Astoria Times

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Astoria

Try on baby fashions at bargain prices

Astoria moms Kimberly Rossignol and Laurie Nicholson found that when parents have fast-growing new babies, many of the clothes and toys they buy end up never used or only used once. Comment.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunnyside

Cops look for suspect in rent scam

SUNNYSIDE — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man alleged to have cheated 12 victims by accepting money for a Sunnyside apartment he had no authority to rent. Comments (1).
Astoria

Astoria Houses man found dead with shot to head in building lobby

A young father was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the Astoria Houses building where he had lived, and his neighbor has been charged with murder, police and tenants said. Comments (29).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Long Island City

LIC High School students build robot basketball stars

For a team of competitors from Long Island City High School, developing the perfect basketball shot is all about mastering the mechanics. Comment.
Letters

Do not deport Sunnyside man

Mohammad A. Islam, of Sunnyside, was picked up by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Feb. 10, having lived in America for 21 years as an undocumented foreign resident. Comments (4).
Editorial

Kelly on Shaky Ground

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly did his best at a breakfast earlier this month to explain and justify his department’s undercover surveillance in mosques and Muslim student associations within and outside the city. Comment.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Elmhurst

Cops seek man in relation to robbing food carts

BOROUGHWIDE — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbing food cart vendors earlier this month in Elmhurst and Rego Park, as well as in Astoria and Ozone Park. Comment.
QueensLine

Astronaut Glenn thrown parade through boro in 1962

It was the dawn of the Space Age, and the man of the hour was Col. John Glenn. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn had piloted Friendship 7 on the first manned orbit around the Earth and landed safely despite worries that the capsule’s heat shield might not hold. Comment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Elmhurst

LIRR mulls Elmhurst stop

If you build it, will they come? That is the question Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams is asking. Comment.
East Elmhurst

PS 127 playground expands its history

Borough President Helen Marshall, East Elmhurst leaders and city Parks Department employees broke ground last Thursday on a renovation of the playground at PS 127. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria man gets 25 yrs for wife slay: DA

An Astoria man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to beating his wife to death with a baseball bat in their 30th Street apartment, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Long Island City

U.S. visas available for trafficking victims

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Long Island City hosted a forum Tuesday to get the word out about legal options for immigrants who have been victims of human trafficking, abuse or domestic violence. Comment.
Astoria

Two Astoria men face music for dog-related crimes

A man pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment last Thursday for throwing his Chinese Shar-pei, Brooklyn, out the window of his third-story Astoria apartment in September, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Astoria

Bryant coach amped for another successful season

Rocco Rotondi is not the nostalgic type. Comment.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

East Elmhurst

Vaughn College fire wrecks break

The driver of a delivery truck who ran into some exposed electrical lines at Vaughn College last week did more than cause a small explosion and fire — that driver may have also destroyed spring break. Comment.

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