February 3, 2012 RSS feed / Columnists

School Scope

A Raucous Hearing At PS 215

Despite the fact the NYCDOE holds a closing school hearing for PS 215Q on a Friday night at 6 p.m. (January 13) the auditorium is practically overflowing. I get there late, around 7 p.m., even though I live 15 minutes away. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

The Meaning Of A Rose . . . For Your Valentine

After all you have shared together, or in the search for that special love – you could never go wrong with sending roses on Valentine’s Day. More...

The New Frontiers

Mitt Romney And The Worship Of Wealth

As I watched the returns come in from South Carolina, I was paying more attention to Mitt Romney’s concession speech than to the triumph of Newt Gingrich’s resurgent campaign. More...

It’s My Turn

Josmar Trujillo is co-president of the Peninsula Preparatory Charter School in Rockaway, Queens, where his son, Jadyn, is in second grade. The op-ed piece first appeared in the New York Times. More...

From The Assemblyman’s Desk

A Win For The Rockaway Community

When I took office, I pledged that one of my top priorities would be the elimination of the toll on the Cross Bay Bridge. Hardworking families of Rockaway and Broad Channel have been burdened by the unfair toll for too long. More...

The Veterinary Corner

Abdomen (Stomach) More...

Beachcomber

Those of you who like icy water should mark your calendar for this Saturday, February 4 and the annual Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis. The plunge will again take place on the beachfront at Beach 99 Street at 1 p.m. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Beach Clubs Remain Open For 2012

The Breezy Point Surf Club and the Silver Gull Beach Clubs will be open for business this coming summer season according to Tom Mulligan, manager, who informed me when I ran into him at Kennedy’s Restaurant. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Central Avenue Looking North From Cornaga Avenue Towards Mott Avenue

Although the wrong directions are printed on this old postcard view from the year 1915, it is still a great historical view. In the photo we have automobiles, a trolley car, and two of New York’s finest directing traffic. More...

Simon says...

As we write this column on Sunday evening, Tuesday, January 31 will be the 16th anniversary of my mom Jennie’s death. It feels just like yesterday. More...

Spotlight On Elderlaw

Protecting Your Home And Other Assets From Potential Medical Costs

Many clients ask us if it is a good idea to give their home to their children, usually the intention is to protect the value of the home from long term medical costs. More...

Looking Backward

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


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