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DOH commissioner visits St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway


Dec. 8, 2023 By Ethan Marshall New York State Department of Health Commissioner James McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., paid a visit to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway Tuesday, Dec. 5. He was greeted by Queens leaders, as well as leaders from the hospital, and taken on a tour of the hospital’s many locations and amenities. This included a view of the areas currently being rebuilt, like the 11th floor of the hospital, which was damaged by a fire in September 2021. Other stops of the tour included the hospital’s Emergency Department, new Clinical Learning Center and the upcoming Ambulatory…
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Two men sought in shooting at Ocean Bay apartments in the Rockaways last month that left teen wounded: NYPD


Dec. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry A teenager was shot and wounded in the Rockaways last month and the NYPD is still looking for the two gunmen who remain at large after they were captured on video surveillance firing their handguns. Police from the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway reported that at around 8:45 p.m. on the night of Sunday, Nov. 19, two young men were walking through a courtyard at the Ocean Bay apartments in Bayswater when they pulled out firearms and began shooting. A 15-year-old boy was struck in his left shoulder while the gunmen ran off westbound…
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Housing needs and concerns of residents in lower-density districts of NYC highlighted in effort to get zoning regulations changed


Dec. 7, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Lower-density neighborhoods in New York City are becoming more common and more diverse, according a study released by the independent research and education nonprofit Citizens Housing and Planning Council, which is dedicated to addressing the housing and planning needs in New York City. Other key findings include a desire for…
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Crunching the Queens crime numbers: burglaries trending down across most of borough


Dec. 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The number of burglaries across Queens has dropped year-to-date through Dec. 3 compared to 2022, according to the latest crime stats from the NYPD. While the degree of change varies between northern and southern Queens, both areas have experienced fewer burglaries. In northern Queens, burglary cases dropped 3.5% year-to-date, from 1,878 in 2022 to 1,813 this year. In southern Queens, the number of burglaries fell 7.8%, from 1,149 to 1,059. The decrease in burglary cases across northern Queens is also evident when comparing the 28-day period from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3 this year…
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Buy ‘Made in Queens’ this holiday season


Dec. 1, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi Seems as if the holiday season is coming upon us quicker than ever! And if you’re running out of thoughtful ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers, here are some tempting offerings, courtesy of those innovative Made in Queens (MiQ) folks. “Our Made in Queens program is so rewarding because…
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Crunching the Queens crime stats: grand larceny auto incidents soar, with NYPD reporting surge in vehicle thefts

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Nov. 21, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The number of vehicles being stolen, categorized by the NYPD as grand larceny auto, has increased throughout Queens year-to-date, compared to the same period in 2022, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD. Grand larceny auto incidents are up 39.6% in northern Queens for the year through Nov. 19, rising from 1,718 incidents last year to 2,398 this year. In southern Queens, grand larceny of automobiles rose 14.2% over the same period of time, from 1,423 to 1,625. The increase in grand larceny auto incidents across Queens can also be seen…
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Far Rockaway celebrates opening of new Queens Community Justice Center

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Nov. 20, 2023 By John Schilling The Queens Community Justice Center (QCJC) officially opened its doors at 1027 Beach 20th St. in Far Rockaway on Friday, Nov. 17, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated space for “the local community hub.” QCJC – The Rockaways, which first opened at 1600 Central Ave. in July 2021, is a program of the Center for Justice Innovation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 that aims to “advance equity, increase safety, and help individuals and communities thrive” through identifying and resolving the challenges that “bring people into the criminal and civil legal…
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