Astoria Times

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Jackson Heights

Crowley to be Dem vice chair

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) was elected last Thursday to serve as vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives. The new position will make Crowley the fifth-ranked member among House Democrats. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Long Island City

LIC student testifies during U.N. climate conference

In a quiet conference room near the entrance of Long Island City High School last Thursday, a student who lost her uncle during Hurricane Sandy made a strong case for better education about climate change to a room of leaders a world away. Comment.

Senior charged with assault daughter: DA

ASTORIA — A 74-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly slashing her daughter with a kitchen knife, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.

Among the Best

Although three Queens high schools are on the city Department of Education’s chopping block, two in western Queens ranked among the most successful city schools based on the most recent progress report. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012


Woodside man gets four years for crime jag

A Woodside man will be spending four years in jail as the result of a burglary spree and flight from the police last summer that ended in multiple car crashes and four people — including three officers — injured, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Van Bramer readies for ‘13

The 2013 elections are a little less than a year away, but City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) held a kick-off party for his re-election campaign last week that netted about 200 people. Comment.

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Long Island City

LIC woman arrested in Louisiana murder: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — A 47-year-old registered nurse in Long Island City was arrested on charges of murder, criminal conspiracy and robbery dating back to an incident in Louisiana in 1984, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012


Monserrate finds court support from girlfriend he once attacked

As disgraced former state Sen. and City Councilman Hiram Monserrate prepares to face sentencing for fraud convictions that could put him behind bars for up to 40 years, the girlfriend who he was found guilty of assaulting is still standing by her man. Comment.

Deport Shar-Pei killer from country: Vallone

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) launched a letter-writing campaign last week urging residents to demand that an Astoria resident who threw his dog out the window be deported. Comment.

Elmhurst man charged in Manhattan rape case

ELMHURST — An Elmhurst has been charged with raping a 29-year-old woman after he allegedly pushed his way into her Manhattan apartment complex at West 15th Street near 6th Avenue, authorities said. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Long Island City

Police seek suspects in LIC safe burglary

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police wee looking for two suspects wanted in connection with a September burglary that occurred on Northern Boulevard, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Making fun of modern marriage at Qns Theatre

In a 75-minute comedy, Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn will take their audience through the ups and downs of love and marriage in the stage play “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!” The couple adapted the play from their book of the same title. Comment.

Lighting up the sky

The sky’s the limit for Queens-based recording artists Nicole and Natalie Albino, who have performed all over the world — from Europe to Japan, from Africa to Dubai, and recently, Indonesia. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012


Family mourning Elmhurst man pushed in front of train

The family of an Elmhurst man who police say was pushed in front of a Q train told members of the media Wednesday they were grieving and requested privacy at a news conference in Maspeth with City Comptroller John Liu. Comments (1).

Two men attack elderly man on a walk: Cops

CORONA — Police were looking for two men wanted in connection with a possible early morning hate crime that occurred on 46th Avenue. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012


Qns man shoved in front of Q train

A 58-year-old Elmhurst man died early Monday afternoon shortly after being pushed in front of a downtown-bound Q subway train in Manhattan, police said. Comment.

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