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‘We Care’ About Domestic Violence Free Access

In a brave act of solidarity, a quiet, young child and her outspoken, emotional parent joined 10 other battered survivors to share their stories and bring each other support. More...

Sandy Claims Window Closing

Last day to submit claims for review is Sept. 15

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders, who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy, that they have 60 days to register to have their claim files reviewed if they believe More...

New Amendment Makes Rebuilds Easier

On July 20, the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises moved to make the process of elevating and/or reconstructing one and two family houses a lot easier. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Laura Deckelman

A Rockaway Artist

Editor’s Note: For many years, Rockaway has attracted the arts community for a myriad of reasons. Starting this week, The Wave will periodically profile those who share their craft with us. MH More...

The Kids Are Alright

Memo from the RTC

The beautiful Guys and Dolls set has been struck and building the set for the upcoming Little Shop of Horrors (opening on Aug. 21) has commenced. G&D ran for 10 sold-out performances over three weekends. More...

Infinitely Polar Bear – Barely Bi-Polar

Moviescope

Hollywood has a funny way of dealing with mental illness: It makes it funny. Rain Man has its laughs, as do One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Forrest Gump. More...

Columnists

Keeping It Real

Beach 116th Street is perhaps the most wellknown block in the Rockaways, with all due respect to Mott Avenue. As a kid I always thought of it as the “beach block.” Sadly over the years it has lost some of its appeal. More...

Beachcomber

Rockaway’s Facebook community is as diverse and popular as ever. But let’s be clear about one thing, litter isn’t exclusively a “Down For The Day” problem, nor is it a summertime phenomenon. More...

Rockaway Freeway Is Just That - A Freeway

Eye On Rockaway

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is proposing to close the Rockaway Freeway, one of the main travel roadways on the peninsula, and make it into a biking/walkers area. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Too “Hot” To Handle? Free Access

When a bevy of media outlets from outside – and inside – Rockaway spent the buildup to the summer season by trumpeting the awesomeness of our beaches, we’re pretty sure the point was to encourage people to come here, right? More...

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Obits

Fay Feuer

Fay Feuer died on July 11, at the age of 103. Born in Poland, she was a resident of Rockaway for 90 years. Feuer is preceded in death by her husband, Leo. More...

John J. ‘Jack’ Kelly

John J. ‘Jack’ Kelly died on July 20. Born in Manhattan, he was a Rockaway resident for 40 years after moving here from the Bronx. A U.S. Navy veteran, Kelly retired as an Inspector for the New York City Police Department. More...

Margaret McLaughlin

Margaret McLaughlin died on July 20. Born in the Bronx, she was a lifelong resident of Rockaway. She worked as a Food Service Manager for the NYC Board of Education. She is survived by her husband, Patrick J. More...

DOE Says No Thanks To Community Policing Free Access

Danny Ruscillo, President of the 100th Precinct Community Council thought the least of his problems was finding a place to hold the festivities for the National Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 4. More...

Community

Peninsula Library Set To Reopen

Sometime in late August, the Peninsula Library will become the last of the libraries in Rockaway to reopen its doors after it was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy almost three years ago. More...

Parking, Traffic Relief On Way?

Based on the traffic coming in and out of Rockaway, the crowds at the subway platforms and on the beach, this summer may prove to be the busiest to date. More...

The Healing Ocean

A Rockaway Weekend Of Charity And Fun

Rockaway draws in both tourists and New York City residents with its striking beaches and coastal parks. More...

Business News

Improve or Upgrade?

REAL ESTATE CORNER

I often meet buyers and/or sellers contemplating the same dilemma - They need more space in their home for growing families. More...

Waldbaum’s Closing, Stop & Shop Taking Its Place

The doors are closing at Waldbaum’s at 112-15 Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park. But they will open again – just under a new supermarket chain: Stop & Shop. More...

Real Estate Updates

The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported on July 21st that home sale prices rose almost one half of 1 percent (seasonally adjusted) in May. Further, this was almost 6 percent above the level of May 2014, but still 2 percent below the 2007 peak. More...

Sports

RBVL Turns for Home

The week started off hot and humid, the worst of the summer but by Wednesday the heat had broken. It was a near perfect night for volleyball, just a few weeks from the big playoff extravaganza. More...

Peace March Kicks Off Far Rock LL Free Access

Saturday, July 18 marked the day the Yankees, Mets, Royals, Dodgers, Pirates and more came to Far Rockaway. It was the day Little League baseball came to the east end of the peninsula. More...

Rockaway Little League: The Comeback Kids

Rockaway Little League’s Major Boys All- Star team rallied to defeat Throgs Neck Little League 10-8 Monday night to keep their Little League World Series dreams alive and earn a spot in the New York State Section 3 South finals. More...

Letters

Red Tape Nightmare

Dear Editor: In the early morning of Sept. 21, 2013, my 2000 Honda Civic was stolen from where it was parked in front of my residence at 221 Beach 80th St. I immediately reported the theft to the 100th Precinct. More...

A Reply To The Intern’s Take

Dear Editor: I have to say I for one could give two hoots about a flag as should other people (at least in my opinion). A symbol is just that, a symbol. I watch as people disrespect Old Glory and ignore her and nobody raises a stink. More...

Get A Leash

Dear Editor: My husband and I moved to the Rockaways 10 years ago. We have waited nearly three years for the boardwalk to come back. We enjoy walking the boardwalk and riding our bikes. More...

Weekender

FAMILY RUN

Coming July 31

Get ready, get set, and go! The 13th Annual Graybeards Family Run is back again and will take place Friday, July 31, at St. Francis de Sales, bringing runners of all ages together for a night of fun competition. 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. Tuesdays 8 p.m. More...

Dancing On Sand: Beach Sessions

Beach Sessions, a vibrant, new performance series, is bringing that something new to the beach: dance. Each Saturday from Aug. 1 to Aug. More...


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