February 25, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

It’s My Turn

Unsatisfactory Ratings

Firing teachers or laying them off presents three criteria according to the E4E’s (Education for Excellence) recommendations: The first is excessive tardiness or absence. More...

Commentary On Things Present

Stop Saying No

‘Mr. Mayor,’ had I the opportunity to address Mayor Bloomberg at last week’s Bayswater Summit, ‘please view The Rockaways holistically, not reflexively.’ For far too long, Mr. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

“Rockaways Own 24th Company, 9th Coast Defense Command, Far Rockaway

Two days before congress declared war against Germany and her allies in April of 1917, Rockaway’s Own, a company of artillery, composed of res-idents of the Rockaways and vicinity, was ac-cepted by the regimental commander as the 24th Company o 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...

Looking Backward

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

Smith Speaks From Albany

Don’t Shoot NY

Six people killed and 14 people wounded. The Arizona shootings captured the heart of the nation as the media filled the airwaves with updates of this senseless violence. More...

Beachcomber

Bipartisan votes are few and far between in the House of Representatives, but Democrats and Republicans got together last week to vote to restore $298 million in funding for the vital Community Oriented Police Services program (COPS) that keeps cops More...

The Rockaway Beat

When I was a kid, we could go to the Strand or Columbia Theater in Far Rockaway on a Saturday and for 25 cents we would spend the afternoon watching two movies, a few cartoons and the latest installment of the popular serials, where the hero or heroi More...

East End Matters...

More Info Needed On Placing Probation Center In Far Rockaway

Everyone deserves a second chance when he or she makes mistakes in life. As I reported in this newspaper last week Councilman James Sanders Jr. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Social Networking Privacy

In recent years, the use of social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter has increased dramatically, as consumers from all age groups have flocked to communicate and connect with friends and family across the Internet. More...

Health and Harmony

Ah-Choo-ey!

We are in the home stretch! Spring is just around the corner. The cold winds are blowing however, and they bring with them colds, and blowing noses. More...


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