Author Archives: Angy Altamirano

LIC woman co-creates web series on living in New York City apartments


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Photos courtesy of "Common Charges"

One new web series is opening the doors to what it is like to be a tenant in a New York City apartment building.

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Alleged Queens gang members indicted on charges of conspiring to commit murder, robbery


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Photo courtesy of Queens district attorney's office

Thirty-one reputed southeast Queens gang members have been indicted on charges of conspiring to murder two people and conspiring to commit robberies in order to bail out an alleged teenage gang leader, officials said.

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Queens doctor ordered to pay back more than $65K in insurance scheme


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One South Richmond Hill physician, who pleaded guilty to deceiving insurance companies and fraudulently billing medical tests he never performed, will now have to return more than $65,000, according to the district attorney’s office.

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First Queens Art Intervention Day to offer interactive projects throughout borough


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Photos by RPGA Studios

The nonprofit studio Rego Park Green Alliance, which uses creative methods to address community issues, will host the first Queens Art Intervention Day on Sept. 27 throughout the borough from Long Island City to the Rockaways.

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Students study local street to make Jackson Heights safer


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Photos by Noah Beadle

Groups of “kid engineers” came together over the weekend to try to understand how to make Queens safer, one street at a time.

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Former Community Board 2 district manager Dolores Rizzotto passes away


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Photo courtesy of Rizzotto family

Dolores Rizzotto, former district manager of Community Board 2 for more than 15 years, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, according to CB2 chair Joseph Conley.

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Stavisky, Markey, Sanders win primary


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Three incumbent Queens elected officials have easily taken the win in the Democratic primary.

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New legislation to protect Astoria school from ‘disruptive’ subway noise


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of one Astoria school, located about 50 feet away from a subway platform, are hoping a new proposed bill will help bring “peaceful learning.”

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LIC’s Secret Theatre to stay open after surpassing fundraising goal


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Photo by Orestes Gonzalez

The show will go on at one Long Island City theatre thanks to a successful online fundraising campaign.

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Astoria church to celebrate 90 years of faith


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Immaculate Conception Church, located at 21-47 29th St., will be marking 90 years since it held its first Mass in 1924.

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Jackson Heights mural discourages drunk driving


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

A 20-foot by 100-foot family-friendly mural focusing on the prevention of drinking and driving, titled “Hit the Brakes on DWI and Choose the Right Path,” was unveiled on Wednesday at 34-20 Junction Blvd.

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Community-driven Astoria resident celebrates 100th birthday


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Being active, spending time with loved ones, and eating “very good Italian food” are the keys to a long and happy life, according to 100-year-old Frances Lopresto.

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Astoria consignment shop opens to bring community high-quality, affordable items


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Sofia’s Consignment Shop, located at 32-20 34th Ave., opened its doors two months ago and offers customers clothing, jewelry and children’s, household, collector and designer items — and much more.

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