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Sandy Tax Bill Becomes Law

Rockaway residents still waiting for Sandy relief received some promising news on May 29, as Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Hurricane Sandy Tax Abatement Law.  Passed unanimously by both the State Assembly and Senate last week, the law will pr More...

New Plan For Arverne East

It has been in the works since 2008, and according to recent events, Arverne East is starting to look like it may finally happen.  Arverne East is the last phase of the Arverne Urban Renewal Program. More...

School News

MS 53 Takes Hall Of Science By Storm

Students from Rockaway’s MS 53 Brian Piccolo School explored new worlds with a recent visit to the New York Hall of Science at Flushing Meadow- Corona Park.  Organized by coordinators Shana Pollack and Kisha Jones, the trip gave students f More...

School Trip To City Hall

Fourth graders from St. Francis de Sales School visited City Hall last week as guests of Councilman Eric Ulrich. The children enjoyed a tour of the City Council as well as the Office of the Mayor. More...

Milestones

MS 53 Student Honored

MS 53 student Bryan Negron was one of the guests of honor at a dinner held at Queens College on Tuesday, May 27. More...

Sports

Beach Channel Keeps Winning

The Beach Channel Baseball team is not going anywhere, except maybe to Yankee Stadium, the site of the PSAL championship.  More...

RBVL Serves Up an Ace for Opener

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League kicked off the 2014 season Wednesday night at Riis Park with an opening night that featured 74 teams, tying the league record. More...

Karate Center Welcomes New Black Belt

Celeste Melero, a student from World Champions Karate Center in Rockaway Park, recently received her Sho-Dan (First Degree Black Belt) ranking. More...

Obits

Patricia Langton Devine

Teacher

Patricia Langton Devine, a teacher, died on May 20.  A lifelong Breezy Point resident, Devine was member of the Golden Age Club, Breezy Point Garden Club, Alumni Notre Dame and St. John’s.  More...

Mary J. Johnson

Office Manager

Mary J. Johnson, an office manager, died on May 24.  A Rockaway resident for more than 50 years coming from Manhattan, Johnson was a member of the St. Rose of Lima School Library.  More...

Mary Shea Kane

Homemaker

Mary Shea Kane, a homemaker, died on May 26.  A Rockaway resident for more than 90 years coming from Brooklyn, Shea was a longtime active member of St.  Francis de Sales Parish, where she contributed time and skills to making gowns for choi More...

The Beach Is Open For Business

“Rockaway beach is not just a block. It is a community hub and a destination,” Congressman Gregory Meeks said at the official opening of Rockaway’s beach on Friday, May 23.  More...

Community

International Children’s Day Event

Poland’s International Children’s Day is coming to Rockaway on Sunday, June 1.  From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Second Annual Irish Festival this Weekend

Get ready to do a jig and take a swig! The second annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 21 Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Irish Festival is this weekend.  More...

Rockaway Finale For Irish Rockers

Iconic Irish rock group Black 47 is making Rockaway an important stop on its final tour. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who?

Elaine Short, President of the Far Rockaway NAACP

Tell us about yourself  More...

An Intern’s Take

Priceless

Well, Rockaway, we celebrated another Memorial Day weekend, and I hope everyone had a happy and healthy celebration. I celebrated in Santee, South Carolina at my family reunion. We drove down Friday morning, arriving about noon. More...

Beachcomber

It was a great day for the beach. Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Borough President Melinda Katz, and other officials declared Rockaway’s beach open for the season. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Ferry Puzzle Missing Key Pieces

When the Wave spoke with residents and elected officials last week regarding the Rockaway Ferry service being extended until October, there was one clear sentiment; a permanent solution must be found.  More...

Where Were You, Mr. Mayor?

The weather wasn’t perfect, the beaches are still not as aesthetically “rebuilt” as let’s say, the Jersey Shore, and the press conference spread was only chips and dip. More...

Letters

Thanks To Parks Department

Dear Editor: To NYC Parks, I would like to commend you on a job well done. More...

Support Your Local Paper

Dear Editor:Welcome aboard Mark Healey as the new Wave editor. I'm grateful that the Wave has afforded me the opportunity to express my views via your letters to the editor section along with others who may have different More...

Rockaway’s Finest

Dear Editor:  We are the family of Sam Gallagher, one of Rockaway’s Finest, out of the 100th Precinct. He has been gone for some time, but getting The Wave keeps him alive in our hearts. More...


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