July 23, 2010 RSS feed / Columnists

Simon says...

During the last two months we had to cancel our monthly bus trips due to lack of people calling in to reserve seats. Our next trip is on Saturday, August 14. We leave at 5:30 p.m. and return at 7 a.m. The cost is $40 with $30 returned. More...

It’s My Turn

Watching New York City’s Checkbook

Gene Russianoff is the Staff attorney and chief spokesman for the Straphangers Campaign for NYPIRG. More...

The Progressive

Taking Back Our Government

It would appear, if you believe the tea party advocates, right wing radio commentators and our lurid yellow journalist tabloids, that the current financial and economic debacle is the result of undocumented workers, the foreigner, whether legally ad More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Roy Reuther Houses, Far Rockaway, New York

No, it’s not Miami Beach in Florida, it’s the beachfront of Reynold’s Channel in Far Rockaway. Bannister Creek and the Lawrence Country Club and Golf Course, plus the village of Lawrence in the Five Towns is seen in the background. More...

Spotlight on Elderlaw

Steinbrenner’s Family Among Several Wealthy Families Who May Benefit From Repeal Of Estate Tax

According to Forbes magazine, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is the fourth known billionaire in the United States to die during 2010. More...

Beachcomber

The Wounded Warrior weekend was again a rousing success. Nearly 40 wounded service men and women came to Rockaway for a round of parades, fundraisers and adaptive water sports. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Even Grades Are Meaningless In Bloomberg’s DOE

We all know that the school report cards doled out by the DOE are meaningless. When 98 percent of the city schools are deemed to be either A or B schools, you know in your gut that its got to be a joke. More...

Looking Backward

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

Notes from the High C’s

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

As I mentioned in my last column, “The Bungalows of Rockaway” is finished and the Rockaway premiere will be on Sunday evening, August 22 at the Rockaway Theatre Company in Ft. Tilden. More...

School Scope

Heavy Returns

Contrary to the Ed Deformers, I do not take the position that teachers are the major influences in these kids’ lives, but are small pieces of a very large jigsaw puzzle. I wrote this in the April 16 edition of The Wave. More...

Drawing On Science

Carpenter Ants

Some weeks ago, while working on a small portrait of Kate Smith (a cachet for the new Kate Smith stamp First Day Cover), I realized something was crawling along my drawing table. It was an ant about ½ inch in length, with a black sheen. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Weather reports of late have been for scattered showers or rain. If it cooled off our temperatures, it would be most welcome. But, as we saw last week, the rain seems to be just not what we need to lower the temperatures and humidity. More...


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