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Local Pols Fight FEMA

If you are one of the peninsula's many residents who received monetary assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after Superstorm Sandy, you may have received a Notice of Potential Debt Letter, asking for it back. More...

Stuck Bridge Points To Peninsula Problem

Traffic slowed to a stop on both the Brooklyn and Rockaway sides of the Marine Parkway Bridge as the movable span got stuck in the up position on Monday, Nov. 24. The problem lasted for several hours before crews could get it fixed. More...

Rockaway’s Police Honored At Local Prayer Vigils

The Rockaway/Inwood Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN) in partnership with two local churches, recently hosted two evenings of Appreciation and Prayer Vigils for the police officers who protect the residents who live on the peninsula. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Never say never

Neverland comes to prime time with ‘Peter Pan Live!’

For the second consecutive year, NBC’s presenting us with a night at the theater for the holidays. More...

Sports

SFDS Wins CYO Title

On an early autumn morning in November, with the sun shining brightly and a seasonable chill in the air at Fort Tilden, the SFDS CYO Rookie girls defeated the defending champion Blessed Trinity team 5-4 to win the 2014 CYO Soccer Rookie Division Dioc More...

Rockaway Outdoors

Awhile back, before any of us had boats and even cars for that matter we would constantly be on the hunt for bunker. More...

Letters

Baxter’s Boardwalk Banter

Dear Editor: The boardwalk in Rockaway Beach was 30 feet wide, no bicycle path. The Coney Island/Brighton Beach boardwalk is 84 feet wide, two bicycle paths. More...

Mayor Turkey

Dear Editor:If Thanksgiving is about turkeys, the grandest turkey of them all has to be our mayor. More...

Small Business Saturday

Dear Editor: Why not continue participating beyond the annual national Small Business Saturday, Saturday, Nov. 29? Do the same as often as you can during the other 364 days a year. More...

Homeless Shelter To Stay Long Term?

The Wave has learned that the homeless shelter on Beach 65th Street – which began operating on July 21 in the former Daytop Village rehabilatation center – is being proposed as a long-term facility. More...

Community

Boardwalk Demolition Derby

A logistics meeting about Phase 4A of boardwalk construction whipped up a new frenzy of frustration from residents over issues such as reduced beach access, limited access to playground and recreation equipment, and potential noise disturbances to ar More...

Memo from the RTC

Damn Yankees Finale

So the Damn Yankees crew got through four performances last weekend, including a grueling doubleheader (both sold-out shows) on Saturday. With one show ending at 6 p.m. More...

Broad Channel Vollies Donate Big

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department presented a check for $2,500 to Susan G. Komen to help that group’s fight against breast cancer. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

The Rockaway Theatre Company is hosting the Theater of War: Soldiers & Civilians Tour as they present dramatic and moving readings from Sophocles’ classic Ajax. This will be at the RTC’s Post Theater at Fort Tilden on Saturday, Dec. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Once again it is spring in Broad Channel. Or at least it feels that way! Off the deck in my ‘backyard’, a small lake has been forming in the morning at high tide. More...

Holiday Jumping

Slice Of Life

So now that Thanksgiving is officially over, we can start talking about the next holiday season. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Moments Of Thanks

The great playwright Thornton Wilder once wrote, “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” As we approach the holiday season, perhaps it is time to be conscious of the treasures tha More...

Just Say NoTo Black Friday

It’s Just My Opinion

So, it’s time. The leftovers should be safely packed up in Tupperware and in the fridge waiting to become turkey sandwiches. More...

Obits

Marie A. Boggiano

Homemaker

Marie A. Boggiano, a homemaker, died on Nov. 22. She was a lifelong Rockaway resident. Boggiano is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Boggiano; her sons Roy Boggiano and Gene Boggiano, and her sister, Dorothy Wheeler. More...

Jack M. Franchock

Service Director

Jack M. Franchock, a service director, died on Nov. 24. Born in Manhattan, he was a resident of Rockaway for seven years after moving from Yonkers. Franchock was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1960 to 1964. More...

Ruby A. Hinds

Home Attendant

Ruby A. Hinds, a home attendant, died on Nov. 14. Born in St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies, Hinds has been a Rockaway resident since moving here in 1986. She was a member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church Choir. More...


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