Astoria Times

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jackson Heights

Elmhurst Hosp. rings in Cinco de Mayo with fair

Even though it was May 6 and not May 5, thousands came out to Healthfirst’s Cinco de Mayo Street Fair at Elmhurst Hospital Center Friday. The event featured Mexican and South American music, face painting and an award ceremony for Jorge Munoz, a Woodhaven resident who gives out food to the needy in Jackson Heights. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax. Hts. sex offender broke new law: DA

A Jackson Heights sex offender pleaded guilty last Thursday to failing to register his electronic identifiers with the state and faces a sentence of two to four years in prison, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Maloney says state secured $295M for Sunnyside Yards

At a fund-raiser in a Sunnyside restaurant Monday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) announced the state had secured a nearly $295 million grant to improve part of the Sunnyside Yards and ready the system for high-speed rail. Comment.
Astoria Times

LIRR trains idle too loudly: Sen. Gianaris

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) is incensed over the MTA idling its trains near Borden Avenue in Long Island City, but the Long Island Rail Road said that while the running motors may be loud, they are also a necessity. Comment.
Astoria Times

LIC welcomes new DOH Queens embraces Health Dept.’s arrival as ‘shot in the arm’

The city Department of Health has finally come to Queens, holding its grand opening Friday by tying the bow on one of many moves that it is hoped will revitalize the Long Island City area near Queens Plaza. Comment.

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