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Cops Seek Shooter

During a routine car stop on Feb. 16, at approximately 10 p.m., a car stop was conducted by 100th Precinct Anti-Crime personnel near Beach 67th Street and De Costa Avenue.  The suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to flee. More...

Stackpole Foundation Carries On His Spirit Free Access

On Friday, Feb. 26, the FDNY Captain Timothy Stackpole Foundation will be holding its annual gala at the El Caribe catering hall in Brooklyn. Music will be provided by Rockaway’s own Breezy Grass. More...

Helping Hands Ready To Rebuild

Friends Of Rockaway To Host Several Events

Though much has improved in the three-plus years since Hurricane Sandy, all across the peninsula there are homes still waiting to be rebuilt.  In Rockaway and Broad Channel, homeowners who were heavily impacted are still living with the damage l More...

School News

The Hits Keep Coming at “Success” Charters

School Scope

I was actually going to take this week off but I saw an excellent piece on the impact on Rockaway schools of Eva Moskowitz’s charter network coming to IS 53 written by former Wave editor Howie Schwach on his web site: onrockaway.com.  More...

Business News

Something Different At TruBurger Free Access

TruBurger, at 150-03 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach, is no ordinary get-in, get-out, fast food burger joint. More...

Columnists

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...

Broad Channel Bits

Winter or summer, there is something so beautiful about where we live that it’s easy to take it for granted. Last Sunday in the deepest of the deep freeze, temperatures hovered around a record breaking, skin freezing zero. More...

Matters Of The Heart

Dear Michele,  I am a single woman in my 30s. I have always been told that I have a pretty face but that I need to lose weight. I’m 5 feet 3 inches and about 250 pounds. I hate the way I look. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Litter Is Everyone’s Problem Free Access

There are online polls that suggest nearly 100 percent of people identify litter as a major environmental problem, yet many communities – like Rockaway -- still suffer from litter. More...

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Mayor’s Proposed Streetcars Might Hurt Streets and Cars Free Access

It’s My Turn

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans for a streetcar line that would connect Brooklyn and Queens, running along the East River. The proposal is causing some trepidation even among transit advocates. More...

Obits

Wilbert Beaver

Wilbert Beaver, 82, died Jan. 30.  Born in Turkey, Texas, he was a Rockaway resident for more than 50 years. He was a landscaper by profession.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home, Inwood.   More...

Beverly Bugliari

Beverly Bugliari died Feb. More...

Joann Gravette

Joann Gravette, 36, died Jan. 27.  Born in the Bronx, she was a resident of Rockaway for more than 20 years.  She worked as a medical biller.  More...

Justice For The DiCiervos Free Access

The tragic death of Anthony DiCiervo Jr. in 2012 has left a void for his family that can never be replaced. However, after a jury came to a verdict in the lawsuit, his family will finally be taken care of. More...

Addabbo Wants Sex Offenders Out Of Shelters

New York State Senator Joe Addabbo is challenging the State Assembly to pass a bill to keep sex offenders out of homeless shelters.  More...

Community

Locals Support GMO Labeling Law

On Feb. 11, the non-profit Food & Water Watch organized a coalition of parents, businesses, and community groups from Far Rockaway in support of labeling Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) products.  More...

A Fair Fare For Far Rock

Often when there is a state program or city initiative to make services more equitable, locals often wonder if the peninsula will be included. State Senator James Sanders Jr. More...

“Saving Jamaica Bay” Premieres

Saving Jamaica Bay, the first ever feature film about the land and body of water that has been essential to the life of New York City, and some would say a key to its future, will have its world premiere next month. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

kidsmART Leading Our Children Into The 21st Century And Beyond

From The Artist’s Studio

In an era when science and technology have become essential to the young people being prepared to take over the future, in the past 10 years in the after-school field, there has been a movement to include more STEMbased activities for children.  More...

The Hero of Rockaway

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No crying shame

The Gallaghers need each other more than ever in season 6 of ‘Shameless’

Despite the critical acclaim that Showtime’s  “Shameless” and its British forerunner have enjoyed, the American dramedy doesn’t seem to generate a ton a buzz.  More...

Sports

Brooklyn Hurricanes 2015Awards

The Brooklyn Hurricanes recently marked the end of the 2015 campaign with three award banquets at Buckley's Restaurant in Marine Park.  More...

St. Saviour Junior Scores 1000 Points Free Access

Saint Saviour's Lauren Duggan (#3) scored her 1000th career point on Feb. 5, in a non-league matchup against St. Vincent Ferrer of Manhattan. More...

The Rockaway Running Series 2016

Gallagher, Centrowitz to run in Millrose Games

Rockapulco Run club alumni Kerri Gallagher (4-time Rockapulco 5K Champion and course record holder) and Matthew Centrowitz (2-time Rockapulco 5K Champion, course record holder and 2012 Olympian) are set to compete in the prestigious Wanamaker Mile at More...

Letters

The Ballad Of BCD

Dear Editor:  The Department of Transportation (DOT) spoke at the Community Board 14 meeting this month on the partial closure of Beach Channel Drive (BCD).   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...

Bonus Track

Music On Air

Rockaway’s top premier musicians are being seen and heard.  Walker Hornung of Walker and the Brotherhood of the Grape, noted that on Feb. More...


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