2007-11-16 / Community

Looking Backward

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20 Years Ago...

20 New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner Henry J. Stern and Queens Borough President Claire Shulman dedicated a playground at Cross Bay Boulevard and East Ninth Road, Broad Channel, on Thursday morning, November 12, and named it "Gene Gray Park," for Eugene Gray, a former Broad Channel resident who devoted much of his time to help neighborhood youngsters.

Green Bus Lines Inc., Jamaica Buses Inc., Triboro Coach Corp. and Command Bus Co. are among companies that will be allocated 299 new buses by December 1988, New York City's Department of Transportation revealed this week.

Mitchell-Lama regulations and the latest status of these regulations as they relate to housing in the Rockaways will be discussed on Thursday, November 19, at 2 p.m. in the Peninsula Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach.

Kellie Marie Ware of Wavecrest in Far Rockaway and Cheri Jackson of Arverne are vying for the Miss New York

20 USA crown this weekend at the Stevensville Country Club, Swan Lake, NY.

Members of the Hammel Houses Community Center's tenant patrol and tenant association are asking for contributions of money, candy, or store goods to help make celebrations for Thanksgiving and Christmas, which can help keep Hammel youth out of mischief.

Candidates for the area policy board in the Community Board 14 area will discuss their views and functions of the area policy board, at a Good Government Independent Democratic Club meeting on Tuesday, November 24, on the second floor at 260 Beach 116 Street, Rockaway Park.

Thirty-six students were awarded attendance improvement certificates at Benjamin N. Cardozo Junior High School 198 of Arverne on October 30 and then invited to an after-school party. Years Ago... 30 Amonth has passed by since the building at 195 Beach 115 Street was reported open. As of now it is still open. With the cold weather setting in, the possibility of fires in the building is greatly increased.

Lawrence Genovese, a Howard Beach homeowner, reportedly has sued the sponsors of the Concorde supersonic transport for millions in a class action suit. Noting that his home is directly

30 under the flight path, he stands to lose both in property value and in health with SST flights.

Beach Channel Post 6191 Veterans of Foreign Wars honored America's veterans on Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m. (the hour of the armistice in World War I) by placing a wreath at the Doughboy Monument at Beach 94 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

The new bus terminal in Far Rockaway makes one wonder. Why was a parking lot torn up, a bus turn-around added and the parking lot rebuilt? 40 Years Ago...

40 Those snow flurries last week served as a reminder that cold weather is coming upon us fast and nothing has been done about the long-sought skating rink at Jacob Riis Park.

The installation of new telephone cables in Beach 116 Street, which has been going on for the past two weeks, is an interesting bit of submarine construction which has been fascinating the sidewalk inspectors.

The outside walls are now about completed at the Dayton shopping center, which extends along the Boulevard from Beach 84 Street to Beach 90 Street, making it the largest shopping center, in the neighborhood.

The Alley Cats are the newest singing group developed by Brother Frank Springman at St. John's Home. The group numbers up to 48 boys and will be heard locally several times between now and Christmas. May they be as successful as the Peanuts, Brother Frank's famous group of a decade ago. Years Ago... 50 Bernard L. (Buster) Patterson received the 1957 Citizenship Medal and plaque of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Sunday evening at the Freeway Inn. Hubert D. Murray, publisher of The Wave and the nursing staff at Rockaway Beach Hospital also were honored with plaques.

After receiving a tip by telephone, police of the 100 Precinct arrested an

50 unwed Bronx mother and two men at Beach 84 Street and Beach Channel Drive and charged them with arranging an unauthorized adoption for $1500.

James Joseph Corrigan Jr., 233 Beach 119 Street, was named by Queens Borough President James A. Lundy on Friday to be Deputy Superintendent of Highways.

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