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Queens South Narcotics Squad raids illegal smoke shop in Howard Beach


Mar. 14, 2024 By Bill Parry

Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato witnessed firsthand the NYPD’s latest crackdown on illicit operations in her own backyard. The raid, led by the Queens South Narcotics Squad, happened at Howard Puff Convenience on March 7, a mere stone’s throw from Pheffer Amato’s Howard Beach office at 159-55 102nd St.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens celebrate opening of Msgr. Joseph Pfeiffer Resource Center in Howard Beach

Medina Catholic Charities

Mar. 13, 2024 By Anthony Medina The Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens celebrated the opening of the new Msgr. Joseph Pfeiffer Resource Center on Wednesday, March 6, honoring a legacy of unwavering faith and dedicated service. This new facility pays tribute to the Msgr., a revered 96-year-old figure, whose lifelong commitment to the Catholic…
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Beloved Howard Beach tapas restaurant Saffron will close its doors in March after 15 years in business


Feb. 22, 2024 By Athena Dawson Beloved Howard Beach fixture Saffron has announced it will close its doors on Sunday, Mar. 24th. The Mediterranean restaurant- located at 161-50 Crossbay Blvd.- specializes in Spanish tapas and innovative fusion cuisine, featuring an array of vibrant seafood, veggie and meat tapas and various paella dishes. The family and…
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Addabbo to host annual Veterans BBQ in Howard Beach in September

Aug. 28, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed As a way to honor veterans and their service to the country, State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. is once again hosting his annual Veterans BBQ in Howard Beach on Saturday, Sept. 9.  This year’s event will take place at the Howard Beach Motor Club, located at 59 Russell St., from noon to 2 p.m.  Veterans and a guest are invited to enjoy the free food, music, and drinks donated by several local businesses and organizations. Seating is limited for this event and reservations are required. As a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans,…
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South Queens lawmaker invites students in Howard Beach to participate in her summer reading challenge

Jun. 16, 2023 By Bill Parry Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato visited P.S./M.S. 207, The Rockwood School, in Howard Beach on June 13 to announce the return of her Summer Reading Challenge, which annually inspires hundreds of children to participate and take up reading throughout their summer vacation. Pheffer Amato is inviting students from Ozone Park,…
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Queens man wins $476 million Mega Millions jackpot

Jun. 5, 2023 By Julia Moro Johnnie Taylor, 71, of Howard Beach, won the record-setting $476 million Mega Millions jackpot on April 14, 2023, according to the New York Lottery. This is the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state since the game launched in 2002. The winning Mega Millions numbers for the drawing…
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Queens Symphony Orchestra performs at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach

May. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry

Councilwoman Joann Ariola brought the Queens Symphony Orchestra to Russo’s on the Bay on May 22 for the Night at the Opera – a free concert event that drew more than 200 people to the Howard Beach events hall located at 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

‘Her legacy will live on’: Howard Beach memorializes little Valentina Marie Allen with street co-naming in her honor

May. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry A Howard Beach street corner was co-named in honor of Valentina Marie Allen, a 2-year-old girl from the neighborhood who captured the heart of the community before she tragically died from hypoplastic left heart syndrome in 2015. Councilwoman Joann Ariola hosted the official co-naming ceremony on Saturday, May 6,…
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