February 8, 2008 RSS feed / Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Rockaways' L.A. Thompson Amusement Park… 1902 to 1928

From 1857 up until Robert Moses (the pharaoh of NYC) destroyed and demolished the Rockaway's amusement area for Shorefront Parkway in 1937, the Rockaway Beach oceanfront was the place to be for fun, entertainment, and seaside summer living… More...

On The Beach

Rockaway Wins PR Touchdown!

With a defining thirty seconds left to go, players for both the New York Giants and the New England Patriots were sweating out their electrolytes from the sidelines, as Coach Tom Coughlin was being doused with... Gatorade! More...

Social Security And You

Disability Is Our Most Pressing Challenge

I know from personal experience how difficult Social Security's disability process can be. When my father was 52, he suffered a severe cerebral hemorrhage caused by a rare form of brain cancer. More...

The Progressive

Change

We will be hearing from the presidential candidates of the major and minor parties and from political platforms of the desire and promise of change. People are wondering what the word "change" means and if change has the same meaning to us all. More...

Smith Speaks From Albany

We Must Do Better

As we arrive in Albany for another legislative session, I would like to reassure New Yorkers from every corner of the State that the Democratic Conference of the State Senate is ready for change. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The weather lately has been quite a mix. Rain, sun, clouds, wind, high and low temperatures have all paid us a visit! Some days it's hard to remember it's still winter. In other parts of the country, tons of snow is falling! More...

From the Editor's Desk

'Snitches Get Stitches And Wind Up In Ditches'

Add another saying to American folklore. "Snitches get stitches and wind up in ditches." Apiece of urban wisdom, a saying for the ages, right up there with "An apple a day will keep the doctor away," and "A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. More...

The Inner Voice

Some of us live with the idea that if we do what we're supposed to according to society or the medical profession, for example, that we will be protected from bad things happening to us. More...

Notes From A Medical Practice

February is nationally recognized as American Heart Month, and it is designed to encourage Americans to assess their heart health and make vital lifestyle changes. More...

School Scope

Queen Bee Meets Queen Bee

There's a story floating around about a recent visit that UFT President Randi Weingarten made to PS 106 in Rockaway to address the issue of whether Principal Marcella Sills deserves designation as one of the UFT's top ten "Principals from Hell. More...

Simon says...

I'd like to thank the hundreds of neighbors and constituents who I call my family who called or sent cards and mass cards in memory of my mom, Jenny, You have indeed made me a very happy loved individual. More...


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