August 21, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

It's My Turn

Citizen Stimulus

Tom H. Hastings is director of Peace- Voice and a founder of Whitefeather Peace Community in Portland, Oregon. He is a core faculty in the Portland State University Conflict Resolution graduate program. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

If you are a regular Internet user, you know to be wary of suspicious websites and downloads that could contain viruses and spyware. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Old Beachfront In Seaside Section, Rockaway Beach - 1921

The Seaside section of the Rockaway Beach peninsula extends from Beach 108 Street (at the foreground in today's view) eastward to Beach 100 Street - plus or minus a few feet. More...

Notes from the High C's

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

As you know, since our Kenny Vance & The Planotones concert was cancelled because of the rain storm, it is now scheduled for Sunday, August 23, at Riis Park. More...

The Progressive

Insurance Woes

Americans must be confused. At least, I am. Commentators are using hours of air time on television and radio and gallons of newspaper ink are being wasted discussing scenarios of socialistic doom and horror. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Some Myths The Pols Would Love You To Believe

With only a few weeks to go until the school community is back to the testing business, there are some myths that are perpetrated by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein that you should know about. More...

Simon says...

The Good Government Regular Democratic Club is proud to announce the second in a series of Town Hall meetings to meet, greet and question candidates for citywide office. On Thursday August 27, we will meet the candidates for NYC Comptroller. More...

The Inner Voice

As we age, our personal perspective on things keeps changing. We realize something, and then adjust our vision. We know that we interpret events through our own value system, but it is not a constant. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 Three parked automobiles were crushed beyond repair on Sunday, August 20, about 11 a.m., when the front wall of Leon's Auto Collision Inc. More...

Beachcomber

Kenny Good, who, along with his brother Steve, owns the Beach Club on Beach 116 Street, called to say that we got our story about that site wrong last week, because the prospective buyer, Orin Evenhar, has already pulled out of the deal. More...

Broad Channel Bits

The 'dog days' of August have arrived, dug themselves in, and stayed for a while—all of them uninvited! Not many people are thrilled with those days, and would be happier if they missed our area of the world completely! More...

Art On Envelopes

Recently, I attended my second Americover 2009 bourse in Boxborough, MA. This is an annual event planned and organized by The American First Day Cover Society. The FDCS is an organization of cachet makers and dealers with a common interest. More...


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