Astoria Times

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jackson Heights

Vallone protests cuts at PS 2

At East Elmhurst’s PS 2 last Thursday around 5 p.m., the time working parents usually are picking up their children from an after-school program, a commotion was brewing out front. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Questions arise over Peralta seat vacancy

The week after state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) won the special election to replace Hiram Monserrate in the Senate, demonstrators gathered in Manhattan to pressure Gov. David Paterson into calling an election to fill Peralta’s now-vacant state Assembly seat as a legal deadline loomed. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Man nabbed in Corona admits to kid porn

The Bronx man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography after being arrested for impersonating a law enforcement official outside a Corona karaoke bar will spend more than a year behind bars, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Friday. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Julissa Ferreras lays out her agenda for Jackson Heights

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) fought back tears as she accepted the Juan Pablo Duarte Award from the Queens Dominican Culture & Heritage Month Organizing Committee March 24. Comment.
Jackson Heights

B’klyn man beat infant to death in Corona: DA

A Brooklyn man is behind bars after allegedly beating his girlfriend’s infant daughter to death in her Corona apartment, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria Times

LIC shootings leave one dead

Two people were charged with murder after a drug-related shooting last week in the Queensbridge Houses left one man dead and two others wounded, authorities said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Queensbridge murderer gets 25 to life in prison

The Long Island City man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death inside her Queensbridge Houses residence in 2006 was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

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