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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 the gun. Pete called to wonder why the paper hadn’t come out, why he didn’t get his email. We had to gently break it to him that it was only Wednesday and that we’ve published on Thursdays for the last 173 weeks.

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Is there such a thing as regular garbage anymore?  You’ve got to recycle paper and plastic and glass and metal.  And now Brown Bins for organics – food scraps and more – are being delivered to homeowners. 

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Keep an eye out for Kids Corner, a new weekly feature.  We’ll have mazes, puzzles, find-the-differences in pictures. Stuff like that. It’ll be a good way for kids to be introduced to newspapers. And we know adults will have fun with them too!  See page 46.

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The New York Housing Authority is installing solar power at a number of developments, one of which is Carleton Manor at Beach 41st Street and Beach Channel Drive.

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Live in Far Rock and find getting to the ferry a hassle?  Well, there will be two new free shuttle stops starting Monday, October 23. It’s a pilot program that will run for three months. The two stops will be Mott Avenue, and Central Avenue and Seagirt Blvd. and Beach 20th Street.

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The Rockaway Park Post Office branch hasn’t had a custodian in more than a month – and it shows.  The lobby is a bit of a mess with loose paper, boxes, and other debris. Seems like a joint effort of customers (put litter in the basket!) and the manager might go a long way in keeping the place tidy.

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Dominique Cannelongo is moving on from managing the Riis Park Bazaar. His presence will be missed but he says he’s staying in Rockaway and will let us know his next move.  

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A movie company is looking to rent a Broad Channel home in December. The company is “searching for an interior home with a working fireplace.” They need the space for about a week. The company is fully insured and working with the Mayor’s Office of Film and Theater.  Call Sue Pazos at 646-262-0613 if you think you’ve got what they’re looking for and want to make a few bucks. The film, by the way, is called Escape At Dannemora. Hmm… so they break out of prison and end up in Broad Channel?? Sounds like a job for Marty Feeney.

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Phil Goldfeder — remember him? — has moved on from his position at Yeshiva University to join Cross River Bank but seems to be keeping other options open. Robby Schwach tweeted “Phil Goldfeder for Mayor” and the former Assemblyman tweeted back Not Yet But Maybe.

His remark caught the attention of someone in the Governor’s office who wrote: Easy now, Phil. Goldfeder then responded, “I didn’t say Governor!” 

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We hesitate to give hateful graffiti any coverage because it gives a wider audience to these shameful idiots. But a racial slur that was recently placed on a garbage can at Beach 67th Street was brought to our attention. We condemn all hate and would like to remind all that the good here far outweighs the ugly.

 

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