Sun Glare Causes Fatal Accident

By Howard Schwach A 73-year-old Rockaway woman on the way to an appointment for an MRI was struck and killed as she crossed Newport Avenue at Beach 116 Street last week by a driver who told police that she was "blinded by the rising sun." Evelyn Todd, a long time resident of Rockaway, was severely injured by the impact of […]

Local Events To Commemorate 911

By Howard Schwach There will be a number of activities this week to commemorate those who were lost in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. One of the major events of the week will be a "Remembering September 11" event that will begin at the firehouse on Beach 116 Street and will then move […]

The Tale of The Tape

The Tale of The Tape Candidates Square Off In September 10th Primary By Gary G. Toms The Wave has met with the majority of the candidates that are set to do battle in the 31st Assembly District Primary on September 10. Those who were not able to meet with us by the requested deadline have presented their plans and proposals […]

State Cites Adult

Homes For Violations

State Cites Adult Homes For Violations By Gary G. Toms By Gary G. Toms In a continuing effort to ensure that health care facilities are providing quality service throughout the city, the New York State Health Department recently issued a report citing adult homes for serious violations. Of the adult homes cited, two fall within the Rockaway jurisdiction: Seaview Manor […]

Broad Channel Red, White And Blue For Labor Day

Broad Channel Red, White And Blue For Labor Day

Beach 130 Youth Sell

Baked Goods For A Cause

Baked Goods For A Cause Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 14. That’s the day the youngsters who live on the bay block of Beach 130 Street are baking once again and will be offering their baked goods to the public, beginning at 11:00 a.m. These homemade goodies will be sold near the corner of B. 130 Street and Cronston […]

Beaten, Robbed On Boardwalk

By Howard Schwach A Fire Department Lieutenant, out walking his dog on the boardwalk, was savagely attacked, beaten and robbed by a group of Hispanic Youth nearby Beach 90 Street last week, according to police sources. According to police officers at the office of the Deputy Chief for Public Information, the unidentified 48-year-old man was walking his dog when he […]

Blood Donations Urgently Needed!

Blood Donations Urgently Needed! New York Blood Center, the metropolitan community’s chief supplier of lifesaving blood transfusion products to nearly 200 New York and New Jersey hospitals, has seen a dramatic 29 percent drop-off in donations in July, forcing a 25 percent cutback in distribution of some universal blood types to area hospitals. "This situation is very grave. We urge […]

Chamber Gets Green

Light For Memorial Park

Light For Memorial Park The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, through its 501c3 corporation, The Rockaway Partnership, is pleased to announce that the environmental agencies have given the go ahead to begin construction on the new park. This new waterfront park site is located at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 116 Street adjacent to Jamaica Bay. Obtaining environmental approvals is a […]

Chamber Sets Memorial Concert

Chamber Sets Memorial Concert Soundsations Music, operated by DJ Ken "Kojak" Rappaport (an alumnus of Far Rockaway High School), in collaboration with the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce (Rockaway Partnership) announced plans today to host a Gala music and entertainment benefit concert on Saturday, October 5, at 7 p.m. This event will serve as a major fundraiser for the art installation […]