Far Rockaway Arverne Nonprofit Coalition

2019-05-10 E-Edition

Reimagining Beach 116th Street


Searching for ways to help local motorists and public buses co-exist along a space-deficient commercial corridor was a major topic of interest during the May 2 Rockaway Beach Civic Association (RBCA) meeting. On hand to initiate discourse on buses competing for room to operate along the Beach 116th Street retail hub was Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, who floated a proposal […]

Rebooting Our Bus Network

MTA takes a ‘clean slate’ approach to improving service

Redrawing routes, new shelters and shortening travel times were all fair game at the Queens Bus Network’s (QBN) public presentation at the Queens Peninsula Library, where commuters were invited to offer feedback on MTA proposals. The May 7 session saw dozens of residents interfacing with agency reps, who recognized the need to revamp an antiquated system in need of a […]

Earth Day With Friends Of Beach 59th Street Playground


Mother Nature held her own parade on Saturday, May 4 as did the members of the community, who came to the One World-Earth Day celebration hosted by the Friends of Beach 59th Playground. The local organization held their event in a large tent where people tended to small succulent plants and made their own. “These are succulent plants because they […]

Remembering Imgard Upelnieks


Rockaway lost one of its most beloved music teachers last Friday, April 26. Imgard Upelnieks has been an integral part of the music community here, teaching violin and piano to hundreds, if not thousands of people both young and old for decades. Before teaching, she was a young and gifted performer, studying in a conservatory for many years in Germany. […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Washington Irving once wrote, “a mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to […]

Support Local Journalism

Dear Editor: Happy Fifth Anniversary Mark Healey as editor of The Wave. I’m grateful that The Wave has afforded me the opportunity to express my views via your letters to the editor section along with others who may have different opinions on the issues of the day. Thanks to you, an ordinary citizen like myself has the freedom to comment […]

“Is it better to accept an insurance offer or go to trial?”

From the lawyer’s briefcase

A forty-year-old yellow taxicab driver was struck head-on by a three-ton ambulette van. As a result of the impact, the driver lost consciousness. The police and an ambulance came to the scene. The injured driver was immediately transported to a hospital where he reported pain to his dominant right hand, wrist, and neck. He could not return to work because […]

Official Point Of View


I’m proud to represent a very patriotic constituency, which is why I am thrilled to bring a special monthlong exhibit honoring the world’s first transatlantic flight to the community where it all began – the Rockaways. I encourage all my constituents to check out the free exhibit, which is open now through Sunday, June 2. When I learned about the […]