February 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Meeting Fails To Quell Shelter Fears Free Access

As reported in the Jan. 30 edition of The Wave, locals are very concerned about a new proposal to build a nine-story hotel in the middle of Far Rockaway. More...

Top Stories

Ferry Snow Job?

The mayor of New York City took a few minutes to talk about Rockaway during his State of the City address on Feb. 3.   More...

Driver Killed On Rockaway Freeway

On the evening of January 31 at approximately 8 p.m., a 28-year-old man crashed his car into a subway pillar on Rockaway Freeway and Beach 25th Street.  Police and firefighters responded to the scene, finding Jeffery McDonald of Farber Terrace i More...

Two Sentenced In Disabled Woman Abuse

A Rockaway Park couple has been sentenced for assaulting a partially- paralyzed woman. More...

Business News

Real Estate Updates

I received a phone call from my neighbor at 11 p.m. on Friday night, Jan. 30. He was having a power outage and had spoken with several other neighbors who were also without power. More...

Columnists

Beachcomber

Crime kills communities. Besides the lives it ends or destroys, and the property it steals, it damages the entire community. If an area becomes known for the crimes that happen there, ask yourself, who would want to invest there? More...

An Intern’s Take

Here we are in the second month of 2015. For many Americans, this month has been set aside to acknowledge the accomplishments of Americans of African descent. This holiday was the brain child of Carter G. Woodson. More...

Slice of Life

If you read my column regularly you know that I often like to look at the sarcastic side of certain things. More...

Editorial/Opinion

What Are We Clapping For? Free Access

Back in October of 2014, as news began to spread about possible FEMA allocations for the boardwalk and other glaring needs for the peninsula, The Wave began an ongoing process of contacting elected officials and agencies from the city, state and fede More...

Political Cartoon

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Obits

Angela M. Burke

Angela M. Burke (nee McLean) died on died on Jan. 30.  She was a full time Rockaway resident for 30 years, and before that spent summers here since 1949, coming from the Bronx.  More...

Lucy V. McDonough

Teacher

Lucy V. McDonough, a retired teacher, died on Feb. 2.  Coming from Brooklyn, McDonough was a Rockaway resident since 1966. More...

Gloria K. Pietroforte

Proprietor

Gloria K. Pietroforte, proprietor of Home Heating Oil Co., died on Feb. 2.  She was a lifelong resident of the Rockaways.  Pietroforte is preceded in death by her husband, Bartholomew.   More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2015 1:26 PM

FINALLY Free Access

FEMA to release $480 million to fix boardwalk

The Wave has learned that FEMA has signed its Letter Of Understanding for Rockaway Boardwalk repairs from Sandy, which means $480M in federal funds. More...

Port Ambrose Gaining Support?

Queens Chamber of Commerce adds support to offshore LNG

Rumors of the likely death of the Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas Project may have been premature.  This week, Liberty Natural Gas, which is building the controversial facility, announced that nearly 100 groups have written letters to support More...

Community

Free Tax Services For Residents

Tax help is here. Rockaway residents earning less than $53,000 (as an individual or family) will have the opportunity to have their tax returns completed for free.  More...

Marley, Brown Tribute

The Rooster, at 1123 Gipson Street in Far Rockaway, is hosting a tribute to the moving music of Bob Marley and Dennis Brown on Saturday, Feb. 7, starting at 8 p.m.  More...

Hundreds Brave Waves For Cystic Fibrosis

Taking The Plunge

On a cold and windy day, more than 100 people jumped into the ocean. No, they’re not insane, they just support the fight to find for a cure to cystic fibrosis. Close to 400 attending the event donated funds for the cause.  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing provides a quick glance roundup of live music entertainment by local musicians playing both here in Rockaway and elsewhere. All are welcome to contribute. More...

Movie Scope

AMERICAN SNIPER

CLINT’S KYLE IS NO COWARD   As depicted in Director Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is no coward. Far from it. More...

French Quarter crime

Colorful new NCIS spinoff hitting all the right notes

If Paris, as author Ernest Hemingway said, is a moveable city, then New Orleans has always been a floating one. More...

Sports

The Man Who Saved The Mets, Part 3

The Stoop

As we continue our examination of the tenure of former Mets owner Nelson Doubleday, we look to the special column written by New York Times columnist Joe Durso in September of 1986.  The main thrust of the piece was that the Mets were a model fr More...

Rovers Grab Gaelic Football Awards Free Access

The Rockaway Rovers, a local Gaelic Football Club, had two of their players receive awards at the New York Gaelic Athletic Association’s (NYGAA) 45th annual dinner dance on Jan. 24. More...

Letters

Ferry By This Spring

Dear Editor:  The mayor's announcement regarding citywide ferry service is not fair or good news. We want ferry service running by this spring.  More...

Fix The Train First

Dear Editor:  I enjoyed the ferry while it lasted. And I appreciated the efforts it took to try to keep ferry service running. But I don't understand why there is not more protest and effort made to improve our "A" train service. More...

Senior Issues

Dear Editor:  With the onset of the New Year, it is again time to raise the issue of the denigration of the elderly in the Rockaway community. More...


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