Four Die In Separate High-Speed Crashes



Two crumpled up, blood-covered wrecks sat side-by-side in the parking lot of the 100 Precinct stationhouse as a chilling reminder of two high-speed car crashes this week that took the lives of four people and left one critically injured. One of the cars, a white 1986 Ford Mustang – with everything rear of the door hinges destroyed – crashed in […]

Flight 587 Finalists’ Artwork In Upcoming Exhibit



The Mayor’s Office is planning an exhibit in Rockaway to show the public past work samples from the six finalists chosen in the Flight 587 memorial process, sources told The Wave. The Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit have asked the Beach Club to hold two dates in the first week in August for the exhibit, […]

DOT Eyes SFP



The Department of Transportation will study two spots on Shore Front Parkway in the wake of a deadly drag racing crash that happened along a stretch devoid of traffic signals, a spokesperson confirmed. The intersections at Beach 81 and Beach 84 Streets will immediately undergo a traffic signal study, DOT spokesperson Craig Chin confirmed. DOT’s decision comes amid criticism from […]

Flight 587 Memorial Finalists

Linda Covit Caesura, 1991

Linda Covit is an internationally recognized artist who lives and works in Montreal, where she was born in 1948. She has traveled extensively, particularly in Japan. She has been commissioned for a number of public artworks in both Canada and Japan. She participated in the 53 International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art at the Museo Internazionale delle ceramiche in Faenza, […]

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The Rockaway Chamber Annual Dinner Dance is scheduled for Thursday, September 22 at 6:00pm at Russo’s on the Bay. We are very excited about our group of honorees this year. Dr. Kathleen Cashin of the Board of Education will be receiving the “Leadership in Education Award”; Oraline Davis of Citibank will receive the “Leadership in Business Award”; Port Authority of […]

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Beachcomber



Just last week, the NYPD graduated its most diverse recruit call ever. The FDNY, however, continues to have problems recruiting minorities and women for its ranks although it has tried mightily for the last few years. Now, the city is going to spend $1.5 million for a full-time staff dedicated to recruiting women and minorities. There will reportedly be an […]

Abandoned Firehouse Burns In Squatter Fire



Fire marshals are speculating that an all-hands fire that destroyed the interior of the abandoned firehouse at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 56 Street on Wednesday was the work of squatters who had been living in the unused building. Eyewitnesses who saw smoke coming form the brick building told firefighters that they saw at least two men running from the […]

First Place Battles Highlight Beach Volleyball Action



Commissioner Patty will hold a very important 5-minute safety meeting next week at 6:00 PM. All teams must be represented by their captain or a representative. In addition, all parents who bring their kids to the games should try to attend. The top two teams squared of in four of the six divisions this week as the season turned into […]

Kearney Speech Champions



The Bishop Kearney High School forensics team represented their school at the New York State Forensic League Championships in April. After a tough year, along with the aid of their coach Diane Brereton, they placed ninth in the state and celebrated the school’s first state championship in Kearney speech history. According to a press release, sophomore Shantel Nelson, earned this […]