Et tu, Doctors?

Uh-oh. First, it was the union. Now it’s the doctors. In August, union reps and politicians, including Public Advocate Bill de Blasio staged a rally to call attention to fiscal and patient care problems at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. What’s changed? Six months later, de Blasio is mayor and doctors have joined the chorus. Doctors at St. John’s, the only […]

Busload Needed To Chop Ice

Big Crowds Flock To Y

Who’s Who

Joanne Peterson, Arverne Civic Association

Tell us about yourself. I live in historic Arverne. I’ve been there for the past 25 years. I am a retired health care administrator who worked for the City of New York. I retired after 33 years. My family is from the South but I was raised here in New York City, in the Brownsville section of East New York. […]

Tuskegee Airman To Be Honored

The Tuskegee Airmen, the U.S military’s first African-American aviators served, with distinction in World War II and earned their place in history. On Thursday, February 27th, the Nassau County Section of the National Council of Negro Women will host “A Night of Black History” with special guest of honor, former Tuskegee Airman Julius Freeman. The night will feature a wealth […]

Beware Of The Fine Print

It’s taken us a while but we’re catching on. When a government official uses the word “should” the proper translation is “probably won’t.” If sand should start being pumped onto the beach in September it really means it probably won’t be. The fine print says the contractor has to be finished by the end of the summer. And even that […]

Your Stories Sought

Dear Rockaway, Perhaps we’ve already met? I am one of six designers who, over the last five months, has been consulting with local community leaders to explore ways in which expertise in visual communications might contribute to making Rockaway more connected (both literally and figuratively). As part of a larger initiative by AIGA/NY that is funded by ArtPlace, my group […]

Campaign Laws Need Fixing

Dear Sir, Thanks to Frank Gerace for his thoughtful letter to the Editor of the Wave (February 14th) in which he expressed his concern about our country’s campaign system and the need for political reform. Last year, both the New York State Legislature and Congress failed to pass a Fair Election Act that would have helped to counteract corruption and […]

Praise For The CB

Dear Editor: Sad to see a small turn-out at the Community Board (CB) meeting on 02/11/14. Both councilmen were MIA. Most disappointing was Mr. Richards’ absence especially since both proposals discussed affect the east end of the peninsula! Thank God for the 50 volunteers from the CB who are looking out for the best interest of the community. Though the […]

Boyleing Points

Winter Without Parole

Vacations in the middle of a winter like this are a big mistake. You’d think a trip to Jamaica — not the hospital – would be just what the doctor ordered. A few days in the sun spent splashing in crystal blue or turquoise waters followed by a rum punch or a Red Stripe would be the answer to the […]