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Jai’Launi Tinglin and his sister, Aniya (CBS 2)

Report: Human Error, Flawed Dispatch System Delayed Response To Fatal Far Rockaway Fire

Human error and a flawed dispatch system played a role in a fire that claimed the lives of two young children earlier this year in Queens, according to a report released Tuesday.

10/21/2014

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Queens Apartment Complex Sued Over Accusations Of Discrimination

A Queens apartment complex is being sued after accusations of discrimination.

09/30/2014

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Medical Examiner: 2-Year-Old Far Rockaway Girl Died From Abuse

Autopsy results show that a 2-year-old girl died from blows to the head and other physical abuse, the city medical examiner’s office said Tuesday.

06/17/2014

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New Yorkers Line Up For Free Books In Far Rockaway

The line for a free book giveaway stretched for more than two blocks in Far Rockaway, on Saturday.

05/31/2014

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The 5 Best Beaches In New York City

New York City has 14 miles of beaches, from beauties in the Bronx to the historical sands of Brooklyn to surfing in Queens.

05/21/2014

After Years Of Criticism, De Blasio Halts 911 Upgrade Project

Mayor Bill de Blasio has halted an upgrade project for the 911 system, and has ordered a multi-agency review of delays, errors, and cost overruns.

05/19/2014

Jai’Launi Tinglin and his sister, Aniya (CBS 2)

FDNY Supervisor, 3 Dispatchers Suspended Following Investigation Into Response To Fatal Far Rockaway Fire

An investigation into the fire revealed that ambulances did not arrive until 21 minutes after the first call to 911.

04/25/2014

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Experts: When It Comes To Child Safety Parents Need To Get Back To The Basics

A tragic fire that took the lives of two 4-year-olds in Far Rockaway has raised questions about when parents should talk to their kids about safety.

04/23/2014

A makeshift memorial at the scene of a fire that killed two 4-year-old siblings in Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio: Ambulance Delay In Queens Fire That Killed Kids ‘Not Acceptable’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he expects a quick resolution to the internal investigation into the fire, which broke out Saturday just before midnight at a home in Far Rockaway.

04/22/2014

A makeshift memorial at the scene of a deadly fire in Far Rockaway. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Neighbors Question Ambulance Response Time In Deadly Far Rockaway Fire

The blaze broke out Saturday night just before midnight at a home on Bay 30th Street in Far Rockaway. Four-year-old Jai’Launi Tinglin and his 4-year-old half-sister, Aniya, were killed.

04/21/2014

Relatives gather at a Far Rockaway home where two 4-year-olds were killed in a fire on April 19, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Far Rockaway Fire Leaves Two 4-Year-Olds Dead

The blaze broke out just before midnight on Bay 30th Street in Far Rockaway, Queens.

04/20/2014

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Police Searching For Missing Long Island Teen

Nancy Meta Rodriguez was last seen around 10:30 a.m. on March 30. She arrived in the U.S. just two months ago and doesn’t speak English.

04/02/2014

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Queens DA: DNA Links Convicted Felon To 1996 Cold Case Rape

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Richard Thomas was arraigned on first degree rape and sodomy charges for the July 1996 attack.

04/01/2014

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Far Rockaway Principal Blasts Investigation Into Alleged Tardiness

A report released on Tuesday said P.S. 106 elementary school principal Marcella Sills should be fired from her job because she was often absent or late to work.

02/19/2014

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Far Rockaway Mother Charged With Fatally Beating 2-Year-Old Daughter

Two-year old Kevasia Edwards was found unconscious and unresponsive by emergency responders in her Far Rockaway home on Beach 56 Place on Monday.

02/05/2014

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