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Few Surprises On Election Day

There weren’t many surprises on Election Day locally, save the margin of victory for New York State Senator Joseph P. More...

FDNY Responds To Fire At Sandcastle

At 6:47 p.m. on Oct. 23, the FDNY received a call with reports of smoke at 711 Seagirt Ave., Far Rockaway. More...

PSEGLI Op ens Lo cal Office

Promises made, promises being kept.  When PSEG Long Island first came to Rockaway, it made a promise to open a walk- in utility center. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

BC Legion Hosts Halloween Blast

Spirits were raised as Broad Channel’s American Post 1404 threw an all- out Halloween bash on Saturday night, Nov. More...

Moviescope

St. Vincent – The Great Geezer

Actor Bill Murray is 64. That gives him the right to play codgers, curmudgeons and geezers. The thing is… he’s great at it.  In St. Vincent, he’s so good Oscar may come calling.  More...

Church Parades Down Beach 20th

God’s Pentecostal Principe de Paz Church, located on Beach 20th Street, surprised locals on Oct. 25 with a parade down Beach 20th Street. More...

Columnists

Eye On Rockaway

It's been two years since Superstorm Sandy devastated Rockaway. More...

Looking Back

The Wave’s archives were largely lost to Hurricane Sandy.  But through piecing together online sources, we are once again able to present this feature.  There may be some gaps in the record, some years may be missing, but here’s More...

Easier And Cheaper Mortgages

REAL ESTATE CORNER

Mortgage rates have dipped lately down to 4.15%. This now costs $486/$100/month. This means that an $800K house can conceivably be purchased with a $200K down payment (approximately) and a monthly mortgage of $2917/month for the $600K mortage loan. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Ferry Blinders

Like so many people, community leaders and elected officials not named Bill de Blasio, The Wave supported permanent ferry service for Rockaway. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s Just My Opinion

Let’s talk about gentrification. It's a very big word being bandied about ever since the first hipster landed on the Rock, long before Sandy. Some locals find the word glorious, a chance to bring Rockaway back to its glory days. More...

Problems At Shelter Growing?

Given the victory of Rockaway’s elected officials in getting the proposed homeless shelter slated for Beach 8th Street scrapped, focus has shifted to the peninsula’s other shelter – housed at the former Daytop Village More...

Community

Locals ‘Held Hostage By Gun Violence’

With the number of violent incidents sharply escalating over this week, Council Member Donovan Richards and State Senator James Sanders Jr. are joining forces for an Emergency Safety Meeting. More...

Top Honors For ‘Peyton’

Patrick “Peyton" Tansey of Belle Harbor, age 14, recently graduated from the Henry Viscardi Middle School with top honors.  He received three prestigious awards including the Best in Science, Best in Social Studies and Best in Technology A More...

Restoration Teams Tackle Debris At Dubos Point

The American Littoral Society, in partnership with National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration), Americorps volunteers and the NYC Parks Restoration Corps conducted More...

Business News

Sandy-Ravaged Gym Re-opens

Two years ago, the flood waters from Superstorm Sandy completely destroyed the gym at the Beach 41st Street Community Center. More...

Kennedy’s Opening A Big Success

Renewed and expanded; Kennedy’s Restaurant sparkles brilliantly on the sand dune oasis of Breezy Point.  There wasn’t a space in the parking lot from last Wednesday – Oct. More...

Keeping It Real

Gone but not forgotten...

As Rockaway continues to change and evolve, it still makes a person feel good to remember some of the people, places and things that made Rockaway special over the years. More...

Sports

SFDS Soccer Roundup

It was a bittersweet final weekend for the St Francis De Sales Boy’s 3rd Grade Midget South soccer team.  On Saturday, Oct. 25, they won the first round of their division playoffs against Blessed Trinity. More...

Ravens Roundup

The Rockaway Ravens 12A Championship dreams came to a screeching halt last weekend with a sloppy loss to the Silk City Cardinals.  The Ravens injuries and inconsistent play was ultimately there downfall in this one.  The Ravens now have a f More...

CYO Girls Win Title

The Saint Francis De Sales 3rd Graders defeated a very tough Blessed Trinity team this past weekend to become the Girls 3rd Grade CYO undefeated champs! More...

Letters

Looking For Leaders

Dear Editor: The new Rockaway YMCA at Arverne By The Sea is currently in the process of forming its inaugural board of management. The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. More...

Them’s Good Eats!

Dear Editor,  Just wanted to send a short shout about “The Last Stop Gourmet” on Beach 116th Street, for those that have not yet discovered this gem of a restaurant.  Run by Carlos and Lupe, who are two of the friendliest owner More...

All Politics Is Local

Dear Editor: Our politicians have failed us when we've needed them the most. Oh, they honor centenarians on their 100th birthdays by giving them a proclamation and a flag; but, More...

Obits

Victor M. Campudoni

Postal Worker

Victor M. Campudoni, a postal worker, died on Nov. 2.  Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he was a Rockaway resident for 40 years, having moved here from Brooklyn.  Campudoni worked for the United States Postal Service. More...

James Gahn

Field Representative

James Gahn, a field representative for Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Union Local 47, died on Oct. 29.  A lifelong resident of the Rockaways, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  More...

Robert T. Nally Sr.

Graphic Artist

Robert T. Nally Sr., a graphic artist, died on Nov. 11 at age 76.  Born in Brooklyn, he was a summer resident of Breezy Point for more than 40 years. More...


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