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Happy Easter. Happy Passover.

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In our We Get Email section last week, a letter from Allen Rosen had a wrong link to the online petition he’s promoting regarding transit. The petition Oppose the MTA's Plan to Eliminate Bus Stops, can be found at www.change.org/p/mta-oppose-the-mta-s-plan-to-eliminate-bus-stops. And while we’re cleaning up, credit for last week’s front-page photo of the city bus should have been given to Jean O’Connell.

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If you own a business or run a non-profit, you want in. You want to reach people from one end of the peninsula to the other; you want people coming off the ferry to know about you. You want in The Rockaway Times Summer & Community Guide, the easy to handle, magazine that’s free and distributed from Memorial Day through the 4th of July. It will be available online as well. If you want in give us a call 718-634-3030, or contact us through Facebook, Instagram or email.

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Nice job by Adam (Mugsy) Funtleyder who hosted the Pickleball for Pop event at Alley Pond Tennis Center. It raised more than $5k for the Alzheimer's Association. The event was in honor of Adam's dad, Elliot, a longtime resident of the Rockaways who passed away from Alzheimer's in February.

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The Heart Of Rockaway (THOR) civic is hosting a Zoom meeting with The Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday April 28 starting at 7 p.m. The subject: mid Rockaway and Jamaica Bay resiliency. For dial in and meeting info, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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It’s tick, tick, tick for the click, click, click. The deadline for The Rockaway Times Photo Contest is tomorrow, Friday April 15 at noon. We receive too many photos to consider those who don’t follow the rules (4 photos limit) and miss the deadline. Or send to the wrong email. If you haven’t sent your great photo to us and want in, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This great event is sponsored by NYC Parks, NYC Ferry, and JBRPC (Jamaica Bay – Rockaway Parks Conservancy). 

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Pizza, pizza and more pizza. Ciro’s on Beach 116th is now open with a brand-new interior and still serving great food. And further west a bit, Breezy Point will be getting a new pizzeria in the shopping center. And here’s a tasty tidbit: Mike Fiore of the awesome Meatup Grill on Beach 116th Street is involved.

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Commercial real estate: According to Loopnet.com, Connolly’s is still for sale, still asking $6mil. One of the large buildings owned by Madelaine Chocolate is listed at $7.5 mil and a corner retail spot at 18-17 Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel has a price tag of $2.588 mil. Baxter’s Hotel on Beach 116 is listed for $2.9 mil and the 101 Deli for $2.2 mil.

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Multiple businesses along Beach Channel Drive from Beach 112 to Beach 115 have been broken into late at night recently. Police encourage businesses and residents to install cameras and upgrade lighting.

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It’s week three of the Big Dan Tubridy tale. Katie McFadden had a lot to cover when tackling this bigger than life story. See Page 16. Dan and 54 or 55 (we lost count) family members will be reading this installment in Ireland. Dan and wife Pat are bringing the kids, the wives, the 18 grandchildren to Ireland for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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