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As we close out Irish month, Irish Central, a digital media company, provides a map of where those with Irish roots settle in the U.S. Boston is the most Irish city but, among smaller communities, Breezy Point is on top in the country, with 54.3 percent of citizens there claiming Irish heritage.

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The Harbor Light isn’t the only place having Department of Building challenges. The Rockaway Park Medical Arts Complex on Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard is still awaiting a DOB sign-off. It’s been a slog.

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Rockaway export. Seems like Brooklyn has a lot of everything but it doesn’t have the Fit Food Kitchen. The popular food truck, just a few steps away from The Rockaway Times office, offers all sorts of delicious and healthy foods. It’s so popular, people in Brooklyn are calling and putting in orders. You can stop by and order, call them at 718-564-4742 or find them on Instagram and Facebook.

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Solitude, an exhibit of photographs by Agron Jashari, will open on Sunday, March 31. There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Broad Channel.  This exhibit will be on display for two months. Jashari will be at the reception.

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Congrats to Fiona Mullen who has been selected as this year’s recipient of the John Moran Sportsmanship Award for the Brooklyn /Queens Girls Catholic High School Association. Fiona, a Belle Harbor resident, plays for the Mary Louis Academy JV basketball team. She was selected by the coaches of all the member schools for her exceptional ability and demeanor on the basketball court.

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The Rockaway Rotary’s Century Dinner is April 10 at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. It’s one of the two fundraisers the Rotary does. Tickets are $160 for a couple. Dinner, drinks and chance to win cash. Prizes of $6,000 will be given away. Attendance is not required for winners. Please call Jeannette Mullholland for tickets at 718-634-3600.

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Are you 50 years of age or older? Maybe want to try something new? The National Council on Aging in collaboration with Kingsborough Community College and Seaside Library is offering a 10-week program (at Seaside, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard), covering skills and tools needed to achieve improvements in managing health, remaining economically secure, and contributing actively in society. It starts April 25 and runs through June. Seats are limited. Call Susan Lavin at 718-368-5079.

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Joe Addabbo is partnering with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services to bring a hiring event to the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street) on Tuesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The Jewish Board will be looking to fill positions including:  Case Associate; Direct Support Professional; Case Worker; Office Manager; Social Work Supervisor; Assistant Director; Program Coordinator; and Case Assistant. Bring a resume!

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Weekly reminder: You can still submit a photo (you can even submit an old one) to The Rockaway Times Photo Contest. Categories: Beach Life, Animals/Pets, Rainbows/Lightning, Humor/Fun; and Rockaway parades. Send no more than two, per category, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Summer Guide is being planned. Got a business? You gotta be in the Guide! Contact us today at 718-634-3030.

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In last week’s article, recapping the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association meeting, we had mislabeled the captions of the renderings of P.S. 256. The brick design, matching P.S. 114, will be the official design.

 

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