Hamilton Beach

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 [...]

Community voices post-Sandy frustrations at FEMA meeting
News Queens Courier Staff 4/16/2013 at 2:55PM

Gina Borrello used to live in a one-story home in Hamilton Beach. But since Sandy hit almost six months ago and submerged her house underwater, it has been infested with toxic mold, leaving her and her six children displaced. “I need help,” she said. Her daughter, Donna Sirota spoke about how they have been getting [...]

Sandy’s heroes celebrate 85 years of service
Sandy’s heroes celebrate 85 years of service
South Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 11:47AM

While the night marked 85 years of serving its community, the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department dedicated its annual dinner/dance to all of those who pitched in during Sandy — particularly the men and women who were on duty that night. Volunteers, friends, family and local leaders celebrated another year of community service on [...]

Sandy first responders honored as Queens Courier Persons of the Year
Sandy first responders honored as Queens Courier Persons of the Year
News Queens Courier Staff 1/03/2013 at 9:00AM

With 2012  behind us, The Queens Courier is paying tribute to the first responders — those men and women who put their lives on the line every day, and who braved Sandy’s wrath to save, and help rebuild, lives. They have earned our respect and admiration, and a debt of gratitude. Here is are some [...]