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Solutions Not Shelters

Dear Editor:

Rockaway Solutions not Shelters is asking all of Rockaway to step up and please continue to donate money in order to pay our ongoing legal expenses. We must stop this shelter from opening on Beach 101st Street, and time is of the essence. According to a DHS representative speaking at a recent District 27 Community Education Council meeting, they are aiming at opening the shelter in September. We have retained lawyer Eric Palatnik P.C. to handle our legal case but additional funding is necessary to do this right. The fight has just started, there is no contract signed for this shelter, and now is the time to show your support. I want to thank all of the people in Rockaway and our local businesses that have donated thus far, but to those who haven’t yet, we need your help. You can donate through our GoFundMe account under Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters or send a check to 142 Beach 92nd Street, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 made out to Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters. We are a corporation and 501c4.

Rockaway Solutions

Not Shelters


Lasak Lacks

Dear Editor:

I agree with much of what Jessica O’Sullivan said in her letter urging support for Greg Lasak. If I hadn’t met Mr. Lasak at the 101st Precinct Community Council, I might have even voted for him.

But I did meet him at the Council meeting. Before the meeting, he didn’t want to answer any questions. And after the meeting, he ran away to another meeting (he said). I can’t vote for a person seeking elective office who won’t answer questions.

On the subject of candidates for District Attorney, I also can’t support Melinda Katz.  Ms. Katz has done some good things in her career, but she went along with Donovan Richards' plans to destroy Downtown Far Rockaway, and there is every reason to believe that she will also allow the Arker Company to build their new privately-owned Housing Authority project on the Peninsula Hospital site.

Eugene Falik


A Thanks

To the Editor,

The Friends of Memorial Circle would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the generosity of the Rockaway community in their response to the article written by Katie McFadden last week. It seems that some people in the community were not fully aware of the history of the Circle and the article shed a light on its beginnings and how the memorial has evolved.  We will continue to fulfill our promise to maintain the beauty and dignity of Memorial Circle and with continued community support, we can all look ahead with pride at our accomplishments. Thank you again Ms. McFadden for a great article.

Friends of Memorial Circle


(Editor’s Note: If you’d like to send donations, mail a check to Friends of Memorial Circle, P.O Box 940174, Rockaway Park Post Office, Rockaway Park, NY 11694)


Editor’s Note

(We received a letter in the mail regarding Lew Simon’s nomination for 100th Precinct Community Council, and accidentally misplaced it. To whomever wrote it, please consider re-sending so we can consider printing it next week. Our apologies! Oh, and we prefer email. Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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