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Ingram Receives New York Medal For Valor

New York Guard Lieutenant Colonel and Breezy Point resident Martin Ingram was awarded New York State's highest medal for bravery, the Medal for Valor, at a special ceremony on Saturday, March 14.  Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at the event held at More...

Fatal Blaze Kills One

On Saturday, March 14, firefighters responding to a blaze found an unconscious 77 year old woman at 107-10 Shore Front Parkway.  The woman, who was found on a living room couch in the seventh floor apartment, was pronounced dead at the scene.&nb More...

Wind Power

Looking beyond the idea of the Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Proposal, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. More...

School News

School Scope

Someone told me they actually understood my last column – for once. I wish I can remember what it was about. So for this week I have accumulated a batch of useful information – or not.  The Testing Opt-Out movement grows.   More...

Business News

SJEH Names Chief Of Cardiology

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has announced the appointment of Alex Vidal, MD, as chief of the hospital’s Division of Cardiology. Dr. More...

They’re Open!

Checkers

It was once a White Castle that barely saw any business, but on March 12, Checkers opened its doors at 13-05 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway and has been crowded ever since. They are open 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. More...

Columnists

Slice of Life Free Access

Late. Tardy. Delayed. Dilatory. The four words listed are words that can barely be used to describe me. My husband says that if I am not a half hour early, I consider myself late. More...

Beachcomber

The Annual Rockaways Polar Plunge is on for Saturday, March 28, at noon at Jacob Riis Park. They will be “Freezin’ For A Reason” as they hit the water to raise funds for Special Olympics New York athletes. 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...

Editorial/Opinion

Words To Live By Free Access

On Nov. 4, 2012, just days after Superstorm Sandy hit, then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was touring the wreckage of the peninsula with then-Mayor Bloomberg. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obits

Bartolo B. Pittari

Sanitation Worker

Bartolo B. Pittari, a sanitation worker, died on March 18.Coming from Brooklyn, he was a Breezy Point resident since 1963. More...

Ann Marie Grozinger

Dispatcher

Ann Marie Grozinger, a dispatcher for Breezy Point Security, died on March 12.  Born in Brooklyn, Grozinger was a lifelong Rockaway resident.  More...

Jessie Robin Lyons

Social Worker

Jessie Robin Lyons, a social worker, died on Feb. 9.  She was lifelong resident of Rockaway, a member of New Hope Baptist Church and later the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. More...

Watch Out For Your Children!

Local Parents on alert after attempted child abductions

Parents in Far Rockaway are on guard against one of their worst fears — protecting their children against a potential child abductor.  The Rockaway Nassau Security Patrol (RNSP) was the first to report that two youngsters were the victims More...

Community

Addabbo Honors Scouts

Last week, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. More...

FEMA Fallout Continues Free Access

As FEMA Prepares To Reopen Claims, Agency Officials Scatter

In the two and a half years since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in Rockaway, many residents believe their insurance claims were mishandled and wrongly denied. More...

Move NY Makes Pitch To CB14

Toll Prices Could Look Very Different In NYC

On Monday night, Community Board 14’s Transit Committee listened to a presentation by Jonathan Matz, Move NY’s Campaign Coordinator and Analyst.  The Move NY Fair Plan is an initiative proposed to bridge the $15.2 billion funding gap More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

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.  Saturdays- The Night Owls play The Rock NYC wine bar from 8 to 11 p.m. More...

Fifty Shades of Grey – Love Hurts

Movie Scope

What is this strange power that is Fifty Shades of Grey?  Tens of millions of women have read the book. The movie version has pulled in more than a million bucks on its opening days. Two sequels are in the works.  More...

St. Edmund’s Coat of Many Colors

One of Broadway’s great musicals will be coming to life, courtesy of the talented students from St. Edmund Prep’s Theater Club, the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  More...

Sports

Brooklyn Hurricanes Awards

In January, the Brooklyn Hurricanes Football Conference celebrated another winning season with their three Award Banquets at Buckley’s Restaurant in Marine Park.  Rockaway was well represented with many of the top awards going to players f More...

Throw Like A Woman Free Access

The Stoop

I love baseball books. More...

SFDS Swimming Along

The St. Francis de Sales Girls swim team recorded another terrific win on March 13 against OLAN 82-50. The team advanced their record to 4- 2, and placed first in 11 of the 15 races. Seniors claimed a decisive victory in all four of their races. More...

Letters

A Great Addition

Dear Editor:  I want to commend The Wave for their astute hiring of Joanne Smith as a regular contributor to their newspaper. More...

A Great Story

Dear Editor:  Thank you for the charming story by Michael Scanlon. He evoked for me many warm and nostalgic memories of growing up as a first generation New York kid. More...

Get Over Mayor’s Lateness

Dear Editor:  It is sad to see the Rockaway community get sucked into the feeding frenzy created by the press about the mayor's arrival times.   More...


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