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Far Rock Library Project Hits Snag

The Wave has learned that contrary to comments made by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the rebuilding of the Peninsula Library is not on hold, as it is actually the Far Rockaway branch project that has met with obstacles. More...

NYC CFO Wants Big Turnout at Sandy Meeting

Jason Hilliard, the Chief Financial Officer from the NYC Comptroller’s Office, recently sat down at Arverne Pilgrim Church with a small group of residents and representatives from various organizations still assisting with the rebuilding effor More...

101 Precinct Crime Protection Advice For Residents

With a rise in property crimes since the beginning of the year, the 101st Precinct wants area residents to know how to protect themselves from becoming crime victims. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who

Danny Ruscillo, Community Board 14 / 100th Precinct Community Council

Tell us about yourself. My family and I will be approaching 20 years this summer in the Rockaway Park area of Queens. More...

Go Parks!

Go World’s Fair Anniversary Festival!

The World’s Fair is coming back to New York! More...

Beachcomber

The Irish Circle is now closed for good. Reveler’s reactions this weekend were a mixed bag as they came to mark the very last call. Some reminisced, some took it in stride. Everybody had a drink. More...

Editorial/Opinion

It’s A Recreation Area And It’s Yours

It’s time to enjoy the backyard. A lot of people live in Rockaway because of the beach. And we know it’s not just a beach. More...

Letters

I Miss Boyle

Dear Editor, When I read Boyled Over in the May 2nd edition of The Wave, I wasn’t afraid that Kevin Boyle was dead as he jested in his editorial (If nothing else, great writers are immortal). More...

Toilet Park

Dear Editor, Apparently, my last Letter to the Editor was upsetting to at least one of your readers. Kitty Chen Dean charged right past the substance of my letter and seized upon the fact More...

Four Charged In $12.4 Million Disabled Children Fraud

Four men were indicted in Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday afternoon, May 13, on charges of stealing $12.4 million dollars from funds meant for disabled Far Rockaway preschoolers. More...

Community

New President In Town

The Far Rockaway branch of the NAACP has a new interim president. Elaine Short, who has served as first vice president of the branch, will be officially confirmed as president in the near future. More...

Volunteers Clean Up At West End Temple

West End Temple members and friends joined NY Cares volunteers on Sunday, May 4, NY Cares Day, in cleaning and sprucing up the grounds around the Neponsit temple. More...

New Facebook Page for The Wave

The Wave has a new Facebook page and is looking for input from our readers! We’re committed to providing our subscribers the most comprehensive coverage, and interacting with you on social media. Let us know how we’re doing! More...

Sports

Muay Thai Makes An Impact

Battle Rock, held at Beach Channel High School and attended by more than 500 people, was a historic first for Rockaway. More...

Turkey Season Now Open

As part of Governor Cuomo’s New York Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative, the 2014 spring turkey season opened on May 1 in all of upstate New York, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens annou More...

Diamondback and Dodger Teams Looking Strong at Midseason

A cross Rockaway Little League, teams named Dodgers and Diamondbacks are looking strong at the halfway point of the season while in Major Girls, where the teams use college style uniforms, the Irish are on top. More...

Obits

Thomas James Keeney Jr.

Stock Clerk

Thomas James Keeney Jr., a stock clerk, died on May 8. More...

Juan Rodriguez, Handyman

Juan Rodriguez, a handyman, died on May 8. Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, he lived in Rockaway for 45 years before moving to Oceanside, N.Y. He was a member of Cursillistas. More...

Nicole L.Torcel, Nurses Aide

Nicole L. Torcel, a nurses aide, died on May 17. Born in Haiti, Torcel was a Rockaway resident for 10 years. More...


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