August 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Sal Albanese Wants Rockaway Vote

For the second time, mayoral candidate Sal Albanese stopped by The Wave office to share his views in hopes of gaining Rockaway’s support and an endorsement from the paper. More...

Knife Wielding Metro PCS Robber Sought

It was just before closing on Wednesday, August 14th, when a clerk at Metro PCS on Beach Channel Drive across from Redfern Houses was robbed at knifepoint. More...

Call To Reactivate Rockaway Beach Line

It was once where the old Long Island Railroad was located. Now it is the last stop on the city’s ‘A’ train. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

In Parks We Rust

Ok, the Department of Design and Construction must have found out that science and math were Greek to me. After I wrote the story about the rusty pencil sharpeners they call lifeguard stations they sent a team down to check it out. More...

Slice Of Life

Ode To Summer

As Labor Day Weekend approaches and summer comes to an end here are a few thoughts about summer of 2013. More...

Beachcomber

The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) said it wasn’t rust but dirt on the lifeguard shacks. They sent us a video showing them wiping it off. They said the dirt must have adhered when the units were wrapped and shipped here. More...

Editorial/Opinion

WHAT WE’RE THINKING

With less than two weeks to Primary Day we can safely declare that no candidate emerged as a true champion of Sandy impacted areas. Anthony Weiner snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. He has himself to blame. More...

PARKS MIGHT TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH

We like Parks people. They work really hard. They take a lot of crap. They have the best of intentions. More...

Letters

Another Take On Addabbo Center

Dear Editor: As an employee of the Joseph P Addabbo Mental Health Clinic who was laid off after 17 ½ years with the Program, I read with interest Sylvester Okonkwo, Chairperson Board of Trustees’ “It’s my Turn” commentary abou More...

Such Poor Planning

Dear Editor: Ok, now it’s the last weeks of the summer, and the Parks Department felt the need to replenish and close the beaches in Rockaway. More...

Fishermen Not Pet-Friendly

Dear Editor, I hope this letter reaches a lot of your pet owners and readers and will prevent the same incident that occurred to our dog yesterday. More...

Is Your Beach Open?

Parks Closing / Parks Opening

IS YOUR BEACH OPEN? More...

TOP 10

Rockaway Renaissance Is Real

Rockaway has never – never – had its plate quite so full. We heard someone say the Marshall Plan is underway for Rockaway. (The Marshall Plan is what they call the reconstruction of Europe after World War 2). More...

DESIGN INTERVENTION

NYC Parks wants a second chance. Or is it a third? For some, the trouble began back in January. More...

Community

Free Tree Giveaways

Need to replace some trees that were destroyed after Hurricane Sandy? There are upcoming opportunities to obtain free trees through the Million Trees NYC program and events hosted by local organizations. More...

Far Rock Bungalows Get National Historic Recognition

In their hey-day they were known as the place where both the elite and the not so elite came to spend the summer. More...

Beach 24th Street Block Party!

On Saturday, August 24th, neighbors and families on Beach 24th Street got together to “celebrate the other side of Sandy, ten months later,” said resident S. C. Samoy. More...

Sports

RBVL Players BeginWinter Hibernation

On Saturday, August 10th, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestant’s battled for titles in nine different graded divisions of play in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs. More...

Rockaway Cadets Rock The Diamond

The Rockaway Cadet Baseball club won the N.Y. Travel 8u Baseball Championship this past Tuesday night. More...

Uncle Richie Memorial Paddle for Epilepsy

Under sparkling sunny skies and with 80 degree temperatures and a brisk north wind, the fifth annual Uncle Richie Farrell Memorial Stand Up Paddle race hit the water on Saturday, August 24th. More...

Obits

Remembering Reverend Moses Green

Reverend Moses Green, who founded the Community Church of God in Christ, Inc. more than 53 years ago, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 23rd. He was 82. More...

Joseph Bratton

Machinist

Joseph Bratton, a machinist, died on August 24th at age 85. A longtime Rockaway resident, Bratton is survived by his children, Michael, Elizabeth Ann and Russell Bratton and a host of relatives and friends. More...

Catherine T. Crudo

Legal Secretary

Catherine T. Crudo, a legal secretary, died on August 26th. A Rockaway resident for more than 20 years coming from Brooklyn, Crudo is survived by her husband, Alexander J. Crudo and son, Richard P. More...


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