Astoria Times

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

East Elmhurst

Elderly boro woman, 73, missing from her home

EAST ELMHURST — Police were asking for the public’s help in their search for a missing senior citizen. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens Library to train new IT techs for free

Queens Library is offering library customers an opportunity to attend the Cisco Academy and become eligible for certification to work as an IT technician, IT administrator or field service technician. The course is free. It consists of 20 three-hour training sessions. The course will be held at Queens Library at Long Island City, at 37-44 21st St. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

Astoria

Astoria Park celebrates MulchFest

Hundreds of trees were chopped and turned into mulch during MulchFest, an annual event in Astoria Park. The event was presented by city Department of Parks & Recreation, the Department of Sanitation, Green Shores NYC, the Astoria Park Alliance and Partnerships for Parks. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

Jackson Heights

Boro electeds form ‘Unity Team’ to foster communication

It is common in Queens for elected officials to hold events together, but when the representatives of Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona and East Elmhurst held their holiday party this year, they listed their involvement under the name “Unity Team.” Comment.
Corona

N.Y. Hall of Science, Ackerman play games

You never learned like this by playing Chutes and Ladders. Comment.
Corona

Sanitation worker taken in for drunk driving: Cops

CORONA — An off-duty city Sanitation Department worker was arrested early Saturday morning for driving while intoxicated, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

Laborers recruit apprentices

The District Council 16 Cement and Concrete Workers Training and Education Fund will conduct a recruitment from Jan. 3 to 17 for 15 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

Long Island City

Crime down in 114th in 2011

Crime in the 114th Precinct dropped last year, with the murder rate going down more than 44 percent from 2010, but incidents of crime rose slightly in its southern neighbor, the 108th Precinct, according to Police Department statistics. Comment.
Astoria

State denounces Astoria electric antitrust settlement

The state Public Services Commission condemned a proposed $4.8 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Morgan Stanley over the financial services firm’s alleged violation of antitrust laws through selling derivatives to KeySpan, which once operated the Big Allis plant. Comment.
The Play’s the Thing

Unity Stage: A shining grassroots theater project

While I continue to look for a new venue for The Outrageous Fortune Company, homeless these past 18 months, Sofia Landon Geier and her Unity Stage Company continue to demonstrate that good theater can be performed almost anywhere. Established in 2009, Unity has found space in back rooms of restaurants, community centers, churches, basements, and you name it. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and Geier has the determination, energy and talent to make sure that her company succeeds. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Long Island City

7 train to be closed weekends Jan. 21 to April 2

MTA officials announced at a town hall Wednesday the No. 7 line will be closed at all Long Island City stops for 11 weekends for repairs. Comment.
Astoria

Detained dad reunited with family

After her father was released Dec. 22 from a nine-month detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 8-year-old Sanjana Hussain said she had the best New Year’s ever. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Corona

Boro man charged with child porn possession: DA

CORONA — A 35-year-old Corona man was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday on more than 3,000 counts of possessing and promoting child pornography, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

New Year’s brunch attracts who’s who of boro leaders

Hopefully, the holiday party season is finally beginning to wind down. I don’t mind feeling dead tired, but when you look in the mirror and you look dead tired, that’s where you have to draw the line. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

Long Island City

CB 2 ready to protest against LIC strip club

Community Board 2 Chairman Joseph Conley announced at the board’s monthly meeting last Thursday that it will be hosting a rally this Thursday at 10 a.m. against strip club Gypsy Rose getting a liquor license. Comment.
Corona

Hispanic community celebrates Three Kings Day in Corona

Hundreds of people came out Saturday in Corona to mark one of the most celebrated holidays in the Latino community. Comment.

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