December 7, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Brown: Bloomberg Wrong On Looting Numbers

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to The Wave last week, he said that “given the context of the devastation in Rockaway, there was virtually no looting” on the peninsula and that the major crime problem was burglaries, not looting. More...

OV Man Busted In Gambling Slay

An Ocean Village man was busted early this week for a November homicide inside the sprawling housing project. Court sources say that Devaughn Davis, 28, was at his apartment at 146 Beach 59 Street in Arverne at about 5:10 p.m. More...

Meeks Joins FEMA, SBA At Disaster Forum

The Small Business Administration is not just for small business anymore. Rather, the agency has become a safety net that helps many locals get back on their feet after a disaster such as the one caused by Superstorm Sandy. More...

Clintons Visit Post-Sandy Rockaway

On November 18, as part of “A Day of Action for New York,” the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and more than 1,000 volunteers were in the Rockaways to help in the relief effort after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the More...

Set Rockaway Business Recovery Zone

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced the creation of Business Recovery Zones and new initiatives to help small businesses in areas most impacted by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Council Seeks Election Changes

At a hearing held by the City Council’s Committee on Governmental Operations, chaired by Councilmember Gale A. Brewer, Councilmembers examined serious problems that occurred with recent voting and numerous Board of Elections failures. More...

East End Sandy Relief Effort Takes Many Forms

The relief effort on the east end of the peninsula in the wake of Superstorm Sandy has involved a myriad of individuals and organizations, all with one goal in mind – to bring a sense of stability, normalcy, comfort and help to Rockaway residen More...

St. John's Episcopal HospitalDialysis Patients Get Relief

Dialysis patients in need from St. More...

Chasing Legacy, Bloomberg Makes ‘Unusual’ Decisions

Wave Analysis

When The Wave first heard the whispers and then the rumors, editors sloughed off the information as “urban myths” in the wake of the most destructive storm to hit the peninsula in more than 100 years. More...

Arverne Man Indicted For Witness Slay

A 21-year-old Arverne man, who is accused of fatally shooting a witness who had testified against him in an earlier robbery case six months ago, has been indicted in connection with the shooting, More...

FEMA Incident Manager: ‘No Magic Wand’

There were more than 500 people at St. Francis de Sales Church on Wednesday night and it was apparent soon after Mike Byrne got up to speak that the great majority of people in the audience had a beef with the burly ex-FDNY firefighter. More...

All Schools Open By January 2

All of the Rockaway schools that were inundated by Superstorm Sandy and closed by the Department of Education will be reopened by January 2, 2013, Chancellor Dennis Walcott said at a meeting at the recentlyopened Public School 114 on Monday night. More...

Knights Of Columbus Offers Help

The Msgr. William F. Burke- Rockaway Council #2672 Knights of Columbus, located at 333 Beach 90 Street, is open and ready to offer their premises free of charge to any civic, church or local organization that may need a meeting place. More...

Smith Joins Breakaway Democrats

The state Senate's Republicans and a group of five breakaway Democrats, including State Senator Malcolm Smith, who has represented Rockaway for many years and will continue to do so until January, announced agreement on Tuesday that they're teaming u More...

Sandy Leaves Rockaway Seeing Stars

In the combined mist of fog, dust, and sand that has been floating throughout the Rockaways after Superstorm Sandy, splotches of color have appeared on poles throughout the peninsula. More...

Hundreds Rally For Rockaway Jetties

More than 500 Rockaway residents duck-walked under a devastated boardwalk at Beach 86 Street on Sunday to show their displeasure with federal beach replenishment efforts and to demand that protective jetties be constructed along the Rockaway beachfro More...

FEMA: One Month After Sandy Report

In the one month since President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in New York for Hurricane Sandy, the federal government has contributed more than $1 billion to help New Yorkers, their communities and the state with disaster-related needs, as More...


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