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Richards Launches Heating Bill Assistance Program Free Access

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Councilman Donovan Richards announced he will continue offering annual heating bill assistance programs in his district offices. More...

School News

The Fallacies of School Choice Marketing Campaign

School Scope

In last week’s column I posted a letter from an anonymous Rockaway parent who disagreed with my stand on charter schools, vouchers, and Trump’s proposed education secretary, and school privatizer, Betsy DeVos. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Allied – The Spy Who Loved Me

Moviescope

Midway into Allied, we see Canadian Royal Air Force spy Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) reading a Graham Greene novel. This is funny because Max seems to be in a Graham Greene novel. It’s like James Bond reading an Ian Fleming thriller.  More...

The Hero of Rockaway

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Holiday television

Celebrate the season with star-studded specials

There’s magic in the air this time of year and, as it turns out, there’s plenty of magic on the air as well. More...

Sports

Bridget Rose Is Shootout MVP

Bishop Kearney’s JV Basketball Team started the season strong with two backto back wins against St. Joseph and Brooklyn Tech respectively, and Rockaway resident and Bishop Kearney freshman, Bridget Rose has helped More...

Editorial/Opinion

His Favorite Thing$ Free Access

We’re not really sure what Bill de Blasio has done to warrant a 51 percent approval rating from a NY1-Baruch College City Poll, a statistic reported by NY1’s Political Director Bob Hardt on Dec. 13. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obits

Barbara Aliviado

Barbara Aliviado, died on Dec. 11. She was a secretary for the NYC Board of Education, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran after 1955, and a Rockaway resident for 40 years coming from Brooklyn. More...

William R. Clark

William R. Clark died on Dec. 10. He was vice president of audit at MetLife Insurance Co., a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Francis de Sales Church, and a lifelong Rockaway resident.  More...

Anton Thomas Fuchs

Anton Thomas Fuchs died on Dec. 13. He was a lifelong Rockaway resident and a lifeguard for many years.  Fuchs was preceded in death by his brother, John Fuchs.  More...

A Tree Lights Up Beach 116th Street

A Christmas miracle happened on Beach 116th Street on Dec. 9, as the traditional Christmas Tree lighting that almost didn't happen, brought smiles to the faces of children and adults alike. More...

Season’s Greetings

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Community

Littoral Society 2016 Coastal Conservation Awards Free Access

At the 27th annual holiday party of the American Littoral Society, Coastal Conservation Awards were given to John McLaughlin (NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection), and Dan Hendrick More...

Rezoning Proposed In Far Rockaway Free Access

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is looking to rezone a portion of Far Rockaway, as part of Mayor de Blasio’s $91 million commitment to revitalize the downtown business district. More...

Katz Calls Corona Park For-Profit Events“Unfair”

Borough President Melinda Katz says she remains opposed to any forprofit organizations being allowed to shut down major portions of Flushing Meadows Corona Park from the public in order to accommodate paid-admission events in summer 2017.  Accor More...

Business News

NUW Hosts Local Businesses

Local entrepreneurs gathered on Saturday evening, Dec. 10, for a holiday celebration and networking event hosted by Samantha Cintron, owner of Nurture U Wellness. More...

Columnists

Slice Of Life

Things I can’t wait for this Christmas. Cue the sarcastic voice. 1. |Social media posts: some will be cute, some will be funny, and some will just be annoying: a. The posts that show how many gifts are wrapped under the tree. More...

Why MTA Fare Hikes May Make $ense

Transit Talk

Any New York City Transit bus, subway, MTA bus, elected official or transit advocate who opposes potential proposed fare hikes in 2017 missed the reason why fare hikes occur. More...

Tales From the Rock

Writer’s note: Last week I literally turned in my article about the late Terence McConnell at the very last minute and thus may have caused an inadvertent omission of an idiosyncratic and important quote from Terence aka Vic Plaza that I wanted More...

Letters

Overcharged By EZ Pass

Dear Editor:  I have been a Rockaway resident for over 11 years, since August of 2005. Unbeknownst to me, as an EZ Pass consumer, I have been overcharged by EZ Pass for all these years.  More...

Kudos To Ulrich For Denouncing 3rd Terms

Dear Editor: The news that former Council Speaker Christine Quinn is dipping her toe into the 2017 mayoral race should be a cause for concern. This is the same Christine Quinn, after all, who led the fight More...

NYC Tax Bill

Dear Editor:  I like to bring up two items that seems strange and food for thought.  First, the NYC Tax Bill statement for property does not state whom to make the payment to. 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...

A Feast of Seven Fishes

Tradition still reigns with Italian-American families as they celebrate Christmas Eve with the Feast of Seven Fishes.  More...

Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

Christmas is little more than a week away, but Rockaway is looking more than ready for Old St. Nick! Our Daniel Offner has been taking photos all around the peninsula. Great work everyone!   More...


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