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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Maura Clarke, who attended St. Camillus and St. Francis de Sales elementary schools and graduated from Stella Maris High School, was a missionary throughout Central America. She and others were assassinated forty years ago in El Salvador, this December 2. Numerous Catholic publications have advocated for her to be elevated to sainthood.

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We expect more such notices in the coming weeks. Mount Sinai South Nassau has suspended Emergency Department visitation due to a rise in COVID-19 cases until further notice. Hospital ED staff will keep visitors/companions updated on the condition and status of their loved ones by phone. The only exceptions are for parents of pediatric patients and end of life. As

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Next Thursday is Thanksgiving. The Rockaway Times email edition will go out as usual on Thursday. Our door to door and news rack delivery will be on Friday. If you want The RT hot off the press, now would be a good time to sign up for our email. It’s the entire paper and easy to read. Send us an email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) telling us you’d like to be added and we’ll do the rest. Thanks!

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As we went to press, Mayor de Blasio announced public schools would close and go fully

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No rest for the weary. It’s Thursday, November 5. The mayoral election is now on the clock. Happy thought of the day: term limits.

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The huge voter turnout really underscores the value of early voting and mail-in ballots. Not everyone can get to the polls on a Tuesday in November. If you voted by Absentee Ballot, you can check online to track its status: go to nycabsentee.com/tracking/track-by-voter-info

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Well, we’re not sure how today is but according to a recent survey

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Summer lovin’? Under the boardwalk? Actor Elliot Gould was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning. He said he was “conceived” in Far Rockaway and grew up in Brooklyn. The late great comedian, George Carlin used to say he was conceived in Curley’s Hotel on Beach 116th Street but grew up in Manhattan.

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According to a listing on Century 21, the 101 Deli and building are for sale. The deli on 101st Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard has been an iconic mainstay for decades. The listing, for

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Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris.

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A heartfelt Veterans Day salute of thanks to the many people who’ve served to protect the freedoms of our great nation. November 11 marked the day we remember those who served. And November 12 is the day we remember those who lost their lives when Flight 587 crashed into Belle Harbor in 2001.

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Who knows, he might’ve been busy writing a book, but Governor Cuomo should’ve found time to fix the Board of

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Don’t forget to vote. Don’t forget your flu shot. Don’t forget to support our local restaurants trying to make a go of it at 25% capacity.

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The New York Times has a donor-by-zip-code tool which allows you to zoom in on every zip code in the country and find out how many people in each zip donated to the Trump or Biden campaigns. As we went to press, 898 people in Rockaway had donated to Biden; 617 to Trump. The peninsula zip code breakdown is as follows: In 11697, Trump tops Biden

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With the news that the MTA is desperate for a federal bailout and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli saying “unheard of” service cuts will happen, more people will be forced to drive cars. As it is, plenty of people are opting for cars even before service cuts because mass transit is an unappealing option in the age of Covid. Used cars are fetching higher prices than ever. Some are calling the additional wheels on the road, Carmegeddon.

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But fear not. Because we’re all

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