First Things First… Goodbye As possibly the worst columnist that this erstwhile magazine has ever had, in the early days of The Beast when I was allegedly the Health Editor, the publisher has granted me one last in...

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Local artist Nathan Sheahan is the illustrator behind this month’s cover piece featuring Matt Gilsenan and Blake Thornton. He shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I have been ...

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Local Development Issues Waverley park Dear Editor – Thank you for bringing attention to the proposed building of yet more cricket club facilities in Waverley Park. The Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club already has excl...

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Local artist Ruth Schneider is the creative talent behind this month’s cover painting. Ruth shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Eastern Suburbs most of my...

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Current Development Applications Forgotten people? I read last month’s letter from Simon Furness, Uniting’s Director of Property & Housing (Opening Up the Heritage of the Waverley War Memorial Hospital, Letters, ...

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Coogee artist Alex Snellgrove is one of 57 finalists in the Portia Geach Memorial Award with her portrait of Sydney Morning Herald journalist and fellow Coogee local Helen Pitt. In Her Element was painted at Ross Jones M...

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I woke with a start, all senses in overdrive. In the predawn light, paranoia had me tense and listening hard. What was that noise? I crept over to the window and waited. Nothing. In the distance a kookaburra called, foll...

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Local Development Applications THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE There is an aspect of the proposed redevelopment of the Coogee Bay Hotel and surrounds that has not received the attention it deserves. The proposal includes 60 new apa...

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Nick Boshier has been an Eastern Suburbs resident for over fifteen years. In that time he has contributed some significant landmarks to the Sydney cultural landscape as one of the masterminds behind Bondi Hipsters, Beach...

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The area of advice that often causes the most headaches is estate planning. We have seen families lose millions of dollars in legal battles and lost tax savings simply because the estate plans were poorly done, or not do...

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