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NY Primary Results

The results of the primary election are in. November’s election will see a showdown between Democrat Kathy Hochul and Republican Lee Zeldin for New York Governor. On Tuesday, June 28, a primary was held for the gubernatorial race, lieutenant governor and judge of the Civil Court. Registered democrats had a few more races on their ballots this year. For governor, local democrats had a choice between current Governor Kathy Hochul, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and moderate democrat Thomas Suozzi. For lieutenant governor, there was a choice between Ana Maria Archila, Anthony Delgado and Diana

Reyna. For judge of the Civil Court, there was a choice of two between Karen Lin, Devian Daniels, Maria T. Gonzalez and Thomas Medardo Oliva. For the republican ballot, local voters got to vote for their gubernatorial candidate between Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani, Harry Wilson and Lee Zeldin. In the democratic primary, Kathy Hochul came on top in a landslide with 67.7% of the vote, according to NY1. In the lieutenant governor race, Anthony Delgado won in a landslide with 61% of the vote. In the judge for Civil Court race, Karen Lin and Maria T. Gonzalez came on top, according to the Board of Elections. In the republican primary, Lee Zeldin came on top with 43.9% of the vote, according to NY1. Hochul and Zeldin will go on to be the candidates in November’s general election for governor. The congressional primary for District 5 will be held in August ahead of the November election.

Contact The Elected Congressman Gregory Meeks 67-12 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Arverne, NY 11692 Phone: (347) 230-4032 Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato 9516 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 Email: amatos@nyassembly.gov 718-945-9550 City Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410 Far Rockaway, NY 11691 • 718-471-7014 City Councilwoman Joann Ariola 114-12 Beach Channel Drive, suite #1 Rockaway Park, NY 11694 Email: joannariola32@gmail.com 718-318-6411 State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. 88-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd Room 311 Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 Email: addabbo@nysenate.gov 718-318-0702 State Senator James Sanders Jr. 1931 Mott Avenue – Suite 305 Far Rockaway, NY 11691 Email: sanders@nysenate.gov 718-327-7017 Assemblyman Khaleel Anderson 19-31 Mott Avenue, Suite 301 Far Rockaway, NY 11691 Email: Andersonk@nyassembly.gov 718-327-1845

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Summer Classic Women’s League Renamed for Clare Droesch now known as the Clare Droesch Women’s Open League. On MonThe St. Francis de Sales Summer day, June 27, between the womClassic Women’s Open League is en’s games at the St. Francis Msgr.

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Bracken Gym, Keith “Bugsy” Goldberg officially dedicated the program to the late basketball star who got her start on the same courts. Many remember Clare Droesch as an inspirational local basketball star who took her talents to great heights, and then shared them with future generations as a coach, all the while battling breast cancer for six years. Droesch

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passed away in May 2018 at age 36. Monday’s dedication came a just a few weeks after a ceremony to rename the block where Clare grew up, Beach 134th and Cronston Avenue, as “Clare Droesch Way.” “A few weeks ago, we had a great ceremony on 134th and Cronston to rename that street as Continued on page 7


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SUMMER CLASSIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Continued from Page 6 Clare Droesch Way and we’re going to bring this full circle tonight as we honor Clare here at the St. Francis Summer Classic,” Goldberg said. “Clare went on to great, great heights in her basketball career up at Boston College and afterwards, but it all started right here at St. Francis when she was a young girl like many of the young

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THURSDAY, June 30, 2022 girls sitting on the stage wearing those shirts with number 15 on it, and we saw at an early point what a special talent she had. “And lots of people start off with special talent but don’t make it where they should get to because talent is only one part of the equation. A lot of that is drive, determination and hard work. And Clare possessed those in the same quantities that she possessed her talent. Maybe not the hard work all the time,” Goldberg said, as laughs filled the gym. “So anyway,

It’s wonderful to see in the women’s league, players that she played with, players that she played against and now some of the girls that are now young women that she coached, so it is great so see everyone in some way carrying on Clare’s legacy simply by playing in this league and so we felt that this was the right time to rename the St. Francis Summer Classic Women’s Open League as the Clare Droesch Women’s Open League.” In honor of the occasion, Goldberg announced that the League’s

t-shirts will now carry Clare’s name. He showed an example of one shirt, with Clare’s number, 15, and her favorite local bar, Jameson’s, and explained that Clare’s cousin Kristin Henschel would be wearing that shirt for the season, and Clare’s parents, Patty and George, would receive a replica to hold on to. Goldberg then welcomed Clare’s parents up to the stage to accept the t-shirt, which they handed off the Henschel before her team played in the next game.

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***** Happy July 4th! Have a fun, safe holiday! ***** The complaint department has received the following requests: Can you please report that Stop & Shop never has any meat? Can you please have someone do something about (utility) wires that are a big mess? A lot of the wires are dead and should be removed. (Verizon says it’s Spectrum; Spectrum says it’s PSEG; PSEG says it’s Thomas Edison’s fault and Thomas Edison was unavailable). Residents of the Dayton Beach Park buildings say a towing company has been towing and booting their cars from their paid parking spots, and claim management has been less than helpful. Sounds like a

call is in order to the City Councilwoman? Ariola’s office can be reached at: 718-318-6411. ***** Timothy Moriarty, who submits some great photos, tells us Kathleen Moriarty O'Rourke a Rockaway artist and painter, is going to be featured in the July issue of On The Water – The Angler’s Guide magazine. We’ll be on the lookout. ***** Ugh, shots, again. On June 24 we got a notice from the NYPD about a “shooting incident” on the corner of Beach 88th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard that happened the previous evening, June 23. This Monday, June 27 we got a notice from the NYPD about a “shooting incident” on Beach 81st Street and Beach Channel Drive, the previous evening. If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or our Detective Squad at 718-3184223. ***** The Timmy Klein Beach Vol-

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***** Kudos to Bugsy Goldberg for – when he’s not running the Bugalou music series–thinking about things like naming the Summer Classic Women’s Open Division in honor of the late, great Clare Droesch. A brief ceremony was held in between games in the St. Francis gym on Monday night and Clare’s parents, George and Patty Droesch, were on hand. ***** The Paul King for Congress campaign is launching a “$50 for 50 years” online fundraiser this weekend. They hope to raise at least $5,000 for it is effort to unseat 24-year incumbent Gregory Meeks. King will not face a primary challenge. The general election is on November 8. The back story on 50 years? See Page 44. ***** Welcome to the 100th Precinct’s new Executive Officer, Captain Christopher Dipreta! He replaces outgoing Executive Officer, Captain Jean Beauvoir.

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Beach 116th Firehouse Honors FF Casey Skudin By Katie McFadden

The skies cleared up on the evening of Monday, June 27 just in time for the community to gather in front of firehouse Engine 268/ Ladder 137 on Beach 116th Street, for a candlelight vigil where fellow firefighters were mourning the loss of one of their own. Candles were lit in memory of the late Ladder 137 Firefighter Casey Skudin.

Last week, funeral and memorial services took place near and across Long Beach, where Skudin had lived. On June 17, while on vacation with his family in North Carolina, an unimaginable tragedy occurred when a tree limb fell on top of the family car, killing Skudin instantly. It was two days before his 46th birthday on Father’s Day. Skudin left behind his wife, Angela, and his two sons, Ben and

CJ. A wake was held in Oceanside last Thursday and the FDNY held a funeral service on Friday, June 24. On Sunday, June 26, Skudin Surf led the Long Beach community in a memorial paddle out in Lido Beach. While Skudin called Long Beach home, as a member of the FDNY for 16 years, spending most of his career at Ladder 137 in Rockaway, Skudin also found a home within

the peninsula. On Monday, Councilwoman Joann Ariola organized a candlelight vigil in memory of Skudin for the community and his fellow firefighters. Each guest was given a candle that they lit with the help of their neighbors. “The flame of a candle symbolizes remembrance. As we light these candles in memoContinued on page 12

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BEACH 116TH FIREHOUSE HONORS FF CASEY SKUDIN Continued from Page 10 ry of Firefighter Skudin, let us do so with gratitude, that he lived, that he shared with us his life for a time,” Councilwoman Ariola said. Monsignor Richard Ahlemeyer of St. Camillus was then welcomed to lead a prayer. “We pause today

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THURSDAY, June 30, 2022 as he returns to You and we pray for the consolation and the solace that can be given to his family, his family of blood and his family here in the firehouse. May he be welcomed by all the angels and saints into that promised kingdom which he so richly deserved,” Msgr. Ahlemeyer said. Before reading a poem called “Heaven’s Doorway,” Councilwoman Ariola said, “We remem-

ber the courage he had to become a firefighter and to serve the people of New York City and his bravery as he went to work each day facing the unknown. Tonight, we pray for Firefighter Skudin’s family, his wife and his two children, and tonight we pray for his FDNY family who bravely serve our community as they mourn their friend and their brother. Firefighter Skudin left this world way too young and way too soon. We are left with unanswered questions and sadness.” Lieutenant Mario Polit, a fellow Engine 268/ Ladder 137 firefighter and Long Beach resident, was asked to say a few words in memory of his friend and brother. “Casey was a tremendous person. Big heart, loved this firehouse, loved being a fireman, loved his family, loved life. He lived life to the fullest. I just hope I can emulate all the qualities he had as a human being. He will be forever missed. He will be never forgotten. Casey was a big part of this firehouse and always there. Willing, able, helping everyone,” Polit said. “Thank you

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for coming out, mourning with us. This is a tragic, horrible death that happened to an amazing person. They say the good die young. Well, he’s going to be an incredible angel because he was an incredible person.” Councilwoman Ariola ended the service by praying for the safety of Skudin’s fellow firefighters. “May God watch over you and keep you safe, and thank you for your service,” she said.

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1859 - French acrobat Charles Blondin, AKA Jean Francois Gravelet, walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1971 - The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, was ratified by the states.

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What’s in a Name? Broad Channel By John C. Harris

I’ve long been enamored by the name of the Wildlife Refuge’s commensal home, Broad Channel. My curiosity stems from whether the development of the Broad Channel community altered the key characteristics of its nautical namesake. An 1899 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey reveals that the Broad Channel waterway provided a relatively wide route for fishermen amongst the meandering saltmarshes of Jamaica Bay. Emanating from Beach Channel, it extended northward between Big Egg Marsh and the former Winhole Hassock—where it was 22 feet at its deepest—and between Broad Creek Marsh and East High Meadow—where it was 15 feet at its deepest—into Grassy Bay. As the name implies, Broad Channel was a secure way to navigate the Bay. Modern fishing maps report depths of 24 feet and 28 feet deep along roughly the same points.

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Subway Island’s extension into the channel from the east—as well as its low tracks—limited the once unfettered navigation of Broad Channel to boats of a certain size. But did these developments nullify the name of the waterway? It is possible. However, the transformative nature of this landscape insists that we routinely adapt our understanding of its features. Today, unimpeded navigation of Broad Channel—now wider than ever as a result of saltmarsh loss to the north—is available east of Subway Island by way of Winhole Channel. Given the impermanence of saltmarsh topography and the century of transformative projects in Jamaica Bay, the elimination of its most identifiable features seems inevitable. However, these human modifications to the Broad Channel waterway help the Broad Channel community thrive, which in turn maintains the maritime legacy of New York City by paying homage to a key fishing resource in Jamaica Bay.


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Addabbo Center Holds a Health Fair were presented by JPA providers on a wide variety of topics and there were music, live drumming, dance, and comedy performances provided throughout the event. Additionally, JPA’s Human Resources Department was on site to recruit for available job opportunities! Food and ice cream trucks along with a dessert cart were on site to provide attendees with free food and drink. A prize wheel afforded many the opportunity to win

The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center (JPA) held a Health, Faith, and Community Summer Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 25. Hundreds of community residents were in attendance to take advantage of the many health screenings, job opportunities, and HIV resources provided by JPA staff members. The beautiful weather provided the perfect

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prizes and take part in the culminating raffle. Every attendee left with a gift bag of goodies. The Summer Wellness Fair was a collaboration between Far Rockaway faith leaders and DHMH community resources. We partnered to raise awareness, provide education and resources and help to reduce the spread of HIV/ AIDS. We understand that access to quality preventative care is key. JPA is committed to providing services to those most in need.


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Broad Channel Park Bounces Back

By Dan Guarino

Officially open or not, the loud roar of cheers and youngsters playing basketball have clearly announced that not only is Broad Channel Park back after renovations, but so is the Broad Channel’s BCAC Shamrock Summer Shootout! Known locally as 17th Road Park, and covering half the block between East 16th and 18th Roads along Cross Bay Blvd, the park has been a work in progress since extensive renovations began in July 2021. For most of the year, including all of last summer, it has been shrouded in construction fencing and inhabited by compact heavy equipment. With its entire central portion and one basketball court shut off for complete repaving, only its handball and tennis courts remained opened from outside. Its sole basketball court stood without nets for most of the year. The adjacent playground remained open. Now, “we’re excited to share that construction on this project is proceeding on time,” said NYC Parks Press Officer Dan Kastanis, “and the entire (park) will be opened to the community next month.” “In response to community concerns, we’ve done a phased opening on this project; the flagpole plaza was opened early on

June 13 to accommodate the Flag Day ceremony.” Since then, large swaths of the park have been opened and work is proceeding along its outer edges. The $2.25 million project includes ripping up all its old walkways, benches, fountains, curbing and water and drainage coverings. With surfaces leveled from the ground up, old hexagonal pavers were replaced with light color hand-laid and often hand-cut brick ones. Walkways have been re-curbed, the sinking central memorial flagpole base has been redone and new steel drain gratings are in place. There are also new benches, two new water fountains with bottle-filling features and new waste receptacles. New gaming tables are on the boards and the entire park has been abundantly replanted with new trees, bushes and plants. “We have experienced some supply chain issues impacting our procurement for some products, including the basketball hardware,” Kastanis noted. “We still expect to complete this project on time in July. We have been in regular communication with the Broad Channel Civic Association, and the Broad Channel Athletic Club on the progress of the work.” The opening of the basketball courts and majority of the park could not have come a moment

too soon for the BCAC’s Shamrock Summer Shootout. “The major setback that we had with the park being renovated was we were running most of our league off one court,” said Pat Palmese, a head coach and division coordinator with the program. “We hoped it would have been done a few weeks earlier. However, the park is coming out beautiful and we are all very grateful and happy about that.” The current program, started in 2017 by BCAC’s Marty Feeney and others, lost one summer in 2020, due to Covid. Starting on June 13, they now have over 550 children ages 4 and up playing, with boys’ and girls’ divisions like Tykes (ages 4-6), Peanuts (7-8), Rascal (9-10), Junior (11-12) and Senior (13–14). “We’ve expanded over the years from Broad Channel, Rockaway,

Howard Beach and even northern Queens,” Palmese noted, with previous years having youngsters coming from all five-boroughs, even Westchester, with up to 25 games scheduled weekly. They also boast some three-dozen local sponsors. With approximately 20 volunteers to help run it, “Every year we stress that we want to be a fun and friendly league. We want the children to learn the game of basketball, get exercise and build relationships with other kids,” Palmese said. With whistles blowing, the thrill of the game, the excitement of players and cheering family and friends, the BCAC Shamrock Summer Shootout is a good sign that Broad Channel Park is on its way back for years of play to come. Photos by Dan Guarino

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Choose Serenity on Your Next Trip has become such a quick local favorite, that even The Rockaway Hotel is recommending him to their guests. “I just got the house account for the Hotel. When the event planning staff needs a vendor for transportation for weddings or corporate events, or they have people with international layovers, Serenity Car Service is a number they know they can rely on. Anytime in the hospitality business, when you’re referred to as a reliable source, that’s a great thing,” he said. “I had a hard life and I’ve been sober for 30 years now, so to have something that people trust means a lot. This business is like my baby. I’ve poured a lot into Serenity on top of working my union job. We aim to be a local favorite.”

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When planning a night out at a concert or to the city, a trip to the airport or even a wedding, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is an unreliable ride. It doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Anthony Choily aims to bring serenity to your trips with Serenity Car Service. Whenever folks ask for recommendations on local social media pages for airport drop-offs and pickups, transportation to Jones Beach for a concert or even a way to get a family to a party, there seems to be one name that keeps popping up—Anthony Choily of Serenity Car Service. For the last 15 years, local resident Choily, a foreman by trade, has built up a reputation as a limo and private car service driver in Rockaway. Last year, he decided to really make a name for himself by launching Serenity Car Service. “About a year ago, Rachel Tubridy and Bernadette McCann, both friends and clients, started writing me up on Friends of Rockaway Beach and Theresa Flanigan wrote me up on Back to Breezy with some rave reviews, and I started getting more attention as a driver. Someone said, ‘it’s a real peace of mind booking with you because you’re really easy to work with.’ The word serenity came to mind. So I gave the name Serenity Car Service life and a business card, and I just celebrated a year in business under the name,” Choily said. As business started booming through recommendations online, Serenity began to grow. For years, Choily has had access to limousines, coach and party buses, but Serenity has grown its own fleet, with two SUVs and three vans. He’s also grown his staff. When Choily can’t make the drive himself, his wife, Dawn, or his other drivers, Kenny, Charlie or Joe, will provide the same friendly, reliable service, to just about anywhere. Providing people with what they need to get from point A to point B and making it a pleasant experi-

Anthony and his wife, Dawn Choily

ence is Choily’s priority. “We have a good crew that treats people the way they want to be treated and we provide services they can afford. We show up early. If they have luggage, we’ll put their luggage in the back for them. We provide water to customers. We let people tailgate. All of our cars are clean and smoke free and during Covid the cars were disinfected once a week. I don’t provide just a car, I provide a service and that’s why it's called Serenity Car Service,” Choily said. Choily says he isn’t here to compete with established car services like Rockapulco, Belle Rock or Dueces, who mostly serve the peninsula for quick trips around town to the bars or supermarkets, but rather he provides private services that might require a longer trip. This week that meant transporting someone’s daughter and their five friends to a New Kids on the Block concert at the USB Arena. “People know that I’ll get their teenagers home safe, and it flatters me to know that people know I’m someone who is reliable and they can trust,” Choily said. Also this week, Choily arranged a ride for a 25-passenger bus to take a group of teachers out to a winery for an end-of-the-year

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celebration, a Breezy Point family out to a wedding in Point Pleasant, NJ, and two vans to the Dave Matthews concert in Jones Beach, and this weekend, he’s arranged three coach buses to transport 175 people to a wedding from Breezy Point to the Dyker Heights Golf Course. Whatever people may need, Choily tries to work with them. “People come to me unsure how they’re going to get somewhere. They know they have a big crew of usually 10 to 12 people and wonder how they can move comfortably. I’m that guy. I sit down and discuss options. People want reliability, nobody wants to worry about transportation. We’re a blue-collar community. People want the best for what they spend and being local, I try to give the best for what people can afford and everyone seems to be pretty happy,” Choily said. After a trip, Choily asks customers to spread the word about his services, and several have taken to local Facebook pages to sing his praises. Some have even recommended Serenity to out-of-town relatives. “I have people calling me from California, saying their family recommended me for an airport pickup,” he said. Choily’s Serenity Car Service

Some happy customers on a recent trip to a winery.

Serenity Car Service can only grow bigger from here and Choily hopes to do just that. “I want to expand and bring this to a place where Rockaway residents know and trust that the service they’re getting is the service they’re paying for. Nothing less but always more, and I think that’s a big goal for any company.” With over 15 years in the transportation service, Choily says he has some stories, but he’s saving those for the book. “Tales from the Back. I’ve heard enough and I’ve seen enough that I can write a book about it,” Choily said. For now, Serenity is a service folks can write home about. If you want to peace of mind on your next trip, call Serenity Car Service at 917-415-3651.


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Go Greener During the Summertime: Practical Eco-Friendly Tips By Tom Last

Summertime is here and it’s a great opportunity to implement some simple Eco-Friendly practices that will help you to reduce your carbon footprint and at the same time, save you money. Air Conditioners – Relax on the AC. Very few of us sacrifice when it comes to our precious ACs. Try turning up the thermostat to 76 degrees and use the air conditioner only when needed (turn it off when nobody is home). Ceiling fans and other types of fans can suffice most of the time. The same rules apply to car ACs, try driving with the windows down, especially on short trips, and stop idling with the AC on. Cars cool off faster when you open the windows first and let the heat out, before turning the AC on. Use a sunshade on your car to help reduce its tem-

perature. Cool off the house – Close your blinds or drapes in the daytime to keep out the greenhouse effect of the sun. Southern and western facing walls take the brunt of the sun’s heat, so invest in good shades and drapes and keep them closed during the hottest time of the day. Ditch the straw – The plastic straw will soon be banned in the EU, so stop using one now or at least use a stainless steel or silicone alternative. Kudos to Claudette’s restaurant for no longer offering straws to their customers. If your local store owners feel they need to offer straws, then ask them to use straws made from organic materials (e.g., PHA or PHL straw types). Replace grass lawns - Replace grass lawns with native plants and trees. Grass lawns are a serious environmental hazard due

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to the amount of water they require, and fertilizers used. By replacing grass lawns with native plants and trees you will conserve water and reduce harmful chemicals from seeping into our land and groundwater. Trees and plants also produce oxygen while absorbing harmful gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Start your own garden – Start your own backyard vegetable and fruit garden. They’re organic and taste better than store bought fruits and vegetables. Vegetables and fruits planted in pots works well too. Conserve water – Conserving water is an important tool in fighting climate change. An easy way to save water is to take a shorter shower and do not let the water run while you are brushing your teeth or shaving. Also, if you are using an automatic sprinkler system use the ‘rain delay’ feature on rainy days. The rain delay feature can help save hundreds of gallons of water in a single day. Use green materials at your next party - Focus on reusables as much as you can: no single-use plastic cups, plates, utensils, straws, paper napkins. If reusable items are too much trouble, then at least buy bio-degradable and compostable products. Sunscreens – With sunscreens, the focus is usually on the SPF level and not how safe the product is for the environment. Experts say that mineral sunscreens (ones with titanium dioxide and zinc dioxide) are generally safer choices, but not perfect. Oxybenzone, a known chemical sunscreen ingredient is especially bad for the ocean and coral reefs and may be unsafe for humans too. So, check the ingredients next time you buy sunscreen. Also, it is better to shower before going into natural waters, as sunscreens wash off into the waters and cause environmental damage. Use a clothesline – Try using a

clothesline or clothes rack to dry your clothes outside this summer. Hanging out your laundry to dry in the sun will conserve energy and reduce your utility bill. Also, clothes dried in the sun will last longer than those put in a drier. Eat local – Farmers markets and seasonal products are a great way to eat healthy, while helping the environment. Compared to food found at the supermarket, eating locally will reduce the amount of energy required to transport goods. Eat ‘organic’ foods whenever possible to help reduce the chemicals that contaminate water and soil. Walk and bike more – Now that the nice weather is here let’s walk and bike more. In addition to improving our health we can reduce carbon monoxide emissions, as motor vehicles are responsible for 80% of carbon monoxide emissions in America. Whenever possible, use public transportation instead of your car. Shop secondhand – Garage and yard sales abound in the Rockaways this time of year. Buying secondhand is good for the environment and can save you money. Fewer items being produced helps to reduce our carbon footprint. If you do not want to have a yard sale, then post items that you want to sell or donate, on local websites. By following these simple steps, we can all help reduce our carbon footprint and fight climate change, in addition to saving money. Let’s change our behavior today for a healthier environment tomorrow. Please pass on these tips to your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

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Turn Things Upside Down

Many years back, I had an opportunity to work with the special needs children who were nonverbal. They were a precious gift in my life leading me towards a career teaching yoga here in the Rockaways. With the support of my family, I was able to follow my heart and bring this special love to many in our community. A song by Jack Johnson, Upside Down, always reminds me of the children and all they overcame in their life. If you can listen to the words please do. “Who’s to say, what’s impossible, well they forgot this world keeps spinning and with each new day I can feel a change in everything, and as the surface breaks, reflection fades, but in

some ways they remain the same and as my mind begins to spread its wings there’s no stopping curiosity. I wanna turn the whole thing upside down, I’ll find the things they say can’t be found, I’ll share this love I find with everyone. I don’t want this feeling to go away.” The children treasured yoga because it helped organize their vestibular system, giving them more balance and coordination. To me it was a miracle to observe the children thrive in a calm, quiet, peaceful way. They taught us the value of yoga in a world spinning out of control. And so, I began to build a yoga community in 2009 in the Rockaways to help people feel what I experienced when I practiced yoga. Pure joy and freedom in your body and mind is often the byproduct of having a regular yoga practice. A calmer mind and deeper aware-

ness of our beautiful world. We practice for all beings everywhere. As many of you have experienced and witnessed, our world at times seems ‘upside down.’ We practice to remember to breathe, to learn to let go, to be in the chaos and yet be grounded. Healing is the return to oneself. Reflecting inward gives us a clearer view of how we can weave together a fragmented world. We live in troubling times, having tools to navigate will help keep you sane! Often in conversation I will hear people say: “I can’t do yoga,” “It’s boring,” “I need more,” “It just doesn’t work for me.” I completely understand and respect people for whatever they believe will make them happy and whole. Many people want immediate results but that is not how yoga works. We call it a practice so you get many opportunities to delve deep into your internal world. There are no mirrors in the traditional yoga room so the ego is left at the door and we are more concerned about

how we breathe, move and modify to adjust to whatever is going on with our bodies and minds. It is a practice about coming home to yourself and releasing the negative, habitual patterns we develop in life. Eight weeks ago, I had surgery on a broken wrist from an accident. Thankfully, I was able to continue to teach and bring the authentic teachings of yoga to our students. If you were looking for a killer class, I would not be the teacher. Instead, I found compassion for the students who work with injuries, physically and mentally. Yoga is for everyone. Slow and steady has always been my mantra and now I truly had to live those words. I am grateful for the simple practice of yoga that can turn things upside down and give you a new perspective of life. There is much joy found on the yoga mat. I wish you all peace, ease of mind and good health. “We are all just walking each other home.” - Ram Dass

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New Art Gallery Lands in Rockaway Beach By Katie McFadden

A new art gallery is here for the summer. Brent Birnbaum, the artist and curator behind the Topless gallery and last summer’s pop-up Hang Ten, is back with his latest art venture, Walter’s, featuring a variety of art shows this summer. After landing in Rockaway in 2013, in the summer of 2014, Birnbaum helped bring art gallery Topless to Rockaway, to give the peninsula a boost as it was making its comeback after Hurricane Sandy. It continued for two more summers. Last summer, Birnbaum was back with a short art show in the former Wave Building called Hang Ten. “It was informative. Hundreds came and that’s where I realized there was still a demand for this,” Birnbaum said. A work of Jaqueline Cedar on display at Walter's.

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So this summer, when an opportunity opened up to rent a space within a three bedroom apartment on Beach 96th Street, Birnbaum decided to utilize it as a place to keep the art going. At the time, Birnbaum was already partnering with the Walter Elwood Museum in upstate Amsterdam, NY, running a contemporary wing of the historic museum. “They gave me autonomy, so I created a separate website for myself, a separate Instagram, a different name,” he said. And he decided to share the art wealth with Rockaway. “Even though I opened upstate, I was always coming back here and thinking if I wanted to do it again because Topless was so successful,” he said. Birnbaum decided to take the chance and opened Walter’s at 199 Beach 96th Street with the first show installation opening on June 11. Just follow the big

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022 green alien on the Boulevard that points you in the right direction, and you’ll find Walter’s. The first show, which will be open through July 3, is called Thinking Outside The Litter Box. Birnbaum has curated a show featuring three works each by three unique artists, Vale Bernot of Mexico City; Jaqueline Cedar, from Brooklyn; and Ralph Pugay, from Portland, Oregon. A press release for the show says, “To think outside the litter box is to have an art show referencing cats, not just with cats. Maybe Santa Claus uses a litter box. Maybe we morph into turtles and swim in harmony with our ancestors. Perhaps a dog leashes-up some humanoids or a hula-hooping woman empties her bowels on burial grounds under the horrified gaze of innocent kittens.” “It’s a little abrasive,” Birnbaum says. “It’s a reaction to the state of the world with Covid, the war in Ukraine and mass shootings and I think these artists are using the visual arts as a type of escapism or metaphors for hu-

man emotions in response to what’s happening. It’s a very intense time in the world and I felt this in-your-face artwork is really justified.” The show consists of nine pieces, featuring colored pencil on paper, watercolor pieces and digital prints on wood panels. “This show is simple in its display,” Birnbaum said. Thinking Outside the Litter Box will be open until the closing reception on Sunday, July 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Birnbaum says the next show he’s curated for Walter’s will be a larger scale show with a wider variety of mediums, including a sculpture outside in the yard. This show will have a darker feel. “It has a bit of a medieval tone to it. It is not as playful and absurd as this first show. It’s a little darker and more of an immersive experience than the first one,” Birnbaum said. As of now, he has five artists lined up for this show and may add others. The second show will begin with an opening reception on Saturday, July 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,

and it will continue through the closing party on Sunday, August 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. After that, Birnbaum already has ideas for a third, and maybe fourth show at Walter’s from August 20 through September 4. Some pieces at the shows will be up for sale but Birnbaum says the galleries he curates are mostly a labor of love. “I do it for the community here and the community of artists,” he said. And having an office in Rockaway isn’t too bad either. “My favorite thing about running a gallery in Rockaway is I get to talk about contemporary art, while never having to put on my shoes or shirt,” Birnbaum said. Walter’s, located at 199 Beach 96th Street (with an entrance on Rockaway Beach Blvd.) is open Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For updates, follow walter__elwood on Instagram. To see previous works check out the website: walter.art and for more on Birnbaum, see: brentbirnbaum.com

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Notice of Formation of LOOPS END II, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/10/22. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: 140 Beach 137th St., Belle Harbor, NY 11694. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

45-26 41 SUNNYSIDE LLC. LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 12/02/2021. Office in Queens County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Namgyal Dorjee Bhutia 3439 72nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY, 11372. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

CX3 MANAGEMENT LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 06/01/2022. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 203-11 36th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 185 ESOPUS CREEK LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/20/2022. Office loc: Queens County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Thelma Gabriella Gazal, 11-11 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of formation of Cusi Bros LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 5/25/22. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to Danny Cusicanqui, 248 E. 33rd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful purpose. SC WAREHOUSE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/10/22. Office: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 203-14 48th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

462 Grant Avenue LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/1/2021. Cty: Queens. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 106-27 95th St., Ozone Park, NY 11417. General Purpose. Notice of Formation of ATAGIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/11/22. Office location: Queens, NY. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Atagia Entertainment LLC, 170-40 HENLEY ROAD, APT #3A JAMAICA, NY 11432. Any lawful purpose. Inferno Cards LLC Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 05/27/2022. Office in Queens Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 9204 Holland Ave, Apt A. Rockaway Beach, New York 11693. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of DOHA ISLAMIC FOUNDATION NEW YORK LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/26/2022. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to 105-27 79TH STREET, OZONE PARK, NY 11417. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose.

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Paul King Celebrates 50 Years in Rockaway On July 1, 1972, Jack and Eleanor King moved into their new home at 432 Beach 130th Street, along with their three children – Jackie, Debbie and Paul. Fifty years later, Paul—now a candidate for Congress—is celebrating his golden anniversary in Rockaway. “A lot has changed in 50 years,” King said. “Belle Harbor was more of a blue-collar town. The homes and lawns may have gotten an upgrade but I am glad to say our good American values remain.” He says it is not the flags on the telephone poles that matter most; it’s the commitment to family and spirit of community that keeps driving Rockaway forward. King believes this is true for all of Rockaway and Southeast Queens. “People in Far Rockaway, Edgemere, Arverne, St. Albans, South Jamaica and other neighborhoods are working hard to build a better life for their families, just like my parents and their peers. The government needs to help them succeed – not undermine these every day American heroes.” That’s why the theme of King’s campaign is The American Dream for Every American. Eleanor and Jack King paid $40,000 for their new home. It was $2,000 less than the minimum asking price. “In the end, Mr. McCaffrey and his wife – who were in their late 60s – decided they would take less money so that my parents could raise their three kids in the same house the McCaffreys had raised their children.” It was a generous decision that reflected the values of the Rockaway community. Sadly, that house and several others on the block burned down during Sandy, in 2012. King likes to joke that he is a product of the system. “I got a great public-school education at PS 114, JHS 180, and Beach Channel High School.” King says that demonstrates quality of education isn’t all about money. Rockaway had few well-to-do residents in the 1970s. The textbooks were old, some dating to the 1950s. Class sizes were large by today's standards, averaging about 35. However, King and his peers had many excellent teachers and a good level of parental involvement. PS 114 remains a highly rated elementary school. St. Francis de Sales has been an important part of King’s life. In addition to religious events (family baptisms, weddings and funerals), King played and coached multiple sports. “I was a huge baseball fan growing up and played CYO the first chance I could.” King had never played basketball before moving to Rockaway but learned the basics in the summer clinics and even played in the Summer Classic as an adult —but baseball was always

#1. “My dad, who was my coach and later ran the SFDS baseball program, let me become an assistant coach at age 18 and coach my own team after I graduated college. This is when I came to understand the life lessons that children get from team sports. I was happy to coach my daughter Katie's soccer team years later.” After that, King coached Katie in Rockaway Little League softball for two years then stayed active with that organization for a decade. St. Francis was also at the heart of the Belle Harbor community after the devastating events of September 11, 2001. “The nightly masses –attended by people of all faiths– helped us deal with the loss of family and friends.” Eleven years later, the church played a big role in distributing support to families across the peninsula whose lives have been turned upside down by Superstorm Sandy. “These tragedies help me see the real character of Rockaway. People stepped up in uncounted incredible ways.” As the youngest in his family, King never imagined staying in his hometown. “I am blessed that I never left,” he said. In addition to being a sports coach, King’s father was a community leader who set the example of giving back not only to the immediate neighborhood, but to Rockaway

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as a whole. The elder King worked closely with Bishop Henry Maddox, pastor of New Beginnings Deliverance Church, to improve safety, opportunity, and citizen participation across the peninsula. Following in his father’s footsteps, Paul King is now president of the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association and a member of Community Board 14. “The main reason I joined CB14 was to work with neighbors from Arverne, Edgemere and Far Rockaway,” King said. “It’s not enough to say we are all in this together. We have to actually work together to make a difference and pay it forward.” After 50 years of living and working on the peninsula, King is able to reflect on the experience and remain optimistic for the future. “My wife Margaret and I loved growing up in Rockaway and raising our three girls here. I don’t know what Rockaway will look like in 2072 but I hope some of our grandchildren will be here, raising their families and being part of a great community,” King said. The Paul King for Congress campaign is launching a “$50 for 50 years” online fundraiser this weekend. They hope to raise at least $5,000 for it is effort to unseat 24-year incumbent Gregory Meeks. King will not face a primary challenge. The general election is on November 8.


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By Kami-Leigh Agard What better place to celebrate the U.S.A.’s almost 250 years of independence and true American patriotic spirit than right here in Rockaway! From live music, arts, fireworks and more—see what’s sizzling in the round-up below. Happy July 4th! LIVE MUSIC Thursday, June 30 6 p.m. In one word, what’s for dinner night at The Rockaway Hotel’s Rooftop Dinner & A Band? L-O-V-E. From the aromatic love emanating from local taco joint, Te Quiero’s well-stacked taco dishes to the love belted out by local siren, Patti Blue, and her band, The Boys, bevy of rock classics—feel full of Rockaway love on the rooftop tonight. For tickets, visit: www.therockawayhotel.com/happenings/dinner-anda-band 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive Friday, July 1 5 p.m. Woohoo! With temps in the 90s and not a raindrop in sight, head to the boards as Squid Squad hits Sand Shark with squidalicious vibes. Sand Shark, Beach 97th Rockaway Bazaar Friday, July 1 6 p.m. Do the uptown boogie to Harbor Light as Winston McBoogie throws down his boogie-licious rock/Motown jam. 129-18 Newport Ave Friday, July 1 7:30 p.m. Looking for a spot to watch a spectacular show of fireworks lighting up the bay? Look no further than Breezy’s BayHouse! Plus, One2Many gets the Pre-July 4th Party poppin’! 500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point Friday, July 1 9 p.m. Rogers steps it up with Walker and The Brotherhood of the Grape playing original music—straight, no chaser. 203 Beach 116th Street Friday, July 1 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Don your dancing shoes for Melt-

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ing Pots’ FUNK-A-WAY dance-off at RBQ. 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Saturday, July 2 5 p.m. Wonderin' what’s all the hoopla happening on the boards at Beach 97th Street? It’s Wine With Sue and their massive fan following taking the boardwalk by storm. Join in! Sand Shark, Beach 97th Rockaway Bazaar

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Tunesday Tuesdays 8 p.m. Looking for a fun open mike night in The Rock? Connolly’s is a local favorite and with Professa Squid as maestro, grab the chance to strut what you’ve got, plus jam with Rockaway’s finest! 7 p.m. sign Saturday, July 2 up, 8 p.m. start. 8 p.m. 155 Beach 95th Street Don’t be a fool by missing out on Thirsty Thursdays Fool’s Night Out at The Wharf this 7 p.m. holiday weekend. Irish Indie folk artist Niall Con416 Beach 116th Street nolly continues his Thursday Saturday, July 2 evening Sayra’s Wine Bar residen9 p.m. cy. Looking for the simpler things in 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd life—beer, BBQ and music—head to RBQ ‘cause The Mighty Quinn keeps 7:30 p.m. it all a-comin’! Tonight at Whit’s, it’s not just 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd Thursday, but Thirsty Thirst-day with Adam Cardone’s seductive Saturday, July 2 night of table magic! Plus, DJ Com9 p.m. bat waxes the beats of the street. Lock in a squidifyingly fun night of 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd frolics with Squid Trio at Rogers. 203 Beach 116th Street ARTS THE ROCKAWAY HOTEL ARTIST Sunday, July 3 & BOOK TALK SERIES 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30 The holiday weekend is far from 7 p.m. over! So, keep a’celebratin’ with a The Rockaway Hotel & Spa’s beer and Mr. Gerald Bair at Rogers. launches its Artist & Book Talk Se203 Beach 116th Street ries with NY-based photographer, Erica Reade, discussing her reSunday, July 3 cently released work, Beach Lov6 p.m. ers, a series of intimate moments The Foundation Band makes a shared by couples at NYC beaches, big splash with a reggae Pre-July 4th which includes captivating images Beach Party at Rockaway Brewing in Rockaway and Fort Tilden. Free, Co. For more info, visit: https://www. 415 Beach 72nd Street therockawayhotel.com/happenings/artist-book-talk-series Monday, July 4 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive 5 p.m. Relive your fond memories of seeSPECIAL MENTIONS ing the Grateful Dead perform live BHYC 2022 SUMMER CONCERT on Independence Day with tribute SERIES band, The Rainbow Spirals, at The With summer on full blast, the Sugar Bowl. Belle Harbor Yacht Club kicks off its 15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point 2022 Summer Concert Series on the Foggy Wharf Deck with an eclectic Monday, July 4 lineup of artists you know or will 7 p.m. soon fall in love. This week: For the fifth year, the Rockaway Thursday, June 30 Beach Surf Club brings back its An7 p.m. nual festival of color, where attendees Get your Irish swag on with band, douse each other from head to toe Fools Night Out. in a rainbow of colors as a homage to the Hindu festival, Holi. Dress in Friday, July 1 white and bring a mask for the color 7 p.m. explosion. Event starts at 7 p.m., color Blackstone rolls in with their blis-

tering lineup of Southern rock and blues. 533 Beach 126th Street BLAC RABBIT DEBUTS AT BUGALOU Friday, July 1 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. From busking in the subway to playing the world’s stage, Blac Rabbit’s performances of Beetles classics may have them put them on the cyber map, but now they’re making headlines with their album, “Interstella.” Tonight at Bugalou, witness the Blac Rabbit revolution. Kicking off the Black Rabbit experience is Breezy’s Americana roots band, The GrassLighters performing their own rousing set of “handmade music.” Admission: $30. For tickets, visit: www.bugaloumusic. com or Bugalou Productions on Facebook. St. Camillus Springman Hall 185 Beach 100th Street THE ROCKAWAY HOTEL ROCKAWAY MUSIC LIVE SERIES — LEWIS DEL MAR & SPECIAL GUEST QUINTON BROCK Friday, July 1 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rockaway Beach-born experimental pop duo, Lewis del Mar, joins forces with alternative rock’s genre-defying Quinton Brock at The Rockaway Hotel’s Rockaway Music Live series. Admission $30. For tickets and more info, visit: https://www.therockawayhotel. com/happenings/rockaway-music-live 108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive SHOP LOCAL RISE WEEKEND OUTDOOR “ROCKAWAY MARKET STREET” Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Saturday and Sunday through October 22, support and shop local at RISE’s (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity) Rockaway Market Street, the peninsula’s first outdoor farmers’ market, located under the elevated train line on Beach 60th Street. Credit cards, SNAP, and WIC vouchers are all accepted. Open rain or shine! Parking available. Beach 60th Street (under the elevated train line) Got info on local live music, arts and more? Email: editor@rockawaytimes.com

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ADMINISTRATION CITATION TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent, NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF QUEENS COUNTY The heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of Joseph James, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer cannot donned be ascertained after hairnet due dilAmato an apron, and rolled sleevesSURROwith a igence. File up No. her 2021-2336 group of 4th and 5th grade stuGATE’S COURT- QUEENS COUNTY dents from P.S. 317 to particiSupplemental CITATION Aprogram. petition pate in an afterschool Common Threads, a national having been duly filed by Caryn Ednon-profit, provides children and wards, Assistant Secretary of COMfamilies cooking and nutrition education to encourage PU-LINK CORPORATION DBAhealthy CELINK

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as attorney in fact for CIT BANK, N.A. QUEENS COUNTY, AND IF THEY ARE PERMITTED TO RENOUNCE, THEN TO MELISSA MOHAN, ESQ., NOMINEE OF THE PETITIONER, UPON DULY QUALIFYING, or to such other person as may be entitled thereto., and that the authority of the representative under the foregoing Letters be limited as follows: For the limited purpose of acceptance of service of process in the residential foreclosure action currently pending in the Supreme ties and theunder impact Courtare of critical Queens County indexit has on students. Education can numbernot 707025/2015. THIS occur just in theNOTICE; classroom, but through alternative routes CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU AS like after school programs and REQUIRED BY LAW. AS A RESULT OF hands-on activities. At such a THE MEASURES ADOPTED BY how THE young age they are learning to cook healthy options, work COURT TO COMBAT THE SPREAD toOF gether and learn about another COVID-19,These PHYSICAL PRESENCE AT culture. are life skills that will stick with them as they conTHE COURTHOUSE ON THE RETURN

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DATE IS LIMITED . THEREFORE, IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE REQUESTED, YOU, OR AN ATTORNEY ON YOUR BEHALF, MUST CONTACT THE COURT PRIOR TO THIS DATE IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THE ATTACHED NOTICE. IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT AS SET FORTH IN THE NOTICE IT WILL BE FOUND YOU CONSENT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED. JUNE 9, 2022 PETER J. KELLY HON. Dated, Attested and Sealed, Surrogate JANET

wonderful to see,” the Assemblywoman EDWARDsaid. TUCKER Name of Attorney Common Threads NYC serves for five Petitioner: Robertson. Anschutz. all boroughs and is currently in 59 schools/community-based Schneid. Crane & Partners. PLLC Tel. organizations. The AssemblyNo. (516) 280-7675 Ja t Tucker, Depwoman stands committed and continues to work on bringing uty Chief Clerk Address of Attorney: amazing extracurricular pro900 Merchants Westbury. grams to the Concourse. students of Ozone Park, Howard Beach and NY 11590 16-195338 - AIK across tinue to grow and that is truly the Rockaway Peninsula.

CITATION PROBATE CITATION FILE NO. 20191875/C SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent To: Frank M. McGuire, Executor of the Estate of Maureen McCullagh McGuire, Susan McCullagh Shohet, Dominic Joseph McCullagh, Dominick McCullagh, Peter McCullagh, Sarah McCullagh Warnock, Gerard McCullagh, Annette McCullagh, Dominick McCullagh, Mary McCullagh Bloomer, Thomas McCullagh, John Sean Dolan, and Public Administrator Queens County, and The heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of William J. McCullagh, a/k/a William McCullagh a/k/a William James McCul-

lagh, deceased, if living, and if any of them to be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees, and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence and Peter Metis G.A.L. A petition having been duly filed by Kathleen R. Roberts who is domiciled at 129-18 Newport Avenue, Rockaway Park, New York 11694 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on 4th day of August, 2022 at 9:30 A.M. of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of William J., McCullagh a/k/a William

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McCullagh a/k/a William James McCullagh lately domiciled at 13109 Beach Channel Drive, Belle Harbor, New York 11694 admitting to pronate a Will dated July 15, 2015, (a Codicil dated ___) (a Codicil dated ____), a copy of the Will which is attached as the Will of William J. McCullagh a/k/a William McCullagh a/k/a William James McCullagh deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: Kathleen R. Roberts. NOTICE: THIS CITATION IS SERVED UPON YOU AS REQUIRED BY LAW, AS A RESULT OF THE MEASURES ADOPTED BY THE COURT TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, PHYSICAL PRESENCE AT

THE COURTHOUSE ON THE RETURN DATE IS LIMITED. THEREFORE, IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE RELIEF REQUESTED, YOU, OR AN ATTORNEY ON YOUR BEHALF MUAT CONTACT THE COURT PRIOR TO THIS DATE IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THE ATTACHED NOTICE IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT AS SET FORTH IN THE NOTICE IT WILL BE FOUND YOU CONSENT TO THE RELIEF REQUESTED. DATE 6-2222 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate Janet Edwards Tucker Deputy Chief Clerk Janet Edwards Tucker Attorney For Petitioner Alexander Bader, Brady & Bader LLP, (718) 945-7777 abader@bradybaderlaw.com 15636 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414 (Pro.Cit/4-99 )

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Battlefield Medical Care

Ask the DOC

By Peter Galvin, MD

One of my passions is the study of history, more specifically Civil War history, and the history of medicine. Medicine and the Civil War are intertwined in many ways. Following the Battle of Gettysburg, Union surgeon Bushrod James wrote “No written nor expressed language could ever picture the field of Gettysburg! Blood! Blood! And tattered flesh! Shattered bones amid mangled forms almost without the semblance of human beings! Faces torn and bruised and lacerated.” In total, that one battle saw upwards of 51,000 casualties and 7,000 dead. The carnage was so massive in part because of technological advances in weaponry. Prior to the Civil War, opposing sides had to be very close to each other in order to inflict damage on the other side. Guns

were smooth bore muskets that fired round lead balls. They were very inaccurate at more than 10 or 15 yards. Napoleonic battlefield tactics consisted of opposing lines of men who fired two volleys at each other, followed by a bayonet charge. Thus, wounds were mostly of a stabbing and slashing nature. The Minie ball changed all that. Designed in 1849 by French Army Captain Claude-Etienne Minie, it was conical with a concave bottom. It increased both the accuracy and distance of a musket. Its wounds were devastating. The lead minie ball would flatten on impact, smashing through tissue and splintering bone. As a result, Civil War wounds consisted of only 5% stabs and slashes, 85% minie ball wounds, and 10% artillery wounds, which, due to the use of grape and canister shot at close range, were devastating. Battlefield casualty care made great advances during the Civil

War, especially on the Union side. In 1862 at the Battle of Fort Donelson, Union General U.S. Grant had his chief surgeon, Henry Hewitt, move regimental surgeons and their stations up to the front, at times only yards away from the fighting. Another of Grant’s surgeons, Bernard John Dowling Irwin, realized that too many wounded men were dying on their trip north to hospitals. He established the first true field hospital, using captured rebel tents and organizing them into treatment, surgery, and recovery areas. This allowed the wounded to recover sufficiently before their trip to a hospital. Survival rates soared. Union Major Jonathan Letterman took lessons learned from Hewitt and Irwin and established the first integrated battlefield medical evacuation system. At Gettysburg, the Union Army had more than 650 medical officers and over 1,000 ambulances. Letterman had each division contain a medical director

who ensured that every division had at least one fully staffed field hospital with aid stations based as close to the battle as possible. Unfortunately, the actual medical care the soldiers received was very poor (by our standards) because modern surgical and infection control procedures had yet to be discovered. Any limb wound was treated by amputation with the surgeon using the same instruments from patient to patient. Often, in order to save time, the surgeon held the bone saw in his teeth. Gangrene and sepsis were common. Ether and chloroform were both available and widely used, at least on the Union side. Pain control used morphine, opium, and whiskey. For more information you can visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Fredrick, Maryland. www.civilwarmed.org Please direct questions and comments to editor@rockawaytimes. com

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LOCAL COLOR:

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

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

Timothy Moriarty

Margaret Lannon

Tammy Palace

Bob Leckie

Eleanor Minks

Vincent Moriarty

Agnes Sommer

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THE SEA AND THE STARS

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new about someone you have fallen out especially if you are in a new relationship. truth in all situations. Lucky Beaches: 50, of touch with, they hold the key. Lucky Allow yourself to get a little lost during 119, 83 Aries: Beaches: 116, 110, 80 this dreamy summer month. Lucky BeachYou are reaching new Capricorn: es: 33,100,68 heights within your career Cancer: You'll feel powerful and and the hard work seems Happy Birthday Cancer! Libra: in control this month and unending but don't give up! The sumUse your energy this month Feelings of self-doubt are it's a great time to make mer will bring you continued success and to stay centered and focused normal, but are you being bold decisions. The playful energy you've there is a big opportunity headed your rather than seeking drama too critical of yourself? Ease been feeling is a gift from the universe way. Lucky Beaches: 34, 56, 121 and excitement. The end of the month into the month and allow and allows you to find creative solutions. brings a flurry of energy in your chart that yourself to have some fun in order to bal- Lucky Beaches: 125, 45, 67 Taurus: centers around your house of death and ance out your workload. Lucky Beaches: When the Capricorn moon rebirth. Lucky Beaches: 91, 56,113 Aquarius: 116, 76,85 formed a connection to NepIt's important to express tune, the universe tuned in Leo: Scorpio: gratitude for the love that is to your wavelength, dear When you feel sensitive, It's time to get really being directed toward you. Taurus, giving you an almost look inward. The people honest with yourself. What You may be feeling an elesupernatural connection to the universe. who love you won't need to is your end goal and what vated sense of optimism, so lean into your Prepare for most things to go right this be convinced of your worth. do you want? Try not to blame your short- good mood and follow your bliss! Lucky month. Lucky Beaches: 91, 74,85 This period of solitude will allow you to comings on others and follow your truth. Beaches: 98, 56, 59 see to the core of your strengths. Lucky Lucky Beaches: 93, 68, 60 Gemini: Pisces: Beaches: 67, 115, 96 An aura of peaceful soSagittarius: Have you forgotten ciability surrounds you Virgo: You may be feeling stubsomething? Take a risk this this month and it's a good Daydreams and romantic born this month but try to month and open your heart time to reconnect with the fantasies could be taking express your disposition to those wild people who people you love. Use your your focus away from work without alienating others. push back against mundanity. Don't turn inherent curiosity to learn something this month, fastidious Virgo, Speak from the heart and you'll get to the away from love. Lucky Beaches: 59, 72, 67

By Laura Hajek

ering in an area just larger than the size of the tuna steaks. Season the tuna well on both sides with salt and pepper and arrange them directly on the lemon slices. Sprinkle the lemon zest evenly over the tuna. Bring the two long sides of parchment together and fold down over the tuna; fold the end of the parchment and tuck them under the fish like an envelope. Roast in the oven until cooked through, about 30-40 minutes; the Recipe courtesy of Claire Robin- tuna should flake easily with a fork son, with a slight twist of my own. and is no longer pink in the center. 2 large fresh tuna steaks Open the parchment paper and let (about 1-1/2 pounds) the tuna cool until it can be handled, 2 lemons, thinly sliced, plus ½ lemon, zested and juiced, as needed Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup fat free Greek yogurt ½ cup halved red grapes ¼ cup toasted and chopped walnuts

Tart and Crunchy Fresh Tuna Salad By Sharon Feldman

then flake it with a fork. Transfer to a serving bowl along with any cooking juices it has released. Add the yogurt, grapes and walnuts and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready. ++ This healthy salad goes great on butter lettuce leaves; on a slice of toasted whole wheat bread, with fresh cantaloupe slices. Also, if you can’t or don’t have time to use fresh tuna steaks, you can try this with canned white tuna.

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Facts You Probably Don’t Need  George Jetson was born in 2022.

from the set of Pulp Fiction in 1994. It was recovered in 2013.

 There's a small sculpture on the moon named "Fall-  You are about 7 percent of en Astronaut" made by the distance to space durBelgian artist Paul Van Hoing flights. eydonck and placed by the crew of Apollo 15 in 1971.  Early humans used to run It is the only sculpture on their prey to death. This the moon, yet it remains method of hunting was relatively unknown. called persistence hunting.  The Queen of England has been alive for 1/3 of all  "The Microsoft Sound" was American history. created by acclaimed musician and producer Brian  Hyenas are more closely Eno. He made it on a Mac. related to cats than dogs.  Quentin Tarantino's '64 Chevy Malibu was stolen

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Wrestle Talk UPDATE ON WWE INVESTIGATION & MORE! By Eric Jayden

We want to update you on last week's bombshell news about WWE CEO Vince McMahon allegations. It appears that there is more than one law firm conducting investigations into Vince McMahon's payoffs and non-disclosure agreements he had settled with former employees of the WWE. Also, in the latest chapter of these ongoing allegations, former WWE Wrestler Leonard Inzitari has come out to corroborate former WWE referee Rita Chatterton's past allegations of rape against Vince McMahon. These allegations were made by Rita Chatterton in 1992, however no charges were brought against Vince McMahon due to the statute of limitations running out prior to her public accusation. In a news article published by the New

York Intelligencer, Leonard Inzitari who wrestled under the name "Mario Mancini" from 1984 to 1991 stated he corroborated Rita Chatterton's allegations against Vince McMahon. At the time this column went to print Vince McMahon, and the WWE have not responded to the recent comments made by Leonard Inzitari. We will keep you posted. Congratulations to WWE Superstar John Cena who this week has reached his 20th anniversary with the WWE. We here at Wrestle Talk extend our best wishes to John Cena and continued success! Recently, AEW held a Pay Per View called "Forbidden Door 2022" in Chicago, Illinois with Superstars from New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and in light of the success of the show, NJPW President Takami Obhari has announced that he wants to bring the next Forbidden Door event

to Japan. The show drew over $1 Million in ticket sales and over 100,000 in pay per views buys. Mr. Takami Obhari hopes to start discussions with AEW management very soon. The Question of the Week comes from Freddy J. from Bayside, Queens and he asked "With, Jon Moxley winning against Hiroshi Tanahashi for the AEW Interim World Champion, does he have to

face CM Punk?" Yes, he does. Jon Moxley will go on to face CM Punk when he is medically cleared to determine who will be the Undisputed AEW World Heavyweight Champion. Thank you once again to all that have sent questions or comments in. Keep sending them to eavil183@yahoo.com and have a great weekend!

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