Rockaway Strong

Three Years After Sandy

Goldfeder: Keep Track Of Felons

If judges are going to recommend drug diversion programs to convicted felons, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder believes there has to be a way to keep track of those individuals. The Assemblyman says he wants to avoid tragedies like the murder of Police Officer Randolph Holder, who was allegedly shot and killed by one such career criminal who was lost in the […]

Far Rock Remembers PO Holder

State Senator James Sanders, Councilman Donovan Richards and Rev. Leslie Mullings, as well as various members of the Far Rockaway community gathered at the Church of Nazarene in Far Rockaway on Oct. 26 to bid farewell to Police Officer Randolph Holder, who was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 20. “Want to say God bless you and your […]

3 A.S.

Three years After Sandy (A.S.), there is less anger about where we are as a community. For most, it has been replaced by a sense of urgency. In Breezy Point on Oct. 27, The Wave asked Mayor de Blasio how he could communicate that sense of urgency to more agencies, like Parks, who are doing work on resiliency projects on […]


MTA Funding Follies

Dear Editor: The devil is in the details which are still not public concerning Cuomo and de Blasio reaching agreement on how they will each help fund the MTA 2015 – 2019 Five Year Capital Plan. Each fail to identify the specific source for these funds. We will have to wait until the State Legislature reconvenes in January 2016 before […]

Dunes For Everyone!

Dear Editor: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built high sand dunes in Belle Harbor. The Parks Department had sand packed only under the length of the boardwalk. A rainstorm washed it down. I sweat out these months of the height of the hurricane season, because during Sandy, I was sent from the Lawrence Nursing Care Center in Arverne […]

School Scope

I tried to follow education events while on a 16-day tour of Japan. I think I passed by one school in Kyoto but did see lots of school trips at various sites in the four cities we visited. Needless to say, the kids were all well-behaved. Japan is a nation where things seem to work – great airports and an […]

Rebuilt and Recovered?

On Sunday October 25th the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) hosted “Rebuilt and Recovered? Sandy Stories from Rockaway.” This storytelling event was a collaboration between RWA and two other non-profits: the Moth and the Field innovation Team (FIT). The Moth presents stories, told live and without notes, worldwide and FIT deploys volunteers following disasters, while also working on disaster risk reduction […]

Paninico Café – Meals Made Fresh

Beach 116th Bulletin

Making a comeback on Beach 116th Street is Paninico Café. Previously named Fast Break before Hurricane Sandy, owner and chef Mike Adil brings the influence of his parents’ recipes to the plates of Paninico. From Egyptian and Greek heritage, Adil spices up meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sitting down with Mike recently, he told me how lucky he was […]