Frank Charles Park repairs a home run for Howard Beach community


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Howard Beach residents hoping to enjoy America’s pastime at Frank Charles Park will experience a whole new ballgame when visiting the ballfields.

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Howard Beach native sent to federal prison for loan-sharking plea


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A reputed mob captain with Howard Beach roots will be spending the next 21 months in a federal jail cell for his role as a loan shark, prosecutors announced.

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Howard Beach woman wins New York Rangers fan contest


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos courtesy Alyson Carney

Alyson Carney proved that she bleeds Rangers blue when she won the 2015 My Rangerstown Story Contest on Saturday. To enter, Carney wrote and submitted a story on how she became a New York Rangers fan.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger surprises Howard Beach fitness consulting couple


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Photo courtesy Jack and Corrine Wlody

A fitness consulting couple from Howard Beach were especially pumped up when they were honored at a recent fitness convention in Ohio, as they got a chance to meet the Terminator.

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More tree removal in Howard Beach


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

The Parks Department has come into Howard Beach for a second round of tree removal. This is a continuation of the previous tree removal process that took place in September. All Sandy-stricken trees that the Parks Department feels are too far gone and not likely to survive will be cut down and replaced, according to the agency.

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Star of Queens: John Spagnuolo, president of the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach was founded in 1962 and offers guidance to community youth through projects such as the Key Club and the Builders Club. John Spagnuolo has been a member for three years and was elected president in October.

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Work finished on Howard Beach welcome triangle


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Back in the summer months, the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association put the project to beautify the triangle on their to-do list. At first, they hoped to gather a couple of volunteers to clean up the area, but they were astonished by the overwhelming donations they received that enabled them to give the triangle a makeover.

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Abandoned home in Howard Beach cleaned up


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

After Superstorm Sandy hit, many houses in Howard Beach were destroyed, leaving homeowners who couldn’t pay for the repairs in a bind. Now, some of those homes sit in the same condition they were in after the storm, abandoned and deteriorating.

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Man writes book recalling his near-death Howard Beach crash


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Photo courtesy of Joe Parenti

It was winter 1988, and Joe Parenti was 23 years old, driving home after filling up his gas tank, when he was blindsided by a stolen car going 80 mph at 162nd Avenue and 91st Street.

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