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Voting reminder: The state primary election date is Thursday, September 13, 2018. For Democrats, Governor Cuomo is being challenged by Cynthia Nixon. On the State Senate side, Republicans, Slawek Platta and Thomas Sullivan, vie for the right to challenge Joe Addabbo in the November general election.

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Seasonal reminder: Hurricane season has started and ends November 30. Rockaway and Broad Channel are in Evacuation Zone 1.

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Councilman Eric Ulrich chaired the Veteran’s Committee and clearly has a soft spot for those who’ve served, but we can’t support his idea to rename PS 114 after John McCain, a national figure. Rockaway has been home to many local heroes and therefore many more suitable names might be considered.

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We don’t have the numbers but anecdotally people are saying Lime and Pace bikes have cut down the number of stolen bikes. Seems to make sense.

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We said April is the new March because winter wouldn’t end, so we’re hoping everything is pushed back now as well. Temperatures in the City will be over 80 every day in the 10-day forecast (and three days over 90 occurred the first week of September). Rockaway is a bit cooler, of course.  

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The 2019 Photo Contest will have the Poseidon Parade as a category, so get up to the boardwalk on Saturday, September 22. We might also have a “fun/funny”  category which means you might want to submit those Mardi Gras photos!

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Rock the Bald is September 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales. Rock the Bald, as if you didn’t know, is a “shave and fundraise” event supporting The St. Baldrick's Foundation. St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-powered charity that funds childhood cancer research grants. Go to Stbaldricks.org/events/BaldoftheBeach2018

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The next Community Board meeting is Monday, September 24 at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90th Street. The monthly meetings are usually held on Tuesdays, but 9/11 is a Tuesday as is the beginning of Yom Kippur, 9/18. 

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Kelley Brooke, owner of Community House, is also a golf teaching pro. After sitting out tournament play for years, she entered and was in contention in the recently held LPGA Teaching and Club Pro National Championship.  She finished an impressive eighth in the Senior Division.

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Arverne By The Sea has apartments for rent at its newest development, The Tides.  But it’s not just apartments. Cuisine By Claudette is opening a store there and Locals Surf School will have a storefront. And Vino By The Sea, a wine and liquor shop, looks ready to open.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a Coastal Storm Risk Report and announced a 45-day public comment period (ending October 22). Written comments may be submitted via mail or e-mail. Go to http://www.nan.usace.army.mil/ for more.

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Congrats to Commanding Officer of the 101st Precinct on his promotion. Vincent Tavalaro now goes by Deputy Inspector.

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Bishop Kearney High School is holding a special event to pay a special tribute to the memory of an NYPD detective killed in the line of duty. And it sounds like a lot of fun.  It’s a “throwback” event capturing those 70s and 80s dances when Kearney dances drew boys from Nazareth, Xaverian, and Bishop Ford High Schools. The date is Saturday, September 29 (7-10 p.m.). Go to www.BishopKearneyHS.org for tickets and more info.

 

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