Astoria Times

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jackson Heights

‘Chica chica’ cards draw scrutiny

Stroll down Roosevelt Avenue from 69th to 112th streets and it is impossible not to notice the men distributing small cards with scantily clad and sometimes naked women on them with a phone number to call for “delivery.” Comment.
Jackson Heights

Legal group assists young immigrants

The young immigrants who come to America undocumented — even those who did so because they had been neglected, fled persecution or were taken through the sex trade from their own country — are not entitled to an attorney. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Festival to serve up the many flavors of Elmhurst

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) announced that next week restaurants throughout Elmhurst will be knocking down prices for Eat Elmhurst, a restaurant week meant to showcase the flavors and cultural diversity of the neighborhood. Comment.
Astoria Times

Woman’s sister arrested in Queensbridge murder

A Queensbridge woman was charged Wednesday in the Saturday murder of her sister and wounding her sister’s boyfriend in the apartment they shared with her sister’s 4-year-old son, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Police officers responded to an assault in progress in the 12th Street home of Tara Webb, 27, when they discovered two people who had been shot, authorities said. Comment.
Astoria Times

‘Holiday Bandit’ spree ends with arrest: FBI

The holidays are over. Comment.
Astoria Times

Fire destroys Astoria building

What looked to a neighbor like a small fire in a building at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday on 30th Avenue in Astoria erupted into a four-alarm blaze by 10 a.m., which ended up injuring 13 firefighters and one civilian. Comment.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jackson Heights

Clowns bring cheer to patients at Elmhurst Hospital

The 30 specialists who walked through the halls of Elmhurst Hospital Center last week came to help the patients feel better, but instead of scrubs they wore bright clothes, big shoes and red noses. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Man stabbed outside Mexican deli

A 24-year-old man died last week at Elmhurst Hospital seven hours after being stabbed on a Corona commercial strip, the NYPD said. Jose Balberas had been arguing with an unknown amount of people in front of a deli and collapsed in front of a Laundromat across the street before the authorities arrived, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Internet center draws seniors to Sunnyside

Representatives of Time Warner Cable and about 60 friends of Sunnyside Community Services, a senior center, gathered Monday afternoon to celebrate the birthday of the facility’s technology center, which opened there about a year ago. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man who shot, maimed cop found guilty

A jury convicted a Manhattan man Friday who shot two police officers and tried to shoot a third inside the Queensbridge subway station three years ago, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Raul Nunez, 35, of Cherry Street, could spend more than 50 years in prison, the DA said. Comment.

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