Letters 4-29-22

A Beautiful Way To Remember Cristin Dear Editor: Regarding your story “St. Rose Playground Will Honor Cristin Mullen” on April 15, what a beautiful and poignant way to remember Cristin. I knew her all her life and knew her parents and grandparents, each who exemplify Christian values and what it means to be a part of the St.Rose family, and […]

Editorial: Rest In Peace, Tim

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 The tragic loss of any firefighter in the line of duty can be felt all over the city, but here in Rockaway, the pain resonates… Timothy Klein was a firefighter. To all that knew him, he lived a life devoted […]

Rockaway Weekends With The Wave

  Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and our good friends at Spa Rockaway are offering a special spa treat for Mom – all gift certificates over $100 are discounted by 10%! And if you’re looking to take Mom out for her special day, Russo’s On The Bay & Vetro Restaurant & Lounge are hosting brunch & dinner reservations […]

Who’s Playing 4-28-22

Each week, I take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point, and Broad Channel. So, 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 up to, contact mhealey@rockawave.com. If you’re a local artist and are dropping new music or […]


RBCA May Monthly Meeting The Rockaway Beach Civic Association will be holding its monthly meeting in person on Thursday, May 5, at 7pm at the Knights of Columbus’ upstairs meeting room at 333 Beach 90th Street. There will be updates from the NYPD’s 100th Precinct, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: discussion of the current Rockaway/Atlantic shoreline project, most immediately […]

The Financial Wave

5 Tips to Filing a Life Insurance Claim

We are making history for the wrong reasons!   In 2020, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, American Life Expectancy declined by almost 2 years (1.87 years).  In 2021, it declined another 0.3 years.   To give you some perspective, as per the Washington Post, the largest total decline in U.S. life expectancy occurred in 1943 (2.9 years) when U.S. deaths peaked […]

SIT With John Roberts

Healing Versus Cure

Jo Marchant, a Ph.D. in genetics and microbiology writes about “Healing Thoughts.’’ Scientists now have evidence that our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs can ease pain, heal wounds, and fend off infection. A theme throughout her book Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body involves looking into the efficacy of Placebos (9/10/20). Mainstream medicine in the past considered […]

The Hero Of Rockaway

Scala’s Rap

Free Speech Online

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a post or comment get removed from one of your favorite Rockaway groups only to have the author complain his or her right to free speech was violated. A discussion about what free speech entails likely ensued, with an off-color joke or two thrown in for good measure. As with everything else in […]

Official Point Of View

HPD = Absent Landlords

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) oversees more than 170,000 buildings across New York City, and is responsible for carrying out routine inspections to make sure that each of those buildings is up to code. If you had to guess, how many inspectors do you think HPD has on staff to carry out these inspections? […]