November 30, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

The 100 PCT CC Resuming Meetings

The 100 Precinct Community Council has announced that it will resume its monthly meetings at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rockaway Beach starting in December. More...

SBA Offers Sandy Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen G. Mills issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in New York affected by Hurricane Sandy beginning Oct. 27, 2012. More...

LIPA, FEMA Explain Post-Sandy Process At Town Hall Meeting

Superstorm Sandy left in its wake a path of devastation on the Rockaway peninsula. All over Rockaway, residents sat in the dark for days, if not weeks. More...

Local Man Charged In Nassau Murder

A Far Rockaway man will be arraigned Tuesday after being charged with allegedly fatally shooting a relative and critically wounding another in Elmont (Long Island) on Monday, Nassau County police said. More...

Rockaway Shuttle Sparks Union Battle

A shuttle bus system set up to give beleaguered Rockaway commuters a transportation alternative has sparked a battle between two Transit Workers Union heavyweights. More...

Lost Pets – The Forgotten Victims Of Sandy

The numbers are growing by the day. The floods and fires that came with Superstorm Sandy not only displaced many residents throughout Rockaway but numerous lost dogs and cats who have been separated from their owners. More...

City Sets Tax Relief Initiatives

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel have announced new property tax relief initiatives to assist New Yorkers whose homes were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Sandy-Related Burglaries Way Up

It’s adding insult to injury. Many of those impacted by Superstorm Sandy were victimized once again after the storm passed by thugs looking for swag in the wake of the storm. More...

Concrete Boardwalk For Rockaway On Tap

Mayor Visits Wave For Exclusive Interview

Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped into The Wave’s temporary office on the second floor in its washed-out building on Thursday to talk about the issues facing Rockaway in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which inundated the peninsula a month ago. More...

Riis Park Pipeline Approved By Obama

The controversial Brooklyn-Queens pipeline planned to run beneath Riis Park, was signed into law this week by President Barack Obama after receiving senate approval in September. More...

Air Quality Tests,Garbage Burning On Deck

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder is asking for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York City Department of Health (DOH) to perform daily air and water quality tests throughout Rockaway and southern Queens and to ma More...

Maloney Updates On 101 Precinct Post-Sandy

Captain Speaks Exclusively To Wave

As the recovery from the super-storm that hit the northeast contin-ues, Captain Kevin Maloney – the commanding officer of the 101 Pre-cinct – updated residents at Novem-ber’s Precinct Community Council meeting about what is being do More...

Four Area Libraries Sustain Extensive Storm Damage

They are places for people to meet, have some quiet time reading a book, work on resumes, search the Internet for jobs, or for young people to do homework. They are our libraries. More...

Three Post-Sandy Slays In 101 Precinct

There have been three homicides in the 101 Precinct since the October 29 Superstorm Sandy hit Rockaway. A Rockaway Beach man was murdered by a teen who followed him from the A train subway station at about 8:15 p.m. More...

B 116 Street Halfway House May Not Return

If there’s one good thing that washed away with the storm, it’s the halfway houses that took residence at the former Rockaway Park Hotel and at a residence on Beach 114 Street. More...

Belle Harbor’s PS 114 Holds Controversial Opening

“We’re all one big, happy family, and now we’re back together at 114,” Principal Stephen Grill told students on Tuesday as the school opened for the first time since Superstorm Sandy on October 29. More...

Beach Rally Planned

Friends of Rockaway Beach has announced plans to hold a rally to restore Rockaway’s beaches and find a permanent solution to the erosion problems that continue to plague the peninsula’s shorelines. More...

AG To Monitor Sandy Related Charities

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office has sent letters to 75 nonprofits requesting information on their fundraising and relief activities related to Hurricane Sandy. More...

No A Train Service Until Summer

Direct A Train service will most likely not return to the Rockaways until the summer of 2013, according to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority source.. Expect to wait until summer for the commute to return to normal. More...

Nearly Half Of Boardwalk Destroyed

It is no longer possible to go “Under the Boardwalk” as the iconic song says, because that boardwalk no longer exists in many places along the Rockaway beachfront. More...

In Wake Of Sandy, RWA Salutes Endless Generosity

In the wake of Storm Sandy hundreds of people came together to help neighbors and friends get back on their feet after the devastating storm. The outpouring of generosity was felt all over the Rockaways. More...

Turning Tree Debris To Useful Material

New York City, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, have announced a plan to convert tree debris caused by Hurricane Sandy into reusable materials, including biofuel, mulch and landfill cover. More...


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