Astoria Times

Monday, July 9, 2012

Corona

Corona man gets nine years for child porn charges: DA

A Corona man was sentenced to up to nine years in prison last week after pleading guilty to charges of promoting and possessing child porn, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

East Elmhurst

Fallen McClancy baller remembered

Two and a half years after he tragically collapsed and died playing a game of pick-up basketball at Farmingdale State College, of Long Island, Dominic Murray hasn’t been forgotten. Comment.
Letters

Gianaris works hard to provide health care for residents

I write to thank state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) for his support for increased health care options in western Queens, where we are plagued with pollution-emitting power plants that have caused a high rate of asthma and emphysema throughout the community. Comment.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Woodside

Driver, 47, dies after bus strikes his van

WOODSIDE — A driver was killed when his van collided with a city bus at the intersection of 39th Avenue and 69th Street in Woodside, police said. Comment.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Elmhurst

Queens prosecutor analyzes how TV’s ‘CSI’ affects jurors

Do jurors who regularly watch the television show “CSI” have warped expectations for what evidence can and should be collected, thereby hurting prosecutors’ chances to convict criminals? Comment.
Woodside

Elmhurst men arrested in burglary spree: DA

Two Elmhurst men were arraigned on charges of burglary, drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child last Thursday after they were allegedly caught trying to sell stolen items to a Woodside store while one of the men’s 3-year-old daughter waited in the back of the car, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Astoria

Possible MTA service just might be restored

It was called the doomsday plan to keep the MTA from plunging into a financial abyss, but it’s two years later and there is talk — nothing official yet — that maybe some of the sorely missed bus and subway routes might be restored. Comment.
Long Island City

Pols rally against Review Avenue waste transfer station

Elected officials stood with local residents June 26 protesting the city Department of Environmental Conservation’s approval of Waste Management of NY’s proposal to modify the existing Review Avenue transfer station to increase the facility’s activity. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Cops ask public to help catch robber of bank

EAST ELMHURST — The Police Department was seeking the public’s help in locating a man in connection with a bank robbery at Sovereign Bank, at 75-15 31st Ave. in East Elmhurst. Comment.
Astoria

Gregory’s 26 Taverna: A skilled grill in Astoria

When current events draw our attention to a particular geographic location, our gut reaction (literally) is to start contemplating the native cuisine. While others might be obsessing over the financial or political implications of Greece’s economic woes, we start wondering whether they will increase the number of Greek émigrés to Queens, and what effect that will have on the number and quality of Greek restaurants in Queens. Comment.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Long Island City

Local ‘Occupy’ protesters take on LIC’s Citi building

Long Island City and Astoria activists affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement held a 12-hour-long protest adjacent to the Citi Building at 1 Court Square last week. Comment.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Astoria

Astoria man beat girlfriend to death: DA

A 33-year-old Astoria man was arraigned on charges of murder and criminal contempt Saturday after his girlfriend was found strangled and beaten to death in their apartment, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Long Island City

5Pointz in plans to be replaced: Conley

Community Board 2 Chairman Joseph Conley said the board is waiting to hear back from the city regarding developer Jerry Wolkoff’s plans to replace Long Island City’s graffiti mecca 5Pointz. Comments (1).

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