Slush was better than two feet

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Slush was better than two feet. Yes, the forecasters were slightly off but that’s better than them being right. Sloppy weather reminds us: SIGN UP to get The Rockaway Times by email.  More than 2,200 people get the full paper each week by email!  Go to Rockawaytimes.com and click on SUBSCRIBE.  Piece of cake.

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The snow postponed Tuesday’s Community Board  14's meeting. It will instead be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:15 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90th Street. The agenda includes presentations on bridge cashless tolling, the Edgemere Urban Renewal project, Hurricane preparedness, New Visions Charter High School, SBS and more.

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While some local businesses have closed recently on Beach 116th, a sign of a new one to come appeared last week. Sakura, a Japanese restaurant, will open at 215 Beach 116th Street. Some of the other spaces in the building, which was split into three, are still up for rent. With O’Sake a few stores down, this will be the second Japanese restaurant on the block.

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Congratulations to Thai Rock for making the Michelin Guide of recommended restaurants for the second year in a row.

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The Bayhouse in Breezy is shooting for an April opening (hey, that’s soon!).  The Harbor Light in Belle Harbor is shooting for a summer opening.  Both places have been sorely missed since Sandy.

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Weekly reminder.  Our Photo Contest is in full swing.  Send your very best to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Republican candidates for mayor are starting to make the move towards a City Hall run. At a recent forum, four candidates: Darren Aquino, Michel Faulkner, Paul Massey and Eric Ulrich outlined their views.  Ulrich has not declared but will decide one way or the other soon. We guess each of these candidates holds out hope that Mayor de Blasio will be indicted for illegal fundraising or corruption. The same might be true of would-be Democrats. 

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The question is, does the firing of US Attorney Preet Bharara mean the investigation of the de Blasio administration is over?  Just a couple of weeks ago, the Mayor had been grilled about pay-to-play campaign activities by Bharara’s office. There is much uncertainty with a new US Attorney to be named.

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Preet delivered a nice zinger on Twitter, managing to take a dig at both President Trump and Governor Cuomo. He tweeted, “By the way, now I know what the Moreland Commission must have felt like.” Cuomo created the Moreland Commission to investigate public corruption, and then interfered with it, and then closed it down (making many wonder if he closed it down to protect himself).  Allegedly, Trump had promised Bharara that he’d keep his job soon after the November election.  Like Cuomo, Trump suddenly put a stop to that making many wonder if Preet was looking at the President.  Palace intrigue, palace intrigue.

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You may consider yourself to be a nice person, but according to a new study you’re probably not as nice as you think. Psychologists from Goldsmiths, University of London have discovered that 98 percent of people think they’re part of the nicest 50 percent of the population.  Hmmm... And we think 98 percent of our readers are nice!

 

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