Fighting cancer step by step at Howard Beach Relay For Life


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Noreen Feehan

For the seventh annual Relay For Life event, an overnight community fundraising walk, Howard Beach participants raised $52,000, bringing the local event’s seven-year fundraising total to $650,000.

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106th Precinct addresses dispute with Howard Beach civilian patrol group


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/file photo

Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, directly addressed a controversial dispute between his precinct and an organization called the Howard Beach Civilian Observation Patrol Inc. (HB-COP) at Wednesday’s 106th Precinct Community Council meeting in Ozone Park.

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Fake 911 call backfires for Howard Beach burglary suspect


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Instead of driving the police away with a fake emergency call, a suspected burglar wound up bringing more cops to his Hamilton Beach block Thursday afternoon.

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Howard Beach boardwalk needs handicapped-accessible ramp, additional lighting


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER / Photo by Angela Matua

The Howard Beach boardwalk has been the cause of many headaches in the community and after a reconstruction, some are looking to further improve the 2,000-foot-long cement walkway.

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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


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

File Photo

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


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

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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