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    City to open Rockaway homeless shelter

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    The New York City Department of Homeless Services plans to convert a former Rockaway drug rehabilitation facility into a transitional housing shelter.  DHS sent a letter to Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska last week, announcing that the new shelter would be operated by Housing Bridge, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit. The shelter, the old Daytop…

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    No more ugly: One garden at a time

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    A few days after Hurricane Sandy, Paul Balukas made it out to Breezy Point from his home in Bay Ridge to survey the damage to the Christ Community Church. “I opened up one of the windows,” he says, “and I saw the organ floating and all of the pews, and I thought: ‘This is probably…

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    Curran’s comeback story: A year at the new place

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    Enter Curran’s Superior Meats anytime of the day, rain or shine, and you will see people lining up at the cold-case counter. Laughing, chatting, greeting one another, sharing news and joking with the butchers, these are not just customers. They are friends and neighbors, Rockaway and Broad Channel survivors of Super Storm Sandy, each one…

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    NY Rising projects move forward

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    “Yes the clock is ticking, but yes we have a timeframe,” she said. “This project is only for two years so we have to finish.” John Cori, a committee member and local activist, expressed his frustration at the $21.3 million figure. “It’s a pittance – it’s nothing,” he said. “But it’s something.”    

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    CB14 committee rejects expansion of Surfside

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    Community Board 14’s Land Use Committee voted against a proposal to add three more buildings to the Surfside apartment complex located along Shore Front Parkway. Alma Realty, the company that owns the complex, presented its proposal to the committee Monday night. The company is proposing to add three new apartment buildings, each of which would…

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    With a little help, wounded warrior finds reasons to live

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      After carefully wading into the waist-deep pool, Katherine Ragazzino patiently waits as her diving instructor helps her gear up. She seems to take to the water with ease, and is swimming around the pool with her head underwater in no time. But the activity is a far cry from where she was just a…

  • News

    City to open Rockaway homeless shelter

    The New York City Department of Homeless Services plans to convert a former Rockaway drug rehabilitation facility into a transitional housing shelter.  DHS sent a letter to Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska last week, announcing that the new shelter would be operated by Housing Bridge, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit. The shelter, the old Daytop…

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    The High Tide: A little of this and that

    A report (DNAinfo) came out on Wednesday that said the ferry is dead. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has control over the ferry. They’ve  been saying all along that keeping the ferry was to be based on ridership.  Well, this secretive outfit wouldn’t provide an actual number as to how many riders the ferry needed…

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    News

    No more ugly: One garden at a time

    A few days after Hurricane Sandy, Paul Balukas made it out to Breezy Point from his home in Bay Ridge to survey the damage to the Christ Community Church. “I opened up one of the windows,” he says, “and I saw the organ floating and all of the pews, and I thought: ‘This is probably…

  • currans photo
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    Curran’s comeback story: A year at the new place

    Enter Curran’s Superior Meats anytime of the day, rain or shine, and you will see people lining up at the cold-case counter. Laughing, chatting, greeting one another, sharing news and joking with the butchers, these are not just customers. They are friends and neighbors, Rockaway and Broad Channel survivors of Super Storm Sandy, each one…

  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor: Thanks to community

    Dear Editor: On behalf of our Wounded Warriors, their families, the staff and board of directors of Wounded Warrior Project I wanted to thank the people of Breezy Point, Rockaway Point, Roxbury and Belle Harbor for ten years of tremendous support and phenomenal hospitality as to Wounded Warrior Project’s Annual Adaptive Aquatics Weekend. There’s a…

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  • By Spencer Nelson

    Wounded Warriors visit rockaway for tenth year

    The Wounded Warriors were welcomed with a motorcade and parade on Wednesday, July 9. Soldiers spent the next few days learning to surf, sail, and scuba dive. Challenges like rock climbing were part of the festivities as well. Photos courtesy MacLeod and Spencer Nelson.

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    Rockaway Ravens roll

    The Rockaway Ravens of the Tiny Mite division (5-6 year olds) delivered a crushing blow to the Brooklyn Titans and are on their way to the playoffs looking for another championship. The final score was 21-12. Players are developing under the guidance of Coaches Calvin, Ed, and Leroy.

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    St. John’s Ramping Up EMR

    Physicians at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital are now entering doctors’ orders and notes to nurses, pharmacy, laboratory, and imaging and other ancillary services into an electronic medical record (EMR) for all inpatients. Staff at St. John’s said, the physician order/entry was a huge advance in implementation of the EMR at St. John’s. Plans are ongoing…

Back in the Day

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    Back in the Day

    Some bittersweet memories in this great shot of Ruggers at a 7s tourney. Not necessarily in order are: Tim Tubridy, Kevin Griffith, Rick Sternberg, Pete Brady, Joe Moore, Tommy Greaney (R.I.P.), Timmy Stackpole (R.I.P.), Pat Savage, Kevin Callaghan.

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