Frank M. Charles Memorial Park

Charles Park gets post-Sandy makeover
Charles Park gets post-Sandy makeover
South Maggie Hayes 7/23/2013 at 11:36AM

Howard Beach’s Frank M. Charles Memorial Park at long last got a makeover after Sandy swept through last October. The Student Conservation Association (SCA) joined the Parks Department and the Jamaica Bay Restoration Corps to make fixes at Frank Charles Park still needed after Sandy. Twenty high school students ages 15 to 19 came out [...]

Howard Beach event raises more than $100K for cancer research, services
Howard Beach event raises more than $100K for cancer research, services
South Terence M. Cullen 6/12/2013 at 4:35PM

All those who knew Loren Licausi describe her as strong, independent and caring. One of her best friends, Lauren Lafemina, said her character left a noticeable mark on people. Licausi passed away in February from acute myeloid leukemia — a form of cancer that starts with bone marrow — which she was diagnosed with only [...]

Bikes, kayaks get green light in Jamaica Bay
Bikes, kayaks get green light in Jamaica Bay
South Terence M. Cullen 6/04/2013 at 5:17PM

Jamaica Bay visitors are about to get a little bike for their bucks. The Parks Department announced California-based Wheel Fun Rentals has received the license agreement for much-discussed bike and kayak stands throughout Jamaica Bay. A site in Queens opened at Rockaway’s Jacob Riis Park over Memorial Day Weekend, according to the Parks Department, with [...]

Six months after Sandy, Charles Park gets clean-up
Six months after Sandy, Charles Park gets clean-up
News Terence M. Cullen 4/17/2013 at 2:58PM

Frank M. Charles Memorial Park is getting spruced up. With Sandy debris lingering nearly six months after the storm, Councilmember Eric Ulrich has partnered with the Doe Fund to help clean up the community park, which is run under the auspices of by Gateway National Recreation Area. Nine “men in blue” from the Doe Fund, [...]

Pols push for improvements to Charles Park
Pols push for improvements to Charles Park
News Terence M. Cullen 7/11/2012 at 8:20AM

Piles of trash in tall grass are just yards away from baseball fields where the pitcher’s mounds have nearly leveled with home plate. Behind home plate, there are cracks in the sidewalks that are overgrown with grass and weeds. Not much further from this scene is a picnic table, worn from years of use. These [...]

Howard Beach ‘Lights’ the way
Howard Beach ‘Lights’ the way
News Timothy Petropoulos 6/12/2012 at 1:45PM

Once again Howard Beach came together to stand up to cancer. More than $150,000 was raised at the Fourth Annual Relay for Life of Howard Beach by 302 participants and 37 teams. The event, which took place on June 9 and 10, was sponsored by the American Cancer Society and held at Frank M. Charles [...]