A Piper Archer, the type of plane Nelson Gomez crashed during a flying lesson in 2016. Photo by D. Miller.

Howard Beach Pilot Arrested For Giving Lessons After Deadly Crash

He tried to get his wings back after a deadly crash — but ended up landing in jail.

A Howard Beach man is charged with providing flight instructions to student pilots last year despite lacking the the required certification authorizing him to do so, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

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The National Weather Service of New York inflated a weather balloon to test atmospheric data related to Hurricane Florence. Photo by NWS New York.

Coastal Flood Advisory Issued For Southern Queens

Yesterday, the National Weather Service for New York issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for southern Queens until 1 p.m. today.

The NWS said tides were expected to reach one and half feet to two and a half feet higher than the normal level.

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Ronald Giallanzo's mansion in Howard Beach // Photo courtesy of DOJ

Jig Is Up For Howard Beach Bonanno Family Loan Shark

Ronald “Ronnie G” Giallanzo, a Howard Beach loanshark and Bonnano family captain, will have to pay a $1.25 million penalty and sell his Howard Beach mansion as part of a sentence handed down in Brooklyn’s federal court Wednesday.

Giallanzo was also sentenced to 14 years in prison for his involvement in a racketeering conspiracy that lasted from 1998 to 2017.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, District 14's Democratic Nominee for Congress, high-fives a voter on election day. Photo credit: Corey Torpie

Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Crowley

By David Brand @D4V1DBR4ND In a stunning upset, progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the District 14 primary

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