2007-11-02 / Community

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago...

Rockaway business and civic leaders sighed with relief this week when senior officials of Chemical Bank told them the branch at 1912 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, will be kept open for at least another year (when the bank again will evaluate the economic worth of remaining), but followed up immediately with a plea to local businesses and residents to increase this bank's business.

All Rockaway Planning Council Inc. and Chamber of Commerce of the Borough of Queens lashed out this week at a Queens Citizen Organization proposal to build 3,200 low-cost town houses in the Arverne Urban Renewal Area.

Ridership on the "A" train line in Rockaway is up seven percent over a year ago (compared to 3.4 percent on the system as a whole), proving that Rockaway residents will respond positively to such stimuli as investment in capital programs and improved maintenance, rather than listening to how Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer has gathered a group of New York City legislators to complain about "the troubled, dirty and inefficient A train line."

Three Rockaway residents chased two alleged burglars three blocks Tuesday night, October 27, and held them for arrest.

CSB 27 held its Monthly Open Meeting at PS 104Q, in Far Rockaway, on October 22, at 8. Seven board members were present: Edmondson, Russo, Schwartz, Frary, Granirer, Moore and Sullivan. Tubridy and Maple were absent and excused.

Poly Prep Country Day School will have an open house on Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day) from 10 a.m. to noon, for prospective fifth-through-11- grade students and their parents. Reservations are unnecessary.

Paul A. Crotty, commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, will speak to the Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways during a luncheon meeting set for Monday, November 9.

Peninsula Branch of Queens Borough Public Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, will be the setting for a job interview workshop on Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m. Years Ago... 30 Far Rockaway residents are still looking for more police help. They want Beach 22 Street and Cornaga Avenue cleaned up.

Wednesday night, a t.v. newscaster stated that most of the people did not think the Concorde made much noise. An interview was shown with three

30 people. Two children said "no noise." One adult said "noisier than usual." Is this what they call objective reporting?

All that talk for nothing. It seems the state approved the rent increase at the Roy Reuther houses.

Isn't it about time a traffic light was installed on the corner of Beach 63 Street and Beach Channel Drive? Since the new street was created there have been numerous accidents. 40 Years Ago...

40 After all that has been said and written on the subject, it must be evident to everybody that local residents are opposed to the sale of any city property along the bayfront for private development.

The brilliant glow in the sky at Edgemere in the early hours last Saturday morning attracted many spectators to the oceanfront at Beach 29 Street where a five alarm fire raged.

When one piece of apparatus got stuck in the soft sand, bystanders jumped in to help the fireman push it out of trouble. Nobody thought of hollering "get a horse."

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fullum, organizers and directors of the Surfside Youth Council, have announced that the group is being disbanded because of lack of cooperation on the part of the management in making available a recreation room. Promises for such a room were made in May. Years Ago... 50 Assurance was given to a committee of local citizens on Tuesday in the office of the Slum Clearance Committee that the Title I project for Seaside is a certainty. The Hammel project, if it should be delayed, will not retard the progress at Seaside.

Carol Snyder was installed deputy of the circle at installation ceremonies held by Broad Channel Circle 1477, Companions of the Forest, Saturday

50 evening at the Democratic Club on Shad Creek Road, Broad Channel.

Inside the beautiful shell of the former Rockaway Beach National Bank building, owned by Republican Leader Sidney Hein, things had pretty much gone to pot, according to members of the Rockaway Republican Organization who, as lessees, are renovating the interior.

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