Over a year after Sandy, two shiny new ambulances pulled up to the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department to replace the ones the storm took away. “Things like this bring back a positive morale,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, who got a ride in one of the new rigs after they were delivered on […]
With 2012 behind us, The Queens Courier is paying tribute to the first responders — those men and women who put their lives on the line every day, and who braved Sandy’s wrath to save, and help rebuild, lives. They have earned our respect and admiration, and a debt of gratitude. Here is one of their stories… […]
The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department (WHBVFD) needs help – stat. Despite a successful fundraiser on Thursday, February 3 – at which $15,000 was raised – the department is in desperate need of one – possibly two – ambulances. New Chief Joseph M. Vasquez Aldana told The Courier that on February 1 the WHBVFD’s […]
When Jonah Cohen first joined the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Firefighters (WHBVF), he wasn’t sure how long it would last. “I didn’t realize how long I’d be staying, and I certainly never expected to be chief,” he said. But Cohen, the 55-year-old Department Chief, celebrated his 30th anniversary with the WHBVF on Thursday, October 4, […]
The West Hamilton Beach Fire Department (WHBFD) hosted its 79th annual installation dinner dance at Russo’s on the Bay. Honorees were Patrick Connolly, Terry Ariola and Frank Gulluscio of Community Board 6. For more information on WHBFD, call 718-843-1716.
Graffiti is nothing new for Hamilton Beach residents. But residents are alarmed over new racist slurs and sexually suggestive images scrawled on a graffiti-covered footbridge connecting the small neighborhood to Howard Beach.
In a tribute to its members, the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach held its 52nd annual dinner dance and honored past and present members. The well-attended event honored Queens County Clerk and Rockaway resident Audrey Pheffer; former Howard Beach resident and successful construction management owner Frank Sciame; and the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach’s immediate past president Edward Tudisco.
Howard Beach homes will now be protected, starting at the coast. Spring Creek and Jamaica Bay will undergo a multi-million dollar resiliency project that Governor Andrew Cuomo said will better protect homes and businesses from destructive storms. “Like several other communities located by the water, Howard Beach suffered incredible damage from storm surges during Sandy,” […]
Famous for its waterways, Howard Beach has been known since the early 1900s as the “Venice of Long Island.” The land that makes up the neighborhood today was originally settled by the Canarsie and Rockaway Native Americans, and later attracted English settlers for its fishing sites — particularly by Hawtree Creek and Jamaica Bay. William […]
Howard Beach is a suburban neighborhood in southwestern Queens. It is bordered in the north by the Belt Parkway and South Conduit Avenue, the south by Jamaica Bay, the east by 102nd -104th Streets and the west by 78th Street. Howard Beach borders the neighborhoods of Ozone Park to the north and Broad Channel to […]
The Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation is gearing up for the Fourth Annual Columbus Day Parade. The event will kick off on Sunday October 19 at 1 p.m. on Cross Bay Boulevard at 156th Avenue. The Foundation has named Michael Amonte as the 2008 Male Grand Marshal and Valerie Smaldone as the Female Grand Marshal. […]
Howard Beach rang in the holiday season with the second annual lighting of the Christmas tree. Over a thousand locals gathered outside the Starbucks on Cross Bay Boulevard on Friday, December 7, packing the parking lot and even the store’s roof to watch as the tree was lit. The ceremony was hosted by Frank Gulluscio, […]
Hamilton Beach, a community known for tight-knit kinship, is in mourning this week after a fire took the life of one of its own. Jeffrey Voltmer, 36, was killed early Thursday, November 1, when a fire broke out in the home of his mother, Cecilia Beutner, of 99-77 163rd Road. At approximately 2:45 a.m., Engine […]