April 29, 2011 RSS feed / Letters

Favorite Park Closed

Dear Editor: This letter is for the mayor. Dear Mayor Bloomberg, my park has been closed. I want to know if you can help me. Can you think of a solution for me? I have no place to play. More...

Rockaway Footnote To Dick McGuire’s Career

Dear Editor: Your piece (March 11, 2011) on the Halligan-McGuire Irish American Good Guy Luncheon recalls another Rockaway footnote to Dick McGuire’s stellar career, which some of your older readers may fondly remember More...

Russian And Chinese Puppets

This letter is to Russia and China. Is our support of America’s “No Fly Zone” over Libya consistent with non-interference in the internal affairs of any country? Why are you NOT declaring “No Fly” over Bahrain? More...

Defending Teachers

Dear Editor, Some daily newspaper readers purchase the paper for the hard news or the insight of the journalists. Some buy it for the puzzles and the frills. Many subscribe for the sports. However, few buy it for the insults. More...

Transportation Problems Persist

Dear Editor, Transportation issues continue to be a cause for concern, particularly for those residents of the Rockaway peninsula who commute to and from lower Manhattan on a daily basis. More...

We Need Lifeguards

The following letter was sent to Liam Kavanagh, the operations manager for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Dear Mr. Kavanagh, More...

Union Workers Need Support

Dear Editor, We, the employees at Dayton Beach Park have a problem. The Board of Directors has not signed our contract from 2010. Therefore, on April 30, all Dayton Beach Park unionized employees are in jeopardy of losing all of their benefits. More...

Republican Response

Dear Editor, The American economy and the social safety net that protects us all are on life support and fading fast. This much is certain and evident from the amount of deficit spending being incurred in Washington More...

Thanks To All For Turn Arrow

Dear Editor, I recently read in your newspaper that a turn signal light will be installed at Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. More...

Thanks For The Memories

Dear Editor, For the past 18 years I was privileged to produce/host the annual Harry G. Doo Wop Fund Raising concerts at Beach Channel H.S. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the fans, More...

Kudos To The 3’s

Dear Editor, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the fairly new car service in Arverne, which most local residents refer to as the 3’s. When all other means of transportation failed they came through for me and my family More...

Giving Thanks To Gaffney

Dear Editor, As I grew up in the Rockaways, in Far Rockaway and especially Arverne in the early 1960s, it was the summer capital on par with Coney Island. The beaches from Atlantic Beach Bridge to Riis Park were filled daily. More...

The Truth About Posada

Dear Editor, Just ran across The Wave’s article on Jorge Posada after a Google search. And, I have to say, FINALLY! Someone articulated what I’ve been saying since day one of the Posada era. To put it bluntly: the guy is a lousy catcher. More...

The Wrong Plane

Dear Editor, Your “downed Cessna” on the cover was actually a Cherokee Warrior. I understand most layman label all small planes as “Cessnas” but the person writing the article obviously did a lot more research since More...

Spring Is Here And So Is Garbage

Dear Editor, Spring is here – and the people on the Rockaway peninsula welcome the mosquitoes with open … you guessed it, not with open arms, but with open trash. More...

Stop The Music

Dear Editor, This is an appeal to all my neighbors in the Rockaways: If you are as fed up as I am with the noise that the Mister Softee Ice Cream truck brings to your block, then please, I urge you to call 311 – attention DEP specialist – More...

Conspiracy Theory

Dear Editor, How many ways are anti-Obama forces trying to wrest away the nation’s political top prize in 2012? Whether it is through the formation and backing of the Tea Party, filibustering bills, stripping unions More...


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