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    News

    City Officials Address Locals at Town Hall

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    New York City Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball knows Rockaway wants its ferry, but the service is just too expensive for the city to maintain. “It’s not lost on me that this is something the community has come to depend on,” he said. Kimball made the comments on Monday evening at a Town Hall…

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    News

    Kennedy’s in Breezy Point Reopens TONIGHT (Wed, Oct 29)

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      The debris has been cleared, the walls have been rebuilt, the furniture and equipment have been replaced, major renovations have taken place and Kennedy’s Restaurant in Breezy Point is finally ready to reopen two years after Hurricane Sandy tore through it. Local residents are eagerly waiting the reopening of what has been a Breezy…

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    Columns, News, Sandy Special

    Never The Same

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      Those of us who choose to live along the coast in this day and age make a choice to take a big risk in life. That truth is becoming even more stark in the post-Sandy era, as we hear prediction after prediction of how climate change will bring more big surges and storms to…

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    News, Sandy Special

    Business Boom: Dozens of New Stores Open Since Sandy

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    The Rockaway Times isn’t the only new business to start since Hurricane Sandy. Nearly 30 new businesses have opened since the storm, which is a good sign that people are willing to take a chance on a business in a place where many were destroyed on October 29, 2012. Pico brought Mexican cuisine to Belle…

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    News, Sandy Special

    When Fences Came Down

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    The guy who said that good fences make good neighbors would have been surprised by the turn of events in Rockaway after Sandy literally washed away our fences. Ironically, in the absence of our good fences, we became better neighbors in the truer sense of the word. Before Sandy, our fences were like security guards,…

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    News, Sandy Special

    Philosophy Flows From Storm

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      When Kevin Boyle asked if I would be willing to write something for the Sandy anniversary issue, I said “Sure.” I accepted the assignment before realizing just how much I was getting myself into. The anxiety began almost immediately. I wrote back “What did you have in mind?” hoping for something straightforward, a framework…

  • Arts

    Battle Of The Burnouts by Katie McFadden

    The Battle of the Burnouts  By Katie McFadden “It’s all gone,” Beach 130th street resident Joe Napoli said when he was able to return to his home after Sandy did the unimaginable. As the surge rolled down their blocks on October 29, 2012, residents knew flooding was inevitable. They never thought fire could come into…

  • Briefs

    Election Day Is Tuesday

    This Tuesday, November 4, is Election Day. New York State Senate and NYS Assembly, Governor and Congressional choices will be on the ballot. Also, the following are ballot proposals: Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure: The proposed amendment to sections 4 and 5 and addition of new section 5-b to Article 3 of the State Constitution revises…

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    The Fishing Report

    The Fishing Report

    AHOY ROCKAWAY! Water temperature 65*F- At the entrance to New York harbor (outside) Welcome Rockaway anglers to the fall run of 2014. Well, Rockaway we did it, we finally had two great days in a row for the weather in one weekend. This is the most exciting time of the year for fishing. The big…

  • town hall photo1
    News

    City Officials Address Locals at Town Hall

    New York City Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball knows Rockaway wants its ferry, but the service is just too expensive for the city to maintain. “It’s not lost on me that this is something the community has come to depend on,” he said. Kimball made the comments on Monday evening at a Town Hall…

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    Columns, Sandy Special

    Makes You Wonder

    I wonder if I’ll stay if the water comes back. I wonder when they’ll bring back the boardwalk, the peninsula’s long and fragile spine that runs down our beach, connecting our odd little neighborhoods. I wonder if I should be glad or mad when my house shakes from a pile driver, slowly laying the foundation…

  • Not a day 3
    Columns, News, Sandy Special

    Never The Same

      Those of us who choose to live along the coast in this day and age make a choice to take a big risk in life. That truth is becoming even more stark in the post-Sandy era, as we hear prediction after prediction of how climate change will bring more big surges and storms to…

  • Not A Day 1
    News, Sandy Special

    When Fences Came Down

    The guy who said that good fences make good neighbors would have been surprised by the turn of events in Rockaway after Sandy literally washed away our fences. Ironically, in the absence of our good fences, we became better neighbors in the truer sense of the word. Before Sandy, our fences were like security guards,…

  • Philosophy pic
    News, Sandy Special

    Philosophy Flows From Storm

      When Kevin Boyle asked if I would be willing to write something for the Sandy anniversary issue, I said “Sure.” I accepted the assignment before realizing just how much I was getting myself into. The anxiety began almost immediately. I wrote back “What did you have in mind?” hoping for something straightforward, a framework…

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    Beach 116th Merchants Salute PD Officers

    Mark Mina (2nd from left) of the 116th Street Merchants Association presented Police Officers Brian McCabe, Danny Smyth, and Maurice Moore with plaques for their help with the successful Fall Fest held on October 5th.

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    St. Rose of Lima Raises Funds for Komen

    St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy raised $636 by holding a dress down day in pink for students, faculty and staff for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer. The Academy’s board treasurer, Bernard Duffy, raised the donation to $1,000. The fundraiser is always a big success.

Back in the Day

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    Back in the Day

    Scary that most of these trick or treaters are now college-age or in the working world. We guess this is about 10 or 12 ago. How many faces do you recognize?

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