July 31, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Summer is moving past us at a steady pace. It's flown so fast it's hard to believe that August starts on Saturday. It has been an unusual and fairly wet July, and it is impossible to predict the weather that is in front of us. More...

Meeks' Message From Capitol Hill

Putting Energy Into Economic Recovery

It is widely acknowledged that the long-term security and stability of American families, of federal, state, county, and municipal governments, or large, small and medium-size businesses, depends on health care reform. More...

Health & Harmony

Weather Dictates Mood

Why is it that we seem to be in a better mood when the weather is warm and sunny? A University of Colorado study recently found that sunny days and warm weather boost mood and have an effect on cognition that opens the mind to new ideas. More...

PHC Health Talk

Hospice And Palliative Care

Good medical care involves proper diagnosis, treatment and management of symptoms within the context of the whole patient. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey may prohibit the addition of "Stage 2" low-bypass-ratio engined aircraft operations during nighttime hours (midnight to 6 a.m.) effective January 1, 1990. More...

Beachcomber

We were looking at the 1966 bound volume of The Wave last week and came across a story about Peter Sammon being named as president of the Neponsit Homeowners Association. More...

From The Councilman's Desk

Rockaway Focus on Ferry Service and Lifeguards

On July 21, 2009, I attended the Comprehensive Citywide Ferry Service Study Meeting at Queens Borough Hall. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Taxpayers Lament?

With the ongoing national saga of healthcare reform and our president's recent public missteps over the Henry Louis Gates affair, the fiscal implosion in California and our own slow-moving train wreck up in Albany, where a roster of perennial incum More...

It's My Turn

What the Billionaire Can't Buy

In the race for the City Council seat in the 31st District Mayor Michael Bloomberg has placed his money on the incumbent, James Sanders Jr. More...

The Rockaway Beat

10 Good Reasons Why This Mayor Should Not Govern Public Schools (Part II)

The topic of this column is tough to move away from, because Mayor Bloomberg keeps adding to the list of reasons he should not govern the public school system. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

An Old Jamaica Bay Swimming Hole On A Photo Post Card

Many old-timers in the Jamaica Bay shore area can remember their old favorite swimming hole. More...

Rock Solid

Floyd Bennett Gardens Association—An Oasis Amid The Concrete Of Brooklyn

It's not the oldest community garden in the U.S. It may not be the largest, either. But it is one of the oldest, and one of the largest. More...

Rockaway Walks Fitness Column

Eating healthy foods and following a balanced diet is critical, and it is now easier to create such a diet for yourself, your family and your friends, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture's "My Pyramid Plan" at http:// www.mypyrami More...


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