September 18, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

The Progressive

Solidarity Forever

The day after Labor Day, I received a copy of the Communicator, a publication of the New York Public Employees Federation (PEF), a labor union of which I have been a member for more than three decades. More...

Street Name And Garden Remember Eisenstadt

Family, friends, local politicians and community members gathered this weekend to remember a woman who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the residents of Rockaway through her involvement in community affairs, the arts and education. More...

Looking Backward

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

From The Artists Studio

ARTSPLASH Awards

Rockaway Artists Alliance One of the finest ARTSPLASH festivals to date has opened at the Rockaway Center for the Arts in Fort Tilden and continues through Sunday, October 11. More...

The Inner Voice

As we get older, one thing becomes obvious. Life is so out of our control, and the unexpected happens. It doesn't make any sense to waste even a minute of what is in our own power. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

While some say that flying is the safest way to travel, it can still pose many frustrations. From long security lines to flight cancellations, many unforeseen events could potentially put a damper on your travel experience. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Rockaway Beach Boulevard In Arverne … A Century Ago!

Today's Historical View takes us back to the Arverne section of Rockaway Beach one hundred years ago. Our camera is facing west at old Remington Avenue (Beach 69 Street) and shows the new business block built. More...

Beachcomber

Now that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is running for a third term, he has inundated residents with advertisements extolling his past programs and promising startling new initiatives to make New York City even better. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Kids Back To The Books At Local Schools

With their desks occupied once again, the school kids are geared up for another successful year of reading, writing and other subjects. Good luck to all kids as they hit the books once more! The 10th Annual John J. More...

The Rockaway Beat

The Bogus School Report Cards

Okay, Bloomberg, this time you and your stooge school chancellor have gone too far. More...

Spotlight On Elderlaw

New York State Changes To Power Of Attorney Became Effective September 1, 2009

The New York State legislature has enacted sweeping changes to the Power of Attorney law, which went into effect September 1, 2009. More...

'A Look At Jamaica Bay' Now Open

Photographs by Don Riepe are on display at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in a show titled "A Look at Jamaica Bay." This naturalist and amateur photographer says he finds beauty in both large and small aspects of the bay, in addit More...

School Scope

The Summer of 1969

Welcome back to the school year. So much has been happening since June, I could fill an entire edition of The Wave, but Rockaway would be endangered by the vibrations from all the snooze alarms going off at once. More...

Answers To Last Week's Photo Quiz: The Edifices of Rockaway

The Far Rockaway Long Island Railroad Station in the 1940s, with the Winkler Moving and Storage building behind it. More...

The Brag Bag

We've had a wonderful summer! Congratulations to Dr. Bill and Nancy Merritt on the marriage of their daughter, Stacey, and to Karen and Harvey Elgart on the marriage of their daughter, Suzanne. More...

Health & Harmony

Flu Facts

Seasonal flus and the H1N1 flu virus are upon us. The media is advising us daily of the college campus epidemics and the ways in which they are handling outbreaks. Common sense is the prevailing strategy. More...


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