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News Alexa Altman 4/28/2012 at 1:38PM

Power Line from Quebec to Astoria Draws Mixed Reviews A proposal to create a $2.2 billion power transmission line to bring wind and hydroelectric power from Quebec to Astoria is pitting environmentalists and against each another and creating some unusual alliances. NYDailyNews   Rapper Talib Kweli emcees at St. Johns University Like any great rapper, [...]

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Tech thieves targeting iPhones on subway
Tech thieves targeting iPhones on subway
News Michael Pantelidis 3/01/2012 at 9:22AM

Residents of Astoria refuse to be frightened by fleeing thieves aiming to filch their phones. Police say nine iPhones have been stolen along the “N” and “R” train lines since late December, with the most recent incident occurring on February 8. Five of the thefts have occurred in Astoria – three at the 36th Avenue [...]

Grades spur parents’ revolt
Grades spur parents’ revolt
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 9:00AM

Grades spur parents’ revolt Armed for the first time with data that rates the effectiveness of more than 12,000 math and reading teachers, parents yesterday said they’ll now take action to steer their kids clear of bad apples. At PS 89 in The Bronx — which had the highest number of teachers who were rated poorly [...]

Police capture armed robbery suspect using stolen iPhone’s tracking technology
Police capture armed robbery suspect using stolen iPhone’s tracking technology
News Billy Rennison 2/06/2012 at 11:50AM

An armed robber was recently captured after being under an “iCloud” of suspicion. Darrius Lee, 19, of Jamaica, was arrested on Thursday, February 2 for the armed theft of a wallet, iPhone and iPad. Lee approached the 27-year-old victim with a gun, striking him in the head before demanding and taking his property, police said. [...]

109th Precinct Warns About Public Cell Phone Thefts
News Michael Pantelidis 2/02/2012 at 1:37PM

Officers of the 109th Precinct have warned residents to be wary with their cell phones – even when walking. According to Precinct Executive Officer Captain Christopher Manson, cell phone snatchings are currently among the most common forms of theft. “These iPhones are the biggest thing electronically citywide,” he said. “Cell phones as a whole, but [...]

Apple store coming to Queens?
News Billy Rennison 1/25/2012 at 11:29AM

A local developer has planted the seeds to land a store that is the “apple” of shoppers’ eyes. The Heskel Group, located in Forest Hills, has been trying for many years to lure an Apple store into the Queens area. “I’ve been working on it for a long time,” said Heskel Elias, founder of the [...]

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
News Jay Lane 12/19/2011 at 8:51AM

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power North Korea’s Communist leader Kim Jong Il, whose nearly two-decade reign of power was marked by nuclear threats against his neighbors and a stifling of freedoms for his own people, has died. North Korean television announced Sunday night that [...]

21 arrested in Queens during stolen iPhone/iPad undercover sting
News Billy Rennison 12/18/2011 at 9:44PM

Police arrested 141 individuals – 21 in Queens – purchasing what they believed was stolen electronics during an undercover operation throughout the city. Undercover officers targeted locations that were suspected of receiving stolen merchandise in the past and offered Apple iPhone 4s and iPad 2s that the merchants believed to be stolen for vast discounts, [...]

Courier Police Blotter
Courier Police Blotter
News Toni Cimino 12/14/2011 at 1:55PM

111th Precinct Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Hollis Hills and Fresh Meadows Last Precinct Council meeting of 2011  The 111th Precinct held its last Council Meeting of the year, updating residents on crime stats and honoring December’s “Cop of the Month.” “This year we’re down nine percent in crime. We’re down in every category, except [...]