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Fatal Shooting at Carlton Manor Free Access

   An 18-year old male was shot and killed at approximately 12:47 p.m. More...

$116 Million Boosts Rapid Repair

It was announced last week that more than $116 million in federal funding has been allocated to reimburse the New York City’s Rapid Repairs Program.  More...

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#NoNewNYPD?

According to statements made earlier this month by Commissioner Bill Bratton, the New York Police Department has seen a reduction of more than 6,000 officers on the force since Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

So Good it Should Be Illegal

Memo From the RTC

It was opening night at the Rockaway Theatre Company and I expected jitters and a few flubs but saw a perfectly smooth running show as if it were the hundredth performance of Legally Blonde, Jr., The Musical.  More...

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is a quick glance roundup of live music entertainment by local musicians playing both here in Rockaway and elsewhere. All are welcome to contribute. More...

Do not disturb

Season 3 of ‘Bates Motel’ checks into A&E

Perched above an infamous motor lodge,  More...

Columnists

An Intern’s Take

I often hear people say, “Why complain? No one wants to hear it anyway.”  But while preparing to write this week’s article, my heart became heavy.  Yet, in the midst of the darkness, there is always a light.  More...

Rockaway’s Renaissance

Slice of Life

As I write this column, I feel I need to apologize to the Rockaway Theatre Company for having never attended a show until March 2. My daughter has attended many productions since her friend Reilly Charles is often in the shows. 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’ More...

Editorial/Opinion

This Shelter We Want Free Access

While the immediate Rockaway drama seems to be the debate on whether or not to cheer, jeer, or simply ignore the mayor of New York City when he starts marching on Newport Avenue in the St Patrick’s Day Parade, one of his agencies is thinking ab More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Reactivation Of RBL Makes Sense For Everyone

It’s My Turn

There is an abandoned rail line, the Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) that runs from Aqueduct Racetrack/ Genting Casino/ Kennedy Airport which could end at the Sunnyside rail yards. More...

Spring Forward! Free Access

Time to put clocks ahead at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8!

A Rockaway thaws, it's time to put those clocks ahead! At 2 a.m. on Sunday March 8, remember to set your clocks ahead ne hour as Daylight Savings Time begins. More...

The Beat Cop Is Back Free Access

New NYPD “Community Policing” efforts welcomed by many

Not every neighborhood in New York City is enjoying the downward trend in crime. Others, like the the patrol areas of the 100th and 101st Precincts, have seen a rise in violent crimes, including gang violence and shootings. More...

Community

Greene Speaks At RAA

Artist Tracey Greene will be speaking about her art and experiences on Monday, March 9, at the Rockaway Artists Alliance T-6 Gallery at Fort Tilden at 7:30 p.m. More...

BC VFW Valentine For Vets

Even after the storm, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Broad Channel did not forget the veterans of St. Albans VA Medical Center.  More...

Changes In Store For RBB?

On March 2, the Department of Transportation (DOT), presented a plan it feels will make a stretch of Rockaway Beach Boulevard safer for local residents. More...

Business News

Interest Rates

Real Estate Updates

Thirty year mortgages are down to approximately 3.90 percent as of this writing, still relatively low by historic standards. More...

Real Estate News

REAL ESTATE CORNER

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) index of pending home sales were released on 1/29. It fell in December by 3.7%. This index tracks contract signings - not actual purchases which are tabulated after deals close. More...

CROM Raises Funds For Fighters Free Access

Local gym and fitness center CROM Physical Culture is defined by owner and founder Chris Romulo as a place where “a community joins together to establish a philosophy, regimen, or lifestyle seeking maximum physical, mental, spiritual, and socia More...

Sports

Posada Deserves His Day

The Stoop

In every great dynasty, there are the unsung players who play important supporting roles to the stars of the team. For 17 seasons, Jorge Posada has played his particular part well.  More...

Swim Champs

The Fontbonne Hall Swimming Team retained its title as Brooklyn Champs for the 2014-2015 season.  More...

A Tale of Two Horses

The stampede of the Lady Seahorses, coached by Michael Citron, at Far Rockaway’s Educational Campus, remained unbeaten in the season as they destroyed Julia Richman by 21 points in the first playoff game of the season, 63-42.  Coming off a More...

Letters

We Must Remember

Dear Editor:  For years, my friend Floyd Smith of Far Rockaway has been warning beachgoers about the danger of going in the ocean at Beach 17th, 18th, and 19th streets.  More...

It’s Good To Be The Speaker

Dear Editor:  More...

Obits

Joseph Anthony Donaghy

FDNY Lieutenant, Retired

Joseph A. Donaghy, a retired FDNY lieutenant, died in Central Florida on Feb. 23.  Born in the Bronx of Irish immigrant parents, ‘Joe’ Donaghy was a longtime resident of Belle Harbor.  A five year U.S. More...

Jackalin Elizabeth Edelin

Nursing

Jackalin Elizabeth Edelin, whose career was in nursing, died on Feb. More...

Anthony E. Franz

Foreign Exchange Trader

Anthony E. Franz, formerly of Rockaway, died in Hampton, New Hampshire, on Feb. 26 at age 74.  Franz was a foreign exchange trader at CIBC for 36 years before retiring in 1996. The son of the late Charles A. More...


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