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Rockaway Reflects On Pearl Harbor Free Access

The world was on the verge of war, when, at approximately 7:48 a.m., Hawaiian time, on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched its "infamous" attack on the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor. More...

Build It Back: Moving Forward

Not that long ago, The Wave’s front page was plastered with “horror stories” from locals complaining about years of problems and lack of progress on a myriad of home reconstruction projects brought on by Superstorm Sandy. More...

Bus Crash On Beach 116th

As The Wave went to press, we got several calls that a Q35 bus had crashed into a bus stop on Beach 116th Street and Newport Avenue.  NYPD on the scene reported “no injuries” and the cause of the crash is still under investigation. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

The Hero of Rockaway

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‘Last’ laughs

Fox’s absurd comedy enjoys continual success

Will Forte (“Saturday Night Live”) has long been an staple of the comedy world. A consistent underdog, Forte’s comedy is his very own More...

Columnists

Tales From the Rock

Terence Mcconnell Aka ‘Vic Plaza’ – An Appreciation

I’ve been going to Rogers Bar on Beach 116th Street for literally almost half my life now. That’s 30 odd years. I first became aware of a youngish, tall bespectacled guy suddenly appearing in the bar about 15 years ago.  More...

Beachcomber

Local community advocate Mike Scala, a member of the Beach 116th Street Partnership Marketing Committee, is calling on the community and everyone with a giving heart to contribute to the fund supporting holiday lights to decorate one of Rockaway&rsqu More...

An Intern’s Take

As a contributor to The Wave, I have had the liberty to weigh in on many issues facing the community from my perspective. I want to thank those who appreciate my views, as well as those whom I may not see eye to eye with.  More...

Obits

Alvina C. Boughal

Alvina C. Boughal of Brooklyn, N.Y., died on Dec. 5. She was a Rockaway resident for 54 years, coming from Brooklyn. Boughal was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. More...

Frank L. DeRespinis

Frank L. DeRespinis of Brooklyn, N.Y., died on Dec. 5. He was a longtime resident of Rockaway Beach.  DeRespinis is survived his son, Frank Jr. (Jennifer O’Connor); daughter, Nanette Oliva (Chris); and grandson, Billy Sefedinoski.  More...

Dolores O’Hare Wagner

Dolores O’Hare Wagner, 87, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died on Dec. 1.  She was a devoted member of St. Virgilius Roman Catholic Church and American Legion Auxiliary Post No. More...

Ulrich’s Dose Of Reality

To run for political office, one usually needs two things; money and name recognition. If his endgame is becoming the 110th Mayor of the City New York, Councilman Eric Ulrich is off to a pretty good start.  More...

Community

JUMP Has ‘Hope For Youth’

Normally when The Wave writes a story about JUMP Dance Studio’s Juliette and Michelle Admoni, the narrative is about what fierce competitors and the championships JUMP wins on a regular basis. More...

No-Cost Mammograms

Councilman Eric Ulrich says he is proud to announce his office has again formed a partnership with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to provide no-cost digital mammograms and clinical breast exams. More...

RDRC Hosts REMA Mixer

The Rockaway East Merchants Association (REMA) held their first annual holiday mixer for Downtown Far Rockaway business owners at Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation’s (RDRC) newly expanded headquarters located at 1930 Mott Ave. More...

School News

School Scope

The Wave received a letter commenting on my Dec. 2 column (Vouchers are Coming, Vouchers are Coming!), regarding the privatization agenda of Donald Trump and his proposed education secretary, Betsy DeVos.  More...

RWA Living Classroom Workshops Free Access

A few weeks ago, the United Nations International School (UNIS) visited the Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) for a series of workshops dealing with the issue of marine debris and plastics. More...

Business News

The First Offer

REAL ESTATE CORNER

It’s a normal reaction! When an offer is made on a new listing the seller thinks “it’s easy”. He thinks he will be able to do better because the process just started - and sometimes he can do better. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rooting For Build It Back

Much has been written in The Wave and elsewhere about how broken the Build It Back program is. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Apply To Kindergarten

Dear Editor: The kindergarten application process is officially underway! All students born in 2012 who currently live in New York City are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2017. More...

Update On Water Waste

Dear Editor:  Two weeks ago, we noticed a crack in the street of Beach 123rd Street between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Newport Avenue with water pouring out.  More...

Weekender

Bayswater Players Present Into The Woods

“Bringing Broadway to Bayswater,” the Bayswater Players is a community theater located in Far Rockaway that has been producing quality shows for the past 50 years.  More...

Bridgeview Yacht Club Celebrates 20 Years

This coming Spring, 2017, one of the most exclusive, elegant, and chic Wedding and Event venues in the tristate area—The Bridgeview Yacht Club— will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with the unveiling of a brand new facility More...

Santa Shuffles Are Coming!

The Santa Shuffles are coming!  The Rockapulco Run Santa Shuffle 5K Runs are a highlight for the holiday season. More...


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