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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

Rockaway Beach (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rockaways Lawmaker Seeks To Change Rules To Keep Sex Offenders From Living Near Parks, Beaches

Community leaders are angry, saying they only recently learned that more than ten registered sex offenders – including those convicted of molesting, raping and abusing minors – have moved into their tight-knit community on the ocean.

02/20/2014

Rockaway Free Clinic (credit: CBS 2)

Free Clinic Opens In Rockaway Park To Fill Void Left By Sandy

Doctors of the World USA has opened a free clinic in Rockaway Park to treat residents even if they don’t have health insurance.

10/24/2013

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Report: Book Pulled From Reading List After Parents Object To Sexual Content

Sherman Alexie’s book is about a Native American who transfers into an all-white high school. It won the 2007 National Book Foundation award for Young People’s Literature.

08/01/2013

Voters at a polling site in Manhattan on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

Not Deterred By Storm’s Effects, Voters In NY, NJ Turn Out For Election Day

Authorities in both states were helping bring some displaced voters to their polling sites and directing others to cast ballots elsewhere.

11/06/2012

Voting tents in the Rockaways - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Voters Cast Ballots In Tents After Sandy Devastates The Rockaways

The devastation of superstorm Sandy has apparently not dampened the patriotism of the residents of the Rockaways.

11/06/2012

Rockaway Damage

Devastated Rockaway Residents Fear More Looting

The Rockaways in Queens remained without power Wednesday night following Superstorm Sandy, and fears were mounting that looters would continue to exploit the disaster for their personal gain.

11/01/2012

Rockaway Boardwalk

Sand-Swept Streets, Broken Boardwalk, Flooded Basements Plague Rockaways

While the raging fire in Breezy Point received much of the attention in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in the Rockaways, destruction on the peninsula in Queens is far more widespread.

CBS New York–10/31/2012

Police Tape (credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

Paralyzed Woman Allegedly Kidnapped, Imprisoned & Beaten By Queens Couple

The victim is also said to have turned over all her income from Social Security and other sources to her alleged captors out of fear.

03/27/2012

Livery Cab Driver Patrick Hall (credit: New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers)

NYS Federation Of Taxi Drivers Offers Reward For Information In Fatal Shooting Of Livery Driver

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers says a man who was found shot to death in a car near Rockaway Park in Queens was a livery cab driver.

11/13/2011