February 6, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Honored By Graybeards; Stained Glass Workshop

This Saturday evening, February 7, Rockaway Artists Alliance's (RAA) Education Director, Christine Mullally and Program Director, Marina Callaghan will receive the Graybeards' Special Recognition Award for their work at RAA's kidsmART program. More...

It's My Turn

Getting Homeland Security Right

Americans voted for change on November 4 - and no area of our federal government is more in need of a change than our approach to funding homeland security needs. The problems with the current system are as clear as they are ridiculous. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Should I purchase renters insurance? Do I even need renters insurance? These are common questions that new and existing renters often ask themselves. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

Once again, in a little more than a year's time, I am writing about an RMAC member who has left us. Beverly Baxter was a member of the Board of the RMAC for several years. More...

The Inner Voice

Change always takes place whether we like it or not. Regardless of how we feel, time moves on and things happen that were unexpected. Even for those of us who try to maintain everything as it is, it must change. More...

The Rockaway Beat

First, Cut BPs, Stop Planting Trees And Painting Bike Lanes

There is no doubt that New York City, along with the rest of the nation's big cities, is in a recession bordering on depression. There is also no doubt that there need to be major cuts in public spending to address the budget gap. More...

Stacy's Tax Tips

The scoop on the First Time Homebuyers Credit: a. You must be a first time homebuyer and buy your home between April 8 and July 1, 2009. Vacation homes and second homes do not qualify. b. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Snow has been falling for hours today (Tuesday)—we will see if it hangs around or melts fairly quickly! More...

Beachcomber

In a recent issue, we wrote that the Peninsula Hospital Center has no free breast cancer-screening program. The truth, however, is more complicated. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

The Meaning Of A Rose . . . For Your Valentine

After all you have shared together, or in the search for that special love - you could never go wrong with sending roses on Valentine's Day. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Rockaway Beach Congregational Church And Parsonage

If this view were taken today, from the north side of Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 94 Street and Beach 95 Street, the Doughboy Monument is all that you would observe. More...

The Progressive

Baby Boomers

As my friends and I reach social security age, it becomes more apparent that our youth was marked by some of the most dramatic and unresolved issues of American history. We see our youth with joy and, if we are honest, with pain. More...


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