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Ruscillo Steps Down From 100th PCT CC

Community Board 14 member and longtime Rockaway resident Danny Ruscillo has decided to step down from his post as president of the 100th Precinct Community Council.  On Aug. 12, he informed the council’s board of his decision.  More...

A Pair Of Heroes

NYPD Saves Jet Skiers From Drowning

Police Officers Matthew Carson (right) and Christopher Carlino of the 101st Precinct did not start the day as partners, but after a 911 call came over the police radio on Aug. More...

Police Seek Info On Shooter

Detectives of the 101st Precinct are seeking information about a shooting incident in downtown Far Rockaway.  According to police, a group of young men were standing in front of a bodega at 20-17 Mott Ave. on May 24. Around 7:21 p.m. More...

Business News

All That Glitters Is Gold

Beach 116th Bulletin

On a bright sunny day this week, I sauntered into A & J Jewelry, Inc. nestled next to the A Train Subway Station on Beach 116th Street. More...

Selling? Downsizing? To Where?

REAL ESTATE CORNER

An issue in the sale of a home is the relocation of the owners. Some important factors relate to the reasons for the sale and ongoing needs: do they want to “take money” out - buy something cheeper? Do they know where they want to go? More...

Milestones

Patrylo Celebrates The Big 10

Nicholas Patrylo celebrated his 10th birthday on July 29. The Inwood resident marked the day with a special visit to Adventureland Amusement Park with his brother, Michael, and his grandparents, John and Peggy Patrylo of Bayswater.   More...

Smith Named Future Nurse Leader

Brianne Smith of Belle Harbor has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Future Nurse Leader Award by the American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY).  More...

Sports

RBVL Crowns 10 Champions

On Aug. 8, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestant’s fought for the fabled winner’s sweatshirts in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs. More...

Best Of The Best Free Access

Riis lifeguards run, swim, and run to title

Four local lifeguards were honored with top places in a national open men’s competition on August 5-8, and now are headed to a worldwide lifeguarding competition in September. More...

Game On For Rockaway Old Timers

On July 25, the Rockaway Old Timers held their 7th Annual Reunion Game at Bayswater Park. More...

Obits

Viola M. Barr

Viola M. Barr died on Aug. 12 at 90.  Born in Hempstead, Barr was a resident of Broad Channel for 59 years. More...

Angelina C. Carvalhido

Angelina C. Carvalhido died on Aug. 5 at age 95, at the St. Joachim & Anne Residences in Coney Island.  Born in 1919 in Manhattan, she and her husband were longtime residents of Rockaway after moving here from Brooklyn.  More...

Valerie A. Kogut

Valerie A. Kogut died on Aug. 9.  She was a lifelong Rockaway resident and a homemaker.  Kogut is preceded in death by her father, John Gradiska, and her son, Patrick Kogut.  More...

Cuomo Requests Waiver For Superstorm Sandy Homeowners Set to Receive FEMA Settlements Free Access

Governor Cuomo has requested that U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Castro use his executive discretion to waive the Duplications of Benefits regulation for homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy. More...

Community

Dog Run Hosts Ice Cream Social

The annual Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness (ARF-ARF) Ice Cream Social for the canine set took place at the Rockaway Dog Run on Aug. More...

RVAC Says City Funding Is Near

At an open meeting of the Rockaway Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Corps on Aug. 10, the group shared some positive news about its efforts to bring its services to the community.  More...

Deadline For Revised Sandy Claims Coming

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy that there are four weeks remaining to request a review if they believe their claims we More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Artist On The Shore Free Access

On Aug. 6, Nancy Herman and her husband had just enjoyed what she called a “great dinner and live music (Stell & Stuggs) at Rippers.” On her walk back home on the boardwalk, she captured this artist on the shore at Beach 97th Street. More...

HBO’s new miniseries examines the fight to desegregate 1980s Yonkers

It’s not always easy being the man in charge. More...

Columnists

An Intern’s Take

When the going gets tough the tough get going. Ask yourself a question today, if life were a baseball game would you be winning or losing? It is the bottom of the ninth inning, the bases are loaded. The opposition has their best pitcher up. More...

Beachcomber

Last week’s cover of The Wave (Operation Rescue) illustrates how important first responders are to our community. Their endless dedication, selflessness and courage in times of danger should be celebrated – and appreciated -- every day. 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

The Art Of Debate Free Access

Rockaway prides itself as a highly engaged community, and has high expectations of its elected officials and many others – like its community newspaper – who play a role in the exchange and supply of information. More...

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Letters

Remember The HH

Dear Editor:  Many are too young to remember that up until the 1970s -- New York City Transit extended E line service during rush hours to the Rockaways. More...

Make Skate Park Great

Dear Editor:  The current designs for the new Beach 91st-92nd Street skate park are great. However, it is a “3 foot rule” park, meaning that there will be no supervision because everything in the park is 3 feet tall or less.   More...

Weekender

Who’s Playing Free Access

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...

Be Part Of Poseidon’s Parade

A Celebration Of Rockaway, The Ocean And Artistic Expression

It’s time to experience all the legends of the sea with Poseidon’s Parade.  The first-ever parade is calling all mermaids, sailors, seafarers and protectors of the sea to come out and celebrate the end of summer and the beauty of the More...

Beach Flix Part Deux

Aliens, sharks, witches, supervillains and bellhops are coming to a beach near you!  The popular Beach Flix is ready to kick off the second half of summer with a slate of movies running all the way to Labor Day weekend. More...


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