Boardwalk Umpire

Queens Parks Commish Sets Plans

Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski told an overflow crowd at the monthly Community Board 14 meeting Tuesday evening that beaches will open on Memorial Day and a full slate of lifeguards will be hired for the season. As for the boardwalk, its ultimate finished state could be years in the making but temporary plans are in place for the 2013 […]

“Walk A Mile ” March To Storm The Beach

On Saturday morning, January 12th, the Sandy Claus Foundation in conjunction with the Rockaways/Hurricane Sandy News network will be organizing a “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” march and rally which organizers hope will be a massive event. Marchers will assemble on the beach at Beach 112th Street at 9 a.m. The march itself will begin at 10 a.m., with […]

100th Pct. Council Announces Meetings

100th Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo Jr. has announced the Council’s General Meeting schedule for 2013. Their first meeting for the year will be on Wednesday, January 23rd at The Macedonia Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 330 Beach 67th Street. February’s meeting will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall (K of C) at […]

New Services From The US Postal Service

The United States Postal Service has announced two upcoming changes to offer more value to postal customers. According to a recent media release, these services will go into effect on January 27, 2013. Starting on that date, for instance, customers will no longer have to purchase Delivery Confirmation to track a package. The new service is called USPS Tracking and […]

Mayoral Hopefuls Hold The Hot Air

Sal Albanese is running for Mayor. Maybe you haven’t heard of Sal or Tom Allon or George McDonald. They’re all running and will soon be joined by others. Many of them will call or stop by The Wave as a way for them to say hello to Rockaway. We will be polite and maybe take their photo. But The Wave […]


Mad As Hell

Dear Editor: This letter is directed to our “public servants” in Washington who, two months and counting after the devastation of Sandy, refused to vote on even minimal relief funds. I live in an area that was pummeled by Sandy. I have seen and heard direct from people in many equally devastated areas all over. These are my neighbors. These […]

Thank You, St. Matthews

Dear Editor: I hope the following letter will be published in The Wave. I am a former resident of Belle Harbor and parishioner of St. Francis de Sales. Thank you, Monsignor Walter Orlowski and your parishioners from St. Matthews Parish in Norwalk, CT for your many trips to Belle Harbor and St. Francis de Sales with gasoline, clothing, cleaning supplies, […]

Boards Up!

Dear Editor: This week, the city of Long Beach announced that they will begin to demolish the remnants of the Long Beach Boardwalk with the hope of constructing a new one in time for the important summer season. The city rightly realized that the boardwalk was the lifeblood of the town and an important economic engine. In fact, they are […]

Spread The Blame

Dear Editor: I reviewed the Sandy relief bill (very lightly) and was amazed at some of the things in it. This bill needs to be a stand-alone bill that will take care of Sandy victims and Sandy victims only. There is money in here for states that were not directly affected by Sandy. As Rahm Emmanuel said, “never let a […]