Astoria Times

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jackson Heights

Guilty plea for man who scalded infant

A 21-year-old Jackson Heights man who deliberately burned his girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter by placing her under a hot shower pleaded guilty to assault last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. He is expected to be sentenced to 10 years in prison for his crime, which left the baby permanently scarred, the DA said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Elmhurst town hall covers drugs, heath and immigrants

About 40 residents of Elmhurst raised concerns ranging from law enforcement to potholes at a town hall meeting held by City Council members Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), whose districts cover the neighborhood. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Dromm targets jobs, healthcare and fair taxes

In a State of the District speech last Thursday, City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) not only touted his accomplishments in 2010, but outlined what he wants to do in the coming months. Dromm said his three main goals are to create a place where immigrants can get jobs, open a primary health-care center and change how the city’s wealthiest residents are taxed. Comment.
Astoria Times

Gianaris bill would boost terror defense

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has introduced legislation to have the director of the state Office of Homeland Security keep an eye on all facilities owned by the MTA, making sure they are prepared for a terrorist attack. Comment.

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