Astoria Times

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jackson Heights

PCBs have to go now: Pols

Corona-area legislators and civic activists are urging the city Department of Education to shorten the time line from 10 years to two for removing light fixtures with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls in public schools, but the DOE said the decade-long plan is the best it can do given the complexity of the work. Comment.
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Gianaris pushes his clean-air bill

In celebration of Earth Day last week, state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) touted the pro-environment legislation he has recently introduced that would reduce emissions and crack down on polluters. Comment.
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Street renamed after LIC hero

He ran inside to help when anyone else would have run away. Comment.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jackson Heights

Corona man guilty of attempted murder

A 67-year-old Corona man who tried to cut his 45-year-old wife’s throat with a hunting knife while she slept was found guilty of attempted murder and other charges by a jury last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
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No endless summer for Water Taxi Beach

It’s been named one of the top party beaches in the world by a major magazine and was featured in a popular reality TV show, but employees at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City are nevertheless preparing not to open this summer or for any future summers. Comment.
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Man guilty of burning ex-girlfriend

A Brooklyn man who splashed gasoline on his ex-girlfriend and a Queensbridge Houses building, then set them both on fire was convicted of attempted murder and arson last Thursday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
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Pol challenges kids to read

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Library Card Act, which made it mandatory for the city Department of Education to distribute library-card applications to students citywide, the law’s creator, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) hand-delivered cards to PS 199 students last Thursday. Comment.

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