Fighting City Hall

Under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Department of Homeless Services has made repeated attempts to force the placement of homeless families in Rockaway. When residents learned the imminent closing of the Playland Hotel’s restaurant would result in rooms being rented to DHS, it was clear they needed to take action. Braving a downpour, dozens of locals joined […]

Still Friends of Rockaway

As part of their ongoing effort to help return Hurricane Sandy victims to safe and sustainable homes, the Friends of Rockaway, a community-based non-profit organization, will host a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 30. The Dine Out for Hurricane Sandy recovery will feature seven local eateries which have agreed to donate a portion of the money raised to help Sandy victims. […]

Pheffer Amato Urges City to Incentivize Bay Bulkheads Work

As communities across southern Queens and Rockaway prepare to mark the fourth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, candidate for New York State Assembly Stacey Pheffer Amato is calling on the city to address lingering storm damage along the region’s bulkheads. “Our storm protections are only as strong as the weakest link,” said Pheffer Amato. “It’s been four years since Sandy and […]

CB 14 Education Committee Meets

Community Board 14’s Education Committee and School District 27’s Community Education Council (the successor to the pre-Bloomberg local school boards) have initiated a series of meetings aimed to attract parents from every Rockaway school where they get an opportunity to share issues of concern regarding their schools. The joint committees will follow up with politicians and Department of Education officials […]

CB14 Stands Against SBS

Just a few days after members of Queens Community Board 9 voted to oppose the Department of Transportation’s plans for Select Bus Service along the Q52/Q53 bus route—between Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards—DOT began work on planned safety improvements on Woodhaven Boulevard. According to Marty Ingram, co-chair of Community Board 14’s transportation committee, the plans for Select Bus Service would […]

Always Remember

On Nov. 30, 2012, The Wave returned to print for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. The paper had been published weekly from 1893 until Sandy, but more than four feet of water destroyed everything from computers to files to most of its 118 years of bound volumes of The Wave. The reality is that The Wave is still waiting […]

Political Cartoon

Stop Calling Me A Racist

Dear Editor: These past two weeks I have endured columnists in your newspaper calling me and other Donald Trump supporters de facto Klansman and friends of racists. This line of attack is false and disgusting. I assume your writers are mainly referring to Mr. Trump’s stand on immigration. After studying the issue, I have concluded that our current immigration and […]

A Reply To Norm Scott

Dear Editor: Let’s get real. It’s not just Republicans “generally” who are against abortion, but many Democrats and even some Liberals too! In fact there are many former Democrat voters who now vote Republican – only because of this issue. All sorts of people are against abortion, including the former editor of the Village Voice, Nat Hentoff, and former abortionist, […]

DDC Plans For Beach Channel Drive

Representatives with New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) met with members of the Community Board 14 transportation committee, on Oct. 24, to present plans for a two-year-long $15.7 million capital highway and sewer project. “If everything goes well, we expect to start construction in fall of 2017,” said DDC project manager Herve Mathelier. According to DDC engineers, […]