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Yes, it’s comical to think Bill de Blasio might run for president, (maybe Anthony Weiner will help him out again), but ya know, let’s not forget, George Pataki ran, too.

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Last chance to have a say on the newest Williams Pipeline proposal is Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. A hearing was held in Rockaway last week, with an overwhelming majority turning down the proposed 23-mile natural gas pipeline that would stretch from New Jersey to the waters off of Rockaway. Head to www.stopthewilliamspipeline.org to send a quick letter to the DEC.

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Big congrats to Charlie Marquardt of Belle Harbor, a longtime basketball coach at Molloy College. He’s turned out many great players (including his son who played pro ball overseas and for

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The next Community Board meeting is Tuesday, March 12 at Scholars’ Academy on Beach 104th Street. Reps from the Department of Homeless Services will be there. Attend if you can!

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Schools were closed on Monday reminding many readers they walked to school in a foot of snow, uphill, both ways.

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Probably not news, but it’s not every day Broad Channel gets a mention in Scientific American, a magazine that Albert Einstein once contributed to. In an article about how flood-prone

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Here’s the one question the City should address regarding the proposed homeless shelter on Beach 101st Street: where are the job opportunities for these 120 men? Rockaway already has close to the highest unemployment rate in Queens. Most neighborhoods resist the placement of homeless, but most neighborhoods don’t have the employment and poor transportation challenges as Rockaway. Follow-up question: if they can’t find work, what will they do?

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PSEG tells us that they’ll be out inspecting wooden poles for the next few weeks. Maybe it’s the Rockaway wind, but we know there are plenty of leaning towers throughout the peninsula. And here’s some utility pole trivia: PSEG maintains 350,000 such poles.

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Capital One Bank on Beach 116th Street is closing, as is the one on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway. Capital One has been turning some of their banks into banks with cafes in an effort to win over millennials. No such attempt will be made

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Happy Rockaway St. Patrick’s Parade Day!

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It does feel strange publishing the last day of February and then looking up and seeing the parade just two days later. Time flies. But hey, it’s also the unofficial start of spring—we’ll take it! As for the weather, the forecast seems Irish with morning showers and a high of 41 degrees, but the parade goes on rain or shine. Big round of applause for Michael Benn and the rest of the parade committee that makes this annual event great, no

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New York Magazine did a story on Charlie Howard, the owner of Call-A-Head, the porta-potty business based in Broad Channel. They’re the guys who are Number One in Picking Up Number Two. The pun-filled article says Charlie keeps coming up smelling like roses in the battle with competitors. You can find the article online, too, at NyMag.com

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The Parks Department has not yet selected a replacement for Portia Dyrenforth, the hard-working, popular Rockaway Beach Parks Administrator

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The brutal cold on Thursday forced us to hold off on some deliveries until Friday. The email version, however, went out as usual on Thursday morning. Please sign up at RockawayTimes.com (just click on Subscribe) or send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It’s free! And no-body gets frostbite!

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It’s not just Rockaway. Restaurants and bars are dead all over. According to Grubstreet.com, Dry January is a thing all over. One Queens bartender said, “Things are dead. Like

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