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Sand Pumping Begins

The wait for sand replenishment is over. Dan Falt of the Army Corps told The Wave on Thursday that the long-awaited dredge had arrived and that sand would start pumping at Beach 116th Street. More...

Marine Parkway Pedestrian Walkway Closed

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge pedestrian walkway will be closed to pedestrians and bicyclists daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, April 14 while the milelong, six-foot-wide walkway is resurfaced. More...

Hammels Protected With 140 New Cameras

After years of delay, Hammel Houses now has 140 new eyes around the complex in the form of cameras for their increased safety. More...

Columnists

Who’s Who

Jonathan Gaska, District Manager for Community Board 14

Tell us about yourself. I live in Queens Village and grew up in eastern Long Island in Smithtown. I’ve lived in the city for 30 years in Queens. My mom grew up in Forest Hills and I loved going to Rockaway’s Playland. More...

Boyleing Points

Terrible, Terrible Twos

I haven’t gone to confession since I was kicked out of one when I was about 10 years old. I’ll save that story for another day but it’s not like I don’t make confessions any more. More...

Beachcomber

Police Office Dennis Guerra, who died as a result of the fire in Coney Island allegedly set by a “bored” teen, was a Far Rockaway resident with four children. The line of duty funeral services for the officer will be held at St. More...

Editorial/Opinion

The Invisible Assemblywoman

Michele Titus is the absentee assemblywoman. She’s essentially turned her back on 60,000 people on the east end. In the 17 months since Sandy, she didn’t attend a Community Board meeting. More...

Letters

Oral History Coming Together

(From the Design/Relief project) Dear Rockaway, Lots is happening! The “Dear Rockaway,” team has added dozens of oral histories to the archive which has grown from 34 to almost 100 first-hand accounts of life on the peninsula. More...

Come On, Already

Dear Editor: I was on my way to the new YMCA to take an exercise class the other day when I got stopped at a vehicle checkpoint. More...

Tale Of The Pack

Dear Editor: A young man, who grew up in an era when cigarettes were acceptable behavior (the 1950s) and was surrounded by many cigarette smokers, recounted how his parents would smoke one to two packs daily. More...

Wave Wins Big

At NYPA Convention!

The New York Press Association (NYPA) held its annual Spring Convention in Saratoga Springs, April 4-6, and for the first time in its long history The Wave earned First Prize in three separate categories and garnered two Second Prize awards as well. More...

Community

A Ferry Big Thank You

A large crowd turned out on Thursday, April 3, to say ‘thank you’ to Mayor Bill de Blasio for extending the Rockaway ferry. More...

Weeks Marine Sets Up in Far Rock

Weeks Marine, which won two contracts to replenish the sand on Rockaway's Beach, is now moored off the beach at Beach 14th Street as they prepare to begin the job that is scheduled to be completed in More...

Temple Beth-El Holds Remembrance Ceremony

On Sunday evening April 27, Temple Beth-El will hold a Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) ceremony at 201 Beach 121st Street at 7 p.m. The temple is inviting the entire Rockaway community to attend. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Movie Scope

“Noah” – Bible Overboard

Those buckling up for the end of the world may want to see “Noah.” It seems many have, with the film debuting at the top of the box office ($44 million). More...

Milestones

Small Wundah Raps

A Far Rockaway 13-year-old is making her sound in the world of rap. The rapper/songwriter goes by the name of Small Wundah. With the encouragement of her Head Start teacher, Ms. Dickens, she began rapping at the age of six. More...

Perelson Celebrates 102

Sylvia Perelson celebrated her 102nd birthday on Sunday, April 6. Perelson has been a Neponsit resident for more than 60 years. More...

Sports

Opening Day Pitching Duel For Diamondbacks

The 61st season of Rockaway Little League baseball kicked off last weekend, highlighted by strong pitching performances in the first game of the new year. The El Caribe Caterers Diamondbacks edged the Empire Surgical Angels 3-2. More...

Rockaway Outdoors

Isn’t it something? We get a break in the weather and like crocus, fishermen seemingly sprout up out of nowhere. Stick figures, rod in hand, dotting the shoreline in clusters as I made my way to and from the boat yard, this past weekend. More...

Cawley Wrestles To The Top

Rockaway’s Kiera Cawley took third place in the girls USA Wrestling New Jersey State Championship (95 pound division). Cawley is a member of the NYC Beat The Streets Wrestling Girls Team. More...

Obits

Beulah L. Dudley

Nurse

Beulah L. Dudley, a nurse, died on April 3. A Rockaway resident for 36 years coming from Brooklyn, Dudley was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Far Rockaway for many years. More...

Jacqueline E. Gates

Recreational Therapist

Jacqueline E. Gates, a recreational therapist, died on April 7. More...

Margaret Rose Gillespie

Margaret Rose Gillespie died on March 29 at age 29. Gillespie was born and raised in Belle Harbor before moving to Jupiter, Florida in 1995. More...


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