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 school or are a parishioner there, why would you be made aware? I knew that their enrollment was down and I was hoping they could stay open. Who knows what that building will become.

Other posters on social media want to know why tuition is so much

This past Saturday, I attended the event, “Take The Plunge for Annie McMahon.” I attended this event 19 years ago when it first started at the old Tap and Grill bar. The event grew larger each year, so they then moved over to St. Camillus’ Springman Hall, and now it is at the Colony Theater in Breezy Point. I do not know why I have not attended in many years, but I will be back every year.

For those of you who do not know, Annie McMahon is a 22-year-old young woman who has battled Cystic

A few years ago, teachers started being graded on their students’ performance. It is a very interesting algorithm for the high school students that is not based on whether the student passes the exam, but how well they have advanced since the middle school English and Language Arts exams. So, for example, if a student has a four on the eighth-grade exam, they should be getting a score of at least 90 percent.

No one takes into account that the student may have become indifferent or something

Remember the good old days when people kept their age, weight and political beliefs to themselves? I do, and I wish we could go back to that.

I often write about social media because it is such a major part of our lives. I first joined Facebook over ten years ago to monitor my daughter’s social media activity. I am an avid Law and Order: SVU and Dateline fan and was worried about online predators. Little did I know that I would begin to enjoy this medium of socializing.

I truly enjoy seeing

In January of 2017, I wrote a column about the outrage of the State Police patrolling Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel and parts of the Rockaways. People were furious that the State Police were here and ticketing people. I clearly stated that if you drive within the speed limit, you should not have a problem. I have been guilty of driving too fast when in a rush, but something changed for me in October of 2016.

I was driving to school and when I was about to turn left off of Cross Bay

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