2000-01-15 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Congrats to Sarah Sirota of Beach 128 street and Regina Marie Glick of Beach 126 street. Students at Midwood High School, these two young ladies join 11 fellow students as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. There are 300 semifinalist citywide competing for the final 40 and a first prize of $100,000. Best of luck to Rockaway's shining stars. You've made us proud!

If you haven't eaten at Kennedy's in Breezy Point, it’s a definite must! The addition of an atrium looking out onto the bay and the newly renovated dining room adds to the relaxing and congenial atmosphere. And the food is superb--especially the linguini with chicken and bacon in a cream sauce. Make Kennedy's your next dining experience.

Now that Loeb & Mayer is closing its doors, The Wave becomes the oldest business in Rockaway. We hope that in the future we see more businesses come out to Rockaway and less leaving.

Smoke detectors are still available, free of charge, at The Wave office. Stop by and get one…it could save your life.

Rockaway resident Max Daguizan will be participating in the U.S. Olympic Team boxoffs at Foxwoods Casino from February 24-26. Max is aiming to represent the U.S. at the Olympics in Sydney this summer.

The Strand Theatre on Central avenue, which was closed in 1967, is being renovated. The site will be home to a medical center. Would have been nice if it was another theatre, but we'll take an occupied building over a vacant building anytime.

Arverne's problems with Dubois Point might be over. Clean-up of debris will begin in a few weeks and a task force will look at ways to control the mosquito problem at the site.

After years of flooding on Beach 87 street there is finally a sewer project taking place. Hopefully that does the job and puts an end to the flooding.

Beach Channel High School is now the home of a courtroom, transported from a Queen's County courthouse. In February Beach Channel will begin offering courses through their new Law Institute.

Dividers between the two-sides of the freeway have been replaced by the Department of Transportation in locations where they were removed or bent. DOT responded within two weeks of The Wave notifying Councilman Noach Dear, chairman of the City Council Transportation Committee, about this problem.

 

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