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We publish next week on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving.  Please move those deadlines up (send ads by Monday, Tuesday in the a.m.).  If you’ve got Black Friday or Happy Thanksgiving ads to run, get ‘em to us early!  

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A terrific documentary, “Jane” was screened at the old firehouse on Beach 59th Street.  It is an awe-inspiring tale of Jane Goodall, the woman famous for her studies of chimpanzees in the wilds of Africa. Although her story might be familiar, this documentary provides long lost footage from the early 60’s and gives fresh insight to her amazing story. Brett Morgen directed, and Debra Eisenstadt is one of the producers. Highly recommended.

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The venue for the film, the old firehouse, now

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Veteran’s Day is Saturday, November 11.  The Rockaway Times is grateful for the men and women who have served.

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Sunday, November 12 is the 16th anniversary of the crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor.  For those new to the area, this horrific tragedy occurred just two months and a day after 9/11 and resulted in the deaths of 260 people onboard and five on the ground. A memorial was constructed in memory of the victims on Beach 116th Street. A ceremony shortly after 9 a.m. is held

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Residents responded. Hundreds of petition signatures calling for coastal protection were dropped off at The Rockaway Times office. DON’T FORGET:  The rally to draw attention to this extremely important issue is this Saturday, October 28, 2 p.m. on Beach 129th Street.

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There are no current plans to sell the Stop & Shop store located at 112-15 Beach Channel Drive.  That’s the word from corporate headquarters after we made an inquiry about a Public Notice that came from the NYS

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Last week’s Boyleing Points column about Citizen Jetties – the idea that residents (and visitors) should start building jetties instead of waiting for the Army Corps of Engineers, got a lot of attention online with many people commenting that they’re ready to join the build.  (Some naysayers who said rocks would just wash away missed the point of getting needed media attention for the cause. And besides, even tiny rocks would last longer than a rally!). Just sayin’….we can see a network

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We urge you to vote on Tuesday, November 7. Even if you don’t like anybody! Voting totals get the attention of politicians. If Rockaway's voter turnout is high, it’ll get noticed. If it’s considered a place where people go to the polls, it’s less likely to be the dumping ground it’s traditionally been. Rockaway’s got no shortage of complainers – the gripes carry more weight if you vote.

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It’s that time of year again. We’re raffling off St. John’s University basketball tickets

In last week’s article about local politicians’ views on the constitutional convention, Councilman Eric Ulrich was the only one to show support for Con Con. After listening to his constituents, Ulrich has changed his stance and has chosen to no longer support the ballot question.

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This was a first. We sometimes get calls and emails if the paper isn’t delivered or the email version (sign up now!) goes out a little late but hand it to our beloved columnist, Pete Mahon, for a classic jump

Bigger boats on the way. After too many people were left at the dock too many times, Hornblower, the NYC Ferry operator, will bring three new boats into service next year which can each accommodate 350 passengers. The current fleet includes boats with 149-passenger capacity. (Some bigger boats were leased from Seastreak and other companies when the summer crowds swelled).

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100th Precinct Community Affairs is holding a Walk For Breast Cancer to raise awareness on Sunday, October 8 at 10

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