Astoria Times

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jackson Heights

Rally cry: Keep libraries open

Queens residents of all ages and many ethnicities gathered at the Jackson Heights library last Thursday to protest New York City’s proposed budget cuts to the library. Comment.
Jackson Heights

E. Elmhurst church celebrates half century of community

The 50th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church’s home in East Elmhurst has come and gone, but the parish is not yet done celebrating. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights sex predator sentenced: DA

A sex offender from Jackson Heights will be spending up to four years in prison for failing to register his Facebook username and e-mail address with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Queens district attorney’s office said last week. Comment.
Astoria Times

Community honors Slocum victims, 9/11 heroes

The 1904 accident of the steamship General Slocum in the waters off Astoria and the Sept. 11 attacks in Lower Manhattan claimed thousands of innocent lives, but the community’s strong sense of history has not let those events’ impact fade away, according to Dan Austin Jr., president of the All Faiths Cemetery Restoration and Beautification Program. Comment.
Astoria Times

Maloney gets $550K for LIC public schools

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) has announced a federal grant of $552,000 for volunteer mentoring and tutoring in an effort to increase attendance and graduation rates in Long Island City schools. Comment.

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