Far Rockaway

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/24/2013 at 7:18AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 86. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 68. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Shakespeare at  Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest [...]

LIPA instituting Sandy fixes
LIPA instituting Sandy fixes
South Maggie Hayes 7/22/2013 at 2:13PM

Nearly nine months after Sandy, LIPA facilities are still coming back online. During the storm, five of the energy company’s substations on the Rockaway Peninsula took on water damage, shutting down the area’s power and leaving residents in the dark until repairs were made. “It’s still a work in progress,” said Nick Lizanich, LIPA’s vice [...]

Disney movie stars help clean up Rockaway Beach
Disney movie stars help clean up Rockaway Beach
South Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 12:09PM

A pair of Disney teen movie stars stepped out the spotlight and into the sunlight to join a Far Rockaway Beach clean-up on July 14. Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell, who play surfing lovers Brady and McKenzie in the upcoming Disney Channel flick “Teen Beach Movie,” mixed and mingled with about 45 volunteers and helped [...]

Security cameras to be installed in Far Rockaway NYCHA complexes
South Maggie Hayes 7/09/2013 at 4:27PM

Big Brother is watching in NYCHA complexes across Far Rockaway. Security cameras are set to be installed in various housing projects, intended to curb violence, particularly gun violence, in troubled areas. “I’m tired of hearing the stories – our seniors and our children not being able to play outside because they’re afraid of getting struck [...]

NYPD investigating South Ozone Park attack as hate crime
NYPD investigating South Ozone Park attack as hate crime
Police Maggie Hayes 7/02/2013 at 12:54PM

A Far Rockaway man was struck with a trophy outside of a bar, resulting in several medical staples to his head. He said he was attacked because he is gay. “The bouncer let my basher run before the cops came,” said Zaman Mohamed Amin, the victim and a well-known figure in the LGBTQ community, on [...]

Police pursue man in connection with anti-Semitic activity
Police pursue man in connection with anti-Semitic activity
Police Liam La Guerre 6/29/2013 at 9:47AM

The NYPD is searching for man who allegedly wrote racial slurs about Jewish people. Randy Evans is wanted for criminal mischief. Evans wrote anti-Semitic messages on a Yeshiva, a residential home and two vehicles in Far Rockaway on June 24 around 8:30 a.m. in the confines of the 101st Precinct, cops said. Evans is described [...]

NYC pilot to extend school day for sixth graders
NYC pilot to extend school day for sixth graders
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 6/19/2013 at 10:40AM

The last bell will ring two and a half hours later for 2,000 of the city’s sixth graders starting this fall. A pilot program will provide additional literacy training at 20 middle schools with high-needs students, including five in Queens, according to the Department of Education (DOE). The schools are also part of a 40-school [...]

Far Rockaway nursing home director arrested for covering up disappearance of resident
Far Rockaway nursing home director arrested for covering up disappearance of resident
Police Cristabelle Tumola 6/10/2013 at 11:09AM

A former director at a Far Rockaway nursing home has been arrested for falsifying records to cover up the disappearance of a resident with dementia, announced Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Juliet Clifford, 43, of Mount Vernon, NY, has been charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, falsifying business records [...]

Far Rockaway basketball tournament aims to stop violence
Far Rockaway basketball tournament aims to stop violence
News Maggie Hayes 5/30/2013 at 12:08PM

Far Rockaway is fighting its reputation of violence through a program that brings youth together and puts them under one roof. The Stack Bundles basketball tournament kicked of its second year earlier this month and will continue through the summer. Twelve teams of 10 players each are traveling the peninsula and breaking territorial barriers. All [...]

Queens community comes together to stop the violence
Queens community comes together to stop the violence
South Queens Courier Staff 5/17/2013 at 11:59AM

As politicians at all levels try to combat gun violence through legislation, local groups seeing issues within their communities have taken a grassroots approach to keeping neighborhoods safe. “Upon my release from prison, I wanted to make sure today’s youth didn’t fall into the same traps that I fell into,” said Lance Feurtado. He and [...]