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Pols Call for Protection on Riis Beaches

Beach 19th Street to Beach 149th Street is set to get replacement sand from the Army Corp of Engineers, but the beaches of Fort Tilden and Riis Park are being neglected when it comes to protection. U.S. Senator Charles E. More...

Board: St. John’s Is Not Closing

After months of rumors, a ‘no confidence’ vote in the CEO, and a union critical of its moves; the CEO and Chairman of the Board of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital took part in a public forum last week. More...

Addabbo: Positive News On Old Courthouse

“After four decades of sitting unused,” New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who

Hank Iori, Community Board 14

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Boyleing Points

Whine Country

Bad moods are contagious online. A recent study – probably paid for by CDBG funds or FEMA – shows that emotions can go viral. If somebody posts something sad or negative it triggers a negative response from others. Grumpy begets grumpy. More...

An Intern’s Take

I woke up Monday morning to the smell of corned beef and cabbage. The Shivers’ kitchen is international; we love our soul food but respect the best dishes from all cultures. Besides, when my mom was alive, it was one of her favorite dishes. More...

Sports

Jen’s Fitness Forum

The thoughts and feelings that go through our heads affect our physical realities. More...

Perfect Season For Mary Louis Academy

When the junior varsity girls’ basketball team of The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA) began their preseason practices, the team felt they could compete and set their goal of winning a championship. More...

Run, St. Patrick, Run

The 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon in Rockaway saw an Archbishop Molloy sweep with the veteran alumni Mc- Grath brothers, Sean and Dan, finishing in first and second place. Recent grad Pat Goldberg ran a huge personal best for third. More...

Obits

Annie Barnes

Home Health Aide

Annie Barnes, a home health aide, died on February 25th at age 67. A Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, Barnes is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Nathan Barnes. More...

Ophelia M. Cheeseboro

Teacher

Ophelia M. Cheeseboro, an elementary school teacher, died on March 3rd at age 74. A Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, Cheeseboro was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church. More...

Joseph P. D’Amico

Cab Driver

Joseph P. D’Amico, a yellow cab driver, died on March 18th. A Rockaway resident for more than 10 years coming from Manhattan, D’Amico was a member of the US Army during the Korean Era. More...

Mice, Rats Like The Great Indoors

With an unusually long and cold winter, staying indoors with the heat on has become the norm. However, people aren’t the only ones who have been seeking some warmth. Rodents have been moving indoors too. More...

President Obama To Sign Flood Bill

Congressman Gregory Meeks told the crowd at the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association on Tuesday that President Obama will sign the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act into law at a ceremony “next week.” More...

Community

Gospel Concert At First Congregational Church

All are invited to a concert of The Swarthmore College Alumni Gospel Choir on Sunday, March 23rd, 4 p.m. The concert will take place at the First Congregational Church at 320 Beach 94th Street. More...

Prom Fundraiser To Benefit Local Students

Prom season is coming soon and to help local high school juniors and seniors cover their prom expenses, Make- MyMotherProud is hosting a fundraiser prom for adults. More...

Oral History Project Underway

The American Institute of Graphic Arts is helping the newly revived Rockaway Museum with an oral history project. The 10 minute interviews have been great fun. Someone brought delicious chili last week. Feel free to drop by the next couple of weeks. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Movie Scope

“Non-Stop” – Flight Risk

With the mystery of Flight 370 soaring through the media, “Non-Stop” couldn’t come at a more tragically appropriate time. The terrible true-life tailwind doesn’t hurt a movie that is already burning up the box office. More...

Milestones

Clara Hits 100!

Clara Pluda celebrated her 100th birthday on a Thursday, February 20th. Pluda has been a resident of Rockaway Beach since 1967. More...

PS 114 Students Speak Out For Rockaway

The survey entitled, “Speak Out for The Rockaways,” conducted by the 5th grade writing students of PS/MS 114 is providing great insight and solutions into the issues that face Rockaway. More...

Hazel Celebrates A Century

Broad Channel resident Hazel Lewis has hit the century mark. She welcomed her friend and neighbor Arlene Nix (center) and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder into her home to help celebrate. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Read This, Too

Just about a year ago, on March 29th, 2013 The Wave put its editorial on the front page for the first time in its 120 year history. The headline blared: Read This! More...

Letters

Something Stinks In DC

Dear Editor: Only in America, first pass a law that destroys all homeowners insurance then pass another law to stop it and become a hero. Do we look that stupid? When will America wake up and get rid of the whole lot! Freedom is not free! More...

Program Needed

Dear Editor: Thank you very much for drawing attention to the deplorable treatment our seniors received from the city in 1998. At that time the Neponsit Day Care Center was housed in the Neponsit Health Care Center. More...

Time For Action Then

Dear Editor: In response to my letter to the editor about the Saint Patrick's Day Parade from two weeks ago you would think I was blaming the organizers of the parade. Furthest thing from the truth. More...


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