December 14, 2007 RSS feed / Columnists

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Most consumers who use the Internet know to be wary of suspicious messages sent to their electronic mailbox, but what about regular mail? More...

School Scope

The Ten Plagues of BloomKlein

The Ten Plagues Of BloomKlein include: 1. Closed schools based on single letter grades! 2. Inflated test scores! 3. Distorted graduation rates! 4. More...

Smith Speaks From Albany

Once a year around the holidays, I write a column where I try to give my constituents a first person account of what's been going on in my life as it relates to being a senator. More...

Broad Channel Bits

December has put its icy hand on the weather here, as the wind blows down our necks and in our faces. Some days are bundle-up time, as Chanukah passes by and Christmas Day moves closer to us. More...

From the Editor's Desk

The Demise Of A Community Institution Is Always Sad

On November 10, 1947, 60 years ago, Far Rockaway High School celebrated its 50th, or golden anniversary. The gala anniversary dinner-dance was held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan. More...

On The Beach

Meet Lisa Eckert, Superintendent Of GNRA

When I set out to meet with Lisa Eckert, Gateway National Recreation Area's Superintendent, I must say that I was, at first, rather intimidated. More...

Simon says...

We would like to wish everyone a joyous holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and most of all, a blessed New Year. May the next year bring peace on earth and health and prosperity to all. More...

The Progressive

Child Care

A few weeks ago, I was speaking with an elderly, but rather youthful, 82-year-old woman. She told me that she was raised in a mansion on Staten Island. She told me this with a sardonic, cheerful smile. More...


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