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Meeks: The Right Is Holding Up Flood Reform

Congressman Gregory Meeks spoke on the House floor on Tuesday about the real economic impact that failing to pass comprehensive flood insurance reforms is having on families in the Jamaica Bay area, Rockaway Peninsula and across the nation. More...

Addabbo Holding Common Core Town Hall

In an effort to hear directly from his constituents regarding the implementation of New York’s controversial “Common Core” learning standards, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

ArrestedAndArraigned In Checkers Robbery

Within one month of an armed robbery at Checker’s fast food restaurant at 6820 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, a suspect has been arrested and is facing charges for the crime. More...

School News

St. Camillus Celebrates Catholic School Week

Last week St. Camillus School and the rest of the world celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The Rockaway Park school reported they had a great turn out for their Open House events. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“Lone Survivor” – Seals, The Real Deal

Amidst the praise for the decadent party movies (“American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Oscar missed one that sorely needs to be honored: “Lone Survivor.” More...

Milestones

Breezy Student Earns Honor

Adjusting to new classes and a brand new college is usually more than enough for any freshman to handle. Valerie Good of Breezy Point proved up to the challenge and more. More...

Sports

Explorers Use Basketball As Recruitment Tool

Local youth were given an introduction to the NYPD Explorer program through basketball last week. On January 30th Lakia Echols and the 101st Precinct Explorers hosted a basketball clinic at MS 53. More...

BCAC CYO Swims To Finish Line

On Saturday, January 11th, St Camillus-St Virgilius Broad Channel Athletic Club Boys Swim Team took 4th place in the CYO Swim Championships. More...

Jen’s Fitness Forum

‘Tis the season…flu season. If you’re like me, or most other people in Rockaway, you either have it or know someone who does. More...

Obits

Albert F. Ciancimino

Attorney

Albert F. Ciancimino, an attorney of music copyright law, died on February 2nd. A Rockaway resident for more than 23 years coming from Brooklyn, Ciancimino was the first Vice President of the Neponsit Property Owners Association. More...

Patricia A. Connor

Mail Handler

Patricia A. Connor, a USPS mail handler, died on January 26th. A lifelong Rockaway resident, Connor is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Connor. More...

Edward S. Kearney

Police Officer

Edward S. Kearney, an NYPD police officer, died on February 1st. A lifelong Rockaway resident, Kearney was a member of the Knights of Columbus #2672 Council, an American Legion member, a Veteran of the US Air Force and a PBA Delegate from 1968-1978. More...

Community

Local Chef Makes The Cut For ‘Chopped’

Well, he wasn’t chopped liver. When the kitchen heat was on and the ingredients were laid down, Rockaway resident Tom Werther came out cooking on Food TV’s “Chopped”. More...

Rockaway YMCA Coming Soon

“It’s fun to stay at the YMCA”…whenever it opens. The long-awaited Rockaway YMCA is supposed to open sometime this month but an official date has not yet been set. More...

Local Says de Blasio Gets It

Arverne By The Sea resident Edwin Williams said he’s known Bill de Blasio from when he lived in Park Slope before moving to Rockaway. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

We caught a glimpse of a person strumming an instrument on the roof of the former Queen Esther Home, now a religious dormitory, and recently an Eyesore of the Week. More...

Boyleing Points

Double Features

I’ve got a doppelganger reflex. Don’t worry, I’m not about to detail one of my weird medical experiences that I feel compelled to share right up to the ascending colon, so to speak. A doppelganger is a look-alike. More...

Looking Back

The Wave’s archives were largely lost to Hurricane Sandy. But through piecing together online sources, we are once again able to present this feature. More...

Editorial/Opinion

It’s A Long-haul Battle

We get the question often enough, what’s happening with flood insurance? Followed up by, you think it’s really going to happen? More...

Letters

Ferry

Dear Editor, The following letter was sent to Mayor de Blasio. Dear Mayor de Blasio, More...

Landlord Louse

Dear Editor: More...

History Repeating

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