In The Spotlight
Last Friday, March 8, the afternoon was biting cold, but Dayton Beach Park (DBP) shareholders were beyond heated as they came out full force on the steps of the boardwalk in front of 8800 Shore Front Parkway to announce that they are suing HPD (NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development) for its lack of oversight in regulating the DBP’s board of directors, which shareholders largely accuse of nepotism and negligence for years. With the support of local pols, Assemblywoman Stacey
“Audit DHS.” That was the main message sent at Tuesday night’s Community Board 14 monthly meeting. With a big topic at hand, a larger venue, the Scholars’ Academy auditorium was chosen as the scene for the community to release a full on attack on the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) over their proposed shelter for Beach 101st Street. With speeches loaded with facts and figures, from those in the community and those from other neighborhoods facing similar shelter proposals, a clear message
Just 10 days after local Gavriella Navarez launched Facebook page, “Bad Moms of Rockaway,” she was featured in New York Post article (March 9, 2019), “Bad Moms’ let loose in raunchy Facebook groups.” Though Navarez was the cover mom for the article’s photo, the storyline mainly focused on titillating and raunchy Facebook comments from “Bad Moms” groups in Long Island and New Jersey, that reference their sex lives as a parent and other hot topics. Many of the groups were inspired by the 2016
Former Muay Thai champion, author, coach, and CROM owner, Chris Romulo presented his Champ UP message on Thursday, March 7 at St. Camillus. He spoke to fifth- through eighth-grade students about the importance of getting back up when life puts you down.
Romulo started off by telling the children that he was there to show them how to fight, but not with their hands and feet, but how to fight with their minds, the most important weapon of all. He stressed that we all have champions inside of