2017-12-29 E-Edition

Wave Goodbye To 2017

The biggest stories of 2017 were ones that will most certainly have an impact on 2018 and beyond. But perhaps the biggest, was the return of ferry service to Rockaway. On May 1, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz applauded the administration and praised the persistence of the local elected officials who were instrumental in getting the service implemented. “If persistence […]


Winston Alwyn Callender Winston Alwyn Callender died Dec. 24. He served on the Board of Directors at Banks DIH, played for the Northern Rangers Football Club and was later drafted into the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) on Guyana’s National level. He also served as the first Vice-President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and served as President of the Guyana […]

Sweet Treats For A Sweet New Year

Local pastry chef extraordinaire Tracy Obolsky, owner of Rockaway Beach Bakery, has some seriously delectable treats in store for locals this New Year. In addition to her regular repertoire of pastries, buns, cakes and pies, Obolsky has created some take-home treats for bakery fans who just can’t get enough of her signature goodies. The master croissant maker has added “Bake […]

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is The Wave’s weekly lineup of local art and entertainment premiering across the peninsula. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel. If you are a musician or member of a band and want to share with our readers, where you’re playing or what you’re […]

New Year, New Events At Gateway National Recreation Area

Gateway National Recreation Area is not only 26,607-acres of   parkland scattered over Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey… The federally-owned and National Park Service-managed recreation area is also a one-stop-shop for all of your 2018 resolutions. With a plentiful lineup of events for the coming year, Gateway promises something for everyone looking to fill their calendar with locally sourced […]

Thanks Lew Simon

Dear Editor: Just wanted to give a big shout out to Lew Simon, our very trusted political district leader. I had a personal issue which I needed help with.  I reached out to Lew Simon and he was so helpful and my issue was resolved. I feel very fortunate that we have such a knowledgeable person in our community who […]

Santa Ain’t Vegan

Dear Editor: Regarding Heather Moore’s letter to The Wave printed on Dec. 22, 2017: We don’t know what Santa thinks about cows because he only says “ho ho ho ho!” and there aren’t any cows in the North Pole. One sure thing we know is, he uses Rudolph to drag the sleigh with a heavy load of toys, they say […]

Re: Underage Drinking Issues & More At Sector B Meet

Dear Editor: Many who have lived in the Rockaways the past few decades have been well aware that the location of the present Community House and the prior Irish Circle was the place where Rockaway teens can drink without hassle. Teens as young as 13 are now being served… What is baffling is, no one is being held accountable. An […]

Editorial: Setting Goals For 2018

We often make New Year’s resolutions this time of year.  Lose weight, quit smoking, or spend more time traveling, etc. This year, The Wave is going to set a goal instead; make this our best year ever. As the calendar moves from 2017 to 2018, The Wave will be marking our 125th year of being Rockaway’s newspaper and we want […]