Astoria Times

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012


Elmhurst dad may get 14 yrs. for baby shake

A 28-year-old Elmhurst man admitted last week to shaking his infant child so hard she suffered permanent brain injuries, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012


Design errors cost DEP $6.6M: Liu

City Comptroller John Liu said his audit of an upgrade for a water pollution control plant in Astoria revealed that the city Department of Environmental Protection had paid almost $6.6 million in extra costs due to the consultants’ design flubs even though the consultants are expected to cover the cost. Comment

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Don’t name landmarks after living pols: Vallone

In his latest criticism of the Queensborough Bridge renaming, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) has introduced legislation that prohibits the city from renaming public property after living people. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

E. Elmhurst helps neighbors

In what has become a regular Thanksgiving tradition in northwestern Queens, several elected officials gave frozen turkeys to needy neighborhood families last week, but state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) set aside some for Far Rockaway. Comment
Long Island City

Casa Enrique: Unfamiliar Mexican tastes in LIC

We couldn’t be more delighted that Long Island City newcomer Casa Enrique is offering its patrons a new take on Mexican food. Chef Cosme Aguila includes recipes from Chiapas, Puebla and San Luis Potosi regions that set this eatery apart from usual Mexican establishments. These influences make for a lighter and brighter Mexican. Comment

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

Long Island City

Feds offer loans to help boost storm recovery

Almost one month after Superstorm Sandy rocked the region with reckless abandon, businesses and individuals are still facing a formidable slog down the road to financial recovery. Comment

Sharing jams with a click

While the days of musicians being discovered by major record companies may be gone forever, a new Astoria-based social networking site, started by two Long Island entrepreneurs, may help aspiring musicians to gain exposure and new fans. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012


Astoria’s TV academy aces city HS progress report

While the number of Queens high schools receiving low marks on the city’s most recent progress reports remained the same from the previous year, successful new schools receiving high grades helped the borough grow in the higher ranks. Comment
Long Island City

LaGuardia CC students test superfund site

The students at Long Island City’s LaGuardia Community College, less than a block away from one of the most polluted parts of Newtown Creek, are taking part in a years-long campaign to clean the Superfund site. Comment

Gianaris predicts Dems will win Senate control

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) was in Rhinebeck Tuesday helping out Democratic Senate hopeful Terry Gipson, who is still awaiting the results of the general election. While almost a month has passed, ballots for two upstate seats are being still counted, leaving the control of Albany’s upper house in flux. Comment

Black Friday crowds hit Queens Center

Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst and other borough retail centers welcomed thousands of customers, some of whom shopped for more than 12 hours, for the nation’s biggest Black Friday yet. Comment

Crucifix vandalized over Thanksgiving holiday

CORONA — The arm and fingers of Jesus on a crucifix at St. Leo’s Parish, at 104-05 49th Ave. in Corona, were ripped off Thanksgiving night or Friday morning, Fox 5 News reported. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Long Island City

Two-alarm blaze breaks out in Long Island City

LONG ISLAND CITY — Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at 53rd Avenue and 11th Street in Long Island City Thanksgiving afternoon. Comment

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

Long Island City

Queens Midtown Tunnel reopens to regular traffic

As of Monday morning, the Queens Midtown Tunnel reopened to regular traffic after Hurricane Sandy forced much needed repairs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Comment

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