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Rally Set For Saturday, 9/28

Rockaway, Broad Channel, and Howard Beach residents will be joining forces at a rally to protest the looming threat of runaway flood insurance premiums. Set for Saturday, September 28th at noon, the rally will take place in Broad Channel, the geographic center of the many communities facing costly premiums. Stop FEMA Now is the organization behind the rally. Started by […]

Lew Wins



Lew Simon can call himself a winner. The longtime Democratic District Leader and community organizer rolled to victory in a City Council race on Primary Night beating William Diaz of Ozone Park 65 percent to 35 percent. “It’s the first real election I’ve won in 16 years,” Simon told The Wave. Simon will now face incumbent Eric Ulrich who ran […]

Remembering September 11th, 2001



Never Forgetting- Revamped Tribute Park Draws Crowd on 9/11



As Rockaway residents deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many took a few moments to pause, reflect and remember another tragedy that deeply impacted the community 12 years ago. Residents gathered at the Tribute Park on the bayside of Beach 116th Street on Wednesday to take part in an annual ceremony in which the lives of those lost on […]

Sandy Art Benefits Sandy Relief Effort



Local photographer Michael Schor is one of many artists who have their work on display at Studio 5404 in Long Island as part of an exhibit that benefits Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Environ Vision Designs is hosting an art exhibit called “A Brush with Sandy.” The exhibit, located at 5404 Merrick Road in Massapequa, features works by New York and […]

Army Corps Should Not Hide Behind A Wall



The Parks Department is supposed to provide an update on the new boardwalk at the Community Board committee meeting on Tuesday, September 17th. It so happens, there are strong whispers that the new structure will not include a seawall. It seems the Army Corps of Engineers has concerns that a seawall may somehow throw off their beach protection plans which […]

On The Merits



We endorsed Sal Albanese who barely registered in the final polls. We don’t think it was a wasted vote. Far from it. We print here Sal’s letter to The Wave: I called you last week to express my gratitude for the Wave endorsement but you were out of town. Please extend my thanks to your entire team. The language was […]

Dead Is Dead



Dear Editor: Support for military action in Syria (albeit surgically sanitized and limited) is mind boggling. The mixed bag of politicians suggest we assist rebels who just recently assaulted the village of Maaloula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These people are anti-Semites, anti-Christian and in some factions anti-Muslim——-and this is the group we should support ! Assad has killed over […]

What Global Warming



Dear Editor: I am in Greenland. I have been talking with the old Eskimos, particularly the fishermen who are in their 60s and 70s. As they say, the ice cap and the weather in Greenland has always been the same through the years. They just don’t see what the foreign world is talking about as far as “global warming.” I […]

You Should Show Up For This



Dear Editor: On September 28th at 12 p.m., there will be numerous rallies held by Stop FEMA Now in numerous states around the country. Our local rally will be held at The Broad Channel American Legion Post 1404, 209 Crossbay Boulevard. There has been a lot of planning and time and energy towards making this day successful in our fight […]