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Motorcyclist Killed On Seagirt Boulevard

In what local law enforcement believes may be the result of high speed racing, a 26-year-old man is dead after his motorcycle hit a pole on Seagirt Boulevard on July 4.  More...

Gun Violence Mars Holiday Weekend

Following a city-wide trend, the 101st Precinct has seen an increase in shooting incidents since last year. Those numbers increased over the July 4 weekend when there were two confirmed shootings and one suspected in the precinct. More...

GOP’s Astorino Visits Rockaway

Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor, paid a visit at a special Rockaway Republican Club meeting at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club on Monday, July 7. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Moviescope

Jersey Boys – A Band Is Born

Why did Clint Eastwood direct Jersey Boys? The Broadway smash based on the beginnings of iconic hit-making band, The Four Seasons, seems perfect for filmmaker Martin Scorsese...a musical Goodfellas, Mob-connections included. More...

Milestones

Carr Graduates Channel View

Courtney Carr recently graduated from Channel View School for Research. More...

The Miccios Celebrate 74 Years

In 1926, when Andrew Miccio, then 9 years old, was visiting his grandmother in Broad Channel, he probably didn’t know that years later, he would meet his bride Flo and they would move there for good.  The Miccios married on July 7, 1940 an More...

Sports

RBVL Salutes Wounded Warriors

Multitudes of players were grateful that the league foghorn returned this week. Last week’s rainout with screeching whistles did not do the trick. More...

LAX for Rock Boys and Girls

This past week, The Lacrosse Club of Rockaway (LCR) debuted its first event – a lacrosse clinic for boys out at Fort Tilden. More...

Graybeards Fun Run

The 12th annual Graybeards Family Run kicks off on Friday July 25, 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales. The night will begin with the Kids Races. More...

Obits

Joann Preston Adams

Registered Nurse

Joann Preston Adams, a registered nurse, died on July 4.  A Rockaway resident for more than 45 years coming from Brooklyn, Adams is survived by her husband, James G.; children, Penelope Crockett (Paul), James (Kelly) and Fitzjames; brother, Edwa More...

Patrick Michael Aylward

Laboratory Specialist

Patrick Michael Aylward, a laboratory specialist, died on July 4 at age 77.  Aylward Served in the United States Army for 26 years and was a member of Saint John of the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick, Md., a volunteer Eucharistic More...

William C. Hawson

Bank Branch Manager

William C. More...

Sandy Lawsuit Against LIPA Gets Green Light

After watching their homes burn to the ground during the all-too-real nightmare known as Superstorm Sandy, residents of Breezy Point, Belle Harbor and other parts of Rockaway wanted to know how it could have happened.  When they realized what de More...

Community

RYTF Farmer’s Market Returns

The Rockaway Youth Task Force is once again providing an opportunity for local folks to purchase fresh, affordable, nutritious produce.  Starting Saturday, July 12, RYTF, partnering with GrowNYC, brings back the Rockaway Youth Market.  More...

Ready For Fun In The Sun

Now that summer is here, the best place to be in Rockaway is outdoors.  With that in mind, the Queens Division of We Care New York is ready to present their newest project, “Fun In The Sun.” As organizers say, “every child FITS More...

“Riding The Wave” A Rockaway Podcast

The Wave has produced its first-ever podcast this week, as “Riding The Wave” made it broadcast debut on BlogTalkRadio.com. The podcast, hosted by Wave editor Mark Healey, welcomed Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who

Tell us about yourself.   My name is Ed Wilmarth III. I am 34 years old and have lived in Broad Channel my entire life. I have a fiancé, Jeannine, and two great kids; Autumn will be seven in October and Eddie IV will be two in August. More...

Official Point Of View

Rebuilding Prosperity on the Peninsula

By an overwhelming 82 percent to 18 percent margin, voters in the June 24, 2014 Democratic congressional primary nominated me to once again represent them in the House of Representatives.  That victory is not the end of the process. More...

Go Parks!

Fort Tryon Gardens

With the New York City summer in full force, it’s time to stop and smell the roses - not to mention the lilies, verbena, and hostas and much more, at one of our park gardens.  While many of our parks boast impressive gardens, two of the mo More...

Editorial/Opinion

No Easy Solution to Rockaway Gun Violence

We guess it was only a matter of time before the rise in violent incidents city-wide made its way to Rockaway. More...

Letters

Helping the Homeless

Dear Editor: Despite my vivid memories that will forever link the good childhood moments of my life with Playland and Rockaway Beach, trips in my dad’s green Buick to the best place on Earth, as an adult I struggle More...

Thank You St. John’s

Dear Editor: This letter is about St. John’s Hospital. My husband was recently admitted there. From the emergency room care to Tower II on the 11th floor, the nurses and staff were so attentive and More...

A Piece of the Action

Dear Editor:“Rockaway Can Be Proud of 2014 Budget Deal” (Official Point of View by New York City Councilmember Donovan Richard) is contradicted by “Ferry Fight Fail” (Editorial — July 4). More...


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