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    Phase 4A Boardwalk Work to Begin

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    The only remaining portion of the old Rockaway Beach Boardwalk is set to be demolished soon, most likely right after Thanksgiving, according to city and construction officials. Community members had the opportunity to discuss the newest round of boardwalk plans Monday night with officials from the New York City Parks Department, the Economic Development Corporation,…

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    Participatory Budgeting Process to Begin

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      Participatory Budgeting Project Requirements Projects should cost more than $35,000 but less than $1 million Multiple similar items, such as computers, can be bundled to reach the $35,000 minimum Items should last at least five years Funds cannot be used for salaries or programs Projects should be accessible to the community Funds can be…

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    CROM Fighters Win Big in Italy

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      It seems CROM travels well. Two fighters from CROM Martial Training won silver medals in the World Kickboxing Association’s 2014 Unified World Champions Tournament. Mark Anthony Marrero, 27, of Brooklyn and Craig Young, 31, of Rockaway first went to the USA championships in Virginia. There they qualified to fight on behalf of Team USA…

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    No Armed Bandit: Speed Camera Catches Thousands

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      Rockaway has a new toll or at least it seems that way. Thanks to the speed camera installed on Beach Channel Drive just across from the sewer treatment plant at approximately 106th Street, more than three thousand violations were issued to drivers in July and August. The Rockaway Times first submitted a Freedom of…

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    Rockaway Prepares to Give Thanks

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    Community Thanksgiving Meals Tuesday, Nov. 25 Waterside School for Leadership 190 Beach 110th Street 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 PS/MS 183 2-45 Beach 79th Street 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 Beach 41st Street Community Center 426 Beach 40th Street 10 a.m.   “We’re not going to cancel,” she said. “I’ll just…

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    Hope Floats for Rockaway Cancer Survivors

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    Hope floats, quite literally, for a group of Rockaway breast cancer survivors who have turned to an unusual sport to help them through recovery: dragon boat paddling. Canadian doctor Don McKenzie started a dragon boat team in the late 1990s, believing it would be beneficial for survivors to work on upper body strength in a…

Recent Columns

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    Ulrich Spearheads Help for Homeless Veterans in NYC

      Councilman Eric Ulrich announced that his office collected more than 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food donations for the City Council Veterans Food Drive Initiative in partnership with the Food Bank for New York City. The food items were donated by local residents, civic groups and school children. More than 1,000 pounds of canned goods,…

  • Briefs

    Vollie Firefighters Return Help

    The Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department is trying to repay a favor for some firefighters in Delaware. Tyler and Amber Bare, along with their two children, suffered a major fire in their home in Millville, Delaware on Nov. 18. The family lost everything. Michael Kahlau, a Rockaway firefighter, said that after Hurricane Sandy, the Bare’s…

  • News

    Phase 4A Boardwalk Work to Begin

    The only remaining portion of the old Rockaway Beach Boardwalk is set to be demolished soon, most likely right after Thanksgiving, according to city and construction officials. Community members had the opportunity to discuss the newest round of boardwalk plans Monday night with officials from the New York City Parks Department, the Economic Development Corporation,…

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    The High Tide

    The High Tide

    Rockaway Times t-shirts on somebody’s wish? We’re selling both long and short sleeve shirts. Contact Katie McFadden at KMcFadden@RockawayTimes.com or call 718-634-3030. Shirts can be picked up at the Rockaway Times office on Monday and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. ’til noon. There will be two free drop off dates (we’ll deliver). Arrange it with Katie….

  • Briefs

    Marine Parkway Bridge Stuck Open for Hours

    The Gil Hodges-Marine Parkway Bridge was stuck open for several hours on Monday after a power problem occurred, according to an MTA spokesperson. The bridge was lifted for a boat to pass through at about 11:30 a.m., but then would not close. MTA spokesperson Judie Glave said the problem was with a Con Ed feeder….

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    Participatory Budgeting Process to Begin

      Participatory Budgeting Project Requirements Projects should cost more than $35,000 but less than $1 million Multiple similar items, such as computers, can be bundled to reach the $35,000 minimum Items should last at least five years Funds cannot be used for salaries or programs Projects should be accessible to the community Funds can be…

  • Briefs

    Weiner Featured as a Character in Off-Broadway Show

    Former U.S. representative Anthony Weiner is among a cast of characters featured in the off-Broadway show, “Tail! Spin!” The comedy revisits high-profile political scandals and is written using the words of the disgraced politicians themselves. The show features Saturday Night Live alumna Rachel Dratch. The show is open until February 1. For more information, visit…

  • Civics Corner

    Civics Corner: The View from Belle Harbor

    In last week’s edition of Rockaway Times, John Cori wrote “I believe it will be in the peninsula ’s best interest to secede from the City of New York.” Like John, many Rockaway residents are not happy with the city’s response to our community after Hurricane Sandy. Many people in Rockaway are wondering just how…

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    Nonagenarians Celebrate

    Angie Corrigan turned 90 on November 15 and joined siblings Stefano Intrabartola and Mary Librizzi as the newest nonagenarian in the family. Talk about good genes! The family celebrated with a bowling party, Angie’s favorite pastime!

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    Peninsula Nursing Home Marks Grand Reopening

      Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center honored first responders during its celebration of its grand reopening after the building was renovated due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. The facility first opened in 1972 and received a $2.5 million renovation after it was taken over by Cassena Care. The first floor of the building was destroyed,…

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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