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Thanksgiving week heads up:  Don’t fret if you don’t see or receive The Rockaway Times next Thursday. It’s Thanksgiving and we will be delivering the paper on Friday aka Black Friday.  The email version will be delivered on Thursday. If you can’t wait until Friday, now would be a good time to sign up for our Rockaway Times edition by email. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling us you want the RT by email and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Advertiser heads up. Please get your ad to us by TUESDAY, 5 p.m.

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There was a blackout last Saturday night in Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor and Neponsit. PSEG tells us an underground cable failed and an electrical fire flared up at Beach 110th and RBB.  Some 2,500 residents were affected. Some for just 12 minutes; others for three hours. But it didn’t stop the fun. We heard several reports of patrons enjoying themselves even more at bars and restaurants.

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The next Belle Harbor Property Owners Association meeting is 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20 at PS 114. There will be updates from the 100th Precinct, comments from elected officials, an update from the Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Daniel Falt and information on the new school going up in Belle Harbor.

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Sad so long to an institution. The Brooklyn Hurricanes Football organization is shutting down operations after more than 50 years. In recent years, many Rockaway kids (and coaches) were part of The Hurricanes, which taught kids ages 7 through 13, the fundamentals of football. The sport is attracting fewer and fewer kids these days as parents are understandably reluctant to have their kids play a sport that comes with such risk. Many friendships were forged through The Hurricanes; many lessons learned.

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A New York City Councilman plans to introduce a bill that would abolish the Public Advocate job to save the City some money. We hope it gets unanimous approval. The Public Advocate is merely a stepping stone to higher office. Anybody remember what Bill de Blasio did as Public Advocate? Tish James holds the position until she becomes New York State’s Attorney General in January. James didn’t even advocate for the public for better subway service. That would have upset Governor Cuomo and she wanted his backing in the AG race. Ugh. Get rid of the Pubic Advocate!

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Temple Beth-El is inviting members and non-members to a Friday night Shabbat Dinner on Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m. They are welcoming members and friends to participate in dinner, song and conversation, and join special visiting guest, Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz. Reservations are required by November 21 and there is a nominal cost of $9 per adult and $18 per family with children. Dinner will be held in the Temple Ballroom, 201 Beach 121st Street. Please call the Temple Beth-El office at 718-634-8100 to make your reservations.

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The news that Amazon has chosen Queens (Long Island City) as its new home might fall into the category of be careful what you wish for. The company promises to create 25,000 new, good paying jobs. (Let’s hope they hire some of the moms and pops they put out of business). Will renters be forced out of the area as rents will likely skyrocket? Can Queens, with notoriously bad public transportation, handle such development?

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

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