Mayor Announces Sandy Recovery Overhaul

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major overhaul of the City’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy last week, including several ideas to provide relief for homeowners and businesses still trying to rebuild more than a year after the storm hit. Since beginning his first term as mayor, de Blasio said he […]

Spartan Race Comes To Flushing

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer They came, they saw and they conquered Citi Field. The stadium typically home to the New York Mets was turned into a battleground for a test of people’s will last weekend, as about 8,500 people participated in the Spartan Race, an annual obstacle race held throughout the country. This year’s […]

Focus On Queens, April 3

Air Force Airman 1st Class Washington X. Morales Rosales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Morales Rosales is the son of […]

Resiliency Plans For Howard Beach

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer There are several ideas on how to better prepare Howard Beach for future storms, and they were all presented on Monday at Russo’s on the Bay. The Howard Beach New York Rising Community Planning Committee held a six-hour public meeting on Monday to discuss plans to better protect the coastal […]

Goldfeder Calls For Howard Beach Cleanup

After receiving complaints from Howard Beach residents, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) sent a letter to Josh Laird, National Parks Commissioner, urging him to take immediate action and repair the damaged fence along the northeast side of the Joseph Addabbo Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. “Our hardworking families have been through […]

Schools Chancellor Fariña Visits CEC 27

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña had her first meet-and-greet with Queens parents Monday night, discussing issues affecting children as the new schools boss gets the wheels turning on her new administration. Fariña visited Community Education Council 27, which covers schools in Rockaway, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Richmond […]

DEC Presents Mitigation Project In Howard Beach

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer City officials presented a project that aims to better protect Howard Beach from future weather events like Superstorm Sandy. Representatives from the Dept. of Environmental Conservation attended last week’s Community Board 10 meeting to discuss the Spring Creek Hazard Mitigation Project for the first time. During Sandy, flood waters from […]