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VOL. 4, NO. 16 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

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Butterfly Beach

By Kami-Leigh Agard

It’s Monarch mania on the peninsula! Thousands of butterflies have been spotted along the beach, in home and community gardens and local parks over the past few weeks as the butterflies make their way south for their annual migration. Monarch butterflies may appear delicate, but each year, these creatures travel thousands of miles to Mexico to escape the north before the winter cold sets in, according to NYC Parks. Monarchs begin their migration in September and travel for 30 to 45 days. They start east of the Rockaway Mountains and as far north as Canada, and head to Micho-

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acan, in central Mexico. A monarch from New York will travel as far as 2,100 miles, at an average of 50 miles a day to reach their destination by the end of October. Now is the peak of their migration season and some believe the increase around the peninsula is due to the new dune system on the beach. The dunes have allowed goldenrod to grow, a favorite food of monarchs. They’re aiming to fatten up before arriving in Mexico, where they’ll hibernate for a four-month period, before coming out to mate in March and make their return trip to the U.S. Photo by Katie McFadden

With some folks nationwide arbitrarily boycotting Monday night football, Columbus Day and the New World explorer himself, that did not stop Community Board 14 (CB 14) members and locals from patriotically coming out full force this past Tuesday, October 10 at CB 14’s monthly meeting at the Knights of Columbus to support and defend their beloved Rockaway — despite the overall nation’s contentious temperature. (By the way, no one was kneeling). However, with the NYPD’s approved commandeering of the former Fort Tilden Army Reserve Center as a counter terrorism bureau training unit and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) proposed plan for changing scheduling and stops for the Q22 and Q35 buses, folks from all sides

came out swinging. CB 14 Chair Dolores Orr announced that the board is setting up a Facebook page for informational purposes only. Orr said, “This Facebook page is not open for conversational posts. It basically will duplicate the information on the website. Board member, Ozzie Edwards, wisely recommended that we set up the page because it seems that in today’s age, most people flock to Facebook for information and updates, as opposed to just going to a website.” Public speaking was pushed up as the second item for the night’s agenda. Amanda Agoglia, president of the Neponsit Property Owners Association, implored all locals to come on Saturday, October 28 on Beach 129th to fight for permanent storm protection Continued on page 16

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It Ain’t That Common

I spun around thinking someone was calling me. But, nope. It was just one of those people who have earphones in and shouting into a phone mic at their chest. They were all the way across the street. You know how it is, they’ve got to make sure the whole zip code is in on the conversation — because it’s so important. Everybody wants to know about somebody’s haircut or wants to know what happened on Bridezilla last night. Good thing they’re screaming it. The volume is like the old walkie-talkies or worse, the two soup cans tied together by string. You’d go hoarse yelling, "Can you hear me? Can you hear me?! Come in, come in.” More times than not, your brother or friend would tap you on the shoulder, “I’m right here.”

People who use these earphone/headsets also seem to be doing all the talking. They’re completely oblivious to the surroundings and just yammer on. They could be in Stop & Shop, on a nature trail, delivering the mail or behind a counter in a convenience store. What the hell is it with some people? It’s only recently occurred to me that the biggest misnomer in the English language is common sense. The reason they call it common sense is because it’s supposed be common—but it ain’t. We all do dumb things once in a while but a lot of the times they’re at our own expense. I was fidgeting with a watch on my wrist all day. I decided to take it off as I was getting into my car. I put the watch on the roof of the car, forgot it, and drove off. Dumb. I loved that watch. Now, I really don’t want to be a behavior cop. I’m just

dumb enough to think people get it. You have a dog? You pick up after it. You don’t roll down your car window and dump trash on the road. You don’t take up two spots in a parking lot because your car is precious. Of course, most of us with common sense feel the urge to tell the knuckleheads out there about the rules of the road. We’d like to think we can impart some common sense on the uncommonly obtuse. But the irony or paradox — I forget which is which — is if we do so we are not exercising common sense. Okay, follow the bouncing ball: Telling someone with no common sense to use common sense is not very sensible. If you’ve got to tell people these basic rules you’re pretty much wasting your time. You are directing your common sense at someone who can’t or won’t get it. You might have a lapse in common sense if you forget

your child in aisle 5 (guilty). You might not look so sharp when pouring a beer from a pitcher into a mug only realizing too late you’re holding the mug upside down (guilty). You might have stubbed a second toe while jumping around after stubbing your first toe (not guilty but I know a guy….). Those things happen. But rude, self-absorbed crap drives me nuts. As I was stewing about some jerk, someone told me I was being too harsh. That poor guy, he doesn’t have common sense, he has a-hole sense. Ah, finally, an explanation.

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For the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers, local residents and Bay lovers, this past Friday, October 6 was a day of jubilee, as the Mayor’s Office hosted a press conference to officially announce an allocation of $7M towards the restoration of Sunset Cove in Broad Channel (BC). The Sunset Cove restoration and revitalization project, estimated to cost just under $15M, will crucially help protect the BC community from floodwaters and improve the health of Jamaica Bay. Plans for the project include removing contaminated fill, providing access to the park, creating a resilient shorefront that restores native habitat for fish, birds and wildlife, and restoring critical tidal wetlands in the Bay. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, the Office of the Mayor Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resilience Officer Daniel Zarrilli joined residents and local officials at the site to make the announcement. Sunset Cove Park is a 12-acre parcel of land located on a former derelict marina in BC. Formerly known as Schmitt’s Marina, the site was acquired by NYC Parks in 2009 at the urging of the community, following prosecution of the owner for environmental and other violations. The area consists largely of hazardous and contaminated construction fill, debris, and invasive vegetation with limited coastal protection and ecological function. Phase One of the project, with an estimated total price tag of $14M, is to restore the site by excavating contaminated and hazardous fill to create a tidal wetland. Plus placement of a clean sand cap in the marsh, along with planting of native wetland plant species, which will restore the shoreline ecosystem and create habitat. Phase Two of the project, estimated to cost $1.8M, will complete the installation of a planned boardwalk

and outdoor classroom providing opportunities for environmental education for local and neighboring schools across the City and foster community engagement. Bay champion fighter, Dan Mundy, Jr., co-founder with his dad, Dan Mundy, Sr., of the Ecowatchers, said, “Today marks the crowning achievement of a group effort with the Parks Department, the Mayor’s office, Borough President Melinda Katz’s office and local officials, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Assemblywoman Stacy Pheffer Amato and Senator Joseph Addabbo who were all deeply involved in helping the Ecowatchers’ mission to restore and revitalize Sunset Cove. “This has been a long road due to joint jurisdictional issues. We had hit a speed bump with the funding that posed challenges for all our partners and their budgets, but everyone stepped up to the game. However, now with this $7M funding from the Mayor’s office, our vision for the revitalization of Sunset Cove will soon be a reality,” Mundy, Jr. said. The mayoral funding matches an existing $7 million for the restoration of Sunset Cove from a Department of Interior – National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant and DEC Mitigation funding. Work will include the restoration of five acres of salt marsh and seven acres of coastal woodland; removal of contaminated fill across the site and replacement with clean sand; and the installation of a pedestrian pathway along a perimeter berm which will provide both access and storm protection. The design for Sunset Cove was completed in May 2016. Following the design, the project received bids that were Continued on page 9


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BC BEAMS Continued from Page 8 nearly double the available budget, effectively stalling progress. Now with the additional funding from the Mayor’s office, the project will be able to move forward immediately. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2018 and will be completed in 2019. Mundy, Jr. said, “Now we are going to have wetlands, an elevated berm that is going to double as storm protection, while offering opportunities to walk along that berm and see the beauty of the Bay out for miles. Thanks to funding from the borough president’s office, phase two of Sunset Cove’s restoration will feature a boardwalk that walks out to an outdoor classroom. The boardwalk is a great nod to fantastic ideas, as the Parks Dept. has been able to preserve pieces of the old Rockaway boardwalk that was ripped up during Hurricane Sandy to use towards the construction of the Sunset Cove boardwalk. We are going

to remold that lumber down with Brazilian cherry wood with a fantastic finish. Finally, we are going to have an eco dock, allowing access for children to come and participate in oyster studies. We are really trying to push kids to put their technological devices down, get their hands dirty and enjoy and learn from the outdoors. “On these islands on the Bay we restored, and brought hundreds of children from the inner cities, who have never been out on a boat before, together

we planted 400,000 plugs of marsh.” Mundy, Jr. said. Deputy Mayor Glen said, “I was floored with the amount of work that was going on in BC after Sandy. Last October 2016, 20 percent of the Build It Back BC projects were underway or complete, and today, the figure is 95 percent. A year does make a difference. We listened to the Mundys and found the money to make this project a reality. This land is going to be cleaned, restored and be both a barrier and sponge for when

Page 9 the waters do rise. This is a rare moment where we can see government actually works and gets stuff done.” Councilman Eric Ulrich, a vocal critic of de Blasio, made the crowd laugh when he said, “In regards to the Mayor’s office $7M funding for the revitalization of Sunset Cove, here’s something you thought I would never say. ‘Thank you Mayor de Blasio and your administration for being here today and working with community advocates like the Mundys who do an amazing job everyday fighting for BC and Jamaica Bay. Mundy, Jr. struck a cord when he said, “Once reconstruction is completed, this is going to be a beautiful resilient park, bringing back the wetlands that we are losing, and most importantly, offer an educational component that does not exist anywhere. While we made a lot of noise to get this project done, we are thankful for all our partners who worked steadfastly with us to make the revitalization of Sunset Cove finally come to fruition.”

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Lock Your Doors Dear Editor: Please make sure you lock your automobile at night. A week ago, Thursday, I inadvertently left my car door open overnight (on Beach 126th Street). The next morning I found that someone had ransacked through the car and stole two pairs of sunglasses. You cannot tell if my car doors were locked from the outside, so they must have been walking down the street in the middle of the night, checking car doors to see if they were open! Larry Scheiber

Dear Editor: I have enjoyed The Rockaway Times and Peter Mahon’s Between The Bridges column for a long time. But what is it lately with his column? His snide comments with a far right bias is getting too much to take. I thought the column was mostly about Broad Channel. Mr. Mahon quotes “bat shit crazy” progressives and lists all the bad names they call the President. But it’s okay for the totally sane right wingers to call the Clintons murderers! They’ve tried to hang two murders on the Clintons. (Vince Foster and Seth Rich) If The Rockaway Times is going to allow Mr. Mahon his soapbox then the paper should offer equal time. But I really don’t hope that becomes necessary. I hope Mr. Mahon returns to previous form and lets us enjoy his Broad Channel view without the noise. P. Barkis

Drug Awareness Dear Editor: Thank you for writing about the drug problems in the area. This is a deadly serious issue that Rockaway people must be aware of. People should educate themselves about the dangers of opioids and other drugs. This is not a problem that just affects young people or some class of people. It is very widespread and all community members should be aware. Abuse can be in your own family. Name Withheld

Page 11 I’m glad because I can finally see friends I haven’t seen all summer. You know what Yogi Berra used to say about a restaurant, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” Well, the weather’s nice and you can go places now! Tina L.

Bring a Rock to Rock Dear Editor: I’m with Kevin Boyle. Citizen Jetties- I'm there. Nancy Abramson

Rockaway Gets Naloxone Dear Editor: Thanks for covering the story of overdoses in Rockaway and for plugging RockawayGetsNaloxone. So much more work to do. Janie Simmons

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Local Pols Weigh in On Con Con By Katie McFadden

When New Yorkers hit the voting booths on Tuesday, November 6, on the back of the ballot, they’ll come across a question asking if the state of New York should hold a constitutional convention (Con Con). Voters will vote yes or no to a meeting of delegates to discuss and propose changes to the state constitution. The convention could lead to discussions on positive changes like government ethics reform, but also open a Pandora’s box to negative consequences like attacking pension benefits. As Election Day approaches, the Con Con conundrum has been a hot button topic, so we reached out to local politicians to get their thoughts. How do your local elected officials feel about Con Con? A majority have mixed thoughts, but ultimately, are against. Yet some have expressed support.

On October 6, Councilman Eric Ulrich (R), took to social media to expand on his reasoning for his support of Con Con. "New York desperately needs ethics and campaign finance reforms, term limits for state elected officials and a fair and equitable tax system that doesn't hurt the middle class. A Constitutional Convention would be uniquely situated to address these issues that Albany and the special interest groups have repeatedly blocked,” Ulrich said. “I support Con Con with one caveat - that it does not interfere with collective bargaining agreements or public pensions. I strongly oppose any effort which would take away the retirement security of our cops, fire fighters, teachers and other municipal workers." He continued, further explaining his stance saying, “People should be free to vote their conscience on this issue.

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Some have argued a Con Con would be a Pandora's box, while others believe it is the only way to address difficult issues the state has largely ignored. I have offered my personal views on this ballot question when asked by my constituents, but I honestly believe both points of view are legitimate and valid.” In the responses, some agreed with the councilman, yet a majority hit back at Ulrich, with many feeling uneasy about the threat to pensions if Con Con were to take place. On Election Day, Ulrich will be up for re-election for City Council. He’ll be running against Democrat Mike Scala, who has a different take on Con Con. “One important difference between myself and the opponent is he supports the convention. I oppose it, because I want to make sure our pensions, collective bargaining and education rights are not compromised,” Scala wrote on Facebook. Rockaway’s local state senators also weighed in on the issue, saying that they’re against Con Con. “The short answer is, I’m against it,” District 15 State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D), said in a phone call to The Rockaway Times. His reasoning? It would cost taxpayers too much for an unpredictable outcome. “Once you go into a convention, it opens a Pandora’s box, given that there’s no firm agenda. But those who are for it don’t talk about the cost of which will be on the taxpayers. It could potentially cost around $50 million, and even that number is tough to determine because there’s no agenda and no set time frame for how long it would last, and in the end, there’s no guarantee that anything will be approved by voters. Risking $50 million on a possibility makes it less appealing. If there was a guarantee that positive things like ethics reform would come out of it, it would be a different story, but risking $50 million with no result is problematic

for me. Certainly we can do a lot with $50 million for the state budget,” Addabbo said. “Protection of pensions and the work environment are other issues, but I’m more concerned about the cost with no guarantee of a positive result.” Addabbo added that a convention is unnecessary to make certain changes. “In November, we’re also voting on a referendum, which would ultimately be a change in the constitution, without a convention,” Addabbo said, referring to another ballot item that would allow judges to revoke the state pension of a public officer convicted of a felony related to officer’s duties. “That is a state constitutional change that proves that we can change the constitution without a costly convention. History tells us that most constitutional conventions wind up without approved changes. In the last five that were held, people voted against the changes five times.” James Sanders Jr. (D), state senator for District 10, is also against Con Con, saying that the timing isn’t right for it. “On one hand, it’s good, on occasion to look at any part of government and see how we’re functioning and look to see if there’s anything we can do better. Like any vehicle, you need an overhaul every once in a while and the constitutional convention could serve an as overhaul. However, I am against the convention at this time,” Sanders said. “I’m worried about the political atmosphere that we find ourselves in, in this day and age on Trump, where strange things are happening. Con Con may be able to put up some bills or ideas of moving ethics reform, which I, and many believe in, but it could also lead to the gutting of people’s pensions and getting rid of unions and a lot of things that have helped America move forward. So, at Continued on page 13


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part of the Assembly Majority. But I am, and will remain, opposed to a Constitutional Convention in New York State." We reached out to other local politicians for their take, such as Councilman Donovan Richards and Congressman Gregory Meeks. We did not receive a response from Richards by press time, but Meeks simply responded saying that he was against the idea, without further explanation. If voters vote yes for Con Con, the next step would be to elect delegates in a vote that would take place on next year’s Election Day, November 6, 2018. The convention would then meet in Albany on April 2, 2019. During the convention, the delegates would be allowed to draft a new constitution or amendments to the existing constitution. The changes would then be put up to a vote on November 5, 2019. No changes would occur unless voted for. Approved changes would take effect on January 1, 2020.

Continued from Page 12 this moment, I’d be against it, only because of the political environment. What we can lose is far more than what we can gain under these conditions, and for the people of New York, I don’t think this is a good time to do it.” Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D) also spoke out against Con Con. "The working men and women of New York State, represented by labor unions and activists, have been crystal-clear: a Constitutional Convention would leave crucial worker protections vulnerable. The NYS Constitution, while not a perfect document by any means, gives collective bargaining and other labor rights a permanent seat at the table, which is not something any of us can afford to lose," she said. “There are major reforms that can - and should - be achieved in New York State legislatively. I'm proud to champion ethics and transparency in Albany as

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THE ROCKAWAY VOLLIES ROCKAWAY ROTARY KEEPS ROCKAWAY ON DIAL By Katie McFadden

The Rockaway Vollies is a special series by The Rockaway Times highlighting the amazing local nonprofit organizations and volunteers who freely give of their time and resources to help their neighbors, not just locally, but beyond. “Service Above Self ” is the motto Rotarians across the globe live by and a special group of people that make up the Rockaway Rotary have been following it since the local group started in 1947. With only about a dozen members, their group may be small and their actions are carried out without pomp and circumstance, but the Rockaway Rotary makes big impacts. The Rockaway Rotary is an extension on Rotary International, which started with the first Rotary Club in Chicago in 1905. The international group has a mission to promote peace, fight disease, especially polio, provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, help mothers and children, support education and local economy, and follow the core values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. The main mission of the 35,000 clubs across the country is to help others, which the Rockaway Rotary has mastered through food drives, fundraisers, and giving back to the community. The Rockaway Rotary kicks off their fundraising for the year with the annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run/Walk. The annual event, sponsored by Sweet n’ Low and held in memory of Barbara Eisenstadt, will celebrate its 40th year in 2018. This big community event, featuring a 5K and a children’s run, is held around the last weekend of April or the first weekend of

May and serves as a fundraiser. Later in the year, they host a Century Club Dinner to raise money. This year’s dinner will be at Vetro in Howard Beach in December. With the money raised, the Rotarians are able to help local groups like the Graybeards, Rockaway WISH, swimming programs, garden clubs maintenance of Memorial Circle and veterans groups. Each year, the Rockaway Rotary holds two food drives. “We hold a food drive at the beginning of August up at Breezy Point. The reason we do it at that time of the year is because most children who go to summer programs are about to end their program and the kids are home before school starts. Not every parent can provide for every child when they’re home. At school, many are provided with meals. So we collect during this time to stock food pantries to help parents feed their families in this in-between time,” Rotarian Maureen Walsh said. The other food drive occurs right before Thanksgiving. This year, the food drive will be held from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. on November 18 in front of the Rockaway Park Stop & Shop (the old Waldbaums.) Veterans are also a big priority on the Rockaway Rotary’s list, especially for President John Napolitano. “On the last Saturday of the month, we go to St. Alban’s Hospital for Veterans and bring them clothes, shoes, blankets and whatever they need. A lot of these guys are Vietnam vets. I’m old enough to remember how those guys were treated when they got back and it wasn’t very nice, so we do anything we can do to help them. We do whatever we can to thank them, and even then, it’s not enough,” Napolitano said. Being a part of an internaContinued on page 15


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THE ROCKAWAY VOLLIES Continued from Page 14 tional organization, the Rotarians also help other clubs in times of need. The Rockaway Rotary especially realized this following Hurricane Sandy. “The Rotary was instrumental after Sandy,” local member Nancy Hanson said. “Within five days, we have people come from a club in Pennsylvania with three personal cars filled with 10 generators and $350 worth of gift cards, which we were able to give to neighbors in need. From New Jersey, we had two trucks of cleaning supplies. New Jersey itself was affected by the storm, but when they heard Rockaway was affected, they came to help us as well. From Vermont, we had Rotarians bring $1,000 in gift cards to distribute to families. A Rotary club from upstate came down over the course of two weeks, with truckloads of furniture and TVs to be distrib-

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 uted. Even the club in Howard Beach came to give us outlets for those who needed to replace them. Then we had individuals from clubs all over to help us distribute things,” Hanson said. “The most important thing the Rotary wants to do is make sure its getting to the grassroots, and that means individuals, not institutions. We want to make sure that we’re brining things into the hands of the people that need it.” Now the Rockaway Rotary is looking to pay it forward. “We’re waiting to donate money to those affect by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. With Sandy, we learned that you can’t just go running out there with things. We’re waiting to see what people need and then we’re going to donate money and supplies as part of a district-wide effort,” Walsh said. “We remember the help we got after Sandy, so we’re trying to pay it back,” Napolitano said. The Rotarians aren’t paid for their actions, but many find great reward in being a mem-

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ber. “I felt it was important to give back whenever I can because I’ve been given a lot. My lifestyle and business afforded me the opportunity to have free time and I wanted to share my knowledge and business experience with others. I first heard about the Rotary Members Jane Donnelly, John Howley, Sandy when I was a little girl Bernstein and Maureen Walsh attended the weekly meeting at Bungalow Bar this past upstate. The motto, Wednesday. “Service Above Self ” resonated with me. So when former president, It’s not about an arm lookthe late John Kimball asked if ing to take. We’re looking to I’d like to join, I excitedly said give and there’s satisfaction in knowing that I did what I yes,” Hanson said. “Being in the Rotary has could to help someone,” Nabeen a wonderful experience. politano said. The Rockaway Rotary is I’ve met a lot of really nice people and we do a lot of good looking to expand its memin the community that’s kind bership. The Rotarians meet of under the radar,” Walsh every Wednesday at noon for lunch at the Bungalow Bar. said. “I enjoying knowing that Anyone who is interested I’m doing something and in joining or learning more helping somebody. I’m with about the group, is welcome like-minded people who to attend a meeting. It is open want to help the community. to all ages and backgrounds.

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FIREWORKS AT CB 14 MEETING Continued from Page 3 throughout Rockaway. “After taking a bus tour of the entire peninsula with Congressman Gregory Meeks, we saw for ourselves the grave coastal protection problems threatening our beach, bay and ultimately our homes and businesses. Please sign our petition and come out on October 28 to support what our community desperately needs for protection on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy,” Agoglia said. Former CB 14 member and newly-appointed chief of staff for Councilman Donovan Richards, Manuel Silva, stepped up to introduce himself and his new role with the councilman’s office. The temperature in the room really began to heat up as a Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s representative explained why the former Fort Tilden Army Reserve Center was approved

as a NYPD counter terrorism training unit. “The only agency that applied for the 9.1acre lot with a two-story office building was the NYPD’s counter terrorism bureau. Given the current conditions of the 40-year-old property, these buildings would either have to demolished or drastically re-done. The NYPD made an offer clearly showing that they have the means to revitalize the site. Also, they have already been in the building since 2016 on a month-to-month leasing basis. Most importantly their plans would not affect the surrounding community, including the recreational activities with Gateway, Riis Beach, the Rockaway Artist Alliance and other community organizations,” said Irving Poy, the borough’s director of Planning and Development. CB 14 member, Ozzie Edwards asked if any other agencies applied, including those offering services to the homeless and displaced vet-

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erans. Poy answered, “No. Given the geography of the peninsula and lack of transportation, the site does not fit into NYC’s policy for sites housing homeless services.” Fireworks really ignited in regards to transportation. The spark started with MTA representatives who came to present their master plan for eliminating Q22 bus stops on both the east and west ends, and relocating the Q35 Rockaway base from Newport Avenue and 116th Street to Rockaway Beach Boulevard. A CB 14 member exploded, “With all the new housing and senior centers going up in Rockaway on both the east and west ends, how do you expect this to benefit the community? When you eliminate these Q22 stops, what about the handicapped people who need to get to the closest stop to get on the bus?” One MTA representative responded, “Well, that’s why we have Access-A-Ride, to accommodate disabled people and seniors.”

Another CB 14 member exclaimed, “Access-A-Ride?! You guys are a joke. You’re talking about a car service that takes hours to arrive? Furthermore, the Q22 is already unreliable and always packed, especially during rush hours when the school children are packed on the bus. And you are telling us that the MTA is implementing this because of low ridership? Then you want to further congest Beach 116th Street with the Q35 bus? Tell me how three buses, especially in the summer time are going to function without causing a ruckus on an active commercial strip. You need to redirect your minds from your fancy guidelines based on your inefficient research studies. Take the damn bus yourself, and you’ll see the reality!” Another item on the table was CB’s finances. CB 14 unanimously voted to approve their fiscal year capital and budget requests for 2019.

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Rockaway At Work: Dr. Jonathan Zwerling, Ophthalmologist By Frances Fueur

Have you ever wondered what people do all day at their jobs? I have, and that’s the basis for this column, Rockaway at Work What does an ophthalmologist do all day? He ‘sees’ patients. Seeing patients, examining their eyes, looking for abnormalities, does take up most of Dr. Zwerling’s day. People can have eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration, and not even know it. Dr. Zwerling feels he has the best job because he can do a little of everything. “I see kids, and I see adults. I see healthy people and sick people. I can practice medicine, and also do surgery. There is never a day that is boring. Never two days that are the same. There is always something interesting happening in somebody’s eye,” he said. Dr. Zwerling’s satisfaction comes from being able to make a huge difference in someone’s life, and do it pretty quickly. He feels good about knowing that he is helping people every day. If a pa-

tient comes in with an acute problem, an injury, he can help them immediately, and reassure them. What is most interesting, to me, about Dr. Zwerling is that his personality shines through when he is ‘seeing’ patients. It is a big part of his interactions with them. He is charming, funny, tells jokes, and engages the patient in conversation. He has a warm rapport with his patients, and this relaxes them, making them more comfortable in the medical setting. That is why Zwerling Ophthalmology chooses not to participate in EMR… electronic medical records. Dr. Zwerling says, “Computerized records really distract the doctor, and therefore take away from the doctor-patient relationship.” He

would rather be looking at a patient, not at a computer screen. Zwerling Ophthalmology is literally a ‘mom and pop’ business… plus two sons. Dr. Jeffrey Zwerling started in this practice 40 years ago, and was joined by his two sons, Jonathan and Brian, in 2006. Zwerling’s mother does the bookkeeping. Dr. Zwerling jokes that he was personally “brainwashed at an early age,” to become an ophthalmologist. But in reality, after trying all the different medical rotations in medical school, he came to the conclusion that ophthalmology was for him. Dr. Zwerling feels that this is a great arrangement because he gets to work with his father and his brother. If a patient has an interesting or unusual problem, he can share it with three other doctors. And the patient gets the benefit of multiple opinions under one roof. “There is always someone available in this practice to see someone in need at any time,” says Dr. Zwerling. Last year they added Dr. Joan-

na Komar, an optometrist to the practice. In addition, they have four full-time friendly and efficient staff members. Dr. Zwerling calls them critical. “They make the office run. We couldn’t do it without them,” he said. Dr. Zwerling has a tough schedule. Monday and Thursday mornings, he does ophthalmic surgery at Brook Plaza on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Tuesday and Wednesday, he works at NYU Langone, Brooklyn, seeing inpatients and outpatients. Thursday, after surgery, and Friday and Saturday, he sees patients at the Rockaway office. After a long day of seeing patients, he returns patient phone calls, and then has to deal with the insurance companies, getting authorizations for medicines and surgeries the patients need. He also does surgery one Sunday a month and regularly takes emergency department calls for NYU Langone, Brooklyn, and Maimonides Hospital. Recently, he worked 13 days in a row without a day off. Whew! Yes, Rockaway works hard.

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Finding Happiness in the Midst of Discomfort Bodhichitta is a Sanskrit word meaning “Awakened Heart.” It is said to exist in each and every one of us. Pema Chodron, a famous Buddhist nun, says, “In difficult times it is the bodhichitta that heals. When inspiration has been hidden, when we feel ready to give up, this is the time when healing can be found in the tenderness of pain itself.” This may seem like an unusual way to heal the heart, but I believe there is great value in accepting pain, suffering and discomfort. As we all know, life

is not always pleasant. We are taught from a young age to be happy and avoid suffering. We strive to be perfect in whatever we do in life. Never really being content with what we have because we are trying to be perfect in an imperfect world. Pema Chodron tells us that everything that occurs is not only usable and workable but is actually the path itself. We can use everything that happens to us as a lesson or a wake-up call. Perhaps not saying to yourself, why me? Use your misfortune as a tool to

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awaken your heart. Do not judge, do not belittle, instead take the road less traveled by so many of us and accept. Move on with the suffering as a life lesson. My mother used to say, “God does not give us what we can’t handle.” I still question this statement. To begin, start by finding love, kindness and compassion for yourself. So often, we are giving love to someone else when in fact your first love should start with you! If you start with a basic loving kindness towards yourself, you will then be able to extend this to all beings. Get out of your head and stop thinking so much. You have everything you need. We are all on the road to self-improvement and yet we are already beautiful, vibrant human beings. You are full of warmth and light; all you have to do is love yourself for who you are. Recently, I went to a meditation workshop and found so much happiness sitting with my breath. It was basic and for beginners like myself, but so profound and advanced. For so many people, meditation is boring and makes no sense. There is no time in their

The Rockaway Times day because there is so much to do and they just don’t like it. For others, they have read how positive and healthy it is, so they are trying to start a practice. It is advisable to start meditating with someone who has experience to help guide you. From there you can begin your own personal practice when you are comfortable with discomfort. Meditation is a practice so you must do it even when you don’t want to. For me it is about using the breath and the body to get to the mind. Don’t let your mind control you, take the time to control your mind through meditation. It is not easy and may cause uneasiness. However, there is this place they call the “Present Moment” and it is truly a gift that removes all the obstacles and struggles on your path. It is part of your journey if you choose to be truly kind and compassionate to yourself. You will begin to find your joy that is already in your heart. Yes, the heart is the secret to finding happiness and contentment. Question/comment? Email us at BeWellBeHappy2@gmail.com


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By Rockaway WISH

What started out as a chilly morning turned out to be one of those sun-drenched, fabulous October days. More than 300 people assembled on the boardwalk at Beach 102nd Street. Father Jim Cunningham spoke a few words and offered a brief prayer before the start of the First Annual “Catch a Cure” 5K Family Walk/Run to raise awareness and benefit families in our community dealing with cancer-related issues. The race went off without a hitch and an absolutely fantastic turn out ensured a wonderful day for all who participated, as well as those who watched and cheered for the runners, walkers

and strollers pushed by parents and grandparents. The day was about our local communities being united as one! We were not individually Breezy Point, Rockaway Beach or Broad Channel, on this day we were a family. After the last walker crossed the finish line, everyone assembled inside the Community House to hear the results, receive awards, drink, eat, enjoy great company and offer special recognition to certain people. Catch a Cure will always honor and remember one person from each of our local communities. Special thanks to the families who allowed us be their extended family. We remembered Donna Kase of Broad Channel, Coleen Tuohey of Rock-

away Beach and Patricia Neinast of Breezy Point . The honorees of this day were Anna O’Connor of Broad Channel, Marty Andresen of Rockaway Beach, Miracle Maggie of Rockaway Beach and Jeannette Mulholland of Roxbury. They all had a special place in everyone’s heart that day. All the money raised was donated to Rockaway Wish, a local non-profit organization that recognizes the needs of the community, and volunteers their time and talents to assist our neighbors during difficult times. The Catch a Cure Family Walk /Run was the brainchild of Robin Hoffman who had the idea to bring all the communities together in order to raise money and awareness, and honor those locals who have dealt with cancer. She could not have made this event the tremendous success it was, without the help and extra hands of Linda Humphrey – who created the logo, flyers, shirts, banners, signs and sweatshirts, Megan Rochelle, who spearheaded all social media,

Jean Mullen Condon of Rockaway Wish and John Edwards of Rockapulco Runs. The day of the event special thanks goes out to Sue Carlton, Bozena Lipiec, Sarah Kenny, LouAnn Mannino, Paige Humphrey, Keith Goldberg, Jeannette Mulholland, DJ Kelly Kelley, Miss Elaine’s Dance Company, Joe Lehay, Tom Farr, Ridgewood Savings Bank and the Rockaway Point Volunteer Ambulance for their support, time, and hard work. A special thank you goes to Kelley Brooke and the staff at Community House which in true fashion acted as a community gathering place, pre- and post-event. This event could not have taken place without the support of sponsors who so graciously gave their time and money to this cause. For a list of sponsors, see the ad on Page 44. Be sure to save the date, Sunday, September 30 2018 for the second annual “Catch a Cure “Walk/Run. Looking forward to an even bigger and better event! Photo by Linda Humphrey.

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OCTOBER 13 1792 - The cornerstone of the White House was laid. 1943 - Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II. OCTOBER 14 Michael Benedetto was born. Fernando Pires was born. Claire Weisz was born.

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Heart of BELLE HARBOR ALL BRICK THREE FAMILY COLONIAL STYLE HOME LOCATED ON THE SECOND BLOCK 60x100 PROPERTY LOT HAS IT ALL!! OWNERS main level APT HAS THREE BEDROOMS LR,DR, open Kitchen one full bath UPSTAIRS APT HAS TWO BEDROOMS, LR/large eat In kitchen one full bath and a large terrace Basement is a studio apt . Beautifully landscaped Park like grounds w/heated in ground pool, paver's outdoor kitchen /barbecue and cabana Long pvt driveway Garage w/lift

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NEW EXCLUSIVE BREEZY POINT BEACH BLOCK Unique in size, this home is situated on a 50 x 100 corner property lot with car parking all year round. Totally renovated after Sandy, this home has it all. Three bedrooms, two full baths, DINING AND LIVING ROOM, Cathedral Ceilings open floor plan, front porch, rear deck and garden ALL THE BEST! IN THE BEST GATED COMMUNITY OF THE ROCKAWAYS!!!!

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NEW EXCLUSIVE: NEPONSIT 67x100, built 1920's 8 Bedrooms! 5 bathrooms,13 ft ceilings, grand center hall with two wood burning fire place's (formal living room/ master suite) Old World Victorian Beach house with a huge side porch, park like grounds long pvt driveway. Awesome!

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Old Boardwalk View By Emil Lucev and his daughter, Katie Terino

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From The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance HIP-HOP HALLOWEEN By RWA Program Associate, Daniel Borrero

On Saturday, October 14, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) will be hosting its annual Hip-Hop Halloween Celebration! Make your way to RWA’s community gar-

den on Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, and celebrate Halloween with your community. RWA will be hosting a variety of activities. Kids can enjoy face painting, mummy races, and smoothie making. Pumpkin decorating is always

fun for families to do together. A DJ will also be hosting a freeze dance and musical chairs. Not to mention the festive food and treats that will be available as well! RWA is encouraging everyone to get dressed up and celebrate with them! This

event is free for all and no registration is required. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. and last until 4 p.m. Happy Halloween! For more information, please visit: https://www.rwalliance. org/rwa/

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Ask the DOC

By Peter Galvin, MD

Mediterranean Diet Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a devastating complication for people with diabetes and can cause decreased vision and blindness. The retina, which is located on the back part of the eye globe, converts visual images to nerve signals that are sent to the visual cortex, located in the back of the brain. The visual cortex then converts the nerve impulses into images that the brain reads as sight. The retina has small arteries and veins in it. The retina is also rich in long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These compounds

have anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenic (prevents the proliferation of blood vessels) properties. In DR, the blood vessels proliferate and can cause small hemorrhages and bleeding, which can adversely affect vision. The bleeding in the retina often must be treated with lasers. Experimental models support using dietary omega-3 fatty acids as protection against DR, especially in older type 2 diabetics who are more prone to it. Dietary omega-3 fatty acids mostly come from fish. Oilier fish have more of them. Fish is

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a large component of the Mediterranean diet, which I have written about before. This diet is rich in olive oil, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and legumes. The diet contains no fats, no sugars, little meat, and no refined (white) flour or rice. Recently the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland published a study comparing the Mediterranean diet to a low-fat diet for the prevention of DR in older patients. There were about 7,500 study participants and 3,600 of them had type 2 diabetes. They were followed for about six years. Participants were randomly assigned to either the Mediterranean diet, which had two to three servings of fish per week, or a low fat diet. The Mediterranean diet group had a significantly lower incidence of DR and DR requiring treatment. But the study found other benefits from the diet. The Mediterranean diet group had a 30 percent reduction in cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke, or death from

cardiovascular disease) and had a lower all-cause mortality rate. The American Heart Association recommends a diet that includes two servings of fish per week to maintain good cardiovascular health. In addition several studies have shown that ingestion of more fish reduces the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that reduces vision in older individuals and is difficult to treat. There are also some observational studies that have shown a beneficial relationship between dietary fish and the risk of dementia. Of course weight reduction and tobacco elimination are two big factors in a healthier lifestyle, but it is becoming clear that a healthy diet that contains more fish, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts, and less meat, sugars, and refined flour and rice is the way to go to live a longer and healthier life. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes.com.

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Calling All Communities SUPERSTORM SANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 5TH ANNIVERSARY RESIDENTS NEED TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! By Hank Iori

This month is the five-year anniversary since Superstorm Sandy devastated the Rockaway Peninsula. However, implementation of permanent storm protection solutions designed to protect our residents, homes, businesses and beaches have slowed to an apparent halt. As we have witnessed already this year, hurricanes of incredible strength have consistently demonstrated extreme devastation. Furthermore, forecasts for hurricanes show significant continued activity into the future just as the Rockaway peninsula is becoming a valuable destination for New Yorkers and visitors. Rockaway has

worked hard to rebuild its community and businesses. It is understood that different locations across the Rockaway peninsula and Broad Channel require different protective solutions. A mix of the different items listed below can be used to meet the exact needs for specific locations. All Rockaway residents are demanding immediate action be taken for Permanent Dunes/Berms, Rock Jetties, Storm Walls, Bulkheads, Storm Wall Construction, Gates, Reefs and Sand Replenishment and we need your support. We ask that you and your organization join us to fight for permanent storm protection Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. on the beach at Beach

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129th Street. There is a petition that we need signed by every Rockaway resident. We are asking all religious institutions and civic associations across Rockaway and Broad Channel to help with this petition drive. You can also email us at the address below if you would like a representative to come and speak. Please send an email to rockawaystormprotection@ gmail.com for a copy of the petition. We will send you an electronic copy of the petition that you can print. In the event you need many copies let us know the quantity and we will make every effort to deliver. I hope that all religious institutions and civic organiza-

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Local To Appear on NYS Supreme Court Ballot By Katie McFadden

Politicians aren’t the only ones that will appear on the ballot this election day. Locals will also be casting votes for judicial representatives, and one of them is a neighbor. On Election Day, November 7, lifetime Belle Harbor resident, Jodi Orlow-Mackoff, will be on the ballot as a candidate for Justice of the Supreme Court in the 11th Judicial District for New York State. Last time Orlow-Mackoff ’s name appeared on a ballot was in November 2009, when she was elected as a judge for Civil Court Queens County. She began her 10-year-term in January 2010 and worked her way up to being appointed as an acting justice of the supreme court in 2015 and a supervising judge since January of this year. Orlow-Mackoff ’s pursuits in law come from following in the footsteps of her father, Alexander. “My father was an attorney and in high school, I interned for him originally. I started learned from that. But in college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was a psychology major, but by the end of college, I decided to go to law school, so I sort of fell into it. I was always good at arguing,” Orlow-Mackoff joked. “I think some people just have a knack for it.” She went on to study law at the St. John’s School of law and graduated in 1990. “I first worked at a firm in Manhattan because I wanted to gain experience elsewhere,” she said. However, in 1993, she partnered with her father and worked as a personal injury lawyer for Orlow & Orlow, P.C. until she was elected to Civil Court. Now she’s pursuing an opportunity to take a big step into NYS Supreme Court, for which she could serve up to a 14-year term. “It’s a move up and it’s always been the goal. Right now, in civil court, as much as I love it, a lot of the

times you’re dealing with smaller issues and in Supreme Court, I’ll be dealing with much bigger cases and better trials,” Orlow-Mackoff said. Serving on the NYS Supreme Court would be the last step of her personal career goal. “I’m a trial attorney so my love is trials. Anything past Supreme Court would be on the appellate level, which would eliminate trials, so Supreme Court is really what I’m striving for.” Orlow-Mackoff went through an extensive application process for the NYS Qualification Committee to be qualified for the position and this year she was nominated by both the Democratic and Conservative parties. Her name will appear on the ballot of nine contenders and voters will select six. Some may know Orlow-Mackoff from around the neighborhood, as a longtime resident. Orlow-Mackoff said she went to PS 114, IS 180 and Beach Channel High School and has lived in Rockaway her whole life. “It’s like when they say, you get sand in your shoes and you can’t leave,” she said. She has also been very involved in the community. For many years, she was Counsel to Yeshiva of Belle Harbor and served as a chairperson of the Board of

Directors from 2003 to 2012. She also served on the Board of Directors for Temple BethEl from 2001 to 2010. Orlow-Mackoff also served as counsel to Democratic District Leader Lew Simon from 2003 to 2009, and she was on the Board of Directors for the Good Government Regular Democratic Club. However, one of Orlow-Mackoff ’s proudest community achievement was organizing and coordinating a JCCRP Youth Basketball Clinic from 2009 to 2015. “I started this program so my son could play basketball. He dropped out after a year,” Orlow-Mackoff, who has three children with her husband, Stu, said. Yet the program became an instant hit and she continued it for children from all across the peninsula. “I thought it was one of the

best programs in Rockaway. At first, I started it because I felt Jewish kids didn’t have many opportunities to play basketball or get the proper training like other kids who were involved in CYO. But this grew into such an amazing program that brought together kids of all races and religions. It was a great clinic and league that helped kids work on their skills. We had as many as 150 kids, including orthodox kids, kids from St. Francis, black and Latino kids and it was amazing. They were all on the court playing basketball and nobody cared about anyone’s background. My proudest moment was seeing that.” “I love this community and that’s why I’m here. And I love what I’m doing as a judge. I truly can say that I love what I do,” Orlow-Mackoff said.

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Come join the Rockaway Republican Club and meet mayoral candidate Nicole Maliotakis.

Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. OPEN HOUSE AT THE CASTLE Beach 117th & Newport Ave Visit the castle for pilates at 9:30 a.m., meet and greet with staff at 10:30 a.m., raffles, yoga and meditation, use of sauna by donation. All other events free.

Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. BEACH 59TH STREET PLAYGROUND CLEANUP Beach 59th Street Playground Help clear the grounds, paint benches and plant daffodils to help beautify the park.

HIP HOP HALLOWEEN RISE Center 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd Join the RBA for Halloween celebrations with pumpkin painting, face painting, and festive food. Free.

PENNY SOCIAL

Sunday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. BIRDING BY EAR Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Learn about different identifying birds by their calls.

Sunday, October 15, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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American Legion 209 Cross Bay Blvd Join for a fun night of raffles to raise money for the VFW and veterans. $10 admission.

Tuesday, October 17, 1 p.m. DIABETES WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS Roy Reuther Senior Center 711 Seagirt Avenue Workshop for seniors with Gloria Lopez. Call 718-471-3110 for info.

Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m. LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Discuss Harbor Light

MSGR. BURKE LIFE CELEBRATION St. Camillus Springman Hall Celebrate the memory of Msgr. William Burke on his 100th birthday. Mass and dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. at the church. Reception with hot buffet, beer and soda ($30) to follow. Call rectory 718-634-8229 for tickets.

SANDY ANNIVERSARY PLANTING Beach 44th Boardwalk Join RWA to plant vegetation on the dunes to help reinforce them. Students can receive community service credit.

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Saturday, October 21, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Mondays, 8 p.m. MEDITATION & DHAMMA TALK Rockaway Summer House 504 Beach 68th Street Meditation with a Buddhist monk. Free but donations are welcome to sustain the program.

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Notice of formation of LOGIC SECURITY SYSTEMS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/14/2017. Office location: Queens County. The LLC designates the following as its registered agent upon whom process against it may be served within the State of New York: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Vinces Graphic Arts LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 08/02/17. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 9138 91st street, Woodhaven, NY 11421. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

9006 Park Lane South LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 9/15/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 8239 62nd Ave., Middle Villag Veronica Powers, DMD PLLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Po Box, 940066, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Purpose: Dentistry. Marketing Fortress LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/10/2017. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 4013 69th St., 2nd Fl., Woodside, NY 11377. General Purpose. Rong Xin Sanford Realty LLC. Filed 8/4/17. Office: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 143-01 Cherry Ave Fl 2nd, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: General.

Notice of Formation of Barcycle LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/23/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Delaney Corporate Services, Ltd., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805A, Albany, NY 12210, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of formation of Mad Props Creative Studio, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY on 6/29/2017 (SSNY). Office location: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to: 1047 47th Avenue, Ste. 1R, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of LJA Fashion, LLC, a limited liability company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 07/24/2017. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 3606 Ditmars Blvd, Apt 3R, Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Nutrition FOOD TO FEND OFF COLDS By Megan Casper

Your immune system is always chugging away, defending you from bacteria, viruses, and other germs, and protecting you from everything from common colds to cancer. While no one food will magically fight off the flu, adding these essential nutrients and tips to your day will give your immune system a fighting chance through cold season and beyond. Before we get to the day-today what to eat, what should you do if you feel a cold coming on NOW? The latest and greatest research states that taking eight grams of vitamin C a day starting at the first signs of a cold will reduce its length and 80 mg/day of zinc acetate lozenges may cut the length of your cold by more than half. So grab those first and then read on! Protein: Protein forms the building blocks of all the body's cells, including the cells and antibodies that make up your immune system. When the body is deficient in protein, it cannot make these immune boosting cells. To find your best intake, take your weight and divide by 2.2 (to convert to kilograms). Multiply this number by 0.8 and one to find your daily range of protein. Best sources: Try a wide variety of lean, high quality protein sources, like low-fat meats, seafood, poultry, eggs, beans, nuts and seeds. Vitamin A: This fat-soluble vitamin helps regulate the immune system. It also keeps our first barrier between us and the outside world — our skin, and the surfaces that line the mouth, stomach, intestines and respiratory system — healthy so they can keep out invaders. Best Sources: Sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, spinach, red bell peppers, apricots, eggs, and cantaloupes. Vitamin C: You’ve probably heard that vitamin C is good for colds, but why? Vitamin

C is used by various white blood cells — phagocytes (which eat invaders) and t-cells (which help destroy pathogens or make antibodies). Not only is it important to get enough vitamin C to keep your immune system fending off attacks, but new research shows that the duration of the common cold can actually be shortened by taking l a r g e doses of vitamin C. The researchers suggest taking eight grams of vitamin C at the first signs of a cold. Best Source: Citrus fruits, red bell pepper, strawberries, kiwis and dark leafy green vegetables. Zinc: It’s estimated that about 12 percent of Americans and 40 percent of older Americans are deficient in this nutrient. Even a minor deficiency can up your risk for infection. If you feel a cold coming on now, research has found that getting 80 mg/day of zinc acetate lozenges through the duration of a cold can increase your recovery rate by three times! Best Sources: Red meat, poultry, pork, seafood, oysters, beans, nuts, whole grains, fortified cereals and dairy products. STAND OUT FOODS: Garlic: Some may say an apple a day, but garlic every day keeps the doctor away! Researchers found that people who had garlic every day for 12 weeks were two thirds less likely to catch a cold. Allicin, an active ingredient, was credited for garlic’s potent powers. Let crushed or chopped garlic sit for 10 minutes before cooking, which allows enzymes to create more flu-fighting allicin. If you have a stomach (and mouth) of steel, try eating garlic raw, or roast whole heads

of garlic. Pop directly in your mouth or smear over whole grain bread for a delicious and savory snack. Yogurt: Your gut contains — wait for it — ten times more cells (in the form of bacteria) than the rest of your entire body. While t h e b a cteria in our gut help us break down food and provide some vitamins, it has also been found that they affect everything from hunger, how fat in our diet affects weight gain, and even our immune systems. One study found that

people who had yogurt daily took a third less sick days than those who didn’t. Not all yogurt is high in probiotics, so look for the "Live & Active Cultures" logo. Tea: According to a Harvard study, drinking tea boosts the immune system’s messengers by tenfold, allowing for a speedy reaction time when your body encounters harmful invaders like bacteria, viruses and even tumor cells. Luckily the amino acid responsible for tea’s immune boosting abilities, L-theanine, is in decaf tea, too, since it takes five cups of black or green tea to get these results. To get an even bigger boost, adding a splash of lemon increases the amount of antioxidants the body can absorb. Megan Casper, M.S., RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a private practice in the Rockaways and a writer for www.nourishedbite.com.

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Thursday is My Favorite Day of The Week!

This Saturday, October 14, the guys and gals up at the Broad Channel VFW will be holding their annual Penny Social at the American Legion Hall in Broad Channel located at 209 Cross Bay Boulevard. Everyone is invited! Admission is $10 with doors opening at 6 p.m. There will be early bird specials, a door prize, a 50/50 and raffles. This year, raffle calling will kick off at 8:30 p.m. in order to give everyone ample time to partake of the early bird specials, view the raffle prizes and obtain their tickets. There are some great raffle prizes, which will surely pique your interest, such as several brand new bicycles, luggage sets, deck furniture, tickets to attend live network morning shows such as The View and Live with Kelly and Ryan, Christmas decorations, toys, kitchen tools, fishing equipment, a myriad of tchotchkes, gift baskets galore and much, much more! Refreshments will be provided and as always, all proceeds of this event will go towards the Broad Channel VFW Postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Thanksgiving Dinner and other programs and activities for the disabled veterans residing at St. Albans Hospital. Everyone is welcome so stop by Saturday evening for a few hours with your family, friends and neighbors. You are guaranteed to have a good time. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday is my favorite day of the week! There, I've said it and it is now on the record. Why you might ask? Because Thursday is the day the weekly edition of The Rockaway Times (RT) is loosed upon the world for all to enjoy, ready or not! I obtain my copy of the weekly paper each week via email subscription and armed with a fresh pot of steaming coffee liberally laced with my favorite french vanilla creamer in sufficient amounts to threaten a diabetic coma, and spend the next hour (or two) feasting upon the cornucopia of information contained therein. The first article I read is my own "Between the Bridges" column. This has nothing to do with ego, it is simply to make sure I actually remembered to write and submit a column for inclusion in that week's paper. Sadly, on more than one occasion I have attempted to reach out to complain to our publisher that he forgot to include my piece in the weekly edition only to find out that week's column still sits safely in my computer email box as an unsent draft. The next stop on my RT Thursday morning reading express is the publisher's wildly eclectic Boyleing Points column. Despite having to deal with some serious angst coping with story length, copy space and deadlines, he still manages to produce this weekly column that is not unlike a mini-skirt.... long enough to cover everything but short enough to make it interesting. The next two columns I grab are "Be Well, Be Happy" by Helen Kilgallen and "Ask the Doc" by Peter Galvin M.D. I can't shake the picture in my mind of Ms. Kilgallen bowing to Dr. Galvin

with hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, stating "Namaste," while the Doc is holding his stethoscope to her back asking Helen to cough! The combination of meditative yoga and medical science on the part of these two individuals always remind me of the old cartoon "Pinky and the Brain" depicting two characters who spend their days in search of ways to take over the world! Next up is Factologist Sean McVeigh's column, "Facts You Probably Don't Need," serving up a smorgasbord of nonessential yet fascinating minutia such as the fact that the only member of ZZ Top who does not sport a beard is Frank Beard. I have to admit I love this column but truth be told, I think good old Sean has got a tad too much time on his hands. Speaking of facts, you probably don't need, here's a question for all you dyed in the wool BroadChannelphiles out there. What time has been displayed on the clock in the center of the awning signage above the entrance to the Bay Gull Store on Cross Bay Boulevard since it closed several years ago? On second

thought, perhaps Sean isn't the only one around here with an abundance of time on his hands! That brings us to "High Tide - A Little Bit Of This And That," which serves up exactly what it says it will...a little bit of this and that...events, happenings and issues you would not generally know (or care) about had you not visited this column. Last but not least, it goes without saying that the weekly news stories by Managing Editor Katie McFadden and reporter Kami-Leigh Agard lend The Rockaway Times an air of gravitas comprised of a bedrock of local knowledge and awareness making this weekly gazette an integral part of our Broad Channel community. Someone recently stopped me in the Rockaway Stop and Shop and commented to me that this column has been running in The Rockaway Times for more than two years now and then said nothing more and simply stared at me with a straight face. I wasn't sure whether I should offer a gracious thank you or an abject apology. Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

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Dear Enchantress, Hi I know you have a therapist background, so I write to you wanting advice on how to introduce therapy to my family, so we can live as you say, "a more enchanted life." I believe in therapy and love it, I have had the same therapist for years, and I believe in the power of being heard and sharing problems. My husband is a strong believer in pretending everything is ok, and it's no ones business the problems we have. The problem extends at home, when I bring up a problem, he is pre-occupied and never thinks it's the right time. When the **** hits the fan because we never dealt with it, he goes into anger and blame mode. He mostly blames our kids, I know that sounds crazy, but he tirades into how they should have done a better job etc. I love him, and we're committed to staying married. How can I get him to either get to therapy or get him to agree to get our kids in therapy?

Dear Born Again Therapy Seeker, I'm with you. The value of therapy is great! And talk therapy is not for everyone. Usually men are not born talkers about feelings. In his case, I'm curious if you can see any other forms of expression (besides talking) as therapeutic? Does your husband have any hobbies? Any physical activities? When I was reading your question, I imagined him working solitary at some kind of tabletop activity, putting things together. Is that true? Team sport activities are highly therapeutic,

or playing an instrument in a band is also fantastic. If he is not currently involved in a team activity, and once was, see if you can initiate interest in doing it again. DO NOT tell him to do it as therapy. That is a sure fire way to be a nag, and to push him away. As for your kids, slightly similar. Are they involved in a team activity? You didn't mention the ages of them. So my advice will be something that will bond you with them, activate their gratitude, is completely appropriate for the whole family (including your husband) and is as much of a commitment as you desire. Volunteering! It can be one day or a longer commitment, but I suggest to start with one day, so you can set yourselves up for success. It should be for a cause that you genuinely care about, and approach it and share with the family. Make it a joyful share with them (and non-negotiable) even if they complain, stay in the pleasure of it all! Family "therapy" through actions with a giving intention! BAM = Enchanted Living. Enchantress Shane hosts improvisational playshops here in the Rockaways as well as offers group and private coaching. Email her at love@ enchantedembodiment.com

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Life With Our “Artistic” Child By Kami-Leigh Agard

Building Autism Awareness With The NYPD What if you were casually walking on the beach or sitting in a park, and saw an unaccompanied individual running around excitedly flapping his/her hands or jumping in a frenzy, what would your first gut reaction be? Would you be scared witless, creep away and immediately dial 911, or be concerned and cautiously approach the individual to make sure they were alright? Also to challenge your cerebral thought process even further — Would you first assume that the individual is ‘on something,’ (like a narcotic), mentally disturbed or to stretch it even further — autistic? Now place yourself in the position of a police officer who is called to the scene or maybe just happened to be patrolling the area, how should he/she react if indeed the individual is on the autism spectrum? Would the officer instantaneously be able to identify that the individual is exhibiting stimming behaviors (a self-stimulatory behavior that is the repetition of physical movements such as hand-flapping or waving, jumping, repeating sounds or moving objects) characteristic of many people on the spectrum? Recently, I saw a Facebook video, “What Being a Kid With Autism Looks Like” (https:// www.facebook.com/profile. php?id=100010099034254) showing a police officer crudely restraining a 14-year-old autistic boy named Connor in a park. Initially, I became

so enraged that the tips of my ears literally went on fire. The officer is shown throwing Connor on the ground, wrestling him, holding his hands down so tightly that the boy’s hands began to turn white. While trying to place handcuffs on him, the officer asked Connor, “Are you ok?” The boy kept repeating, “I’m ok. I’m ok. I’m OK!” Connor apparently wandered away from a group music program in the park, then something excited him, provoking him to flap his hands and bounce up and down. The officer saw the boy and immediately jumped to the conclusion that the young man was ‘on something.’ The music program’s facilitator rushed to the scene and pleaded with the officer to let Connor go. “I’m so sorry. You don’t understand, he’s autistic,” she said. I got angry because my first thought was my daughter. She does stim, especially when she’s excited, distressed, or even just euphoric about something. Sometimes when I am walking down the street with her, she gets excited and hugs me tightly, then begins jumping like a jack rabbit, flapping her hands as if she’s about to take off into the sky. What if one day, she is accosted by a police officer because of her stimming behaviors? After watching the Facebook video for the millionth time, a pivotal question posed to Connor from the officer struck me. “Why you acting like this Connor?” When the music program

facilitator asked the officer if he knew what autism was, he bluntly answered, “No.” Some of you may disagree, but in the officer’s defense, he did not know what autism was. He honestly thought the boy was on drugs and even tried searching his pockets to see if he had any in his possession. With this in mind, I visited the local precinct and asked one of the officers if they received any formal training with dealing with people on the autism spectrum. He answered that the NYPD provides Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for emotionally disturbed persons. When asked if he knew what autism was, he responded, “Of course. But mind you, if you go around asking random officers if they could recognize autism, it could be interpreted as a personal affront.” Point taken. CIT was initiated in mid2015 by a collaboration of NYPD experts and mental health professionals. The training is lecture-based, and supported by interactive sce-

Page 43 narios and role-play situations. As stated, “The course is not intended to transform officers into clinicians or social workers, but to impart a better understanding of mental illnesses to help officers assist a person in crisis and gain voluntary compliance.” In 2014, one year prior to when CIT was implemented, an autistic Bronx teen was punched in the face and body slammed by three cops for no valid reason — even as his mother cried he’s autistic, a lawsuit charges. Though I disagree with NYPD’s assertion to include people on the autism spectrum as part of the emotionally disturbed populace, CIT for officers is definitely a push in the right direction. Stay tuned as I push to host a forum with our local officers and community about unitedly building autism awareness. For info about the Rockaway Beach “Artistic” Families support group, email:ourartisticchild@outlook.com or visit our Facebook page.

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Our days of the Rockaway Groan, (succinctly coined by Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin Boyle) are sadly winding down, but don’t weep, there’s still much to enjoy! Local hotspots are still hopping with fabulous live music, theater and arts. So stick around, there’s still a lot to do on the Rock! LIVE MUSIC: Friday, October 13 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kick off your weekend, your shoes and sensibilities (but please, keep your clothes on) as madly popular Bobby Butler of Rockaway’s Indaculture, rocks Bungalow Bar with his acoustic vibrations blending rock, reggae, roots, funk, soul, and blues. Who knows what else is on the Butler menu? Find out tonight at Bungalow Bar. 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, October 13 6 p.m. Start fine-tuning your vocal cords and get ready for the Fabulous Wades as they make their triumphant return to the Knights of Columbus, performing your favorite classics from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s that will have you singing along. 333 Beach 90th Street Saturday, October 14 7 p.m. Okay it’s a well-kept secret. Well, not really. Valid rumors are circulating around that a very well-known, and well-followed rock and roll hall of famer will be kicking off Bugalou’s feverishly anticipated music series at St. Francis de Sales’ school gym. Hate to name drop, but shhh! It maybe none other than the legendary Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street band! To purchase tickets, email bugaloumusic@gmail. With local band Solshyne opening the show, you better grab your tickets now because this epic concert will indeed sell out! 219 Beach 129th Street Saturday, October 14 9 p.m.

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One of Rockaway’s LONGEST-lasting bands, Wine with Sue, will rock Roger’s, Rockaway’s LONGEST-standing Irish pub, tonight with your favorite party rock covers. Wine with Sue has been winning over crowds with their dead-on rock party covers and wild live shows for over a decade! But don’t take our word for it…come on down to Roger’s and see for yourself. 203 Beach 116th Street

at Reggae Sunday Splash at the Rockaway Brewing Company. Get ready for surprise guests and Rockaway’s DJ selecta, Domi Lee. 415 Beach 72nd Street

Thursdays 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rockaway Brewing Company’s Open Mic Night features an eclectic array of musicians and vocalists who take the stage to share their live music. Of course, guitarist extraordinaire, Jammin' Jon, and Irish crooner, John BaxSaturday, October 14 ter are local favorites, but don’t 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Finally a Supertones gig that be afraid to take the mike and won’t get rained out, because share your musical talents! 415 Beach 72nd Street it’s indoors at Rockaway Brewing Company! As you patiently OTHER ART NEWS wait with a beer in hand for their Saturday, October 14 infectious wave-riding music, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be surf movies to enRockaway Times columnthrall your senses, plus lots of food and yes, great tasting beer! ist, Enchantress Shane Kulman This is going to be a totally tubu- presents Unraveling Inner Possibilities - Improv Theatre for lar evening of fun! Non-Actors. In this play shop, 415 Beach 72nd Street Kulman leads self-expression through improvisational actSunday, October 15 ing, centering and relaxation 4 p.m. Big City Folk is back at Fort practices leading to authentic Tilden. Niall Connolly, Warren communication. The workshop Malone, Michael Brunnock and is 1 to 5 p.m. with a dinner and mystery guests will perform celebration break from 5 to 6:30 Irish and folk tunes at RAA’s T-7 p.m. The day culminates with building in Fort Tilden. There’s a a show at the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) where your in$10 suggested donation. vited guests get to witness your Fort Tilde, Building T-7 performance! For more info., email: yourbeautifulchild@ Saturday, October 21 gmail.com 8 p.m. RAA’s Camp kidsmART, Fort Local DJ Mugsy Mugs and Jimmy Dowd of St. James Clothing/ Tilden Boarders Surf Shop and Epstein’s Sunday, October 29 Beach present an evening of mu12 p.m. to 5 p.m. sic to help raise money for the As October 29 marks the fifth people of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. With bands, anniversary of Superstorm Indaculture and Walker and Sandy, come to the opening The Brotherhood of the Grape reception of RAA’s timely experforming with special guest hibition, Flood Brothers. This B.M.W.A., this will be a rewarding water-centric showing presents night for you to not only rock out sculpture, drawings and tapat Epstein’s, but pay it forward by estries by artist, Christopher contributing gift cards that will be Saucedo, whose Rockaway personally delivered to the hurri- home was destroyed during Sandy. Flood Brothers is incane victims. PR se levanta! tended to remind us all of the ir88-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd revocable bond that storm-ravaged communities all share Sundays living on the water’s edge and 6 p.m. Come out and be blessed by the multifaceted relationship live and direct positive vibrations we all have with water. Sandy

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was not Saucedo’s first flood, as Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home and studio in New Orleans seven years prior. Flood Brothers remains on view until November 12. sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Ongoing until Friday, October 20 The RAA is calling for members-only entries for their upcoming ArtSplash 2017 exhibit. In this juried exhibition, artists are free to explore any theme and is open to all media. $35 entry fee for a maximum of six works. Submissions must be received by October 20. For further info., visit:www.rockawayartistsalliance.org/upcoming-exhibitions, call 718-474-0861 or email:info@ raanyc.org sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. RAA’s Oils & Acrylics Painting Class with instructor, Joseph Perez (www.seapainter.net). $20 RAA Member / $30 Non-member sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden RAA offers a wide variety of art classes. To receive weekly updates on series of classes and one-time workshops, email: j.dalid@raanyc.org or call 718474-0861 Theater in Rockaway (Yes, Rockaway has its own theater company!) In 2011, the Rockaway Theatre Company brought you Rockaway Cafe – A Decade of Dynamite! and by popular demand, it’s back! Come and enjoy the musical revue directed by John Gilleece, and musical arrangements and direction by the amazing duo, Jeff & Heather Arzberger that has titillated audiences for over a decade. Note that the show sells out quickly, so seize the chance to get your hands on some tickets! Show dates are November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. Visit:www. rockawaytheatrecompany.org Got info on live music and art exhibitions coming up in Rockaway and Broad Channel? Send it to kami@rockawaytimes.com

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LOCAL COLOR: READERS SEND IN THEIR PIX We might be a little biased but we think some of the best photographers in the world live in Rockaway. Here are some shots that readers shared with us this week. Send your photos (limit to 2 per week) to mail@rockawaytimes.com and we’ll do our best to print them (space permitting). We do receive more than we can print.

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Snowflake Season Hits Midway Point

Team Allstate By The Commissioner's Office

Another week, and another chance to add some new blood to our beloved league. The Snowflake League has added two new veteran umpires to its roster. Hopefully now our league will be set behind the dish for many years to come. We now have six umpires that can easily cover a four night per week schedule. The umpiring gods have finally heard our prayers. Now let's play ball and let these guys earn their salary. In other news, all teams were asked to take team photos this week and most

teams obliged. The pics came out great and we will try and publish them in the upcoming weeks right here in The Rockaway Times. Last but not least, this week's updated standings will also show the run differential for each squadron. Now onto the action... On Monday night, Marine Park jumped out to a 10-0 advantage in the first game versus Allstate. A two-run dinger kept Allstate alive and away from the Mercy in the fifth but Marine Park eventually came out and ripped a walkoff grand slam in the top of the 7th. Game 2 had Allstate

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jumping out to an early lead but it was a lead that wouldn't last. Marine Park put together a bunch of hits and took Game 2 and the sweep. The scores were 14-2 and 8-3. The first game on Tuesday saw solo shots over the fence by both squads. Rock Fam eventually won the first by a safety. In Game 2, Rock Fam veteran Shane Gauvard had an RBI against the Black Sox. Not groundbreaking news, but he notified the Commissioner's Office that he wanted it mentioned. Well done Shano, you're a true beast with the stick. Rock Fam tallied lots of hits to take game two by a touchdown for the sweep. Scores were 7-5 and 13-6. Wednesday night had two ten spot victories for the Ruffle Bar. The first game saw the Alchoballics put up five runs but they still got

mercied in the 6th. In the second game, the Ruffle Bar handed down another mercy in the top of the 7th. Another sweep with the final scores being 15-5 and 11-1. Thursday night's action resulted in a split. No real summary was given to the Commissioner's Office so the results are all we have. Game 1 had the Cereal Killers 9-1. Game two had the Sons of Pitches winning by 7-3. Cereal Killers take the series due to run differential. Another great week at the Sandlot. Standings: (head to head, run differential, winning %) Marine Park 8-0 (+66) Ruffle Bar 8-0 (+62) Cereal Killers 5-3 (+11) Rock Fam 3-3 (-5) Sons of Pitches 3-5 (-17) Black Sox 2-6 (-24) Alchoballics 1-7 (-46) Allstate 0-6 (-57)

Ulrich Funds Broad Channel Cleanup If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve passed through Broad Channel lately, you may have noticed cleaning crews at work. This cleanup initiative, funded by Councilman Eric Ulrich, was being carried out by the Wildcat Service Corporation, a nonprofit organization that provides job opportunities and resources for unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers. The Councilman's cleanup initiative, which began two weeks ago, targeted problematic, trash-prone areas between the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge to the Broad Channel Athletic Club, and was completed on October 4. "I am thrilled to announce that my office has partnered with Wildcat to beautify Broad Channel. The Addabbo Bridge serves as the gateway to the community and this initiative will go a long way in address-

ing problematic streets and mediums in the area," Councilman Ulrich said. "I want to thank Councilman Ulrich and Wildcat for helping to beautify this portion of Broad Channel, which seems to fall through the cracks when no City agency is willing to address the need to weed and clean it," Dan Mundy, President of the Broad Channel Civic Association, said. "This will make the entranceway to Broad Channel and the Rockaways much nicer - and just in time for the Annual FDNY Turkey Trot 5k Run."


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