Astoria Times

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011


New DOT site will keep streets smooth: Bloomy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced on a torn-up avenue in Woodside Monday that their new program, Street Works Manual, would prevent recently repaved streets from being dug up months later for utility upgrades. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011

East Elmhurst

E. Elmhurst center touts hearing aids

In a presentation at East Elmhurst’s Lexington Hearing and Speech Center last week, audiologist Solange Anderson spoke about the recent advances in hearing aid technology, saying that even those who suffer from mild hearing loss can benefit from an aid. Comment.

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Long Island City

Brooklyn man choked victim at hospital: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police arrested a Brooklyn man on charges stemming from an alleged choking incident at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens, at 25-10 30th Ave., Sept. 28. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011


Indie flicks return to Astoria with new film festival

Intent on establishing a Tribeca-style film festival in Queens, the Astoria/Long Island City International Film Festival returned to the streets of its namesake neighborhoods for the second year over the weekend. Comment.

Heroes of Hispanic heritage

A community activist, a firefighter and an artist were among the seven people honored by state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) as a part of Hispanic Heritage month. Comment.

Cops catch robbers inspired by movie: Police

ASTORIA — Four suspects dubbed by police as the “Bleach Bandits” were scheduled to be arraigned this week after a spree of ATM burglaries across Brooklyn reached to a candy store in Astoria earlier this month. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011


Astoria’s Grand Post Office is saved after long battle

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) and other Astoria representatives praised USPS’ decision Wednesday to take the Grand Post Office on 30th Avenue off the potential list of locations to be closed. Comment.

Boro man mugged, beat woman over purse: Cops

ELMHURST — A Forest Hills man was arraigned last month for allegedly trying to mug a woman on the street, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Four Lives Gone

If only the two young men charged with the murder of Tyshanna “Chicken” Murphy looked like dangerous thugs, it would be easier to celebrate their arrests. But they do not. Tyshawn “Ta Ta” Brockington, 21, and Robert Cartagena, 20, look like a couple of guys from the neighborhood. Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011


Charges dropped against Astoria man in Brooklyn sex assault

Police dropped sex crime charges Wednesday against Joshua Flecha, a 32-year-old Astoria resident originally accused of being one of the Brooklyn gropers, the NYPD said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Delta nears LaGuardia deal

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) applauded last week the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval of a deal between Delta Airlines and US Airways that is set to bring a significant renovation and quieter jets to LaGuardia Airport. Comment.

Officials warn Sunnyside of bicycle-riding groper

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and Sunnyside electeds passed out fliers near the No. 7 train 46th Street-Bliss Street station early Monday morning, warning commuters of a groper in the area who has attacked five women and a 12-year-old girl. Comment.
Long Island City

Maloney backs bringing university for engineering to Roosevelt Island

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), other Queens elected officials and Long Island City business groups threw their support Monday behind Roosevelt Island becoming the new site for an applied sciences and engineering university in the city. Comment.

L.I. killer sentenced in Elmhurst nightclub slay

John Lundi, of West Babylon, L.I., has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for a 2008 killing in which he fatally stabbed a man eight times outside an Elmhurst nightclub, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Secret sticker cabal frames me: Vallone

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) accused graffiti-makers of putting up fake campaign stickers for him around the city to have him fined and make him look like a hypocrite. Comment.

Shaping poetic Queens

In ancient Greece, poets were honored with a crown of laurel. In 21st century Queens, the borough’s poet laureate, Paolo S. Javier, isn’t taking his noble title lightly. Comment.

Police find missing Astorian in good health

ASTORIA — Police said they have found an Astoria woman who was reported missing last week. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Long Island City

Bloomy asks Long Island City to name its new park

Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited city residents last week to leave a permanent mark on a new open space at Queens Plaza as the project to improve the major hub of transportation in Long Island City nears completion. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011


Bloomberg says he backs OWS protesters’ rights in Woodside

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference in Woodside Monday that he supported the right of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to protest, but whether they could stay in the tent city set up in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park is in the park’s owners’ hands. Comments (1).

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