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We’re glad you’re paying attention!  The Facts You Probably Don’t Need column devised by the Highly Exalted Mystic Factologist Sean McVeigh had an item claiming measles had been “completely eradicated from The Americas.”  Well, the seventy (70) people who got them in 2016 would beg to differ – as did a couple of our faithful readers, including Dr. Peter Galvin.

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Speaking of doctors, Kevin Boyle was taken to task for calling Doctor Bellows on I Dream Of Jeannie an admiral in last week’s Boyleing Points about the insanity of supermarket shopping. The fact checkers chided him for calling the TV psychiatrist Admiral Bellows.  Don’t you know admirals are in the navy, not the air force? It was Colonel Bellows. (Boyle was too busy shopping and avoiding friends to have caught the error).

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City Councilman Eric Ulrich won’t be running for Mayor in 2017.  He had been mulling it over and was certainly keeping an eye on the investigation of the current administration by the US Attorney’s office.  Once the announcement came that the investigation was shutting down, Ulrich realized a campaign would be too much of an uphill battle against an incumbent democrat.  Now we’ll see what will happen with all the people who were eyeing Eric’s seat.

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Journalist and author Jimmy Breslin died this week.  He was a monumental figure on the New York scene for decades and his style was often copied but rarely matched.  He had ties to Rockaway through his friendships with the McGuires and others. Once in a while he’d write about Rockaway, its beaches, and surfing.  His son, Kevin now lives in Rockaway.

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Retired Police Officer John Stiles, formally of the 100th Precinct, has also passed away. Condolences to the Stiles and Schunk families on the loss of their beloved husband, father and grandfather.

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Check your spam folder.  We send out The Rockaway Times by email every Thursday morning.  More than 2,200 people get it – or should.  Sometimes the mail gets sent to spam or junk for some obscure reason.  If you’re looking for The Rockaway Times – you should have it no later than 9 a.m.  If not, check spam.  Go to RockawayTimes.com and click on Subscribe to get the whole paper delivered by email.

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Occasionally we post videos on Facebook – which is hard to do in a newspaper, (but will be in our email version soon!) and they get lots of attention.  We shared one originally posted by Lynn Byers showing local cops playing basketball with kids on Beach 91st Street.  It was a great scene.  Another video showed the old Tubridy bar building on Beach 109th getting demolished to make way for a new hotel (Spring 2019?).  Check out The Rockaway Times on Facebook so you can catch stuff that can’t quite make it in a newspaper, and if you haven’t already, give our page a “Like!” We just hit 10,000 followers! We're truly grateful for all of you!

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Note to Army Corps (and Chuck Schumer).  Almost four-and-a-half years since Sandy.  Jetties: none. Beach erosion: plenty.

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The Rockaway Times Photo Contest is underway and we're thrilled to report that more than 200 photos have been submitted.  Send your best Rockaway / Broad Channel pics to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You have until April 14 to submit.

 

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