jen’s Fitness Forum

Many investigations have been dedicated to understanding why populations of certain communities have notably longer average life expectancies than others. More...

Sports Wanted

Hockey, basketball, football, baseball, soccer, running, swimming, surfing, gymnastics- Rockaway plays hard. We want to tell people about it. More...

Rebuilt Hockey Rink Coming

City Councilman Eric Ulrich announced the reconstruction of the Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink on Beach 109th Street and Shore Front Parkway will begin this fall. The project will be funded by $600,000 in capital funding secured by Ulrich. More...

Letters

Praise From The Ferry Guy

Dear Editor: I write to thank you for your efforts related to maintaining the Rockaway ferry service. I know you made every candidate running for office make a commitment to continue the ferry and More...

Spicy Fun!

Dear Editor: The 100 Precinct Community Council Chili Cook-Off was FANTASTIC! The competition was fierce, and I'm not sure how the judges could pick a winner! More...

No Flip Intended

Dear Editor: In last week’s article, Flipping Us the Bird, the editor revealed planned breaks in the boardwalk rebuild to accommodate nesting of piping plovers. More...

Sail On!

Ferry Service Gets Renewal

This year, the mayor might actually hear some cheers. Under the perception that he did little for Rockaway, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was showered with boos and catcalls at recent Rockaway St. Patrick Day parades. More...

Richards, Ulrich Land Council Chairs

Rockaway reps on the City Council, Donovan Richards and Eric Ulrich, landed top chairmanships and were named to various committees certain to impact the future of the peninsula. More...

Community

A Cold Day In…

From Rockaway to Broad Channel, changing weather brought snow and chilling temperatures but also some unsurpassed views. Thermometer readings when these photos were taken? A windy 9 degrees above zero! More...

Rockaway Youth Group Looks To Grow

The Rockaway Youth Task Force (RYTF) has been working hard since it formed in 2011 and they’re not done yet. More...

Ferry Tale Birthday

Chaya Rivky Finkelman of Bayswater recently celebrated a milestone, moving from the ‘one-digits’ to the ‘two-digits’, with a surprise birthday party aboard the Seastreak Ferry. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who

Noreen Ellis, Community Activist

Tell Us About Yourself More...

Boyleing Points

Asses Up

This is the column of too much information. If I have to get my leg lanced because of some freak infection, I’m gonna write about it. One reader told me she turned the page as soon as the word “lance” appeared. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Snow up to your knees, BC? Bitter cold wind and weather? Okay, I think we’ve said enough about that. By the way, Janice Weide, now living on the West side, lets us know that this year July 4th falls on a Friday. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Put The Brakes On This Idea

Any legislator – politician! – who wants the entire city to change the speed limit to 20 mph on city streets should be forced to get in a car and drive from Rockaway to any other part of the city going 20 mph the whole way. More...

Obits

Linda Diane Miles

Telephone Operator

Linda Diane Miles, a telephone operator, died on January 18th. A Rockaway resident for 34 years, Miles is preceded in death by her father, McCoy Ivory, Sr. More...

Guillermo Enriquez DeSagun

Physician

Guillermo Enriquez DeSagun, a general surgeon, died on January 8th at the age of 78. More...

Catherine E. Groff

Office Worker

Catherine E. Groff, an office worker, died on January 15th. A lifelong Rockaway resident, Groff is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Groff. She is survived by her mother, Julia Behrend (nee Calchi), and many cousins and other family members. More...


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