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The Wave of Long Island is the longest-lived and most widely circulated newspaper in the Rockaway Peninsula, New York City Borough of Queens. The weekly paper, currently under the editorship of Mark Healey, is well known to Rockaway residents for coverage of community events and local politics. The paper contains considerable historical information about Rockaway, largely provided by historian Emil Lucev.

Newspaper scheduled publication containing news of events, articles, features, editorials, and advertising

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The paper originated in the aftermath of the great Rockaway Beach Seaside fire of 1892. A local publisher, in the desire to keep the community informed of the event, published a broadsheet with the headline, "WAVE OF FIRE SWEEPS ROCKAWAY". The favorable response to the broadsheet led him to establish a weekly newspaper which he dubbed The Wave of Long Island after the initial headline. [1] [2]

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References

  1. Kevin Boyle, Braving the Waves: Rockaway Rises -- and Rises Again, Rising Star Press, 2002
  2. Rockaway..."place of waters bright", from The Wave of Long Island, accessed December 27, 2006. " The increasing appeal of the Rockaway area gave rise to an amusement park in Seaside, which attracted families from all over the city. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by the Great Seaside Fire in 1892. It was at that time that The Wave was founded serving as the community newspaper of the entire Rockaway peninsula."