January 29, 2010 RSS feed / Columnists

It’s My Turn

An Accurate Portrayal Of The Bellamy Case

I am writing this “It’s My Turn’ to you in reference to the Bellamy case. As you know, the judge ruled in favor of Kareem Bellamy in his last proceeding on January 14. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Nice sunny and relatively warm days have been with us of late, but cooler temperatures and possibly snow are headed this way. Not to worry about that last item. We all know that the expected weather may not materialize in our area. More...

Stacy’s Tax Tips

Welcome back to my weekly tax tips. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... 20 Warm winter weather has brought out a plague of shootings in the Rockaways. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Tsunami in Massachusetts?

Watching the recent election returns in the special senatorial race in Massachusetts to fill the seat of the late Ted Kennedy, I was struck by the remarkable difference in narratives between Fox News and MSNBC (a cable news station that defines itse More...

The Rockaway Beat

Shredding the Myth That Charter Schools Are A Sure Cure For Poor Education

While the media excoriates our state legislators for not jumping on board Arne Duncan’s vision of education in America, I for one am very glad they did not cave in to the bribe that Duncan was offering school districts, including those in majo More...

East End Matters...

Rockaway Ambulance Volies Cut From 911 System

You’ve seen them, or maybe even have been helped by them. They are there in times of sickness and disaster. They are the volunteer ambulance services located throughout the Rockaway peninsula. More...

Beachcomber

The Department of Education says that Beach Channel High School remains on track for a phase-out beginning in September. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

A 1950s Postcard From Jacob Riis Park

This week’s view is of a picture, in full color, of Jacob Riis Park at the west end of the Rockaway Peninsula. It was mailed in 1951 to Wharton, New Jersey from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. More...

Health & Harmony

Alphabet Soup for the Skin

Dry, cracking skin is often a complaint I hear during the winter months. The skin dries out from the heat in the house and the dehydration it causes. People tend to drink less in the cold weather than they do in the hot summer months. More...


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