Rockaways

Op-ed: We cannot forget the Philippines
News Op-Ed 12/18/2013 at 12:59PM

Just over a month ago, the strongest storm ever recorded crashed into the coast of the Philippines. Wreaking devastation over large swaths of Southeast Asia, Typhoon Haiyan has affected over 12 million people in the region and claimed thousands of lives. Even today, the death toll continues to rise.

Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line
Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 3:55PM

Transportation advocates have had resurrection on the mind for the abandoned Rockaway Beach line (RBL), and are now getting local support to see if their vision can become a reality. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced on Monday that Queens College will undertake a study to assess the proposed options for the tracks. Along with a rail [...]

Doctors of the World opens free health clinic in the Rockaways
Doctors of the World opens free health clinic in the Rockaways
South Maggie Hayes 11/02/2013 at 11:11AM

Doctors of the World has officially opened its doors, and the Rockaways have a new, free health clinic during a time some have called a “health crisis in the borough.” This is the first and only location in the country for Doctors of the World, which offers services in 79 other countries. Set at 2-30 [...]

71-year-old killed at Rockaway nursing home
71-year-old killed at Rockaway nursing home
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/30/2013 at 9:40AM

A 71-year-old man is dead after he was assaulted by his roommate at a Rockaway nursing home Wednesday. The assault took place inside of the Beacon Nursing Home, at 140 Beach 113th Street, around 1:20 a.m. said cops. The victim, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the head, was taken to Saint John’s Hospital where [...]