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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

Rockaway Brings the Beach Battle to City Hall

By Katie McFadden

Instead of spending a sunny, late Friday afternoon at the beach, many from Rockaway were on the steps of City Hall, fighting to ensure that there will be a beach for people to go to in the future. On Friday June 1, the first day of hurricane season, local community activists, business owners, civic leaders and elected officials, attended a public rally outside City Hall and asked the mayor, “What’s your plan?”

This comes in response to the New York City Parks Department's abrupt decision to close 11 beaches to the public, just a few days before the official beach opening for Memorial Day Weekend, due to severe erosion that the city was long made aware of. “This is a devastating blow to the local economy,” Councilman Eric Ulrich said amongst the crowd of protestors. “These are some of the most popular beaches in the City of New York. Hundreds of thousands of locals, tourists and people from all over the world flock to Rockaway to support our local economy, support local jobs and to support the most resilient community in the City of New York, one that has bounced back remarkably since Hurricane Sandy. And yet even though we are five years from Sandy, there are some parts of the peninsula that are more vulnerable today

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than they were the day before the storm. Today is the start of hurricane season. Parts of the peninsula are actually less prepared and less protected today because of inaction by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), because of lack of planning by the City of New York, and because of a lack of the political will and muscle that is needed to put people’s feet to the fire so that we can actually build the longtime protective solutions that we need like rock jetties, T-groins and sand replenishment.” Ulrich mentioned that he had spoken to New York City Council Parks Committee chair, Barry Grodenchik, about the issue, who agreed that City Council should have a hearing on the beach erosion and closures. Grodenchik later confirmed this, tweeting on June 5, “The @NYCCouncil Committee on Parks & Recreation will

be holding a hearing on June 27 at 10 a.m. at 250 Broadway on preventing beach erosion. At that time we expect to hear from @NYCParks. Members of the public are invited to testify as well.” At the rally, Ulrich gave credit to activists, John Cori and Eddy Pastore, for being leaders in organizing other beach rallies over the past few years and keeping on top of the issue. Cori criticized the mayor for not doing more. “The beaches they closed are the weak link. We’re beneath pre-sandy conditions. This is a major issue for our lives. We panic every day when we see the beaches close. And they close for one reason and it’s purely ineptitude on the mayor’s office,” Cori said. “We told him that we needed this done back in November. He did a study, an engineering firm came down, and they Continued on page 3

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ROCKAWAY BRINGS Continued from Page 2 found that there’s nothing to see here, and moved along. Obviously there is something to see. We need to get some real action and today we’re here to ask the mayor, now that the beaches are closed, what’s your plan? This is the perfect opportunity to do something.” Cori suggested hiring a dredging company to replace the sand on the eroded beaches temporarily. Eddy Pastore also reiterated this idea, saying, “Mr. Mayor, we need you to put in place an emergency plan of allocation of sand to get us to the point where the Army Corps comes in and does start their work, starting in 2019.” Since the City Hall rally, it seems that this could also be a reality. Congressman Gregory Meeks recently told The Rockaway Times that a meeting was held with the Army Corps of Engineers and that a company performing sand replenishment in Long Beach, may also be able to stop by Rockaway to give the eroded beaches a help-

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 ing hand, or at least more sand. Further meetings with USACE are planned to follow up on this being a possibility to save the beaches by August. The sentiments of Ulrich, Cori and Pastore were also backed by supporters like Comptroller Scott Stringer, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, activist Hank Iori, Senator Joseph Addabbo, District Leader Lew Simon and others. “This community has suffered since Sandy and it’s time the suffering ends today. So I’m asking the mayor today to go back to the drawing board with the community and talk about how we can mitigate this issue and talk about how this can never happen again. And finally present the Rockaways with a boardwalk beach plan that will keep the community thriving,” Stringer said. Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato spoke about the poor planning of the city and its affect on businesses. “It is irresponsible of the City, four days before the busy part of our season, to close the beach-

es. Because how do you plan? How do you tell our vendors and businesses that they hired people based on what the projections would be for the summer, and now possibly need to lay off people? How do we know and that’s what we’re here to stand up for, our local businesses because most of our businesses are locally owned. What beaches are we going to close next? Do we close Times Square before New Year’s Eve? I don’t think so, that would be unheard of. But you did it to us in our backyard.” Hank Iori, another longtime activist for the beach, asked for real action this time. “The study the City of New York put together on our beaches cost $200,000 and they told the people everything was fine. Suddenly the storms came along and nothing was fine. They should actually ask for a refund from the consultants who put the study together. We’d like to get all our elected officials together and get them pushing the Army Corps of Engineers and the City of

New York, and see what they can do on an emergency basis. I don’t want anyone thinking that Rockaway is closed. There are 140 some odd beaches in Rockaway. It’s only 11 now, but I can tell you there will be others that will be closed this summer. And that’s scary. In the event that we have any kind of storm, we’re going to have a lot of damage done. We don’t want to see that. It can be prevented if we move forward and we get the work done now. Get this sand replenished now, get these rock jetties put in and get the permanent berms reestablished,” Iori said. Senator Joseph Addobbo reiterated the need for urgency in action. “Enough of the finger pointing, with city saying its federal and federal saying it’s city. We need answers, we need action, we need sand, we need jetties, we need groins and we need it now if we want to salvage what’s left of this summer. That’s why we’re here, to get this done this summer, not 2019, not 2020, but the summer of 2018.”

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SAND ON THE WAY? MEEKS: HOPING FOR AN AUGUST SAVE By Kevin Boyle

Congressman Gregory Meeks, in a call to The Rockaway Times on Tuesday, said a meeting was held with the Army Corps of Engineers and local elected officials in an attempt to “salvage at least part of the summer” by figuring out how to bring more sand to the now-closed beaches, from Beach 91st to Beach 102nd Street. He said the Army Corps is scheduled to do sand replenishment in Long Beach, and the company contracted to do the work there might be able

to stop on the way and pump sand onto Rockaway's beaches. The sand replenishment in Long Beach is part of Phase 2 of that town’s coastal protection project and it follows the construction of 15 groins (jetties) that were installed in 2017. The Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corporation is the outfit doing the Long Beach replenishment. In Rockaway, Meeks said there are “hurdles to overcome,” including whether the job would have to go out to bid or if that route could be avoided by using some kind of

“emergency” funding. Meeks said the Army Corps could only do the work using federal money. City officials, both the Parks Department and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC), would have to determine if Sandy funds (that were federal dollars) are available for such use. The Congressman said coordination was needed between City, State, and Federal agencies and that a follow-up meeting is planned and that an update should be available by next Wednesday. Meeks hopes some dredg-

ing can get done for “an August save.” In addition to local elected officials, Meeks said Senator Charles Schumer’s office is involved, as are John Cori and other Rockaway residents. In addition to an emergency sand replenishment project, Meeks said he and other officials are also working on plans to help businesses adversely affected by the sudden beach closing. The Rockaway Reformulation Project, which will address Rockaway-wide beach protection, is scheduled to begin in 2019.

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The Golden Venture: 25 Years Later By Katie McFadden

Hurricane Sandy, the crash of Flight 587, September 11. These are just a few of the big events that have impacted Rockaway, and some of those days where everyone remembers where they were and what happened. June 6, 1993 is another one of those days that has stayed with many. It has been 25 years since the Golden Venture ran aground off of Fort Tilden in the early morning hours of that day, but some, especially those first on the scene, remember as if it just happened. “I remember the blood-curdling screams and the hair standing on the back of my neck. I can hear it like it happened five minutes ago,” United States Park Police (USPP) Sergeant David Somma told The Rockaway Times. Officer Somma would be the first rescuer to hear those screams of nearly 300 Chinese immigrants who were smuggled aboard the Golden Venture in a nightmare ordeal, with dreams of living a better life in America. For Somma and the others that shortly followed, the scene immediately became a rescue operation. It wasn’t until later that fellow responders would hear the radio call that suggested something much bigger was occurring in Fort Tilden that night—“The aliens are landing in Rockaway.” Officer Somma was on patrol late that night, showing fellow officer Steve Divivier, who was working the overnight shift for the first time, the routine of patrolling Fort Tilden in the dark. However, nothing would be routine about June 6, 1993. “We were riding down Shore Parkway, inside Fort Tilden, heading towards the fishermen’s lot and I could see a light on top of a mast and it was really close to shore. I knew something wasn’t right,” Somma recalled. It was about 1:45 a.m. when Somma got out of the car and climbed over the dune to scope out the situation and was immediately alarmed by what he heard. “I could hear the people screaming and the hair on the back of

The Golden Venture off Fort Tilden. Photo Credit: Newsday File/Cornell.

my neck stood up. At the beginning, I couldn’t grasp the magnitude of the whole thing because it was so dark, that all you could see was the dark shape of the hull. I ran toward shore and got closer and saw people standing on the entire top deck and others beginning to jump into the water,” he said. Somma ran back to the car to get Divivier and to put the call in that mass backup would be needed, before returning to the beach and entering the water to retrieve the refugees. “I think it was about 20 minutes before anyone else showed up,” he said. The next to arrive was fellow USPP officer Daniel McFadden, who was about 10 minutes away from ending his shift when he heard the call. “I had just finished taking off my uniform when a call came in that there were people screaming in the water. I told the dispatcher I was gonna head over there. I forgot to say I was getting off at 2 a.m.,” McFadden recalled. When McFadden arrived at the scene, he was met with the same blood-curdling screams that Somma was introduced to. Somma and Divivier were already at work, pulling people out of the water. In the late night hours of early June, the water temperature was only 53 degrees. The air, not much

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warmer. But in the moment, none of that mattered. “The first time I ran into the water, I was chest deep and I finally grabbed a male and started pulling him to shore. I couldn’t understand why he was so heavy. These were small, emaciated people. As I’m pulling him in, the waves were crashing over my head. When I finally got to a spot where I could stand him up, I realized he had a rope tied around him, which was tied to a canvas bag with all his of belongings, wrapped in plastic. I finally got him to shore, and then we kept going back in as another person appeared through the darkness, and then another, and then another,” Somma said. “We turn around and see the people that we had first brought to shore, opening up their bags, taking off their clothes, and changing into dry clothes, and then they started running over the dune,” McFadden said. After realizing that all of the people emerging from the water were Asian, what was occurring started to dawn on Officer McFadden. Just a week before, USPP officers in San Francisco had seized a boat full of Chinese immigrants under the Golden Gate Bridge. “This was a smuggling operation,” McFadden said. “We informed the dispatcher to call 911 and

get as much help as he can.” Somma said it was about an hour before anyone else showed up. “We kept asking the dispatcher, ‘where is everyone?’ He kept saying they notified everyone, they should be there,’” McFadden recalled. With only one road in and out of the Fort Tilden area, access was limited. As they awaited backup, no time could be wasted. “There were people all over the beach at this point. We were five blocks from where the first person came in and we started to get to the last jetty in Fort Tilden. We only had until that last jetty to get people out of the water. They would’ve just continued floating to Breezy Point,” McFadden said. “It was at that time that we saw three people in the water, but further out. They were going to go past the jetty. Some of the officers that were living in Fort Tilden were notified and started to come down. One had a life ring. I said, ‘I’ll swim out to these people. If we don’t get them now, we’re never going to get them.’” McFadden set out with the life ring that had limited rope attached to it. “I start swimming and it took me a while to get out past the waves. When I finally got to them, there were Continued on page 38


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Cheers To The AOH On Irish Fest Success! named the lucky raffle winner of the trip to Ireland and more, the 6th annual event was a big hit. “The officers and members of AOH Div. 21 would like to thank everyone who came out to support us,” AOH Division 21 President Mark Edwards said. “This event is so worth all the hard work. As president, I would like to thank all our members who volunteered their time this weekend and the weeks leading up to the big event. Thank you again, Rockaway!” Save the date for lucky number 7! Next year’s festival will be June 1 and 2, 2019. Congratulations to AOH Division 21 for putting on yet another successful Rockaway Beach/ Breezy Point Irish Festival! With great tunes by popular Irish bands, performances by bagpipe bands and Irish dancers, plenty of Irish goods to go around, Deacon Armand D’Accordo of St. Francis de Sales being

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100 Percent Affordable Housing Development Breaks Ground Council Member Donovan Richards announced the groundbreaking of a 100 percent affordable housing development in Far Rockaway on Friday, June 1. The development, being called Beach Green Dunes II, will bring 127 affordable apartments to very low-, low- and moderate-income households. The building is adjacent to the Beach 44th Street A-Train subway station and two blocks from the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. There will also be approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, 50 parking spaces for residents, and outdoor space featuring a play area for children. The eight-story building will be passive house-certified with ultra-low energy costs thanks to a geo-thermal cooling and heating system and will be built with resilient de-

sign features to prevent flooding and storm damage. Beach Green Dunes II is a continuation of L+M Development Partners’ commitment to the community of the Rockaways, following the restoration of the Arverne View complex after Superstorm Sandy. Completion is expected in December 2019. This is the second phase of the Beach Green Dunes; the first phase was unveiled in 2017. “The groundbreaking of Beach Green Dunes Phase II signifies the revival of the Edgemere community and the continued investment coming into the Rockaways,” Richards said in a press release. Resilient design features are a key component to the Beach Green Dunes II project and are crucial to neighborhoods severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, Sanders and developers say. For example,

there will be no residential units on the ground floor and the building will include wet and dry flood proofing to help prevent flooding and quick recovery from any flooding that does occur. Additionally, the building’s residential areas are designed to prevent molding from flooding, and the ground-floor commercial space will include floodgates and waterproofed walls. Finally, the entire site, including paving, is designed with permeable surfaces to handle floods, as well as extreme “king tides,” which happen seasonally in the Rockaways, flooding streets for a portion of the day. The Closed Loop Geothermal System is a central aspect of the energy-efficient design, with heating and cooling systems standing in for typical boilers and cooling tower equipment. Constant

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Last Call for Vendors for Edgemere Food Fair & Market By Kami-Leigh Agard

Food, apparel, jewelry and novelty item artisans — grab your chance to show off your goods at the Second Annual Edgemere Food Fair & Market this summer! Not only will you be able to make money moves, but according to Beach 17th Street DredSurfer Concessionaire Charles Jacobs, and Nicole Russell of Last Dragon Pizza — you’ll help transform the east end from a food and shopping desert — into an oasis alluring folks from all over the peninsula and beyond. Last year, after winning the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s "StartUP! Business Plan Contest,� Russell, the owner of Last Dragon Pizza, wanted to bring her delicious pies to the boardwalk to give the east end a boost. She saw that the east end sorely needed food and shopping options, so she contacted Jacobs and together they created the Edgemere Food Fair & Market.

“The east end of the Rockaways is the most populated section of the entire peninsula. Charles, who runs DredSurfer, is the sole NYC Parks’ concessionaire for this entire area. His territory covers everything,

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for years in many areas on the east end. Whether folks were on foot or riding their bikes, continuous traffic was prevented all the way down to Beach 9th from the 50s. That's all changed. Now there is continuous traffic, and we thought it would be great to drive folks down by offering a weekend food and novelties fair and market,� Russell said. The Edgemere Food Fair and Market, located from Beach 30th to Beach 50th Streets, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, from June 30 through August 12. The fair and market is a Temporary Food Service Establishment/Merchandise permit event. According to Russell, for up-and-coming and veteran vendors alike, the Temporary Food Establishment permit’s requirements are less stringent, lessening the red tape for the barrier-to-entry requirements for food entrepreneurs, and home chefs Continued on page 13

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like herself, and/or restaurant owners. “Charles and I put our heads together, and decided that this permit would give local entrepreneurs, who do not meet the requirements of being a permanent mobile food vendor (food trucks, mobile carts, etc.), an opportunity to sell directly on the boardwalk for an incredibly affordable investment,” Russell said. The prices to participate as a vendor are as follows (excluding the permit fee and insurance):

For all food vendors: $100/ day (four-day commitment minimum to participate) or the complete summer package (14 days) is $1,200. For pop-up food vendors it’s $150/day. For merchandise and service vendors, it is $75/day or the complete summer package is $1,000. For pop-up merchandise and service vendors, it’s $100/day. For Farmer’s Market vendors, Rockaway residents pay $50/day and non-Rockaway residents pay $75/day. The deadline to submit the application and full payment for all dates of participation is Friday, June 15. Note that interested applicants can not sell merchandise not specified within their application. Also, no alcoholic beverages may be sold or served. Jacobs said that last year’s market was a trial run, but this year will be even bigger and better as vendors and visitors alike will now be feted with live entertainment. “We are going to add a touch of flavor to the fair with live electronic dance music (EDM) DJs every

Sunday. With the area already boasting easy parking and even a less congested surf spot, vendors and visitors will get the full east end shopping and beach party experience. After shopping, folks can just plop on the beach and picnic, while vibing to music and just relaxing,” Jacobs said. He also wants people to know that he wants the market to not just be for shopping and eating, but for an all-round cultural experience. “We urge both traditional and nontraditional vendors to come and showcase their wares, highlighting a plethora of cultures. Even if folks want to offer yoga, art and craft-making demonstrations, we want this fair to be a major draw for everyone thirsting for Rockaway’s

unique signature beach experience,” Jacobs said. As for Russell, she just wants folks to come down and tap into the east end’s beauty and potential. “I’ve lived in Rockaway all my life and know how beautiful the entire peninsula is, especially the east end. The unfortunate beach closings from Beach 91st to Beach 102nd Streets offer even more reason for people to explore downtown and take advantage of the east end’s amazing potential. From sand to ocean, the breathtaking beaches on this side are so vast and pristine. Also for folks looking to vend, it’s an untapped market. Down here, there aren’t many small retail options besides the occasional corner store, and of course DredSurfer on Beach 17th. Also the permit and insurance process for weekend vendors is so much less complicated. All the information on what is needed, can be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and website: edgemerefoodfair.com,” Russell said.

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This Week in History JUNE 7 George Brennan was born. Janet Deering was born.

Channel View School for Research invites you to celebrate the life of former CVSR graduate and Navy Midshipman, Justin Zemser, at the 3rd Annual flag football tournament in his honor on Saturday, June 9th at 12:00 P.M. Justin loved Channel View like a family and came back to speak with the students here often, encouraging them to work hard, pursue their dreams, and live their lives to the fullest. And Justin also loved football. To honor him, please join us at Channel View School for Research on the high school football field or in the stands on Saturday, June 9th at 12:00 P.M. doing something he loved - playing football. All proceeds for this event will go to the Channel View School for Research Justin Zemser Scholarship Fund and will be awarded to a high school senior who most exemplifies the spirit that Justin embodied. This event will be open to all CVSR students, alumni, members of the community and any member of the football team who registers to play, completes all the necessary forms, and signs the waiver/consent form. For more information on the extraordinary life of Justin please visit: www.inmemoryofjustinzemser.com

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Wholly In Favor of Half Dear Editor (to Beth Hanning): In response to your half day article (Slice of Life, 5/31/18), I want to share a teacher’s side of this. Yes, half days can be a burden to working parents, and maybe that mom you were speaking about is not lazy but works nights and sleeps during the morning. Yes, we here in Rockaway can work it out with other parents or family members to pick up our children on half days, as I do for my children

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales, but not all schools and parents are as fortunate as we are. I work in a Catholic school in Brooklyn where the children travel very far distances to come to school, so half days can become a problem, but my school as many others offer after-school care on these half days. These "half-days" are for students but not for teachers; we continue to work a full day. Yes, we do clerical work, book orders for next year and clean! Imagine parents, trying to clean your house and put stuff away with 18-30 students in your house while doing it. Do parents know how long it takes a teacher to set up a classroom in August and then take it all down and pack it away in June? In June, when it could be 85-95 degrees and we do not have air conditioners. We are lucky if we have fans. Do parents know what it’s like when it’s hot and muggy and we’re trying to teach children the final lessons in June and you look at your class of hot,

sweaty overheated children who cannot perform? Half-days in June are only two days nowadays and they are much needed. Teachers need the time to put end-ofthe-year things in order and students need it to socialize and have fun with their classmates and friends. To the mom who complains about half-days, why don't you offer to help your children's teachers in the classroom at the end of June and then maybe you will understand why schools need "half days." Karen Noble

How About Some Doody Duty? Dear Editor: They say you don't s--t where you eat. That is unless you live in Rockaway. Despite the fact that the Memorial Circle is hallowed ground for our neighbors who made the ultimate sacrifice, people who live in the surrounding area persist in walking their dogs on the grass and claim to "pick

up" after their dogs. They pick up urine also? Explain how the south side of the Circle has piles of old dog poop if this is the case. Hasn't anyone heard of "curb your dog?" Perhaps the most egregious walkers are those that let their dogs relieve themselves right on your front walk. They pick up, but what about the smutz they leave behind? You can't walk around with your socks or barefoot, what are you bringing into your home if you do? Again, curb your dog! It's been many years since our parks looked like dog walks, thanks to the efforts of our community members. Look at Pat Brackley Park. One woman took the gumption and money out of her own pocket to transform a neglected dogwalk into a bit of paradise. If we are not vigilant about our parks, they will revert to dogwalks. Try saying the Pledge of Allegiance on Memorial Day, ankle deep in dog poop. Shame on us! Maureen Walsh

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On Friday, June 1, another dead humpback whale washed up on Rockaway’s beaches. The fairly decomposed creature washed up in Fort Tilden, close to the Silver Gull Beach Club. National Parks Service relocated the whale and cordoned it off as they awaited the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) to show up the next day

to perform a necropsy. AMCS found that the male whale was 27-feet long, approximately three to five years old, and it had evidence of a vessel strike. This is the 5th large whale AMCS has responded to this year, and the 4th humpback whale. All of these animals had evidence of vessel strike. Photo by Jeremiah.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018. We’re proud of our seniors who earned over $166 million dollars in merit scholarships.

“High School is four years; St. Francis Prep is Forever.” ST. FRANCIS PREPARATORY SCHOOL 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 (718) 423-8810 www.sfponline.org

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St. Edmund Prep HS Celebrates 85 Successful Years St. Edmund Prep High School, a Roman Catholic college preparatory school, is the only Catholic School in Brooklyn and Queens that has the elite IB Programme. The superior program encourages the development of skills to live and work with others globally. Students who have been awarded the IB Diploma have earned as many as 36 college credits and the school currently has 28 Full IB Diploma candidates. St. Edmund Preparatory offers a rigorous curriculum designed to meet the needs of all our students. Advanced Placement Courses and, through our partnership with St. John's University, college level courses, STEM/ STEAM, Robotics, a Fine Arts curriculum that includes dance and band, and the offering of Mandarin as a foreign language, are examples of the broad and challenging academics. An International Scholars Honors Program, a College Exploration Program, an Internship Program, a Teaching Program, a Summer Outreach

Program and the addition of the Harvard Model Congress allows students to experience life outside of the Prep. The Emmaus and Cleopas Retreat Programs give students an opportunity to explore their relationship with God. Students embrace the call to service as they serve the homeless in Philadelphia, cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal to those less fortunate in NY, donate to school blood drives, and participate in a variety of collections throughout the year. Students participated in the Hunger Awareness Challenge and Project Night Night which brought an awareness to poverty and hunger in our community and globally. The school has three stateof-the-art science labs, two new updated technology labs, SMART board technology and a 1:1 Chromebook Program. The Library Media and Fine Arts Center houses a technology lab, a contemporary band room, an art studio, weight training room, and a dance studio.

St. Edmund Prep offers 23 teams, giving the students a wide array of opportunities to pursue their athletic interests. This year, SEP won seven diocesan or divisional titles and three city championships. The student-athletes also involve themselves in numerous service and outreach activities, including raising over $7,000 in the last two years for the Volleyball Side Out Foundation for Breast Cancer research and participating in the annual Autism Speaks Tournament. The school offers over 50 clubs and activities including art, technology, STEM robotics, the Euro Challenge, the Investment Team, dramatic/musical performances, and, an award winning, Literary Magazine and Yearbook. School programs continue to grow at Prep, allowing students to experience life outside the classroom and foster new friendships. This year, SEP held its first annual 5K Eagle Run and students experienced

Explorations Day. The SEP Stringed Ensemble, Big Band, Symphonic Orchestra and the Latin Ensemble held concerts, performed at Giando on the Water for the Prep’s 85th Gala and at the 5K Run. SEP theatre performed “Schoolhouse Rock Live” to sold-out performances. The Model Congress Team traveled to Washington, DC and received recognition in a nationwide competition. An extraordinary number of students participated in the Travel Study Program, which led students on an adventure to the capitals of Scandinavia: Oslo, Norway, Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Bus service is available in the areas of Howard Beach, Broad Channel, The Rockaways and Breezy Point. For more information or to schedule a Buddy Day, please contact the Admissions Office at 718743-6100 ext. 5064 or visit our website at www.stedmundprep.org. This article was submitted by St. Edmund Prep.

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Members of the Class of 2018 have been awarded over $28 million in scholarships and have been accepted to over 170 colleges including Adelphi University Arizona State University Baruch College Binghamton University Boston University Brigham Young University Brown University Bucknell University Catholic University of America Columbia University Cornell University CUNY-Macaulay Honors College

Duke University Fairfield University Fordham University Georgetown University Hunter College Iona College Johnson & Wales University Le Moyne College Loyola University Maryland Manhattan College Marymount Manhattan College Michigan State University

Jared Mark Rios Valedictorian attending Princeton University

Christina Colasuonno Salutatorian attending St. John’s University

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The Administration, Faculty and Staff of St. Edmund Prep congratulate the Class of 2018 on their many accomplishments, honors, and scholarships.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 street to Riverside Church. The day I was there, I couldn’t get in because there was a special service happening. But still an impressive church as it towers over the Hudson from its perch on Riverside Drive. If you are going to make a day out of it, you should perambulate over a few blocks to Broadway and 116th Street to

walk through them as if you go to school there; this way you can tell people, “Yeah I went to Columbia (and kept walking right through!).” And if you do walk through to the Amsterdam side of the University, then walk a little further toward the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. But make a left at 114th Street and walk toward Morningside Drive. There

walk the grounds of Columbia University, NYC’s contribution to the Ivy League. The grounds are impressive, and you can

you will find the Grotto of Notre Dame. The altar is built right into the schist of the rocky outContinued on page 21

Westside Wanderings By Lou Pastina

Recently I spent some time at the very top of New York City’s west side. My goal was to go see the remains of a saint, right here in NYC! I didn’t have to go to Rome to do it. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, founder of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, is in a glass case north of the George Washington Bridge in Hudson Heights at the St. Cabrini Shrine. It’s quite amazing really, she lies in a glass case, but her remains have been covered

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THE LAZER SPEAKS Continued from Page 20 crop of upper Manhattan. It’s a beautiful church. Around the corner though, is one of the world’s most massive cathedrals, St. John the Divine. It is so large that they say that

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 las Roerich. He was a Russian artist and writer who immigrated to this country but traveled throughout the Far East. He believed strongly that in times of war and peace, cultural institutions should be protected for future generations. He helped to put in place an agreement among nations that cultural institutions would be protected, and he developed a flag similar to the Red Cross flag that protects hospitals, to protect museums. His paintings and artifacts are on display across the three floors, and I have to say they are rather magnetic. I had hoped to visit three other locations: the Indian Caves of Inwood Park; the Dyckman Farmhouse from the 1700s; and Trinity Cemetery, the resting place of James Audubon, Charles Dickens' son and Mayor Ed Koch. But alas there are limits even to my abilities to cover so much ground. But all three still lie there waiting for me to pay a visit, and one day I will. And when I do, I will surely report on it to you all. New York, it amazes me everyday!

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John Kelly — An Inspiration To All To be kind, compassionate and loyal is the description many would give to John Kelly. If you were lucky enough to meet John in your life, then you are blessed to have experienced an angel on earth who just got his wings to enter into heaven last week. John had many lessons to teach to the young boys in Xavier, as well as others who met him. He was a great coach who taught the athletes to have integrity, strength, resilience and loyalty. Win or lose, you were encouraged by John to have good sportsmanship. You knew right away when you met him that he walked the walk. He was fair and made everyone feel like they had a special talent to offer the team. He had a great big smile radiating out to all, even in his darkest hours. One of his strongest traits was to stay positive and strong in the face of adversity. His beautiful wife, Janine, seems to carry the same traits. She is perhaps the strongest woman I have ever met. My deepest condolences to you Janine and your sons, Seamus and Sean. You and John have raised great men. You are an amazing role model to so many, just like John was to all the children he coached. I write about John in this column because he is a hero and an example of a man who lived a life worth living. He fought the battle of ALS and wanted everyone to support ALS One to find a cure for this horrific disease. In lieu of flowers, the fam-

ily asked to donate to ALS One. This organization was close to John’s heart and we owe it to him to continue the fight. To be kind and generous are words that easily describe John. He inspired so many to do the right thing, work hard and never give up. He led by example and gave 100 percent in his life to service. His life was full of love, admiration and faith. I will remember him for his grace, kindness and love of life. We lost one of the best and we will never forget John Kelly. A true gentleman. I believe his boys will carry his legacy. Godspeed John. You are safe in God’s hands. The following is from John Kelly aka Kellster Strong: “I’m in God’s hand. Everything will work out. Stay calm, positive and strong. Never give up. We are all in God’s hand. Everything will work out. Keep calm positive and strong. Never give up. You are in my heart Lord and I am in your hand Lord. Everything will work out. Be calm positive and strong. Never give up.” Heaven just got one hell of a guy. We will never give up the fight John. Rest easy. You were an inspiration to us all. We will never forget you. God Bless.

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Matt Dory won male best dressed

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2018 WISH Community Service Scholarship Award Winner Lenny Mannino

Katy Silverstein-Gray won female best dressed

WISH of Rockaway would like to thank everyone who attended our 12th Annual Fundraiser. This fundraiser will continue our efforts to help others in the community. WISH would like to send a special thank you to the following people and businesses for their continued generosity: Creations for Celebrations (Danielle Dory) Favorable Presentations (Kerry Henning) Hawkeye Photography (Lauren Hawk) Flowers by Paper Panda DJ Teddy Connor Bradswich Genevieve Shaw Lynn Duffy Ellen McNulty and the entire staff and owners of Community House

Wish Board 2018

Special thanks to all who competed in our best dressed contest. Congratulations to Matt Dory and Katy Silverstein-Grey on being our male and female winners! ¡

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Owner enjoy’s over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space, 3BR’s, 2.5 baths, full fin. bsmt. plus a gorgeous yard with deck and fiber glass pool while collecting income on the other two rental apartments. $1,499,000

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Stately 4BR, 3.5 bath home is favored by glorious sun light and positioned on an expansive 6,000 sq. ft. property, you will be impressed the moment you step on to the massive front patio. $1,450,000

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This lovely home is an entertainer's dream! Large FLR, fireplace, den, grand FDR, granite EIK with sliders leading to a large back patio and an in-ground pool. Spacious BR's and huge front terrace with stunning ocean views. Parking for 5 cars, plus a 2 car garage. $2,199,000

This unique 5BR home is filled with sunlight all day long! The main level has open layout with HW floors, cathedral ceilings, 2BR's and full bath. Second floor has 3 BR's and 1 bath plus walk up attic with additional room. Private parking and a fullly detached 2 car garage. $990,000

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Some great photos have been placed in the playground next to the Broad Channel Library thanks to the Parks Department, The Jamaica Bay – Rockaway Parks Conservancy, NYC Ferry and yes, The Rockaway Times. These photos were submitted to The Rockaway Times

annual photo contest and were selected as favorites of the RT staff, but are not in the running for the grand prize. Stop by and see these gems by John McCann, Ann Kirby-Payne, Joe Seminara, Petra Becker, Amanda Christiansen, and Henry Feeney.

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Ask the DOC

By Peter Galvin, MD

Ligaments Ligaments are elastic bands of tissue that hold bones in place. Some parts of the body have multiple ligaments, for example the human hand. The hand has eight small bones held in place by multiple ligaments, similar to the ankle. A sprain is simply an injury that causes a ligament to tear, causing pain, bleeding, and swelling. But sometimes, in response to a sudden, strong movement or force, a ligament might be forced out of place. This is called subluxation. Similar to a dislocation, where a bone slips out of place in a joint, the process of placing

the ligament or bone back in place is called reduction. Some subluxations and dislocations reduce themselves and some must be reduced by medical personnel. Subluxations and dislocations are more common in young children as their ligaments are looser because it takes a number of years for ligaments to tighten up. Take, for example, the elbow. The elbow is a joint between the upper arm bone, the humerus, and the two forearm bones, the radius and the ulna. With your hand palm up, the radius is the outer bone and the ulna the inner. The humer-

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us has ligaments that connect it to the shoulder and elbow, but the radius and ulna have similar ligaments plus other ligaments that bind them to each other. At the elbow end of the radius and ulna there is a ligament called the annular radial ligament. This ligament connects them to each other and is very close to the elbow joint. One of the most common childhood injuries is called Nursemaid’s elbow and is commonly seen in children up to about age five. Nursemaid is an antiquated term for nanny. The medical term for Nursemaid’s elbow is elbow subluxation. When a child’s hand is pulled too strongly the annular ligament may slip off the bones into the elbow joint, or subluxate. When a child’s outstretched arm is pulled suddenly, you may hear or feel a “pop.” The child may briefly cry in pain, but the pain quickly subsides. The main symptom of Nursemaid’s elbow is a child’s inability to move the elbow or use the arm. This is because the subluxed ligament interferes

The Rockaway Times with the movement of the joint. The child may refuse to use the arm or sit with it in his/her lap. A medical professional may use one of several techniques to reduce the subluxation, or put the ligament back in its proper place. Prevention of this injury is simple. Avoid pulling a child’s wrists or hands abruptly, do not swing a child by their hands or wrists, and if a child pulls your hand in one direction, do not pull them back towards you. Always lift small children by the armpits and not the hands or wrists. Some children have very loose ligaments and even gentle traction may cause the injury. In children who have this injury multiple times, the pediatrician can teach the parents how to reduce the injury themselves. For more information go to: www.healthychildren.org/ English/health-issues/conditions/orthopedic/Pages/ Nursemaids-Elbow.aspx Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes.com


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Catching Up On Tiger

The recent wet weather forced the cancellation of the annual Broad Channel Memorial Day Parade. Actually, no one I spoke to could remember when this annual event had ever been canceled due to inclement weather prior to this year. Thankfully, the rain didn't prevent the two busloads of disabled veterans from St. Albans from showing up and enjoying

an afternoon of great food and entertainment provided by the guys and gals of our local VFW staff. A great big thank you is also extended to those Broad Channel residents who braved the soggy weather and stopped by to pay their respects and offer thanks to the vets for their service to our nation. I was watching with some interest Tiger Woods' performance at the Memorial Gold Tournament over this past weekend as he worked to get his game in shape for the upcoming U.S. Open next week at Shinnecock Hills. Unfortunately, Tiger’s putting game appears to remain his main impediment with his struggle to achieve the glory of years gone past, which went south on the professional golfer back in November of 2009 when he was injured in a car accident early Friday outside his Florida mansion. Prior to the accident, Tiger

was basically thought of as the God of Professional Golf, but that night his professional world came crashing down around him in a truly spectacular fashion. Initially, it was reported that Tiger was injured when his car hit both a tree and fire hydrant as he was leaving his driveway in the wee hours of the morning. His wife (at that time) stated she was in the house when she heard the accident and came out and broke the back window of Tiger’s vehicle with a golf club in order to get him out of the car. Of course, Twitter was still in its infancy back then but nevertheless, over a period of days, another storyline surfaced contradicting the initial one, now indicating that his wife had actually chased his vehicle down before breaking the rear window of the car with a golf club. I know most people reading

this today will simply yawn and say that c'mon, that was almost 10 years ago, but I have continually followed this story since 2009 and to date have yet to discover the answer to a burning question that has been foremost in my mind since that fateful morning. Did his wife use a wood or an iron to break the window? Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

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Testing The Future According to the dictionary, “dystopian literature is a genre of fictional writing used to explore social and political structures in ‘a dark, nightmare world.' The term dystopia is defined as a society characterized by poverty, squalor or oppression and the theme is most commonly used in science fiction and speculative fiction genres.” Some popular titles of dystopian literature are The Hunger Games, Divergent, and 1984, just to mention a few. It is a popular genre of literature and many of these novels become movies. I believe that the authors of these types of novels have written these

stories to scare us about the future if we continue certain habits. Over the past weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio had a press conference where he stated that he is going to revamp the specialized high school entrance process and restructure the schools. Now, I know from research for graduate school that New York City, and many other school systems in major cities, are just as segregated as they were in the 1960s. HOWEVER, this is not the answer. In the 1960s, Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short story called, “Harrison Bergeron.” The story is set in

the future in 2081 and there have been an additional 200 amendments added to the Constitution. In these amendments, it is inferred that in society, everyone is equal. How? For example, if you are attractive, they shave your eyebrows and make you wear props that make you appear unattractive. If you are strong and physically well-built, the Handicapper General makes you carry weights around so you will be seen as handicapped. Obviously the short story ends in tragedy as many dystopian stories do. Doesn’t anybody see this happening with the schools? Not everyone can get the trophy and attend a prestigious school. Some parents work with their children for many years to prepare for this exam. Should those students be penalized because they are either a different ethnicity and / or their parents earn more money than others? I do think the system needs to be revamped. I do believe students should take an exam, however, I think other factors should be weighed such as: attendance, report card grades and state ex-

The Rockaway Times ams throughout school. If you look at the school report cards, the successful eight schools de Blasio discusses have very low percent chronically absent students compared to some lower performing schools that have on average 50 percent students chronically absent. Teachers also need to be trained regarding the structure of the exam. Last year, for the first time in many years, the exam was changed and a high level of editing was added. Guess what: New York City School students do not generally learn verbs, verb tense, subject-verb agreement, etc. The test was also altered after I had already been working with a student on the older format. It was difficult to teach an eighth grader the skills mentioned above. So stop complaining and work with your children. De Blasio, offer prep classes to assist students with the structure of the exam. Have professional development for teachers and meetings early for parents. I would love to hear your thoughts about this. Email: beth81772@aol.com.

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THE GOLDEN VENTURE Continued from Page 6 two females and a male. They didn’t speak English, but I told them to hold on to the life ring. They understood that. I started screaming at the guys on the beach to pull us back,” McFadden said. What he didn’t know at the time was that the rope had run out and the five officers on the beach had formed a human chain to give the rope an extension. Together, they pulled each other in and got McFadden and the three survivors to shore. McFadden took the three survivors into a police car and brought them to one of the only heated buildings in Fort Tilden at the time—the church. “After that point, all of the backup started to arrive—fire trucks, helicopters, other police, the Coast Guard, reporters. They all showed up at once and never stopped coming,” he said. As word spread, both Don Morgan, a 101st Precinct NYPD Officer, and Charlie Senzel, a police captain for the NYPD Patrol Borough for Queens, said they got a call, saying, “The aliens are landing in Rockaway.” Morgan was on patrol on Beach 19th Street at the time. “My partner and I start driving uptown and at first we thought it was hysterical because we kept looking at the sky, expecting to see a UFO,” Morgan said. But nothing was funny about the scene they encountered. “My partner and I got there and saw bodies floating in the water and along the shoreline. They had plastic bags tied together and swung across their neck and they were jumping out of the boat with all of their belongings. I think that’s what caused some of them to drown,” Morgan recalled. Ten people died in the incident. Some bodies were found that night, others in the days after. Others had tried to escape once they reached land. “They had other cops looking under people’s porches and in crawl spaces. There were a lot of phone calls to 911 about naked people running around Belle Harbor and hiding in people’s homes,” Morgan said. Senzel

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 was one of the officers asked to search. “I was told to come back later in the evening to start doing the search. We went into the bunkers, we had dogs, helicopters, but we didn’t find anybody,” Senzel said. The rescue effort would continue on into the morning. “At around noon, this guy in a suit comes up to me and says he was from Immigration and that I could leave now, he had it under control. I said, ‘it’s all yours’ and I walked away,’” McFadden said. Some of the survivors were brought to area hospitals, like Peninsula Hospital. “We were asked to come down from all of the floors to the ER. There were so many of them, there weren’t enough stretchers. A lot of them came in for hypothermia and it was very scary because they looked like children and were so malnourished and didn’t understand English,” Lorraine Finke, a nurse’s aide at Peninsula Hospital said. “They weren’t with us that long.” The Golden Venture had contained 286 Chinese immigrants and 13 crewmembers. Many of the immigrants came from the Fujian province of China, one of the poorest provinces at the time, where the onechild policy was being strictly enforced and forced sterilization and abortions were becoming common. Many of those aboard the Golden Venture paid as much as $40,000 for the ride to freedom, for the chance at a better life in America. But the ride there almost cost them their lives. The voyage began in February 1993, where 90 immigrants boarded off of Thailand. In March 1993, the boat made a stop at Kenya to pick up another 200 immigrants that had been stranded there after another smuggling ship broke down. Before running aground in Fort Tilden, most had spent 112 days at sea, living in squalor, in cramped conditions, surviving on rations. An at-sea hurricane almost capsized the boat. The trip was coordinated with Chinese gang members, who were supposed to pick up the passengers at sea, but that meeting never happened. When

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the crew saw the city skyline, they knew they had reached the land of freedom, and it was full speed ahead, right into the sand off Fort Tilden. Desperate to finally touch land, many of the immigrants chose to jump from the boat, and some chose to run. Six of them escaped. Those who were “saved,” spent many days in jail, instead of enjoying freedom. At the time, policies would allow for the immigrants, especially those seeking asylum from the one-child limitation, to be released on bond. As illegal immigration became a growing problem as the Clinton administration stepped in, a decision was made to make an example out of the passengers and send a message that illegal immigration was not so easy. The passengers were detained by the newly formed Immigration and Naturalization Service. Over the years, 14 juveniles were released to court custody, 35 immigrants received political asylum, 55 were released on bond or INS parole, two received artist visas, and 111 chose the option of being deported, either back to China, or to seek asylum in South America, as it was better than spending their days in jail. It wasn’t until February 1997 that President Clinton finally decided to release 53 of those in jail, on parole, but they weren’t given legal status. Of the 111 that were deported, about half of them made their way back to the U.S. Today, it is believed about 200 Golden Venture passengers are living in the United States, many of them not being able to do much other than work in or own a Chinese restaurant, without legal status. It is almost certain those who came on the Golden Venture, haven’t forgotten either, 25 years later. While The Rockaway Times couldn’t track down any of the survivors, we were told that that day had a lasting impact. “I was down by the beach in Fort Tilden sometime before Hurricane Sandy and it was a really windy day, but I saw all these people beautifully dressed for a wedding. They were Asian. I started talking to

The Rockaway Times them and they said they chose that location because they had family members come there on the Golden Venture,” Senzel claims. What ever came of the boat? Shortly after the grounding, it was removed, renamed United Caribbean and used as a cargo vessel in the Caribbean. Later, it was purchased by Palm Beach County for $60,000 and deliberately sunk off the coast of Boca Raton, Fl on August 22, 2000, to be used as an artificial reef that is now popular among divers. It lays on the bottom of the ocean floor, broken into three pieces due to damage over time caused by hurricanes. As far as the organizers go, they paid for their crimes. Lee Peng Fei, the mastermind behind the smuggling plan, who had bought the ship, was arrested in Bangkok in 1995, tried in 2000, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Chen Chui Ping, also known as Sister Ping, a notorious snakehead based in Chinatown in New York, had put up the money for the scheme. She was arrested in Hong Kong in 2000 and sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2006, however she wouldn’t finish that sentence. Ping died of cancer in a Texas prison in April 2014. The USPP officers were later awarded for their rescue efforts, with each receiving a Medal of Valor from the Department of Interior and other lifesaving awards, and McFadden receiving a Medal of Honor from the Park Police for swimming out to save passengers. The officers still haven’t forgotten June 6, 1993, a day that also marks the anniversary for another huge event 49 years before—D-Day. “If it wasn’t for Dave Somma spotting that boat, that morning, when the sun rose and the fishermen would come down to go fishing, it would have looked more like the Normandy beaches on D-Day, with bodies all over the beach and water,” McFadden said. “I can’t believe it’s been 25 years,” Somma said. “I’m telling you, I can replay the video in my mind as if it happened now.”


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Here comes the Rockaway Groan, (succinctly coined by Rockaway Times Publisher, Kevin Boyle)! With an eclectic lineup of live music, theater, arts — all against a backdrop of our beautiful boardwalk, ocean and bay front, why leave Rockaway in the summertime! This is the place to be! LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, June 7 8 p.m. Guess what’s on tap at Rogers tonight? Drum roll please….It’s Open Mic! So get ready to listen, dance and play! However, while you patiently queue up to show what you’ve got, feel free to mingle and hydrate yourself at Rockaway’s oldest Irish pub with Rockaway’s finest at Rogers. 203 Beach 116th Street Friday, June 8 5 p.m. Kick off happy hour with some of your Irish favorites with The Brooklyn Bards at The Wharf. Nothing goes better with Irish music than an after-work beer. 416 Beach 116th Street Friday, June 8 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Leave all your work week worries behind and let loose as Bad Sign literally knocks the clouds out of the sky with their foot-stomping lineup of classic rock and blues at Caracas. This is an evening of good ole’ fashion music therapy you won’t want to miss! Caracas, Beach 106th Concession Friday, June 8 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Head downtown and show some love for DredSurfer and Jammin’ Jon as they host their first-ever open mic! According to Jon, “this will be a truly historic west meets east” with a full open mic, further complemented with the ever-popular Dennis James and his band, Wonda Funk. If folks show up, this could happen all summer! DredSurfer Grill, Beach 17th Street & Boardwalk

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Friday, June 8 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Make a giant splash into the weekend with Rockaway’s infectious band, The Wades at Bungalow Bar. As you literally wade into their fabulous lineup of 50s, 60s and 70s rock — don’t be surprised if by the end of the night you’ve lost your voice, because they will have you singing your heart out all evening long! 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, June 8 7 p.m. Singer and guitarist Jim “Wolfie” McGrath sings all your favorite covers from modern to classic to even Irish tunes, at the BayHouse. Grab some dinner, catch the music and stay for the sunset. 500 Bayside, Breezy Point Friday, June 8 8 p.m. Aft into the Belle Harbor Yacht Club and go sailing on the soothing vocals and guitar acoustics of Rockaway’s own Irish crooner, Walter Ensor. 533 Beach 126th Street Friday, June 8 9 p.m. Get your country swagger on as famous rocker, turned country music crooner, RJ Scouton takes the stage at Rogers’ Country Western Night. If artists like Allison Krauss, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Eddie Vedder are on your list of all time favorites, this is one night you’ll want to have your cowboy hat and boots on as you stomp the night away to Scouton’s addictive bluegrass, country, and rock n roll music. 203 Beach 116th Street Saturday, June 9 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Riis goes Bollywood as Vic Thrill (of The Bogmen) and special guests take the stage. This will be a fun-filled day of amazing music. Riis Beach Park Bazaar: 16702 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Saturday, June 9 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Head to Rippers and experience real swamp style rock n’ roll, blues and rockabilly with

Barbecue Bob & the Spareribs. Rippers Beach 86th Street Concession. Saturday, June 9 8 p.m. Make a beeline to Healy's with your favorite mates and get ready for a grand night as Waltor Ensor sweetens you with his Irish tunes. Ensor doesn’t mind if you want to share your own musical talents, just be prepared to bow and toast, Sláinte! for a good ole’ Rockaway Irish-flavored night! 108-07 Rockaway Beach Drive Saturday, June 9 9 p.m. Lookin’ for a small classic rock and blues band with a BIG sound? Well look no further than Rogers, as Friends in Sound takes the stage playing your favorite Clapton, Hendrix, Deep Purple, Foreigner, Stones and more songs! This is one evening you will be groovin’ and movin’ to your favorite hits. 203 Beach 116th Street Saturday, June 9 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. One of Rockaway’s favorites, Wine with Sue, will rock the Breezy Point Surf Club (BPSC) with your favorite party rock covers at summer time favorite, Captain’s Gig Irish Pub and Restaurant. Note that while BPSC’s amenities are open to only members, Captain’s Gig, is open to ALL every Friday and on weekends. Pay $10 at the gate to get a voucher for access, that can also be used towards food or beverages at Captain’s Gig. 1 Beach 227th Street, Breezy Point Sunday, June 10 4 p.m. What better venue to revel in Rockaway’s Celtic trad roots — than with the charming vocals and versatile guitar-playing of Rockaway’s born and bred Irish musician and vocalist, Walter Ensor — than at Rogers, Rockaway’s oldest Irish pub? Come on in and find out! 203 Beach 116th Street Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Connollys’ ever-popular Open

Mic Night, hosted by Squid, is finally back. If you plan on stepping up to the mic, get there early so you can sign up because it gets packed! But fear not, sip on Connolly's world famous piña coladas as you vibe to great live music! 155 Beach 95th Street Sunday, June 10 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attention Deadheads! You’re not gonna want to miss Solshyne at The Wharf! Grab a burger, a beer and rock out to Solshyne before the stellar sunset off the bay. 416 Beach 116th Street Saturdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. At DredSurfer Beach 17th Concession — Bring in the ole’ time days back with live sweet reggae music — what bettah’ way to kick off yuh summer — Caribbean style, right on de beach? DredSurfer Grill, Beach 17th Street & Boardwalk OTHER ART NEWS Friday, June 8 7 p.m. From fire-breathing clowns, midget strippers and even a real life giraffe — you won’t want to miss the opening of Ricky Zia’s unflappable art exhibition at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. And if that’s not enough, the first 25 guests will receive a free autographed pretzel! So whether you come for the art show, the free pretzel or of course, Tacoway Beach’s off the hook tacos, this will be an evening you won’t ever forget. Show runs through June 19. 302 Beach 87th Street Weekends, June 9-24 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jason Novetsky brings Conundra, his solo show featuring painting, drawing and sculpture. The opening reception is Sunday, June 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring live jazz music. The exhibit is open weekends through June 24. sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Got info on live music and art exhibitions coming up in Rockaway and Broad Channel? Send it to kami@rockawaytimes.com with the subject line: “Rockaway Good Times.”

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I am SO glad you exist. I wanted to write in with a question and have not been clear, BUT today I am. Last night, something happened while I was out in Rockaway and it happens often and I'm so sick of dealing with it the way I have been, so I'm writing you, and I think some women can also relate. I'm out with girlfriends, and some dude infiltrates. He's nice, so we don't shoo him away, and he buys us drinks and then attaches himself on to us. Here is my problem: I am so nice and friendly and start to feel bad for this guy, and then he becomes "my friend" and I feel responsible for him! Ugh, then he trails around me for the rest of the night. Why won't he see he is not wanted? Help. I'm too nice. Dear Nice Nancy, The beautiful thing is you care, you are loving and perhaps an empath? So, it's wonderful you’re friendly. And when you and all people really are having a good time, and you're open and available with a smile, eye contact or a welcoming grace, you are then available to "make a new friend." Many people say don't accept the drink from someone, so you don't have to owe something. I say that is BS. If someone offers you a drink, it's ok to receive it, and be grateful and nice. At any point, you don't owe anyone anything ever. It's a tad rude to receive the drink, then completely walk off or ignore a person, but

that one drink that costs $8 does not qualify a person to spend the whole night with you. The best tip ever: look him/ her in the eyes and say "thank you" fully, with a genuine thank you that this person is offering you a drink. And it's also ok to say "no thank you." And if they push you to take a drink as some gentlemen do, DO NOT explain; repeat "no thank you." I use to be a big drinker and now I'm not. It makes some folks uncomfortable to be around someone who doesn't drink, and that can cause some annoyance from either of you. You can always ask for water (a gal can't be too hydrated.) Again, receiving it with pleasure. When it's time, you feel the leaching happening and you want your space back, it’s your strong communication, "thank you, it was nice meeting you, I'm going back to being with my friends right now" that will end the connection. There is no need to explain yourself (ever), smile and shake his hand, and repeat, "It was nice meeting you." If he responds again with some passive aggressiveness. Repeat the sentence, no more, no less. Another tip, if being direct and clear is too confronting, only accept people into your space who you know, like and trust. Happy Summer Goddess! See you at Burlesque at the Castle! Enchantress Shane guides women with confidence in their passion driven business, art, or creativity. For more info., go to: www.enchantedembodiment.com


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Rockaway Gliders Win in Brooklyn

For the second year in a row, the Rockaway Gliders won the Masters Team competition (age 40+) in the Kenneth Dolan Memorial 5K. More than 550 runners participated in the event, which was held on June 3 in Prospect Park. The run benefits an Iona College student in need of financial support. The runners pictured (from left to right) and their 5K times are: Dan Mazzuchin (19:00), Rob Cole (21:00) and Tom Patchett (18:17).

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SPOTTED: NOT FORBIDDEN

This revolutionary picture was snapped in the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Forbidden City is a palace and museum complex built during the Ming Dynasty (and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no longer forbidden to regular folk). Steve Crowley and Nancy Wen look quite regal in the palace surroundings and those Rockaway Times t-shirts are a real treasure!


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LOCAL COLOR: CATCHING UP We might be a little biased but we think some of the best photographers in the world live in Rockaway. We try to print some every week, but we got backed up a bit the past couple of weeks, so we’ve got extra this time around. 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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Rockaway Little League Recap CRAZY WEATHER, GREAT ACTION By Alison Kase

In a checkered week of more rain, with a little sun and a touch of chill for Sunday, Rockaway Little League (RLL) continued to swing into another week of softball and baseball play at Ft. Tilden. The highlight of the week was RLL’s mid-season celebration of AllStar Games. Players were selected from each of our competitive divisional teams to face-off each other in our very well-attended, fun-filled spectacular. The true heroes of the day were RLL’s grounds crew, headed by John Duggan and Matt Piccione, who after early morning torrential rainstorms, were able to prepare the fields so the kids could play their games. Thanks, guys! In Major Boys’ action, James Youssef pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts for the L. Mahoney Real Estate Rockies. Jayden McMilleon went 3-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Brendan Armour went 3-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Ben Gressel went 2-3 with a walk and two RBIs and Seamus Mack went 2-4 with two RBIs. The overall score of the game was 10-2 over the Delmar Pizza

MJB Reds. Great effort, boys! Denis S. O'Connor Inc MJB Giants continued their undefeated season with a 6-1 win over the L. Mahoney Real Estate Rockies on Tuesday evening. The following day’s play proved fruitful for the Delmar Pizza MJB Reds who won their game over the DriveSafe Auto Center MJB Orioles by a score of 13-5.

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Minor Boys’ saw the Empire Unlimited Angels win 14-0 win over the American Legion Post #272 Cardinals. The Cardinals came back strong a few days later, winning their Saturday game against the Class Act Photo MNB Orioles in a score of 20-17, and then the Cardinals finished out their weekend with a 1-0 win, once again, over the Orioles. Hang tough Orioles! Lastly, the Storage Fox Diamondbacks won 11-10 against the Bartoli Chiropractic Athletics. In Minor Girls’ competition, The Laquila Hornets stung the Walsh Property Eagles last Thursday in a 5-4 victory. Fantastic pitching by Hornets pitchers, Hayden Hutchby and Annabelle Tallon, backed by the stellar fielding of Cate Urcioli, Aria Tomassetti, Julliette Tallon, Niamh Tubridy and Charlotte Moriarity, and key hits by Maraid Fitzgerald, Mary McManus and Fiona Murphy served the Eagles their second loss of the season. The Eagles came back on Saturday to defeat the Rockaway WISH Clippers in a pitching gem of their own. Starting pitcher Siobhan O'Sullivan struck out eight batters in three innings. She was followed by middle-reliever, Michaela Gennaro, who struck out four, and closing pitcher, Gina Rock, who struck out three in a row in the last inning. Katie Flanagan extended her hit-

ting streak to three games. After hitting a double to drive in a run, Lauren Owens stole a would-be home run from the Clippers with a spectacular catch in left-field. Lots going on with Major Girls’ this week with the Knights of Columbus 2672 Wildcats winning over the Lola Star Pioneers (17-6). Lana's Loft Bobcats went on to win against the Knights of Columbus 2672 Wildcats 5-4. The Knights of Columbus 2672 Wildcats edged the Graybeards Blazers on Sunday in a 10-9 nail-biter. Sunday’s play continued with the Lana's Loft Bobcats winning over the Lola Star Pioneers (7-3), and Lana's Loft Bobcats won again over the Graybeards Blazers later that day in a 17-13 win. In PeeWee Senior Baseball, the week kicked off with the Zwerling Ophthalmology Orioles winning versus the ABLE Discovery Center for Children Diamondbacks (15-2). The Breezy Point Lumber Cardinals beat the A.O.H. Division 21 PWS Athletics (10-1). The Pirates took a win over the Rockies (11-0). The Walsh Management Angels topped the ABLE Discovery Center for Children Diamondbacks (11-4), and finally the Rockaway Midshipmen Fearless Z Blue Jays triumphed over the Servpro of Northwest Brooklyn Pirates (7-5).


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