Bad Gas

Goldfeder to Cuomo: Veto proposed LNG

Rockaway residents may have once believed that the fight to keep a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) port had been won. However, revived efforts to build such a facility in the waters off of the peninsula are back and raising alarm for elected officials and residents as well. The Wave first reported plans to build the LNG by a Manhattan-based […]

100th Precinct Wraps Up 2014



The final meeting of the 100th Precinct Community Council before the New Year focused on future improvements on the peninsula, and leading the discussion was Borough President Melinda Katz. “Queens is considered one of the hottest places in the world right now,” Katz said, citing a recent “Best in the US” article released by Lonely Planet. “But it needs a […]

Channel View Students March to Success



Joining more than 600 seniors from New York City’s Outward Bound Schools network, Channel View School for Research’s seniors took part in the Annual College Application March on Friday, Dec. 12. Eight high schools across all five boroughs of the city simultaneously marched their college applications to their local post offices as thousands of fellow students, teachers, family members, local […]

Spending Spree



Through its Department of Homeless Services, New York City is making another “investment” in Rockaway. As The Wave reported last week, a 4- year, $31 million contract between the DHS and non-profit Housing Bridge for the shelter on Beach 65th Street is pretty much a foregone conclusion. But according to many experts, including homeless advocate Harriet McDonald, who is an […]

Reading is Fundamental



Dear Editor: Today’s generation in Congress could learn much from the late Idaho Republican Senator James A McClure who passed away three years ago on Feb. 26, 2011. His claim to fame on Capitol Hill was for 18 years, he read every word of every bill before voting on it. For many years, he signed his own mail. Fast forward […]

Community Policing



Dear Editor, The Queens Field Training Officers and community partners met on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Myself along with Ozzie Edwards, who resides in Arverne, were escorted by Community Affairs Officer Carl Borgi and Captain Fernandez of Transit District 23 to Transit District 20 in Jamaica, Queens. Also joining us was Sister Kathleen O’Donnell from Rego Park, Queens. Upon arrival, we […]

Goldfeder Blasts Grant For QueensWay



Supporters of the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach Rail line were dealt a blow this week as the Regional Economic Development Council has decided to award $443,750 to the QueensWay project. The QueensWay is a proposed park, which would be built on a 3.5-mile stretch of rail line that was once the Long Island Rail Road’s Rockaway Beach Branch, and […]

Santa Hits The Streets



The mission is simple, the teams are in place, and thanks to 50-plus volunteers helping out, the Secret Sandy Claus Project has begun. The first team, consisting of Mrs. Claus (Sunny Jim Hastings), a Master Elf (Loretta Steakin) and Santa, left the North Pole satellite office in Belle Harbor on Monday, Dec. 15, traveling into the night to visit children’s […]

Three Locals Indicted On Sex Trafficking



Three Far Rockaway men have been indicted on kidnapping, sex trafficking and other charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced on Dec. 17. The three man are accused of allegedly using intimidation and threats to force a 14-year-old female to work for them as a prostitute during a two-day period this past September. Two of the defendants are additionally charged […]

Belle Harbor Contractor Launches Remodel Website



CDC Restorations, a Belle Harbor contractor, has launched www. cdcrestorations.com, a website where local homeowners can find information about remodeling and interior design solutions. A release from the company, notes, “With articles being added almost every day and an online monthly newsletter of home improvement tips, the website is anticipated to quickly become Belle Harbor’s primary resource website for interior […]