Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Old Howard Beach gets a community-based makeover

Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Old Howard Beach received a much-needed facelift thanks to City Councilman Eric Ulrich and a number of community groups. The park, located along Jamaica Bay in the Gateway National Recreation Area, had upgrades made on its entrance, central pathway and handball courts. “It is important that we continue to […]

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Howard Beach community bands together to create ‘Holiday Lights on Cross Bay’ this year

The Howard Beach community came together this year to create “Holiday Lights on Cross Bay,” a dazzling display that will illuminate a long stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard from 156th Avenue to 165th Avenue, infusing the neighborhood with holiday cheer. “The last time the community did holiday lighting was back in 2005,” Doreen DeCandia said. […]

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A high-speed ‘Train to the Plane’ that almost ran through Forest Park: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to take a look back at two projects that could have dramatically altered the landscape of Our Neighborhood in Queens — but never came to be. The first project looked like an almost certainty when the Ridgewood Times published a front page article about it in the Aug. […]

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Queens lawmaker supports organization dedicated to helping veterans gain employment in automotive industry

Always on the lookout for innovative ways to support former servicemen and women, state Senator Joseph Addabbo recently met with a representative from The Veteran Initiative, an organization dedicated to training, certifying and employing veterans in the automotive industry. The merger of Veterans Rebuilding Life (VRL) and the Collision Training Institute (C.T.I.) facilitated the creation […]

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Cops seek crook who robbed fast food chain in Howard Beach

Cops are looking for a crook who stole cash from a McDonald’s in Howard Beach on Monday night. According to police, at 10:23 p.m. on Nov. 11, an unknown man approached a cashier at a McDonald’s located on 159-40 Cross Bay Blvd. The suspect proceeded to demand money from the employee and motioned to his wristband. […]

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