Rockaway councilwoman plans cleanups of commercial corridors

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Reinforcing her commitment to business owners on the Rockaway peninsula, Councilwoman Joann Ariola is planning to sponsor several cleanup events and team up with local merchants to host events and increase commerce. Working with the Rockaway Beach Civic Association and shopkeepers from both Beach 116th Street and Beach 219th Street, Ariola is assisting small business owners in creating merchant associations in some of the area’s most important commercial corridors.

“These new merchant groups will help to improve commerce and beautify these vital corridors for years to come,” Ariola said. “With these in place, Rockaway’s business people will be able to work together to host events and pool money for important projects that will make their streets better, more attractive destinations for both residents and visitors alike.”

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