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Rockaway Goes Postal: Gates Down For Three Days At RB PO

Bewildered customers passed back and forth in front of the Rockaway Beach Post Office from Monday, April 22nd, through Wednesday, April 25th. Many were frustrated to find the post office unexpectedly closed on those days. More...

National Grid: Dig Wisely

As spring weather and Sandy recovery and rebuilding brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators, National Grid offers an important safety message: Call before you dig! More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Looking Over The Piping Plover

Resilience, schlemilience. You wanna talk resilient, look no further than the piping plover. I just want to remind all my tree-hugging Al Gore-ian friends it wasn’t my joke that the new boardwalk should be made of piping plovers. More...

MTA Cutting “A” Shuttle Bus

Pols Cry Foul

At a press conference in Far Rockaway last Friday, city and state politicians, along with union representatives announced that the MTA was planning to reduce the shuttle bus service between the Mott Avenue subway station and Howard Beach beginning Mo More...

IDEAS WANTED Rockaway

Breakwalk

This week I’d like to share an idea I had about a month ago called “Breakwalk” that combines the functions of a breakwater and boardwalk. More...

Editorial/Opinion

If The Train Doesn’t Run

Hello. Hello? Mayor Bloomberg? Are you there? When do you plan to tell us how people are going to get to Rockaway this summer? The Parks Department is rushing to get the beach open by Memorial Day. More...

What’s In The Water?

The beaches are supposed to open on Memorial Day. We would like to remind the Parks Department that swimming areas should be regularly checked for debris. We understand Parks hired an outfit to scan the ocean floor by boat. More...

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Obits

Marie L. Ganthier

Home Attendant

Marie L. Ganthier, a home healthcare attendant, died on April 17th. A Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, Ganthier was an active member of St. Mary Star of the Sea. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey, Sem and Jonel Jr. More...

John Allen Ollquist

Insurance Representative

John Allen Ollquist, a hearing representative for Travelers Insurance, died on April 15th at age 91. A longtime Rockaway resident, Ollquist served in the US Navy during WWII and he was a Marine Corps Officer during the Korean Era. More...

John J. Scacalossi III

FDNY Dispatcher

John J. Scacalossi III, an FDNY dispatcher, died on April 19th at age 56. A longtime Rockaway resident, Scacalossi attended St. Rose of Lima School, Archbishop Molloy High School and SUNY Cortland. More...

Broad Channel Six Months Later

In places in this island community parts of gangways and decks lay exactly where Hurricane Sandy carried them six months ago. A few shattered houses, some stretched out over the bay, still clearly show the marks of the storm’s passing. More...

City May Reimburse For Repairs Not Covered

In order for the City to get the $1.7 Billion in Sandy Relief money under something called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the City must submit a plan to the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD). More...

Community

Katie Honan Wins Emmy Award

Rockaway Park native Katie Honan, won a New York Regional Emmy Award last week along with her colleagues at NBC 4 New York. More...

Groceries, Comfort And Care To Those In Need

Marking the six month anniversary since Hurricane Sandy, NYC's Family to-Family along with Peapod, the country’s leading online grocery service, announced a 90-day campaign to restock the kitchen cupboards of families still struggling from the More...

JASA’s Senior Center Gets Prepared

Seniors at Roy Reuther Senior Center had the opportunity to make their own first aid kits on Friday, March 29th. More...

Sports

Rockaway Rugby Young Fisheads Score!

Sunday, April 21st, turned out to be a great day for Rockaway’s Young Fisheads rugby team. Rockaway U15 defeated Fairfield Connecticut by a score of 40 to 15. More...

A Grand Celebration: RLL Kicks Off 60th Season

Marking another milestone in the Rockaway community’s recovery from Sandy, the Rockaway Little League celebrated its 60th opening day last Sunday with a gala festival in Fort Tilden. More...

Rock Beach Volleyball Is Ready To Roll

By John Sica and Joe McGivney The first Rockaway Beach Volleyball League pre-season meeting was held on Wednesday, April 17th, at the Blackwater Inn and team captains showed up in droves. More...

Letters

Ideas For A Rockaway Rebound

Dear Editor: I would like to offer a few suggestions on how to bring economic growth back to Rockaway Beach post Sandy. More...

Picturing The Past

Dear Editor: The painting on page 60 in the April 19th, 2013 issue of The Wave (Painting The Past) looks like the view in West Hamilton Beach walking south along the boardwalk next to the A train, towards Russel Street (in the background). More...

About That Painting

Dear Editor: I believe I know where the picture was painted in your “Painting The Past” article. I live in Tuckerton, New Jersey after moving off the “Rock”. More...


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