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TIMESLEDGER | QNS.12 COM | JULY 9-JULY 15, 2021
A PLEA TO KEEP STOP & SHOP IN LITTLE NECK
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With summer finally here, make sure you are vaccinated to take full advantage of the season.
Photo by Dean Moses
The Fourth of July holiday weekend marked
the unofficial launch of the season in the city.
New York City residents suffered through a
week of high heat — with temperatures nearing
triple digits — forcing Mayor Bill de Blasio to call
an official “heat emergency.”
The recent blistering temperatures led to the
several outages throughout the city as its power
system struggled to keep up with increased usage
from citydwellers using fans and air conditioners
to cool off.
But the worst seems to be over, with temperatures
dropping over the weekend, and it’s time
for residents to have some fun!
With the city emerging from the dark days of
the COVID-19 pandemic, there is tons to do this
Head to the beaches at Coney Island and the
Rockaways, or cool off at one of the city’s several
Still not up to traveling? Not a problem! There
are plenty of family friendly hotel pools throughout
New York City that are perfect for the ultimate
staycation this summer.
You can also spend some time outdoors at your
local parks, many of which are offering events for
people of all ages all summer long!
And for all you thrill-seekers out there, Coney
Island’s newest roller coaster, the 68-foot high
Phoenix, opened on July 1, offering a topsy-turvy
journey that’ll make you spin!
Yes, there is so much to do this summer. But
remember — COVID-19 is still a threat. For those
who are not yet vaccinated, we implore you to get
New York City data shows that nearly 51 percent
of all residents are vaccinated and about 56
percent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
But 44 percent of all NYC residents have yet
to be vaccinated, a number that must increase.
Getting vaccinated doesn’t just protect yourself,
it protects those around you — family,
friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. If you don’t
want to get the vaccine for yourself, do it for
them. We owe it to each other to be as safe as possible
as we try to put this pandemic behind us,
once and for all.
And with summer now here and with few or no
restrictions in the city, we have the opportunity
to do just that.
So, make an appointment, roll up your sleeves
and get the vaccine so we can all have some fun
The following is an open letter to Stop & Shop Company
We are addressing our opposition to any corporate
plan to close the Stop & Shop supermarket located at
the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Marathon
Parkway in Little Neck, New York.
This store is essential to the life of our community.
This reality has never been clearer than during this
pandemic. The population it serves includes elderly
and disabled people, many of whom do not drive but
bring shopping carts to carry their groceries home.
The parking lot is often full and there are usually long
lines at the cash registers, both of which attest to the
popularity and necessity of the store.
After the Grand Union supermarket closed 20
years ago, Stop & Shop was invited to this location by
our local civic organizations. We appreciated your response
then, and we call upon you now to honor what
has become a mutually advantageous relationship between
the store and Little Neck/Douglaston residents.
Over the past two decades, the high caliber of your
employees and managers have promoted a strong spirit
of cooperation with their customers and our community
groups. We fervently hope you agree to retain this
Stop & Shop in order to best serve all members of our
As 21st century business ethics has been shifting
as corporate behavior toward responsibility for
consumer interests, we strongly urge that our needs
be taken into consideration, rather than proceeding
solely on the inclinations of far removed company
Bill Perry (outreach chair),
John F. Duane (president)