Howard Beach

Benefit held for Howard Beach teen with rare form of cancer
Benefit held for Howard Beach teen with rare form of cancer
South Maggie Hayes 1/21/2014 at 5:09PM

Back in October, Brittany Zaita was diagnosed with a tumor that only affects one in eight million children. The 16 year old also got the news that her tumor is one of the 10 percent that are cancerous. “When she was diagnosed, I felt like I was going to fall apart,” said Alisa Zaita, the [...]

Barbara Sheehan seeks clemency, sticking to self-defense argument
Barbara Sheehan seeks clemency, sticking to self-defense argument
South Maggie Hayes 1/14/2014 at 2:03PM

Six months ago Barbara Sheehan began her five-year sentence after shooting and killing her husband. Today, she is seeking an exception to her prison stay, and wants to serve her time for weapons possession at home. The 52-year-old Howard Beach resident fatally shot her husband, retired NYPD Sergeant Raymond Sheehan, 11 times with two different guns [...]

Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 receives nearly $2M in storm recovery funds
Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 receives nearly $2M in storm recovery funds
South Maggie Hayes 12/16/2013 at 1:46PM

Twelve feet of water rushed into the basement of P.S. 207 during Sandy, leaving the Howard Beach school with over $2 million worth of damages. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced Monday roughly $1.82 million is on the way for repairs. “It’s been over a year since Sandy tore apart our schools [...]

Army sergeant comes home to Howard Beach
Army sergeant comes home to Howard Beach
South Maggie Hayes 12/09/2013 at 4:34PM

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 [...]

Wife, band remember musician killed in Howard Beach car crash
Wife, band remember musician killed in Howard Beach car crash
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 4:34PM

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 be coming to south Queens
Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 11:10AM

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 [...]