1999-11-20 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Don't forget to stop by the Rockaway Music and Arts Council Fine Art Exhibit and Sale today, Saturday, November 20, 7-10 p.m., and Sunday, November 21, 12 noon to 5 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima. Proceeds benefits RMAC concerts and programs.

Beach Channel High School's football team, The Dolphins, gave it all they had during their PSAL playoff game. They lost 32-17 to DeWitt Clinton High School, but they played like real champs.

St. John's Episcopal Hospital filed Chapter 11 on Monday, November 15. The administration said they are not going bankrupt, but are financially reorganizing.

If last week's meeting of the Good Government Democratic Club wasn't evidence enough of locals in need of jobs, we don't know what is. More than 100 people attended Lew Simon's meeting, which had a rep from the U.S. Census offering jobs.

With all his work on behalf of Rockaway, Congressman Weiner is looking like a sure win for re-election next year. This week he brought HUD down to the Dayton-Seaside buildings to address the concerns of tenant safety and repair of the highrises.

Wave editor John McLoughlin was the keynote speaker at an honor roll ceremony at Beach Channel High School on Wednesday evening, November 17. A graduate of Beach Channel, McLoughlin spoke on believing as a means of achieving.

The Wave has been inundated with calls from locals upset over the removal of the bus stop in front of the Seaside Library and the Q M16 express bus in front of Greenpoint Bank. DOT and Community Board 14 should think things out next time before going ahead and making changes.

According to Democratic District Leader Lew Simon, the QM16 will return in front of Greenpoint Bank, but some people are working to have it moved to where the Q53 stop is located.

Meanwhile, in another part of Rockaway, a bus stop was asked to be moved approximately 25 feet east of its present location to allow more parking in the area for all merchants and their customers. Eleven years later the community is still waiting.

Employees of The Wave have been peeved by the music Wave Publisher Leon Locke plays while typing at his computer. Since CD ROM came along, The Wave office has never been the same.

Community Board 14 announced that 165 Beach 117 street will be demolished within the next ten days. This location has been an eyesore and danger to the residents of the block for some time.

Broad Channel Shamrock Pee Wees and Ponies are heading to the Nassau-Suffolk Football League playoffs. Both teams have talented players and have their eyes on the superbowl.

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