2003-12-19 / Columnists

Sprayview Sticks & Stones

Sprayview Sticks & Stones

Sprayview Sticks & Stones


Congregation Derech Emunah in May 2003. After fire it was demolished before thorough investigation could prove it was not torched beyond any suspicion of doubt.Congregation Derech Emunah in May 2003. After fire it was demolished before thorough investigation could prove it was not torched beyond any suspicion of doubt.

As continued from the previous column, the system including elected officials, bureaucrats would not dare to interfere significantly with the "city partnership with insiders" for publicly funded strip-mining of topsoil and living vegetation (land clearing under guises of mosquito control, lot cleaning and rat control) with tipping fees picked up by taxpayers too when processed construction and demoliation was illegally dumped. One oily area of piles had medical waste pieces and was removed.

Investigative agencies failing to take action in the system, includes the Justice Department, the NYS Attorney General’s Office, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Integrity Unity of the District Attorney, and both the city and Sanitation Departments Investigator General. There is a lot of heavy snoozing going on in our narrow peninsula among the investigators when our major roadways are so easy to monitor.

By the way, it almost seems that ‘like a sign was out there’ for dumping since just off the Marine Parkway Bridge there was about a five-foot high pile of the crud just off the road and it remained there during the dumping period. And yes, it’s weird (like a cult) but rather than dump massively, Dubos Point got a smattering or spillage type visitation about 100 feet down the trail (off DeCosta and well up from Sommerville Basin.)

What kind of mindset reminds that there might have been, if this surmise is correct, more dumping there in a public natural area park? Dr. Dubos was an early leader in calling for solutions for pollution problems (not shifting them to third world countries.) So there is irony in this "Kilroy was here" calling card.

And again, there were even some interesting returns of sifted topsoil off Beach 67 Street close to Congregation Derech Emunah (built in 1904 and demolished in 2003 after a mysterious fire.) It’s continuing (and preparing to rebuild) in a wagon provided by the builders of Arverne by the Sea generosity.

Since the actual altars This letter is directed to the brave young man who reported a fellow student for bringing a gun to school and was subsequently beaten for it.

I believe I speak for all Rockaway residents, especially parents of school age children, when I say that you truly are a hero. Young men like you are the leaders of tomorrow. Despite the adversity and overwhelming pressures from the negative forces that you face everyday just by simply attending school, you stood up for what was right. Your brave actions may have saved the lives of your fellow students. I am sorry that you had to endure the
wrath of thugs who were not raised with the same moral integrity as you.

Please don’t let it discourage you from continuing to be the shining example of a what a young man should be. There are lots of students out there who feel the same way you do but are afraid to stand up for fear of not fitting in. You are their hero. They are quietly admiring you right now and are harboring great respect for you. We all are. Never forget that. Your parents, your teachers, your neighbors, your friends and fellow students are
all extremely proud of you.  God bless you and keep your head up.
Joey Gardner Rockaway Park in the First and Second Temple in Jerusalem were of topsoil (important aspect of the Creation with prayers for a good harvest at the altars.) Hopefully current prayers will bring a harvest of support for this struggling local landmark in Arverne.


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