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“A Line” Update Test Runs Start In May

Check off the week of May 17th on your calendar. That is the target date for the MTA to begin testing the various systems in Rockaway that were washed out during Sandy. More...

Top Stories

Stop FEMA Now to Rally

Stop FEMA Now, a group opposed to the new FEMA Advisory Flood Elevations (ABFE’s) is inviting residents in all areas affected by the new strictures to join them at a meeting/rally on Saturday, May 4th. More...

FEMA Urged to Extend Dumpster Use for Breezy Residents

Breezy Point has a long way to go in the post-Sandy recovery process and many are still doing heavy debris removal. More...

Sandy Six Months Later: The View From Broad Channel

(Note: Last week The Wave marked the sixth month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with words and pictures which documented the before, during and after story of the storm. Here continues the story of Broad Channel, after Sandy.) More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

I’ve got nothing to say. Unlike most weeks, I’m not wasting 500 words saying nothing. Nobody swerved a car at me; nobody said anything funny (so it’s your fault). More...

Beachcomber

Boarders will be back soon. The iconic surf shop, the shop that deservedly gets a lot of credit for turning around the Beach 90s, will reopen in about a week. And that’s just tubular. More...

IDEAS WANTED

Rockaway

More good ideas heard this week around town…. More...

Editorial/Opinion

It’s Not Parks. It’s The Mayor.

We’ve all been yelling at the Parks Department. They don’t seem all that interested in beach protection, overspending, and communication. Oh, how the list goes on. More...

WAVE Letter To HUD

The following is an excerpt from a letter sent to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan after the City did such a poor job notifying the people of Rockaway about the public comment period which is part of the Community Development Block Grant process: THE WAVE More...

Obits

Virginia Carolyn Barnes

Community Service Aide

Virginia Carolyn Barnes, a community service aide for NYCHA, died on April 12th at age 75. A longtime Rockaway resident, Barnes was the Redfern Houses TA President for 14 years. More...

Arnold Clinkscales

NYCTA

Arnold Clinkscales, a New York City Transit Authority worker, died on April 17th at age 55. More...

John Harrison

Butcher

John Harrison, a butcher, died on April 10th at age 86. A Rockaway resident for more than 60 years, Harrison served in the Army in the early 1950’s. More...

NewYorkTrue Covers Arverne East Contest

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Participatory Budget Winners Named

Councilmember Eric Ulrich has announced the results for the second year of the Participatory Budget Project for Broad Channel and the Rockaways. In total, more than 13,000 votes were cast across the districts involved and 45 projects were selected. More...

Lost And Found

Dee McClean found this great photo in front of his house on Beach 127th Street after Sandy. He’s hoping Wave readers will know who it belongs to. More...

Community

Local Surfer Has Beach Saving Ideas

As Rockaway waits to hear how the government plans to protect the beaches and the peninsula after Hurricane Sandy, residents have been doing some brainstorming of their own. More...

Inspired By Ideas Wanted Column

Inventor Matt Whelan, a devoted Wave reader and a fan of the Ideas Wanted column had a brainstorm himself while reading Rick Horan’s column: a Rockaway tide clock! More...

Paint The Town: NYC Parks Call To Artists!

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has announced it is looking for artists to bring lots of local color to Shore Front Parkway and liven up its soon to be installed jersey barriers with murals. More...

Sports

Rockaway Walks Fitness Column

Physical Literacy for Health

This goes out to everyone that was affected by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Scholars’ Star Set For Molloy

Taylor Gallagher, a star player on the Scholars’ Academy girls’ varsity basketball team, has decided to enroll at Molloy College to major in business and play basketball there. More...

Run For It!

Rockaway Rotarians Hold 35th Annual Ocean Run

More than a hundred runners gathered on Shore Front Parkway for the 35th Annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run on Sunday, April 28th. Participants of all ages ran or walked the five kilometers, and there was also a 1/4 mile children’s race. More...

Letters

Kudos On Coverage

Dear Editor: Thank you Katie McFadden for your beautifully written article “Six Months Later” (Wave, April 26th) and Michael Schor for his fine photo of our beach. More...

Ulrich: Buildings Help Needed

Dear Editor:(letter to Councilman Eric Ulrich) Councilman Ulrich, We need your help with the NYC Department of Buildings as we try to rebuild on Beach 130th Street after the fire that devastated our block More...

Courthouse Mistake

Dear Editor: A number of years ago during Claire Schulman’s administration, David Delaney tried to buy the courthouse for his insurance company, Lancer. Dave got as far as to get the city to clear the land More...


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