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The suspect's car ran through the brick partition in front of a dentist's office on the corner of 159th Avenue and 98th Street.
A horrific car accident allegedly caused by a driver impaired by alcohol killed one man and injured two others in Howard Beach Saturday morning.
“I think we let Iran off the hook,” said City Councilman-Elect Rory Lancman, echoing similar reactions other Jewish leaders representing Queens had about the new nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran.
On Saturday, President Obama announced the Joint Plan of Action a deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China) to greatly reduce Iran’s nuclear activity for the next six months. Iran will have to permit inspectors daily access to its facilities while the P5+1 countries will curtail its sanctions in certain areas including the auto industry, oil and gold exports.
A man was injured after police say he was carjacked in Howard Beach on Tuesday night.
Children and mothers enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at Lenny’s Clam Bar hosted by Dad’s Away, an organization that aims to help children with no fathers at home, founded by Howard Beach native Anthony Gurino.
Anthony Gurino knows what it’s like to not have his dad around.
The Howard Beach native’s father was not in his life for several key years as he was growing up. Now as an adult, he wants to make sure every child who doesn’t have a father present has a chance at a good life.
The Corona Lions Club has selected Cassagnol, along with five other individuals, as a recipient of the Corona Lions Community Service Award.
“It’s definitely cool,” he said. “I really appreciate the honor.”
I was dismayed by poor turnouts for the NY Rising meeting at PS 207 and for our Howard Beach Civic Association. Why is attendance so low?
No matter how busy we are, nor how tired at the end of the day, it behooves us to make the effort to learn first hand what our community needs and dire problems in them. This is the function of your civic association. Make no mistake. We do have special problems and with a showing of support, we can get results. Nothing discourages reporters, elected officials, community activists and our public servants more than an empty room.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, a handful of us at St. Helen’s school cafeteria were informed that we are merging with the Lindenwood Alliance. This is great news. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and end before 9. They are held on the last Tuesday of the month, with a few exceptions for holidays. No meeting is scheduled for December.
Plan to come on Jan. 28, early if you can, to meet the board and regular members. Coffee and light refreshments are served. Donations are most welcome! Put a buck in the kitty or bring something to share.
Hot topics on the agenda will be flood control, the best use of the $18 million Hurricane Sandy rebuilding allotment for Howard Beach, and pressing issues that may affect you and your family.
We especially want to see young people attend. If you have children or are single, you have special needs that we want to hear. We are not just for seniors! Do come!
PHOTO BY MARK LORD
The synagogue was devastated last year by Hurricane Sandy, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage, according to its executive director, Barry Rachnowitz.
But now things are looking up, and Rachnowitz spent much of this week helping prepare a Thanksgiving feast, which brought together the temple’s pre-school students and their families on Tuesday afternoon.
Congratulations on the anniversary coverage of last year’s superstorm. The lucky residents who were untouched by the flooding, weeks of power outages and loss of homes, cherished possessions and vital records need these reminders of the hardships others faced and surmounted.
Driving through Broad Channel last month, we were amazed at how normal it looked. So many homes were repaired. At the office in Arverne of “Build It Back,” we noticed that the new development there seemed unscathed. We learned that the homes were built to defy the forces of severe storms. Shouldn’t this be required in all low-lying areas?
It is shameful that insurance costs are prohibitive through FEMA increases. Our legislators must find a way to prevent another disaster without flood insurance bankrupting families and businesses. We applaud the efforts of our state assemblyman, Phil Goldfeder, and others who are pushing back against these costs which will doom whole neighborhoods.
For all of us who survived and are able to repair and restore our losses, we surely have reasons to celebrate this Thanksgiving. May all who need assistance get it swiftly.
The rowdy Saturday night parties, such as one this past weekend advertised in this flyer, are continuing at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center in Howard Beach, leading residents to take their complaints to the 106th Precinct’s commanding officer directly.
Jugglers amaze us with their ability to actually manipulate objects. Magicians,. also known as illusionists, confound us with their ability to fool us ... and so do unscrupulous individuals when they manipulate statistics to pull the wool over our eyes!
Small class sizes are universally known to be one of the main selling points of any educational institution. Why? Simple logic tells us the instructor can give more individual attention to each of the students if there is less of them in a classroom.
If each teacher has an average class size of 30 pupils as opposed to 23, then a great deal of money is saved – at the expense of each child getting more individual attention!
As far as looking at this through a thick wool sweater, we must ask ourselves, how is average class size determined? Elementary arithmetic says divide the total number of students in the school by the the total number of classroom teachers on the faculty of the school. Simple, right?
No! It is not so simple if you go inside the school and you find out that there are many classroom teachers with reduced classroom programs because they are recruited to do administrative jobs, attendance, discipline, lunchroom and hall patrols.
So if you look inside all of the classrooms where teaching and learning is going on, the real actual class size will be much higher then the fake “average class size”. Without a doubt more students per class equals less individual attention a teacher can give to each child!
Back in June, students and parents at PS 232 rallied in front of the school on 153rd Avenue in Lindenwood demanding safer crossings there, specifically at the corner of 153rd Avenue and 83rd Street, where a number of students and parents often jaywalk to reach the Lindenwood Shopping Center across the street.
Four months after that rally, there were signs of progress, though the city Department of Transportation did not install crosswalks or stop signs or traffic lights. Instead, the DOT put up a large speed board warning drivers to slow down to 25 mph on that stretch of road.
As the leadership of the Rockwood Park Jewish Center and the on-site caterer accused of hosting parties behind the temple’s back battle in a courtroom, residents who are fed up with the often-wild parties at the Howard Beach house of worship have taken their concerns directly to the area’s top cop.
A handful of residents attended the Nov. 13 meeting of the 106th Precinct Community Council to complain directly to the precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, about the parties held in the center’s catering hall on Saturday nights.
A spike last month in robberies, larcenies and auto thefts in the 106th Precinct was confirmed by the precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, at the Nov. 13 Community Council meeting.
NYPD crime statistics for the 28-day period ending Nov. 3 showed that robberies in the precinct jumped by 38 percent, grand larcenies rose 47 percent and auto thefts went up 61 percent compared to last year. However, those numbers include comparison to the week after Hurricane Sandy last year when there was very little crime.
Reaching the century mark in his life, Max Stern was honored last Friday afternoon at the Catholic Charities Howard Beach Senior Center by fellow seniors and his family and friends with a party that included music, dancing and, of course, cake.
Stern, a 45-year resident of Lindenwood, was born Nov. 20, 1913. He has been a member of the Howard Beach Senior Center for the past 10 years. He moved to the community from Brooklyn with his late wife, Reba, an artist, in 1968.
Marc Panteleno is getting tired of going outside and seeing his and his neighbors’ car windows broken.
At least half a dozen instances have occurred near his home on Shore Parkway in Lindenwood where car windows have been shattered, allegedly, Panteleno thinks, by BB guns, shot by people as they drive along Shore Parkway’s service road.
The stump of a recently cut down tree on 99th Street in Howard Beach. The tree had been leaning over the street since Hurricane Sandy last October.