Far Rockaway

Marcella Sills

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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Cops Probe Deaths Of Toddlers In Far Rockaway And Jamaica, Queens

Emergency crews found the toddler, identified as Kevasia Edwards, unconscious and unresponsive in her Far Rockaway home around 11:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

02/04/2014

A water main break inside an abandoned Far Rockaway home on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Burst Pipe In Abandoned Far Rockaway Home Finally Fixed

Some homeowners in Far Rockaway, Queens were able to begin drying out their flooded basements Tuesday night, after a service line of gushing water in an abandoned house was shut off.

02/04/2014

Off-Duty Officer Halts Subway Suspect

Caught On Tape: Armed Off-Duty Officer Catches Alleged Subway Harasser

A shocking scene unfolded on a subway train in Far Rockaway, Queens, this week, when a man whipped out a gun and forced another man to the ground – all to help a woman in trouble.

01/30/2014

Pinson Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, has been flooding for more than a year. (credit: CBS 2)

Flooded Far Rockaway Street Still Freezing Over, But Help Coming

Help is on the way for a Queens neighborhood whose streets have been flooding for more than a year — and in this week’s blast of bitter cold have turned to ice.

01/23/2014

PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: schools.nyc.gov)

Investigation Under Way Into Conditions At P.S. 106 In Far Rockaway

Principal Marcella Sills is under fire over her leadership at P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway, which was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. More than a year later, the school still doesn’t have enough textbooks for students and other basics.

01/16/2014

PS 106 PTA Meeting

Parents Vent About Woes With Principal At Far Rockaway School

Parents have reported some signs of progress, but many remained frustrated with the principal Wednesday at beleaguered P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway, which has been slammed as the city’s worst school with its lack of textbooks and gym classes.

01/15/2014

PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: schools.nyc.gov)

DOE Investigating Far Rockaway School Over Allegations Of Lavish Party, Lack Of Textbooks

The school is still struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy, much like many of the families. PS 106 lost a building to the Oct. 2012 storm and students still attend class in trailers.

01/13/2014

Queens Gun Recovered

Police Catch Suspect Who Allegedly Fired At Officers In Far Rockaway

A Queens teen has been arrested and charged, after he allegedly fired a gun at officers who were chasing him.

12/28/2013

A flooded street freezes over in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)

Flooded Streets Turning To Ice In Far Rockaway

In Far Rockaway, Queens, water has been collecting in the streets for months.

12/16/2013

Chelsea Clinton Volunteers

Chelsea Clinton Joins Volunteers To Clean Up Playground A Year After Sandy

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton joined volunteers in the Rockaways and on Staten Island to help with renewal efforts a year after Superstorm Sandy.

10/26/2013

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Queens Residents Worried About Last Surviving Full-Service Hospital’s Future

More than half of the patients at St. John’s are on Medicaid which means that the hospital has been losing money for along time. The new Federal Affordable Care Act could worsen the money crunch.

08/29/2013

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Teen Charged With Firing Bullet That Wounded Girl, 10, In Far Rockaway

A reputed gang member was charged Wednesday with firing the bullet that wounded as 10-year-old girl in the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

08/07/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Girl, 10, Shot While Walking Dog In Far Rockaway

A 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet early Saturday as she walked her dog in the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

08/03/2013

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