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Anthony Weiner opening up restaurant in Rockaways


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Anthony Weiner is helping to restore the Rockaways, but not as a politician.

Instead, he’s launching Rockaway Restoration Kitchen, a nonprofit agency that aims to “operate a healthy, sustainable restaurant in a hard luck community to provide training, on-the-job apprenticeships and placement in the culinary and food service sector for unemployed New Yorkers,” according to its page on Idealist.org.

Hurricane Sandy damaged much of the peninsula, and the restaurant, which was first reported to open by the Rockaway Times, is looking to help out the still-suffering residents there.

“Our goal is to provide a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with healthy, locally sourced food that satisfies the hunger of Rockaway residents, attracts visitors and serves up dignity and self-sufficiency by serving as a hands on training ground to provide skills, real experience and job placement in the culinary industry,”  the restaurant says on its website.

Weiner, who virtually ended his political career in a sexting scandal back in 2011 and then mounted a failed mayoral campaign that was marred by another sexting discretion, represented the Rockaways for more than a decade.

He told the Daily News this project is something that the area needs.

“Large swaths of the peninsula are lacking in quality, sustainable, nutritious food,” he said. “It’s also sadly true that many residents need help developing skills to lift them out of unemployment.”

The Kitchen is currently looking to fill an executive director position. This person will be in charge of the management and operation of all aspects of the social enterprise as well as the nonprofit corporation, multiple food-service based lines of business and the youth training program, according to the listing.

There is no set date for the kitchen’s debut.

 

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Weiner, wife welcome baby boy


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A disgraced former congressmember is back in the spotlight — only the focus is now on his new baby boy.

Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin — aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — welcomed son Jordan Zane Weiner to the world on December 21, according to multiple published reports.

Jordan Zane — the couple’s first child — may be the first piece of good news Weiner has received since a sexting scandal landed the embattled former congressmember in hot water, forcing him to resign this past June. Weiner became embroiled in controversy after he admitted to accidentally Tweeting a picture of his crotch that he meant for a direct message. He initially claimed his Twitter account was hacked.

Then, more recently, on Wednesday, December 28, RadarOnline.com reported to have exclusively learned — from proposals for a tell-all book — that according to one of Weiner’s mistresses, Weiner allegedly expressed interest in wanting a threesome with another man.

Still, the pair did not split up. In fact, in a short prepared statement declaring his resignation, Weiner thanked and apologized to his family and supporters, specifically his wife.

“[She] has stood with me through this entire difficult period, and I owe so very much [to her],” he said.

Now, six months later, the proud parents have announced their new “sparkling wonder.”

According to The New York Post, Weiner took to email, alerting friends and family members about the arrival of Jordan Zane, who weighed in at 7 pounds and 5 ounces.

“Did I mention his mom is amazing? We love you for welcoming him,” Weiner said in the email about his wife.