Tag: far-rockaway

Survivors speak out: Stories of resilience at Far Rockaway’s Denim Day event


May. 2, 2024 By Athena Dawson On Saturday, Apr. 27, Far Rockaway community activist Theresa Racine hosted a Denim Day event at Hammel Playground, situated at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 84th Street. Denim Day, which usually occurs on the last Wednesday of April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, serves as a day of action…
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Queens Senator to honor extraordinary women in the law enforcement field for Women’s History Month


Feb. 27, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens state Sen. James Sanders Jr. is hosting an event in Jamaica next month to recognize outstanding women in law enforcement in celebration of March being women’s history month. Sanders, who represents Far Rockaway, Edgemere and Arverne, is hosting the event with the Rochdale Village Community Relations Committee at the Rochdale Village Grand Ballroom, located at 69-65 137th Ave., on March 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The senator is still accepting nominations for women worthy of being honored, with the public able to nominate any female working as a police officer, school…
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Sanders to host community meeting on flooding issues in Far Rockaway Thursday


Jan. 31, 2024 By Rachel Butler State Senator James Sanders Jr., representing Far Rockaway and its neighboring areas, will host a public community meeting at Goldie Maple Academy on Thursday, Feb. 1st, to address the persistent flooding challenges in the region and explore viable solutions. The meeting, set to start at 6:30 p.m., to be…
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Teenager stabbed in Far Rockaway after verbal dispute turns violent: NYPD


Sep. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry A teenager was stabbed in broad daylight in Far Rockaway on Sept. 11 — and authorities say his attacker remains at large. Police from the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway report that the assault occurred just before 4 p.m., when the 17-year-old boy got into an argument with a…
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Queens Carnival celebrates rich Caribbean culture at annual Far Rockaway event

Aug. 28, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann It was all about Caribbean culture and heritage at the fifth annual Queens Carnival in Far Rockaway on Saturday, Aug. 26. The free family-friendly event included a parade with floats, vendors along the boardwalk at Beach 17th Street, plenty of Caribbean food, fireworks and a music concert at O’Donohue Park. Additionally, revelers had the chance to win two round-trip tickets to anywhere in the U.S., provided by carnival partner JetBlue. The Queens Carnival Parade kicked off at 701 Bay 32nd St. at around 12:30 p.m., when Caribbean Americans wearing vibrant colored costumes danced to…
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Queens Carnival returning to Far Rockaway on Aug. 26

Aug. 23, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed State Senator James Sanders is inviting everyone for a day of family fun at the fifth annual Queens Carnival returning to the streets of Far Rockaway on Saturday, Aug. 26, featuring masquerade costumes, moko jumbie stilt walkers, island foods, singers and dancers.  “We are bringing the islands to Long…
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St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway recognized nationally for heart failure, stroke care

Jul. 25, 2023 By John Schilling St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway received two quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association (AHA) for its commitment to “improving quality care” in treating heart failure and stroke patients, the hospital announced on Monday, July 24. The awards are a part of the “Get With The…
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