Author: bparry

Woman groped repeatedly while riding Q60 bus in Sunnyside: NYPD

May 1, 2023, By Bill Parry An MTA bus rider was groped in broad daylight while onboard a Q60 traveling along Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside last week. The 18-year-old woman was sitting on the bus as it neared 44th Street just 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, when a man sat beside her. The suspect… Read more »

Good Samaritan robbed by man he stopped to help in Woodside: NYPD

April 27, 2023 By Bill Parry A good Samaritan in Woodside came to the aid of what he thought was a stranded motorist and ended up getting robbed in broad daylight instead, according to authorities. The 25-year-old man was driving westbound on Northern Boulevard around 12:45 on Tuesday, April 18, when he noticed a man… Read more »

Attentive Energy One proposes $10M investment to LaGuardia Community College for green energy training hub

April 25, 2023 By Bill Parry Attentive Energy and LaGuardia Community College announced a $16 million proposal for a Queens Offshore Wind Training Hub at the Long Island City campus and funding for community-based organizations, with a strong presence in the four NYCHA developments in western Queens – Queensbridge, Ravenswood, Astoria and Woodside – to… Read more »

AOC rallies with progressive leaders in Astoria calling on legislators to prioritize the working class in the delayed state budget

  April 13, 2023, By Bill Parry With the New York State budget nearly two weeks late and negotiations between Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature struggling to move forward, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a rally in Astoria to hopefully influence the final budget. The elected officials on Wednesday, April 13, urged state… Read more »

‘A terrible tragedy’: 7-year-old boy and his teen sister killed in Astoria house fire caused by exploding lithium-ion battery: FDNY

April 10, 2023 By Bill Parry A 7-year-old boy and his 19-year-old sister were killed after a two-alarm house fire broke out in Astoria on Monday afternoon, according to the FDNY. The cause of the fire was an exploding lithium-ion battery for an e-bike that had been recharging, according to the FDNY. The fire broke… Read more »