Howard Beach

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 [...]

$50 million to protect Howard Beach from storms
$50 million to protect Howard Beach from storms
South Maggie Hayes 12/02/2013 at 3:51PM

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,” [...]

Driver arrested in Howard Beach car crash that left one dead
Driver arrested in Howard Beach car crash that left one dead
Police Queens Courier Staff 11/30/2013 at 11:24AM

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 [...]

Howard Beach storm survivors lend hand to Typhoon Haiyan victims
Howard Beach storm survivors lend hand to Typhoon Haiyan victims
South Maggie Hayes 11/24/2013 at 12:14PM

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 [...]