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We’re increasing The Rockaway Times circulation and looking to expand our door-to-door delivery. And we can use your help. We don’t want to be considered junk mail so please request delivery. There’s a form on this page. See below. You can mail that in. Or you might be getting a postcard on your door soon, too – please send it in. We’ve even included postage. Please fill it out and mail it back. You’ve all done such a remarkable job helping The Rockaway Times grow. Big thanks!

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Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder wants St. Patrick’s Day declared a holiday.   Well, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, everyone else has a holiday. How about one for the Irish? You know, the ones who built New York!

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The Mayor may have been booed like nobody’s business but we send him a belated cheer for the message he delivered at the end of the parade. AND WE QUOTE: “This is the most important point, this is not temporary ferry service. This is permanent ferry service starting next spring, 2017.”

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The Mayor said “spring” though at a recent meeting, according to a report on DNAInfo, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said “We will be ready to launch the service in June of 2017.” I guess right up until June it’s technically spring.

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The Rockaway motto should be: 2017 is our year. We’ve got a ferry coming. The boardwalk will be brand new from one end to the other; the Harbor Light will be open again; a new medical center at the old Key Food will offer top flight medical care; and we’ll be that much closer to having a new hotel at Beach 109th. 2016 is Rockaway’s Christmas eve.

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Congratulations to filmmaker Tom Brookins who recently had his film, Fire And Water, accepted into the Newport Beach Film Festival. We got to see some rough cuts as he was putting the film together and we are…what’s the expression?....we are STOKED to see the finished product on the big screen. The film’s got surfers, firefighters, and old clips from Hawaii and Rockaway that you won’t believe.

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Don Antonio Carbone is such a Facebook fan of ours we have to give him a shout out. Don shares and likes our stuff so often we gotta give him a thumbs up here.

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Speaking of Facebook. Katie McFadden snapped a video of the O’Malley Irish dancers at the Rockaway St. Patrick’s Parade and posted it on Facebook. Since posting it on Saturday, the video has reached more than 78,000 people! The post got more than 1500 likes! The 30 second video was great because the dancers were great ! Bravo O’Malley dancers!

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Before we know it, it’ll be summer. Again, we’ll be producing a Summer /Community Guide. If you’re an advertiser, you’ll want to be in this publication that proved to be a real keeper last year. Call us at 718-634-3030 or shoot us an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We’re a little slow catching up on TV shows so we just came across Bar Rescue’s Back To The Bar episode which aired in December. The Tubridy brothers of the Bungalow Bar made another appearance on the popular show in which host John Taffer attempts to save struggling bars. Taffer assisted the Tubridys as they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. In the December episode the Tubridys were asked to check in on how another bar was doing. Lots of laughs as usual and we were surprised by the appearance of DJ Teddy who went along for the trip. Check it out on reruns on Spike TV.

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Patients (and their parents!) of Dr. Monique Hanono of Island Pediatrics were saddened to hear the much-loved doctor will be leaving. She’ll be missed for sure.

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