1999-09-18 / Columnists


After the summer season, the beaches definitely need a cleaning. Join the Rockaway Action Committee’s annual beach clean-up at Beach 116 street and the boardwalk today, Saturday, September 18, at 10 a.m. Volunteers are needed.

While we’re on the Rockaway Action Committee, The Wave wishes Harold Rochelle the best of luck as the new president. Janet Fash, the former president, was a true fighter for Rockaway.

We hear that the Rockaway Park Estates project is moving along well. Sixteen houses have been sold for $240,000 and four houses have been sold for $260,000.

Rockaway Rotary Club is seeking four non-Rotarians between the ages of 25 and 40 to be members of a group study team that is traveling to Brazil. Interviews are October 2, so get in touch with Barbara J. Morris at West End Realty or John J. Howley, Esq., at 204 Beach 116 street if interested.

Worse than typographical errors are "talk-a-graphical" errors. For instance, on TV we hear "My doctor she said," "The players they…" and others of that redundant type.

While on that subject, we saw a news story on Channel 7 and on the screen flashed the name of the equipment as a defibulator as opposed to a defibrillator.

Now that’s class! At 9 a.m. Monday the driver of a Derle Farms milk truck saw the street sweeper heading west on Rockaway Beach boulevard. He got into his truck and pulled the 18 wheeler into the middle of the boulevard so the sweeper could get to the curb. He then backed up half a block to the store.

According to Wave historian Emil Lucev, the original east boundary from Belle Harbor was from Jamaica Bay and 124 street south to Rockaway Beach boulevard two blocks to 126 street and south to the ocean. This was established by the Belle Harbor Improvement Company in 1902.

Why are elected officials treated like royalty at Community Board meetings? On Tuesday, one pol showed up very late and the presentation was interrupted so the pol’s arrival could be announced. Give us break!

Wednesday 9 a.m. a blue van traveling east under Freeway got as far as 97 street where it suddenly made a u-turn, heading west. The freeway remains a free-for-all.

A year ago, locals raised the issue of evacuation. Like how about a plan? Now that Hurricane Floyd is threatening all we’re hearing is that the city has a plan. When and how do they plan to tell us?

A Port Authority rep addressed the Community Board about the "initial findings" of a ferry feasibility study. The study used a 1990 census and did not include Breezy Point or Broad Channel. How serious is the Port Authority?


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