Astoria Times

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Long Island City

LIC biz mediates home improvement jobs

For as long as there have been homes in need of improvement, an imbalance has existed between customers and contractors: the former’s naivete has left them at the mercy of the character of the latter. Comments (1).

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Jackson Heights

Jax Inn Diner opens doors on Northern

State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights) and City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) joined the owners of the Jax Inn Diner for its ribbon-cutting last week. Comments (1).

Mother, daughter shot in Astoria home: Neighbors

Astoria residents were shocked by the shooting of two women Monday morning, saying such a crime was nearly unheard of on the quiet residential street near Ditmars Boulevard. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011


Peralta wants letter grades for food carts

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said he will introduce legislation to institute a letter grading system for food cart vendors similar to those for restaurants and other eateries. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens Library invites you to leave your leaves

Autumn leaves can be composted to make rich, new soil for future planting. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011


Queensbridge woman sentenced for killing sister in apartment

A Queensbridge woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison last week for shooting her elder sister during her birthday party earlier this year in the apartment they both shared, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011


ERDA, Van Bramer give turkeys to Queensbridge

East River Development Alliance founder Bishop Mitchell Taylor and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) distributed 1,000 turkeys to public housing residents last week for Thanksgiving, but bemoaned the face that they could not do more. Comment.

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