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Dear Editor:

I must disagree with Ilyassha Shivers that Rockaway has a serious problem with racism. The anti-Semitic graffiti at the Silver Gull Club and on the beach were most likely the work of a low-IQ teenage miscreant who thought it was funny. I do believe that we live in a post-racial era where, to paraphrase Dr. King, we judge a person not by the color of their skin but rather the content of their character. If I see a person walking with their pants around their knees and their underwear visible, that tells me a lot about their character, not to mention their educational achievement, or lack thereof. Their skin color is irrelevant. Sadly however, anti-Semitism is on the rise in this city and in areas with large Jewish populations. That needs to be addressed by parents and educators alike. People need to live together like intelligent adults, as most Rockawayites do.

Peter Galvin

 

Rockaway Rock & Roll

Dear Editor:

If you are one that drives a vehicle in Rockaway on Beach Channel Drive, 116th St. or Rockaway Beach Blvd., you have experienced the uneven, bumpy roads. It has gotten so bad that you feel like you are in a stagecoach. No doubt, my internal organs have been displaced. Why can't the DOT do these roads like Shorefront Parkway, which is fine.Also, the roadwork never seems to stop, as we are continually detoured and driving around cones. Has anyone, local politicians, Community Board, ever asked the DOT about these deplorable roads?

Bill Dickesheid

 

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