October 7, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

East End Matters...

DOE Cheats Students On Physical Education

Many elementary schools in the city do not meet state guidelines for physical education despite high rates of childhood obesity – which can lead to diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. More...

Broad Channel Bits

September turned to October last weekend. The week was hot, hot one day then chilly by the next evening. We looked up at the sky and reckoned on if those low clouds are staying or moving on. More...

Social Security And You

It’s That Time Of Year Once Again

“Open season” is right around the corner for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Hunting down the best plan for you is no game. More...

Beachcomber

The final Rockaway Task Force report addressed many of the peninsula’s problems. Let’s hope that the report goes up the ladder to the city and some of those concerns actually cause remedial action. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Incredulity Over School Report Cards

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Go back and look at the 2009 school report cards. That year, 13 Rockaway public schools were rated as A schools, the top of the heap. More...

Commentary On Things Present

Because Vietnam was not very appealing to me in 1969 but working and traveling overseas sure sounded very exciting, I applied to the Peace Corps instead, and later that year was assigned to propagate wheat in the highlands of Bolivia. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, Long Island, New York-1931

This 1931 artist’s view of Central Avenue appeared on a postcard and was nicely done...Artist Un-known! The new Smith Building captivates the scene and is probably the reason for the issuance of this card in this year. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... Andrew Hopson of Beach 69 Street survived a crash that destroyed his 1975 Plymouth four-door sedan on Friday morning. More...


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