Astoria Times

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Long Island City

LIC incubator home to healthy dog treats

Manhattanite Nicole Townsend has two furry friends to thank for her business, out of Long Island City’s Entrepreneur Space. Comment

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

Long Island City

Ponzi scheme swindled boro Latinos of $1.3M

A Long Island City woman will spend three to nine years behind bars for bilking 30 people out of their life savings, but her alleged co-conspirator is still on the run, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1)

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

Long Island City

Van Bramer begins school supplies drive at LIC library

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) called upon residents of Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside last Thursday to donate supplies for needy children in the community before school starts in September. Comment

Boro native Roker has been giving weather since the ’70s

Known for his catchphrase “That’s what’s going on around the country; here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods,” weatherman and TV personality Al Roker was born in Queens Aug. 20, 1954. After majoring in broadcasting and journalism in college, Roker rose through the ranks of news broadcasting, eventually landing at NBC and anchoring the daily weather reports on “The Today Show” since 1996. Comment

‘Profoundly Humane’

It’s not often we say this, but we are proud of the state Legislature, which recently allocated $450,000 to help young, undocumented immigrants find their way through the application process that will allow them to take advantage of an amnesty announced recently by President Barack Obama. Comment

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012


Queens Theatre music fest offers deep Latin mix

There was no shortage of variety at the Queens Theatre’s Latino Cultural Festival last weekend. Comments (2)

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

Long Island City

Jax Hts group rescues youth

Since the federal government began its deferred action policy for young undocumented immigrants last week, Jackson Heights-based Make the Road New York said Tuesday it has helped 1,000 submit applications to remain in the United States for at least two years. Comment
Jackson Heights

Panel hears LGBT options

At a panel hosted by City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) Monday, immigration experts said many options are available to undocumented LGBT newcomers, but all have their pitfalls for those pursuing residency. Comment

Cops find newborn in Woodside Houses: NYPD

WOODSIDE HOUSES — A newborn girl merely a few hours old was found abandoned in Woodside Houses Sunday night, police said. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Jackson Heights

DA drops Jax Hgts judge cop assault case

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement Wednesday his office would not be pursuing criminal charges against any officers in an incident in Jackson Heights last month where a judge contends he was struck by a policeman. Comment

Donovan’s Pub in Woodside on the market: Employee

Donovan’s Pub, an Irish-American Woodside eatery whose burgers have often been called the best in the city, is up for sale, according to employees at the restaurant. Comments (1)

Man, 52, in Woodside is killed by school bus: Police

Relatives of a beloved truck driver from Trinidad were in disbelief after police said he was struck and killed by a school bus shuttling special-needs children in Woodside. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

Human remains found near LaGuardia: Port Authority

EAST ELMHURST - Human remains were discovered in the marshes near LaGuardia Airport Monday evening, a Port Authority spokesman confirmed. Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 20, 2012


School bus kills man, 52, in Woodside

A worker unloading a truck in Woodside Monday morning was killed in an accident involving a school bus carrying special-needs children, according to police, witnesses, fellow employees and the man’s boss. Comment


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