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Rockaway Beach man killed in collision near Riis Park on Monday morning: NYPD

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Mar. 19, 2024 By Bill Parry A Rockaway Beach man was killed after crashing his vehicle into an overpass near Riis Park on Monday morning. Police from the 100th Precinct responded to a vehicle collision at the intersection of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach Channel Drive just after 11:30 a.m. where they found the 39-year-old…
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City reopens beaches along the Rockaways after thorough search for sharks

Aug. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Parks Department reopened the beaches along the 10-mile stretch of the Rockaways Wednesday morning after a thorough search of the shoreline determined it was safe to allow swimmers back into the water. The FDNY and NYPD used drone technology to ensure the shoreline was clear after an…
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Vandal flees Rockaway train station after using glass bottle to damage OMNY turnstile displays: NYPD

Aug. 3, 2023 By John Schilling Police are searching for the crook who used a glass bottle to “damage” three OMNY turnstile displays inside a Rockaway train station last month.  Described by authorities as a 5-foot-8 male with dark complexion, a medium build and facial hair,  Police say the unidentified male suspect entered the vestibule…
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Two in custody after Rockaway deli altercation leaves man on life support

Jun. 12, 2023 By John Schilling A verbal dispute escalated into a physical altercation at a Rockaway deli on Sunday, June 11, that left a man on life support and led to the arrest of the two employees who allegedly assaulted him, according to authorities. Police first responded to the incident at 5:10 a.m. after…
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Medical staff at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital donate $100,000 for educational equipment

May. 23, 2023 By Julia Moro St. John’s ICARE Foundation received a $100,000 donation from the medical staff at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (SJEH) on the Rockaway Peninsula. The donation will fund simulators and educational equipment for the soon-to-be-opened Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)/Episcopal Health Services (EHS) Clinical Learning Center. This donation is the…
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