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Wave Critic Wins “Best Science Fiction Film”

The Wave’s movie critic, Robert M. Snyder, and his brother, Philip Snyder, won “Best Science Fiction Film” for their 15-minute version of “The Bag” at the 15 Minutes of Fame Festival in Palm Bay, Fla.  More...

An Early “Taste” Of Summer

2017 Taste of Rockaway draws large crowd

The sun-kissed streets of Rockaway Beach Boulevard were alive with bustling diners on Saturday, May 6 as the spring 2017 Taste of Rockaway commenced. More...

CB14 Says Yes To Bikes, No To Parking Free Access

If you want to ride a bike on Shore Front Parkway this summer, you probably came away from the May 9 meeting of Community Board 14 with a smile on your face. If you attended to support the addition of parking along SFP, well, maybe not so much. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

The Hero of Rockaway

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Closing the book: Season finale of ‘Once Upon a Time’ wraps up storylines

The finale is here, and the season’s biggest battle comes to a head in the two-part season 6 finale of “Once Upon a Time,” airing Sunday, May 14, on ABC. More...

Sports

RLL Roundup

Royals Rally, Giants Stand Tall

Rockaway Little League lost several games to weather and communions last week but there was plenty of action in the Minor Boys division.  On Sunday, the L. More...

The First Ever Irish Junior National Baseball Team Free Access

A group of top Irish-American high school baseball players will be playing for the Irish Junior National Baseball Team in the 2017 18U European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland this summer. The tournament takes place the week of July 10-15. More...

Letters

Far Rock Beaches Need Help

Dear Editor:  Although the Far Rockaway beach was not devastated as bad as the Rockaway Beach and Rockaway Park beaches, there is no reason why the Far Rockaway beach should be neglected as much as it has been.  The east end of the peninsul More...

The Wave Is Petty About The Ferry

Dear Editor:  I was dismayed by the tone of last week’s editorial, which fixated on petty concerns about credit for the new Rockaway ferry, instead of focusing on the important matter at hand: we now have a ferry.  More...

The Ferry Is NOT a Yacht!

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Obits

Elizabeth O’Leary

Elizabeth O’Leary died on May 9.  She was a 50-year resident of Rockaway.  O’Leary is preceded in death by her brothers, John McHugh and James McHugh and sisters, Marie Pollard and Ilene McHugh.  More...

Genoveva Soto

Genoveva Soto died on May 3. She was a Rockaway resident for four years. Soto is preceded in death by her son, Edelmiro; sister, Julia and brother, Adriano. She is survived by her children, Luz-Zoraida Soto Acevedo, Judith Soto, More...

Celso Velez

Celso Velez died on May 7.  Born in Puerto Rico, Velez came to Rockaway in 1967.  Velez is survived by his brothers, Jose Velez, Nicolas Velez and Cayito Velez; sister, Antonia Velez and many nieces and nephews.  A funeral home service More...

Forever Fabulous Free Access

Frances Abbracciamento celebrates 104th birthday

The light that filtered into Kennedy’s Restaurant through tall, wrap-around windows, was no match for the light surrounding Breezy Point’s Frances Abbracciamento at her 104th birthday celebration. More...

Community

Education and Career Fair Free Access

MS53Q was the setting for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Work- shop and Education and Career Fair sponsored by State Senator James Sanders on Saturday, May 6. Opening the workshop was newly promoted Principal Andrea Yarde, More...

Ethiopian Orthodox Mission Comes To Far Rock

Ethiopia may be the first country to officially proclaim Christianity as the state religion. St. Matthew the Apostle preached the Gospel there. More...

First Holy Communion

The Director of Faith Formation and Religious Education for St. Mary Star of The Sea and St. More...

School News

Parent Boycott in Defense of Teachers

School Scope

I’ve devoted some recent columns to the story going on at the historic progressive school founded by McArthur Genius Award winner Debbie Meier in the mid-70s. More...

Business News

It’s Amazing!

REAL ESTATE CORNER

I’ve found that a little elbow grease and a small capital investment can go a long way towards helping you sell your real estate property. I showed an uninhabited and cluttered co-op apartment a few times with no luck. More...

Columnists

Is The Brooklyn Queens Street Car Connector Off The Tracks?

Transit Talk

Recent release of a February 2017 internal City Hall memo reveals that the proposed financing of the Brooklyn Queens Street Car (known as BQX) by capturing a piece of rising property values that would be a result of construction will not work. More...

Intergenerational Planning

Spotlight On Elderlaw

Estate planning is a general term which most often refers to planning for how one’s property and assets will pass to one’s survivors. More...

Beachcomber Free Access

The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association (BHPOA) is having its next meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at PS/MS 114, 134- 01 Cronston Ave. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Happy Mother’s Day Free Access

Washington Irving once wrote, “a mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, More...

Political Cartoon

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Our Beach: Discriminatory and Unfair

It’s My Turn

As the vestiges of winter cling on with all their might denying us a preview of spring, Rockaway residents can’t help wondering whether so cold/so late/so rainy is a harbinger of our summer weather. We cannot argue with the facts. 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...

Chaka Khan And More In Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will close out its 2016-17 season with the legendary Chaka Khan.  More...

Sacred Sites Of Queens

New York Landmarks Conservancy to hold “Sacred Sites” Open House Weekend

View the rich history behind some of Queens’ sacred sites on May 20 and May 21!  More...


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