To give some people a background about myself, I attended twelve years of Catholic school. I graduated from St. Francis de Sales, and then attended and graduated from St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows. The only time I attended public school was many moons ago when I went to kindergarten at the old P.S. 225 because Catholic elementary schools did not have kindergarten at the time. Some people say I was raised privileged but my parents made many sacrifices for the three of us to attend Catholic school.

I am so saddened again to her of another Catholic school closing, but I understand. This past week it was announced that Bishop Kearney, an all-girls high school in Brooklyn, would be closing at the end of the year. Now my daughters were not

The dictionary has many definitions for the word, “mother.” It can be a noun or a verb, and the noun is really about just being related to the offspring: a woman in relation to her child or children. The verb is where the “motherly” words get added in: care, protection and affection.

Caring, protecting and affection are definitely three words I can use to describe my late mother. She died in 1988 and not a day goes by that I do not think of her or as a mother think, “What would my mom

Thank goodness for social media or I would have a difficult time coming up with topics to write about each week. I will be sitting at my laptop texting people for ideas and then someone will either post something outrageous or ridiculous and then the 500 words flow easily. My new interest, (I wrote a little bit about it last week), is how angry many people are when posting or replying to people’s comments.

A civic minded Broad Channel resident kindly asked people to slow down when traveling

Construction. Construction. Construction. I was almost late to work one day last week and my secretary said, “Beth, you are never this late. Is everything okay?” I replied, “Everything is fine, just my ramp is closed to get onto the Cross Bay Bridge.” She replied, (and she does not live in the Rockaways), “Isn’t that the Marine Parkway Bridge that is always closed?” I told her that “yes that bridge is also an issue for my friends who must commute to Brooklyn from Rockaway, but now they are

I am lucky enough that I travel a bit and fly multiple times every year. Every time I fly, I think I am on line with people who have never flown and have had to go through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) scanning procedures. EVERY TIME. I think the agents that work there are similar to teachers in that they have to repeat themselves all day long. And sometimes I wonder why they even bother describing their procedures and rules about going through the scanners because people

So, news reports in the past few weeks reveal that more than fifty people have been arrested for their involvement in a cheating scandal.  Of course, it probably became more of a news story due to two celebrities, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, being two of the people charged. As with most news stories these days, everyone had to go to social media and post their opinion. Even I did…for a few minutes. I deleted my post because I got insulted by commenters asking me: How could I be shocked

It was announced last week that a beloved Catholic school in our area would be closing. The first closing in our area of Catholic schools was in the school year 2006 when St. Virgilius closed. Then a few years later, St. Mary Star of the Sea closed as well.

When the other two schools closed, there was not as much social media presence. Now the media and social media are on fire due to the closing of St. Camillus. Many people want to know why they were not aware. Well, if you do not attend the

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