Astoria Times

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jackson Heights

Immigration clinic on tap

City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Sunnyside) announced a free legal clinic for victims of immigration fraud last week following action taken by the state attorney general to close down a fraudulent service operating in Queens. Comment.
Jackson Heights

East Elmhurst’s Cobbs mortuary opens after renovation

When Winston Cobbs opened his funeral home in 1963 in East Elmhurst, he probably had little idea his business would become a cornerstone of the community that has supported many a neighbor, from politicians to those who could pay close to nothing for a burial, during one of the hardest times in life. Comment.
Astoria Times

Maloney’s opponent goes on offensive in primary campaign

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-Astoria) team has brushed off criticism from opponent Reshma Saujani, whom she will face in the Democratic primary this fall, that her campaign is funded by special interests. Comment.
Astoria Times

Dutch Kills citizens gather to discuss future of their community

After years of fighting for rezonings to stop the proliferation of hotels being built in their community, Dutch Kills residents are making steps to take their community’s character into their own hands. Comment.
Astoria Times

Amtrak under fire for removing trees in Woodside

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) visited Boulevard Gardens in Woodside Friday to see firsthand the results of a massive takedown of trees along the nearby Amtrak line that began in May. Comment.
Astoria Times

Homeless pair charged with murder in park

A transient couple who had been sleeping in Astoria Park were charged last week in the robbery and murder of a 32-year-old Astoria man after they allegedly strangled him with a shoelace and kicked him, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

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