May. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry A Far Rockaway man was indicted by a Queens grand jury for attempted murder in connection with a shooting on a neighborhood street on May 1 that sent bullets crashing into a nearby yeshiva, narrowly missing a student and two parked cars. Jeffrey Morel, 31, of Brookhaven Avenue, was… Read More
May. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry Southeast Queens elected officials recently joined with community members and leaders on the boardwalk in Far Rockaway to relaunch the popular Walking Wise Warriors program, which provides free fitness programming and nutritional education to hundreds of older adults. The program runs through the end of June on Wednesdays and… Read More
May. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry Detectives from the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force arrested a Brooklyn man on May 23 for spray painting anti-Asian graffiti on a Far Rockaway wine and liquor store last month. Angel Mario, 43, who lives at a homeless shelter for men on Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, was… Read More
A Long Island mother and son are each facing more than two decades in prison for a fatal shooting in Far Rockaway in 2020, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Wednesday. Katz called the Valley Stream residents “diabolical” for killing an unarmed man in a dispute over a paltry sum of money.
May. 12, 2023 By Bill Parry A Far Rockaway man on May 11 was criminally charged with attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a shootout earlier this month that sent bullets crashing into a neighborhood yeshiva and two parked cars, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. Jeffrey Morel, 31, of Brookhaven Avenue,… Read More
Generations of Far Rockaway residents have been plagued with some of the longest commute times in the nation along with additional expenses, but on May 4, state Senator James Sanders and his colleagues in government announced a breakthrough.
Apr. 29, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Police from the 101st Precinct and the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force are searching for the man who spray painted an anti-Asian statement on the front gate of a wine and liquor store in Far Rockaway on April 19. Authorities say that the male suspect exited the A train… Read More
Apr. 19, 2023 By Bill Parry A 12-year-old boy was arrested in the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway Tuesday afternoon in connection with antisemitic attacks earlier this month. According to an investigation by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force, the youngster was with another young man and a woman — believed to be in their… Read More
Apr. 3, 2023 By Bill Parry A Far Rockaway grandmother was found guilty of gunning down her daughter’s boyfriend, who was the father of her newborn grandchild, in his Woodhaven home in 2020. Suzanne Olin, 68, of Redfern Avenue, was convicted by a jury on March 31 in Queens Supreme Court of manslaughter in the… Read More