Astoria Times

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jackson Heights

Cops on the lookout for missing Jax Hts. man

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Authorities were asking for help in locating a Jackson Heights man reported Daniel Lucic, 18, was last seen at 9 a.m. April 9, said the NYPD. He is described as a white male is described as standing at 5-foot-8 and weighing 140 pounds. Comment.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunnyside

PS 150 second graders design awareness posters

The winner of the Curb Your Dog campaign poster contest — an initiative from students at PS 150 that aims to educate dog owners about the importance of cleaning up their pets’ droppings — was announced at the school Tuesday. Comment.
Astoria

Building facade in Astoria partially collapses, injuring worker

A construction worker was injured Monday when the façade of a three-story building in Astoria that formerly housed a flower shop on the ground level partially collapsed, police and a friend of the building’s owner said. Comment.
Letters

Trade Fair must hire back workers

As members of the City Council, we write in support of your meat department workers and their efforts to receive fair and lawful treatment in the workplace. Comments (6).

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jackson Heights

Liu discusses education platform at boro meeting

City Comptroller John Liu, a Democratic mayoral candidate, told a small crowd in Jackson Heights earlier this week his educational policy is not set in stone, but he did offer up some pretty strong opinions on career and technical training programs as an alternative to college. Comment.
Long Island City

Home is where the art is

Your home is an expression of who you are, so whether you’re tidy or sloppy, a minimalist or collector, fashion conscious or not, your intimate space reflects your personality. Comment.
Editorial

No Slippery Slope

A town hall meeting last week at the Museum of the Moving Image gave both sides in the debate over gun legislation a chance to air their feelings about how this legislation will affect Queens. Comment.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Long Island City

Riders need updated transit system: Quinn

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), Democratic front-runner for mayor, says New York City’s transit system badly needs modernizing because too many straphangers are spending an hour getting to work. Comment.
Astoria

Police charge Elmira man with harassing Carolyn Maloney: NYPD and congresswoman

An Elmira man was arrested and charged with harassing U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) over her support of proposed gun control legislation, police and the congresswoman said. Comment.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Astoria

Attack on teenage girls in Astoria Park videotaped on cell phones [With Videos]

Police have arrested five suspects in connection with a mob attack on two 14-year-old girls in Astoria Park that was videotaped, said City Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Astoria). Comments (3).
Astoria

PS 122 parents, staff save gifted program from cuts

A cherished gifted and talented program at PS 122 in Astoria that the city Department of Education had slated for a massive scaling back will remain unchanged after all, several area legislators said this week. Comment.
Astoria

Security deposits for illegal flats stolen in Astoria

A Queens landlord who allegedly converted a two-family home in Astoria into several illegal apartments and made off with tens of thousands of dollars in security deposits and advance rent from tenants was charged with several crimes, the Queens district attorney said last week. Comment.
Long Island City

Officer kills boyfriend, baby

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said an apparent murder-suicide involving a female police officer was a “terrible tragedy” Wednesday. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Judge orders mistrial in case against Tarloff

MANHATTAN — A judge declared a mistrial in the prosecution of David Tarloff, a former Corona man charged with slashing Dr. Kathryn Faughey, a Manhattan psychoanalyst originally from Sunnyside, 15 times with a meat cleaver in her office on the Upper East Side in 2008, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Astoria

Queens runners escape Boston race blasts

Several Queens runners had finished the marathon Monday shortly before two explosions went off at the race’s finish line in Copley Square, killing at least three people and injuring more than 180, the Boston Police Department said. Comment.
Astoria

Queens-backed group slams Senate immigration reform

The Campaign for Citizenship, a project backed by Queens Congregations United for Action, responded to new immigration reform legislation crafted in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, saying that the bill does not go far enough. Comment.
Ditmars

Teen, 17, bashed girl with brick in Astoria: DA

A 17-year-old from East Elmhurst was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a ferocious attack on a teenage girl, who was hit with a brick in an Astoria alleyway and left with serious head injuries, the Queens district attorney said last weekend. Comment.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Astoria

Queens marathon runners complete race minutes before blasts

Several Queens runners had finished the Boston Marathon Monday shortly before two explosions went off at the race’s finish line, killing at least two people and injuring 23, the Boston Police Department said. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens police officer kills child, boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide: Post

A female police officer, who worked at the 108th Precinct in Long Island City, is believed to have shot and killed her young son and her boyfriend, before taking her own life in an apparent murder suicide Monday morning, the New York Post reported. Comments (1).

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