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L'Shana Tova.

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We think the 25% capacity cap for indoor dining is overly restrictive and see no reason to wait until September 30. We’re offering places that have indoor dining more than 25% off on some ads and hope this helps them get through this difficult stretch.

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An underrated casualty of the Covid crisis is the suspension of senior activities. Golden Age, Sea Breeze and other senior meetings were important social functions that lift the spirits of so many who need interaction. And unfortunately, it’s this same group that are most vulnerable to the virus. Reach out to a senior you know, just to say hello.

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So there’s this huge 81-acre parcel called Arverne East. Way back, in 2005, the City issued an RFP for

The Capital One building on Beach 116th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard has been sold for $1.7 million. The buyer is ACHS Management, a Manhattan-based development company with more than 100 properties in the metro area, many of them with a retail focus. The building site is zoned for commercial and residential.

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Absentee or mail-in voting ballots are available to request online at nycabsentee.com/. You are eligible to vote by mail for a number of reasons with concern about Covid-19

The Rockaway Times has moved. About 20 feet. We are now occupying the back office of the building at 114-04 Beach Channel Drive (the old Glider’s Gym and pre-Sandy, the old Dr. Rogoff’s dentist office). Geoff Rawling just finished a mural of our new logo, on the second floor of the front of the building. Just look up to see his great work.

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You can walk from Rockaway into Nassau County. That’s how close indoor restaurant options are. But you do have to leave the county of Queens. New

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Yay, to this. The 3 on 3 By The Sea Tournament in honor of Clare Droesch, the legendary basketball player and friend to many, will happen Friday, August 28. Last year’s event was a festival of fun and love and it’s great news indeed that the tournament is now a tradition that lives on. See Page 11 for more details.

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Congratulations to Theresa Racine for nabbing top prize in the Rockaway Times Photo Contest. Her photo swayed judges who loved the endless summer vibe. The Top 10

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Labor Day is Monday. Here’s to the countless contributions workers have made to the strength and well-being of our country. And here are a couple of Labor Day facts: Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 and it’s the third most popular day for a cookout. Can you guess the first two?

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Referring to our cover this week, as of right now, the last day for lifeguards is Monday, September 7, as was planned for the abbreviated season due to coronavirus. However, with school now starting

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Happy Birthday, Toots! Vincentia D'Amato Becker, better known as Toots, celebrated her 100th birthday on the beach, Tuesday, with family and friends. And a very Happy 90th Birthday to Gloria McDonald who celebrated with neighbors on Beach 134th Street.

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The Tenant Safe Harbor Act — which gives tenants protection from eviction if they haven’t been able to pay rent because of the coronavirus pandemic – has been extended through October 1. This protection does not apply to the

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So, there was some weather on Tuesday. A tornado warning caused the Staten Island Ferry service to be suspended. NYC Ferry service was suspended. Downed trees caused the MTA to stop service on the A line. The Verrazano Bridges was closed to all traffic. A kiddie pool in Rockaway Beach went airborne and got stuck in wires over the street. And as of press time, some residents, throughout Rockaway, were still without power.

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And as the storm caused havoc throughout Rockaway we were

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