Mother and son arrested after her boyfriend found shot, set on fire in Astoria


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

An Astoria woman enlisted the help of her children this weekend to get rid of the body of her boyfriend, whom she shot twice after a dispute over infidelity and money, according to authorities.

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WATCH: Astoria puppet visits Queens and vies for votes in America’s Got Talent live round


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Screenshot via nbc.com

Along with wowing audiences for a third time on America’s Got Talent — with an act fit for Las Vegas — one unique contestant made his return to the place he says will always be in his heart: Astoria.

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Suspect assaults, robs Astoria furniture store employee over missing sofa: NYPD


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Video courtesy of NYPD

Police have released video footage of a man who they say assaulted and robbed an Astoria furniture store employee last month after he went looking for a refund on a sofa that he said was never delivered.

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Astoria Flea at Kaufman Astoria Studios returns with Saturday night markets


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Photo by Pete Olsen

The popular market, which received immense positive feedback when it first launched last May, will open once again for a night market this September.

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Top five brunch spots in Astoria and LIC


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via The Queens Kickshaw Facebook page

Whether you’re enjoying a concert in Astoria Park, browsing the LIC Flea Market, exploring art at MoMA PS1 or sneaking a peek at some of the area’s amazing open houses, kick off your weekend by fueling up at one of the neighborhoods’ top brunch spots.

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DOE leasing former Astoria Catholic school building for pre-K center


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

The site of the former Most Precious Blood Catholic School, which closed its doors in June after 58 years of serving the Astoria community, will now be used as a pre-K center, according to the Department of Education.

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Top five summer activities in Astoria Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

The park is the perfect staycation destination for day trippers, tourists and neighborhood regulars.

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