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Shhh… send in a photo of mom and we’ll put it in the paper next week for Mother’s Day. No charge. Send a nice pic to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Terence Tubridy, of Bungalow Bar and the Rockaway Beach Hotel, delivered a nice smack to the back of the head of the City Council last week: “I’m sorry, whoever is praising the City Council for its virtual meeting today, six weeks to put together, shame on you. While it’s the private and civil service workers holding this city together with a string. It took you six weeks to meet. To discuss what? Street closures? Shame.”  (Boom).

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Father Jim Cunningham of St. Francis de Sales was supposed to be honored at a big celebration on May 20 for the 25th Anniversary of his ordination but that has been postponed. His consolation prize is not bad. He earns a much-sought-after place in this week’s Word Search.

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Jules Verdone floated the idea of having good old-fashioned drive- in movies in Rockaway as a way of enjoying entertainment while maintaining social distancing norms. Maybe Sam Fleischner of the Rockaway Film Festival has something up his sleeve? The Riis Park parking lot would work. And there are some big vacant lots the City owns near Beach 80th Street and Beach Channel Drive.

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The Graybeards are running a food drive this Saturday, May 2. Some 4,000 blue bags have been distributed throughout Neponsit, Belle Harbor and Rockaway Park. Please have your donation put outside before 9 a.m. No donation is too small. Bravo to the ‘Beards for this effort.

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And speaking of food donations and options, Democratic District Leader Lew Simon tells us that there will now be a Grab & Go food site at P.S. 317/318 (Waterside School) at 190 Beach 110 Street. Food will be available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is open to anyone in need.

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Thank you for signing up for The Rockaway Times by email. We’re pretty excited about including video clips in a website that offers the weekly paper. If you opened your email this week, you know what we’re talking about. If you’re reading this the old-fashioned way, you can still go online and check out RockawayTimesTV.com. It’s a work in progress but ya gotta start somewhere!

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Speaking of The Rockaway Times print copy, people are still scooping them up at these locations: Breezy Point supermarket, Beach 129th (outside Belle Harbor Foods), Beach 116th Street (outside the subway entrance and in the lobby of Chase bank); Stop and Shop news rack outside; Beach 108th (outside Boardwalk Bagels); Queens County Bank lobby (Beach 105th and RBB); Beach 92nd Street (outside Elegante); Stop and Shop (Arverne); and at The Rockaway Times (outside Belle Rock Car service booth). And in Broad Channel outside the Channel Market.

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Mount Sinai/South Nassau Communities Hospital celebrated when Bianca Jimenez, of Rockaway Beach, just 19 years old, became the 60oth COVID-19 patient to be successfully treated and discharged from the hospital in Oceanside. Six hundred?  Wow.

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Real estate: Four lots and three buildings are being sold as a package on Beach 115th Street at the bargain basement price of $17.5 million.

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Rockaway is a muse. Two artists have released songs and music videos about Rockaway that are worth checking out. KAMAUU released a song called “Far Rockaway” and a video shot on an empty A Train. Rockaway’s Bobby J released a new video for “Where I’m From,” showing clips of the last time locals could gather—Rockaway St. Paddy’s Day. Check them out on YouTube.

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