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Far Rockaway Jewish Alliance endorses Queens DA Katz for re-election

Apr. 3, 2023 By Bill Parry The Far Rockaway Jewish Alliance announced its endorsement of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in her re-election bid just days ahead of Passover, during which time the NYPD will deploy additional resources at synagogues around the five boroughs. Katz greeted members of the Alliance, one of the borough’s largest…
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Far Rockaway man sentenced to 17 years in fatal shooting of 15-year-old boy

Mar. 22, 2023 By Julia Moro Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz on March 22 announced that a Far Rockaway man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for the fatal 2018 shooting of a 15-year-old boy who was coming off a city bus in the neighborhood. According to the charges, around 4 p.m. on Thursday,…
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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 »