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Scholars’ Student Picked For Tech Congress

Breezy Point student Grace Sanicola has been nominated to participate in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders held in Boston this year.  More...

Breezy Crash Update

As the police investigation into the May 31 deadly crash in Breezy Point continues, more details have been released.  NYPD sources confirm that the car involved, a 2008 BMW, had been left with the keys in the ignition and the engine running when More...

Votes Are In

For Rock Repubs

The Rockaway Republican Club recently met in the Belle Harbor Yacht Club to hold their 2015-17 elections. The newly elected board members are: Alan Zwirn - PresidentMichael O’Reilly - Vice PresidentDr. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Craft Fair Shows Off Boardwalk

The first leg of the Rockaway Beach Super Boardwalk Craft and Gift Fair was a huge hit this past weekend.  Spread over three weekends, the fair’s first installment – June 6-7 – enjoyed great weather and attracted plenty of folk More...

5 FLIGHTS UP – STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Moviescope

Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman: Two reasons to see 5 Flights Up. They may be the only reasons, but that’s enough.  More...

Don’t mess with Texas

Bill Paxton discusses his latest History miniseries

Before moving out to La La Land and going on to star in such Hollywood blockbusters as “Aliens” (1986), “Twister” (1996) and “Titanic” (1997), Bill Paxton was a young fella growing up in Fort Worth, Texas.  More...

Sports

Sun Shines on RBVL

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League was greeted by perfect weather in week three and players gleefully tossed away their sweatshirts and overcoats, stripping down to playing weight, tank tops and shorts.  The play resembled mid- season volleyb More...

RLL Regular Season Over; Second Season Begins

The final week of Rockaway Little League’s regular season made clear the teams to beat in the five competitive divisions.  More...

The Stoop

“Funny about NY baseball, the Yankees are in first and are the “little train that could” with a $200 million payroll. The Mets are also in first and re underachieving. Too funny.” - Rich Coutinho.   More...

Letters

Act Now On Mayoral Control

Dear Editor:  More...

Thank You, Rockaway

Dear Editor:  This is a heartfelt thank you for remembering the sacrifice our soldiers have made through the years by honoring them with a parade and Memorial Day Mass at St. Francis de Sales.  More...

Weekender

The Wharf Bar & Grill Free Access

The Editor Eats

This isn’t going to be one of those restaurant reviews you read in the New York Times, nor is it going to contain a lengthy description of the entire contents of a menu or my play-by-play of a five-course meal. More...

Topless Returns

What is a renaissance without art? Among other things, Rockaway’s resurgence has certainly been advanced by an infusion of art and the creativity of artists, both homegrown and new to the peninsula.  More...

A Double Shot Of Rockaway Rock

His ‘short description” on Facebook notes Jon Kiebon as a “Unique, Avant Garde, Experimental, Emotionally Charged, Experimental, Humorous Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist.  The long playing version is that Jammin’ Jon, as More...

FEMA Funds For Breezy Point

The residents of Breezy Point have long been wondering if the federal government knows they exist. More...

Community

Edgemere Garden Party

This Sunday, June 14 from 12-4 p.m., the Edgemere Community Garden Coalition is inviting the community for a garden party at the corner of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 43rd Street to celebrate/ envision new possibility for urban agriculture/communit More...

Even Heroes Need Practice Free Access

With the beaches open and swimming weather upon us, multiple agencies took part in a joint water rescue exercise on the beach on May 25. More...

Rockaway / Nassau Safety Patrol Report

Editor’s Note – The Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol (RNSP) formerly known as the Rockaway Citizens Safety Patrol, would like to let people know their 24-Hour Hotline remains 917-727-7306 and the Rockaway communities will continue to be cove More...

School News

Hernandez Earns Honors

Pamela Hernandez joined the ranks of distinguished graduates on May 22 at Stony Brook, State University of New York. Earning a grade point ave-rage of 3.67, she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree Cum Laude. More...

Business News

What Is A “Pocket Listing”?

REAL ESTATE CORNER

A NY Times article once described a pocket listing as a property which is not officially for sale. The seller does not want his house “on the market”. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

In the wake of the Rockaway Point Boulevard car wreck that has ended one life, ruined three others and caused untold grief to families, friends and an entire community, some louder voices are now saying ‘enough’. 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...

Slice of Life

Lately I have been noticing more and more that many people do not have cell phone etiquette. I guess because cell phones are technically a new invention, people do not know how to use this device properly.  More...

Editorial/Opinion

Sandy Slowdown Free Access

On June 9, the New York Post published a story that stated “just 16 percent of the money given to the city for Hurricane Sandy projects was doled out in contracts by the end of 2014 — even though the storm ravaged the area more than two y More...

Political Cartoon

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Broken Promises at ABTS

It’s My Turn

The meeting that occurred at the Macedonia Baptist Church on June 2 brought to light a number of concerns about the future of the promised school at Arverne by the Sea (ABTS).  More...

Obits

Sister Maureen Catherine Gleason, CSJ

Sister Maureen Catherine Gleason, CSJ, ‘S. Miriam Assumpta’, died on June 9.  Born in Brooklyn, she was a resident of Stella Maris Convent in Rockaway Park. She was an educator with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.  More...

Helen Hendrickson

Helen Hendrickson died on June 8.  Hendrickson, a homemaker, was a Rockaway resident for 37 years after coming from the Bronx.  She is preceded in death by husband, Richard Hendrickson, and her son, Richard O’Hanlon.  More...

Thomas F. Hogan Jr.

Thomas F. Hogan Jr. died on June 4.  Born in Brooklyn, he was a lifelong resident of Rockaway.  An engineer by profession, Hogan was also a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Korean War era. More...


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