Astoria Times

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights man missing for a week

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD needs help searching for a man who went missing from his Jackson Heights apartment last Thursday. Comment.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Long Island City

Cherry gets 19 years in ‘LIC mayor’s’ slay

A homeless man and former veteran convicted of killing the so-called Mayor of Long Island City was sentenced to 19 years in prison last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Long Island City

Van Bramer wants to quiet idling trains

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and residents of the Murano and One Hunters Point condominiums on Borden Avenue in Long Island City Friday decried the idling trains from the rail yard across the street, saying the noise goes on for hours at a time. Comments (1).
Astoria

Cops seek man who stole pocketbook with cash

ASTORIA — Police were looking for a man who stole a pocketbook from a furniture design business in Astoria last month. Comment.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Editorial

“A Huge Step Forward”

There is no definitive estimate of how many immigrants who entered this country as small children will be affected by President Barack Obama’s declaration Friday nor is there a way to know how many young people living in Queens will benefit from the two-year ban on deportations. Comments (2).

Friday, June 22, 2012

Long Island City

LIC students rally for library

Employees from the Queens Library run various classes for little boys and girls, but with its volley last Thursday against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed cuts, the library taught PS 111 and Voice Charter School students a lesson in protest and metaphor. Comment.
Elmhurst

Elmhurst man killed wife: DA

An Elmhurst man was arraigned Friday on charges of murdering his estranged wife last week in the apartment complex where they once shared a flat, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.
Elmhurst

Three men steal iPhone from teenager, 15: Post

EAST ELMHURST — Three men threatened a 15-year-old and allegedly stole his iPhone June 8, according to the New York Post. Comment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jackson Heights

Jax Hts film explores crime that led to Queens Pride

Jackson Heights native Richard Shpuntoff said while his evolving documentary is named after murder victim Julio Rivera, the film is not so much about the crime as the change it inspired in Jackson Heights. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts making peace with plaza

Ever since 37th Road between 73rd and 74th streets was closed and the bus routes that went down it were moved last fall to create a plaza, detractors have complained that the redesign has driven away business and new park has gone unused. Comment.
Astoria

Police hunt for man in three Astoria burglaries

ASTORIA — Police arrested a man wanted in connection with several burglaries in Astoria this month, the NYPD said. Comment.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Astoria

Astoria’s Independence Day celebration to be held June 25

Freedom and fireworks lovers will be able to see an Independence Day show a little early this year when Astoria holds its 30th festival over the East River Monday, June 25. Comments (1).

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