February 4, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

The Continuing Attack On City Workers

The 2006 financial crisis was an avoidable disaster caused by widespread failures in government regulation, corporate mismanagement and heedless risk-taking by Wall Street, according to the conclusions of a federal inquiry that was headlined in the N More...

The Inner Voice

Wow do we have a lot of snow this year! It is interesting to hear the explanations of why this is happening. I remember being young and some winters were more cold and snowy and others were just milder. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Rockaways’ Million Dollar Amusement Park

This 1939 Brochure advertised the new (but smaller) Rockaways’ Playland, which had to be rebuilt and made smaller by 200 feet, due to the construction of the new Parkway along the boardwalk to be known as Shore Front Parkway. More...

From The Artists Studio

Final Weekend For ‘Reflections’

To celebrate the sights and sounds of RAA and to mark the final day of the “Reflections” exhibition, John Simonelli, singer, guitarist and regular at RAA’s Thursday Open Mike Music Nights, has organized an all acoustic musical after More...

It’s My Turn

It has been quite some time since I was a student, but I find myself wanting to get involved in school as a parent. With four children attending Rockaway public schools, I spend a lot of time thinking about their futures. More...

The Progressive

Just Saying

It always surprises me that most Americans are intrigued by lottery winners, reality shows on the boob tube, talent show winners and losers, and the need for toys and other material goods for deprived children during the winter holiday season. More...

Simon Says…

As we write our column on Monday, January 31, it marks the 15th anniversary of the death of my mom, Jennie Simon. When I lost my mom, I lost my best friend and biggest supporter. Everyone knew my mom because she was as outspoken as I am. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Another snowstorm later this week? Omigosh! Where are we going to put all the white stuff? One of our neighbors said she’s developing a lot of muscles from all her shoveling. More...

Beachcomber

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Queens transportation commissioner Maura McCarthy actually looked shocked at the booing and catcalls they engendered at a recent Bayswater meeting by talking about how proud they were of all the bike lanes they put on More...

Looking Backward

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


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