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New Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato to serve on influential standing committees

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato spent her first few days in Albany, and got right to work. In her first official press release since being sworn in, she announced that she will be serving More...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Economic Dream Free Access

This year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be depicted on the back of the updated $5 bill. More...

School News

The Choice Debates: Degrading the US Postal Service as a Public Institution

School Scope

School Scope has been exploring the school choice debate by comparing public schools to other public services and what that might come to mean in the context of the drive to turn government into the problem instead of the solution.  More...

Rockaway’s Invited To Learn About Lawrence Woodmere Academy

As headmaster of Lawrence Woodmere Academy, an independent private school founded in 1912 and located just minutes from your neighborhood, I want to invite you to attend a very special evening on Thursday, Jan. More...

Breezy Point’s Kimmeth To Attend USCGA

It’s going from Clipper Pride to Semper Paratus for Xaverian High School senior Jack Kimmeth, who has been accepted to the prestigious United State Coast Guard Academy.  Jack, a lifelong resident of Breezy Point, has been a member of the X More...

Columnists

Cuomo promises $6 billion for Gateway Tunnel, but nothing for Rockaway Free Access

Transit Talk

Outgoing Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox’s recent joint announcement with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer outlined cheerful outlook for progressing the proposed new Gateway Trans Hudson River tunnel. More...

A Look At The Obama Years

An Intern’s Take

So, I have been reading and listening to many people sum up the Obama years.  There are those who praise his accomplishments, while there are others who see things quite differently.  More...

Social Security and Medicare Benefits at a Glance

Spotlight on Elderlaw

Social Security is a retirement plan for which most American workers are eligible. The Social Security system taxes employees’ wages throughout working years and credits are earned towards retirement benefits. More...

Letters

Tears To My Eyes

Dear Editor:  The article Gail Johnson wrote (Loss For Arverne, Dec. 23, 2016) brought tears to my eyes. She touched on just how we felt. More...

Struggling With Stuttering

Dear Editor:  For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same—year after year. More...

Cuomo's Big Plans For JFK

Dear Editor:I for one am not opposed for future JFK dramatic changes in design, efficiency, parking, etc. But, how and will there be fortitude to enforce vehicles to use designated parking lots and not More...

Weekender

Who’s Playing

Who’s Playing is The Wave’s weekly lineup of local art and entertainment premiering across the peninsula. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the live music and performers in Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel. More...

Memo From The RTC

Willie Wonka SOLD OUT, Singing In The Rain Still Available

There has been so much going on simultaneously at the Rockaway Theatre Company.  “A Chorus Line,” the first adult show of the season, has already begun rehearsals and we are hearing of a lot of aching joints from some of the dancers. More...

CB14 Defiant In Face Of Select Bus Service Free Access

The regular monthly meeting of Community Board 14 on Jan. 10 was a standing-room only event. More...

The Fight For Free Tuition

Last Tuesday, Jan. 3, Governor Andrew Cuomo offered his constituents a belated holiday gift, promising low and middle-income New Yorkers free tuition at the state’s public universities. More...

Community

CB14 Defiant In Face Of Select Bus Service Free Access

The regular monthly meeting of Community Board 14 on Jan. 10 was a standing-room only event. More...

A Halo For Rockaway Free Access

Seems we aren’t the only ones who think Richard E. Santaga is a great photographer. Here’s a photo taken on Jan. 9 that was shown during the weather report on the CBS2’s noon news. More...

A Progress Report from CM Richards

At the Jan. 10 Community Board 14 meeting, Councilman Donovan Richards began his Progress Report with a very positive tone: “It’s going to be an exciting year.”  More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

The Hero of Rockaway

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Donning the crown: ‘Victoria’ premieres in old ‘Downton Abbey’ time-slot

Since “Downton Abbey” ended its run last year, a notable hole was left in the hearts of fans of the hit “Masterpiece” series. More...

Sports

Mullin Visits Lawrence Woodmere Academy

Former NBA legend and current coach of St. John’s University’s men’s basketball team Chris Mullin came to the Lawrence Woodmere Academy campus before the holiday to see LWA Coach Jeff Weiss and More...

Editorial/Opinion

The de Blasio Shell Game Free Access

On Sept. 26, 2014, The Wave obtained a memo, sent from the NYC Parks Department to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, informing him that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had “set the reimbursement for the More...

Political Cartoon

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Offshore windmill/substation farms are counter to onshore resiliency efforts

It’s My Turn

Onshore resiliency efforts and related government requirements by New York State and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are lessened by offshore windmill installations as affecting sea level rise. More...

Obits

Brian P. Donovan

Brian P. Donovan died on Aug. 24, 2016.  A longtime resident of Belle Harbor, he served in the Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968. More...

Soydelina “Sol” Rodriguez

Soydelina “Sol” Rodriguez died on Jan. 8. Born in El Cercado in the Dominican Republic, she lived in Rockaway for the past 3 1/2 years. A seamstress, she was a member of the Seaside Senior Center. More...

Carole M.Vaughn

Carole M. Vaughn died on Jan. 5. A Claim Representative for Local 28, she was a 30-year resident of Rockaway. Vaughn is preceded in death by her son, Michael Vaughn. More...


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