December 21, 2012 RSS feed / Top Stories

Brooks Enters Council Race

Another politician has thrown her hat in the District 31 City Council race, crowding a field for an election where no decision has yet been made on when that election will be held. More...

No Protection As Tide Rolls In

Without the protection of a sea wall or even a boardwalk, high tide in Rockaway becomes a precarious situation. More...

Counseling For Sandy Victims

Project Hope Comes To Rockaway

Governor Andrew M. More...

Grants and Loans for Sandy Victims

Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc. (NHSJ) will offer grants and low-cost Home Improvement Loans to Rockaway and Broad Channel homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Stories From Superstorm Sandy

Jacob Siegel volunteered in Rockaway for three weeks after Sandy hit the peninsula. His story first appeared on the website blog Capital. More...

City Sets Tips For Good Mental Health

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, there are many people who are experiencing bouts of anger and depression. City officials has issued tip on how to maintain mental balance during times of stress. What You Should Know More...

Goldfeder Calls For BCD Investigation

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has requested that Maura McCarthy, Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT), conduct an immediate investigation into the collapsed bay wall, flooding and severe damages caused by Superstorm S More...

Cuomo Extends Sheltering Program

Governor Andrew M. More...

Occupy Sandy Leads Far Rockaway March

The demonstrators marched from the Thriftway Shopping Center in downtown Far Rockaway to the ocean block of Beach 29 Street. More...

Court Approves Plastic Boardwalk

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited The Wave shortly after it reopened at the end of last month, he told us that any repairs to the iconic Rockaway boardwalk would be made in concrete or some sort of composite plastic material. More...

Huntley Goes Out With A Splurge

You would think that after being arrested and indicted on serious charges, State Senator Shirley Huntley would prefer to keep a low profile in her last days in office. More...

Burglaries Persist Throughout Peninsula

Even though many Rockaway residents have returned home and the street lights have gone on throughout the peninsula, incidents of burglary continue throughout the peninsula. More...

Council Set Flood Zone Building Requirements

The City Council on Tuesday proposed legislation to improve the city’s ability to withstand powerful storms like Hurricane Sandy. More...

Food Stamp Program Too Far From Rockaway

It’s just too damn far. New York City started a program, called D-SNAP, that is designed to bring much needed food to those impacted by Superstorm Sandy. More...

City, MTA Update …

Community Board 14 hosted its first meeting this week since Superstorm Sandy hit Rockaway. Representatives from the city and the MTA addressed some of the questions concerning recovery. More...

Stories From Sandy

Tumultuous Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a home wrecker that ignited its poisonous venom in the form of a high wind that pushed 12 to 15 foot high tides out of an angry sea…bringing devastation to Rockaway. More...

Flooded Docs Getting Financial Help

The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians and help facilitate the delivery of healthcare to patients, is providing $700,000 to assist doctors in New York and New Jersey with their rebu More...

Gun Show Policy Overhaul

Following an undercover investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office has reached agreements with two major gun show operators to implement new procedures at their gun shows across New York State. More...

Help For Sandy Service Providers

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Board of Directors of the Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN) joined with Goldman Sachs Gives and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to announce $1.4 mil More...

Turner Nominates Locals To Service Academies

Congressman Bob Turner has announced his nominations to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Na-val Academy, The United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. More...

Goldfeder Advocates At White House

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder attended a White House holiday reception last week where he used the opportunity to advocate for the many neighborhoods in Southern Queens and Rockaway that are still suffering in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. More...

Hurricane Aftermath: Home Mold Prevention

By Rebecca Morley, Executive Director of the National Center for Healthy Housing Flooding from hurricanes and the hazards that accompany it are seri-ous healthy homes problems. More...


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