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Beachgoers on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

6 Lifeguards Accused Of Smoking Marijuana On The Job In The Rockaways

Lifeguards have been lighting up while working at a city beach, and they haven’t been smoking cigarettes.

07/10/2014

Water rescue in Jamaica Bay on June 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive Video: Couple Rescued From Jet Ski After 9 Hours

The couple was reported missing three hours into their nighttime joy ride, but it took emergency crews another six hours to find them because their watercraft had no running lights.

06/24/2014

Rockaway Pipeline

Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Worries Rockaway Peninsula Beachgoers

Construction rigs for a natural gas pipeline have been set up on the ocean, and they are not going anywhere for a while. And the project is making waves.

06/20/2014

Passengers were rescued from this Seastreak ferry that got stuck in Jamaica Bay on May 28, 2014. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Passengers Rescued After Seastreak Ferry Runs Aground In Jamaica Bay

No injuries were reported, but 29 people had to be removed from the 55-foot vessel.

05/28/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Volunteers To Help Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Facility Get Ready For Universal Pre-K

Work gets under way this week at the West End Temple to transform the ruins of Sandy into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much talked about vision for pre-K.

03/31/2014

Bethel AME Church Food Pantry in Rockaway, Queens reopens 17 months after Superstorm Sandy (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Rockaways Food Pantry Celebrates Reopening 17 Months After Sandy

Bethel AME Church Food Pantry was rocked by Superstorm Sandy last year and after being denied insurance money, was able to reopen with the help of New York Cares.

03/30/2014

Off-duty firefighters pull driver from wrecked car after he lost control in Queens (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Off-Duty Firefighters Pull Motorist From Wrecked Car In Queens

The driver was heading northbound on Beach Channel Drive, leaving the Rockaways when it hit a small pond-sized puddle of water and lost control.

03/29/2014

The body of Quynton Ross (inset) was discovered on a beach in Edgemere on Monday, March 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Queens Man Found Inside Garbage Bag Died Of Gunshot Wound

The medical examiner has classified the death of a Queens, man whose body was found inside a garbage bag in the Rockaways, as a homicide.

03/26/2014

The body of Quynton Ross (inset) was discovered on a beach in Edgemere on Monday, March 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Photographer’s Body Found In Shallow Grave Near Rockaway Boardwalk

The family of a Queens man was horrified Monday, after their search led them to a beach in the Rockaways where police later found his body in a shallow grave.

03/24/2014

A fire broke out at the Peninsula Hospital in the Edgemere section of the Rockaways on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Respond To Fire At Former Peninsula Hospital In Rockaways

Reports of a possible explosion at Peninsula Hospital in the Edgemere section of the Rockaways came in around 4:47 p.m.

02/25/2014

A surveillance image of a man suspected of flashing a woman at the Beach 25th Street A Train station in Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

Police Release Video Of Suspected Rockaway Peninsula Subway Flasher

Police on Wednesday released a surveillance video for a man who exposed himself to a woman at an elevated subway station in the Rockaways.

02/19/2014

FILE- The Rockaways ferry was started after superstorm Sandy. (credit: Getty Images)

Rockaways Ferry Service Extended Until At Least May

Weekday ferry service, which had been slated to end Jan. 31, has been extended until May between the Queens neighborhood and Lower Manhattan, with an option to extend until August.

01/21/2014

Coney Island YMCA

YMCAs To Provide Jobs, Community Spirit To Coney Island, Rockaways

Hundreds of jobs and brand new community facilities are coming to two beachfront neighborhoods devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

12/07/2013

150 students from PS 197 in the Rockaways arrived at the "North Pole" to meet Santa Claus, Dec. 4, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Students Impacted By Sandy Get Trip To ‘North Pole’ To Meet Santa

About 150 students from PS 197 in the Rockaways were greeted by Santa’s elves as they arrived for the trip of a lifetime.

12/04/2013

Some of the many Christmas decorations at Joe Mure's display in the Rockaways. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

After Being Dimmed By Sandy, Rockaways Christmas Display Coming Back To Light

Joe Mure and his helpers are hard at work putting the huge wreath, 30-foot toy soldiers, Santa’s sleigh, a carousel up for the holiday season and hundreds of thousands of lights.

11/10/2013

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