Blossom Home Care

2020-07-03 E-Edition

Revolutionary Rockaway


On the 244th Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, many pause to remember the Founding Fathers and the war fought to free the United States from British dominion. And while most think of the great Revolutionary battlefields like Yorktown and Saratoga, few remember that the Rockaway peninsula was home to its share of action as well. The […]

Rockaway Outdoors


Jamaica bay is entering the summer doldrums. Water temperatures as of this writing skyrocketed to 77 degrees and that’s not a good thing. Still, I did manage to cull out a few nice fish.  Saturday afternoon/evening “Cheach” and I ventured out and nailed a few keeper bass tossing surface lures along the marshes throughout the pumpkin patch. Occasionally some cocktail […]

New Testing Site Causes A Stir 


NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation opened a new COVID-19 testing facility in Edgemere, earlier this month, in response to the alarming number of positive patients in the 11691 zip code – a zip code which had at point reported more than 700 cases in a week.  The testing site at Beach 39th street, which is expected to remain in operation […]

Wavemakers

A Rise From The Ashes

Louis Pastina was working on Wall Street when two planes plunged into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Then an executive vice president at the New York Stock Exchange, he eagerly returned to 11 Wall Street just a few days later to help reopen the trading floor, hellbent on proving that no act of terrorism was going to […]

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From The Lawyer’s Briefcase

Five things to watch for during workers comp IME

There are five things every injured worker should watch for when attending a workers comp IME. Knowing these key things will help the injured worker avoid disruption in medical treatment and payment of his lost wages.  Carefully Answer All Verbal Questions During a Workers Comp IME First, the injured worker should carefully answer all verbal questions at the workers comp […]

Data-Driven To Improve Coastal Projects

USACE shares plans for 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

In a hotel conference room on Long Island, New York, a team of experts are processing data and information on computers. Alongside them is a large display monitor screen that’s projecting the information. “It’s a beautiful thing. On the screen they are able to observe the condition of New York’s and New Jersey’s coastlines almost in real-time,” said Jeffrey Cusano, […]

Posts From The Past

One thing we know for sure, someone was visiting Rockaway in 1908. What they were doing, however… is a little unclear.  The postcard pictures the beautiful waterfront view in Rockaway and reads,”Going to and coming from their daily morning plunge.” The rest of the text, however, is a bit tough to make out. If you know what the postcard reads […]

Vetro New Foodtruck

Expanding Safe Options for Outdoor Dining

Before coronavirus hit, Vetro in Howard Beach was best known for its superlative catering, and serving hundreds of guests daily in their venue was simply an everyday experience.  Like many restaurants nationwide, this pandemic has forced Vetro to pivot their business models, and whether that means offering carryout and delivery, serving communities in need or feeding frontline employees, Vetro has […]