Astoria Times

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011


Man charged in canine kill

The NYPD said an Astoria man who allegedly killed his helpless Chinese Shar-Pei dog by throwing him out the window has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and reckless endangerment. Comment.
Jackson Heights

CB 3 eyes upgrades with yearly budget

Community Board 3 proposed a relatively short wish list for its fiscal year 2013 capital and expense budgets, which focused on building and expanding new schools, libraries and affordable housing at its monthly meeting last Thursday. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011


Simotas nixes USPowergen emissions plan

An Astoria power generating company’s plan to decrease emissions which formerly enjoyed community and legislator support has been rejected by a second neighborhood lawmaker. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011


New Astoria medical center offers cross-disciplinary care

In response to three hospitals closing in Queens in the last three years, a new medical center in Astoria seeks not only to bring back more primary care but also enhanced eye care. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011


Hundreds mourn teen’s death

Emotions ran high as hundreds of mourners gathered at a Long Island City funeral home Saturday morning to say goodbye to a rising high school basketball star who grew up in Queensbridge and was gunned down last week in Harlem. Distraught friends called for a stop to the senseless violence that claimed her life. Comment.
Long Island City

LaGuardia College names academic hall for Maltese

Educators at LaGuardia Community College dedicated an academic hall last Thursday to former state Sen. Serphin Maltese, a man who worked with lawmakers across the aisle and who has a lot in common with the students at the college. Comment.

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Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights director takes helm of Manhattan dramedy

Jackson Heights resident Gwenyth Reitz did not write the off-off-Broadway play she is directing, but the play itself nevertheless has parallels to Reitz’s life. Comment.
East Elmhurst

S. Ozone Park dad fatally struck by car

A 61-year-old Manhattan man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly struck a 65-year-old South Ozone Park cricket umpire in East Elmhurst last Thursday, then drove off leaving the man to die, police said. Comment.

Community Board 4 complies lengthy project wish list

A brand new reference library and a new home for the 110th Precinct tops the wish list for Community Board 4, which approved its fiscal year 2013 capital and expense priorities last week. Comment.
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