After nine long months deployed to Afghanistan, Sgt. Kristianpeter DiStefano is home in Howard Beach. His arrival back stateside Dec. 6 was delayed two hours after his airplane seat was given away, said Ellen Buonpastore, DiStefano’s mother. “He was dressed in full uniform, and they gave his seat away,” Buonpastore said. But the sergeant was [...]
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.
The iconic Howard Beach pizzeria, New Park Pizza, was reportedly vandalized early Friday morning.
Jim Sinisi’s wife said the world is “a dimmer place” now that her husband is not in it. “He was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of person,” said Susan Sinisi of her husband, a musician in the band Wordy Bums. Only two weeks shy of his 38th birthday, Jim was driving in Howard Beach on Saturday, November [...]
Green cabs could now be driving down south in the borough. A representative from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) will be making a stop at the next Community Board (CB) 10 meeting on Thursday, December 5 to explain the new Boro Taxi procedures, rules, and the program’s presence in the region moving forward. Betty [...]
Howard Beach homes will now be protected, starting at the coast. Spring Creek and Jamaica Bay will undergo a multi-million dollar resiliency project that Governor Andrew Cuomo said will better protect homes and businesses from destructive storms. “Like several other communities located by the water, Howard Beach suffered incredible damage from storm surges during Sandy,” [...]
Updated 5:24 p.m. Police have arrested a motorist who they say is responsible for a car accident that killed 38-year-old Jimmy Sinisi early Saturday morning. James Celauro, 23, of Ozone Park, is charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWAI, or driving while impaired by alcohol, authorities said. Celauro crashed his 2006 Ford sedan into Sinisi’s 2001 Saturn around 1 a.m. in [...]
A local toy drive is going international. Several medical practices from an area devastated by Sandy are collecting toys for children stateside and sending aid to those affected by the latest disaster in the Philippines. Cross Bay Physical Therapy, Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PC and Cross Bay Foot Center have partnered with Toys [...]
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 [...]
Max Stern, former soldier and teacher, celebrated a century of life at the new Catholic Charities senior center in Howard Beach. Stern, a 45-year resident of Howard Beach, was born on November 20, 1913. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in East New York and is one of six children. His only living sibling [...]