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Santa gets to reclaim his reputation after Santacon, the annual pub crawl last week at which many bad Santas act naughty. It’s time for some Santapro. On Saturday, December 15, the annual Santa Shuffle takes place. The fun run/walk with everybody wearing a Santa suit kicks off at 11 a.m. on the boardwalk. Registration (9:30-10:45 a.m.), suit pick up and after-party occur at Glider’s gym, 114-04 Beach Channel Drive. Even if you’re not a runner, here’s your chance to walk around with a red suit and make people smile.  Oh, and at the party there will be a sign-up for The Rockaway Gliders Running Club.

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More good Santa will happen the Friday evening before the Shuffle. Movie Night with Santa is December 14 at St. Camillus starting at 6 p.m. The 100th Precinct Community Council is sponsoring. Although there is no admission fee, it is requested that you bring a new, unwrapped toy, which will be donated to charities. Santa will join the fun and be there to watch Home Alone while enjoying some of the free snacks.

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So we were getting off the ferry and were surprised to hear ferry workers at Pier 11 telling everyone to open their bags before boarding the Rockaway–bound boat. Apparently, there have been random searches going on for a while now. It’s basically a spot check for weapons, the same thing they do at many public events nowadays.

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We ask you to shop local and keep in mind that new stores are opening at Arverne By The Sea. You might find the perfect holiday bottle at Vino By The Sea.

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City Councilman Eric Ulrich has officially announced that he’s running for Public Advocate. We lost count of how many people are vying for the job, but we think he’s the only Republican. It might make sense to have someone who’s not afraid to bark at the Mayor and Governor. Outgoing Tish James wasn’t too effective calling out those two. He’s not giving up the Council seat unless he wins, of course. You can donate to his run at nycvotes.org

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Speaking of advocates, did you know there was a Parking Summons Advocate? The NY Post reports that the City pays somebody $120,000 a year to help people fight parking summonses. The story says he’s harder to find than a parking space in Midtown. Taxpayer money at work.

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Various City agencies —DDC, DOT, DEP— and Councilmember Donovan Richards, announced the start of a $24.2 million infrastructure improvement plan on Wednesday. They say there will be improvements to streets, fire protection, water mains and sewers in the area of Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 49th to Beach 59th streets. The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2021.

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A couple of petitions are circulating. Ed Gormley has started one in hopes of getting Beach 130th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard named “PFC John P. McGonigal Jr. Place” in honor of John, a resident of that block, who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam in 1969. Ed has dropped off some petitions at stores on Beach 116th Street and at our office as well (114-04 Beach Channel Drive). If you’re in favor, please sign. The other is to get Parks and the Board of Ed to fix the tennis courts at Beach Channel High School. You can go to pickleballbaby.com to add your support.

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