Astoria Times

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jackson Heights

Woodsider gets up to 37 years for murder

Woodside resident and Ireland native Gary McGurk, 24, received a sentence of 29 to 37 years in state prison last week for killing his sometime girlfriend Michelle Lee, a criminologist, in her Sunnyside apartment. Comment.
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Students welcome new PS 229 playground

Educators, area politicians and more than 1,300 elementary school students sang songs, threw baseballs and danced along to the New York City Police Department Drum Corps Tuesday as they celebrated the opening of their new school playground at Emanuel Kaplan/PS 229 in Woodside. Comment.
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LIC rock wall gets $200,000 fed grant

A rock wall goes a long way toward developing an adolescent into an adult, the administrators of the Outward Bound program in Long Island City said. Comment.
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Astoria attorney pushes reform in run for Gianaris’ seat

Astoria’s John Ciafone said he would go to Albany as a reformer with an emphasis on improving education, health care and transportation in his district if elected as the replacement for state Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) this fall. Comment.
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Father program begins in LIC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a citywide initiative from Long Island City last week that will enable city agencies to help fathers stay active in their children’s lives. Comment.

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