Astoria Times

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Astoria Times

Woodside man gets 25 yrs. for wife slay

A Woodside man who stabbed his wife to death and then attacked his then-7-year-old daughter was sentenced to 25 years in prison Feb. 1, the Queens district attorney’s office said. The man, Indian immigrant Balbir Singh, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month for his 2008 crime, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
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E. River ferry service to stop at Hunters Pt.

Spring will bring a new ferry service on the East River serving Long Island City along with points in Brooklyn and Manhattan in what officials say is recognition of a growing population and commerce in waterfront communities. Comment.
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Cabbies not shopping: 31st St. Biz Astoria businesses complain taxi drivers take up their customer’s parking spots

At the end of the N and Q lines, the merchants near 31st Street and Ditmars Boulevard say while the area sees a lot of traffic, few of the cars parked beneath the subway train belong to customers visiting their businesses. Comment.

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