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

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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

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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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‘Lost in Yonkers’ finds laughs in Rockaway


| ckasden@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Norm Scott

The ticket line snaked outside the theater and down the block for Sunday’s performance of playwright Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.” The crowd filled the auditorium for Rockaway Theatre Company’s latest project. Director David Risley, who usually performs onstage, and producer Susan Jasper offer a crisp, well-timed comedy/drama with outstanding actors. The players deliver a […]

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Far Rockaway nursing home aide arrested in assault of 80-year-old bedridden woman


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office

A 59-year-old nurse aide was arrested on felony charges Thursday for assaulting an 80-year-old bedridden nursing home resident in Far Rockaway, according to officials.

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