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Last week’s Boyleing Points column about Citizen Jetties – the idea that residents (and visitors) should start building jetties instead of waiting for the Army Corps of Engineers, got a lot of attention online with many people commenting that they’re ready to join the build.  (Some naysayers who said rocks would just wash away missed the point of getting needed media attention for the cause. And besides, even tiny rocks would last longer than a rally!). Just sayin’….we can see a network Sunday morning show or other big outlet covering such a community effort. We’ll have to talk to John Cori and others about organizing this….

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Speaking of jetties and beach protection, we all know the government is failing, now five years after

Bigger boats on the way. After too many people were left at the dock too many times, Hornblower, the NYC Ferry operator, will bring three new boats into service next year which can each accommodate 350 passengers. The current fleet includes boats with 149-passenger capacity. (Some bigger boats were leased from Seastreak and other companies when the summer crowds swelled).

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100th Precinct Community Affairs is holding a Walk For Breast Cancer to raise awareness on Sunday, October 8 at 10

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Happy Rosh Hashanah!

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Oops.  Last week we asked you to send in Before and After photos from Hurricane Sandy. And thanks! to those who did. What we meant to ask for are photos of After Sandy AND NOW photos.  So if you’ve got a photo of the wreckage and a photo of the same place now – please send to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.We’re hoping to show we’ve come a long way!

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Got $11 million and change?  If so, you can buy the Sands Point building and parking lot on Beach 102nd

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Hey, advertisers. You know we have two news racks at the ferry dock, right? All those potential customers can see your ad when they pick up a free copy of The Rockaway Times. Now, we’re offering something new and exciting.  The Rockaway Times will handle your SOCIAL MEDIA.

We can do Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter – all those things you have no idea about – or are too busy to do (but you know you should be doing!)  Contact Katie or Pat for more details at 718-634-3030.  (And just so

It’s that time of year. No Parking restrictions end this weekend – but not until Sunday morning 12:01 a.m., October 1. Make sure your cars are off the street on Saturday if these rules apply to your block.

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From the MTA: The Marine Park Bridge, will be closed overnight on weekdays September 25 through October 25 in both directions. There will be no closures on Yom Kippur and Columbus Day, as well as weekends. During this time, all traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans

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Before and After photos. Before and after Hurricane Sandy, that is. Please send your best Before and After photos to us and we’ll do our best to print them before October 29, which is the fifth year anniversary since the storm that changed everything. Email the pics to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thanks!

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There’s still time to march in the Poseidon Parade.  See page 16 for details. Oh, if you’re marching, try to have some music playing (Yellow Submarine or Under the Boardwalk, for

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Happy Mardi Gras weekend! And Happy Labor Day! But summer isn’t over! Keep in mind that the beaches are open and staffed for another week—until September 10.

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Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn of Texas and six House members from that state voted against the Sandy relief bill. They are now seeking federal relief as a result of Hurricane Harvey. When an aid package is voted on we expect New York reps to do the right thing and help the people devastated by this horrific

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