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Rotting fruit washes up in Charles Park
Rotting fruit washes up in Charles Park
South Queens Courier Staff 7/23/2014 at 12:55PM

The shoreline of Jamaica Bay, bordering Charles Park, is home to shellfish, seagulls, seaweed, submerged shopping carts, abandoned baby strollers and now, rotting fruit.

Pol asks AG to investigate Sandy contractor fraud
News Maggie Hayes 11/19/2013 at 11:54AM

Sandy brought a wave of fraudulent fixes to south Queens, and one elected official wants them wiped out. Following the superstorm, many affected residents fell victim to fraudulent contractors who “promised to rebuild their homes, but have either left before completing the job or disappeared with [their] deposit without performing the necessary repairs,” said Assemblymember [...]

City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 11:43AM

The heated race for City Council District 32 is coming to a close. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent, has represented District 32 in the City Council since 2009. He stood with Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

Residents protest flood insurance hikes
Residents protest flood insurance hikes
South Maggie Hayes 10/01/2013 at 4:37PM

Skyrocketing flood insurance rates could “do more to destroy the community than any storm has ever done,” say hundreds of residents who came out to protest the looming costs. In July 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which called on agencies such as FEMA to change the way the National Flood Insurance [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 32
Primary guide: City Council District 32
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:30PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 32 primary candidates (Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, [...]

Program may bring $100 million to help rebuild Sandy-damaged southern Queens
South Maggie Hayes 8/01/2013 at 3:29PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program could bring roughly $100 million to help southern Queens rebuild bigger and better after Sandy. Rockaway is set to receive $60 million, $13 million for Broad Channel and $20 million for Howard Beach and Hamilton Beach for “protection funding,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. However, through this [...]

Teen charged in Cross Bay Boulevard crash
Teen charged in Cross Bay Boulevard crash
Police Terence M. Cullen 5/13/2013 at 4:16PM

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a high-speed car crash in Broad Channel that left 10 people injured and snarled traffic along Cross Bay Boulevard. Gurdip Multani, 17, was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and speeding, according to the DA, on Saturday. He was arraigned the following day with bail set [...]

Multi-vehicle accident injures several, closes Cross Bay Boulevard in both directions
Multi-vehicle accident injures several, closes Cross Bay Boulevard in both directions
Police Queens Courier Staff 5/10/2013 at 5:42PM

A multi-vehicle accident on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel has left several people injured and closed the roadway in both directions, according to media reports. Three cars were involved in the accident and at least 10 people were hurt, said CBS New York. Two people are in critical condition, three are in serious condition [...]

Charity aims to gives Sandy victims a boxful of comfort
News Queens Courier Staff 5/01/2013 at 9:12AM

A native New Yorker is helping people displaced by Sandy feel more at home. Pam Koner, executive director and founder of the Family-to-Family charity, has begun a program in which donors can buy boxes filled with food items and send them to Sandy victims. The “Comforts of Home” boxes, which cost $62 each, come with [...]