May 16, 2014 RSS feed / Columnists

School Scope

The UFT Contract and Class Size: 50 Years of Stagnation

All polls among parents and teachers show that class size is the number one improvement people feel would have a real impact. It is an issue that unites parents and teachers on common ground. More...

Slice of Life

My students and I just finished a unit on the George Orwell novel 1984 entitled, “Privacy in America.” This is one of the new Common Core Units I do not mind teaching. More...

Sullivan’s Court

What Happens In Vegas… Doesn’t Always Stay In Vegas!

Last week I spent several days in The Gambling Capital of the World, Sin City, the City of Lost Wages, a town of extreme excess and scorching heat, Las Vegas, Nevada! More...

An Intern’s Take

Self-Destruction

Well, I thought about a couple of different roads to go down this week. Of course you have the lingering Los Angeles Clippers saga, an organization on the brink of self-destruction, all based on the feelings and sentiments of its owner. More...

The Veterinary Corner

Taking Care of an Orphaned Kitten

It’s kitten season again and we hear the little meows. You start to search and there it is, an orphaned kitten. Now what do you do? Here are some tips on the care and feeding of orphaned kittens. More...

The Inner Voice

Have you ever felt so much anger or despair in an important personal relationship that it made you just want to give up? With unrelated people, we can simply leave. More...

Go Parks!

Go World’s Fair Anniversary Festival!

The World’s Fair is coming back to New York! More...

Beachcomber

The Irish Circle is now closed for good. Reveler’s reactions this weekend were a mixed bag as they came to mark the very last call. Some reminisced, some took it in stride. Everybody had a drink. More...

The Insider

Eco-Friendly Interior Design

Can you believe that people spend up to 90 percent of their lives indoors? We do! And the pollutant levels of our indoor environments are two to five times higher than outdoors. More...

Arverne East Must Have Mixed Housing

Everyday New Yorkers Are Welcome in Rockaway

Last week Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out an ambitious and bold plan that would preserve or create 200,000 units of affordable housing across New York City. More...

Dispatches

When “Storms” Hit, Social Security Has You Covered

You’ve probably noticed the unusually cold and stormy weather we’ve been experiencing this year. That makes it more appropriate than ever to recognize National Umbrella Month this past March. More...

Looking Back

What The Wave Said… 10 Years Ago… More...

Broad Channel Bits

Driving along Cross Bay Boulevard last week, I saw a man unscrewing the seat off a toilet that had been put out for garbage collection the next day. I have heard of taking the door off of a discarded fridge to make sure no one gets trapped inside. More...


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