April 29, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

School Scope

New DOE Program To Boost Grad Rates: Tweeting For Credit Recovery

There has been a lot of criticism over the credit recovery program where high school students short on credits needed to graduate can spend a little time copying and pasting from online encyclopedias to make up these credits and receive a quickie dip More...

The Inner Voice

As holidays have just passed, it is important to remember to ask ourselves if we had fun in our way. Time goes by fast. Did the holiday seem enjoyable and did you celebrate the way you would like to? More...

The Progressive

War On Workers

OnApril9Iattended,withatleast 5,000 other concerned Americans, the New York State AFL-CIO “We Are One” rally in Times Square. More...

It’s My Turn

Lew Simon Does Not Represent Us

I am writing to you as a matter of great importance to my cooperative, Dayton Beach Park. The recent appalling actions of Lew Simon, Democratic District Leader, 23rd A.D. More...

The Rockaway Beat

The ‘Brains’ Behind The School Reform Movement

There is lots of brainpower and even more money behind the school reform movement that is sweeping the country and that drives our federal education secretary’s every waking movement. More...

Beachcomber

Far Rockaway resident Peter Charles was one of the thousands of runners who finished the Boston Marathon on “Patriots’ Day” last week. Charles ran the 26.2 miles in 5 hours, 12 minutes and 37 seconds. Congratulations. More...

Simon says...

As we write this column on Sunday night the rain is coming down. I am very depressed over the loss of a great friend, James John Hayes. Although a royal pain in the butt at times, he was faithful and loyal and always there to help out. More...

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse: Bay Fish Are Increasing

April hasn’t been the kindest month to local fishermen; winds, periods of heavy fog and rain have made fishing tough. That being said May is here and this weather in a week or so will be a bad memory. More...

Looking Backward

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

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Master Plan For Jamaica Bay In The 1930s

If everybody had had his or her way in the 1930s, including the New York City commissioner of everything – the pharaoh Robert Moses – what you see today in historical views is what would have happened to Jamaica Bay. More...


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