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West Pond Future Meeting

On Oct. 22, the National Park Service is hosting an open house for community members to review proposed plans for the repair of the West Pond area of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.  The meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

A Fabulous Fall Festival Free Access

The sunshine and cool air made for a perfect day to celebrate fall as the Second Annual Beach 116th Street Fall Festival got underway. More...

Breaking Through by Breaking Away from the Politics of Gridlock

Official Point Of View

As I crisscross the district talking with constituents about their concerns, I’ve noticed that regardless of whether they are young or old, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, native born or an immigrant, Christian or Jewish, Muslim or Hindu, De More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

The Hero Of Rockaway

(Editor’s Note) The Wave would like to welcome Far Rockaway’s Fred Haynes to our pages. More...

Art, Music And Honors At RAA Gala

Nearly 150 people came out on Saturday, Oct. 10, for a night long celebration of the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s 20th anniversary at their gala at Belle Harbor Yacht Club. More...

‘Scream Queens’ parodies slasher flicks from the ‘80s and ‘90s

With   Halloween just around the corner, you’re probably being inundated with monsters, gore and everything else typical of the horror genre.  More...

Sports

Some Riveting Hockey

The fans at the Aviator Sports Facility in Brooklyn who came to watch the first pre-season game of the New York Riveters two weeks ago weren’t sure what to expect. More...

A Great Day For Paddleball

Paddleball is a huge part of Rockaway culture and that tradition was celebrated once again on Oct. More...

Rockies Open Season, New Rink

The Rockaway Rockies are raring to go and this year, will have a new rink to do it on.  They open the 2015-16 season at the revamped roller hockey rink at Beach 108th Street.  The reconstructed rink, funded partially by $600,000 raised by C More...

Letters

Help Is Needed

Dear Editor:  In 2012, our church, which has served the Rockaway community since 1995, suffered three tragedies within a 10-day period.  Our founder and Senior Pastor (my dad) passed away. More...

Funding Mistakes

Dear Editor: From October 1995 through June 2013, I had the pleasure of working as a clinical social worker at the Addabbo Family Health Center in Arverne. 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...

Humpback Whale Watch

In the past five years, humpback whales have been returning to theaters around New York City.  More...

Spooky Music At Fort Tilden

As ghostly shadows get longer and day fades into the darkness, things that shake, rattle and roll in the night will be coming to Fort Tilden.  Billed as “A Freakin’ Circus Party” in celebration of Rocktober 2015, a carnival lik More...

Ulrich: Beware of City Bait And Switch Free Access

The Community Board 14 meeting held on Oct. 13 at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90th Street was jampacked with a myriad of affairs under scrutiny. More...

Community

Barks And Blessings

Tales were wagging as about a dozen dogs and one cat arrived by leash at the Blessing of Animals at St. Virgilius Church in Broad Channel. Owners joined their pets on Sunday, Oct. More...

St. John’s Hosts Forum

Speaking at recent Rockaway Beach Civic Association, Gerard Walsh of St. More...

New Recruits For TD 23

Danny Ruscillo, president of the 100th Precinct Community Council had the pleasure of being introduced to some new recruits for Transit District 23.  All three officers are still in the NYPD Academy, but when they complete their training, they w More...

Business News

Unexpected

REAL ESTATE CORNER

When buyers make an offer on an old home, they understand that to some extent the house needs work. Their offer reflects this. Once the offer is accepted the buyer then has a certified inspector visit the house. More...

Fed Rate Rise Probabilities

Real Estate Updates

The “Fed Funds” rate is the rate of interest which the Federal Reserve Bank sets for banks to lend overnight money to each other. This rate is at .13 percent (effectively) as of Oct. 9 - it varies within a narrow range daily. More...

Columnists

An Intern’s Take

Well, if I didn’t know any better I’d have thought that there wasn’t much going on in Washington, D.C. this past Saturday. More...

Never Grow Up Free Access

Slice Of Life

In the early 1900s, J.M. Barrie published his most famous work of literature, Peter Pan. Audiences were in awe of the character of Peter and his adventures with the Darling children and his motto to “never grow up.” 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

Song Remains The Same? Free Access

Back in April, Councilman Donovan Richards told The Wave he was in favor of term limits for Community Board 14 members. More...

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Obits

John A. Cedo

John A. Cedo died on Oct. 8.  Born in Washington Heights, he was a resident of Breezy Point for 35 years after moving here from Manhattan.  A U.S.Air Force veteran, Cedo served in Vietnam. He was also a retired NYPD police officer.  More...

Jessie Broxton

Jessie Broxton, age 84, died on Aug. 12.  Born in Orlando, Fla., she was a Rockaway resident for more than 70 years. More...

Marie M. Connolly

Marie M. Connolly died on Oct. 13.  Born in Brooklyn, she was a Rockaway resident for 22 years after moving here. She was a homemaker.  She is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Connolly.  More...


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