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Interactive Program Tackles Mental Health After Sandy

The Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) has unveiled iHelp: Sandy Stress Relief, an interactive program designed to assist those still struggling with mental health difficulties in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  More...

Election Day Scorecard Free Access

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, New Yorkers will be casting their votes. More...

When the Mayor Supported the Ferry

Official Point of View

Well here we are again, possibly on the day our ferry service is taken away from us, fighting for another extension of the service.  More...

School News

School Scope

For Educators, Public School Parents, and Public Workers, Cuomo and Astorino Are No Choice

Go Green.  That’s my vote. Howie Hawkins for Governor, and Brian Jones for Lt. Governor. And anyone who is a public worker or union member should join me.  More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

After a beautiful day, the wind picked up and the sky darkened with clouds as evening fell on October 29, Sandy’s anniversary. In the west, the horizon turned orange, then purple blue and rain began to fall. A reminder? More...

Looking Back

The Wave’s archives were largely lost to Hurricane Sandy. But through piecing together online sources, we are once again able to present this feature. More...

Hocus Pocus

REAL ESTATE CORNER

Some local Rockaway real estate brokers imply that they have special access to some secret magic formula. Don’t be fooled - there is no hocus pocus solution for success. Here are some tools that brokers use:   More...

Editorial/Opinion

Rockaway Ghost Stories

On Wednesday, the Rockaway peninsula marked two years since Superstorm Sandy unleashed its horror on this community. Yet, neither Mayor Bill de Blasio nor Governor Mario Cuomo thought it fitting to visit our boardwalk. More...

Dispatches

An Open Letter to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Dear Mayor de Blasio:  The Jamaica Bay- Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) is dedicated around Jamaica Bay to improving the 10,000 acres of public parkland and throughout the Rockaway peninsula. open to making these extraordinary  More...

Remember

It’s My Turn

My friends, we have reached the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy wreaking havoc upon the shorefronts of the Northeast. More...

Obits

Ronald Joseph Belpanno

Union Representative

Ronald Joseph Belpanno, a union representative, died on Oct. 12.  Born in Astoria, he was a Rockaway resident for 55 years. Belpanno was a union representative for Teamsters Union Local #210.  More...

Helen M. Grieco

Insurance Administrator

Helen M. Grieco, an administrator for Met Life Insurance, died on Oct. 28.  Coming from Brooklyn, Grieco was a Rockaway resident for 30 years. More...

William ‘Bill’ Higgins

Program Analyst, Retired

William Higgins, of Flushing and Rockaway, did on Oct. 26, at age 71.  Born in Astoria, Higgins was a graduate of St. More...

Ferry Sunk, Shelter Scrapped

Knowing that Thursday’s meeting with the Mayor was a last gasp measure, a “Hail Mary” -- as The Wave first reported last week – didn’t stop the everoptimistic supporters of the Rockaway Ferry thinking that there was a ch More...

Community

24-Hour Rebuild In Broad Channel

Dedicated volunteers from Zurich North America, the St. Bernard Project, and local nonprofit Friends of Rockaway worked to rebuild a home on Channel Road in Broad Channel from 2 p.m. More...

100th Precinct “Cops of the Month”

Two officers received special recognition as September “Cop of the Month” at last week’s 100th Precinct Community Council Meeting.  More...

Clergy, Electeds Lead Sandy Boardwalk Memorial

They walked from the Y on Beach 73rd Street down to the boardwalk where, on the 2nd anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Senator James Sanders Jr. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Down to the letter

‘A-to-Z’ spells out quirky comedy for NBC

Television and film draw inspiration from real life, so it isn’t surprising that romantic comedies are so popular. Everyone has fallen in love, had their heart broken and likely been oblivious to being hit on. More...

Sports

BattleRock4: Muay Thai Mecca

The next chapter in CROM Martial Training’s BattleRock series takes place on Saturday, Nov. More...

Ravens Roundup

The Rockaway Ravens 12A team closed out the regular season this past weekend with a 26-0 victory over the New Jersey Seminoles.  Jadye "The Truth" Foxworth amazed the crowd with his cuts and tackle-breaking skills, leading to three beautiful tou More...

Bishop Kearney Athletics

A Rockaway Tradition Continues

Bishop Kearney High School has a long history of exceptional athletes. Many of their star athletes have come from the Rockaway peninsula. The Gallagher family is a prominent example.  More...

Letters

Failed Political Leadership

Dear Editor: Failed leadership from the moment Hurricane Sandy hit NYC continues two years later. Let's not forget that only a day or two after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, Governor Cuomo wanted to move forward with the NYC Marathon. More...

A Hero’s Passing

Dear Editor: Two weeks ago, on Oct. 11, my Dad, George Post, passed away. He was 94 years old. A 65-year Rockaway resident, he was a World War II veteran who flew in 50 missions in Europe and North Africa. More...

Remembering A Lovely Woman

Dear Editor: I was sad to hear of the death of Susie Schwach. May she rest in peace! Condolences to Howie, her children Robby (Belinda) and Amy (Miguel) and her beautiful grandchildren, Ryan, Corey and Lauren. More...


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