2000-03-04 / Columnists


Don't forget to vote. The presidential primary is on Tuesday, March 7 and polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be candidates for the Republican, Democratic and Green parties.

For those political junkies out there, the Queens Independence Party is still being run by Michael Niebauer and William Struhs. There was an attempted 'coup' by a faction, but it was unsuccessful. The Independence Party plans to run a candidate in the March 28 election for state senator (Waldon's vacated seat).

Residents living west of Beach 54 street may experience occasional interruption of electrical service while LIPA replaces existing electrical cables with new ones. The project will last about two weeks.

Maybe next time Congressman Weiner's office can plan a town hall meeting a little better. They had Senator Schumer down last Sunday, but the information was never made public until just two days before the event took place. The Wave was not informed until after we went to press and many residents were upset that they were not notified. Some couldn’t help but to say it was planned this way purposely…

It's that time of year again--the annual St. Patrick's Day parade is today, Saturday, March 4. The parade begins on Beach 129 street and Newport avenue at 1 p.m. Make sure you head to the streets and cheer on the parade honorees and marchers.

The city's motion for a temporary receiver to be appointed at the Dayton-Seaside buildings was denied by the federal courts. Now the owners are waiting for court approval of the $11 million loan for repairs of the three buildings. We'll keep you informed of any progress.

Malcolm Smith, a former aide to congressman Floyd Flake, was endorsed by the Queens Democratic, Republican and Conservative parties for state senate. Cynthia Jenkins will be running on the Community First line and Andrew Jenkins (no relation to Cynthia) will be running on the Liberal Party line. The special election will be March 28.

With the nice weather more people have been riding their bikes or taking walks on the boardwalk, but finding it increasingly annoying to constantly dodge dog poop. Out of respect for their neighbors, dog owners should at least clean-up after their pets do their business.

District 27 School Board members unanimously chose Matt Bromme to be the next superintendent on Monday, February 28. Bromme has been the acting superintendent since Brenda Isaacs retired over the summer. The chancellor now has 30-days to approve or deny the choice of the board, but most expect Bromme to be appointed without a problem.

Gil Hodges was passed up again for the Baseball Hall of Fame. We'll keep advocating his induction. Maybe next year!

Every area has something original to make it stand out. Rockaway could go with a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich. Think about it…Rockaway would be the only place you could get this delicious sandwich. Hey, maybe it'll even put us on the map! You never now…

Local schoolchildren will be honored for essays they wrote on the topic of brotherhood/sisterhood at an award ceremony of the Rockaway Catholic-Jewish Council on Sunday, March 5 at 10 a.m. The event is held at St. Francis de Sales.



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