CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Far Rockaway

Police said the student brought this .22 caliber handgun to school. Authorities also recovered a flare gun at the scene. (credit: DCPI)

Police: 7-Year-Old Brings Gun To Wave Preparatory Academy In Far Rockaway

The incident happened Thursday at the P.S. 215Q campus at Wave Preparatory Academy in Far Rockaway, the Department of Education said.


Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick, joined by Sen. Charles Schumer, announces $10 million relief effort for families impacted by Sandy Jan. 10, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Cantor Fitzgerald Announces $10 Million Relief Effort For Sandy Victims

The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund plans to hand out $1,000 to every family in 19 schools, located in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and New Jersey.


Handcuff (credit:

2 Charged With Teen’s Murder In Far Rockaway

Two suspects were charged Sunday in connection with a shooting this weekend that left a 17-year-old boy dead outside a low-income housing development in Far Rockaway.


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

Boy, 17, Shot Dead Outside Far Rockaway Housing Development

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed overnight outside a low-income housing development in Far Rockaway.


Cleanup workers in Far Rockaway, Queens - Dec. 18, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Residents Of The Rockaways Continue Struggle For Normalcy

Getting life back to normal in the Rockaways after superstorm Sandy is a slow process.


New Hope Missionary Baptist Church service Dec. 2, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Far Rockaway Church Services Go On Despite Storm Damage

P.S. 42 has been serving as the temporary home for New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and for Macedonia Baptist Church in the aftermath of Sandy.


Lenny Callas, a Hurricane Sandy volunteer, opened her home to a mother and her children after they were displaced by the storm. (Photo: CBS 2)

Going Above And Beyond: Sandy Volunteer Opens Her Home To Displaced Family

It’s a tight fit in the Callas home these days: two families sharing the same space. People from Astoria made room for victims of the storm — a displaced mother and her two children.


In an independant effort organized by Sharon Plummer, volunteer Lena Omotosho distributes donated clothing to needy and displaced residents on Seagirt Boulevard on November 20, 2012 in Far Rockaway. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Post Sandy Recovery Still A Struggle On East End Of Rockaway Peninsula

A month after the storm ravaged parts of the Tri-State Area, poorer communities on the Rockaway Peninsula seem to be suffering the most.


"Global Rainbow, After the Storm", a tribute to Hurricane Sandy victims on November 27, 2012 in New York City. This tribute in light, which points towards the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, will be visible through Thursday, November 28th. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Public Art Project Casts Rainbow Over Storm-Ravaged Communities In Show Of Solidarity

The project was brought to New York by the Art Production Fund and coincides with two fundraisers to help Sandy victims being run by by Waves for Water and New York Foundation for the Arts.


Wilfred Labossiere (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: Far Rockaway Man Charged With Second Degree Murder In Monday Morning Shooting

Police charged Wilfred Labossiere, 31, of 306 Beach 19th Street in Far Rockaway with second degree murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.


Queens Mobile Library (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Mobile Library Offers Rockaways Residents An Escape Amid The Destruction

Just four days after the ocean crashed through the big glass windows of the Peninsula branch on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, a yellow bus pulled in to the parking lot to offer residents a break from the devastation.


Sinkholes caused by Hurricane Sandy

First Trash And Sewage, Now Sinkholes Causing Concern For Sandy Victims

One New York City neighborhood is dealing with yet another problem in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Sinkholes have been discovered in several backyards.


Homes destroyed or damaged by Sandy in Belle Harbor, Queens - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

St. Francis Church Helping As Basic Needs Still A Struggle In Rockaways After Sandy

Many stores are closed and people from Far Rockaway are walking 50 to 60 blocks to line up for food at St. Francis De Sales Parish in Belle Harbor.


This Magnetic Fishing Game (L) and Water Balloon Launcher (R) are among the products W.A.T.C.H. is warning about. (credit: World Against Toys Causing Harm)

Consumer Advocate Group Releases Annual ’10 Worst Toys’ List

The non-profit group World Against Toys Causing Harm, better known as W.A.T.C.H. has sounded a warning to parents.


Damage in Gerritsen Beach following Superstorm Sandy. (Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten)

Volunteers Descend On New York’s Tough Spots As Post Sandy Recovery Effort Continues

Gerritsen Beach was not the only part of the city to make steps towards recovery; the New York City Housing Authority reported that as of Saturday heat and hot water had been restored to ninety-six percent of buildings affected by the storm, including all Rockaway developments.