Astoria Times

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Ironworkers Local seeks recruits

The Ironworkers Local Union No. 40 and 361 will conduct a recruitment from March 22 through May 24 for 100 ironworker outside apprentices. Comment

Monday, April 2, 2012


Cops search for robber of Elmhurst bodega

ELMHURST — The NYPD was looking for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery around 7:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at an Elmhurst bodega, police said. Comment

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Sunday, April 1, 2012


Women reps seek equality

State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) honored three women Friday for Women’s History Month and talked about what needs to be done for women to achieve true equality with men. Comment

Woodsider admits to throwing away baby: DA

ELMHURST — A Woodside woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday for throwing her baby in the trash can of an Elmhurst Hospital restroom, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Queens Library needs more funds

For 2013, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes to slash $26.7 million from the Queens Public Library budget. This dramatic reduction in funding is disheartening and borders on outrageous. Comment

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Quinn comes to Queens promoting heart health

Diet Coke and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) teamed up with Elmcor last week, turning the Corona nonprofit’s gym into a red-tinted runway to celebrate women and raise awareness of heart disease. Comments (2)

Friday, March 30, 2012


ERDA pushes tax prep for public housing use

Bishop Mitchell Taylor and City Council members came together in Queensbridge last week to urge public housing residents to take advantage of the East River Development Alliance’s free tax preparation sites. Comment
Dutch Kills

Jewels of Inspiration

Many artists have made Queens their home, enjoying its cultural attractions, interesting communities, close proximity to Manhattan and reasonable rents. Comment

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Astoria dissected by Albany redistricting: Gianaris

Astoria lawmakers said they were disappointed by the new congressional and state Senate district lines, which splits the neighborhood across two districts. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Garden School play area sold to city for $6M

Although the plan was almost derailed more than a year ago, City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) celebrated with government officials and civic leaders last Thursday the sale of the Garden School’s playground to the city. Comment

Two killed in Corona, Elmhurst on violent weekend

Two men were killed at separate spots close to Junction Boulevard within 12 hours of each other, marking the end to a bloody Sunday that saw at least three murders committed. Comments (18)

Astoria historical society remembers the Titanic

The story of the RMS Titanic is getting a closer look next week. Comment

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Feds send dad home to family instead of back to Bangladesh

A Sunnyside man who was being held in a detention center in New Jersey since February and set to be deported back to Bangladesh was released to his family Friday. Comment

Call leads cops to find body of dead man, 42

SUNNYSIDE — A man was found dead when police said emergency responders found him lying unconscious on the ground of Calvary Cemetery, which sits on the border of Sunnyside and Maspeth, according to police reports. Comment

Monday, March 26, 2012


Astoria Houses man found dead with shot to head in building lobby

A young father was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the Astoria Houses building where he had lived, and his neighbor has been charged with murder, police and tenants said. Comments (28)

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