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Honoring Justin Free Access

CVSR will host flag football tourney on June 4

Justin Zemser died tragically, and his absence from our community is felt every day by his family, friends and those in the community whose lives he touched. More...

Rockaway Marks Memorial Day

Memorial Day began with a full congregation of praying parishioners. Monsignor John Bracken led hundreds in observing the holiday in Rockaway with deepest solemn respect for our hero veterans at St. More...

Broad Channel Remembers Fallen Soldiers Free Access

Memorial Day is a solemn occasion, during which we pause to remember all those men and women who fought and died to protect our country. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

The Hero of Rockaway

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No monkey business

‘12 Monkeys’ is sci-fi gold on the small screen

The 1995 mind-bending sci-fi thriller that starred Bruce Willis and garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod for Brad Pitt has morphed into a successful TV series. More...

Business News

Plumbing Hints

REAL ESTATE CORNER

Some people leave their Rockaway homes and our wonderful beachfront community for summer vacations. When people are away burst hoses or pipes can create a mess. Even small leaks can cause some damage. More...

Columnists

Beach Etiquette Part II

Slice Of Life

DO NOT FEED THE SEAGULLS: How did I not have this as a top five? I was attacked once in Wildwood, N.J. trying to feed an AAU girls’ basketball team and a seagull took the pizza right off of the paper plate. More...

Beachcomber Free Access

In the May 27 issue of The Wave, in a story titled “Temple Beth-El Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day,” we neglected to add that the Yom Hashoah event held at Temple Beth El on May 5 was also cosponsored by West EndTemple and Jewish War Vete More...

Matters Of The Heart

Dear Michele, I have been in a long distance relationship for two years and things were going really well. We saw each other about once a month and talked on the phone every day. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Shoes Too Big To Phil Free Access

Since the moment Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder shared with The Wave his decision not to seek a fourth term in the State Assembly, we have been wondering that whoever seeks to run for his seat in November will have a nearly impossible task. More...

Letters

Holocaust Remembrance Committee

Dear Editor:  As the chairperson of the Holocaust Remembrance Committee, I must point out that West End Temple co-sponsored the Yom Hashoah program on May 5th along with Temple Beth El and Jewish War Veterans.  More...

Appalled By Parking Restrictions

Dear Editor:  I was pleased to read the letter from Rick Horan, in a recent edition of the Wave, regarding the ludicrous summer time parking restrictions imposed upon the good citizens of Rockaway Park commencing on May 15 of each year.  More...

Send Ferry Comments To EDC!

Dear Editor:  The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is in the final stages of accepting public comments on the environmental impact statement related to the planned citywide ferry service, including our service here in Rockawa More...

Community

MTA Adds ‘A’ Service to Area Beaches

Weekend Subway, Bus Service Added In Rockaway

Summer weekend ridership on the Rockaway Park shuttle, which normally operates between Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street and Broad Channel, has grown over the last few years and is now well in excess of pre-Super Storm Sandy levels.  More...

Bandstand Proposal Back To Drawing Board Free Access

Design consultants with Abel, Bainnson and Butz—the firm hired by New York City Parks Department to draw up designs for the construction of a bandstand at Beach 94th Street—are going back to the drawing board, More...

What A Weekend!

The best Memorial Day weekend weather in recent memory allowed our community to do just about everything it wanted.  From Friday to Monday, save for a few rain drops here and there, folks from all over went all over, from boogie boarding to fish More...

School News

Bishop Kearney Names Sullivan 2016 Valedictorian

Bishop Kearney’s Class of 2016 Valedictorian is Johanna Sullivan, a gifted and dedicated student who has made the most of every opportunity in high school. More...

‘Passing The Torch’ Of WTC Steel At West Point Free Access

Kieran McMahon, U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Saturday, May 21. More...

SFP Seniors Earn College Scholarships

Last year, St. Francis Prep’s graduating class distinguished itself with college scholarships totaling over $130 million. This year’s class has far and away eclipsed that, with over $156 million, and growing!  More...

Sports

Successes at St. Saviour

St. Saviour High School in Park Slope, Brooklyn is an excellent example of how successful an all-girls school can be.  Just ask someone who went there.  More...

Waterside Relay Team At Championships

Waterside School for Leadership, M.S. More...

RLL Shows Gratitude During Memorial Weekend Break

Rockaway Little League joined the annual Memorial Day March on Monday in appreciation of all who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. More...

Obits

Keither Highsmith

Keither Highsmith, 50, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died May 15.  He was an electrician and a Rockaway/ Broad Channel resident for more than 30 years.  Highsmith was preceded in death by his brother, Jessie Highsmith Jr., and sister, Valarie H More...

Noel Schwartz

Noel Schwartz, 88, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died May 13.  Schwartz lived in Neponsit for more than 60 years. More...

Weekender

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is The Wave’s weekly lineup of local art and entertainment premiering across the peninsula. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel. More...

Time To Get Your Irish On! Free Access

AOH 21 To Host Rockaway Irish Festival

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division 21 will help the Rockaway peninsula kick off summer with a weekend full of Irish culture, live music, vendors, food, beer and fun for the kids at the fourth annual Rockaway Beach / Breezy Point Irish Fes More...

Rockaway Riot Squad Co-Founder Speaks Out Free Access

The Rockaway Riot Squad was created in the early 2000’s, when four up-and-coming young rappers from the same neighborhood in Far Rockaway— Bynoe, Chinx Drugz, Cau2G$ and Stack Bundles — joined forces to create a hip-hop “super More...


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