Two toddlers die in Far Rockaway home fire


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Two 4-year-olds died early Easter morning in an accidental fire at a Far Rockaway home, according to the FDNY.

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‘Hero’ cop mourned at Far Rockaway funeral


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Eric Jankiewicz/Guerra photo courtesy of NYPD

A police officer who died after responding to a Brooklyn fire was remembered in Far Rockaway as a heroic member of the force, dedicated to his job and family.

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Far Rockaway teen busted for anti-Semitic graffiti at LIRR station


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA Long Island Rail Road

A Far Rockaway teen has been arrested for defacing the Cedarhurst Long Island Rail Road station with anti-Semitic graffiti on eight occasions, the MTA said.

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Far Rockaway mom charged in fatal beating of 2-year-old daughter


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A Far Rockaway mother has been charged with murder in the fatal beating of her two-year-old daughter inside their home, District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday.

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Police: Suspect shoots at officers during Far Rockaway chase


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

A 19-year-old was arrested after he exchanged bullets with three officers while they were chasing him in Far Rockaway Friday.

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One dead, one wounded in Far Rockaway shooting


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

A shooting inside a Far Rockaway home Monday left one man dead and another wounded, police said. Shots rang out about 8 p.m. inside a residence at 211 Beach 31st St, police said. Daniel Fils, 18, was struck once in the chest and a 23-year-old man was shot in the arm. Fils was taken to St. John’s Hospital […]

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Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Far Rockaway


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police officers shot and critically injured a man in Far Rockaway early this morning, after officials said he aimed a weapon at cops. The incident started when four officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for assault on the 3rd floor of the Beach 41st Street Houses at 40-20 Beach Channel Drive around 12:40 a.m. The […]

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Far Rockaway residents call for promised fixes to flooding issues


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Office of Councilmember Donovan Richards

Far Rockaway residents are flooded with problems, and say they have no life raft. Bay 32nd Street regularly experiences heavy flooding. In August, those concerned came together with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to voice their concerns. DC representatives in charge of repairs and upgrades explained, in detail, the overall improvement plan and […]

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Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Leticia Barboza, NYCHA photographer

Students in Far Rockaway get to go back to school in style, thanks to a giveaway that doled out more than 1,000 backpacks to the tykes in need. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) teamed up with nonprofit organization Kars4Kids and ventured to the Hammel Houses and Beach 41st Street Houses to help out […]

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