Arverne By The Sea

Be True To Your School

A meeting that was supposed to address the issues surrounding a controversial middle school being built in Arverne By The Sea, quickly turned into a heated debate, and ultimately a walkout. A prior meeting, on April 20, was also loud, adversarial and contentious. That night, at the Rockaway Y, many who attended said afterward it was the first time they […]

More Cameras For Ocean Bay

Richards says system will deter crime

More security cameras will be installed at the Ocean Bay Apartments on Beach 54th Street by next October in an effort to deter unlawful acts. The money allocated by Councilman Donovan Richards will allow for 34 cameras that will cost $500,000 to be placed strategically on the ocean side of the housing development on the exteriors and interiors of seven […]

The Contender

Local Boxer On The Rise

Far Rockaway native Joseph “Mack” Williams is a boxer on the rise. He was the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Golden Glove Champion and 2012 National Golden Glove Champion. He was also an alternate for the 2012 Olympics. The cruiserweight is now a pro and improved his record to 6-0 after his latest bout, beating Yuwshua Zadok on May 30 at […]

Questions On Breezy Point Crash

Police are still investigating the circumstances of an auto accident that took place at around 3:50 a.m. on Sunday morning in Breezy Point. The crash sent two passengers to the hospital; one is still in critical condition. What we do know, according to police sources, is that four men left the small shopping center in Breezy Point in a 2008 […]

PROSE Education Program Expands

Goldie Maple Academy Joins The Program

A new progressive programming initiative at city schools has gained traction among educators and officials for the upcoming school year. In the fall, 64 more schools across New York City will join the new PROSE program, which stands for Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence. The education program alters the parameters, under which schools can function, allowing them to implement […]

Company’s Coming

One thing that makes Rockaway the greatest place to live, work and play is the people who make up this community. Whether it’s a charity event, a cultural celebration or a committee meeting, you will often find people from everywhere and anywhere on the peninsula attending. It didn’t take Superstorm Sandy to unite us, the sense of community has always […]

Political Cartoon

Welcome To Rockaway!

Dear Editor: There is a new burger restaurant in town called “Beach Sliders” and it has great, fresh food. They have everything from protein shakes to homemade lemonade. The staff is very friendly and their dishes are not overpriced. They have black bean burgers to Philly cheesesteaks; something for everyone and a great addition to the neighborhood. LORETTA WILSON

Thanks For Listening

Dear Editor: I wanted to thank you for the wonderful write-up that Dan Guarino and The Wave gave my two great bands. Thunder Road and Cool Hand Lou and The Downtown Daddy-O’s. We are so excited by the coverage. I personally am delighted, honored and humbled by your support of my bands and local live music as a whole. I […]

Goldfeder Honors Breezy’s Ingram

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder paused the legislative session in Albany to honor Lieutenant Colonel Marty Ingram for recently receiving the New York State Medal of Valor for his service in the New York Guard. In a speech that brought the Assembly Chambers to its feet and left some in tears, Goldfeder praised Ingram for his heroism as past Chief of the […]