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Rockaway car crash kills two teens
Police Maggie Hayes 8/25/2013 at 2:16PM

A car crash on the Rockaway Freeway has taken the life of two teens, police said. Around 3 a.m. on Saturday morning, a 19-year-old male was driving on the freeway near Beach 41st Street when his Toyota Corolla struck a cement support pillar. A 15-year-old male traveling in the front passenger seat was pronounced dead [...]

Rockaway residents fear losing community’s last hospital
Rockaway residents fear losing community’s last hospital
South Maggie Hayes 8/20/2013 at 4:23PM

The Peninsula’s lone hospital is in critical condition. Rockaway residents fear financial problems at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will close the last safety net hospital in their community. “Queens is a healthy borough, but we can’t continue to grow if we continue to lose hospitals,” said Peter Vallone, Jr., city councilmember and borough president candidate. [...]

Rockaway woman honored at White House as ‘Champion of Change’
South Maggie Hayes 8/02/2013 at 1:44PM

Sandy brought forth countless “Champions of Change,” one of whom the White House recognized in an event honoring Americans striving to improve their communities through technology and civic participation. Jessica Klein, a Rockaway resident, civic hacker and designer, received the Champion of Change award for her work through the website www.rockawayhelp.org. Klein co-founded the site [...]

Program may bring $100 million to help rebuild Sandy-damaged southern Queens
South Maggie Hayes 8/01/2013 at 3:29PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program could bring roughly $100 million to help southern Queens rebuild bigger and better after Sandy. Rockaway is set to receive $60 million, $13 million for Broad Channel and $20 million for Howard Beach and Hamilton Beach for “protection funding,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. However, through this [...]

UPDATE: Seven-month-old kidnapped by Queens mother found safe
UPDATE: Seven-month-old kidnapped by Queens mother found safe
Police Cristabelle Tumola 7/17/2013 at 11:24AM

UPDATE: An Amber Alert has been cancelled for a seventh-month-old boy who was kidnapped by his non-custodial mother. Both the mother, Marina Lopez, and child, Mario Danner Jr., have been found in good condition, said police. Lopez has been arrested and charged with custodial interference, authorities said Wednesday evening. — An Amber Alert has been [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/12/2013 at 7:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 70. Winds from the NE at [...]

Ozone Howard Little League takes District 27 tournament
Ozone Howard Little League takes District 27 tournament
South Queens Courier Staff 7/03/2013 at 2:41PM

BENJAMIN FANG Their teamwork paid off. The Ozone Howard Little League’s age 10-11 division won the Queens District 27 tournament on June 30, besting the Rockaway Little League in a three-game series. “This was an overall team effort and a great accomplishment for these kids,” Ozone Howard’s manager John Miden said. “They played hard and [...]

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 [...]

Op-Ed: Solidarity with Oklahoma
News Op-Ed 6/07/2013 at 2:51PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILLIP GOLDFEDER When Sandy arrived seven months ago, my district, my community, and my family were severely impacted and our lives forever changed. Our neighborhoods, our businesses, and our homes were torn into pieces, flooded and burned down and our families left to rebuild their lives with uncertainty and despair. We survived in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/16/2013 at 7:28AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 73. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the North after midnight. EVENT OF THE DAY: Queens New Music [...]