Astoria Times

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


City Correction officer resisted arrest: Police

ASTORIA — An off-duty city Department of Correction officer was arrested Friday and charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest, police said. Comment.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Long Island City

AT&T gives $100k to nonprofit in LIC

Communications company AT&T visited Long Island City’s Academy of Finance and Enterprise earlier this month to give a $110,000 check to the nonprofit Junior Achievement of New York. Comment.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012


Bangladeshi national sent back home to Sunnyside

In need of new spring clothing for her 20-month-old twin daughters, Sunnyside resident Lipiara Begum bought them shirts March 23, saying “Daddy’s Little Sunshine.” For more than a month her husband had been held in an immigrant detention center and she wanted her girls to be with him again. Comment.

Corona buildings evacuated after manhole fire releases CO

A manhole fire early Friday morning led to the evacuation of three buildings on 102nd Street in Corona because of concerns over carbon monoxide, fire officials said. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Census won’t fix Astoria numbers

Despite the hopes of Queens and Brooklyn, the U.S. Census Bureau rejected a request from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to modify the 2010 census counts for the city to reflect the undercounted population. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Stop-and-frisk rate in Jax Hts near city record

The two City Council members for Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and the northern part of Corona were shocked by New York Civil Liberties Union data that said the 115th Precinct’s rate of stopping and frisking people was the third highest in the city. Comment.
Long Island City

Once-banned film on Chinese exploitation showcased

Michelangelo Antonioni was renowned internationally for his work in cinema, but many of his films have never been distributed in the United States. Comment.

Volleyball program big at small Astoria school

The little-team-that-could storyline is over. Comment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Long Island City

Court Square station open

Straphangers coming from and going to Long Island City were relieved and happy after the MTA reopened the No. 7 train platform of the Court Square subway stop Monday. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights woman dies after stove-top fire accident

A small but deadly blaze killed a 74-year-old Jackson Heights woman as she was cooking breakfast Monday morning, the Fire Department said. Comment.

Special traffic advisory

Two of three lanes on the Queens-to-Manhattan ramp of the Robert F. Kennedy-Triborough Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning 10 a.m. Thursday through 5 a.m. Friday while roadway repairs are completed. Comment.

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