Astoria Times

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010

Jackson Heights

Jury awards $2M to Hindu priest in Corona slave case

A Hindu priest finally got some justice last week after being forced to toil for $50 a week in a Corona temple for seven years. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Corona residents fight bullying in area school

Administrators, parents and community leaders banded together as part of a task force at IS 61 last week to combat school bullying, which is a problem for 81 percent of students at the Corona school. Comment.
Astoria Times

Woodside Library celebrates its centennial with party Elected officials, community members gather for look back at 100 years of lending and learning

It was a night where visitors to the library were allowed to make some noise. With a slideshow, a live band, presents and a big cake, Queens Library officials, legislators and community members celebrated the Woodside Library’s 100th anniversary last Thursday. Comment.
Astoria Times

Inmate who hired hitman enters plea

A Rikers Island prisoner who killed one man and attempted to finish off two others at the scene in Woodside last year pleaded guilty Friday to trying to hire a hitman to murder the two witnesses so they could not testify against him, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

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