November 15, 2013 RSS feed / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Stopped by my old place on Noel Road the Sunday before last, and came face to face with my old garbage can. Nice to know it survived the storm, too. Even the big white “126 Noel Rd” I painted on it years ago is still intact. More...

Slice of Life

Lost And Not Found

Where do the socks go when they disappear? This has been a question many mothers have asked when sorting the laundry. Sorry if I did not say fathers, because in my house my husband does not even know how to use the washing machine. More...

Simon says...

I’d like to thank everyone who showed their support and belief in me. More...

Eye On Rockaway

Election And Sandy Thoughts

Thank you to the Arverne Cancer Support Group and Councilman Donovan Richards for their recognition on November 4th. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * More...

It’s My Turn

Unforgettable Sandy, From Fire And Flood - Beach 130th Street Rising

I started off trying to write about the night of the storm. Eight hundred words later, I still don’t think it was effective in letting people know what it was like, so I tossed it out. More...

Community Corner

100th Precinct

Council President Danny Ruscillo met with the new Chief of Patrol Borough Queens South, Kevin Ward. The new chief is a Rockaway resident. The new chief is instituting the policy of “One Job at a Time” to be handled by each sector car. More...

Boyleing Points

Widespread Farce

Apparently my Nightmare on Election Street was hardly unique. Numerous people told me they had bizarre experiences and frustrations. And it wasn’t just the voters. I heard the poll workers at one place were kept locked inside until 11:30 p.m. More...

Beachcomber

We’ve gotten complaints about a company called Old World Refinishing so we looked them up on the Long Island Better Business Bureau. Well, the complaints seem well founded. The company was rated an F by the BBB. Ask around, folks. More...

Your Life And Privacy

Is Your Child Ready?

According to a statement released last month by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children’s use of media, including the Internet, TV, computer and video games, contributes to obesity, lack of sleep, and problems in school, to name just a few More...

An Intern’s Take

Well, with less than seven weeks left in this year it’s time for some reflection. More...

IDEAS WANTED

7 Ways To Generate Great Ideas

(Reprinted with permission) You don't have to be a deep thinker to come up with new ideas. Here are seven ways to break your conventional thinking and make that light bulb appear. More...

Go Parks!

Great Places To Play

It’s time to take the kids on a playground adventure! NYC Parks offers over a thousand playgrounds citywide and over 200 of them have been built or renovated in the last five years. More...


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