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Army Corps Pulls Plug On Dumping Of Toxins Congressman Anthony D. Weiner has noted that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided not to proceed with a proposal to dump dredged material in Jamaica Bay. After objection by community residents and intervention by the Congressman, the Army Corps of Engineers abandoned its plan to place dredged material taken from […]

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Is Rockaway Prepared? Facing Floyd’s Fury As Hurricane Floyd threatened the southeast of the country on Thursday, city officials said they were keeping a "close eye" on the storm and were prepared to implement a number of emergency plans. Although it looked like Rockaway was going to avoid the full force of the hurricane and be hit instead with drenching […]

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Forces Fight Fire Furiously More than 120 firefighters from 32 units responded to a two alarm ‘all-hands’ fire at 13-93 Beach Channel drive on Monday, September 13. Starting on the top floor of the house, the first engine responded at 4:27 p.m. and the fire was under control at 5:10 p.m. Four firefighters were sent to St. John’s and one […]

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St. Rose Prepares For Parish Mission As they prepare to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist and the Jubilee Year 2000, the parish family of Saint Rose of Lima invites all to their Annual Parish Mission. This year, the Mission will be presented by The Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal, and will begin on […]

Y2K Scams Alert For Seniors



Y2K Scams Alert For Seniors Recent statistics show that approximately half of all telemarketing fraud victims are 50 or older. As 1999 ends, there is growing concern that scam artists may take advantage of the Year 2000 computer hype by developing schemes offering overpriced or bogus fixes to remedy the problem, and specifically target seniors in the process. To arm […]

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BROAD CHANNEL NEWS: Historical Day To Be Celebrated Fifth Annual Broad Channel Historical Day will be held on Sunday, October 17 from noon to 5 p.m. The public is invited to learn about Broad Channel, often referred to as "the Venice of New York" because of the canals affording resident’s waterfront property. The event, sponsored by the Historical Committee of […]

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  Crew Visits ALPS At JHS 180 Speaking with ALPS’ parents are (left to right) Chancellor Crew, Patricia J. Tubridy, Terri Thomson (Queens central board member), and Principal Robert G. Spata.     ALPS, an Expeditionary Learning/Outward Bound, New Visions program at JHS 180, opened their school year with two very important visitors, Chancellor Rudy Crew and Queens central board […]

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Dear Demands Transit Plans Better Transportation For Rockaway Councilman Noach Dear, in a letter to Lawrence Reuter, president of the New York City Transit Authority, insisted on solving the pressing transportation issues of the Rockaways. Dear, chairman of the transportation committee, sent a letter after hearing pleas from residents at a Rockaway Beach Civic Association meeting regarding poor transportation and […]

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Johnson Named "Outstanding Teacher" ROBIN L. JOHNSON Parents Action Programs, Inc., of Far Rockaway, in conjunction with the P.S. 106 Parents’ Association, announced that Robin L. Johnson has been chosen to receive an "Outstanding Teacher Award." Johnson will receive this award at the second annual special ceremony of the Parents Action Program, Inc. on Friday, October 22 at the Thomasina […]

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Surf’s Up: Stern To Cut Ribbon At Mural Commissioner Henry Stern of the Parks Department will be hosting the ribbon cutting ceremony of artist Esther A. Grillo’s "Surf’s Up" mural project sponsored by the Rockaway Artists Alliance on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m. This mural features nine surfers riding the curling waves in one of Rockaway’s year round sports. […]