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So we’ve moved from The Booth at Beach Channel Drive and 114th Street but we haven’t moved very far.  The Rockaway Times has a new office, just across the parking lot, next to Gliders Gym. We’ve taken over the spot that used to be home to the A-Team Paddleboard Company. Our new digs are so big we can now sit down.  It was tight in The Booth.  Only kidding, The Booth was fine, and yes, it has a bathroom.  We’ve got to say that because plenty of people have asked!

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Speaking of The Booth, there’s been lots of interest in renting it especially after we put a picture in the paper last week – it pays to advertise in The Rockaway Times!  Anyway, it’s still available from what we hear.  Call 932-432-7680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’ve got a good idea for a great location.

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This Sunday is the Super Bowl, of course. We paused as we wrote Super Bowl because we weren’t certain we could use it without getting sued by the National Football League.  Each year the NFL goes after advertisers who use the term Super Bowl in their ads. You can’t have a “Super Bowl special” or even a “Super Sunday” anything. You can’t mention NFL or even the teams that are playing. If you’re an advertiser you’ve got to use things like “The Big Game” to tell customers you’re offering something this Sunday.  

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Now it's really full steam ahead on the new medical center coming to the old Key Food spot on Beach 105 and RBB.  The project, in which Dr. Mark Gelwan is very active, has gotten full green lights from the Department of Buildings and all permits have been issued. The old building has been demolished and actual building construction will begin. 

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You might have just gotten your Notice of Property Value in the mail from the City. If you think your taxes are too high and want to challenge the number, the staff in NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich's is hosting a Town Hall meeting on February 28 with staff from the Tax Commission to explain the process for appealing the city's determination of your tax rate. If you have questions, call their Rockaway office at (718) 318-6411.

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You may see some posters for a locally shot documentary on your next bus or subway commute. Saving Jamaica Bay, the documentary produced by Dan Hendrick and narrated by Susan Sarandon, is getting the small screen treatment. The film tells the story of Jamaica Bay and the fight to restore it after Hurricane Sandy. The film will make its television debut on WNET/ Channel 13, on Saturday, February 18 at 1 p.m.

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Congratulations to Rockaway’s local physician, Dr. G. Calleja. He co-authored a college textbook Rockaway's very own local physician, Dr. G. Calleja deserves our congratulations for co-authoring a college text book, Galvez and Spain in the American Revolution. The book is now available online at Amazon.co.uk, with Spanish and English versions, and it will soon be available in the U.S.

 

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