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Mayor Celebrates New Boardwalk, Beach Season

Mayor de Blasio returned to Rockaway to help kick off the 2015 beach season and open the peninsula’s first new stretch of boardwalk since the rebuilding from the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. More...

Remembering Those Who Drowned

The East Rockaway Inlet has claimed numerous lives over the years, so this Memorial Day took on additional meaning as 10 trees were dedicated in O’Donohue Park in memory of the 10 people who have drowned there since 2001. More...

School News

Education Tax Credit Bill Endorses Public Theft

School Scope

I wasn’t going to write something this week, but am so agitated by the outrage of the proposal to give people who send their kids to private and religious school a giveaway of public funds that could actually be used to support public schools, More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

“City Living: Far Rockaway’s friendly community makes this beachside nabe a hidden gem,” noted a headline in AMNewYork’s May 20 edition. More...

Simon Says

The weather is getting warmer. More and more people are coming to the Rockaways. I made my decision to call for a rally to reinstate the Rockaway ferry now. We’ve chosen the date of Wednesday June 10 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Of Shopping Centers and Mosquitoes

Eye On Rockaway

On May 26, this reporter finally noticed that a sign had been put up over the storefronts near where the new Dunkin’ Donuts will be in the Far Rockaway Shopping Center. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Progressive? Not So Much. Free Access

The Mayor came to Rockaway on May 22, in part, to “officially” open the beach season. He and several of the peninsula’s other elected officials were there to take a bow for unveiling the first section of the rebuilt boardwalk. More...

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Obits

Nicole Mingo Barber

Nicole Mingo Barber, age 41, died on April 1. Born in Brooklyn, Barber was a Rockaway resident for about 10 years. She was a Social Service worker. More...

Donovan Anthony Clarke

Donovan Anthony Clarke died on March 30. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he was a Rockaway resident for more than 10 years. Clarke, a dietary aide, was 51. More...

Beatrice “Peggy” Cullinane

Beatrice “Peggy” Cullinane (nee Wilford) died on May 25. Born in Newburgh, N.Y., she was a Rockaway resident for 17 years after moving from Springfield Gardens, Queens. Cullinane moved to Spring Hill, Fla. in 1989. More...

Our Veterans Remembered

Memorial Day Parades

A beautiful Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicked off the summer season with parades in both Rockaway and Broad Channel. There was pleasant afternoon weather and a substantial parade turnout in both areas. More...

Four Shootings Mar Weekend

Four shootings occurred over the holiday weekend, increasing peninsula-wide concerns about crime. On Sunday, May 24, three people were shot in front of 415 Beach 47th Street at approximately 5:17 p.m. More...

Community

Build It Back Not Giving Up Free Access

Agency will be going door to door in Rockaway, Broad Channel

Build it Back volunteers will be going door-to-door to do outreach on May 30 in Rockaway and Broad Channel, hoping to speak with those who have withdrawn or have been unresponsive to the program. More...

Welcome To Broad Channel Free Access

Northbound drivers coming off the Cross Bay Bridge into Broad Channel have been wondering just what was under the blue tarpaulin to their right. More...

Titus Fights For Women’s Equality

Assemblywoman Michele Titus is fighting for equality and economic security for women, pushing legislation asking for a comprehensive deal to increase minimum wage and put an end to women’s discrimination. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

What’s cooking?

‘Hannibal’ is back after last season’s thrilling finale

Though few of us would want to encounter a serial killer in real life, these murderous gents do tend to glean a significant following in fiction. More...

Sports

Opening Day Blow Out for RBVL

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League tried to kick off the 2015 season Wednesday night at Riis Park with an opening night that featured 76 teams, a new league record. More...

Cadets Take Tourney

The Rockaway Cadet’s 10U travel baseball team won the NY Travel Memorial Day tournament. The Cadets defeated a tough team from Spring Creek in the championship game by a score of 7-5. More...

Rockaway Little League: Pennant Push

And down the stretch they come! No, not the Belmont Stakes, it is the Rockaway Little League’s incredibly tight pennant races. The battle for first place is especially close in the Pee Wee Senior, Minor Boys and Minor Girls divisions. More...

Letters

Ferry Good Sense

Dear Editor: The coming month of June will be crucial in efforts by local transportation activists to get our ferry service restored now, rather than waiting - and wasting - two years, until 2017, as planned by Mayor de Blasio. More...

Bag That Tax!

Dear Editor: Thank you Councilman Ulrich for your opposition to the 10 cent plastic / paper bag tax. I am crazed with the idea of paying it. I am a responsible recycler. More...

Weekender

Welcome To The Wave’s Weekender!

For generations, Rockaway has been a popular weekend getaway, but now more than ever, people are flocking to our beaches to take part in the summer fun. More...

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. Thursdays 7 p.m. More...

Concessions Are Open For Business

Now that beach season has officially opened, that means the concessions are ready for your business as well. More...


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