Astoria Times

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Simotas’ baby due in July

State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) said she and her husband of eight years, John Katsanos, are expecting their first child in July. Comment

Monday, March 12, 2012

Long Island City

Stolen credit card used to buy food at Wendy’s

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police have released a photo of a husky man who allegedly used a stolen credit card to order food at a Steinway Street Wendy’s last month, the NYPD said. Comment

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Sunday, March 11, 2012


The Pot Bust Trick

City Councilman Daniel Dromm is locking horns with the mayor over the NYPD’s handling of marijuana arrests. Comment

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Bike forum maps out some potential new lanes for boro

About 50 people gathered in Sunnyside Saturday morning to discuss what many Queens neighborhoods consider taboo: bike lanes. Comment
Long Island City

Mellow appointed to federal Homeland Security council

Mellow appointed to federal Homeland Security council Comment

Irish gov’t attends Queens parade

The LGBT marchers at Sunnyside’s St. Pat’s for All Parade are still not welcome at other celebrations around the city, but they were recognized by a government official from the Emerald Isle who joined prominent city officials and marched with the diverse crowd. Comment

Crowley has fought closure of boro facility

I was disappointed to read your March 2 editorial “Save the College Point Mail Center,” as you incorrectly characterized my role in fighting the closure of the U.S. Postal Service’s College Point mail facility. Comment

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jackson Heights

Bloomberg fails on public schools: UFT head

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew may have just gone through a rough few days following the publication of teacher data reports, but on Leap Day he said there were only 22 months and one day left in the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom he criticized for 10 years of mismanagement of the city’s schools. Comments (2)

Astoria pols draft tough sex perv bill

Astoria’s state legislators have drafted and have made significant strides in passing a bill that they said would close a gap in a law punishing repeat sex offenders. Comment

Police respond to crash on Grand Central Parkway

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Jackson Heights

Play street could be plaza

Jackson Heights Green Alliance, a park and open space advocacy group, announced at a town hall meeting Monday the 78th Street Play Street is on track to become a permanent plaza. Comment

Bryant HS loses fight to stay open

Amid a struggle with its teachers union, the city Department of Education has announced plans to close Astoria’s William Cullen Bryant High School, a move western Queens lawmakers have criticized as politically motivated and destructive. Comments (27)

Astoria husband admits to killing wife: Brown

A 32-year-old Astoria man pleaded guilty last week to fatally bludgeoning his wife with a baseball bat while she was sleeping in the couple’s Astoria apartment in January. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Young man found dead on Roosevelt Avenue

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 21-year-old man who may have been drinking was found dead along Roosevelt Avenue early Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. Comment
Long Island City

Thief steals pocket book with cash, cards: Police

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man, who they said swiped an unattended pocketbook from a mechanic in Long Island City last month. Comment

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