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QCC Names New Executive Director

The Queens Chamber of Commerce announced today that Thomas J. Grech will be the organization’s new executive director.  More...

Open And Closed For The 4th Free Access

With the 4th of July falling on a Saturday this year, many are confused about what is open and closed this weekend. Although the holiday is officially observed on Friday, July 3, Post Offices and the Department of Motor Vehicles will be open, More...

Richards Introduces Crime Fighting Plan Free Access

Councilman Donovan Richards says new initiatives are needed to combat gun violence in Rockaway. More...

School News

Is the Public School System Toast?

School Scope

I hate to close the school year on a down note, but the long-term prospects for the survival of publicly run and managed urban public school systems is not good.  Oh, it will not happen overnight but the concept of putting the education of our n More...

Russo’s Celebrates Special Graduation Day

On Thursday, June 25, P256Q at St. More...

School Safety VIPs

The Village Academy Middle School, located at 10-45 Nameoke Street in Far Rockaway is committed to working with the entire school community to ensure the success of its students.  The kitchen staff, nurses’ office, custodial staff, and sch More...

Columnists

Virtual Man

Anatomy Of An Aftermath

So you peer down at the Chinese calendar serving as your place mat only to realize that your year, the year you were born, is no longer listed.  More...

Beachcomber

Councilman Donovan Richards is hosting “Construction Job Opportunities for Edgemere Phase 1” event on Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Arverne.  More...

Dorothy Dunne

A few years ago, I was able to take the ferry back and forth from 34th Street in New York City to Riis Landing. We really need it now, more than ever, especially during the summer season.  More...

Editorial/Opinion

Transit Inequity Free Access

The more The Wave hears about the plans for Select Bus Service, the more we agree with those who are convinced that the plan is unfair to many in Rockaway. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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The Concerned Homeowners & Residents of Rockaway Beach

It’s My Turn

To The Honorable Bill de Blasio, Mayor of NYC:  More...

Obits

Louise Albertha Bostic

Louise Albertha Bostic, age 86, died on April 18.  Born in Christ Church, Barbados, she was a Rockaway resident for more than 20 years. She worked as a seamstress.  More...

Anthony Celestino

Anthony Celestino, age 82, died on June 27.  Born in Brooklyn, he was a resident of the Surfside Buildings for 31 years.  Celestino was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. More...

Carvin Crawford

Carvin Crawford died on March 21 at age 83.  Crawford was born in Abbeville, S.C. More...

Weekender

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 information. More...

In The Key Of Ethoscope

Years before it was ‘discovered’ Rockaway/ Broad Channel was already developing its own lively and very varied music scene. More...

Legends In Valor

Major Jason Brezler’s warnings about an Afghan police chief and his ‘tea boys’ went unaddressed, and three Marines were slain. One year later, the Marines are taking action—against him.  More...

After Goldfeder Push, Parks Agrees to Flag Free Access

Amidst Fourth of July celebrations that saw the opening of the second section of the newly-rebuilt Rockaway Boardwalk, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced an agreement with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to include a flagpole in the vici More...

Comptroller: Parks Must Do Better Free Access

Stringer releases audit of FEMA allocations to city agency

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer’s audit of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) as it relates to its oversight of monies allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Superstorm-Sandy More...

Community

Project Underway Free Access

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance hosted the Project Underway meeting at the Arverne View Community Room at 57-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard on June 24 to discuss safety, economic development, transit, and health and wellness issues for those that pass More...

Rockstock and Barrels Kicks Off Summer

Collaborations by three locals that began almost a decade ago led to another free summer kick off with music, surfing, and skating.  The show went on at the boardwalk, despite gloomy weather conditions on the second weekend of the season, as it More...

Long May You Fly

Beach 116th Bulletin

I recently read that many of our local flagpoles and flags have been destroyed and taken down.  I really hope that severe weather has had something to do with it and that the damage was not from vandals.  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

A Painter’s Rockaway Muse

Artist Alice Elizabeth made an appearance at her art exhibit at Sayra’s Wine Bar on June 28, where she showed 20 of her oil paintings to viewers in Rockaway.  She came to Rockaway by way of the United Kingdom when she was just one, and was More...

Only human

AMC’s ‘Humans’ blurs the lines between artificial and real intelligence

It’s not a stretch to think that some day we could be living side by side with lifelike robots that are practically indiscernible from people. More...

Business News

Avoid A Low Appraisal

REAL ESTATE CORNER

About a year ago I wrote a column about low appraisals. This is still an issue in today’s Rockaway real estate market. The appraisal process has become more rigid in recent years. More...

An Imperfect Process

Real Estate Updates

Many people visit internet sites in order to check on their own properties. Zillow, Trulia and others give an “estimate” of market value. NYC real estate tax bills similarly show an estimated market value. More...

Sports

Happy 4th of July RBVL

By Rocky D. and Katie Honan  More...

RLL: Baseball, Softball Champs Crowned

The Bartoli Chiropractic Orioles defeated the Knights of Columbus Reds 15-10 last Friday to win the Major Girls softball title and join the Slices ‘n Ices Marlins (Pee Wee Senior), Graybeards Reds (Minor Girls), Servpro Reds (Minor Boys), and R More...

Gallagher Goes National

On June 28, history was made at University of Oregon’s legendary Heyward Field, as Rockaway’s Kerri Gallagher became an All- American and qualified for the U.S. National team that will compete in China in August.  More...

Letters

Broken Window Theory

Dear Editor:  For those who agree with the Broken Windows theory of law enforcement that has made New York City the safest large city in America, I wanted to submit this latest act of vandalism in our community.  The bus shelter at the corn More...

Mass Distractions

Dear Editor:  For some time I have felt it inappropriate to have restroom comings and goings at the very front of the St. More...

RTC Show Stoppers

Dear Editor:  If you do nothing else today, be sure to call The Rockaway Theatre Company and order tickets to see their newest production of Guys and Dolls. More...


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