February 18, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

School Scope

Why Won’t Mulgrew Defend LIFO?

I watched UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Diana Williams on ABC on Sunday and wasn’t surprised he wouldn’t defend Last In First Out (LIFO), which is the civil service system that assures fairness in layoff policy. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Melting was probably the nicest outdoor sound to be heard last week — where the last chunks of ice gave up their grip and headed for the nearest drain. Hooray — it feels nice to have it gone — for now. More...

It’s My Turn

It did not surprise me to see Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent article in The Wave arguing how repealing the health care law will significantly harm the Big Apple. More...

Simon says...

All those naysayers who say you can’t beat City Hall or win on major issues, you are sadly mistaken. An example is the Liquid Natural Gas plan for the ocean off Rockaway. More...

The Inner Voice

We all have ideas of what reality is like and what is good or not good for us. We believe that our way is good and it works. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Bloomberg May Be Worst NYC Mayor In Century

Not too long ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that he would like to be known as the best New York City mayor in history. More...

Beachcomber

When the plan was proposed to put a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal off the shore about equidistant between Rockaway and New Jersey, we wondered why the development company was bothering because New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had already More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

A blast from the past … Rockaway Park, N.Y

The Harbor Rest was a sort of landmark in Rockaway Park, and dated back to the early 1900s. For many years before it was demolished in about 1965, a high lighthouse guided customers to the place. More...

The Progressive

Misery

I was paying my monthly bills and was surprised by the increases in all my monthly bills especially health insurance costs, utilities, gasoline and food increases. This at a time when so many Americans have lost their homes. More...

Rock Solid

Is It ‘The Real Thing’?

Have you ever noticed those fake potted plants – the ones that look so real that you blink in amazement? Well, the leaders of one local civic organization have lately been discussing the difference between grass and Astroturf. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Respect

The Breezy Point Community is made up of loving, caring, religious, 95 percent white Americans, mostly of Irish decent. More...

Looking Backward

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

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Think Twice Before Taking Refund Anticipation Loan

Given this tough economic climate, many New Yorkers are having trouble making ends meet, making it especially tempting to want your tax refund instantly. More...


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