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By The Wave | January 27, 2023

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Speaking to Mental Health on the Peninsula

By The Wave | January 27, 2023

  Governor Kathy Hochul earlier this month announced a plan to overhaul New York’s continuum of mental health care, and drastically reduce the number of individuals with unmet mental health needs throughout the state.  “We have underinvested in mental health care for so long, and allowed the situation to become so dire, that it has become a public safety crisis […]

RISE/NYC Plover Project Bird Outing Draws Big Winter Crowd

By The Wave | January 27, 2023

Over 50 people met at the RISE Center on Saturday morning for a winter bird walk along the Edgemere shoreline to look for birds that visit Rockaway in the wintertime. While plovers and other local nesting shorebirds have long since migrated south, beaches in Queens play host to an abundance of gulls, waterfowl, seabirds, and other winter migrants during the […]

St. Camillus / St Virgilius Basketball MVPs Of The Week

By The Wave | January 27, 2023

This week’s story is submitted by our friend Bill Swensen, who runs the basketball program at St. Camillus/St. Virgilius.  “We have about 150 local kids from 4th to 8th grade in the program,” said Swensen. “The program is divided into three leagues: Girls, Junior Boys, and Senior Boys. I’d like to put pictures of the MVPs for each league in […]

Far Rock’s Banking Desert

By The Wave | January 27, 2023

Previously, The Wave has reported on banking options, or the lack thereof, in the Arverne, Edgemere, and Far Rockaway communities.  Credit unions could perhaps be a remedy to even the playing field for areas in Far Rockaway.  A credit union, unlike a commercial bank, is a not-for-profit institution, owned by its members – offering many of the same products and […]

RTC Teen And Young People’s Workshop Brings “Raise Your Voice” To The Stage

By The Wave | January 27, 2023

This weekend the stage lights up as the Rockaway Theatre Company (RTC) Teen and Young peoples workshop come together to present Raise Your Voice.  “This isn’t your normal Show” Ashley Stone of the Teens Workshop said.  Raise Your Voice features songs from across musical theatre from broadway classics like “Guys and Dolls” all the way to adored Disney shows including […]

Collegiate Cares!

By The Wave | January 27, 2023

Rockaway Collegiate High School opened in September 2011 on the Beach Channel Educational Campus. The school is led by Shazima Ali (Interim Acting Principal), Patrick Murray (Assistant Principal), and Rafael Cruz (Assistant Principal).  The school’s motto is “To College and Beyond”. To aid in making this motto a reality, Rockaway Collegiate is a Community School providing an array of services […]

First Steps On The Road To College For High School Juniors

By The Wave | January 27, 2023

Every journey needs a map and the road to college is no exception. January is a good time for high school juniors to map out the first months of the college application process. For example, letters of recommendations are important and juniors typically request them from teachers in the spring of junior year.  Therefore, start considering two teachers you would […]

Far Rock Precinct Has #1 Drop in Crime

By The Wave | January 20, 2023

Crime throughout the 101st Precinct dropped more than 10 percent in 2022–the biggest dip among the NYPD’s 77 precincts, according to the police department’s latest statistics. “The stats are in and we are ranked number one in the city for crime reduction,” said Commanding Officer Captain Timothy Schultz. “It’s a testament to the hard work of our officers and our […]