Hamilton Beach street in disrepair, ignored by city, locals say

| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

Hamilton Beach residents are furious that smooth streets in nearby Howard Beach are being repaved while, they say, the main artery into their tiny enclave has been ignored for years.

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Lewd graffiti scrawled on Hamilton Beach footbridge

| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

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.

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Authorities and Hamilton Beach residents use trucks to fight trucks

| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Roger Gendron

Police towed three trucks and one school bus illegally parked in Hamilton Beach on Monday and Tuesday in a new effort to stop an old problem, according to authorities.

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West Hamilton Beach fire crew gets new ambulances to replace ones lost during Sandy

| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

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 […]

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Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department

| tcullen@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

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… […]

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Mayor orders mandatory evacuations for Rockaways, Hamilton Beach and Broad Channel

| brennison@queenscourier.com

File photo

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 […]

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Strong lunar tides keep Hamilton Beach underwater

| bdoda@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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West Hamilton Beach vols need some help

| tcimino@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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