Missing Howard Beach man, known as ‘Second Avenue Sinatra,’ found dead in apparent suicide


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo via Facebook/Gary Russo- 2nd Ave Sinatra

A missing Howard Beach man who gained notoriety as the “Second Avenue Sinatra” for singing American standards at the subway construction site was discovered dead Friday inside a park near his home in an apparent suicide, police said.

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Howard Beach native elected governor of New York Kiwanis


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo via Facebook/Joel Harris

After one year acting as lieutenant governor of the Queens West Kiwanis, Stephen Sirgiovanni realized he wanted to make a bigger difference. The Howard Beach native accomplished this when he was elected governor of New York Kiwanis on Aug. 15.

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Howard Beach softball team X-Bays crowned 2015 champs


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the X-Bays

The X-Bays, a softball team started as a fun activity for friends living in the Howard Beach area, celebrated their third championship in five years on Sunday and several moves up the Queens Metro ASA Softball League division ladder.

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Howard Beach man, known for crooning at Second Avenue subway dig, missing


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Screenshot via YouTube/david fischer

Police continue to search for a missing ironworker from Howard Beach who became an Internet celebrity for singing American standards at the Second Avenue Subway construction site in Manhattan.

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Goldfeder calls for mosquito spraying in Howard Beach


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Phil Goldfeder's Office

Despite early requests from Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder for preventative measures against mosquitoes, south Queens is not scheduled to receive any such pesticide treatment from the Department of Health.

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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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