1999-10-16 / Columnists


Census 2000 personnel will be collecting street names and addresses over the next few weeks. They will not be collecting any other information at this point.

Hopefully the price of Mets tickets will go down next season since the parking cost at Shea Stadium jumped from $6 to $14. If any other parking lot operator raised their prices so fast, the city would be hitting them hard with fines.

Adding to our list of street indentations not fixed—there is one between Beach 112 and Beach 113 streets along Rockaway Beach boulevard.

There was a 100 Precinct squad car seen parked in a handicapped spot in the municipal parking lot on Beach 116 street. We all know that the lot gets so busy that the officer couldn’t park two spots down.

Halloween is just around the corner and the Rockaway Beach Civic Association is sponsoring their annual parade and costume contest on Saturday, October 30 at 12 noon at the Doughboy Monument, Beach 94 street.

Fears about the spraying of malathion have heightened with locals complaining of increased asthma attacks.

Can spraying be the cause of the many dead crows being found along the beach? Maybe mosquitoes aren’t the only ones being affected.

Unity was exemplified as the Rockaway Park Association, Rockaway Action Committee and Belle Harbor Alliance co-sponsored Matt Bromme, interim acting superintendent, at a meeting on Wednesday. Can this be a step toward "working together"?

There are talks of restarting a volunteer ambulance group out of Peninsula Hospital Center. The organizers will be reaching out to the community over the next few months to share ideas and get suggestions.

Ferry service was the talk of the Rockaway Rotary meeting on Wednesday, October 13. George Cancro, director of the Office of Ferry Transportation, said the Port Authority is up for suggestions, including a stop at JFK for the ferry.








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