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VOL. 6, NO. 18 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

Looking at The Bright Side

Photo by Charlie Kinzie

7 Years After Sandy Harbor Light Is Open Hotel and Condos Rising New Playground New Businesses Photo by Kevin Sautner

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RISE Rises to the Occasion for Sandy Anniversary Planting What better way to commem- cane Sandy by doing something a future storm? That’s exactly orate the anniversary of Hurri- to protect the peninsula against what a number of volunteers did on Saturday, October 19, as part of RISE’s Sandy Anniversary planting and clean-up. Dozens of volunteers reported to Beach 44th Street last Saturday, October 19 to join RISE (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equality), formerly the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, and take place in an effort to clean up the dunes and help

make them stronger with various plantings to create a buffer against flooding. A large group of kids to adults came out to show their support and put in the work to help create a stronger peninsula ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Thank you to the many volunteers and to RISE for holding this event around each anniversary of the storm.

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Community Pleads With CEC to Show Support in Shelter Battle By Katie McFadden

The community is hoping that the District 27 Community Education Council gets on board with opposing the proposed shelter for Beach 101st Street and instead, consider advocating for the building to be used for educational purposes. At a District 27 CEC meeting at Scholars’ Academy on Monday, October 21, parents, students and other community members came out strong to plead their case for why the proposed shelter that will house 120 men, is not a good fit for a location just one block away from multiple schools that hold as many as 5,000 students. Many provided their reasons and some even suggested that the Department of Education consider the proposed shelter location as the site of a future school instead. “There’s no contract signed there with the Department of Home-

less Services (DHS) yet. We have requested that the Department of Ed look at that building. It would make us all very happy if you took this building on 101st Street and made it into a universal 3K and Pre-K,” Democratic District Leader Lew Simon said before the board. Even students from Scholars’ Academy came out to express their direct concerns with the shelter if it were to be approved.

“As a student who participates in many clubs and activities in the school, before and after school, the darkness doesn’t secure my safety. I’m going to be commuting to and from school, without adult supervision, at times when my safety is at risk. Due to the late hours, I have to wait at bus stops for long periods of time, when residents of these shelters are asked to leave. This

allows interactions between student and shelter residents to increase. How will my and other students’ safety be ensured outside of school hours?” a student named Sean said. “Also, our school yard is permanently open to the public. During lunch, students utilize this area to do homework and play games, but if this shelter opens, how will we have to alter our use of this area? The only thing separating this yard from the public is a fence, which can be very discomforting to many students that will encounter interactions with these shelter residents.” Irene Dougherty, a concerned parent of students at Scholars’ Academy, as well as a representative for Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, further explained some concerns over the proposed shelter’s proximity to the school. “We are very conContinued on page 5

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COMMUNITY PLEADS Continued from Page 3 cerned with the homeless shelter. It’s 592 feet from our school. We’re not unsympathetic to the plight of the homeless. Anyone can be a few paychecks away from being homeless. However, this peninsula is not the best place. We are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. We have one hospital, no trauma center. If they need doctors, they have to travel, plus this is a transportation desert. Everyone here on the CEC is a parent, so from one parent to another, we’re asking that you recognize our concern,” Dougherty said. Among some of those concerns, Dougherty spoke of how the shelter residents would be required to leave the building after 8 a.m., when some of the nearby high school students don’t start class until 8:45 a.m.; how it is unknown whether or not the shelter residents will include a mentally ill population; and how if any shelter residents have been involved in any sex-

ual crimes, that they would not have to be identified at the shelter, giving the public no notice. Dougherty proposed an alternative to the shelter plan instead, saying,” Here’s a building that the city is putting money into. Maybe we can use that. We have quite a few District 75 children that would strive in a smaller building.” Another parent made a point that if the shelter were approved, it would be a deterrent for parents to send their children to the nearby schools. “Scholars' is a school that has been proven to draw in children not only from this district, but other boroughs. It has had incredible success. If there is a homeless shelter here, this is going to enter into the decision of a parent who is considering sending their children to this school or to the other nearby schools, which have been trying to encourage students to come to them. They previously closed down the school that was there and opened up these new schools and are hopeful. Putting a shelter one block away

is going to discourage students from coming to these schools,” the parent said. Also among the speakers were local resident Torey Schnupp and Attorney Mike Scala, who have been among those leading the shelter protest since the start, as part of Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters. Schnupp spoke about the safety concerns the shelter would pose to students in the area, and criticized Mayor de Blasio for his failed policies in response to the homeless crisis. Scala explained some of the legal concerns he’s discovered within the shelter contract, especially if the shelter is used to house the mentally ill, which Scala says several parts of the contract, including mentions of mental health services, suggest it’s a possibility. That possibility has parents like Patrick Larkin very concerned. “We don’t know who’s going to be there. There are 5,000 children in these schools. It only takes one predator and I don’t want my child or anyone’s child to be that one because the

Page 5 City of New York fell through on their guarantee for our children to have a safe education,” Larkin said. After hearing from the speakers, District 27 CEC member Alysa O’Shea, who herself suggested that the proposed shelter was in a bad location, made a motion for the CEC to write a letter, supporting Community Board 14’s recommendation to deny the shelter, something that was also requested at the last CEC meeting on the topic. However, a member of the CEC claimed that they haven’t received CB14’s letter about the decision yet, and some other members are new to the CEC and suggested that they’d like to see CB14’s recommendation before making a decision. Lew Simon said he would send it to the CEC. Some also suggested inviting DHS back for another meeting to provide further information. However, with one CEC member acknowledging that “no one wants this,” it seems as if they are willing to throw their support behind the community.

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Keeping it Local When Away So, the big wedding day came, and we were so happy to celebrate with friends, family and mermaids, a true gathering of sea people! But we did it inland, away from the sea, although there was a small waterway nearby, the Maspeth Kill, we were surrounded by land. And how did it all come together? Well, it started with a vision, and the Highlanders of Shorefront provided that by looking for a blank canvas with which to paint their masterpiece. But we learned that a blank canvas takes a lot of paint to complete the picture. The blank slate was 99 Scott in Bushwick, only a few minutes from my old Greenpoint stomping grounds. As it turns out, 99 Scott is an oasis in an industrial setting. But where do you turn for the paint? Rockaway, of course. We started by engaging with a caterer. And the suggestions we received were unanimous: get Mary Morgan of Ludwig’s. We met Mary during a particularly difficult time in her life. Not really knowing her personally, we found not just a caterer, but a new friend, and a psychic guide for the path we were to walk. And the choice was inspired, as guests continue to not only rave about the quality of the food, but the quantity of food, especially the appetizers, which as you know sets the whole tone for what is to follow. In addition, her staff could not have been nicer or more professional, and do they ever work hard and long to make it work. And did you know that Whitney, yes that Whit, drove his truck with the oven right into the outdoor cocktail party and served his signature dish: pizza. Whole pies only, no slice for you, one

year! Spectacular. And while sipping some wine, throughout the whole wedding was Geoff Rawling painting the happy couple, kilt and all. Yes, Geoff paints live events. But as many of the mer-people know, one cannot live by bread alone. Rockawayites require drink, too. And if you invite the sea people to a wedding and run out of grog, then you are in trouble. Who to turn to? Why Billy Heeran and Mikey Egan of course, because they under-

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stand the dynamics for keeping the locals well-hydrated! And did they ever. With a team of locals, faces everyone knows, there was never a line at any bar, and to my understanding they broke the record for Irish coffees served in one setting! Wowee! After food and drink, you have to have great music. There are so many choices in Rockaway that it would be too hard to choose, so the Scots went with an outside band that was phenomenal. But we had to add that local flavor to get it just right, so enter stage right: Tiffany Lyons and Simon Chardiet. They handled the cocktail hour as if it were a cool jazz club and you were watching the two coolest cats in the club. When it came to the couples first song together, they went left again, and chose the electrifying Billy Campion, who played an original tune on an acoustic guitar backed by his electronics. He later joined the band for an all-together stunning version of Into the Mystic. If your feet didn’t hurt from dancing all afternoon, it had to be be-

The Rockaway Times cause of Billy and Mikey’s serving skills. Now when all that is said and done, you gotta have cake. And Rockaway has a great cake maker—Melissa Donovan, owner of Regal Icing Cakery. Let me tell you, she makes a delicious cake and cupcake. How do you remember all this happening? Well you can’t. Which is why you hire a videographer. And of course, Rockaway has one of the nicest ones around, Travis Mitterway of Video Mittermax Films. Unobtrusive, but omnipresent. Perfect. And oh yeah, the wedding ceremony was written by the happy couple and included the Scottish hand-tying wedding protocol that included historical references to “tying the knot” and “a year and a day,” which was admirably administered by the mystical minister Nancy Gahles in a flowing vestment. God truly blessed the event and couple. So, when you leave the peninsula, even for a big day, remember to take Rockaway with you, and spread the love. We live in a truly special place!


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***** Tuesday marks the seventh anniversary of the storm that changed everything. Coincidentally enough, The Rockaway Times would probably not be in existence if not for the storm (which triggered so many things, good and bad). As a reminder, please consider checking your emergency supplies (flashlights, water, batteries, etc). ***** Longtime Belle Harbor resident Bill Hanson, 65, who ran Roxbury Mills with his wife, Nancy, some years back, was killed when a glider plane he was operating crashed in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania last Friday. Bill was an experienced pilot and so far, it’s unclear as to what happened. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National

Transportation Safety Board are investigating. We extend our deep condolences to his many friends and family. ***** The annual $5,000 Giveaway to raise the money for Christmas lights in Broad Channel is on. Tickets for the raffle are $50 and only 400 tickets will be sold. There will be a grand prize winner of $5000 and nine additional cash prizes. The raffle will be drawn on Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m. at Bungalow Bar. The winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at www.bclights19.eventbrite. com ***** Speaking of Broad Channel, the 2020 Broad Channel Historical Calendar is once again available for purchase (the $5 cost is historic). You can purchase them at the All-American Bagel & Barista or by contacting Barbara Torborg at broadchannelhistoricalsociety.org ***** It’s not your ordinary word

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search! One of our more popular features is the Rockaway Word Search (which we make ourselves, believe it or not), and occasionally we fake you out and leave a name out or misspell one. Don’t you know, it’s a bonus when you find one of these. Please email us at Mail@Rockawaytimes.com and maybe we’ll give you a mention right here. ***** We try to get it from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. We asked current City Councilman Eric Ulrich about his plans and he said: “I’m not running for Borough President next year, presuming Melinda Katz wins this November and there is a vacancy. As far as the rumor goes that I am leaving before the end of my term, I have no plans to go anytime soon. I love my job! And I am committed to making this my most productive term.” ***** The Graybeards have a drop box for those needing to retire American flags. The office is located at 129-04 New-

The Rockaway Times port Avenue (the office drop is on Beach 129th Street). If you need help getting your flag down, someone from The Graybeards can do that for you. Email Office@Thegraybeards.com with details. And The Graybeards with the RIBS will be sponsoring a food drive, collecting bags on November 9. Stay tuned for more details. ***** The Rockaway Medical Arts building on Beach 105th and RBB is open. Not that we have much more information than that (because their public relations/ external affairs people seem to be in hiding). We were told that more than 2000 procedures/ operations have been done since they opened in August. Imagine how many they would have clocked if people knew what was going on there?! ***** Hello advertisers. If You Know Rockaway, You Know Your Ad Belongs In The Rockaway Times. 718-634-3030. Thanks!


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ROCKAWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE PRESENTS: BEACH TOWEL Starting Saturday, October 26 and running through November 30, the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) A will present w Beach Towel, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Evan Mazellan in RAA’s sTudio 6 Gallery. Mazellan’s seven paintings on view, which vary in scale, remain consistently proportional to the dimensions of a common iPhone screen. Working from photographs taken with his personal mobile device, the subjects are rendered in oil stick rather than oil paint, and use common techniques and mark-making methods native to the disciplines of drawing and traditional printmaking. This acts as a means for problematizing the austerity of painting as a category in favor of a sketch’s more innate, free-flowing intimacy.

Beach towels and bouquets: the artist’s interest in these ubiquitous objects comes out of their unique tendency to showcase combinations of kitsch-ridden cliché and vernacular specificity absorbed from the local contexts in which they appear. Each painting provides a glimpse into a very personal space, though partially veiled. Evan Mazellan (born in 1990 in Orange County, CA and raised in Marion, IN) lives and works in Rockaway Beach, NY. He graduated with a degree in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2013 and currently studies under renowned artist Rudolf Stingel. This will be his first solo exhibition with RAA. (Studio hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12–4pm; and by appointment. The Opening Reception is Saturday, October 26, 2–6 p.m. the Rockaway Artists Alliance sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden.For more information, contact Chris Viaggio, RAA Project Manager, at c.viaggio@raanyc. org

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This Week in History OCTOBER 24 Robin Caparella Hoffman was born. Marni Sugar was born. Ian Harbison was born.

2004 - After an 86-year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.

1931 - The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic. 1945 - The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.

OCTOBER 28 1886 -The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. 1940 - Italy invaded Greece during World War II.

OCTOBER 25 1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer died in Lon- OCTOBER 29 don. Kim Jenkusky was born. 1983 - The United States invaded the 1929 - The New York Stock Exchange Caribbean nation of Grenada. crashed on Black Tuesday, precipiOCTOBER 26 tating the Great Depression. Maria Colon was born. 2012 – Hurricane Sandy. 1825 - The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, OCTOBER 30 Mark Dana was born. opened. 2005 - The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first 1938 - Radio broadcast of The War World Series in 88 years. of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, caused nationwide panic among lisOCTOBER 27 teners. Kevin Brown was born. 1974 - Muhammad Ali knocked out 1904 - New York City's first rapid George Foreman in the eighth round transit subway, the IRT, opened. 1997 - The Dow Jones industrial av- of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire erage fell 554.26 points, forcing the (“rumble in the jungle”) to regain his stock market to shut down. world heavyweight title.

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prove our capital process.” Starting today, October 23, contractors who are interested in learning more about upcoming projects and want to view the contract documents can do so online. Previously, contractors were only able to view the documents by going to the Olmsted Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but now, by bringing the system online, Parks is cutting out some of the legwork to help expedite and improve the process. With the online system, the Parks Department says they are making the process more competitive in an effort to yield more bids, widen the contractor pool, and present opportunities for small businesses and MWBE contractors that may have not had the same access to these resources in the past.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer demanded new federal action by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would force the baby food industry to address the presence of heavy metals in their products and alleviate concerns raised by parents for the health and safety of their youngest and most vulnerable. Schumer explained that a comprehensive study commissioned by Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) found that 95% of tested baby foods contained toxic metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. According to the report, 168 baby foods were tested, and one in four products contained all four toxic heavy metals. The samples tested covered 61 brands and 13 types of food, including infant formula, teething biscuits, cereals, and fruit juices, all of which were selected by parents

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Rockaway’s Craftiest: Meet Gina Osse of Glosse Artworks By Kami-Leigh Agard

In this Rockaway Times series, we spotlight the eclectic band of crafty artists living on the peninsula. These individuals stand out not just because of their creativity and indisputable talent, but the oxygen fueling the passion behind their work—living and breathing in Rockaway. We hope this series gives readers the incentive to support these local artists, who invest their soul, time and energy in producing works of art that reflect what makes our peninsula an unparalleled place to call home. A few years ago, Arverne resident Gina Osse found herself in a bleak depression. After losing her employment at one of the largest financial institutions in NYC, she became consumed by a darkness that she could not seem to resurrect from. However, in 2014,

the damning clouds started to break when with her husband’s encouragement, she started to paint as an outlet to release the feelings that were suffocating her. In the following Q&A, the budding abstract artist, who has a right to crow as she won the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) Viewer’s Choice Award two years in a row, describes how art and her faith in God became her saving grace. RT: You mentioned that you are originally from Long Island City. What brought you to Rockaway? GO: When my mom passed away, my sister was living with her in St. Albans, and she found a postcard addressed to my mother about Arverne By The Sea. Then one Sunday, she said, “Let’s check these houses out, even for a giggle.” So we came out, looked at the model homes, and as they say, the rest

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ROCKAWAY’S CRAFTIEST Continued from Page 16 painting helped you through a rough patch in your life. How so? GO: Painting really helped me through a dark period of depression. When I first started, I used a lot of dark colors because that’s what I felt was in my life. What ends up on canvas just comes from my heart as I paint what I feel at the time. I see how my depression has lifted because now my paintings have lighter colors. Painting has really helped me express my emotions. RT: You also are a certified life coach. How does that tie into your evolution as an artist? GO: With my training as a life coach, we had to first dig within before we could start mentoring or coaching anyone else. I was at place in my life, when I felt that I was not good enough. My mother was a great provider and mom, but she had the ‘back in the day’ mindset that

you are black, you’re a woman, and to protect me she would prevent me from pursuing certain endeavors. It wasn’t her intention to snub out my life, but unfortunately that’s what happened. It took a long time for me to realize that I am good enough. I can participate in anything I choose. So I made the conscious decision to put my foot forward and allow myself to be vulnerable. So coaching other women and girls facing challenges such as domestic abuse, coupled with putting my artwork out there to be judged are both humbling and empowering.

a canvas, how does your creativity unravel? GO: Let’s say, I’m out and about, and something inspires me, be it colors or even a handbag. I’ll just sit in front of the canvas, choose my colors and just paint. It just depends on what’s flowing from me at the time. Art, music, poetry comes from the soul. It can’t be predicted. I also write short stories and the subject matter is always based upon how I’m feeling or something that transpired. I just release it all on canvas or paper.

RA: You just started painting, so how did you muster up the courage to submit your work to the RAA? GO: My husband is always on the internet, and when he discovered the RAA, he told me to submit my paintings, and I was like, “Oh no! Nobody is going to like my stuff. I’m not a trained artist.� However, he finally convinced me. I submitted six paintings in RT: When you sit in front of 2014, and two of them were

Page 17 accepted, and in 2014 and 2015, I won the RAA’s Viewer’s Choice Award. RT: A lot of your Instagram posts are filled with spiritual quotes. For example, “God didn’t add another day to your life because you needed it, he added it because someone out there needs you.� Your spirituality seems so deep, yet I sense a yearning. Where is this coming from? GO: I’m Christian, I was raised in a Pentecostal church, but I left organized religion, and when I made that decision, my spirituality grew exponentially because I began to release myself and relinquish control of my life to my God. Once I did that, I saw things in my life start to change and I began to grow as a person and an artist. Gina Osse is looking forward to participating in local holiday markets. To reach out to her and to check out her work, visit Instagram page: glosse_ artworks.

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Celebrating Halloween Around Town By Katie McFadden

All Hallows’ Eve will soon be here, and while the kiddies have to wait until Thursday, October 31 to trick-or-treat, there’s plenty going on to get everyone in the Halloween spirit, from kids to adults, and even pets! On Friday, October 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the 100th Precinct is hosting Trunk or Treat. All costumed kiddies and their families are welcome to grab some goodies from the trunks of cars that will be decorated with Halloween themes. They’ll be parked near the precinct at 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Some local libraries are getting in on the fun. On Saturday, October 26, the Arverne Library (312 Beach 54th Street) is hosting a “Bootiful” Family Movie night afternoon start-

ing at 2 p.m. There will be spooky and fun Halloween movies through 6 p.m. Also on October 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Peninsula Library (92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd) is hosting a Children’s Halloween Party for kids ages 4-8. There will be fun games, bingo, a freeze dance contest, costume show, and a Halloween parade, so costumes are en-

couraged. On Halloween day, next Thursday, October 31 at 3 p.m., Peninsula will be holding an event for teens. Teens are welcome to wear costumes and participate in fun Halloween activities. If you want to head over the bridge to Brooklyn, Aviator Sports Center (3159 Flatbush Avenue) has been transformed into Green Meadows Farm, where there’s pumpkin picking, a scavenger hunt, a petting zoo, a haunted house, hayrides and cow milking, pony rides, slides and more. It is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on October 26 and 27, and November 2 and 3. Admission is $9. Costumes are encouraged! On the other side of the bridge in Broad Channel, on Saturday, October 26 is the Dawn McIntyre Annual Children’s Halloween Parade. Costumed kids are encouraged to start lining up at 17th Road Park at 11:45 a.m., for the parade that kicks off at noon and head to the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department firehouse, where there will be goodies served for all. There’s no reason furry friends can’t get in on the fun and luckily for them, ARF-ARF is ready to provide it. On Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., bring your costumed pet down to the Rockaway Dog Park at Beach 83rd Street and Rockaway Freeway Continued on page 19


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CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN Continued from Page 18 for the Canine Costume Carnival Fundraiser. There will be music, games, giveaways, raffles and a costume parade led by Rocky. There is also a costume contest for pets, beginning at around noon. You’re never too old for Halloween! There’s plenty to do for the adults too. On Saturday, October 26, Healy’s Pub (108-07 Rockaway Beach Drive) is where it’s at. Starting at 7 p.m., there will be live music by Mike Severino, bucket and shot specials, and be sure to wear your costume as there will be a cash prize for the best of the best. It’s going to be a howling good time at Healy’s. If skull-splitting tunes are your jam, AB Studios (11122 Rockaway Beach Blvd) is hosting a Halloween concert featuring Mörder (NJ Death Metal), Revels Engine (Queens Heavy Metal), Flesh Prison, The Lost Riots (CT Punk) and SkullSplitter (Death/Thrash/

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019 Black Metal). All ages welcome. Admission is $10 for those with a costume and $15 for those without. The music starts at 7 p.m. If metal music isn’t your scene, you might be interested in a more relaxed evening at The Dropout in Riis Park, which is hosting a Halloween Movie Night, featuring the classic film, “Hocus Pocus.” There will be bar food and drinks for purchase while the movie plays. The movie night kicks off at 6:30 p.m. While the event is free, reservations are recommended due to limited space. Check out The Dropout on social media for information, or reserve tickets by searching for the Halloween Movie Night on Eventbrite. com. If any place knows how to do Halloween, it’s Broad Channel. On Saturday, October 26, the American Legion (209 Cross Bay Blvd) hosts its always-fun Halloween party from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. There will be a DJ, cash bar, 50/50s and a chance to win a cash

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Our office is in Brooklyn, but our homes are in Rockaway Susan Natale

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Calemine & Co. is proud to introduce the newest member of our growing team in Rockaway, Alexandra Choi! Alex is deeply rooted in the fabric of Rockaway and is well known by everyone. Her family has been operating Belle Harbor Foods on B129th for decades. People have always appreciated her genuinely warm and friendly personality and her keen sense of style. Alex now brings her intimate knowledge of both the people and the landscape of our community to the real estate profession. You may still spot her helping out her family in the store (if you do please say hi), but rest assured that Alex is now a full-time real estate professional and an integral team member at Calemine & Co. Real Estate. We are proud to welcome Alex to our team!

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By Peter Galvin, MD

Appendicitis During Pregnancy Abdominal pain during pregnancy is extremely common. Sometimes it can be severe. How do a woman and her doctors know whether her abdominal pain is due to pregnancy or something else, for example appendicitis? Diagnosing appendicitis in a pregnant woman has always been challenging for a number of reasons. These reasons include the overlap of abdominal pain symptoms between appendicitis and normal pregnancy, the higher likelihood of non-classic symptoms with appendicitis during pregnancy, anatomic changes related to the enlarged uterus pushing other

abdominal structures and organs aside, and the physiologic leukocytosis that occurs during pregnancy (physical stressors like infections and pregnancy may cause the white blood cell count to rise). These factors can lead to the development of complications (i.e. perforation of the appendix with peritonitis) from a delay in diagnosis and treatment plus misdiagnosis resulting in a negative appendectomy. In the largest study done to date which included close to 100,000 patients, appendectomy for a perforated appendix was associated with a six percent rate of fetal loss and an 11 percent rate of early

delivery while, for a negative appendectomy, the rate of fetal loss was four percent and early delivery was 10 percent. Traditionally, the use of any X ray technology in pregnant women was avoided due to potential negative effects on the unborn child due to ionizing radiation. Diagnosing appendicitis in general, relies on physical exam, white blood cell counts, and CT scans (which use radiation). So traditionally, other imaging methods have been used on pregnant women. Sonograms are poor tests to assess the appendix, visualizing the appendix in less than two percent of non-pregnant patients. The American College of Radiology recommends MRIs for diagnosing appendicitis in pregnant women. The problem with using MRI technology, which utilizes powerful magnets without any radiation, is that many ERs do not have MRIs available, especially in rural areas. Plus, because the abdominal organs may be distorted due to pregnancy, a radiologist certified in reading MRIs should interpret the scan. Again, some ERs do

Page 27 not have a radiologist available 24/7 to interpret the scans. Fortunately (or perhaps unfortunately), there is an extensive body of knowledge available on the effects of radiation on a fetus. It comes from studies of atomic bomb survivors. It turns out that the lowest documented radiation dose associated with birth defects is 610 mGy (milligrays). Even in the first trimester, where the fetus is most vulnerable, there are no reports of birth defects reported with doses below 50 mGy. The actual radiation dose associated with a CT scan is 10 to 25 mGy while the fetal dosage is usually less than 5 mGy. Therefore, because of maternal/fetal complications related to missed and delayed diagnoses of appendicitis plus complications of surgery on pregnant women who actually do not have appendicitis (negative appendectomy), many experts now recommend using CT scans on these women to help confirm or rule out the diagnosis of appendicitis and prevent complications. Questions and comments may be sent to editor@rockawaytimes. com.

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Being On All the Time Practicing awareness, presence, self-study, being busy, moving through tasks, taking care of others, not slowing down and really resting can bring us to a feeling of being brain tired. Always thinking, reading, planning, doing, being in the moment, at some point can come to a head. It can be a feeling of pressure or mental fatigue or just feeling blah, not energized. There are some rebound tools I use which I would like to share with you.

1. Five-minute meditations or rests: put your phone’s timer on for five minutes. Select a beautiful sound. You could also add a meditation timer app. In any chair or seat, draw the belly in and up to elongate the spine, then relax. Inhale long and exhale long repeating silently, "OM," with each inhalation and exhalation. Or you can select any word— love, peace, balance, joy—just repeat the word so your mind has no chance to think.

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2. Breathing practices, focus on your breath. Inhale as you count 1,2,3,4 pause, exhale as you count 4,3,2,1. Continue for three rounds like this, using your fingers to know how many rounds you have completed. Then take three rounds in this fashion: inhale as you count 1,2,3,4 pause, exhale as you count 6,5,4,3,2,1. By counting to each breath, again, your mind has no chance to think. 3. If you have a yoga practice, go to your yoga mat. Roll out your mat anywhere in your home. Take a moment to sit on your mat, take a few breaths. Then think about a pose that you really like. One that makes you feel good when you take a class. And walk your body into the pose. Take a few breaths. Adjust. Feel whatever sensations come up. Then walk into another pose. And just focus on creating these yoga forms with your body, being on your yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat, sit on a towel or area rug and do the same in seated yoga forms like forward folds

or twists. The point is to focus on your body and not think. 4. Sitting and listening to music without thinking about what is that instrument or who is playing. Just listening and allowing the sounds to enter the mind. Or listening to music that you know all of the words to and singing along— and maybe even dancing about! 5. Cooking or baking. Making something when you have time, not rushed. And just enjoy doing it. No pressure, not for a dinner or event, just to cook or bake. And of course, then you’ll have it for a meal or to share or to tuck away in the freezer for another time. Periodic rebounds do wonders to rest the thinking mind. There are no goals. Just doing the restful acts, relaxing the mind and reaping the benefits. May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.

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 By Beth Hanning

Better Things To Do I understand politicians have to, in this day and age, use social media. It is an excellent tool for them to spotlight the work that they are doing and the people they assist on the daily basis. However, I do not think politicians should post selfies, unless it is of them with a constituent or has a political purpose. Recently, one of our local elected officials posted a selfie on Instagram. This local politician then posted a quote and multiple hashtags. One of the hashtags was #bored.

In the Rockaway community should any of our local politicians be bored? I do not think so. Maybe while this said politician was home on a sick day. Maybe they could have done one of the following things that do not require physical effort : 1. Followed up with the Department of Transportation regarding the rough road in Broad Channel on Cross Bay Boulevard. I called the office for an estimate on the timeline and the assistant told me he did not have it in front of him.

He then also told me to use the side roads. I am not sure what side road I can use through the Bird Sanctuary but maybe I can Uber a submarine or a boat. This stretch of road was then the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a cyclist. He could also have asked them what is the timeline for the painting of the lanes on the same stretch of road in Howard Beach? Both the rough road and the non-painted lines cause trouble. 2. He could form a committee regarding the frequent disruption of service on the A-Train. Today, (Monday, October 21) there was no shuttle service and other issues. 3. Maybe instead of being bored, he could explain to the Rockaway community why our roads have technically decreased in half, along with parking spaces to make way for bus lanes. I cannot imagine the traffic next summer and the gripes

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Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m. RBAF OCTOBER MEETING Knights of Columbus 333 Beach 90th Street Join Rockaway Beach Autism Families support group’s monthly meeting. This month’s topics is: Self-Direction Services through NYS OPWDD.

Friday, October 25, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. TRUNK OR TREAT 100th Precinct 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd Trick or treat out of decorated NYPD car trunks. Costumes encouraged!

Saturday, October 26, 11:45 a.m.

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Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

PUMPKIN CARVING STATION Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Join rangers to carve a pumpkin just in time for Halloween! Pumpkins are provided during this all-day activity. Nature themed stencils will be provided so that you can paint or carve a unique pumpkin to remind you of the wildlife of Jamaica Bay. All ages.

SHORELINE CLEANUP Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary Bayfield Ave. & Beach 65th St. Join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy for a shoreline cleanup. Gloves, bags and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy, close-toed shoes.

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Notice of Formation of S & A JAMAICA AVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/10/19. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mr. Isaac Kairey, c/o S & A Stores, Inc., 450 Seventh Ave., Ste. 701, NY, NY 10123. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Dongan Avenue Taxi, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/03/19. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, 83-36 Dongan Ave., 1 st Fl., Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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tributees, legatese, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence are persons required to be cited upon the above entitled proceeding of said deceased, and that the case is one those speciďŹ ed in Section 307 of the Surrogateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court Procedure Act, and that personal service of the citation cannot with due diligence be made upon him/her/them within the

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Lining up plans for the weekend? Well, no need to leave the peninsula as the Rock is teeming with fabulous live music, theater and arts. Plus with Halloween just days away, Rockaway gets spooky! From parties, parades, a trunk or treat and even a canine costume parade, check out what’s happening around town! LIVE MUSIC: Thursday, October 24 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s almost the weekend! So, why not drop into The Dropout at Riis Park and let Squid Trio blow your weekday tensions away with their infectious line-up of squidalicious blast, roots and Americana. Riis Park Beach Bazaar, Bay 9 Friday, October 25 6 p.m. Drum roll please! The RockA-Wades are back at Jamesons, rockin’ the uptown pub with their always epic sing-a-long classic rock party. 421 Beach 129th Street Friday, October 25 6 p.m. Grab your BFFs, and head to Bungalow for a classic rock party on the bay with Mike & Miley, playing your favorites from the 60s and 70s. 377 Beach 92nd Street Friday, October 25 8 p.m. All aboard! Head to the Belle Harbor Yacht Club as Squid’s Calamar Quartet blows in with their up-tempo acoustic jazz, funk and NOLA beats. 533 Beach 126th Street Friday, October 25 8 p.m. to Midnight Get your Irish swag on with band, Fools Night Out, at RBQ. From classic rock, country, R&B, an Irish tune or two, plus more— everyone will be jiggin’ on the dance floor. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, October 26 Head to Breezy for a special Oktoberfest celebration at the

Sundays BayHouse featuring German 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. bier, wine and food—all inclusive Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ just for $60! Reservations recommended. For more info and to jazz/beebop lunch featuring the make reservations, call 347-926- Mike Severino Trio. 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd 4926. (If coming from outside of Breezy Point, make sure to stop by the booth to pick up a token BOO-RRIFIC! HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS AROUND and a free parking pass). TOWN 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point (For the full line-up of events, see article on page 18). Saturday, October 26 6 p.m. Friday, October 25 This evening, vocalist, Pame4 p.m. to 7 p.m. la Nardi will captivate you with Ever been to a trunk or treat? her sultry voice belting out tunes from the 40s through today. So Well, you don’t want to miss this float into Kennedy’s, and be pre- 100th Precinct family-fun Halloween event, where costumed pared to be moved. 406 Bayside Walk, Breezy Point, children and their families stop at cars with trunks decorated in a particular theme or story-line Saturday, October 26 and filled with loads of sugary 8 p.m. to Midnight Step inside RBQ and let Blac goodies. The cars will be parked Rabbit woo you with all your Bea- near the precinct. 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd. tles’ favorites, plus their own original songs. Saturday, October 26 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s Halloween, so why not dress Saturday, October 26 up your pooch at ARF-ARF’s An9 p.m. Craving more Squid? Well, nual Canine Costume Carnival! Rogers is the place to be as Squid Deck your dog in their best cosTrio will be pumping the pub tume for a chance to win prizes, with one-of-a-kind squid-a-rrific enjoy some off-leash fun, “tricks for treats,” music, games, giveablues, roots and Americana. 203 Beach 116th Street ways, raffles, and a spectacular costume parade led by Rocky. Saturday, October 26 Online registration ends at noon 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the day of the carnival. All proThe Electrix are back at Thai ceeds go towards ARF-ARF’s misRock electrifying the bayside spot sion to create a more dog-friendly with classic rock jams from the Rockaway. Registration entry fee Grateful Dead and Allman Broth- online is $1 or $2 on the day of ers, plus their own original tunes. the event (per dog). You can also 375 Beach 92nd Street register in person on the day of the carnival. For more info, visit Sunday, October 27 Allied Rockaway Foundation for 4 p.m. Animal Recreation and Fitness End your weekend on a sweet (ARF-ARF) on Facebook. note with Breezy’s GrassLighters Freeway Dog Park, Beach 83rd as they light up the Sugar Bowl Street & Rockaway Freeway with their rich, unabashedly proud Americana roots music— Sunday, October 26 fusing rock, folk, bluegrass and 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. R&B. The Broad Channel Volunteer 15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point Fire Department’s annual Dawn McIntyre Annual Children’s HalSunday, October 27 loween is back and spookier than 4 p.m. ever! So dress up the entire family Rockaway’s Irish son, Walter in your most creative costumes! Ensor is back at Rogers perform- The parade kicks off at noon at ing his signature moving folk 17th Road. Then after the parade, tunes and melodies. Sláinte! head to the BCVFD firehouse for 203 Beach 116th Street some delicious treats!

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17th Road Park, Broad Channel Saturday, October 26 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Metal heads—Head to A/B Studios for a head-splitting Rockaway Halloween music show featuring a bangin’ lineup of the tristate area’s most notorious metal and punk bands including: Mörder (NJ Death Metal), Revels Engine (Queens Heavy Metal), Flesh Prison (NYHC), The Lost Riots (CT Punk) and SkullSplitter (Death/ Thrash/Black Metal). $10 with costume/ $15 without. Music kicks off at 7 p.m. All ages welcome! 111-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd Thurday, October 31 8 p.m. to Midnight On the night after Halloween, grab your best-decked buds and head to Rockaway Brewing Co.’s Halloween bash. Come dressed to spook as you and your company delve in drinking games, dancing and more. Visit @rbcobeach on Instagram for more info. 415 Beach 72nd Street ARTS Saturday, October 26 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join the Rockaway Artists Alliance for the opening reception of Beach Towel, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Evan Mazellan. Mazellan’s seven paintings feature photographs taken with his personal mobile device. Subjects are rendered in oil stick rather than oil paint, and use common techniques and mark-making methods native to the disciplines of drawing and traditional printmaking. On view through November 30. sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The RAA’s ArtSplash 2019 is still on! Grab the opportunity to celebrate local artists’ work in all media including photography, paint, sculpture, etc. Open through November 10. sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Got info on local live music and art? Email: kami@rockawaytimes.com


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Success Academy Students Take School Fight to City Hall

Success Academy students are ready for a new school. On Monday, October 21, more than 200 Success Academy fourth-grade scholars, parents, and educators gathered on the steps of City Hall to protest Mayor de Blasio’s delay in identifying a permanent middle school location for students from four Queens Success Academy elementary schools. Success Academy Charter Schools offer free public K-12 schools open to all children in the state through a random lottery began in 2006. With 45 schools across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, Success Academy enrolls 18,000 students, primarily children of color from low-income households in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Success Academy Far Rockaway, a K-4 school on Nameoke Street, opened in 2016. Students from this and three other Queens SA schools have long been waiting for a permanent middle school to continue on to. Success Academy families in Queens have been waiting for more than two years for a permanent middle school. When no location was made available for this school year as promised in 2017, parents stepped up their advocacy, phoning the mayor, writing and meeting with local Queens elected officials, and circulating a petition that gained almost 13,000 supporters. Three weeks ago, 4,000 parents, scholars, and educators rallied in protest in Roy Wilkins Park, Queens. On Monday, they brought their protest all the way to the may-

or. “We are here today to ask Mayor de Blasio to keep his promise,” said Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools. “The promise he made at Riverside Church five years ago: to be the mayor of all children — to not discriminate against charter school children — and the promise he made two years ago: to give these Queens students a middle school.” Students and staff from Success Academy Far Rockaway were among those that joined the protest. “One thing everyone should understand about SA is that they challenge us to make sure we understand things! If we don’t understand, they break it down for the whole class, SA Far Rockaway fourth-grader, Dylan Sukh said about the program. “We are here to demand justice, to demand the right of these children to continue their education, to continue to exceed expectations, to break stereotypes and defy zip codes—to continue to learn,” SA Far Rockaway Principal Jose Rosario said. Mayor Bill de Blasio did make an appearance as the protest went on but walked right past the students without engaging. Without a middle school, 227 children will be forced to leave Success Academy, where they are thriving. On last year’s New York State exams, 99% of these fourth graders passed math and 93% passed ELA. About 87% of students are children of color and 69% receive free and reduced-price lunch. More than half of these 227 would be forced into their zoned schools, which are overcrowded and not as high performing. Earlier this month, administration representatives convened a meeting with Success Academy, but failed to provide any meaningful information about a permanent site, according to SA reps.

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Richards, Mayor Address Mental Illness Issues Council Member Donovan Richards, chair of the Committee on Public Safety and member of the Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $37 million annual investment to close critical gaps in services for New Yorkers with serious mental illness. Many of the strategies were developed by the NYC Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force, composed of over 80 experts including advocates, city agency leadership and community members who have experienced mental illness. Implementation begins immediately. “New Yorkers need to know that the city will respond with a strong public health response when their family members, friends or neighbors are suffering from a mental health crisis,” Richards said. “The status quo must change and thankfully the members of the Task Force developed thoughtful

policy changes that will reduce 911 calls, expand the efforts of Co-Response Teams, HEAT and Mobile Crisis Teams; and enhance services in communities, shelters and hospitals. This $37 million investment is a critical first step towards addressing serious mental illness with a more compassionate and holistic approach than ever before. I’d like to thank all of the advocates who led this effort and will continue to deliver results for people in crisis, including Carla Rabinowitz and the entire Community Access coalition. I’d also like to thank Mayor de Blasio, Susan Herman, and Dr. Gary Belkin for taking the reins on the Task Force and delivering well-rounded recommendations and policy changes that will truly make a difference for so many New Yorkers across the city.” To reduce mental health crises that result in 911 calls, $23 mil-

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7 Years Since Sandy: Where We Were To Where We Are Seven years later, and while there’s still more to be done, very few remnants of Sandy’s destruction remain. The boardwalk has been in place since 2017. Most burned down homes from Rockaway to Breezy Point have been rebuilt. Most Build it Back projects have been completed, although many are still dealing with the headaches of the aftermath. Most businesses reopened, with

the latest, finally, being the Harbor Light. There’s no doubt that Rockaway has made a strong comeback after the storm that tried to knock us down. For many, the only remnants of Sandy that remain now—are the memories. Here’s a little look back at some post-Sandy scenes and where they are now and where they’re going.

Sandy took many of Rockaway’s playgrounds, but at the end are still many NYC Parks Shore projects planned for the next of this summer, we finally got one back. The new Sandpiper few years, especially along Shore Front Parkway. Playground opened around Beach 107th in August, and there

Sandy tried to take down many businesses, but owners remained Dalton’s closed in 2016 to make room for the future Rockaway Beach resilient. Dalton’s Grill was one of the first businesses to reopen after Hotel, which is steadily making progress towards its spring 2020 openthe storm and served as a place of normalcy for the community. How- ing. As for Chef Mike Dalton, he’s now over at Happy Jack’s. ever, all good things must come to an end, or at least get a new start.

Speaking of changes…while sand piled high around a flooded Irish Circle, the restaurant reopened after Sandy, only to close in May 2014 after filing for bankruptcy. However, the restaurant came to life again when it underwent a major internal revamp and opened as Community House in August 2015. However more

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change is still to come. Community House officially closed on October 19. The property was sold to the Marcal Group earlier this year and the iconic building is expected to be replaced by 60 condos. Photos by Steph Goralnick, Lauren Hawk, Vivian Carter and Katie McFadden.


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Man Indicted in PostSandy Murder Mystery By Katie McFadden

While people were busy mucking out their homes, or cleaning up the remnants of them following Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, a murderer took advantage of the distracted peninsula by using its beach as a place to dispose of a body. Who may have done it remained a mystery and the case went cold, that is, until just a week before the seventh anniversary of the storm.

Queens District Attorney John M. Ryan said in a press release. The District Attorney’s Office identified the defendant as Thyron Aycock. The 43-year-old defendant was arraigned late Tuesday, October 22, before Queens Supreme Court Justice Peter F. Vallone Jr., on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder. Justice Vallone remanded the defendant and set his next court date for November 6, 2019. Aycock faces up to

Rucker's body was discovered on November 15, 2012. Photo by Geoffrey Croft_NYC Park Advocates.

In mid-November 2012, when many Rockaway residents were unable to access the news, media outlets reported that a body of a man was discovered tied up, placed in a garbage bag and partially buried among the dunes around Beach 13th Street in Far Rockaway. It was discovered on November 15, 2012 as Parks Department workers were cleaning the area from storm debris. The body showed signs of blunt trauma and bruises, but there was no identification. About a week later, the man was identified as Shawn Rucker, a 32-year-old man who had recently moved to New York City from Baltimore. Nearly seven years later, the alleged murderer is now facing charges for the crime. “The victim in this case was brutally killed—his face and body battered with a blunt object—and then he was disposed of on the devastated shoreline after Super Storm Sandy. The defendant, who got away with this heinous killing for years, is now in custody and faces spending the rest of his life locked behind bars,” Acting

25 years to life in prison if convicted. According to a New York Daily News report, Aycock told investigators that he met Rucker when he moved in with a woman he was dating named Tiana in Far Rockaway. Aycock allegedly wasn’t fond of Rucker because of how he treated the woman by starting arguments. According to the charges, between October 29, 2012 and November 7, 2012, Aycock allegedly struck Rucker repeatedly with an unknown object causing his death, before disposing of his body on the beach in a Sandy-ravaged Rockaway. It should be noted that an indictment is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Aycock has been serving time on Rikers Island since June for a misdemeanor assault and was supposed to be released on October 26, according to NYC Department of Correction records, and he had served prior prison time for more serious assault crimes.

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SFDS Soccer Split

If You Know Rockaway, You Know Your Ad Belongs In The Rockaway Times. This past weekend, the eighth-grade boys from St. Francis de Sales split the weekend with a loss on Saturday and a win on Sunday. Saturday's game against Our Lady of Grace ended in a 7-5 loss, with Joe Butler scoring all five of the team's goals, four of them unassisted, and one assist going to Ian Erhard. Sunday however, resulted in a 2-1 win against Resurrection Ascension, with Matty Martin scoring both goals for SFDS, assisted by Ryan Mazzuchan and Joe Butler, respectively. The game became close late in the second half when R/A was awarded a penalty kick, only to be saved by goalie Matthew Bambury.

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$1,995 DOWN / FINANCE FOR CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL, STK #U789, 40K MI, CLEAN CARFAX, MOONRF, R/CAM, ALLOY RIMS $1,995 DOWN / FINANCE FOR BRILLIANT SILVER, STK#U816, 39K MI, BLACK INTERIOR, CLEAN CARFAX, BACK UP CAMERA, ALLOY RIMS

OLIVE GREEN PEARLCOAT, STK#U814, 33K MI, BLACK INTERIOR, TWO TONE SEATS, CLEAN CARFAX, BLACK ALLOY RIMS

$19,593

$1,995 DOWN / FINANCE FOR BLACK ONYX CRYSTAL, STK#U775, 35K MI, CLEAN CARFAX, BLK INTERIOR, LEATHER SEATS, BACK UP CAMERA

2859 FLATBUSH AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11234 SECONDS OFF THE BELT PKWY AT EXIT 11N

(347) 427-5357 • BICALAUTOMALL.COM DCA# 1189038. Financing thru GM Financial. To well qual buyers w/approved Tier 1 Credit (750+ FICO). Not all buyers will qual. No 2 offers can be combined. Pics are for illustrative only & all vehicles sold as is. Ad must be presented at time of signing. See dlr for complete details. DMV# 7059779.

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