Astoria Times

Friday, April 30, 2010

Jackson Heights

Queens supermarkets owe workers back pay: Labor Dept.

Six borough supermarkets have agreed to pay a collective $288,204 in minimum wage and overtime owed to 38 employees after the companies were found to have violated labor laws, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. Comments (1).
Astoria Times

Pair charged in slaying of livery driver in LIC

Two Brooklyn men have been charged in the January murder of a 62-year-old livery cab driver in Long Island City, the Queens district attorney said. One of the defendants was a co-worker of the slain man. Comment.
Astoria Times

Eatery sign touts Broadway

One of Astoria’s most popular and well-reviewed eateries unveiled a large billboard above the restaurant last week that advertises a program to teach borough students about performing on Broadway. Comment.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights traffic a big burden for residents: Study

The city Department of Transportation released the results Saturday of a $1.4 million study it conducted of Jackson Heights that looked into congestion, land use and truck and bicycle use and surveyed drivers and pedestrians in the neighborhood. Comment.
Astoria Times

Powell will run for Rangel’s seat

State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV (D-Manhattan) announced recently that he planned to challenge U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Ditmars) for his congressional seat. Comment.
Astoria Times

Simotas leads money race by 4-to-1 margin

Two young Democrats who work as Manhattan attorneys will face off this fall in the race to replace Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) as the state assembly member for Astoria. Comment.

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