2003-02-15 / Columnists

Erin On The Rox

By Erin Baumann

The absence of Dorothy Taphouse’s column in the Wave was felt by a lot of us who lived in Roxbury. I know it was what I read immediately after I picked up the Wave. Dorothy Taphouse was a well-loved person in Roxbury and I hope I can do as good a job as she did all those years writing Dot on Roxbury.

If you have been brave enough to walk on the Bayside lately you’ve noticed the large barge operated by the Army Core of Engineers parked off Early Bird Beach. According to Jodi M. McDonald Project Manager Operations Division US Army Corps of Engineers The maintenance dredging of Rockaway Inlet, with placement of sand on the beaches at Roxbury and Breezy Point should be completed by the end of February. The beaches can and should be used this summer as normal, as the sand being dredged from the channel and placed on the beaches is sand that came off the Rockaway beach on the ocean side. Currents have brought that beach sand into the channel, causing the need to dredge.

The Roxbury Food Market is set to open within the next couple of weeks. From the outside you can see how different it looks. I think after this cold winter we are all looking forward to having a store in Roxbury.

Roxbury lost one of it’s best. Gene Hanretty passed away last weekend. He was an indelible part of Roxbury and I know he will be missed.

Take Care.


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