Astoria Times

Monday, April 30, 2012


Faithful celebrate Greek Orthodox Great Friday with procession

Dozens of people attended the Holy Metropolis Greek Orthodox Church of America Cathedral of Markella’s Procession of the Epitaphios in Astoria Friday evening. The religious service commemorates the Greek Orthodox holiday of Great Friday, which marks Christ’s death before His ascension on Easter. Comment

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Long Island City

Marshmallows redefined by LIC incubator

Would you eat a chocolate marshmallow? How about one in butterscotch flavor? Or maybe tomato? Comment

Monday, April 23, 2012


Bishop Ford’s Mason picks Radford, Va.

Diani Mason didn’t want just any old college last June when she graduated Bishop Ford. A nagging foot injury short-circuited what would have been a promising senior season and Mason didn’t have any offers she liked — some Division IIs, some junior colleges. Comment

Boro athletic club should receive commemorative plaque

As the great-grandson of Irish immigrants to Dutch Kills, who once enjoyed the spectacle and competition that was Celtic Park, I take great pride in preserving the history of the times and places in which my ancestors and their neighbors lived. Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Long Island City

Value of modern journalism focus of LaGuardia forum

A veteran foreign correspondent and author will explore the evolution of modern journalism during a discussion at LaGuardia Community College next week. Comment

Shut the Parlors Down

There is a difference between legitimate health spas and whore houses posing as massage parlors. The residents of Dutch Kills and Long Island City have every right to be angry that two alleged houses of prostitution are operating in their neighborhoods pretending to be massage parlors. Comments (1)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Long Island City

Music goods stolen from storage facility: Cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were looking for two men wanted in connection with the March 16 robbery of a storage facility, according to the NYPD. Comment

Friday, April 20, 2012


Diplomat’s wife shot in Astoria: Cops

The wife of a Sudanese diplomat was shot in the arm Tuesday while standing on a public street with her two children near Long Island City High School, police said. Comment

Pols look to block new trash tax

City Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) joined with the heads of nonprofits at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria Tuesday to announce legislation against a proposal to have nonprofits and cultural institutions pay for their trash pickup. Comment

Vallone gets cameras for Steinway Library

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said he has paid for new security cameras at two Astoria libraries in response to a man’s inappropriate touching of a 9-year-old girl at the Steinway Library last year. Comment
Long Island City

Incentives make solar energy feasible in Qns

The sun has powered the solar system for billions of years, so it’s about time business on this planet use that power to save some money. Comment

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Poll finds Elmhurst favors LIRR station

A recent survey by public transportation advocacy group Transportation Alternatives found that about three-fourths of Elmhurst straphangers were interested in the neighborhood having its own station on the Long Island Rail Road, although just as many had not heard of the proposal. Comment

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


LIC High says no to closure

More than a hundred students, teachers and supporters stood out on the steps of Long Island City High School Monday afternoon to protest the proposed closure of the institution. Comment

Child, 2, left on school bus alone by driver: Cops

CORONA — A 2-year-old girl was forgotten aboard a private school bus last Thursday after her driver parked the vehicle on a Corona street and went home, police said. Comment


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