April 1, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

Boyle-ing Points

Pictures Worth 1000 Words (Or A Bag Of Mail Letter)

Thanks to a grant from the Department of the Interior, a Japanese road crew is coming here to fix Rockaway roads! The Japanese crew has agreed to fly over and fix potholes and sinkholes on Beach Channel Drive. More...

It’s My Turn

The priority this budget crunch season somehow has become uprooting a homeless person who is able to keep his house in order. More...

From The Artist Studio

Stunning Gateway Exhibit; New RAA Exhibits

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. Laughs and good company will be hosted by RAA’s own SheeLaa the Dog Faced Lady. More...

Social Security And You

Figuring Out Retirement

For almost every American worker, Social Security is “part of the plan” for a secure retirement. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Electric Speedboats On The Boardwalk Near Playland … 1930s

In the mid 1930s Steeplechase Park in Seaside was feeling the effects of competition from Rockaway’s Playland, its neighboring amusement park on the east side of Beach 98 Street, and had to come up with a new attraction. More...

The Rockaway Beat

To Understand Bloomberg, Look At His Friends

To say that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lost touch with the common man and woman who live in New York City would be a mistake. He never had touch with the common man and woman in the first place, so there was nothing to lose. More...

Beachcomber

The decision in a French court that Airbus Industries can be brought up on criminal charges in regard to an Air France crash into the Atlantic Ocean several years ago brings to mind the circumstances surrounding American Airlines Flight 587 More...

School Scope

Debunking The Education Deform College Myth

Can we push the idea on kids from the very earliest age that life is a failure if they don’t graduate from college? More...

The Progressive

Lessons Of History

This year we will commemorate many historical events. The month of March many recall the role of women in our history. Our Irish neighbors, this month, remember their diaspora to this side of the Atlantic. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Keep Your Plants Healthy With The Right Fertilizer

Spring is finally here! Our houseplants will be coming out of dormancy and growth spurts should start soon so it is time to give them a boost of energy through fertilization. More...

The Inner Voice

Sometimes when we look back at our lives, we get angry at ourselves for being ignorant or unkind because we were not able to see what we can now understand. More...

Simon says...

After a long day marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan, I received a phone call from Pamela Lagrega who called me regarding her autistic daughter, Kristin. She told me about her daughter's second departure out of P.S. 43/P.S. More...

Looking Backward

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


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