January 21, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

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Condomnation

There’s an old story floating around that years before he became Mayor when a female employee of Bloomberg informed him of her need to go on maternity leave, he urged her to have an abortion and reputedly said, “Kill it.” Apparently More...

Kids Korner: The Golden Goalie

“I made it, I made it!” Roy Mullen shouted to his parents. One week ago, he had tried out for the District 4 Seawolves state hockey team. “Wonderful son,” his mother replied. “Can I go tell Sven?” Roy asked. More...

The Inner Voice

One way to look at life is as a series of chapters in a book. As we deal with new situations, some good and some not so pleasant, it is important to keep in mind that here we are again at a new chapter. More...

The Progressive

Public Enemies

This Christmas, as I was waiting for the snow plow and saw the sanitation workers cleaning my street I reflected on how relieved my neighbors were. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Note: From Rockaway Review magazine, April edition, 1946. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... Fares will soon be collected right on the trains on the C Train leg of the Rockaway line, officials say. All of the stations on the line would be unattended except for the morning rush hour period under the plan. More...

The Rockaway Beat

An Attack On Public Employees: Demonizing Those Who Serve Us

For years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his minions have been demonizing public workers, trying to convince the general public that those who work for the city and state and their large salaries and pensions are the problem – the reason for the More...

Beachcomber

The mayor’s plan to do away with the Civil Service Commission and to allow the city to hire and fire workers at its discretion is chilling. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Another snowstorm is supposed to fall on us later this week. And it’s fairsized too. Oh great! I hope all of us find our shovels quickly in case we have to dig our cars out. More...

Simon says...

With recent late breaking news of the possibility of our Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer being the favorite to replace the late Gloria D’Amico as Clerk of Queens County, Audrey is considered the favorite for the job. More...

Spotlight on Elderlaw

How the New Estate Tax Legislation Can Affect Your Planning

As you may be aware, at the close of 2010 Congress approved legislation to extend the Bush era tax cuts for the next two years. More...

It’s My Turn

I am strongly against Walmart‘ s entry into New York City, and I won’t pretend that I’m completely objective. I own the Gristedes supermarket chain, and if Walmart comes to town, it would mean competition for my business. More...


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