1999-10-23 / Columnists


Petitions are circulating to have the Department of Sanitation place litter baskets at the south end of each street from Beach 116 street to Beach 126 street. This is in response to the Parks Department removing baskets off the boardwalk.

Local fishermen were thrilled with last weekend’s action. Bass and bluefish were being caught up to 35 inches throughout the peninsula.

We received a call from a person upset that last week’s blotter said "at" 433 Beach 72 street instead of "in front of." We don’t know why she was upset--we did not say "inside."

Seasons over for the Mets, but they have nothing to be ashamed about after being two out with three to go and still making a wildcard spot.

Some are saying that toy guns should be painted designated colors (ex. red, orange) so they won’t be mistaken for the real thing. What will stop the bad guys from painting the real guns the toy gun colors and fooling the police?

Why is it that when someone renews their auto registration by phone and uses a credit card there is a $5 surcharge and a $3 surcharge if you pay a ticket by phone using a credit card, but is it illegal for a merchant to add a surcharge if a customer pays for an item with a credit card over the phone?

Community activists Barbara Eisenstadt and Geoff Rawling will be honored at the 100 Precinct Community Council Oktoberfest breakfast, which is on Sunday, October 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Beach 90 street.

Promotion signs for the release of a CD infested poles along Seagirt boulevard. Posting these signs is illegal.

Employees of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital are calling for a federal investigation of financial management of profits after being informed that they would have no health benefits as of November 1, 1999 and direct deposit of paychecks will no longer be available.

Help your neighbors, and help yourself too. Multiviz Health Services is offering free flu shots for those who donate a coat, to be given to the Claddagh I.N.N. Offices are on Beach 54 street and Beach 20 street.







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