Hamilton Beach

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 [...]

Op-Ed: Where to turn for help
News Queens Courier Staff 12/07/2012 at 4:13PM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO As if a sluggish economy wasn’t enough for our local businesses to deal with, they now have to deal with the aftermath of Sandy. But as business owners start to pick up the pieces, many of whom also experienced personal losses at their own home, it is imperative that our [...]

Residents not worried about utility poles
Residents not worried about utility poles
News Melissa Chan 3/02/2012 at 4:42PM

While leaning utility poles continue to loom over a pedestrian pathway in Hamilton Beach, local residents and city officials alike said there’s no need for concern. Three poles are currently resting on a fence overlooking the walkway by the “A” train’s rail tracks near 104th Street and Russell Street. While heavy storms once toppled multiple [...]