Howard Beach school rallies around student after fire destroys home
Photo courtesy of Catherine Stanzoni-Acevedo

Khrone Arrindell showed up for class at P.S. 207 in Howard Beach on Wednesday morning only hours after he and his family suffered a tragedy. Arrindell’s South Ozone Park home caught fire the night before. Though everyone escaped without injury, according to teacher Catherine Stanzoni-Acevedo, all of the family’s possessions were destroyed, either by the […]

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Halloween vandals leave ‘pornographic’ graffiti all over Howard Beach school
Photo via Facebook/Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association

Halloween vandalism often occurs in communities across Queens, but what Howard Beach residents discovered on a neighborhood school Sunday morning left them particularly disgusted. Profane tags and “pornographic drawings” were scrawled in red and silver paint, covering the doors, walls, playground equipment, ground and garbage containers at P.S. 207, located at 159-15 88th St., according to Joann […]

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Ridgewood artist’s logo chosen for first Polish Bilingual Day celebration
Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Polish-American artist and Ridgewood resident Beata Slazak Zalewski was recently honored when her original design was chosen by the Polish Foreign Ministry as the logo for America’s first Polish Bilingual Day Festival. The festival was created by the New York-based Dobra Polska Szkola Foundation in conjunction with other local Polish schools and organizations to celebrate […]

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Howard Beach sisters demand improvements to Frank M. Charles Memorial Park
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

They just want their park back. That is the message Sheri Volkes and Debra McCann are trying to relay to the National Parks Service about Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach. The sisters have lived in Howard Beach for two years, and Volkes said Charles Park was a big part of their attraction to the […]

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Goldfeder calls for mosquito spraying in Howard Beach
Photo courtesy of Phil Goldfeder's Office

Despite early requests from Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder for preventative measures against mosquitoes, south Queens is not scheduled to receive any such pesticide treatment from the Department of Health (DOH). The area code 11414, which includes Howard Beach, Lindenwood and Hamilton Beach, was not included in DOH’s West Nile Virus Spray and Aerial Larviciding Schedule though residents have complained of an increasing […]

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