February 13, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

CBB Ramp Closing Set

As part of a new stage in the major deck and ramp reconstruction of the Cross Bay Bridge, the southbound ramp from the bridge onto Beach Channel Drive East (towards Far Rockaway) and Rockaway Freeway/ Shorefront Parkway will be closed to traffic be More...

Eye On Physical Therapy

Commentary By Dr. Tim Rohrs

Having recently seen the movie SiCKO from director and filmmaker Michael Moore, I was left with feelings of frustration, sadness and anger. I can understand those people who find Mr. More...

Health & Harmony

Kiss Your Way To Health

Kissing is not only pleasurable, it is good for your health. At last, a treatment I can really wrap my lips around! At first blush (pardon the pun), the thought of pleasurable kissing sounds so, well, juvenile. So … teenage! More...

Broad Channel Bits

A lot of folks have said they're sick of winter's cold and are longing for spring. One of our neighbors actually keeps a count of the number of days until spring arrives. By my count it's 31 days away. Spring weather may be hiding on March 21. More...

It's My Turn

Why Does Queens Need a Gun Buy-Back Program?

No matter how safe New York City has become, there will never be a totally safe city as long as illegal guns are freely available on the streets, and indeed illegal guns are abundantly available on our streets. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

The More Things Change . . .

Democrats have run in recent elections, and most successfully in the just completed presidential race, on a claim of integrity. More...

Ken's Math Korner

'I'm Too Far Behind, I'll Never Learn Math'

This is something which many teachers hear from their students, and certainly something that many schoolaged students, as well as many adults say. It is simply not true. More...

Stacy's Tax Tips

Welcome back to my tax tips. Hopefully you are pulling those tax docs together because tax season is in full swing: 1. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Time To Relegate 'Lift Every Voice And Sing' To History's Dustbin

When I was still teaching in Far Rockaway in the 1980s and 1990s, we occasionally were assigned a black assistant principal who demanded that assembly programs begin not with "America" or with the "Star Spangled Banner," but with "Lift Every Voice More...

PHC Health Talk

Take Control Of Your Healthcare (Part 1)

Dr. Howard Sussman is Chief of Surgery at Peninsula Hospital and has maintained a private practice in Belle Harbor for 30 years. Our healthcare system is expensive, confusing and intimidating. More...

From The Artists Studio

Last Chance For 'Heritage'; Two Calls To Artists

First up, congratulations once again to RAA's Education Director, Christine Mullally and Program Director, Marina Callaghan for receiving the Graybeards' Special Recognition Award, this past Saturday, for their work at RAA's kidsmART program. More...

Beachcomber

If you live in the west end of the peninsula, make sure that you mark your calendars for the special election being held on February 24 to fill the seat vacated by Joe Addabbo when he moved from the City Council to the State Senate. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Erosion Study Of Rockaway Beach Made By The City Of New York

A fter World War One, the federal government and civilian authorities took a good look at the airplane, and the possibilities it offered, in the making of maps and development plans … through the use of aerial photography. More...


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