1999-11-06 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Last week's blotter mentioned an arrest "at" 249 Beach 118 street. It was actually "in front of" that address. The perp committed the crime on the corner of Beach 117 street, but was chased by police and stopped "in front of" the above location.

While supplies last, local firehouses, Community Board 14, and The Wave office are offering free fire detectors. So come on down and get them while they last.

High noon, November 1, the Gil Hodges bridge looked like the middle of summer. Cars were backed up the entire length of the bridge and past the cutoff of Breezy Point.

Locals are complaining that the 6:45 a.m. Q53 (Triboro Coach) never arrives or leaves on time. The driver pulls up at 6:50 and leaves at 6:53. Commuters of the Q53 have contacted Triboro Coach about the problem, but it still persists.

Phone pranks are back. Locals have received calls from a man claming he is from a police organization seeking money. Don't fall into the trap.

While on the topic of police, the local precincts did a good job on Halloween. They were highly visible, which reduced the amount of incidents.

Neponsit Health Care Center may have a second life. A judge ruled that Mayor Giuliani acted improperly when he closed the building a year ago. The future of the nursing home is now in the hands of the city council.

Ram's Horn Diner is under new management and people are praising the improvement of service and food. It would be great to have a quality diner again in Rockaway.

Interested in a job with the U.S. Census Bureau. A recruitment agent will offer applications and job information at the next meeting of the Good Government Democratic Club, 112-20 Beach Channel drive, on Thursday, November 11, 7:45 p.m.

Things are looking bright for the housing industry in Rockaway. Jonathan Miller of Rockaway Park Estates has purchased several vacant lots and plans to build more two family homes.

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