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After 50 Years In The Making, AirTrain Opens With Fanfare.
December 19, 2003- Exactly a century after the Wright Brothers made the first powered flight, the long-anticipated light-rail link to Kennedy Airport began service on Wednesday.

Philip Bove, Decorated Vet And H.B. Resident, Dies
December 18, 2003- Philip Bove, a decorated Marine veteran who won both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam, died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 55 years old.

AirTrain Caused 533 Claims For Damage; More May Follow
December 17, 2003- To some, the opening of the AirTrain this week marks a long-overdue triumph for mass transit, akin to putting the last missing piece into New York City’s complex transportation puzzle.

Toys For Tots Bike Run Moved To This Sunday
December 11, 2003- The Independent Bikers of Queens’ Annual Toys for Tots Bike Run was postponed last Sunday because of snow. The run will now take place this Sunday, December 14th. It will leave from the George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park at 1 p.m.

With $10,000 Already Raised, Transplant Tot Needs More Help
November 13, 2003- Three-year-old Christian Bucalo is in a Pittsburgh hospital after heart transplant surgery in September, but no one is resting in the fight to help his family pay off nearly two years of medical bills.

Path In Hamilton Beach Park Might Finally Become Reality
November 6, 2003- Straight across Hawtree Basin from Hamilton Beach Park sits Frank Charles Memorial Park, where pedestrians and bicyclists use the newly-repaved perimeter walkway to enjoy the park.

Residents Pack Howard Beach To Bid Concorde ‘Good Riddance’
October 31, 2003- Up, up and away. Forever. Finally. The Concorde supersonic airliner made its final departure from Kennedy Airport Friday morning.

OEM Commissioner Outlines Howard Beach Evacuation Plan
October 30, 2003- Office of Emergency Management Commissioner John Odermatt spoke at a town hall meeting at PS 232 in Lindenwood on Monday evening, detailing the emergency evacuation plan for south Queens in light of the city’s near-miss with Hurricane Isabel.

Council Candidates Square Off, Still Divided On Property Tax
October 29, 2003- Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. and his opponent in the 32nd District City Council race, Republican Michael Mossa, outlined their platforms and traded barbs before a sometimes raucous crowd at the Howard Beach Civic Forum.

Cross Bay Boulevard Dumping Will Be Cleaned, Monitored.
October 9, 2003- Tires, empty milk cartons, fishing line, and old beer bottles near the Joseph Addabbo Bridge in Howard Beach won’t be a nuisance anymore, according to a Department of Sanitation spokesperson.

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