Operation Rescue

Rockaway’s popularity as a beach destination has resulted in record crowds, but severe riptide currents have also created the need for dramatic rescues from first responders Every year, beachgoers are warned that even expert swimmers can be caught unawares on certain days, and those fears were realized beginning on Aug. 1. Lifeguards, NYPD and FDNY were called into action at […]

A Sign Of Resurgence

Years in the making, Aug. 5 became the day new signs were hung in the long-shuttered Thriftway Mall in Far Rockaway. Workers hung Dunkin’ Donuts / Baskin Robbins signs, exciting many who passed by. Work on the rest of the mall continues as well. The new store is just part of the long awaited renewal of the shopping center. The […]


Gary Russo Is Missing Since Last Tuesday

Fifty-four year old Gary Russo, formerly of Broad Channel, was reported missing since last Tuesday. Russo was last seen by family at his home at 156-20 90th Street in Howard Beach at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28. According to family members, his credit registered a $2 transaction on July 30 and a $4 on August 2. On Tuesday afternoon, […]

Draw A Line In The Sand

Latest Port Ambrose protest at Long Beach

The growing throng of people uniting to protest the Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project will gather in Long Beach on Aug. 9 to “Line In The Sand,” an event, hosted by the Sane Energy Project, Catskill Mountainkeeper and All Our Energy. The public comment period for the LNG ended on March 16, but efforts continue to urge people […]

Cops And Community

The National Night Out Against Crime is a unique opportunity each year for local precincts to spend a few carefree hours with the people they protect and serve. As you can gather from The Wave’s coverage of the events sponsored by the community councils of the 100th and the 101st Precincts, the goodwill from those in blue and local residents […]


Bring Back The Bike

Dear Editor: To the person who took the brand new blue trike-bike and cruiser plus chains from Beach 90th Street and Shore Front Parkway: The bike was for a disabled man, so he could have a few good years left, and was bought for him by his sons. Should you have a change of heart or a pang of conscience, […]

Dump Richards And Goldfeder!

Dear Editor: Councilman Donovan Richards and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder are telling residents of Rockaway: “DROP DEAD!” Turns out that it’s NOW time for HUGE political change in the Rockaways! Donovan Richards and Phil Goldfeder have turned their backs on us, the very constituents who elected them! Richards is as much as saying, “DROP DEAD ARVERNE BY THE SEA” with his […]

No Project Underway!

Dear Editor: I heartily support Ms. Rosenberg’s position keeping Rockaway Freeway open. For the last nine months, the number of lanes open on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach Channel Drive has dropped from four to one during weekdays from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. from Beach 46th Street to Beach 49th Street because of ongoing construction, which shows no signs […]

Viva The Donald!

Dear Editor: As a Hispanic immigrant, I am impressed by a brave, fearless man running for president. I say, “Viva ‘El’ Donald Trump, Presidente 2016” DAVID DOBLACK