Top spots for fun and food in Rockaway Beach


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

While summer may be drawing to a close, there are still plenty of places to soak up the last of the summer rays here in Queens. Scores of landlocked urbanites have flocked to Riis Park and the Rockaway boardwalk in recent summers to escape the sweltering heat of the city.

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Rockaway pair convicted on murder and kidnapping charges


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Two 29-year-old Queens men have been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges in the brutal April 2012 stabbing death of a man who had begun a relationship with the estranged wife of one of the defendants.

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‘Guys & Dolls’ is a sure bet at Rockaway Theatre Company


| ckasden@queenscourier.com

Several hours before curtain, Fort Tilden at Gateway National Recreation Area is bustling with beachgoers, bicyclists and ballplayers. An hour before showtime, dozens of actors, musicians and staffers stream through the backstage doorways. Soon the packed house buzzes with excitement. Finally, Rockaway Theatre Company’s version of the beloved musical “Guys and Dolls” is off and […]

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Reputed Rockaway street gang members cuffed for murder, assault plots


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Thirteen alleged members of a Far Rockaway-based street gang found themselves in handcuffs Wednesday for an indictment charging them with various violent crimes including conspiring to murder and assault rival groups, prosecutors announced.

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Human remains found in duffel bag on Far Rockaway shore identified


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Three months after human remains were discovered in a black duffel bag along the Far Rockaway shoreline, police have identified the victim and are investigating the death as a homicide.

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Nursing home caregivers arrested for neglect of disabled resident in Far Rockaway


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com


Three caregivers in Far Rockaway found themselves in handcuffs Wednesday after they allegedly dragged a disabled and bleeding nursing home resident and left him bleeding on the floor for over twenty minutes last October, authorities said.

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20-year-old Rockaway man among seven dead in Amtrak derailment


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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A 20-year-old naval midshipman from Rockaway Beach, who was on his way home, is among the seven people killed after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to reports.

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