Local Non Profit Receives 100K Grant

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A local non-profit organization, Urban Upbound, received a $100,000 grant from the Dept. of Small Business Services, to further its initiative of uplifting the public housing community in Astoria and Long Island City. The competitive grant initiative, awarded to six winners earlier this month, is a part of the Neighborhood […]

115th Pct.: Fatal Collision

FATAL COLLISION – At 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 25, in front of 103-08 Astoria Blvd. in Corona, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, a 29-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma. EMS responded and transported the victim, identified as Enrique Clemente-Ovando, 29, of […]

New Book Highlights History of Queens

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A recently-released book gives Queens residents and potential visitors a glimpse into what the Borough used to be like. In a continuation of the Images of America series, the Greater Astoria Historical Society and Kevin Walsh, author of the Forgotten New York blog, co-wrote a book called “Forgotten Queens.” The […]