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    Woodmere Lanes: Bowling Alley Fulfills Need for Fun

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    Have some free time to spare? How does the idea of going bowling strike you? Whether you’re looking for some family fun, a place to take a date or to get competitive in a league, Woodmere Lanes bowling alley in Five Towns can satisfy all your bowling needs. After the excitement of summer dies down,…

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    Far Rock Fire

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      A two alarm fire broke out in a house at 2018 Mott Avenue on Wednesday. There were no reported injuries.

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    Rockaway School Wins City-Wide Contest

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    A Rockaway school will be putting $20,000 to good use after it won a city-wide contest sponsored by the MCU credit union. PS 43 won the grand prize, $10,000, from MCU for a three-minute video four students created about what they would do to “build a better school.” The students said they would purchase updated…

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    Exhibit Showcases Beauty of Jamaica Bay

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    Because it was so polluted, Jamaica Bay was once colloquially referred to as “Garbage Bay” – but a new local art exhibit aims to show how far the restoration of the Bay has come. “People are surprised by how beautiful it is,” Dan Hendricks, the curator of “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Wonders of Jamaica…

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    Rockaway Resident Aims to Find a Cure

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    For the eighth year, Kelly Kelley will walk 39 miles throughout New York City, her way of joining in the fight against breast cancer. The Rockaway resident first participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in 2007, just as she was battling the malignant disease herself. She had just finished up chemotherapy when her…

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    What’s Going On At Neponsit Facility? Tanks Removed From Grounds

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    Underground fuel tanks were removed from the old Neponsit Health Care Center last week. According to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), which manages the property, the tanks were removed according to EPA regulations. “The tanks were drained, cleaned and properly discarded,” an HHC spokesperson said on Tuesday. “There are no current…

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    Between the Bridges

    Between the Bridges

    The 2014 hurricane season has been somewhat unremarkable thus far with only seven named storms forming in the Atlantic (Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Eduoard, Fay and Gonzalo), all of which have thankfully tracked far from our coastal area here in Broad Channel. Recently there has been a lot of media coverage of the city’s Build…

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    Rockaway School Wins City-Wide Contest

    A Rockaway school will be putting $20,000 to good use after it won a city-wide contest sponsored by the MCU credit union. PS 43 won the grand prize, $10,000, from MCU for a three-minute video four students created about what they would do to “build a better school.” The students said they would purchase updated…

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    Petition Seeks Improvements to A, S Trains

    A petition, aimed at improving transit to and from the Rockaway peninsula, is circulating online.  One petition, directed toward Rep. Gregory Meeks, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo and State Rep. Phillip Goldfeder, is asking for improvements to the A train and the S shuttle. “Our Rockaway residents have to spend nearly 20 hours per week commuting…

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    Playground at P.S. 256 to Reopen to Students

    After Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder sent a letter to Dept. of Education (DOE) Chancellor Carmen Fariña requesting immediate repairs to a sinkhole that formed under the playground at P.S. 256, the NYC School Construction Authority has agreed to make temporary repairs to the site that will fill in the sinkhole and allow students to once again…

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    Exhibit Showcases Beauty of Jamaica Bay

    Because it was so polluted, Jamaica Bay was once colloquially referred to as “Garbage Bay” – but a new local art exhibit aims to show how far the restoration of the Bay has come. “People are surprised by how beautiful it is,” Dan Hendricks, the curator of “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Wonders of Jamaica…

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    Comedy Show Set To Benefit Homeowners

    The St. Bernard Project (SBP) will hold Stand Up for Rockaway, a comedy benefit show at The Bell House of Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, October 23. Funds raised will support SBP’s rebuilding efforts in Rockaway for homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Stand Up for Rockaway will raise funds for SBP to serve local residents…

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    Rockaway Resident Aims to Find a Cure

    For the eighth year, Kelly Kelley will walk 39 miles throughout New York City, her way of joining in the fight against breast cancer. The Rockaway resident first participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in 2007, just as she was battling the malignant disease herself. She had just finished up chemotherapy when her…

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    Ask the Doc

    Ask the Doc

    A number of readers have written in asking about when they should have routine screening tests. Each of us has an innate, unchangeable factor that helps to determine the answer to this – our genetic makeup, also known as our family history. For example, how many people in their twenties ever think about their own…

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    Back In The Day

    Charles Gavigan, Eamonn Gavigan, Devin Gavigan and Sean Meier were part of a parade by we have no idea what year.

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