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Defining District Lines

There are several elected officials in the area but some may not know who represents what sections of the peninsula. Here’s a little clarification about our local State Senate, State Assembly and City Council members and the areas they cover. More...

Sessions To Help Undo Sandy Stress

According to Gina Colelli, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), thousands of people, families, children, elderly, first responders and volunteers have been under enormous stress to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Safety Barriers For Shore Front

Shore Front Parkway is getting safety barriers. More...

Sports

Gallagher Makes Mayor’s Cup

It’s official. Scholars’ Academy’s Taylor Gallagher has been named to the Mayor’s Cup 2013 all-star roster. More...

Kosmos Girls Fall Short

The Kosmos Artemis girls lost a hard fought battle to Albertson Lightning by a score of 3-0. The girls played unevenly the entire match, being down two players and having no substitutes, but that did not stop them from playing their hearts out. More...

Rockaway Outdoors

Well here we go again- April 15th and the New York State striped bass season opens. Plenty of questions will be answered in the next few weeks, but most conservationists and fish management people seem to think that bass fishery is in trouble. More...

Letters

Wave Was Better

Dear Editor: I have to say that since the departure of Howard, the previous editor, I am very disappointed in the quality of the news coverage by The Wave. More...

Strongest Response

Dear Editor: I am repulsed by this letter from Carolyn Rushefsky regarding the dedication of the Rockaway Sanitation workers. For her to even question what we have done and what we are still doing is absolutely insane. More...

Reform Needed

Dear Editor: The recent arrest of State Senator Malcolm Smith should remind us all of the need for reform of elections in New York State. And if there ever was a time to do something about it, it is now. More...

X Marks The Spot

FEMA Fumble May Mean Big Break For Some

New flood maps will be issued as early as June 1st for Rockaway and Broad Channel. “Advisory” maps produced some months ago reveal that Rockaway and Broad Channel will be placed in high risk zones which come with very costly premiums. More...

Shackadelic!

Parks Spending $4mil On Lifeguard Stations

The Wave is still awaiting a breakdown of how money is being spent by the Parks Department on the beach rebuild as it hurries to open by Memorial Day. Parks claims it’s complicated because some of the spending is spread out in other boroughs. More...

Community

Music and Film Light Up The Dome

Music and images came together at a very special evening presentation at the MoMA PS1 VW Dome at Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway on Saturday, April 6th. More...

Clean The Rock, Clean The Block

Hurricane Sandy may have been more than five months ago, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The Rockaway Youth Task Force wants to do their part by cleaning up the community. More...

First Congregational Church Seeks Volunteers

The First Congregational Church was flooded during Sandy and still needs some help. The Church basement flooded and they received two feet of water in the Chapel as well as other damage. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

I Wanna Be A Lifeguard!

There’s only one song I sing in the shower now, I Wanna Be A Lifeguard! (Sorry about the visual you just got) I can’t help myself. More...

Beachcomber

One bright side of the long, cold spring we’ve had? The Mets are always competitive when it’s cold. New talk in new neighborhoods. More...

Dispatches

CB 14 Meeting – Highlights And Commentary

Our local Community Board #14 (CB14) held its monthly meeting Thursday evening, April 9th at the Scholars Academy in Rockaway. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Boardwalk Worries

The Parks Department is spending a bundle getting the beach open for Memorial Day. We hope the islands they’re building around the concession stands reflect the $17 million dollars they’re dropping on each one. More...

Dome Lessons

The Moma PS 1 Dome at Beach 94th Street has been a real boost for the community in this time of year when weather is spotty and well, there’s not much to do. The Dome has had music, information sessions, art workshops, and community meetings. More...

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Obits

Walter J. Corcoran

Walter J. Corcoran died on April 9th. A longtime Rockaway resident, Corcoran is preceded in death by his sisters, Carol McClea and Barbara Neuner. More...

Jose H. Martinez

Manager

Jose H. Martinez, a manager, died on March 19th at age 61. A Rockaway Park resident for 41 years, Martinez is preceded in death by his mother, Carmen Soto-Martinez. More...

Benedicto Nerys

Maintenance Director

Benedicto Nerys, a maintenance director, died on April 9th at age 63. A Rockaway resident for several years before moving to Lake Placid, Florida, Nerys was the Salsa King of Highlands County and enjoyed fishing, gardening, remodeling and his family. More...


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