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Gary Russo Is Missing Since Last Tuesday

Fifty-four year old Gary Russo, formerly of Broad Channel, was reported missing since last Tuesday. Russo was last seen by family at his home at 156-20 90th Street in Howard Beach at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28. More...

Local Starting Volunteer EMS Free Access

Given the number of near drowning incidents just over the last week, it has become clear to at least one group of locals that a Rockaway Volunteer Ambulance Search and Rescue Corps (RVAC) is needed. More...

Getting At The Root Of Gun Violence

Official Point Of View

While our Rockaway communities continue to build back from Hurricane Sandy, there has been one consistent issue that has been preventing us from truly thriving - gun violence.  Ridding our neighborhoods of gangs and violent culture is not a simp More...

Business News

The Palms Is Open

The multi-generational New York Brass Band belted out a spirited version of the Isley Brothers’ “Shout” which could be heard a block away as The Palms opened on Beach 96th Street with a celebratory party on Aug. 2. More...

1010 WINS Update

REAL ESTATE CORNER

Listen for my radio advertisements on 1010 WINS. They run most Saturdays and Sundays at various times. The ads started on July 19th and 20th. They aired on July 26th and 27th, August 1st and 2nd. More...

Sports

RBVL Playoff Extravaganza Set for Saturday

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League completed the final match of the 2015 season on Wednesday night and all ten divisions crowned regular season champs – Freedhand’s, JG Electric, Kobeyaki Got Kills, Rat Pack NYC, Breakaways, Rockaway Br More...

RLL On ESPN!

To put an amazing cap on an outstanding 2015 season, Rockaway Little League was selected to represent Little League Baseball on Sunday’s, Aug. 2, broadcast of Baseball Tonight.  More...

Locals Pitch In At Ravens Car Wash

“Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.” Coach Eric Taylor said these words before every football game in the ever-popular TV drama, Friday Night Lights. More...

Letters

Bring Back The Bike

Dear Editor:  To the person who took the brand new blue trike-bike and cruiser plus chains from Beach 90th Street and Shore Front Parkway: The bike was for a disabled man, so he could have a few good years left, and was bought for him by his son More...

Dump Richards And Goldfeder!

Dear Editor:  Councilman Donovan Richards and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder are telling residents of Rockaway: “DROP DEAD!”  Turns out that it’s NOW time for HUGE political change in the Rockaways! More...

No Project Underway!

Dear Editor:I heartily support Ms. Rosenberg's position keeping Rockaway Freeway open. 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.  Tuesdays 8 p.m. More...

Welcome To Community House

Re-imagined Rockaway Landmark Makes Debut

The Wave has always had a special relationship with the building on the corner of Beach 102nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

It’s All Happening At RAA

While many things are winding in the haze of mid-summer, the Rockaway Artists Alliance is kicking off the start of August with a bang.  On Friday, Aug. More...

A Sign Of Resurgence Free Access

Years in the making, Aug. 5 became the day new signs were hung in the long-shuttered Thriftway Mall in Far Rockaway. Workers hung Dunkin’ Donuts / Baskin Robbins signs, exciting many who passed by. More...

Community

Draw A Line In The Sand

Latest Port Ambrose protest at Long Beach

The growing throng of people uniting to protest the Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project will gather in Long Beach on Aug. More...

It All Started At Far Rock HS Free Access

One Celebrated Alum Can’t Wait For Upcoming Reunion

“Life is a series of doorways; you never know what can happen.” Those inspirational words are not the end of a famous book; they are the exact words uttered to this reporter on Aug. 2. More...

Marine Parkway Closings Scheduled

The Brooklyn-bound (north) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic during overnight hours from Sunday night through Friday morning, Aug. 9-14 for demolition of the old Rockaway Point Boulevard overpass. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Dope: College By Bitcoin

Moviescope

Dope is a hip, teen-transition movie, which sends out a lethal message: You can pave your way to Harvard by selling drugs by bitcoin.  Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a super smart high school student who falls in with a bad Southern California crowd More...

‘The Last Ship’ steams through its second season

About this time last year, I wondered if it was possible to survive a devastating pandemic that decimates the world’s population if you were isolated from it. Today, we have our answer: definitely! But not without some major fallout. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber Free Access

Rockaway’s version of the Mermaid Parade is going to be called Poseidon’s Parade, and the date has been set; Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. Email Caseybrouder@yahoo.com for any information and keep checking The Wave for updates. 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...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Keeping It Real

As many people continue to push for Rockaway to become some sort of destination town again, others have seen recently that maybe we can’t handle it.  In the last few weeks social media has been a place to post complaints regarding some iss More...

Editorial/Opinion

Cops And Community Free Access

The National Night Out Against Crime is a unique opportunity each year for local precincts to spend a few carefree hours with the people they protect and serve. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Obits

Lynn M. Kirchein

Lynn M. Kirchein died on Aug. 3.  Kirchein, a secretary, was born in Manhttan. More...

William S. White

William S. White died on Aug. 5 at age 90.  White was born and raised in Broad Channel and was a lifelong resident of Howard Beach and Rockaway.  A retired FDNY Fireman, he was also a World War II U.S. More...

Death Of A Poet Free Access

This past week Rockaway lost a lifelong resident. One who was as passionate about Rockaway as any. More...


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