Arverne Cancer Support Celebrates Life

Against a pink and white motif, and with heavy hearts and a determination to continue on, the Arverne Cancer Support Group hosted their annual “Celebration of Life” dinner this week at the VFW Hall in Inwood. Members and supporters came together to remember those who have been lost to the disease, to honor those living with cancer, and to celebrate […]

Election Day Provides Few Surprises For Locals

Rockaway residents went to the polls on Tuesday night to elect a new president and to decide some key local races that contributed to the shift of power in New York State’s Senate and Assembly. The result of the race involving Rockaway City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. helped the Democratic party gain control of the state Senate for the […]

First Congregational Installs New Pastor

The First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach officially installed Reverend Joseph F. Medlin, Jr. as the tenth pastor of the 123-year-old landmark. Pastor Medlin was drawn to the Beach 94 Street church by the diversity of its congregation, the devotion of its members and the “sense of belonging” exhibited by congregants. He plans to build further upon the success of […]

Halloween Brings Ghosties, Goblins And Shaving Cream To West End

Local Kids Featured In Stop Violence Video

Local children were given the experience of a lifetime as they took part in filming a music video last month. The video for “Stop The Violence,” by local hip-hop group The Rhyte Hitters, was filmed at Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Beach 71 Street on October 18. The concept for the video, said True, the group’s leader, is to “save […]

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said

20 Years Ago… Reports came in to The Wave office throughout the entire week complaining of problems throughout the peninsula caused by teens and adults alike during Halloween (Monday, October 31). Martin Schaeffer, who began his career as a critic with this newspaper, more than nine years ago, is the co-creator of a new cabaret revue. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer has […]

‘Jamaica Bay In Print’ At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

The theme of the 2008 Herbert Johnson Lecture Series is “Jamaica Bay in Print.” Charles Siebert, writer and frequent contributor to “The New York Times Magazine,” will present a selection of readings from Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral and the upcoming The Wachula Woods Accord: Toward a New Understanding of Animals on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. The illusory boundaries […]

NOW Celebrates Seneca Falls 1868 Conference

On November 7-9, NOW-New York State (National Organization for Women) will mark the first-ever women’s conference with an annual conference of their own at Seneca Falls, NY. Activists from around New York State and the country will be celebrating the work of their foremothers and strategizing to win equality for all women and girls. On Saturday, November 8, an afternoon […]

National Grid Demo To Take Place This Weekend

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) held a second meeting last month to address community concerns regarding the former manufactured gas plant at Beach 108 Street between Beach Channel Drive and the Rockaway Freeway. As a result of community disapproval expressed by the residents present at that meeting, elected officials requested that leaders of Rockaway Park’s community […]

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