Astoria Times

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Tufino serves Naples-style pies in Astoria

Steven Menna has been making pizza ever since he was young, but it was a trip to Naples in 2006 that led him to become the owner of Tufino, a new Astoria restaurant that makes pizza like it is done in the Italian city. Comment

Monday, March 25, 2013


Astoria Performing Arts Center holds annual gala

The Astoria Performing Arts Center recently held its annual gala at the Museum of the Moving Image. Comment

Missing Woodside man last seen near his home

WOODSIDE — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a 61-year-old man who went missing this week. Comment

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Long Island City

Van Bramer demands traffic study for Thomson Avenue

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) called for the city Department of Transportation to do a traffic safety study of Thomson Avenue last week in light of a car crash that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured four LaGuardia Community College students. Comment

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Jackson Heights

Coalition creates bus for education reform

School buses bring kids to places where they can get information and learn, but a bus tour that came to Queens Monday brought information to their parents. Comment

Peter Vallone receives Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association endorsement

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. recently received the endorsement of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association during an event at Ovelia in Astoria. Comment
Long Island City

Cooking oil swiped from truck in LIC

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were looking for help in locating a white box truck and its operator, wanted in connection with a cooking oil burglary in January. Comment

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Cops under arrest for DWI in western Queens: Police

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Two off-duty NYPD officers were arrested Sunday and charged with DWI, with one also being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, cops said. Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Philanthropist, justice and columnist share only one thing

Andrew Carnegie, Antonin Scalia and I have a little in common. Comment

Friday, March 22, 2013

Jackson Heights

Two Bronx men arraigned in Flushing teacher’s murder

The two Bronx men charged with murder in the January slaying of a Flushing teacher were arraigned Thursday and could face up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted, the Queens District Attorney said. Comment
Long Island City

LIC millstone damaged in Queens Plaza setting

The Queens Plaza millstones seemed to have found a permanent home in the new Dutch Kills Green, but Greater Astoria Historical Society Executive Director Bob Singleton said one of the stones has been damaged and the pair should be in a safer place. Comment

LIC man to serve five years for hitting Sunnyside biker

An intoxicated 25-year-old Long Island City driver who fatally struck a bicyclist in Sunnyside will spend the next five years behind bars, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jackson Heights

Second Bronx man arrested in Flushing teacher’s murder

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 19-year-old Bronx man was arrested and charged with murder in the January slaying of a Flushing teacher on 91st Street, police said, the second arrest in the case in as many days. Comment
Long Island City

Muslims hurt by NYPD surveillance: Report

A CUNY School of Law project released a report last week saying the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims in the city has bred self-censorship and distrust of others in the community. Comments (1)

Queens officials mourn death of Tom Manton’s wife Diane

Diane Manton, wife of the late congressman and Queens Democratic Party Chairman Thomas Manton, died Monday, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) said in a statement. She was in her 80s. Comments (1)

Roosevelt to get New Deal

Continuing her work of several years to improve Roosevelt Avenue, City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) joined with city officials and community leaders Tuesday to unveil a seven-point plan to make the strip cleaner, brighter and safer. Comment

Bottle-nose dolphin makes short visit to Astoria

A bottlenose dolphin that delighted residents along the East River in Queens and Brooklyn late last week seems to have swum to fairer seas, a Long Island nonprofit to protect marine animals said. Comment

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