December 7, 2007 RSS feed / Columnists

From the Editor's Desk

Nobody Asked Me, But (School Edition)…

Nobody asked me, but … No formal reauthorization legislation will be offered this year in Congress to change the infamous No Child Left Behind Act. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

If you have teenagers living in your house, you are probably very familiar with the terms Facebook, MySpace and Friendster. More...

Spottlliightt On Elderlaw

In the spirit of the holiday season, we are dedicating this column to a group of young women in our community who have joined together to give of their time and resources to other women who are going through difficult times. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

The Cure For Tippy Paper Whites … Tipsy Ones? Researchers Find Proof Alcohol Remedy For Straight-Up Blossoms

Paper whites are one of my favorite winter flowers. They are delicate, indoor bulb plants that grow tall, with long thin leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Christmas Events Abound In BC

Today is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 that propelled us into World War II. It was described as "a date which will live in infamy," in then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech. More...

From The Artists Studio

RAA Elections/Holiday Party, RTC's Special 'Our Town' Commentary by Susan Hartenstein

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474-4373; e-mail: rockart116@aol.com; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org REMINDER: "Get Out of Town" Deadline for receipt of submissions: December 12, 2007. More...

Meeks' Message From Capitol Hill

Heavy Lifting In Congress For The Holidays

There's less than a month left of the first session of the 110th Congress. Expect the struggle to continue between those representatives and senators who are committed to doing something, and those who seem determined to do nothing. More...

Social Security And You

A Boost For Social Security Recipients

The new year ushers in many changes. One important change for most people who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments is a benefit increase in 2008. More...


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