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 [...]

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 [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
News Melissa Chan 10/25/2013 at 11:11AM

A proposed federal law that would bring disaster aid to co-op and condo communities has not come any closer to being passed nearly one year after Sandy. “It just doesn’t make sense,” said Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. “It’s just prolonging the financial hardship on co-ops. Right now, we’re stuck footing [...]

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. [...]