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Happy Hanukkah! The first night is Tuesday, December 12. There will be menorah lightings on Beach 116th Street at 5:30 p.m. and in front of Peninsula Library at 6:30 p.m.

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Our deepest condolences to the family of T.J. Curley, the 12-year-old boy, who died in a fire last Sunday morning.  Please donate to The Graybeards or the online GoFundMe.com site to help the family (some who were hospitalized). Just search “Curley” at gofundme.com and you’ll find the donation link.

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It’s like no hamburgers or French fries at McDonald’s. There were no stamps at the post office.  That’s what we were told last Thursday. We don’t know what’s going on at the Rockaway Park branch but no stamps? We hope that’ll get straightened out before

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Is the Marine Park Bridge, the new Gowanus Overpass — a construction job without end? Bridges and Tunnels announced an upgrade on the lift mechanism is necessary and so, too, are overnight closures. The bridge will be closed again (starting this past Monday) in both directions from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through December 9.

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The Bugalou Music series continues this Saturday, December 2 at St. Camillus. The first show was a great, fun success and we bet this will be one to remember as

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We publish next week on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving.  Please move those deadlines up (send ads by Monday, Tuesday in the a.m.).  If you’ve got Black Friday or Happy Thanksgiving ads to run, get ‘em to us early!  

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A terrific documentary, “Jane” was screened at the old firehouse on Beach 59th Street.  It is an awe-inspiring tale of Jane Goodall, the woman famous for her studies of chimpanzees in the wilds of Africa. Although her story might be familiar, this

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We urge you to vote on Tuesday, November 7. Even if you don’t like anybody! Voting totals get the attention of politicians. If Rockaway's voter turnout is high, it’ll get noticed. If it’s considered a place where people go to the polls, it’s less likely to be the dumping ground it’s traditionally been. Rockaway’s got no shortage of complainers – the gripes carry more weight if you vote.

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It’s that time of year again. We’re raffling off St. John’s University basketball tickets

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The Rockaway Storm Protection Group, in collaboration with the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association (BHPOA) has scheduled a meeting for November 28, 7 p.m., at MS/PS-114, 134-01 Cronston Avenue. The topic is Planning for Future Storms. All are invited to attend.

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Few things seem to get people more excited than sea life.  We posted that whale photo by Ron McGrisken (the front page) on Instagram and set a Rockaway Times record for likes. Although the picture is awesome, some

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Veteran’s Day is Saturday, November 11.  The Rockaway Times is grateful for the men and women who have served.

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Sunday, November 12 is the 16th anniversary of the crash of Flight 587 in Belle Harbor.  For those new to the area, this horrific tragedy occurred just two months and a day after 9/11 and resulted in the deaths of 260 people onboard and five on the ground. A memorial was constructed in memory of the victims on Beach 116th Street. A ceremony shortly after 9 a.m. is held

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Residents responded. Hundreds of petition signatures calling for coastal protection were dropped off at The Rockaway Times office. DON’T FORGET:  The rally to draw attention to this extremely important issue is this Saturday, October 28, 2 p.m. on Beach 129th Street.

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There are no current plans to sell the Stop & Shop store located at 112-15 Beach Channel Drive.  That’s the word from corporate headquarters after we made an inquiry about a Public Notice that came from the NYS

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