1999-11-13 / Columnists


It pays to shop around--even when comes to filling prescriptions. Sodium Bicarbonate was $7.50 at King's Pharmacy, $10 at CVS and $2 at Duane Reade.

Congrats to Jesse Plutzer, president of West End Temple's Men's Club. Known for its lectures and seminars, the Men's Club won first prize for programming by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Next time you read that they are offering a seminar, make it a point to stop by. Satisfaction's guaranteed!

Problems with your EZPass and concerns about construction on the Gil Hodges bridge will be addressed at the next meeting of the Rockaway Park Association, Thursday, November 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. A representative from the MTA will be present, as well as Councilman Al Stabile.

Don't forget to winterize your car. Cold weather is just around the corner, so service your car at one of the local shops.

Saturday afternoon, about 2 p.m., Beach 116 street was mobbed. Maybe locals are finally staying on the peninsula to shop. Keep it up!

More than 170 people attended the first fundraiser of the Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. Missing were all of Rockaway's elected officials, including Councilman Stabile, who is being honored.

Sources tell us that Episcopal Health Services will be declaring bankruptcy, which leaves us with the one question--What's going to happen to St. John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore?

At the behest of Community Board 14 the Department of Transportation eliminated the bus stop in front of the Seaside Library between Beach 116-117 streets, citing safety concerns. Residents and merchants are upset that no notice was given to the public.

Congressman Weiner presented a one million-dollar check to Gateway National Recreation Area on Thursday afternoon, November 11, for rehabilitation of Riis Park. Further details next week…

Don't forget your flu shots. Flu season starts mid-December and runs for about a month or two. It is highly recommended for the elderly and those who commonly get the flu.




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