April 10, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

The Rockaway Irregular

Pendulums and Politics

In early 1996 I found myself at a meeting of top level management in New York City's Human Resources Administration in then HRA Commissioner Marva Hammons' personal conference room. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

A Bird's Eye View Of The Holland Avenue Pier, Rockaway Beach, N.Y.

Before the 1923/24 landfill along our bayfront in Rockaway Beach, Holland Avenue, which became Beach 92 Street in 1920, changed. The portion of the street, from the railroad north, was under water most of the time. More...

Ken's Math Korner

Why Can't/Won't Johnny Do 4 x 3 Without a Calculator?

As I begin to write this column, I'm reminded of a quote from The Simpsons. Mrs. Krabappel asks her class, "Whose calculator can tell me what 7 times 8 is?" The students take a moment, and Milhouse excitedly raises his hand and says, "Oh! Oh! More...

Smith Speaks From Albany

New Yorkers should be happy knowing our economy is getting back on track with the completed passage of the Enacted Budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10. More...

It's My Turn

Lyn Nofziger, White House Aide for President Reagan, was indicted and subsequently convicted despite ambiguity in the statute under which he was judged. He appealed to the Supreme Court. The Court ruled in his favor and threw out the conviction. More...

Rock Solid

The sands may shift in Rockaway, but there are many things that endure. Among them are the scores of not-for-profit groups that devote themselves to improving the quality of life here on the peninsula. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Lots Of Trouble In Bloomberg's DOE Paradise

In this space last week, I wrote about Bloomberg the spin master, the illusionist who makes you believe that the Department of Education is well on its way to becoming a paradise, while, in reality, it is becoming a sinkhole for overblown contracts More...

Beachcomber

For those of you who have been following the Kareem Bellamy follies for the past year, we have a treat for you beginning with next week's "It's My Turn" column. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

How To Care For Your Potted Tulips

If you decided to treat yourself to a little bit of spring with a potted tulip plant — or are lucky enough to receive one for the holiday — you may want to read on. More...

From The Artists Studio

International Fashion Runway At Tilden; Join Voices For KidsmART

Ludmila Bokov, curator of RAA's extensive exhibition, "Color Mix of Quilts and Artwork," has exhibited in and organized quilt shows internationally. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... More...

Health & Harmony

Trust Yourself

I become emboldened to action whenever meet a challenge. I never met a challenge I didn't like. At the outset, I may shake in my boots as the prospect might appear overwhelming but … then I trust myself. More...

PHC Health Talk

Take Control Of Your Healthcare (Part 3)

In previous articles, we discussed steps you can take to become more involved in your own healthcare. This last installment about "taking control of your healthcare" deals with patient safety in the hospital. More...

Broad Channel Bits

April usually brings plenty of showers. It's to make sure we get to enjoy lots of May flowers—or so the old saying tells us. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Helene Danzilo Passes On

Breezy Point mourns the loss of beloved neighbor, friend, and devoted wife of Peter Danzilo (who passed away one year ago), Helen Danzilo. She was the mother of their three daughters. More...


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