Tag: far-rockaway

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital welcomes grandson of Nelson Mandela to Far Rockaway in celebration of Black History Month

Mar. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway wrapped up its celebration of Black History Month with a very special guest, Ndaba Mandela — author, mentor, spokesperson, entrepreneur, political consultant and grandson of the late Nelson Mandela. St. John’s was the first hospital Mandela visited during his tour of New…
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Far Rockaway to receive $4.5 million in state funding for downtown beautification project

Feb. 17, 2023 By Bill Parry Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Far Rockaway would receive $4.5 million in funding for its ongoing downtown revitalization initiative as part of the state’s NY Forward program. The funding will support beautification efforts that include the enhancing of business facades, the improvement of pedestrian and visitor wayfinding, bicycle infrastructure and… Read more »

Teenager accuses 101st Precinct officers of police brutality in Far Rockaway

Maurice Williams, founder of “A Father’s Love,” and Kenny Carter, founder of “Fathers Alive in the Hood,” joined a teenager and his mother outside the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway on Jan. 14, demanding answers from the NYPD regarding a case of alleged police brutality. Jelani Scott, 15, and his mother Olga Scott accused officers… Read more »