2002-11-16 / Letters

Some Simple Observations

Some Simple Observations

Dear Editor;

I'd just like to share a few observations and info with my fellow Rockawayites.

1) As someone who is recuperating from a recent neck operation, I would be thrilled if someone could give my wife the least bumpy route through our area. We couldn't come up with a game plan where we finished RBB and than started work on Newport Ave. Why complain about progress!
  2) Is it a coincidence that Rat Poison signs have been posted along RBB and Bch 117th St. during the same time as all those elections posters are also on all the polls? I think not
  3) Can we set up a breakfast on any Sunday morning from 8a.m. to 9 a.m. and invite the politicians to speak as the SST flys overhead? Just an idea. (only kidding Anthony).

4) City workers have been working going on three years now without a salary increase because of tough times. Wait till you see the money show up now that we are vying for the Olympic Games.

5) I wish my buddy Kevin Boyle great success on his future best seller "Braving The Waves" Good Luck!

6) Changing the bus stop from in front of the library on Bch 117 St has been all well and good, but isn't it time the powers that be take care of the congestion caused when the bus stops now on Bch 115 St. to pick up passengers?

7) My friend, Joe Hartigan brought up a very good point, every time we pay a toll on the Marine Pkwy and the Cross Bay Bridges as well as any other TBTA bridge or tunnel, we are subsidizing the MTA with over 50 percent of our toll. So haven't we all more than paid our share for a subsidy for ferry service to and from the Rockaways.

While we are on this subject, How come you always see these brand new buses morning ,noon and night coming for the Staten Island commuters but all we get are those smog causing pieces of garbage from Green Line and Jamaica Bus Companies. Can we say campaign contributions!

8) Last, but certainly not least, the next time the committee from such organizations as The 100 Pct. Octoberfest Breakfast, The Chamber of Commerce, and The Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade meet to choose their honorees. How about choosing one of Rockaway's true heroes, Joseph Hartigan? You can't possibly know the amount of money, time, and effort Joe has put out over the past four years in his quest for a better Rockaway and improved transportation (ferry Service) to and from Rockaway. Joe approached myself and Janet Fash four years ago, we showed him the ropes and got him started and he continues day in and day out to be a true community leader. Oh what the heck Joe, who wants a lousy plaque anyway. Ellen would make you put it in the garage!

These are strictly observations and opinions, but what do I know anyway!

PALMER DOYLE



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