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CORNER HAZARD

Dear Editor:

It is hard enough to see oncoming vehicles when approaching Newport Avenue or the Boulevard from the side streets, especially east of Beach 129th Street., if vehicles, especially vans are parked near the corner. Recently, there has been a movie or TV shoot in the low Beach 120s area. The movie company has been parking its huge trucks on Newport and the Boulevard, making it IMPOSSIBLE to see oncoming traffic. One must inch out to practically the middle of the road to see oncoming vehicles. This is a sure recipe for an accident.

Why can't the City make these companies post a person to direct traffic at these intersections or park these trucks on the side streets? Where are our local representatives on this accident waiting to happen?

Dr. Peter Galvin

 

Inclusive

Dear Editor:

Sgt. Andy Rohman and Peter Mahon deplore “Merry Christmas” being replaced with Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and especially Happy Holidays (Rockaway Times, December 6, 2018). “Holidays" is an inclusive word, originally meaning holy days, but now open to all celebrations (and for periods free from work).  Shouldn’t we all embrace this word? Let’s wish each other Happy Holidays, whether holy, secular, and/or free from work. It would be a small victory. We have long lost the fight against the commercialism of the holidays.

Kitty Chen Dean

 

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