April 25, 2008 RSS feed / Columnists

From the Editor's Desk

Nobody Asked Me, But … (Odds And Ends Edition)

Nobody asked me, but … What Fox Sports did by cutting from the last pitches of the Yankee-Red Sox game last week gave people who are old enough to remember flashbacks to November 17, 1968, More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Oldest Building in the Rockaways Became History in 1985

In 1876, James J. Curley purchased a strip of land from James S. Remsen, the owner of Seaside Section, and built the first Curley's Atlas Hotel on the beachfront of the strip. More...

In Quarters

Once again the weather is getting nice, flowers are blooming and summer is around the corner. This means swimmers, boaters, jetskis and water rescues for the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance rescue. More...

Social Security And You

Website Helps People With Disabilities

Social Security touches the lives of people with disabilities every day. That's why we joined 21 other federal agencies to create www.disabilityinfo.gov. More...

The Brag Bag

Colleen Docherty and Michael Sitler of Belle Harbor have announced the engagement of their daughter, Talicia-Lane, to Ganash Ramjah of Richmond Hill. Talicia is on a partial soccer/softball scholarship (NCAA 2nd Division) at Nyack College. More...

Beachcomber

A drug bust at Beach 69 Street. A gun bust on Beach 56 Street. The granny basher nabbed by cops. The robbery of a Chinese restaurant on Beach 43 Street. Ashooting in the shopping center parking lot at Beach 86 Street. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Many people who have seasonal allergies suffer at this time of year. But even they can appreciate the sights of trees budding, the green of grass and other plants becoming deeper and brighter, and shoots that will become flowers growing taller. More...

Health & Harmony

Those Bloomin' Trees

April, as I often tell my family, is the best month of the year. After a long, dark, cold winter, I become elated at the prospect of spring. Of course, it being my birthday month adds an element of glee for me. More...

HOROSCOPE

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Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... Murder decreased to three in the 100 Precinct (Rockaway Beach) in 1987, to put this precinct almost at the bottom in the borough. More...

Meeks' Message From Capitol Hill

The President Pushes 'Pause Button' On Iraq Policy

Although we often feel harassed by 24-hour cable news coverage of the same thing over and over, it's amazing how quickly pivotal developments disappear from the headlines and tag lines. More...

Spotlight On Elderlaw

Taking Care Of Grandchildren?

Under a law passed in New York State in 2005, the parents of minor children can now permit another person or persons to assume specific responsibilities for their children. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

What's The Big Idea?

"No politics, no social commentary! What gives?" asked a friend of mine recently, referring to my bi-weekly column which appears (more or less regularly) in this paper. "People want to read about the issues," he told me gravely. More...


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