August 13, 2010 RSS feed / Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That

A little bit more than halfway through the summer, some things that have to be addressed, but don’t warrant a full column. We don’t obey no stinkin’ legal rulings. More...

East End Matters...

Shopping Centers, Bungalows, And The Mets

For 30 years the Thriftway Shopping Center, the linchpin in the Far Rockaway business district, has been neglected and fallen into disrepair. Once filled with stores, now there are only four active businesses in the little mall. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Avoiding Phishing Scams

Not long ago, the Internet was considered by many to be a new “wild west” for criminals, providing fertile ground and millions of potential victims upon whom to prey. More...

Commentary On Things Present

FinReg, MedReg And Me

I just got a little letter from my bank. My no-fee checking account – an account I’ve had for over ten years – is now dead and gone reports my bank ... More...

Broad Channel Bits

Motorists headed toward Howard Beach have probably noted that the two lanes of traffic have been reduced to about one or one and a half at certain times because of all the ConEd trucks working on the lines. More...

Beachcomber

When Alex (A-Rod) Rodriquez hit his 600th home run on August 4, he joined an elite club that includes Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630) and Sammy Sosa (609). More...

Social Security And You

Payments Arrive With Direct Deposit, No Matter What

These days, almost everyone gets their benefit payment by direct deposit. Whether you receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can depend on your payment arriving in your account on time, every time. More...

From The Artists Studio

Two Special Weekend Exhibits

“Matt’s Show,” which will be presented in sTudio 7 Gallery, Rockaway Center for the Arts, Fort Tilden, features Matthew Petagna’s colorful 24-inch by 36-inch portraits of characters from The Simpsons, Sponge Bob and Cleveland More...

Looking Backward

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

Dorothy Dunne

Muslim Mosque Over 9/11 Site?

Last week I attended “Women’s Day” (a celebration of Liberation and Freedom for the Tunisian women) at the Tunisia Cultural and Information Center and I had a chance to meet and mingle with the Tunisia women and few men who were th More...

It’s My Turn

Jerry Berlin is a Rockaway resident who is interested in environmental issues. Who Killed the Canada Geese of Riis Park? More...

Health & Harmony

Practicing Presence

Present time seems elusive. Not only does it seem elusive, it is elusive. It lasts just as long as you put your attention on the moment in which you are living. As you attend to that moment, you create the experience of the present. More...


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