February 9, 2007 RSS feed / Columnists

Beachcomber

When the police said that the three homicides at the end of last year were all related and part of a war between drug gangs at the Hammels Houses and the Ocean Bay Houses, they knew what they were talking about. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Winter weather seems to have set in for awhile- only time will tell how much and how severe the winter in front of us will be. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...

Auxiliary Police trainers at the 101st Precinct (Far Rockaway) graduated their largest class of recruits in recent years on January 29. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

A Guide To Valentines Roses: She loves me… she loves me not… she loves me

Many of you will be calling your local florist this week to order roses for Valentines Day. Very few of you know what is actually involved in getting these gorgeous blooms into your home. It all begins at the farm. More...

From The Artists Studio

Filmmaking From The Inside Out Rockaway Artists Alliance

Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? So have I. Well, I'm finally getting a chance and I'm taking you along for the ride - literally. Award-winning local independent filmmaker Robert Sarnoff is currently at work on his third film. More...

The Inner Voice

So much of the time we believe that we can control our own future. When death strikes, the idea of control sometimes is ridiculous. We can plan, and do our best, but that's about it. More...

Social Security And You

Some Frequently Asked Questions…And Answers

Question: How much of my annual earnings are subject to the Social Security payroll tax? Answer: In 2007, the maximum earnings taxable is $97,500. More...

MovieScope

'The Painted Veil' - Adultery And Disease

In a strange mix of matrimonial mistrust and medical miracles, "The Painted Veil" stands alone as a period soap opera among the movies of 2006. More...

On The Beach

Extend Your Kindness, Extend Your Health

Ever extend a kind gesture or go out of your way to offer a truly selfless deed and notice how good it makes you feel? More...

Simon says...

Saddened By Some Deaths

Commentary From the Desk of Lew M. Simon, Democratic District Leader, 23 rd A.D. Part B As we sit and write our column I still feel emotionally distraught about the 11th anniversary of my mom's death. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Events Around The City

Since my Indian Trip was postponed I busied myself covering city events. More...

Meeks Message From Capitol Hill

The President's Plan: Neither A Way Forward Nor A Way Out

Last month, in a self-dubbed "A New Way Forward" speech to the nation, and then in his State of the Union address, President Bush announced his new plan for Iraq. More...

Focus On Financial Affairs

It All Depends…

Stephen J. Levine is an independent financial advisor. For more information on this topic, readers can contact him at 257 Beach 126 Street, Belle Harbor, or at 516-295-1410. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Loyard Apartment House, Rockaway Park

With certain areas of the peninsula still encouraging the building of first class hotels, the rest eased restrictions on high-rise apartment houses. In the 1920's and 1930's, many apartment buildings went up locally. More...

Focus On Getting Into College

Extracurricular Activities: An Important Factor In The College Entrance Process

Steve Schwartz is a professional college counselor and tutor for SAT, Regents and Advanced Placement Exams. He can be reached at collegecounselingservices@gmail.com . More...

School Scope

Deconstructing The School System, School By School

A couple of years ago I spoke at one of Joel Klein's public meetings and said the school systems of Baghdad and Kabul would recover sooner than the NYC schools from the cataclysm Klein and his hench-boss Mayor Bloomberg, have wrought. More...


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