May 13, 2011 RSS feed / Columnists

The Progressive

Confusion

As I begin to consider my latest missive, my thoughts are on so many issues. I feel inadequate in addressing any one particular issue. I am also angry, as many of you are, at the state of political discourse. We are all in a state of confusion. More...

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Some steamboats still came to Rockaway Beach, Thanks to Playland

Many years ago, in Historical Views, I featured all the steamboats and ferries that came to the Rockaways from day one to the opening of Crossbay Road. There were many, of all kinds and descriptions, which held a handful or thousands of passengers. More...

Paws For A Moment

Get The ‘Buzz-Down’ On Heartworm Disease

Despite all the chilly weather we have been having here in the Rockaways, spring is here and summer is creeping in closer. They say April showers bring May flowers, but it also brings those pesky little buzzing bugs …mosquitoes! More...

Notes On Consumer Affairs

Home Loan Modification Scams

Many homeowners are struggling during the economic downturn, and some have found themselves unable to meet their mortgage obligations. More...

Simon says...

As we write this column, the agreement we had to rent a new office was broken by the landlord. After going back and forth from January to April 17, payment was made. Talk about a lying slumlord who is not a man of his word. More...

Beachcomber

The trial of Derrick Redd, the Jamaica man who slaughtered Rockaway bank teller Naisha DeLain and her unborn baby in October of 2008, was hardly underway when Redd’s lawyer suffered an illness and had to withdraw from the case. More...

The Rockaway Beat

Moving Into The Mainstream

In the April 29 edition of The Wave I wrote in this space about the millionaires that are driving the education reform movement and how they are doing more harm than good by pushing their know-nothing version of how our kids should be learning. More...

Notes From The High C’s

Rockaway Music and Arts Council

Get ready for the 2011 Summer Concert Series. Arrangements have been finalized with the Rockaway Theatre Company for the use of the Post Theater in Fort Tilden. More...

It’s My Turn

JFK Airport: Boon Or Bane?

New York City Councilmember James Sanders, Jr. is in his ninth year representing the people of the 31st City Council District. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... More...

School Scope

LIFO Math

I remember Joel Klein’s first words in his attack on seniority: the schools in the poorest neighborhoods can’t attract the same level of experienced teachers that schools in wealthier neighborhoods do. More...

Dorothy Dunne

Post Office Stamped Out

The Federal Government is closing the Fort Tilden Post Office. That will force Breezy Pointers the inconvenience to travel to Beach 116 Street for their postal needs. More...

Broad Channel Bits

Spring comes to Broad Channel. Flowers begin to poke up through the ground. Boats take to the water. Yard sales begin to dot the boulevard and side streets. And so also this column reappears. More...


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