December 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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A Ferry Strong Commitment

Rockaway finally has its ferry, but come January 31st, it could sail away forever. Bayswater resident Laura Deckelman is doing her part to make sure the ferry stays by committing to ride it every day until it is made permanent. More...

Crash Along Rockaway Freeway

Traffic slowed to a crawl on Monday afternoon, December 2nd, as police cleared a two car accident at Rockaway Freeway and Beach 54 Street. More...

Bone Marrow Drive Set for Dec. 8th

Match Needed:

Rockaway residents are on the search for a perfect match for a 2-year-old boy who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. More...

Columnists

Boyleing Points

Driving While Insane

We’re probably insane. Me, you, all of us. You probably didn’t think of yourself this way but you are also wildly courageous. You are a daredevil doing things that people in the future will marvel about. You, yes, you. More...

Beachcomber

We got a note from Senator Joe Addabbo who’s been pushing this: The Minimum wage is going up on December 31st to $8.00 per hour. And then to $8.75 by the end of 2014. More...

Slice Of Life

Holiday Jumping

So now that Thanksgiving is officially over we can start talking about the next holiday season. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Fight Against Meeting Fatigue

Last year there was the Rockaway cough. This year’s malady is meeting fatigue. More...

Obits

John P. Corrigan Sr.

John P. Corrigan Sr. died on November 25th at age 74. Born in Rockaway, Corrigan attended St. Francis de Sales Grammar School and St. Leonard’s Academy High School in Brooklyn and he worked as a lifeguard. He later moved to New Jersey. More...

Peggy Dwyer

Head Cook

Peggy Dwyer, head cook for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, died on December 3rd. Born in County Cavan, Ireland, she became a Rockaway resident 44 years ago, after moving from Yonkers. More...

Betty Joann Fortson

Crossing Guard

Betty Joann Fortson, a New York City School crossing guard, died on November 4th at age 78. More...

FLOOD MAPS CLOSING IN

Some Destroyed Homes Considered Low Risk

As The Wave was going to press the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for New York City. A quick glance at the maps is sure to cause bewilderment. More...

Community

A Taste of Rockaway

Putting the tastes, sights, aromas and sounds into the Rockaway Renaissance, 10 local eateries will each be offering a sample of their cuisine on Saturday, December 7th. More...

Your History In The Making

The Queens Memory project, along with the Queens Library, is looking to write a new page in the history of Broad Channel, the Rockaways, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach and South Queens. More...

St. Camillus School Celebrates

St. Camillus School in Rockaway Park has been abuzz with activity. Recently the school celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, hosted Assemblyman Goldfeder, presented awards, discussed elections, and worked with the FDNY to help the needy. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

“All Is Lost” – Robert Redford In A Boat

There is a Hollywood legend about the financing of the 1977 war epic, “A Bridge Too Far.” It has Producer Joseph E. Levine lunching with number-one star of the day, Robert Redford. More...

Sports

Double Dutch At The Apollo

The Double Dutch Holiday Classic will be held at the world famous Apollo Theater on West 125th Street in Manhattan on Sunday, December 8th. More...

Scholars’ Girls Battle In Semi-Finals

On Sunday November 24th The Scholars’ Academy Girls Volleyball team faced off against the undefeated Fort Hamilton High School in the semifinals of the PSAL B Division Playoffs. More...

Jen’s Fitness Forum

The home is a place of refuge. It’s the first thing we encounter when we wake up in the morning. It’s where we go in the evening to unwind, recharge, and be with the people we love. More...

Letters

Take The Ferry!

Dear Editor: As a longtime activist for ferry service from Rockaway to Manhattan it is time for the residents of Rockaway to use or lose it. More...

Where Is The Boardwalk?

Dear Editor: I have one question for our president, our governor, our mayor, our mayor-elect and all the other politicians and the Parks Department and the Army Corps of Engineers and More...

Transportation Comes First

Dear Editor: I find it appalling that the people of Forest Hills would be so selfish as to want to turn the old abandoned Rockaway Line into a park, denying the rest of Queens access to dependable public transportation. More...


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