Howard Beach could get funding for a new flooding study as part of a recent water resources bill that passed the House of Representatives on July 29.Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens) applauded the passage of the bill, named the Water …

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When Howard Beach science teacher and environmentalist Arcilia Derenzo began making trips to help clean the North Channel parking lot during her summer break, she found something far more fishy going on than mere littering.Violations of the b…

A 60-year-old man was killed Tuesday afternoon when a fallen tree struck the vehicle he was sitting in, police said.Mario Siles was sitting in a 2014 Dodge van at 143-28 84 Drive in Briarwood at approximately 1 p.m. when a large tree fell ont…

The Eastern Queen Alliance will host a series of four online workshops where children can learn about reptiles and amphibians.The workshops will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, 13, 18 and 20 on Google Classroom and Zoom. They ar…

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A tropical storm warning is in effect for the New York City region as the National Weather Service and the city Emergency Management Department monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaias up the East Coast.

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Just over a week after a group of Howard Beach women cleaned up the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge, another group of residents assembled to take on the trash that has piled up on a beach a few hundred yards away.Twelve Howard Beach residen…

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is once again enlisting swimming pool owners in Queens and elsewhere to help in the fight to eradicate the Asian longhorned beetle from the state.The invasive insects, first recorded in the U…

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New York City, including Queens, has been placed under a heat advisory by the National Weather Service until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28.

More than a dozen women from Howard Beach took a morning off last week to clean up the chronically trash-strewn Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge — and got so much love for it, they are planning on doing again.“My friends and I walk over that…