1999-07-03 / Columnists

Beachcomber

So a police van reports to the scene of a car accident on Beach Channel drive. As the cops check paperwork, etc. one of the driver’s notices an expired inspection sticker---on the police van. It expired in April.

The Tubridy girls, known for athletic and academic prowess, turned into heroes last Thursday when they jumped into rough waters and saved a man off the jetty at Beach 88 street.

John and Susan Gaska are the proud parents of a baby girl, Blair Carole who came into this world at 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and 22 inches. John thanks all who’ve called.

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They used to just pull in boots. A fisherman got a surprise last week when he reeled in a gun as he was fishing off the seawall at Beach 126 street. He turned it over to the 100 Precinct.

 If you’re thinking of going down to the beach to watch or set off fireworks on the Fourth of July, remember, last year the cops put the kibosh on the show.

 The New York Times profiled Rockaway in its Sunday real estate section and by most accounts gave a fair and accurate depiction of the area. How unusual!

 There will be no garbage pick-up on Monday, July 5. If that’s your regular day put the trash out Monday night for a Tuesday pick-up. Other pick-ups will follow a normal schedule.

 It took 20 minutes for an ambulance to respond to a call at Beach 131 street on Saturday evening. Eventually an ambulance from Jamaica Hospital showed.

 Residents of Beach 130 street—and Beach 123 street for that matter---have asked the cops to keep an eye out for speeders. Thoughtless drivers treat these streets like the Indy 500.

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