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Mr. Sand Man… More than 100 children and parents participated in the fifth annual Sandcastle Contest on Tuesday, August 1 as part of the Night Out Against Crime festivities. "The sand sculptures were simply magnificent," said Barbara J. Morris, owner of West End Realty, who sponsors this event annually. Judges chose the sandcastle winners based on originality, workmanship and creativeness. […]

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Murder In Our Midst By Joan Ward George Little is known about the dead body of a young man found shot to death Wednesday morning at approximately 9 a.m. in Bayswater Michaelis Park at Beach Channel drive and Beach 32 street. Police could not confirm whether or not the incident took place in the park, or if the body might […]

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Police Impersonator Robs Neighbors By Joan Ward George Last Friday morning Jose Garcia, 33, of Central avenue, decided to impersonate a police officer and commit a wave of robberies right in his own neighborhood. Packing a .357 magnum hand gun, Garcia decided to knock on the doors of apartments at 20 Central avenue. He identified himself, according to police, as […]

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Soup Kitchen Needs Support Claddagh Fundraiser On August 17 Claddagh I.N.N., which has served hot meals and pantry food to the needy of Rockaway since 1987, will have a gala fundraiser/art show and auction on Thursday, August 17 in The Beach Club’s Ocean Room, 129 Beach 116 street. For more than 10 years the Claddagh has fed hungry families, seniors […]

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Town Hall Meeting This Sunday Town Hall Meeting This Sunday Public Advocate Mark Green and the Rockaway Citizen Action Team will host a town hall meeting on Sunday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting, which will also be attended by local elected officials, will be at On Our Way Learning Center, 264 Beach 19 street, Far Rockaway. There will […]

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Enjoy An Evening Of Short Plays Comedy And Romance At Post Theatre Rockaway Theatre Company’s "An Evening of Romance", an offering of skits, monologues, and one-acts about love, romance, relationships, and marriage, is being performed at the Post Theatre in Fort Tilden every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. until August 19, 2000. There will be a special Sunday matinee […]

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Margert Makes Homeownership A Reality On Saturday, July 22, Margert Community Corporation hosted its second annual Rockaway Homebuyer Fair at the Tessier Learning Center on Beach 37 street in Edgemere. "This fair marks the first community-wide event sponsored under our recently funded New York State DHCR Urban Homeownership Center grant," said Joseph Barden, executive director of Margert. "We are in […]

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Chase Names Local To VP Position Clark Assumes Global Responsibility The Chase Manhattan Bank, lead subsidiary of The Chase Manhattan Corporation (NYSE: CMB), announced this week that Michael K. Clark, a resident of Belle Harbor, has been named executive vice president and business executive for Capital Markets Fiduciary Services, the bank’s institutional trust division. Clark will report to Don Layton, […]

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RDRC Tackles The Tough Issues Economic Health Of The Rockaways By Tawana Blount Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), founded in 1978, has undergone a facelift in the past two years under the direction of Executive Director Curtis Archer. The look of RDRC has evolved from helping local businesses to helping individuals in the community. With its youth program and […]

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Seniors To Get Tax Break Weiner Helps Social Security Recipients Congressman Anthony D. Weiner recently voted to cut the taxes on seniors’ Social Security benefits, giving financial relief to millions of seniors who are already struggling with the rising costs of living. Beginning in 1993, millions of seniors saw 85 percent of their Social Security benefits taxed, a rise from […]