Astoria Times

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010

Jackson Heights

Travers Park opens after major redesign

A jungle fit for Tarzan and his animal companions brought children, parents and community and City Council members together last Thursday for Travers Park’s ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate recent renovations to the Jackson Heights park. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Pakistan flood aid from groups in Queens virtually nonexistent

An effort to provide aid to victims of the flooding that has devastated Pakistan since the July monsoon rains has been slow to emerge even though the borough is home to a substantial population from the South Asian nation. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Retired cop challenges Aubry

As the founder of the National Latino Officers Association, a group that defends the rights of law enforcement officers and citizens, state Assembly candidate Anthony Miranda has always seen himself as a community advocate. Comment.
Astoria Times

Ciafone drops out, leaving Simotas unopposed in run

State Assembly candidate Aravella Simotas will face no challengers in her bid for Assemblyman Michael Gianaris’s (D-Astoria) seat after John Ciafone dropped out of the race last week. Comment.

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