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Breezy VFD Gets Big Assist

Thanks to a federal grant, the men and women of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department will be a little bit safer in the future. More...

A Tradition Continues Free Access

BC’s Mardi Gras Is A Blast of Color, Fun

The Broad Channel Mardi Gras Parade punctuated yet another Labor Day weekend, bringing an old tradition full of celebration to the community. The family-friendly parade began at 11 a.m. More...

New, Improved Bayswater Park

Councilman Donovan Richards, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski recently unveiled the design for the new and improved Bayswater Park.  Bayswater Park is getting a street skate park with access More...

School News

Back to School Special

School Scope

I didn’t want to engage in my usual diatribe in a back to school column so I’ll keep this short and as sweet as I can. I hear rumors that summer vacation is over for teachers and kids (boo) and parents (yea).  More...

Business News

Home Sale Tax Break

REAL ESTATE CORNER

If you sell your home and have a capital gain then you may be able to exclude up to $250K of the gain (or $500K for married couples) from your tax return. More...

Columnists

Car Insurance for you and your family

Sullivan’s Court

“Protect yourself at all times!”   Boxing fans have heard the warning to fighters at the start of every bout, “Protect yourself at all times.” The same caveat can be given to consumers who own cars. More...

An Intern’s Take

I trust that each of you had a terrific Labor Day. It is hard to believe that the month of September is upon us.  Thankfully, the weather is a bit easier to tolerate and most importantly the kids are back in school.  More...

Wait Until Dark – Mommy, I’m Scared

Memo from the RTC

I’ve been afraid to go to rehearsals without my security “blanky.”  A comment from an actor in the upcoming Rockaway Theatre Company production of Wait Until Dark (opening Friday, Sept. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Primary Endorsement Free Access

The Wave is endorsing Adrienne Adams in her campaign to unseat State Senator James Sanders and be the Democratic nominee in the upcoming State Senate District 10 primary on Sept. 13. More...

Political Cartoon

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It’s My Turn

For years I wrote a column for The Wave, The Rockaway Irregular — until Hurricane Sandy and then, too busy with other things, I stopped. More...

Weekender

Who’s Playing Free Access

Who’s Playing is The Wave’s weekly lineup of local art and entertainment premiering across the peninsula. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel. More...

Prepare For Poseidon’s Parade Free Access

On Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon until 3 p.m., Poseidon’s Parade returns to the boardwalk and this year is going to be even better! More...

Primary Day Free Access

District 10 election pits Sanders against newcomer Adams

Primary Day in New York State is here!Our community has decisions to make. More...

We Honor The Fallen Free Access

Seventy-seven residents of Rockaway were lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001. As we mark 15 years since that tragic day, we remember them all. More...

Community

Happy 84th To The A Train

On Sept. 10, 1932, service started on the A train which originally ran between 207th Street in upper Manhattan and Chambers Street in downtown Manhattan. This was the first city owned and built IND subway line.  More...

Beach Gardens Celebrates Elite Centenarians

It was once rare to see a centenarian, but Ermisna Theodore just turned 110 and Sadie Simons will turn 100 this month, and both celebrated with a birthday party on Sept. 7 at Beach Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Beach 17th Street.  More...

Rock! Away! Jello Wrestling

Aileen Andre suited up in studs, boots, and leather to transform in her alter-ego Andre the Pirate for the fifth annual super villain themed Rock! Away! More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Florence Foster Jenkins – When Bad Is Good

Moviescope

Who could be a singer so bad she’s good? Meryl Streep, of course.  In Florence Foster Jenkins, she does it with such skill that we enjoy listening to a woman sing so shrill and off-key that neighborhood hounds should be howling.  More...

The Hero of Rockaway

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Under wraps

PBS looks into a little-known period in Churchill’s life

I imagine it was easier being a public figure in the ‘50s than it is today. More...

Sports

St. Camillus / St.Virgilius Basketball Registration

Registration for the St. Camillus / St. Virgilius Community Basketball programs will take place in the St. Camillus gym (Springman Hall) on Tuesday Sept. 20 and on Thursday Sept. 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

BCAC Football Kicks Off

The Broad Channel Athletic Club’s football teams kick off their 2016 season this weekend!  The pantheon of pigskin begins on Saturday night, Sept. More...

Letters

Details Missing From MTA Audit

Dear Editor:  New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's recent audit of the MTA failing to collect $13 million in fines missed more significant financial issues.  How is the MTA managing its ongoing $27 billion 2015 - 2019 Five Year Capital More...

Credit Where It’s Due

Dear Editor:  Last week I read in The Wave (I believe it was on page 21) that Maureen Walsh was being acknowledged by Melinda Katz for doing a great job maintaining the Memorial Circle. More...

Obits

Kenneth J. Beer

Kenneth J. Beer, of Oceanside, N.Y., and, died on Sept. More...

William J. McMahon

William J. McMahon, died Sept. 4.  He was a Rockaway resident for 50 years, coming from Brooklyn; a U.S. More...

Leonard Staunton

Leonard “Lenny” Staunton, 78, died on Aug. 31, in Neptune N.J., after a battle with esophageal cancer.  He was born in New York City on Dec. 21, 1937, and was a lifelong resident of Rockaway Beach. He attended St. More...


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