October 20, 2006 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

With Cooler Weather, Comes Rain

Cooler weather is upon us, with the rains that seem to come along with it. Some folks really enjoy the weather at this time of year, finding it to give them energy. They go happily about their business, sometimes even whistling as they work. More...

On The Beach

The Boxer: A Tribute To Eddie McLaughlin And John Duddy

"...When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy in the company of strangers in the quiet of a railway station running scared...In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade, and he carries the reminder of every glove that More...

From The Artists Studio

KidsmArt Earns Raves From The City Rockaway Artists Alliance

GIFTED , RAA's holiday member exhibit: November 4-December 10. Opening reception: Sunday, November 5, 1-3 p.m. in sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden. Free admission. Gallery hours: Saturdays: 12-4 p.m., Sundays 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. More...

School Scope

Joel Klein's Iron Curtain

When all decisions flow without checks and balances from one source - be it a national leader, the head of a school system, the principal of a school, a union leader, an abusive member of a household - any form of dictatorship - the system inevitabl More...

The Progressive

Halloween Horrors As ghosts, goblins, and witches roam our streets looking for treats, it is appropriate to examine the tricks many politicians and social commentators are playing on Americans. More...

MovieScope

'The Departed' - Ratting On Rats Trust is a big deal in the world of Martin Scorsese. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...

Murray Richardson was badly burned October 12 in a fire at 2211 Loretta Road, Far Rockaway, and removed by helicopter to the Cornell Burn Center in Manhattan. More...

Simon says...

It's been an exciting week. We are determined to keep the Rockaway community the great place it is. You may remember the great scandal of 1998 when a tropical storm hit on the Labor Day weekend. The N.Y.C. More...

Beachcomber

Mark your calendars for one of the premier Rockaway aviation events of the year. More...

From The Rockaway Postmaster's Desk

New Rules For Passports - Get Them At Your Post Office

Starting in January of 2007, passport rules are changing and many people who never needed passports for trips to nearby nations will now need to get one of the little blue, pocket-sized documents. More...

Health & Harmony

Expect Fall

I spent the weekend in Alexandria Virginia, in the midst of a beautiful autumn. More...

Historical Views

of the Rockaways The Old Arverne/Prince Hotel... 1888 to 1935

When the new Rockaway Beach development called Arverne opened for the 1888 season, the grand eight-story Arverne Hotel opened its doors for the first time. More...

The Inner Voice

It is almost impossible to know if some things are good or bad until they are viewed in hindsight. Change often signals discomfort, but if one can get through it, it could be better than before. More...

Meeks Message From Capitol Hill

Congress has been in recess for about a month. More...


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