July 16, 2010 RSS feed / Columnists


At the same time that school budgets have been cut and teachers excessed and fired, the Department of Education’s central office has ballooned 70 percent since Bloomberg took control over the agency. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Financial experts and the media routinely remind us of the importance of maintaining a high credit score. In general, the higher an individual’s credit score, the easier it is to obtain loans and good repayment terms. More...

It’s My Turn

Trying To Fix Washington

Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, is a U.S. Senator representing New York.   As I travel the state and listen to New Yorkers, I’ve found that people have absolutely no faith that Congress is working to solve their problems.   More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The new P.S. 43 under construction in Far Rockaway – 1995

This aerial view of Far Rockaway is a flashback to the 1990s, when the current Public School 43 was being built in Far Rockaway. The present Beach 29 and Beach 30 Street, running into Lewmay Road, are in the foreground. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Bloomberg’s Way: Demonize Those Who Don’t Agree

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a consummate businessman, so we have to expect him to act like a businessman.   He wants to “sell” his product, which in his case is him.   He lets nothing get in his way. More...

From The Artists Studio

Summer Exhibits

Opening this weekend is “A Salute to Rockaway.” The summer-style potluck reception is on Sunday, July 18, 12-4 p.m. The exhibit is on view Saturday, July 17 to Sunday, August 1. Admission to exhibit and events is free. More...

Social Security And You

Less Time Inside Means More Time Outside

The sun is out and there are a thousand and one things you could be doing outside.   More...

Dorothy Dunne

Wounded Vets Honored

It was with pleasure and pride the Rockaway residents of Belle Harbor, Rockaway Point and Breezy Point honored our wounded Veterans on the beach in Belle Harbor, ball field in Breezy Point and on the bay in front of the Colony in Rockaway where they More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...   The National Park Service is preparing to revitalize Floyd Bennett Field, the headquarters unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.   More...

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