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We got a call from a reader complaining about the size of Dr. Galvin’s name in the "Ask the Doc," column. The caller said we’ve been shrinking his name and image every week and the reader has had to resort to using a magnifying glass. He asked why a couple of times.  He did not leave a name or number, so we’ll answer here. We try to keep the column to half a page. If the Doc gets uhm, wordy, we shrink the header, as it’s called. But a magnifying glass?  If the caller has trouble again this week, we suggest looking on Page 28 for Zwerling Ophthalmology.

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We got another call about a swarm of bees in the Beach 90s. We understand the Bee Unit of the NYPD swarmed in to take control. There was no further buzz about it.

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Pat Morgan died on Friday, July 5. Pat did a stint with us as a part-time reporter a few years back. He was chock-full of ideas and always appeared upbeat, despite ongoing health challenges, and he was always ready with a quip. Brooklyn-born and raised, he came to Rockaway 17 years ago and got right into the life here, becoming a band member of Solshyne, the popular musical group. It’s difficult to sum up his rich life but we know there’s a simple truth: Pat will be missed by many.

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Thanks for all the congratulations and well-wishes to us as we celebrated our fifth anniversary. You guys are the greatest.

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Next week is 4th of July. We'll deliver the paper on Friday, July 5 but our email version will be sent on Thursday, the 4th. If you want to sign up for email, send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Jianna and Jason Heuer, the folks behind the pop-up bookstore, Avoid The Day, are set on opening a permanent bookstore/bar in Rockaway. They’re hoping

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Happy Father’s Day! We’ve got dozens of dads featured in this week’s paper and if you’re wondering how they made the paper well, we asked last week and asked online, and readers responded. 

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The Rockaway Medical Arts Complex on Beach 105th Street got an OK from the Department of Health and some doctors are already (quietly) seeing patients. We say quietly because the official ribbon-cutting won’t happen until sometime in the summer. We’ll have more information soon.

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Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

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The Kevin Kearney Scholarship Rockapulco 5K will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. on the boardwalk starting at Beach 116th Street. Race day registration, number pick-up and post-race activities will be at Rockaway Gliders, 114-04 Beach Channel Drive. In Kevin's name, organizers provide families in need with financial help covering some of the cost of a Catholic education. Sign up for a good cause.

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And the Kevin Kearney Run is

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The Rockaway Times would like to thank readers and advertisers who have shown such great support for us these past five years. Our first-ever issue was June 26, 2014, proving time flies.

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And speaking of time, the Wise Clock at Riis looks great after being overhauled for the past six months or so. Think of it more as a piece of art than a clock, however. If you use it to tell time, you’ll be late or early or thoroughly confused. The clock has four faces and it’s not unusual to see

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Dear Old Dad deserves a little love, doesn’t he? Send in your favorite photo of your dad (or your kids’ dad) and we’ll get it in the June 13 issue.  Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Rockaway real estate: Prime Realty has listed 92-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard for sale. The property includes a number of well-known businesses. The asking price? $6 mil. It was last sold in 2016 for 3.75 million.

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Martin de Porres High School, which leased the old Stella Maris building on Beach

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