Astoria Times

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012


PS 85 welcomes new learning garden in school playground

Three Astoria schools now have gardens in their playgrounds in the latest project to come out of Con Edison’s $63 million settlement for the 2006 blackout. Comment

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012


Walcott praises new Elmhurst charter aimed at students learning English

A new charter middle school in Elmhurst aimed at helping children to learn English as a second language celebrated its first 30 days Friday with a ribbon-cutting and visit from city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Long Island City

LIC businesses mourn exodus of FreshDirect

Borden Avenue businesses said they would be sorry to lose FreshDirect, an online supermarket that has received millions in city and state subsidies to move to the Bronx for its expansion. Comments (1)

Waiting for Answers

The police shooting last week of an unarmed man on the Grand Central Parkway raises questions that need to be answered. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012


Pair steal gold necklace, then shoot man: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD was seeking information about two suspects wanted in connection with a robbery and assault in the 114th Precinct, according to the NYPD. Comment

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Long Island City

Undocumented immigrants find support from CUNY and Council

Starting this month, the City University of New York will offer free help applying for deferred action — a new federal program that grants temporary legal status to some undocumented immigrants so they may stay in the country and go to school or work without fear of deportation — at City Council members’ offices for all who are eligible. Comments (3)

Sunnyside councilman calls for increased regulations on gun sales

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) introduced five resolutions calling for stricter gun control last week in response to two recent shootings in the Queensbridge Houses. Comments (17)
Long Island City

Woman stole pocketbook, used credit card: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were searching for a woman suspected of grand larceny, the NYPD said. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Long Island City

City gets $71M for CUNY

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) visited LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City last week to announce that the city had at last allocated $71 million for needed repairs to City University of New York colleges, including critical projects at LaGuardia and Queensborough Community College. Comment

Officials want neo-Nazi set out of Astoria

City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio denounced the Golden Dawn, a neo-Nazi party native to Greece, for its plans to move into New York and distributing hate literature in Astoria. Comments (16)
Long Island City

LIC celebrates site for library due in ‘15

The Hunters Point’s library will not be open until 2015, but at the dedication ceremony for its site Friday, Queens Library and elected officials spoke as if they had reached the end of a long journey. Comment

Cops looking for suspect in Queensbridge shooting

QUEENSBRIDGE — A woman was shot on the corner of 12th Street and 40th Avenue in Long Island City around 10:45 p.m. last week, according to the Breaking News Network. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012


Brown probes detective after GCP shooting

The mother of a Corona National Guardsman who police say was fatally shot by an NYPD detective on the Grand Central Parkway last Thursday stood with the Rev. Al Sharpton in Manhattan Saturday to demand a thorough investigation. Comment


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