Far Rockaway

One dead, one wounded in Far Rockaway shooting
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/24/2013 at 11:35AM

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 [...]

Majority of Queens schools score well on progress reports
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/18/2013 at 2:52PM

The majority of Queens schools scored high on the Department of Education’s (DOE) recently released progress reports. Out of the 62 Queens high schools that were issued 2012-2013 progress reports, 31 earned As, 16 Bs, 6 Cs, 5 Ds and 4 Fs. The highest scoring institution was Long Island City’s Academy for Careers in Television [...]

Far Rockaway residents call for promised fixes to flooding issues
Far Rockaway residents call for promised fixes to flooding issues
South Maggie Hayes 11/12/2013 at 4:20PM

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 [...]

Chelsea Clinton helps with Sandy recovery during ‘Day of Action’ in the Rockaways
Chelsea Clinton helps with Sandy recovery during ‘Day of Action’ in the Rockaways
South Maggie Hayes 10/28/2013 at 5:00PM

The Clintons joined the ongoing Sandy recovery in a “Day of Action” in the Rockaways. Chelsea Clinton and hundreds of volunteers visited Brookville Park, Rockaway Park, P.S. 197 and homes in Far Rockaway on Saturday to revitalize the damaged communities. This is the fifth Day of Action, which has brought in volunteers from all over [...]

Walk-on is only St. John’s men’s basketball player from Queens
Walk-on is only St. John’s men’s basketball player from Queens
News Liam La Guerre 10/24/2013 at 12:01PM

At the annual St. John’s men’s and women’s basketball media day event on Thursday, October 10, junior forward Khadim Ndiaye sat peacefully, watching. He observed his teammates as they were being interviewed one on one or sometimes by a horde of reporters. Then he swiftly pulled out a glasses case and put on a pair [...]

Chelsea Clinton to join volunteers in Rockaways for second ‘Day of Action’ for Sandy victims
News Queens Courier Staff 10/24/2013 at 9:26AM

The Clinton Foundation will bring together residents and volunteers for a second “Day of Action” for Sandy victims. Chelsea Clinton will visit the Rockaways on Saturday, October 26 and along with hundreds of volunteers will work to rebuild houses, clean and update public parks, conduct conservation activities and more. Clinton will also join the St. [...]

Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students
Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/04/2013 at 3:47PM

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 [...]

Far Rockaway native reaches WFAN contest finals
Far Rockaway native reaches WFAN contest finals
South Queens Courier Staff 8/22/2013 at 7:35PM

CARLOS MONTANEZ Many inspiring sports radio personalities dream of working for a big station in New York City. Far Rockaway resident John Schiavone has had his heart set on working for the sports radio channel WFAN for a long time. And once again, Schiavone is competing in the fourth annual WFAN Fantasy Phenom Challenge, where [...]

Man charged in Far Rockaway shooting of 10-year-old
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/07/2013 at 10:48AM

Police have arrested a reputed gang member for the shooting of a 10-year-old in Far Rockaway, announced District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Lenard Crudup, 21, of Queens, has been charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. He faces up to 25 years in prison if [...]

10-year-old Far Rockaway girl shot
10-year-old Far Rockaway girl shot
Police Liam La Guerre 8/03/2013 at 4:28PM

A 10-year-old girl is in stable condition after being shot in the leg in a Far Rockaway shooting this morning, cops said. Police responded to the gunfire at about 1:24 a.m. and found the girl at 22-29 Dix Ave. No arrests have been made at this time. The girl was not the intended target of [...]