Mad Science

Joseph F. Kasper, ESQ.

Forbidden Gates

Call for sewer valves to combat flooding intensifies

As massive flooding continues to plague multiple communities in Rockaway during periods of high tide, plumbing experts are steadfastly making their case for the installation of tidal gates that, they claim, are the only solution to the recurring dilemma. Local contractor John Norton of Norton Mechanical has seen his share of storm-sewer overflows to offer a remedy that could lead […]

Fast Forward

Rockaway businesses celebrate Sandy resurgence at Chamber of Commerce event

Members of the Rockaway business community gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to look back at the peninsula’s collective renaissance from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy and their continued economic development. President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce (QCC) Thomas Grech was the master of ceremonies at the Bungalow Bar event, where he affirmed his organization’s support for all local businesses […]

Weekend Flooding Sounds Alarm On Future Storms


The floodwaters that engulfed streets across the area on Sat. Oct.27 gave many locals cause for concern, and left some questioning if there really is any improvement over what we had back in 2012. “The drains for those catch basins run into the bay and back up when the water in the bay is too high” said Rockaway Park resident […]

Reminder: Fall Back!

It’s that time of year again. While many of us welcome the extra hour of sleep, many will begin their longing for the longer days and warmer weather almost immediately. Regardless, Daylight Saving Time is over on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m., at which time clocks are to be turned backward one hour to 1 a.m. local standard time […]

Vote: It’s The Right Thing To Do


There was a time when a newspaper’s endorsement, even a local tabloid like The Wave’s, helped decide an election. Those days are over, and frankly, I’m glad they are. One of the reasons The Wave has hosted debates like the one we had at the Knight of Columbus between NYS Senator Joe Addabbo and his GOP challenger Tom Sullivan is […]

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Over the last several days, we’ve seen this at work in our community. And it’s a joy to see. On Oct. 22, The Wave was invited to a special presentation […]

Vote For Sully

Dear Editor: It is difficult to pick up a newspaper without reading about the miscreant behavior of another member of the New York State Legislature. We have lost our moral compass, our pockets are continuously being picked by the same people we continue to reelect. We need politicians who are honest, trustworthy and possess the family values we all ascribe […]

Vote: Restore Justice And Fairness

Dear Editor: As a life-long registered voter, it is my hope that the citizens of the United States will make the effort to vote in what many consider to be perhaps the most important election in the history of this country. Just as with my fellow countrypersons I am not satisfied with the direction our nation is going specifically when […]