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G'mar Chatima Tovah

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Restaurants starting next Thursday can offer indoor dining with 25% capacity. At least it’s an option on cold or rainy days. A number of places have taken us up on our deep discount to run ads. See some great choices starting on Page 23.

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Last reminder: fill out the census! Go to My2020census.gov. September 30 is the deadline. First reminder: get your flu shot.

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According to the European Center for Disease Control, Sweden has reported just 30 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, compared with 292 in Spain, 172 in France, 61 in the U.K. and 69 in Denmark, all of which imposed strict lockdowns early in the pandemic.

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The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg garnered great media coverage. She was raised in Brooklyn and attended James Madison High School but her first home was in Rockaway. Her parents brought the newborn home to their apartment in Belle Harbor and she lived here for the first two years of her life, according to a biography by Jane Sherron de Hart.

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Rockaway Hoops, the basketball podcast/video show, hosted by Charlie Marquadt and Ryan Woerner continues to thrive. The show is 10 weeks in or so and its audience continues to grow. The show usually has three guests and includes current and former players and coaches. Good stuff. And now they’re offering merch. Nice long-sleeved t-shirts are available. Check them out on Insta and Facebook. Good stuff!

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Our apologies to all the photographers sending in amazing photos to be included in our Local Color feature —we just haven’t been able to fit them all in. We hope you’ll keep them coming. We’ll do our best to fit them! Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Congrats to Maryellen Murray. We’re told she is starting Year 43 as a crossing guard at PS 114.

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The 100th Precinct has a new Commanding Officer, Captain Carlos Fabara. Captain Louron Hall will be leaving Rockaway to take over at the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood. Good luck to both!

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Poseidon’s Parade won’t happen this year, officially. What a bummer. But maybe there’s something unofficial? You never know. We hear there just might be some nautical types gathering around noon on Saturday at Beach 106th on the boardwalk for a stroll.

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Earlier this week the Mayor identified neighborhoods that are experiencing an uptick in coronavirus cases and they include: Borough Park, Williamsburg, Midwood, Flatbush, and Far Rockaway.

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Surfers have been enjoying some big waves for the past week or so thanks to various tropical storms and those same waves have wiped away beach up and down the peninsula. Good thing   some jetty rocks have actually arrived. We spotted a couple dozen at Beach 19th and Beach 24th just waiting to be dropped in the water.

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Alyssa Carter from P.S. 197Q in Far Rockaway took first place in an essay contest sponsored by HITN, an outfit dedicated to advance the educational, cultural and socio-economic aspirations of U.S Hispanics. Alyssa, a fourth grader, wrote about the importance of being counted in the 2020 Census in her winning essay titled “The Census.”

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There are some big vacant lots off the boardwalk at Beach 52nd Street. A couple of dumpsters sit there surrounded by hundreds (yes, hundreds) of filled trash bags. The Parks Department is aware and tell us they've asked DSNY for help. Let's hope so. It's a complete disgrace as is.

 

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