1999-08-14 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Yes that was really Tito Puente in Arverne last week. Tito, the mambo king, was visiting relatives in Arverne.

Don’t miss the sand castle building contest on the beach today (Saturday). All the fun will be at Beach 116 street at 1 p.m.

We keep hearing some Republicans are trying to sabotage the nomination of State Senator Al Waldon who was tabbed by Governor Pataki to become a judge. Waldon remains confident that he’ll get the post.

CVS is taking over Kings Pharmacy on the Dayton Shopping Center.

There will be a townhall regarding St. John’s hospital at the Beth-el Temple of God in Far Rockaway on Tuesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Sometimes you have to wait for an ambulance; sometimes an ambulance does the waiting. One unit, just a year and half old had to wait three weeks for a new water pump.

Reps from Keyspan say the site (the old LILCO site) on Beach Channel drive between Beach 108 and 112 street will be cleaned up but have no real development "for years."

With Rockaway’s sizable Irish population there should be quite a turnout for the memorial mass for John Kennedy jr. at St. Francis deSales on August 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Lifeguards saved a drowning man on Beach 86 street late Wednesday afternoon. A witness came into The Wave to praise the quick work of the lifeguards on duty.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a spiffy new office on Rockaway turnpike---though sometimes it seems like the same old DMV. They tell you your turn might be two hours or more (as a tow truck circles the place).

 

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