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Double Dune Pilot Proposed

A double dune forest might be the answer for how to protect a post-Sandy Rockaway. Walter Meyer, an urban designer and the Founding Principal of Brooklyn-based Local Office Land Architecture, has proposed a test dune system for the peninsula. More...

Man Killed In Far Rockaway Shooting

One man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting that took place outside of the Edgemere Houses in Far Rockaway. More...

Mold Still A Problem

Six months after Sandy chased numerous local residents from their homes as a result of flooding and damage, it is still not safe to live in many of those homes. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“The Company You Keep”- When Terrorists Retire

What do at-large homegrown terrorists do when they retire? More...

Milestones

“Sam”Berardino at 90

Longtime Rockaway resident Sabino “Sam” J. Berardino celebrates his 90th birthday on Saturday, May 11th. Rockaway to his roots, he was born in Arverne on Beach 72nd Street. He went to PS 114 in Belle Harbor and Far Rockaway High School. More...

Sports

Ken and Jen’s Fitness Forum

We’re Jen Font de Bon & Kenny Peña, certified trainers, spinning instructors and nutrition nuts from Suncycle Studios. Our goal is to help people reach theirs. More...

Rockapulco Run Relayed To June 15th

The Rockapulco Running Series’ next event will be changing its date and changing its name. The Mother’s Day Half Marathon, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 11th at 9 a.m., will now be sprinting to June 15th at 8 a.m. More...

Marlins Edged Dodgers in Pee Wee Senior Thriller

The Pee Wee Senior division had a full slate of games last week, highlighted by a slugfest Sunday, May 5th, between the Breakwater Surf Marlins and Servpro of Northwest Brooklyn Dodgers. More...

Obits

Beatrice Koeppel

Nurse

Beatrice Koeppel, a school nurse and Department of Health clinic nurse, died on March 1st at age 97. A Neponsit resident for 70 years, Koeppel was the editor and a columnist for the PS 114 PTA bulletin and a member of Temple Beth-El. More...

Essie Lawson-Smith

Baby Nurse

Essie Lawson-Smith, a baby nurse, died on April 26th at age 88. More...

Kianna Angelina Ruiz

Student

Kianna Angelina Ruiz, a Gateway Academy Special Needs 8th grade student, died on May 4th. More...

Meeks Meeting Postponed

Tonight's meeting at St. Francis to be rescheduled

We had this notice in the Happenings section but had noted in other sections that the meeting had been postponed. More...

CHUCK IN CHARGE?

Flood Update

Although new flood maps are expected to be issued as early as May 21st, Senator Schumer isn’t waiting to begin the fight against potentially devastating flood insurance rates. More...

Schumer Moves On Flood Insurance And Grants

Grant Fairness

On April 5th, The Wave ran its second in a series of special editorials on its front page and drew attention to the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). More...

Community

Tribute Park To Reopen

Extensive Repairs Still Loom

It opened on a beautiful cool, fall day in 2005 as a remembrance to those who were lost in the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. But since October it has been closed as a result of damages by Sandy. More...

Rally To Save Queens Libraries

Love the library? Then help fight for it! Local libraries are holding a rally against proposed New York City budget cuts which could hurt libraries across the borough. More...

Job Fair Comes To Aqueduct

More than 20 non-profit organizations are hosting a mammoth job fair as part of an effort to help people find work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The “Post Sandy Job Fair” will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

In Heaven There Is No Beer

If The Wave were The Onion, the satirical newspaper, then we would’ve run the headline Mormons Declare Beer Exception and then run a story about how the high priests in Salt Lake City came to view Rockaway as a particularly tough nut to crack a More...

Slice Of Life

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Beachcomber

Do you love the ferry? Well, you should consider contacting City Councilman Eric Ulrich and Congressman Gregory Meeks and ask them to lobby the City now about keeping it. You have to do more than wish that it will stay. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Gateway National Disgrace Area

Riis Park was named for Jacob Riis - a journalist who shone a bright light on the miserable living conditions of the poor. He’d be aghast now to learn his name was attached to anything so wretched as Riis Park. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Letters

Picture Perfect

Dear Editor: Thank you so much for publishing the picture on the cover today. That was my husband’s bachelor party in August of 2001. More...

This Deserves Consideration

Dear Editor: Did anybody read the front page article in The Wave last week about local surfer Alexander Karinsky and his ideas about saving the beach? More...

About That Painting II

Dear Editor: (Last issue) I sent you what I believe was the site of the painting you were asking about. (See The Wave, “Painting The Past,” April 19th) I checked Google Earth Street View. More...


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