[Congressional Record Volume 155, Number 170 (Tuesday, November 17, 2009)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E2782-E2783]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      CONGRATULATING ``THE WAVE''


                         HON. ANTHONY D. WEINER

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, November 17, 2009

  Mr. WEINER. Madam Speaker, I rise to recognize the extraordinary work 
of the journalists, editors, and staff of the Wave, a neighborhood 
newspaper in Rockaway, Queens that was recently named ``The Best 
Neighborhood Paper'' in New York City by New York's Village Voice.
  The Wave has been serving the many communities of the Rockaway 
peninsula for 116 years. Each Friday, residents read this venerable 
publication not only to stay informed about the peninsula, but also to 
make sure their voices are heard and not forgotten by City Hall, 
Albany, and our nation's capital.
  The Wave's managing editor Howard Schwach, and all its reporters have 
been instrumental in turning this local weekly into the most widely 
read newspaper in Rockaway. Through their work these journalists remind 
us all of the essential role that the neighborhood press play in 
telling the stories often missed in the commotion of cable television 
and the twenty-four hour news cycle.
  This outstanding newspaper has covered everything from shootings and 
burglaries to the mystery surrounding the abrupt shuttering of a long-
time Catholic high school. Furthermore, it provides a crucial forum for 

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to express their opinions on happenings in their community, problems 
affecting their city, and issues of concern throughout the country.
  It is the stories that they tell which should remind us all of the 
``facts on the ground''--the stories to inform and inspire our policy 
and legislative work. It can change the world by making seen the 
invisible, teaching the unknown, and challenging the conventional 
  We all should commend The Wave; its publisher, Susan B. Locke; its 
general manager, Sanford M. Bernstein; its managing editor, Howard 
Schwach; its art director, Felicia Scarola-Edwards; its sports editor, 
Elio Velez; its staff reporter, Nicholas Briano; its contributing 
editor, Miriam Rosenberg; art assistants James Corbin, Carolina Cohen, 
Mike Delia, Judy Gardonyi, Colleen Mulvey, Janette Rappo, and Don 
Rodriguez; and columnists Erin Baumann, Nancy Brady, Jon Paul Culotta, 
Dorothy Dunne, Dr. Nancy Gahles, Marilyn Gelfand, James Glasser, Liz 
Guarino, Susan Hartenstein, Emil R. Lucev, Linda Marshak, Stuart 
Mirsky, Dr. Tim Rohrs, Mornam Scott, Robert Snyder, Robin Shapiro, and 
Stephen Yaegar for their incredible work and congratulate them all for 
this honor.