RBVL Crowns 10 Champions



On Saturday, Aug. 13, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestant’s fought for the fabled winner’s sweatshirts in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs. The weather was brutally hot for volleyball and akin to the desert scene from Lawrence of Arabia. The sands were frying the bottoms of players’ feet all day. If you thought […]

Meet The Candidate: Stacey Pheffer Amato



It was a shock to most everyone in Rockaway when Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced to The Wave on June 3 that he would not seek re-election for the 23rd District. On June 20, it was far less of a surprise when he officially endorsed Stacey Pheffer Amato in her bid to replace him. Former Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer was Goldfeder’s mentor […]

Their Very Own Olympic Games



The staff at Oceanview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is committed to promote healthy living through fitness, so it embraced the spirit and theme of the ongoing Olympic Games with a sporting event of its own. The residents at Oceanview competed in a variety of sporting tournaments with the goal of bringing the residents together for friendly competition and enhancing a […]

Addabbo To Sponsor Free E-Waste Recycling



In his ongoing effort to help protect the environment and assist his constituents to dispose of unwanted electronics, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. will host an e-waste recycling event in Rockaway next month to offer residents a chance to safely and legally dispose of their electronics. Addabbo, a member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, will partner with the […]

What’s That?



Every time The Wave has called or contacted Build It Back with a new complaint from someone from the Rockaway community, we usually get a statement from a spokesperson regurgitating the same data: “8,728 total applicants, 6,906 have already been served, for a rate of 80 percent all across the five boroughs.” We contacted BIB in early June after we […]

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We Love ‘Em to Death



Dear Editor: Today’s 10 highest grossing box office releases are about animals, including: Finding Dory, The Jungle Book, Zootopia, The Secret Life of Pets and Kung Fu Panda. Nearly half of our households include a dog and nearly 40 percent have a cat. Two thirds of us view them as family members and cherish them accordingly. We love our animals […]

We Don’t Need Another Pheffer



Dear Editor: All politics is indeed local. When Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer voted to repeal the commuter tax, she acted against the interests of us her constituents, who would then have to pay more in taxes to make up the deficit, but in the interests of her Democratic bosses. Now her daughter Stacey wants to be elected. We don’t need any […]

Help A Turtle Out



Dear Editor: How does the turtle cross the road? With your help. As temperatures soar, so do the number of turtles on the move—and the rates of vehicles hitting them. Because of their extremely slow metabolism, turtles who are mangled by cars can remain alive for days or even weeks before dying. These suffering animals with crushed, bloody shells may […]

OSHA Training



State Senator James Sanders recently partnered with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery to host a free Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general construction outreach safety and training course at the Queens Public Library’s Peninsula Branch in Rockaway Beach. “Anytime you see a job opening, you see dozens of applicants,” Sanders said. “[But, to be able] to get these […]