This week Rockaway mourns the loss of lifeguard Dylan Smith, hailed as a hero for his rescue of trapped neighbors at the height of Hurricane Sandy. A professional lifeguard and avid surfer, the 23 year old Smith drowned while vacationing in Puerto Rico. On the night of the hurricane, Smith, along with Chefs Diet sales director Michael McDonnell, employed a […]
Thirteen years after stepping down as Editor In-Chief of The Wave, Kevin Boyle, was recruited to retake the editorial reins by Wave owners, Susan Locke and Sandy Bernstein. He accepted the position of interim editor after the departure of Howard Schwach last week. Boyle, a resident of Rockaway for more than 20 years, will manage all things editorial. He will […]
The United States Postal Service has announced WRONGLY that the Rockaway Beach Post Office would reopen as of Friday, December 28. It did not and will not for an undetermined amount of time. Customer inquiries about mail services can also be answered by calling USPS Customer Service Center at 1- 800-ASK USPS (1-800-275-8777).
Well, as 2012 comes to a close it’s easy to predict that it’s a year that won’t be forgotten in these parts. Hurricane Donna in 1960 is remembered as the time when “the ocean met the bay.” A video titled Hurricane Donna Hits The Rockaways is worth viewing on Youtube. It has amazing video of Beach 116 street under water. […]
Dear Editor, Republicans are doing everything they can to protect the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. They claim that they are doing this because ending these tax cuts would harm the economy. But this claim isn’t new. In fact, it’s exactly what they said in the 1990’s, when Bill Clinton first increased taxes on the wealthy. Here is […]
Dear Editor, The Q53 Bus is unreliable and a dangerous mess. I waited Tuesday night, December 18, 2012 from 9:55 p.m. to 10:42 p.m., 47 minutes in the cold, dark, lonely streets of post Hurricane Sandy Rockaway. There should have been a bus at 9:57 p.m., 10:12 p.m. and 10:32 p.m. I stopped taking the 10:32 p.m. bus because it […]
Dear Editor, Although everything seemed to stop dead after Sandy when focusing on rebuilding and remediation consumes and continues to consume all of our waking hours, the one time I allowed myself to think about and for the peninsula, I thought about the Natural Gas Pipeline and how it would survive, in light of a storm. Within the last month, […]
Dear Editor: State Attorney General Schneiderman’s calling regulations to require that nonprofit organizations annually disclose their political spending on state and local races starting next year is courageous. Schneiderman will be ruffling the feathers of State Democratic Speaker Silver, Republican Senate leader Skelos, Senate Independent Democratic Caucus leader Klein and to a lesser extent both newly elected Democratic Senate minority […]