April 6, 2012 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Along the southern edge of our island, where the Broad Channel Baths and the Broad Channel Day Camp once existed, a line of fishing poles stood anchored in the sand. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Has The Fat Lady Finished Her Song?

By the time you read this on Good Friday, the Peninsula Hospital Center might well in its death throes, scheduled to shut down at midnight tonight, April 6. More...

A Rising Tide

The Dodo’s Last Stand

The culture wars continue indeed. On the one hand we have those who follow or acknowledge a human tradition one hundred thousand years in the making. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

The Fitter Cottage, Far Rockaway, New York - 1913

The old palatial fitter cottage was located on the southwest corner of the intersection of McBride Street and Mott Avenue, in Far Rockaway. More...

The New Frontiers

Brutus In The Senate

I have two credos: never vote Republican and never cross a picket line. More...

Looking Backward

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

Beachcomber

PHC staffers certainly have the right to question the state Department of Health’s handling of the hospital’s laboratory problems. More...

Health & Harmony

Cosmetics, Environment And Breast Cancer

Recent research has detected the presence of paraben esters in 99 percent of breast cancer tissues sampled. Journal of Applied Toxicology March 2012;32930:219-232. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Ed Shelvin, Rockaway Beach Man, wins Thomas J. Manton’s “Irish Man of the Year” award. This all happened this past week at the Celebration of Irish Heritage and Culture at the New York Historical Society. More...

Spolight on Elderlaw

There Is No Time Like The Present

The practice of Elderlaw and Estate planning has to do with topics that are, for the most part, difficult to think about, like illness, death and taxes. More...

East End Matters...

Rockaway To World: We Won’t Be Pushed Around Anymore (

They came and they kept coming. They filled all the seats and then they sat on tables and wall ledges. In the end many wound up standing. More...

It’s My Turn

Test Results You Can’t Rely On

Matthew Levey is the father of three New York City public school students. He is the co-founder of an educational assessment service, and a former Community Education Council president. More...

The Rockaway Irregular

Martial Arts In Rockaway II: Grappling Or Kicks?

When I was a boy, judo was the rage and, being small of frame and light of weight, that’s what I took up. Judo’s a wrestling art which uses grappling, throws, takedowns and locks (based on leverage) to overcome an opponent. More...


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