Hunt On For ‘Gangster’ Killer

Police have a suspect in the Arverne homicide last week in which a man, plagued by an AIDS rumor and described as a “hard core gangster,” was shot to death as he sat in his car with his two young sons. The search is on for Corey Whitlock, 28, who police think opened fire on Carl Murray Jr., 35, as […]

Man Rapes Girlfriend’s Sister

A Far Rockaway man is accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s teenage sister in two separate incidents inside the Bayswater home where the girl and her family live, according to court records. Lancelot Verwayne, 42, was arrested last week after the girl, 16, and her family went to the authorities. The girl, whose name and address was withheld due to […]

170 Runners Take To The Boards On A Chilly Day

Caiazzo Charged In Jameson’s Scrape-Up

The local man accused in March of smashing a visiting rugby player in the face with a beer mug during a confrontation inside a Belle Harbor bar was arraigned on assault and weapons charges last week, according to court records. And he’s under age. Joseph “Joey” Caiazzo, who can’t legally drink for another six months, is accused of striking John […]

Pheffer: Tougher Penalties For Driving Drunk

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced the Assembly passed bipartisan legislation that she sponsored to toughen the penalties for individuals who cause accidents under the influence of drugs or alcohol in New York State. “Dangerous drivers who harm others should face severe penalties,” said Pheffer. “This legislation toughens the laws so that those who injure or kill another person because […]

City Law: Dayton Plaza Tow Signs Illegal

Rockawayites Take Part In Shea Stadium Cancer Relay

By Miriam RosenbergContributing Editor The Rockaway Rowdies were in Flushing representing the Rockaway area on a rainy April 29, when Shea Stadium was host to the first American Cancer Society Relay for Life held in a baseball stadium. The day was gray, but spirits weren’t as the Rockaway team joined others in the fight against cancer. “A baseball game may […]

Chamber Lends Name, Support To Rockaway Festival

Mary Craine Bachner, right, (coordinator of the Fourth Annual Rockaway Multicultural Family Festival planning committee) accepts Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Joanie Omeste pledge to work with the committee on the festival. The chamber will lend its name and prestige to the August 6 event in an effort to get more members of the Rockaway community – West Enders, as […]


Those who shop in the Dayton Plaza Shopping Center on Rockaway Beach Boulevard should watch the clock when parked in the center’s parking lot. The management of the lot has started towing those who park for more than two hours in the lot. While The Wave has been told that the tow company puts a sticker on the car after […]

Cops Rush Blue Baby To Hospital

If you think cops are never around when you need them, baby you’re wrong. Officers recently turned that old adage on its ear when they were in the right place at the right time and whisked a tiny tot – blue in the face – to a local hospital. The serendipitous rescue unfolded in a flash when the officers, who […]