Astoria Times

Monday, July 30, 2012

Queensbridge

Missing person, 28, last seen near home: Cops

QUEENSBRIDGE — The New York Police Department was looking for help in locating a missing man within the confines of the 114th Precinct, police said. Comments (2).
Corona

Three charged with fatal Corona stabbing

Police said three men, one only 17 years old, have been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in front of an Ecuadorian restaurant in Corona early Sunday morning, police said. Comment.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunnyside

Street renamed for late Sen. Lanzillotti

A crowd of community and family members gathered on the corner of 48th Avenue and 41st Street Saturday to honor Carlo Lanzillotti, the late state senator who represented his neighborhood of Sunnyside in the 1950s. Comment.
Woodside

Pols want trucks out of Woodside’s 65th Place

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and civic members called upon the NYPD and city Department of Transportation Monday to better enforce truck traffic laws in Woodside. Comment.
Long Island City

Man stole items with credit card: Police (WITH VIDEO)

LONG ISLAND CITY — The New York Police Department was seeking help searching for a suspect wanted for a grand larceny at a Target, at 519 Gateway Drive, June 8. Comment.
Letters

Astoria a resilient and caring area

In June I was lucky enough to attend events that exemplify what is best about our country and, specifically, community. Comment.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Astoria

Astorian sent back for sex abuse trial

The suspect in a 2005 child sexual assault case in Astoria has been sent back from the Netherlands to Queens for trial, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).
Astoria

Astoria man pleads innocenct to girlfriend’s brutal murder

An Astoria man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and leaving her body in the bathtub of their shared apartment pleaded not guilty to the charges in Queens Criminal Court last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Astoria

Hallets Cove class shows Astoria children local sea life

Boys and girls were out in Hallets Cove catching fish with nets last week, but the 9- and 10-year-olds were trying to learn about their finned neighbors rather than eating them. Comment.
Elmhurst

Cops look for man in assault at boro motel (WITH VIDEO)

ELMHURST — A woman said she was sexually assaulted at a motel on Queens Boulevard, and now the police are seeking the public’s help. Comment.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Astoria

Astoria wants W, QM22 bus back in service

In light of recent public transportation restorations across the city, Astoria’s elected officials and civic members demanded Tuesday that the MTA bring back the W subway line and the QM22 express bus. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

S. Asian workers underpaid: Study

After more than a year of work, the Jackson Heights-based immigrant advocacy group Desis Rising Up and Moving released a report of South Asian low-wage workers in Queens last week that revealed a large majority of them are paid below minimum wage and get little to no benefits. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Suspect sought by cops in robbery of boro bank

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The New York Police Department was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who was wanted in connection with a bank robbery within the 115th Precinct, police said. Comment.
QueensLine

First lady Nancy Reagan called Elmhurst and Flushing home

Nancy Davis Reagan was born Anne Francis Robbins July 6, 1921, in New York City. She was the only child of car salesman Kenneth Robbins and actress Edith Luckett. After spending her early childhood in Elmhurst and Flushing, she decided to pursue an acting career after graduating from college, and eventually moved to Hollywood. Comment.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Steinway

Authorities investigating man’s death on Steinway Street

Police are investigating the death of an Asian man who was found behind a building in Astoria early Thursday morning. Comment.
Long Island City

Van Bramer, Hendrick to marry Sat.

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) will marry his longtime partner Dan Hendrick in Studio Square, a Long Island City event space, Saturday, his spokesman, Jason Banrey, said. Comment.
Elmhurst

New hospital unit heals pains

Elmhurst Hospital Center opened its new Chest Pain Observation Unit Monday, capping a long-awaited, $1 million project which the staff said will ease their crowded emergency room. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Sunnyside biker killed in hit-run

A Long Island City man was arraigned on manslaughter, DWI and drug charges Friday after he allegedly hit a bicyclist in Sunnyside and drove away for 10 blocks until he plowed into a building, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).
Astoria

Cops hunt for man in rape of woman in Astoria

ASTORIA — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Astoria July 13. Comment.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Corona

Soda ban will hurt Queens businesses: Ferreras

Corona has been singled out as having the highest rate of childhood obesity in the city, but City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) joined with local business owners and a new coalition last Thursday to say Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban is the wrong way to fight it. Comment.

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