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.
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… […]
With Hurricane Sandy making its way for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the mandatory evacuations of Zone A areas which includes the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach. Parts of other low-lying Queens areas are also being evacuated. Click here for the map of the evacuation areas. The low-lying coastal areas are […]
After intense flood waters saturated the land surrounding Hamilton Beach earlier in the month, Hurricane Irene – with the help of a strong lunar tide – flooded the streets, homes and business in the area with the potential for a boatload of insurance claims. Videos posted on the Hamilton Beach, NY Facebook page show feet […]
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 […]
A woman waiting to be picked up from a house party was instead abducted off the street, taken to Gateway Park, assaulted and raped, according to police. The incident happened at 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. The female victim told police that she was waiting for her cousin to pick her up from a […]