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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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The good folks at the local Allstate insurance office at 112-30 Beach Channel Drive are conducting a food drive. If you want to help the effort, please drop off non-perishables at their office during business hours. The food will help local residents.

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Khaleel Anderson, a Community Board 14 member and one of the first members of the Rockaway Youth Task Force, has declared his intention for the State Assembly seat that will open up once incumbent Michele Titus leaves. We know Khaleel will be far more active and community-engaged than the current office holder, if he’s successful. 

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Paul Charosh and Pete Galvin were among those who spotted an error in last week’s Rockaway Ol’ Times column about Wrongway Corrigan who took off for Los Angeles but “Twenty-eight days later, he landed in Dublin.”  As Dr. Galvin pointed out, it would have taken a lot of gas to fly for 28 days. He landed 28 HOURS later.  Mr. Charosh was a young boy living in Edgemere when Corrigan took off from Floyd Bennett Field.

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We mentioned him last week and next thing you know he’s in the news for being released from prison. Some new outlets are reporting that a former congressman and mayoral candidate is now at a half-way house after an early release from the federal pen. We’re hoping he stays out of the news. (See how we did our part just there?).

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Staying on politics, we just learned that three of our last four presidents were born within weeks of each other in the summer of 1946.

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Twitter is often poisonous and should come with health advisories, but there’s no denying there’s good stuff too, like this Million-dollar idea: A smoke detector that shuts off when you yell, “I’m just cooking!” We also liked one of the responses: “My mother needs this. So many times I’ve come to visit her and the smoke alarm is on the porch.”

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One of the questions we found posted on Twitter, “Mr. Mayor how does a warehouse get turned into a homeless shelter in six months but homeowners can’t go home six years later because they are still waiting for Build It Back?”

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You’ve got a great shot, don’t you? The Rockaway Times Annual Photo Contest has opened. Send entries (2 per limit per category) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The co-sponsors include the Jamaica Bay – Rockaway Parks Conservancy, the NYC Ferry, and The NYC Parks Department.  The top prize is $500 and finalists get their photos posted along the boardwalk.  The categories are: Parades (Poseidon and Rockaway St. Pat’s and other Rockaway parades); Humor/Fun; Rainbows/Lightning; Pets and Animals; and Beach Life (or that great Rockaway photo that you’re not sure what category it fits, but it should be on display or in the running for top prize).  The DEADLINE for submitting is Friday, April 12.

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The Broad Channel Civic Association is working to create an email list for residents who want to receive a newsletter with Broad Channel information (and other important news). If interested, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Reminder: Voting for Public Advocate is Tuesday, February 26.

 

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