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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
The Rockaway Times
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Hey, there’s another Post
Office option.This one’s in Broad
Channel at the All American
Channel Market at 925 Cross
Bay Blvd. Get stamps, send your
packages and pick up somemilk!
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The Rockaway Beach Civic
Association has a new president
after a vote at the Knights of
Columbus last week. Activist and
columnist John Cori can now
add President to his resume as
he takes the reins from long time
president Dolores Orr. Dolores
is still the Chair of Community
Board 14.
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PS114andmany inBelleHarbor
are reeling from the news of the
death of David Greenspan, a
Special Education teacher and
son of school secretary Sherry
Greenspan. He was just 37. The
Funeral was set forThursday, April
14 atWest EndTemple at 11 a.m.
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That springtime classic is back
on the calendar. The Taste of
Rockaway – Rockaway Beach’s
marathonoffunisset forSaturday,
May 7.
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The 13th Annual St Francis de
Sales Golf Outing is Friday, May
13. The fun event helps support
the school. Jamie Agoglia is
urging you to get a foursome and
reserve space as soon as possible.
Contact Jamie at 516-316-0807 or
by email Agoglia123@aol.com
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Rockaway has a big presence in
Puerto Rico and was more than
represented in a St. Patrick’s Day
Parade in Rincon last month.
Well, now Puerto Rico is getting
a Rockaway treasure. UMA’s, the
spectacular central Asian eatery
on Rockaway Beach Boulevard is
setting up a place on the beach in
Puerto Rico. Stay tuned for more
details.
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The City Council is expected to
approve the Mayor’s affordable
housing proposals. A report in
Crain’s New York says Rockaway
won’t be getting any new nursing
homes as a result of the new
plans. Rockaway ranks Number
One in the city with the most
nursing home beds and because
there is already a ‘significant
concentration’
Rockaway
is
exempt from proposals that
encourage developers to build
such facilities.
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Kathy Louis has an interesting
report on the state-mandated
tests for students. Her story is on
Page 8 and she’ll have follow-up
articles in the coming weeks.
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Parents are not required but
are welcome. Natural Highs:
Supporting Teens in Making
Healthy Choices is a presentation
being held at St. Francis de Sales
gym onWednesday, April 20th (6
p.m. – 7th and 8th graders) and
7:15 pm (high school students).
It’s a combination of stand-up
comedy, demonstrations, and
inspirational stories. It’s free of
charge. For more info, email:
Office@TheGraybeards.com
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Mute swans and other birds
are subject to “elimination” by the
governmentagenciesinaneffortto
ensure air safety from nearby JFK.
Plenty of people object to this and
have signed online petitions. Go
to change.org and search “mute
swans”andyou’ll findpetitions set
up tofight this practice.
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Claudettes will have a summer
spot at the Riis Park this summer
and so will Whitney Aycock of
Whit’s End. Great to see the Riis
folks have learned that you don’t
need all Brooklyn vendors to
attract great crowds looking for
good food.
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Deputy
Inspector
Craig
Adelman of the 100th Precinct is
moving on to the School Safety
armoftheNYPD.Hestayedlonger
than a lot of past commanders
at the 100th. We now welcome
Captain Janice Holmes who will
be the first woman to take the
post. Good luck, to Captains past
and present.
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Pretty
neat,
huh?
Katie
McFadden wrote a beautiful
tribute to her dad in The
Rockaway Times Father’s Day
issue last June. The New York
Press Association honored her
with an award at their annual
Better Newspaper Contest.
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A little birdie told us that the
Rockaway Brewing Company
will have some kind of pop-
up presence on the yet-to-be
developed lot at Arverne By The
Sea just off the ocean.
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