February 27, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Catholic Charter Schools Won't Fill The Bill For Many Parents

The plan to convert four parochial schools to public charter schools in order to save them from closing would seem problematic. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Original Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Built In 1901

Far Rockaway had a boardwalk on its outer beach destroyed by a great storm in 1903, Arverne had a series of ground level walks covered by sand as the beach grew outward, More...

It's My Turn

They Walk Among Us

Before the reader goes any further, please let me assure you that I am computer savvy and have knowledge of and possess some of today's electronic devices. More...

The Style Insider

Children's Wear

Welcome back to The Style Insider. In this week's issue, I am discussing children's wear. Because children's clothing ranges from infants to toddlers to kids, I am concentrating on kids ages 4-7. More...

Meeks' Message From Capitol Hill

As I sat in the ornate chambers of the House of Representative Tuesday night listening to President Barack Obama address a joint session of Congress, I thought about the relevance of Martin Luther King's notion of "the fierce urgency of now." I was More...

Spotlight on Elderlaw

Basic Planning Can Protect You & Your Loved Ones

It is a common occurrence in our practice for clients to come to us in the "eleventh hour"- when Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle or Wife needs care because he or she is incapacitated, and no planning or documents have been done in advance. More...

Beachcomber

Thirty years ago this month, in February of 1979, our state legislators, Assemblywoman Gerdi Lipshcutz and State Senator Jeremy Weinstein, voted against setting a curfew on Rockaway's beaches. More...

Reflecting During Black History Month

Honoring My Parents Growing up, my parents were my role models, the people I most admired for their work ethic, compassion and dedication to providing for our family. More...

Stacy's Tax Tips

Here is some of what the new stimulus package will do for you: 1.If you earn under $95,000 ($190,000 for couples) there is yet more money coming your way. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Ulrich Wins It; Tom Lynch To Stay On!

Shortly before the February 24 special election for City Council in the 32nd Council District, of which western Rockaway is a substantial part, I got a call from Tom Lynch. More...

From The Artists Studio Rockaway Artists Alliance

T's For 2; Words For More

"bungaloe" [sic] is a burgeoning fashion and home decor line inspired by Rockaway. However, according to the artist behind the line, Stephanie Bellomo, the typical scenes of Rockaway are not the subjects. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Many Activities Scheduled for Broad Channel

Sunny days, with very cold temperatures at times, mostly shone on us during the month of February. Lucky us! In other parts of the country, the people have had literally tons of snow fall from gray cold skies. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 Close to 50 automobiles were involved in accidents on and near the North Channel Bridge on Wednesday morning, March 1, about seven o'clock. More...

SJEH Wellness Corner

Are You At Risk For Kidney Disease, The Silent Killer?

If you are coughing, sniffling, and have a sore throat, you probably think you are suffering from a cold or the flu. But do you know when you might have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? asks the National Kidney Foundation. More...

Social Security And You

RETIREMENT Question: How long does a person need to work to become eligible for retirement benefits? Answer: Everyone born in 1929 or later needs 40 Social Security credits to be eligible for retirement benefits. More...


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