June 3, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

Meeks’ Message From Capitol Hill

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Financial Services Committee released the following statement last week. More...

The Rockaway Beat

I have known for some time that Mayor Michael Bloomberg had lost touch with the average residents of his city, preferring instead to laud the Manhattan glitterati and tourists over his own constituents. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Preparing Your Soil For The Best Planting Conditions

The planting season has snuck up on us once again as we enjoy warmer weather and steady temperatures. More...

The Inner Voice

Have you been trusting your own instincts lately? We have pundits everywhere telling us how to do everything from breathing to sleeping and everything else in between. We are told what to eat, what to think and what to do. More...

East End Matters...

First, before I get into this I want to make sure that everyone understands that in no way am I saying that Peninsula Hospital Center is anywhere close to closing up shop or that a merger is imminent. More...

Looking Backward

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

Beachcomber

According to an April 1911 edition of the New York Times, two Broad Channel fishermen, Otto Schmidt and Fred Dieckman, out for a day of fishing for weakfish in the Jamaica Bay Silver Hole were taken for a ride around the bay when they hooked a shark More...

Broad Channel Bits

By now Memorial Day might be a fading Friday afternoon smile for you. But boy, did it turn out to be a beautiful day. Hope you enjoyed yours with special people. More...

It’s My Turn

Stop And Frisk: The Legalization Of Profiling

“The right of the people to be secure … against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation...” – IV Amendment, United More...

From The Artists Studio

Writing In The Digital Age ... Stand By, Stay Tuned

Peggy Vivino was a wonder. I saw her turn chaos to order and ordinary to extraordinary. Her skill, imagination and sense of humor touched everyone and everything with which she came in contact. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Far Rockaway Firehouse, Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, N.Y.

Early in 1912 it was decided to build a new central firehouse of brick to replace the wooden firehouse on the east side of Central Avenue, opposite the LIRR station, and just north of Mott Avenue. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Books And Other Important Things

Bookstores, like most businesses, have always come and gone – but mostly, these days, they seem to have gone. Here in Rockaway we have felt it less, perhaps, because there have never been a lot of bookstores on the peninsula. More...

From The Seawolve’s Den

Readying for College with a Councilman’s Donation By Stephanie Stewart Recently, 25 juniors at Scholars’ Academy received a generous gift, provided in the form of a 10-session Kaplan SAT Prep Course, from District #32 Councilman Eric Ulr More...


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