In The Spotlight
Locals — Why wait for Memorial weekend? This Friday, May 18, jumpstart your summer — Rockaway-style, as all three Rockaway Beach Club (RBC) boardwalk concessions will be open, getting the ultimate beach party started with great food and of course, live music.
As the fun kicks off at the concessions this weekend, some may notice some environmentally-friendly changes. As part of RBC’s new Ocean Awareness Campaign, a plastic ban will be enforced, so if you’re expecting to get your much-desired
By Kevin Boyle
Clare Droesch was selected as a high school All-American basketball player. She was one of the very top players in the entire country. Her hoops prowess got her on magazine covers. She was offered scholarships to powerhouse schools and eventually chose Boston College. In her final home game, she helped beat No. 1-ranked UConn in a nationally televised game. She had a great enough career to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Clare was a legit basketball legend.
“Cancer, you may have tried to ruin my life and take me out, but no matter how Painful, Annoying, Lethal, Hurtful and the many other words I can use, just know I will Fight and Battle you till the last second I can, and guess what, My Motto in Life: I ALWAYS WIN!”
On December 19, 2013, Clare Droesch, or “Clare Bear” shared that message with her thousands of friends on her Facebook page. At the time she posted it, it was two years from the day that she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic
More homeless coming to Rockaway, construction disruptions, offshore drilling, beach erosion worries and summer traffic nightmares topped the list of concerns at the Belle Harbor Property Owners’ Association (BHPOA) meeting on Tuesday evening, May 15, at P.S./M.S.114Q.
But all that would have to wait. The good news came first: the BHPOA won their three-year battle with the City and will see a full reconstruction of Beach Channel Drive (BCD) from Beach 124th Street to Beach 145th Street (as is