PHOTOS: An early Independence Day fireworks show on the Astoria waterfront


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Dominick Totino Photography

The Astoria waterfront shined bright Tuesday night, as the neighborhood celebrated the nation’s birthday a few days early.

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Astoria woman killed in hit-and-run on Ditmars Boulevard


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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The woman, identified by police as 21-year-old Betty Jean Dibiasio, was crossing Ditmars Boulevard near 19th Street when a car going westbound smacked into her, knocking her onto the ground and causing a serious head injury, cops said. The driver then fled the area, authorities said.

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Safety improvements unveiled at ‘deadly’ Astoria intersection


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Photo courtesy of DOT

One two-mile long Astoria thoroughfare, which has seen five fatalities and seven severe injuries between 2009 and 2013, has just gotten safer for pedestrians.

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Enjoy an early Independence Day fireworks show on the Astoria waterfront


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

Fireworks will light up the evening sky over Astoria on June 30, during the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (LDC)’s Annual Independence Day Celebration on Astoria Park’s waterfront.

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Astoria co-op calls for gas service to be restored, sheds light on bigger problems


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirao

Shareholders and residents of one Astoria co-op building are caught in the middle of a blame game, and want to get the services they are paying for and deserve.

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Astoria tenants deal with patchwork repairs, possible eviction for complaints


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Some residents of one rent-stabilized Astoria apartment building say they are tired of having to fight for what should be their basic rights as tenants.

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Take a spooky look at Astoria’s past


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Marie Carter

Tour company Boroughs of the Dead, known for its “strange and dark tours” of New York City, is stretching its two-hour tours into the western Queens neighborhood during “Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria” expected to begin later this month.

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