Thursday, May 14, 2009

Douglaston’s Sander steps down as MTA chief

Elliot “Lee” Sander of Douglaston, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has resigned after Gov. David Paterson vowed to conduct a house cleaning of the MTA’s leadership. Comment
Astoria Times

E. Elmhurst man violated protection order: Brown

EAST ELMHURST — A 37−year−old East Elmhurst man was arrested after he allegedly violated an order of protection, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Astoria Times

Man broke window of Corona home: Police

CORONA — A 30−year−old Elmhurst man was arrested after he allegedly broke out the window of a Corona home, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Astoria Times

Woman threatened harm to Far Rock family: DA

FAR ROCKAWAY — A 31−year−old Brooklyn woman was arrested after she allegedly threatened to kill a Far Rockaway woman and harm her family members, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Astoria Times

Burglar stole goods from gas station storage area

OAKLAND GARDENS — Police said they were searching for a burglar who broke into the storage area of a Gulf Express gas station on the Horace Harding Expressway in Oakland Gardens and stole several items. Comment
Astoria Times

Cops name suspect in murder at party

JAMAICA — Police have identified a suspect wanted for a murder that took place during a late−night party last month. Comment
Astoria Times

Police search for person who stole wallet in car

LITTLE NECK — Police said they were searching for a thief who broke into a car parked on 263rd Street in Little Neck and stole a wallet containing credit cards. Comment
Astoria Times

Tires, rims stolen from parked car: Police

OAKLAND GARDENS — Police said they are searching for the thieves who stole all four tires and rims from a parked car on 50th Avenue in Oakland Gardens on the morning of Saturday. Comment
Astoria Times

Suspected DWI driver hit a motorist’s car: DA

RICHMOND HILL — A 39−year−old Richmond Hill man was arrested after he allegedly drove drunk and backed into another driver, damaging her car, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Astoria Times

Employee stole $7K from job in LIC: Brown

LONG ISLAND CITY — A 34−year−old Bronx woman was arrested after she allegedly stole $7,000 from the supply company at which she worked, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Astoria Times

Worker at JFK stole handgun from cop: DA

JAMAICA — A 21−year−old Jet Blue employee at John F. Kennedy International Airport was arrested after he allegedly stole a 9mm handgun that had been stored in a locked box by a police officer before she boarded a flight to Florida, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Astoria Times

Thief stole car left running by owner: Cops

BAYSIDE — Police said they were searching for a thief who took off in a vehicle Sunday while its owner left the car running when he was inside his Bayside house. Comment

State employees need their jobs

I am a member and shop steward in Division 267 of the Public Employees Federation. I wish to clear up several misconceptions voiced in a letter to your paper by Frederick R. Bedell Jr. (“Unions must make concessions,” April 23). Comment

Don’t compare CEOs, athletes

On the outside chance Steven Aiello’s April 23 letter to the editor, “Athletes have proven more greedy than corporate CEOs,” was not intended as satire, its premise was absurd enough to merit comment. Comment

Parents must teach their children respect

When has having any respect for not only your elders, but humans in general gone by the wayside? Comment
Astoria Times

Mother’s Day around the world – in Queens

If you have any doubt that mothers are treasured all around the world, take a stroll around downtown Flushing, Elmhurst or anywhere in Queens this Mother’s Day and see diverse families out together, two, three or even four generations going into a restaurant, carrying flowers. Comment
Astoria Times

Astoria Artists are Awesome Show and Tell

Astoria Artists are Awesome presents a casual evening of sharing new and past art works, hosted by The Radiant Movement in Long Island City, on Monday, May 18th, 8−10 p.m.. RSVP is required. Comment
Astoria Times

Don’t let your modern life get in the way of theater

Did you ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? You know, a day where everything you do turns out to be a lot more difficult than it should be, where everybody rubs you the wrong way, and where the only effective remedy would be to exercise your Second Amendment rights? Comment

Monday, May 11, 2009

MTA bailout avoids ‘doomsday budget’

The MTA board Monday approved the legislation passed last week by the state Legislature making unnecessary most of the MTA’s doomsday budget plan to impose large fare hikes and heavy service cuts. Comment


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