Astoria Times

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Jackson Heights

LGBT fundraiser for Obama held in Jackson Heights

The Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens (LGDCQ) and city Councilman Daniel Dromm hosted a grassroots, “give what you can” fundraiser in conjunction with representatives from Obama for America for the LGBT community. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Pair your cup of coffee with local art and music

Jackson Heights has a joint where the well-crafted cups of joe draw the accolades from coffee connoisseurs across the city. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Long Island City

LIC resident pleads to girlfriend’s slay

A 46-year-old Long Island City man admitted earlier this month to a 2009 murder in which he fatally stabbed his artist girlfriend multiple times in their apartment before fleeing to Miami Beach, Fla., the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Letters

Theater group returns to Queens

This letter is in response to Ron Hellman’s Sept. 13-19 Astoria Times article “Queens deserves another dedicated theater space,” which called for more theater spaces in Queens. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Astoria

Astoria man writes ‘Immortal Lycanthropes’ novel

Supernatural stories are all the rage in young adult fiction, but Astorian Hal Johnson said that for his book, “Immortal Lycanthropes,” he turned to classic children’s literature for inspiration. Comment.
Astoria

Pedestrian’s iPhone swiped in Astoria: Cops

ASTORIA — The New York Police Department was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection to a grand larceny, which took place within the 114th Precinct. Comment.
East Elmhurst

St. Michael’s holds 9/11 Memorial Run

St. Michael’s Cemetery held a “Remember Me Run” to support the children of those who died from working on the 9/11 World Trade Center pile. Funds raised were slated to go to the Christopher Santora Scholarship Fund, which was started by Santora’s parents. Comment.
Editorial

Death of the Salesman

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. has taken a feel-good position that is bound to appeal to his constituents but raises some questions. Comment.
Letters

Give extra seats to Woodside school

I live in Woodside at 57th Street and Woodside Avenue. Presently there are two elementary schools in this area. One is St. Sebastian, at 57th Street and Woodside Avenue, which takes in students from three other parishes, and the other is PS 11, at 56th Street and Skillman Avenue. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Long Island City

Class of ‘12 graduates as LaGuardia hits 40

With screams of joy from many, a thousand graduates of LaGuardia Community College filed across the stage at the Javits Center in Manhattan in a highlight of the school’s 40th anniversary. Comment.
Astoria

Cops looking for man in three boro robberies

ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with robberies that occurred within the 114th Precinct, police said. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Corona

Ferreras distributes $629K

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) said she focused on domestic violence, sanitation, education and parks in doling out her about $629,000 in discretionary funds this year. Comment.
Long Island City

IS 204 parents want PCBs out of city schools

While the city Department of Education has promised to replace the toxic PCB lights in Astoria’s IS 204, elected officials, civic members and parents decried how the department initially handled a leak and called for the old florescent lights to be replaced across the city. Comment.
Astoria

Cops on the hunt for burglar in 114th Pct.

ASTORIA — Police were looking for help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary within the 114th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Corona

Man, 25, hurt in Corona hit-and-run

CORONA — A man was critically injured over the weekend after falling victim to a hit-and-run accident in Corona, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Queensbridge

Man arrested in Queensbridge teen’s shooting

Police announced early Thursday morning that a suspect has been arrested in the Sunday shooting of a 15-year-old Queensbridge Houses girl through a window. Comments (1).
Astoria

St. Francis Prep senior leads young soccer squad

Success isn’t supposed to come this early for a roster dependent on the play of a host of freshmen and sophomores. That’s why Aimée Kasmally couldn’t help but crack a smile of approval when asked about this year’s St. Francis Prep soccer squad. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Queensbridge

Queensbridge teen girl shot thru window

A 15-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet that came in through a third-floor window at the Queensbridge Houses early Sunday morning while she was doing her homework, a member of the tenants association said. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Long Island City

LaGuardia students celebrate graduation under shower of confetti

With screams of joy from many, a thousand graduates of LaGuardia Community College filed across the stage at the Javits Center in Manhattan Friday in a highlight of the school’s 40th anniversary. Comment.

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