Rockaway Political Forum: Who Won? That Depends! A Commentary By Howard Schwach



Rockaway Political Forum: Who Won? That Depends! A Commentary By Howard Schwach One undertakes to judge the winner of a political debate only at his or her own peril. It is more often egoism than good sense that makes a person even undertake the task. Does one judge the candidates on the way they answer the questions put to them? […]

The Battle For District 31: Remaining City Council Candidates Fight for Undecided Votes



The Battle For District 31: Remaining City Council Candidates Fight for Undecided Votes By Gary G. Toms With Election Day fast approaching, a number of voters are still undecided as to who they will choose to represent them in the City Council race in the 31st District. As a result, The Wave has interviewed, at various times, four of the […]

Dayton Beach Park # 1: Call NYPD, Pay The Price



Dayton Beach Park # 1: Call NYPD, Pay The Price By Howard Schwach Hazel McLean needed the cops for a problem she was having at her apartment at 8400 Shore Front Parkway, part of the sprawling Dayton Beach Park # 1 Corporation complex. Little did McLean know that when she called 911 for assistance, it would wind up costing her […]

Six Proposed City Charter Changes On Nov. 6 Ballot



Six Proposed City Charter Changes On Nov. 6 Ballot Along with voting for a new mayor and local city council candidates, voters will have a choice of voting yes or no on six changes to the City Charter. For the third time since 1998, when the new charter was enacted, voters are asked to amend the city’s "constitution," the blueprint […]

‘Tandy’ To Play BCHS This Thursday



‘Tandy’ To Play BCHS This Thursday "Tandy" is coming to Beach Channel High School. The musical group, which describes itself as "Americana, folk-rock and country" artists, will perform at the high school on Thursday evening, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which will last about one hour, is free. The concert, which is part of the Carnegie Hall/Citigroup Neighborhood […]

Halloween Week Hoaxes Sweep Peninsula



Halloween Week Hoaxes Sweep Peninsula By Howard Schwach Even under normal conditions, Halloween week is traditionally a hectic one for emergency responders and for teachers. The past week, with American under attack and with fears of another terrorist attack and a continuing Anthrax scare gripping the city, police, EMS and fire units were kept hopping from one bogus response job […]

A Happy Halloween Celebration!



A Happy Halloween Celebration!

Addabbo Opens Rockaway Office



Addabbo Opens Rockaway Office Joseph Addabbo, Jr., the Democratic Candidate for the 32nd Council District seat, announced today that his Rockaway office, at 92-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, was "open and operative," and "available to tackle the issues of importance to people throughout the Rockaway peninsula. "For too long," Addabbo stated, "residents of the Rockaways have been neglected, and have been […]

Curran Battles Bioterrorism



Curran Battles Bioterrorism City Council candidate Rob Curran (Green Party) has been busy trying to protect the public, and emergency services personnel, in the event of a bio-chemical attack in New York City. Since the World Trade Center massacre, Mr. Curran proposes equipping all emergency workers (police, fire, EMS) with Mark-1 auto-injector kits, which contain the drugs used to treat […]

Dayton Agreement Dulls Worker’s Rights



Dayton Agreement Dulls Worker’s Rights By Howard Schwach While many local politicians and the residents of Dayton Beach Park are hailing the agreement finalized last week to address the corporation’s long-running tax and maintenance problems, workers at the three-building complex are worried that the agreement has wiped out their rights to collect what they are owed and that the agreement […]