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 [...]