Twelve feet of water rushed into the basement of P.S. 207 during Sandy, leaving the Howard Beach school with over $2 million worth of damages. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced Monday roughly $1.82 million is on the way for repairs. “It’s been over a year since Sandy tore apart our schools […]
Students at Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 are proving learning doesn’t have to be limited to the classroom. The Builder’s Club and the K-kids, two groups of students who take on community service projects throughout the school year, were honored for their commitment with a luncheon at Carosello Restaurant on Cross Bay Boulevard. The K-kids, comprised […]
Howard Beach’s P.S./M.S. 207 is getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season. Marine Corps Sergeants Mike Roy and Miguel Villalobos brought the Toys for Tots donation program to the 88th Street school on Friday.
One man’s story of perseverance left a crowd of middle schoolers captivated. Brandon Trapp of the Wounded Warrior Project spoke to the middle school students at P.S./M.S. 207 Rockwood Park as part of a series of monthly assemblies meant to instill different virtues in the youngsters. The school kicked off the year last month with […]
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.
Jean Ferrara-Rodriquez is living in a construction zone 14 months after the superstorm destroyed her West Hamilton Beach home. “We are struggling from day to day,” said the single mother of a 14-year-old girl. “It’s been way too long of a process and way too slow.” Faith in New York, a city-based, interfaith federation, hosted […]
The first public meeting in Howard Beach for the state’s reconstruction plan was held at P.S. 146 on October 21. Residents learned about the state’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction program, which is a plan that provides funds for rebuilding and revitalization of more than 100 communities that were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene […]
Speeding drivers will be put to a stop if one south Queens pol has his way. State Senator Joseph Addabbo is pushing for Howard Beach’s P.S. 232 and 207 to be considered for a pilot program designed to nab speedy drivers around schools. A new state law went into effect on Saturday, August 31 that […]
Sandy-affected Howard Beach students felt the love during a tennis clinic with US Open champions. Twelve students from P.S. 207 went to Grandstand Stadium last week, where they participated in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) “Returning the Love” initiative. Through the program, organized by New York Cares, the tennis tykes, ages five through nine, […]
The Howard Beach community and concerned parents are tired of dealing with a hot issue at local school P.S. 207. When Sandy swept through the region, it took the school’s fire alarm system with it. Since reopening on January 2, the school has operated without any fire alarm. “First their homes are destroyed, now they […]