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Transportation Debate

Officials Weigh Best Public Transportation Option

Rockaway commuters have long yearned for an upgrade to their transit system, calling for easy access into Manhattan and other boroughs with the hopes of revitalizing the area by attracting new homeowners and businesses to invest in the community.&nbs More...

Vote Now On How To Spend $1 Million Free Access

The Participatory Budgeting program is off to an impressive start for 2015, according to a release from City Councilman Eric Ulrich. More...

NYPD Promises Increased Patrols During Passover

Passover begins at sundown on April 3. On March 26, the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol hosted a pre- Passover briefing and counter-terrorism program at the TAG Elementary School on Beach 6th Street.  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...

Quintet Of The Americas Coming For Free Concert

The Quintet is coming!  The world-renown Quintet of the Americas, in collaboration with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, is presenting From The Heart, a free concert and after-concert discussion at RAA’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden.  More...

St. Rose Students Enact Stations Of The Cross

The eighth grade students of St. Rose of Lima School performed a live reenactment of the Stations of the Cross on Wednesday, April 1. More...

Columnists

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...

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Eye On Rockaway

The president and co-founder of the Rockaway Youth Task Force, Milan Taylor, said the following on Facebook and Twitter this week: “The Wave covers the predominately white areas of Rockaway more often and more favorably than the black areas of More...

Broad Channel Bits

Happy Easter, Broad Channel. Or happy Passover (Chag Pesach Sameach!), which starts on Friday, April 3. Or whatever you are celebrating, or not, at this time of year. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Maintaining The Mission Free Access

The Wave is part of a long journalistic tradition; providing community news to its readership. The job in 1893 was pretty much the same as it is now, engage, educate and when possible, entertain the reader. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Rest in Peace, Sister Pierre

It’s My Turn

While thumbing through this week’s Tablet, I noticed the obituary of a nun on page 12. Her name was Sister Marie Pierre Meyer and I wondered to myself if she could be the Sr. Marie Pierre of years ago who taught music at St. Francis de Sales. More...

Obits

Robert J.Davan

FDNY Captain

Robert J. Davan, a retired FDNY captain, died on March 27.  Coming from Inwood in Manhattan, he was a Rockaway resident for 37 years. A veteran, Davan served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. More...

Bill “Doc” Kelleher

Day Care Center Director

Bill “Doc” Kelleher, a retired day care center director in Rockaway, died on March 22.  Kelleher was also a former Assistant Principal at St. More...

$3 Billion For Sandy Hit NYCHA

Local residents who live in New York City Housing Authority developments affected by Superstorm Sandy learned $3 billion in FEMA funding is being awarded to fix their buildings and prepare them for future storms.  That amount of money holds the More...

Community

Beach Access For Belle Harbor

Reconstruction Project Gets Green Light

Beginning in late May or early June, several beach entryways, streets and sidewalks in Belle Harbor will get a long-awaited facelift, allowing for easy access and an aesthetically pleasing entrance to the beach. More...

Freezin’ For A Reason

Snowy weather set the mood for the Polar Plunge this year, with hundreds of people daring to dive into 40-degree water. More...

Ruscillo Honored By NYPD Transit

100th Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo was honored by the NYPD Transit Bureau on Wednesday, April 1.  Ruscillo received an NYPD Community Member Appreciation Award along with other civilians at the Transit Borough Queens and B More...

School News

Honor Roll At MS53

More than 70 students at MS53 made the honor roll this semester and were invited to join in a celebratory breakfast. Honor Roll is always a special time in school, a time to honor those who work hard every day at school.  More...

Lipstick On A Pig

School Scope

As I hit deadline (Monday afternoon) details of the state budget agreement pertaining to education have been emerging all day.  More...

Business News

National Housing Market Showing Positive Signs

Real Estate Updates

The Commerce Department released data on March 24th which showed that the rate of purchases (nationwide) of brand new homes rose to a seven year high. Sales climbed by 7.8 percent to an annual pace of 539,000. More...

Spring Is Here!

REAL ESTATE CORNER

We are entering the best and busiest time of the year in the real estate business. I am optimistic and hopeful for an excellent season. Interest rates are still very low by historical standards - making home ownership even more affordable. More...

Sports

Hoops On The Stoop Free Access

The Stoop

I grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn in the late 70’s and early 80’s. With the lack of any real green grass, we mostly played basketball. I had a hoop in my backyard, and I also played CYO ball for St. Vincent Ferrer. More...

FDNY Football

Come support the FDNY’s Bravest football team as they square off against the Brooklyn Mariners on April 4 at 1 p.m. at Aviator Field in Brooklyn. Donation is $10, and kids are free!   More...

Rockaway Outdoors

It seems like March is finally losing its grip on winter, and April is now unfolding.  Traditionally, Easter week was associated with some fish entering our area; however this might be delayed just a bit. More...

Letters

No New NYPD

Dear Editor:  Last week’s editorial cited plenty of reasons why groups like the Rockaway Youth Task Force would be against the addition of new police officers in the 100th and 101st precinct.  More...

Executive Arrogance

Dear Editor:  I think it is reasonable to say that President Obama is either operating on an agenda at odds with the views of mainstream America, or that his is out of control. More...


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