October 25, 2013 RSS feed / Columnists

SANDY One Year Later ...

Silver Linings In The Storm

A year has passed since Hurricane Sandy hit the community, changing the lives of many forever. There’s no doubt that Sandy was devastating. After all, she’s the reason that Rockaway no longer has a boardwalk. More...

From The Councilman’s Desk

When Sandy Met Lily

The massive relief effort launched to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy was extraordinary. Despite the fact that nearly two-thirds of my district was devastated by the storm, a majority of residents have made a remarkable recovery. More...

Slice Of Life

“You did not evacuate? You stayed during the storm?” These were two questions I was repeatedly asked after returning to work after Hurricane Sandy. People from the mainland could not fathom that we did not try to seek shelter elsewhere. More...

Health & Harmony

Resilience in Rockaway

The way in which each person perceives a challenge, a crisis, a traumatic event is unique to that person. More...

From The Artists Studio

We’re Ba-aack!

Fort Tilden has re-opened now that the government shutdown has ended. The Rockaway Artists Alliance sTudio 7 Gallery and the Rockaway Theatre Company’s Post Theater are once again open to the public. More...

Beachcomber Beachcomber Beachcomber

The Beach 116th Street Partnership is having a tree lighting ceremony and lighting of the menorah the Friday after Thanksgiving. Trouble is, where is the menorah? Did it get washed away with Sandy? Who knows, but the group sure could use a new one. More...

Boyleing Points

Shelter From The Storm

Well, I know you didn’t read Boyleing Points first this week. It’s buried on Page 260 or something. So don’t try that fake flattery on me. Though, of course, I take that back. Fake flattery is always welcome. More...

Rockaway To Rise For World Record

Rockaway is joining together hands across the sand to attempt to set a world record during a Sandy anniversary event on the beach. More...

The Veterinary Corner

Chocolate Toxicity in Pets

Like people, most pet dogs find chocolate highly palatable. Unfortunately, chocolate contains stimulants that are toxic in high doses. More...

SANDY One Year Later. . .

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Helped Rockaway Survive

More than a few times residents and community leaders have said it was people helping each other that got those living on the peninsula through the days and months after Sandy hit. More...

SANDY One Year Later

... View From Far Rockaway - Storm Disrupts, Storm Unites

Warning frequencies increased and reports of Hurricane Sandy’s damages, as it traveled up the east coast, became more threatening to NYC, and more specifically, our little peninsula. Our mayor gave the edict to evacuate. More...

An Intern’s Take

New Beginnings

I must begin on sad note. I want to give condolences to the family of little Gio who lost his fight. He is in a better place now. It is our job as family and friends to keep his memory alive and try to make some sense of this tragic event. More...


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