Howard Beach

Fares suspended on Sandy anniversary for A train riders in Rockaways, Howard Beach
Fares suspended on Sandy anniversary for A train riders in Rockaways, Howard Beach
South Cristabelle Tumola 10/25/2013 at 1:09PM

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that A train riders in the Rockaways and Howard Beach will ride for free all day on the anniversary of Sandy this Tuesday. R train riders in Brooklyn also won’t need to pay October 29. “These free rides are a thank you to the MTA riders in the Rockaways in Queens and those [...]

Howard Beach holds first meeting on $18M rebuilding grant
Howard Beach holds first meeting on $18M rebuilding grant
South Liam La Guerre 10/23/2013 at 4:09PM

The first public meeting in Howard Beach for the state’s reconstruction plan was held at P.S. 146 on October 21. Residents learned about the state’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction program, which is a plan that provides funds for rebuilding and revitalization of more than 100 communities that were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene [...]

Residents claim rash of car break-ins along Howard Beach block
Residents claim rash of car break-ins along Howard Beach block
South Maggie Hayes 10/23/2013 at 10:20AM

Lock your doors – residents of one Howard Beach block fear car break-ins are becoming the norm. Rita Pristina’s Mercedes has been broken into three times since July outside her 90th Street home. After the third time, she installed a metal pole that retracts in and out of the ground, keeping the car secure in [...]

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 [...]

Howard Beach synagogue suing caterer over alleged wild parties
South Maggie Hayes 9/25/2013 at 9:56AM

One Howard Beach synagogue is suing its longtime associate after discovering the group allegedly hosted wild parties after hours on the grounds. Crown Royale Caterers has been licensed since 2005 to have various religious celebrations at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center. The group, run by brothers Joshua and Myron Gurelle, is supposed to cater events [...]

Pol honors Queens veterans
Pol honors Queens veterans
News Maggie Hayes 9/08/2013 at 2:06PM

Area veterans were honored during State Senator Joseph Addabbo’s fifth annual Veterans Barbecue on Saturday, August 24. Last year, Addabbo, the ranking Democrat member of the Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, welcomed over 125 veterans and their families to the barbecue outside his Howard Beach district office. This year, the senator brought [...]

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, [...]

Push for speed cameras around Howard Beach schools
Push for speed cameras around Howard Beach schools
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/03/2013 at 5:42PM

Speeding drivers will be put to a stop if one south Queens pol has his way. State Senator Joseph Addabbo is pushing for Howard Beach’s P.S. 232 and 207 to be considered for a pilot program designed to nab speedy drivers around schools. A new state law went into effect on Saturday, August 31 that [...]

Howard Beach gets new senior housing location
South Maggie Hayes 9/01/2013 at 1:11PM

Howard Beach is home to a new senior housing location, providing more than 80 units of affordable housing for the elderly. Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development and Management Corporation, a century-old organization, has various housing sites through Brooklyn and Queens and recently completed renovations at the Cross Bay Boulevard location, formerly the Fineson Center. [...]