Astoria Times

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jackson Heights

Peralta, broker hold foreclosure workshop

When in dire financial straits and facing foreclosure, the first instinct for many people is to sell their homes — and in this economic crisis, many are fighting to keep their heads above water. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Cops nab 2 in Corona death

Two people are under arrest for allegedly killing a Corona man during an early morning scuffle Saturday on National Street, police and eyewitnesses said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Hells Angel murdered in Astoria

A reputed member of the Hells Angels was gunned down on the streets of Astoria early Saturday morning, creating fear among the residents who said their neighborhood has been seeing a surge in violent crime. Comment.
Astoria Times

Astoria playgrounds honor Greek culture

The city unveiled two new playgrounds last week at Astoria’s Athens Square Park, where a comfort station and a fence that will protect the park’s equipment are also in the works. Comment.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jackson Heights

St. Michael’s aims to buy 4-acre strip

St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst hopes to buy a nearly 4-acre strip of open space adjacent to its property, but the city Parks Department said the sale will not go through unless an equivalent amount of open space is found. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Peralta gears up for race for Senate seat

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) has raised about $600,000 in contributions this year and spent almost as much between Jan. 1 and July 15, according to reports from the State Board of Elections. Comment.
Astoria Times

PS 2 extracurricular program avoids shutdown

An after-school program at Astoria’s PS 2 that provides activities for an estimated 175 students has been saved from the chopping block following the community’s fight to keep the program intact, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Maloney, rival rake in big bucks

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D- Astoria) has raised $1 million more than her Democratic opponent, Reshma Saujani, in the race to retain her seat, while her two Republican opponents, Dino Laverghetta and David Ryan Brumberg, have both brought in more than $88,000, according to state campaign finance records. Comment.

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