January 14, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

Have You Heard?

Hearing In Children

Most children hear and listen from the moment they are born. They learn to speak by imitating the sounds around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But not all children; about 2-3 out of every 1,000 children in the U.S. More...

Beachcomber

It’s almost parade time once again, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee will announce its honorees at the annual Hearts and Shamrocks Dance at Springman Hall on January 22. The parade will step off on March 5. More...

Rock Solid

The Vandalia Dunes Are Gone ... Is Four Sparrow Marsh the Next to Go?

Frankly, I’m shocked about the new stores being proposed for just north of the Flatbush Avenue exit of the Belt Parkway, near Toys “R” Us. More...

East End Matters...

Blizzard Of 2010 And Lessons Learned

Happy New Year to all! As I sit writing the first column for 2011, it is Tuesday night and the first heavy snowfall to hit the city this year has begun. More...

Health & Harmony

There Is No Death; Merely Change

It is time to wrap our minds around this concept once and for all. It is time to accept the idea of change as a part of Life. Nature, our Mother, demonstrates daily, through daybreak and nightfall that change. More...

It’s My Turn

Jane M. Orient, M.D., is an on air contributor, often speaking on Healthcare Reform. Dr. Orient has appeared on some of the largest TV and Radio networks in the US. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Contracts and ‘Cooling Off’ Laws

Does New York State have a “cooling off” law that allows consumers to cancel sales contracts within a defined period of time without penalty? Of all the questions my office receives from consumers, this is one of the most frequent. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Political Correctness Run Amok

Admiral William (Bull) Halsey was one of the most productive leaders during World War II, winning many of the decisive sea battles of the era. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

How To Get To The Rockaways... And What’s On The Way…In 1936

This old map is a simplistic classic put out by the Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways. It also displays places along the way, near or off the main thoroughfares drawn. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

The Usual Suspects

The shooting last weekend of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, along with federal judge John Roll (a Republican appointee) and numerous others, including a nine-year-old constituent of the Congresswoman, resulting in the deaths of More...

Broad Channel Bits

Last week the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge was featured on NY1 news. In the spot that was filmed last year, the public affairs division of the national park service sought public comment of ideas for future use of the parks. More...

Looking Backward

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


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