Rockaway Park

Three people killed, two injured in Halloween night shootings in Queens, Brooklyn
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/01/2013 at 3:26PM

Three people died and two people were injured within a five-hour period during Halloween shootings across Queens and Brooklyn, according to police. The two non-fatal incidents occurred in the Jamaica and Rockaway Park sections of Queens, said cops. Around 7 p.m. on 148th Street near 88th Avenue an unidentified suspect exited his vehicle wearing a mask and [...]

City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 11:43AM

The heated race for City Council District 32 is coming to a close. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent, has represented District 32 in the City Council since 2009. He stood with Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill [...]

Rockaway Sandy survivor to run New York City Marathon for 20th time
Rockaway Sandy survivor to run New York City Marathon for 20th time
South Liam La Guerre 10/09/2013 at 11:18AM

Rockaway Park resident John Edwards, 59, was hoping to run the ING New York City Marathon for the 20th time last year, but Mother Nature had other ideas. The race was canceled due to the massive city-wide damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. But it wasn’t a time for Edwards, who is not related to the [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 32
Primary guide: City Council District 32
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:30PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 32 primary candidates (Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, [...]

South Queens residents seek help at post-Sandy town hall
South Queens residents seek help at post-Sandy town hall
South Maggie Hayes 7/01/2013 at 2:54PM

Carl Teresa drained his retirement savings to pay for Sandy home damages and is tired of getting the runaround from city and state agencies, he said. Eight months after the storm, south Queens is still not whole, and Teresa said he is just one of many still struggling. Homeowners gathered at a town hall forum [...]

Man discovered dead in car on Rockaway street
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/18/2013 at 10:30AM

The body of a 51-year-old man was found inside a vehicle in Rockaway Park Friday afternoon, said police. Around 3 p.m. officers discovered the man unconscious and unresponsive lying across the front seats of a Ford Mustang at 135 Beach 120th Street. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is [...]

Arrest in AK-47 killing of Queens teen
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 12:10PM

Authorities have arrested two men for the shooting death of a Far Rockaway teen this weekend. Dashawn Deverow, 21, of Rockaway Park and Jamane Yarbroughm, 16, of Arverne, have been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Xavier Granville, said police. Deverow was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon. On Saturday December 29, at [...]

Flight 587 ten years later: Holidays without a loved one
Flight 587 ten years later: Holidays without a loved one
News Melissa Chan 11/14/2011 at 3:54PM

For Angilda Delacruz, 21, without her aunt and godmother Magnolia Pena, the upcoming holidays are the toughest part of the year. “When we were little, we would always go to her house, and she would always have these baked cakes ready and chocolate lollipops in her fridge. We would always get in trouble for stealing [...]

Flight 587 remembered 10 years later
Flight 587 remembered 10 years later
News Melissa Chan 11/14/2011 at 12:26PM

Click here to view our Flight 587 memorial gallery. Ten years may have passed since the tragic crash of Flight 587, but hundreds of loved ones who gathered to mourn at the memorial site remember as if it was yesterday. “After 10 years, we still have open wounds from what happened,” said Rafael Almonte, who [...]