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Don’t forget to turn out for Memorial Day parades this weekend. The American Legion Daniel M. O’Connell Post #272 will hold its annual parade on Monday beginning after a 10:30 a.m. memorial mass at St. Francis de Sales on Beach 129th Street.  In Broad Channel, the parade begins at 1 p.m. from 17th Road Park. These parades are conducted to remember the people who died while serving the country in the armed forces. 

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Wild about animals? Jill Lauri of Healing With Animals is looking for volunteers to participate in Animal Rock 2017 on Sunday, July 30 at Beach 94th Street. This event will be “A Celebration of Our Relationship With Animals” and will feature speakers, demonstrations, adoptions, animal-friendly vendors, a memorial

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Summer parking rules have gone into effect. For those uptown, make sure to move your cars off the street before midnight on Friday, so that you do not get a ticket.

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It may have taken a while, but it’s finally starting to feel like summer. Nothing says summer like riding your bike to the concessions. They’ll be opening on May 19.

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Hey Esther, what’s the story?  Esther Konig, who lives in Belle Harbor, owns that strip of dilapidated empty stores near the beach on 116th

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The ferry is back! After being taken away in the fall of 2014, the ferry made its triumphant return on Monday, May 1, as part of a citywide ferry service, and it’s better than ever. It was smooth sailing on Monday as many took the inaugural ride, but there were a few hiccups on Monday evening when several commuters were left at the Pier 11 dock because the boat was at capacity. By Tuesday, ferry operators said they would have an additional boat if necessary. Have some feedback? Reach out

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The cause of the March 22 apartment fire at 102-00 Shore Front Parkway that destroyed everything the Wroblewski family owned, has been determined. According to the FDNY report, the cause was “careless discard of smoking materials on balcony,” meaning a cigarette or cigar was to blame. Monika Wroblewski says no one in her family smokes. The fire started outside on the balcony due to a cigarette or cigar dropped from another balcony, and the fire spread inside to the apartment. To those

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The St. Camillus schoolyard at Beach 100th and Shore Front Parkway is a great spot for various venues.  The Irish Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday (June 3-4).  And then on Friday, July 7 the FDNY boxing night is back.

 

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The Ferry Guy aka Joe Hartigan isn’t quite satisfied that the ferry is here. He wants to make sure it stays and even though the mayor declared it “permanent,” and we have it on tape, Joe wants to make sure ridership stays strong. He makes contacts with

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We just want to check you’re still doing the Word Search so sometimes we put in a couple of misspellings.  Helen Johnson caught us, as usual, and so did a couple of other readers.  Somehow Aries became Aires and Cruelest became Cruelist. 

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We had this in the paper last week but Rockawayans need reminders. If you are looking for something fun to do this Friday night, April 28th...then look no further than the 8th Annual Rockaway Chili Cook Off being run by the 100th Precinct

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The ferry is starting May 1, a good six weeks earlier than expected.  Although many advocates deserve some measure of credit for getting the service, no one,  was more of a driving force than Joe Hartigan, aka The Ferry Guy. He was pushing for ferry service years before the City implemented the ferry after Sandy.  Bravo to Joe!

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Jill Eisenstadt’s critically acclaimed From Rockaway is back in print and her next novel, Swell, also based in Rockaway, will be published soon - probably

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