Astoria Times

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Corona

Historic Corona synagogue rejuvenated after $1.6M face-lift

Corona’s Congregation Tifereth Israel is the oldest standing synagogue in Queens, but after a $1.6 million exterior renovation, the temple is no longer showing its age. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Astoria

House hopeful’s aide lied about Sandy on Twitter

Christopher Wight, who is running against U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), slammed the actions of his former campaign manager, who had admitted to writing messages on Twitter with inaccurate information about Hurricane Sandy during the storm. Comment.
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst man among 25 indicted in illegal sports betting ring: DA

An East Elmhurst man was one of 25 people from areas including New York and California who were arrested in connection with a more than $50 million illegal sports betting ring, the Queens district attorney said last Thursday. Comments (1).
Astoria

Teen missing from Astoria: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating an Astoria teenager missing since Oct. 22. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Astoria

Arcabascio challenges Gianaris for Senate seat

Candidates for the redrawn Astoria and Long Island City state Senate seat both agree on the issues facing the district but differ slightly in their approach. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Astoria

Northwest Queens helps neighbors during Sandy

Mindful of greater problems elsewhere in the borough, northwestern Queens residents have been donating supplies for their neighbors in the Rockaways, but Astoria and Long Island City are still suffering transportation limits and power outages days after Superstorm Sandy ripped through the city. Comment.
Long Island City

Storm brings flooding, gas shortages to western Queens

While northwestern Queens was not hit as hard as other parts of the borough during Superstorm Sandy, residents were still feeling its effects after the waters receded and the skies cleared. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Pol seeks perps in slay of gay Sunnyside man

A 62-year-old gay Sunnyside man who was hit in the head by two assailants while out walking at night nearly two weeks ago succumbed to his injuries Friday, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s (D-Sunnyside) office said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Police looking for vandal of rental car biz

EAST ELMHURST — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying a vandal who snuck into a rental car company and spilled hundreds of gallons of gas all over the place. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Astoria

Bridges from Queens to Manhattan restricted to HOV vehicles: Mayor

Drivers hoping to reach Manhattan via the Ed Koch Queensborough or Robert F. Kennedy Triborough bridges will need at least three people in the vehicle beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning, according to the city Department of Transportation. Comments (2).

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