Astoria Times

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Man gets 20 to life for Astoria murder

A Brooklyn man who shot a 22-year-old Astoria Houses resident as he was packing up to move to North Carolina was sentenced by a Queens Supreme Court judge to 20 years to life in prison last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (9)
Long Island City

Missing man from LIC sought by the police

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were looking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing man from Long Island City within the 114th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment

Monday, June 18, 2012

East Elmhurst

Children race to victory in E. Elmhurst soap box derby

They are not even old enough for a learner’s permit, but two young speed devils tore down 23rd Avenue in East Elmhurst Saturday to take the top prizes in the Flushing Meadow Soap Box Derby. Comment

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Woodside floods reviewed

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) met with city Department of Environmental Protection officials and Woodside residents Monday about chronic flooding along 48th Avenue. Comment

Cops seek missing boro man from 114th Precinct

ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for help in locating a missing Astoria man who lives within the 114th Precinct, police said. Comment

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Tragic General Slocum fire remembered in Astoria Park

Before the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the largest loss of life in the city’s history occurred on a June day in 1904 when more than 1,000 people died when the General Slocum caught fire in the East River off Astoria. Comment

Cops hunt for two men who robbed jewelry store

STEINWAY — The NYPD was looking for two suspects wanted in connection with a grand larceny within the 114th Precinct, police said. Comment

An Unprovoked Assault?

The report that a Queens Supreme Court judge may have been beaten by an NYPD officer in Jackson Heights is disturbing. Comments (2)

Do not implement Secure Communities in Queens

We, as members of the New York City Council, who represent immigrant communities throughout the city, are disappointed in your decision to deploy Secure Communities in New York City. Implementation of this policy will have devastating effects on the city’s immigrant communities. You should not activate this program in New York. Comment

Friday, June 15, 2012


Man charged in Elmhurst woman’s slay

A employee at a Peruvian restaurant was arrested Thursday on charges of killing an Elmhurst woman late Monday night, police said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jax Heights man had cocaine and $68K: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Two men, one from Jackson Heights and another from Elizabeth, N.J., were arraigned last week on charges of drug possession after state Police Special Investigations Unit officers seized cocaine from them during an investigation in Jackson Heights, the city Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office said. Comment
Long Island City

Taste of LIC raises funds for Chocolate Factory

The seventh-annual Taste of LIC, held at Gantry Plaza State Park, featured more than 50 restaurants and 100 local businesses. The event, which raised money for The Chocolate Factory Theater’s 2012-13 season of dance, theater, music and multimedia performances, was sponsored by TF Cornerstone and JetBlue. Comment

Astoria, LIC need another hospital

As an Astoria resident, I have often walked along 30th Avenue, passing by Mt. Sinai Astoria Hospital. I have watched as senior citizens enter the outpatient area arriving for scheduled appointments. Often an ambulance will arrive, with flashing lights and sirens blaring. Comment

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jackson Heights

Boro judge recovering from blow

A Queens Supreme Court judge is still recuperating after he said a NYPD officer attacked him and other bystanders watching an arrest last week in Jackson Heights, sparking multiple investigations into the incident. Comment

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Mittman to run on making health care affordable

Bayside allergist Dr. Robert Mittman held his first news conference late last month, where as a self-proclaimed citizen candidate running for the newly created congressional seat centered around Flushing, he sought to portray himself as different from the other three politicians in the Democratic Party primary. Comment

Woman dies after stabbing in Elmhurst

A 33-year-old Elmhurst woman who had roots in the Bronx was fatally stabbed Monday night allegedly by a man who neighbors said was her boyfriend. Comment

Giants lineman smashed car after drinking in Astoria: DA

From the time of his rookie season, when he was the only newbie in the National Football League to start all 16 games at the same position, David Diehl has been a model of dependability for the New York Giants. Comment
Long Island City

Vocational ace kept cool but team failed to deliver

Daniel Corona knew despite the high stakes nothing was different in this game than the rest of the season. Comment

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Elmhurst woman stabbed to death in apartment

A 33-year-old woman who once lived in the Bronx died after she was allegedly stabbed Monday night in a seventh-floor Elmhurst apartment by a man who neighbors said was her boyfriend. Comment

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