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Rock Safe Streets Presents: Holds Hands Around Rockaway

In celebration of June being Gun Violence Awareness Month, Rock Safe Streets hosted a public demonstration and solidarity event called “Hold Hands Around Rockaway” on June 15th. Rock Safe Streets is a Sheltering Arms project and a site of the city-wide Cure Violence - Crisis Management System program. The goal of the event was to bring visibility to the community fight to reduce gun violence in the Rockaways and to provide a sense of unity between the burroughs in the fight, in order to create change for a better future.

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ROPE Charter School of STEM for Girls

What if there was a world with more women receiving degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields? That can become a reality simply by starting to introduce STEM options to girls at young ages — which is what Rite of Passage Empowerment (ROPE) Charter School of STEM for girls would like to accomplish. The school is scheduled to open in Rockaway in Fall 2019. Their mission involves social responsibility, and creating the best environment for potential students to be global citizens.

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Rockaway Pipeline Project Delayed

The saga continues as the fight to shut down The Williams Companies' Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, which aims to place a 23-mile pipeline just south of the Marine Parkway Bridge that would extend to Raritan Bay, New Jersey, brings new developments. On Friday, April 20th, TWC had a critical water quality permit for their pipeline denied, however, the battle is nowhere near over. Citizens of Rockaway will have an opportunity to publicly express how they feel about the pipeline tomorrow, April 26th, in Brooklyn in Brooklyn at The Best Western Gregory Hotel (8315 4th ave.) from 5-9 pm.

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Rockaway Schools Receive Over $3 Million in Tech Funding

On Tuesday, March 20, Councilman Donovan Richards held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of an $850,000 computer lab at Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology. The funding comes from Richards’ Nelson Mandela Technology Grant, and will provide over three million dollars to keep Rockaway schools up to date with current technology.

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Still Here: Superstorm Sandy 5 Years Later

As our community prepares to observe the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the Rockaway Advocate got a chance to speak to Khaleel Anderson, a current Queens College student and resident of Far Rockaway, about the destruction caused by the storm and the subsequent flooding.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) English

What do you do when you are an incompetent president with zero legislative wins? You try to implement bigoted policies to appease your base without thinking those policies through. This is what the Trump administration has done from the Muslim travel ban to the transgender ban in the military and now with DACA.

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The Fight for District 32

The race for the 32nd District City Council seat is on. After winning a three-way democratic primary last month, Mike Scala, an attorney from Howard Beach, will face republican incumbent Councilman Eric Ulrich in November. Scala won the primary with 43.7% of the vote, claiming the approval of more than 2,000 voters in the district.

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