Astoria Times

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Corona

Corona Library one of city’s top five

Queens prides itself on having some of the best libraries in the city, and now the borough’s got the proof to back it up. Comment.
Corona

Trio stole from Corona Ambulance Corps: AG

A Corona volunteer ambulance service said it may have to close shop after state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week three former board members allegedly stole more than $300,000 from the nonprofit to fund lavish vacations and meals. Comments (2).

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Astoria

Announcements in subway audible on most boro trains

The Straphangers Campaign says that for the third consecutive year, the majority of subway announcements were understandable and correct during delays or disruptions. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Jackson Heights

Businesses fight Jax Hts BID plan

Some 20 people rallied earlier this month to protest a plan for a Corona-Jackson Heights business improvement district, which they say would drive out small businesses. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Man shot in head and neck found close to stabbing murder earlier in week: NYPD

A 33-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his head Friday evening less than a block from where a 69-year-old man was stabbed to death four days earlier, police said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Cops search for missing East Elmhurst man

EAST ELMHURST — Cops were reaching out to the public with hopes of finding a missing man who lived within the 115th Precinct, the Police Department said. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Editorial

Transit Triumphs

Queens is finally coming up on the MTA’s radar. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Corona

DOE gives county 13 new district schools

At a borough board meeting earlier this week, the Bloomberg administration gave a presentation on the 13 district schools it opened this year that it said will provide high-quality options to thousands of students by the time they are enrolled at full scale in the coming years. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Two Queens police officers charged with bribery

Two police officers, both stationed in Queens, have been charged with accepting cash payments ranging from $40 to $1,500 for copies of official police accident reports, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Comment.
Corona

Corona ambulance corp heads stole $300K: AG

Three board members of a Corona volunteer ambulance service allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the nonprofit to fund vacations and lavish meals, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. Comments (1).
Long Island City

House plan to limit food stamps would hurt New Yorkers: Maloney

Political leaders in western Queens are opposing a congressional proposal that would cut $39 billion from the federal food stamps program over the next 10 years. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

Jax Heights field to be named for 12-year-old boy who died from sepsis

A sports field used by the Garden School in Jackson Heights will be named in memory of a 12-year-old sepsis victim, who was once a student there. Comment.
Astoria

Motorcycle accident kills two in Astoria

Loved ones of a 32-year-old motorcyclist and his female passenger, who were both killed in a collision over the weekend, have transformed an Astoria corner into a massive memorial for the pair. Comment.
Long Island City

Motorcycle kills woman crossing plaza: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY — A woman in her 50s was fatally struck by a motorcycle while crossing a Queens Plaza street last week, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Jackson Heights

Man accused of fatally stabbing Woodside resident not charged with hate crime

Police arrested a Bronx resident on charges of stabbing a 69-year-old Woodside man to death on a Jackson Heights sidewalk near a No. 7 train stop Monday afternoon, but will not charge him with a hate crime, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Astoria

Funeral services arranged for Astoria motorcycle crash victim

Memorial services for a woman killed in an Astoria motorcycle crash over the weekend were scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Man charged with murder as a hate crime in Jax Hts stabbing

Police arrested a Bronx resident on charges of stabbing a 69-year-old Woodside man to death on a Jackson Heights sidewalk near the No. 7 train stop Monday afternoon and authorities were looking into the murder as a possible homophobic attack, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Councilwoman Ferreras gives birth to baby boy

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and her boyfriend Aaron Copeland welcomed a baby boy into the world last week. On Sept. 11 at 11:55 a.m. she gave birth to Julian Aaron Copeland. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Corona

Cops arrest 19-year-old in fatal Corona hit-and-run

CORONA — Police cuffed a 19-year-old from Elmhurst Monday, charging him with leaving the scene of a fatal accident the day before, the Police Department said. Comment.
Corona

Cops arrest 19-year-old in fatal Corona hit-and-run

Police cuffed a 19-year-old from Elmhurst Monday, charging him with leaving the scene of a fatal accident the day before, the Police Department said. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Astoria

Motorcyclist and female passenger killed in Astoria crash with SUV: Police

A 32-year-old motorcyclist and his unidentified female passenger were both killed when the bike they were riding on slammed into an SUV making a U-turn in Astoria Saturday afternoon, police said. Comment.

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