2000-02-05 / Columnists

Beachcomber

Seems like the City of New York has taken clear steps to remove the owners of the Dayton-Seaside buildings. The city filed papers in federal court to have a temporary receiver installed. Meanwhile, the owners announced plans to file bankruptcy and have a commitment of $11 million for the repair of all three buildings.

The Wave is looking for the January 25, 1940 graduation photo of PS 44. Anyone with this photo is asked to call and speak with Wave Historian Emil Lucev.

Pickles and Pies has really brightened up the corner of Beach 116 street. The grocery store/deli had a bright blue awning placed around its entire storefront last week and work continues on the interior. Good job guys. Things are looking spiffy!

It takes that special type of "sicko" to burn an animal! The burnt body of either a small dog or cat was discovered on the beach at Beach 125 street, with a can of lighter fluid lying next to it. We can only hope the poor thing was already dead before some cruel, deranged person went about this terrible act.

Community Board 14 will be meeting on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:45 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 301 Beach 92 street.

Opossums have been seen around the neighborhood, especially in garbage cans. Keep away--they could carry various diseases.

There will be normal garbage collection next week on Lincoln's Birthday, Saturday, February 12. All residents who have Saturday collection are to place their garbage out at curbside on Friday evening, February 11, as they normally do. Alternative-side street parking will be suspended on February 12.

Far Rockaway resident Rohnique Posey, who is trying to break into professional boxing, is fighting in a match on February 24 in Manhattan. We wish him the best of luck and hope to report good news after the fight.

Looks like we don't have to deal with this cold for too much longer. In Malverne, Long Island, the groundhog didn't see his shadow. Hopefully that means spring weather is a few weeks away.

Businesses have to remember to shovel and salt in front of their stores after it snows. Some places throughout the neighborhood waited too long, resulting in icing and dangerous conditions.

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