March 25, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

The Rockaway Beat

Evaluating Teachers Is Not As Easy As It Looks

When I was young, or reasonably so, I taught for a while in a small Connecticut community called Portland. It was east of the river, as they say in the Nutmeg State, and there were about 6,000 people in the town altogether. More...

From The Artists Studio

Call For Artists; Final Weekend

Come join us for an April Fool’s Comedy Night Fun(d)raiser! Starting at 9 p.m. in sTudio 7 on Friday, April 1, a night of laughs and good company will be hosted by RAA’s own SheeLaa the Dog Faced Lady. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Roche’s Beach, Far Rockaway, N.Y.

There are still a few oldtimers around who will remember Roche’s Beach in Far Rockaway, which stretched along the oceanfront between the ends of the boardwalk at Beach 19 Street, eastward to beach 14 Street. Mr. More...

Looking Backward

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

Beachcomber

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approval rating continues to go south at a very quick pace. According to a Quinnipiac University poll taken last week, the latest number for Bloomberg is 39 percent, his lowest number in eight years. More...

It’s My Turn

Rec-re-a-tion (n)

Rec-re-a-tion, n: amusement, diversion, entertainment, pasttime, sport. These are some of the meanings of the word found in my dictionary. What part of those meanings does our government not understand More...

Commentary On Things Present

Job, Revisited

The leader of the State Assembly is a religious man and comes from a very religious family, so I’m sure he’s familiar with the writings of the Bible, and undoubtedly The Book of Job. More...

From The Seawolves Den

This is the first of a series of monthly columns written by the students enrolled in the journalism program at the Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Park. More...

Weiner Writes From Capitol Hill

The following was originally a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Job Hunting Scams

Over the past few years, as our economy faltered, thousands of workers lost their jobs. Many of those who were let go are still struggling to find work. More...


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