Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

Whitestone Times

CB 8 newsletters, reports keep residents in-the-know

From September to June, Community Board 8 and District Manager Marie Adam-Ovide issue reports to the community through a newsletter and written report. The city agencies that service CB 8 meet with them periodically as the District Service Cabinet to give reports and obtain feedback from us. Comment.
Astoria Times

Local events, celebrations go on despite rainstorms

The days are flying by and the anticipated summer slowdown is not going to happen. Events keep popping up, which is good. Otherwise, we would be hard-pressed to find something to write about. Comment.
Astoria Times

High gas prices bring out the beasts in American drivers

Festive summer is still in full swing. Yes, the birds are singing and beaches are open, but rising gas prices are keeping our cars in our garages. This is causing complete apoplexy across America. The automobile is so deeply rooted in our psyche that anything affecting our accessibility to our vehicles brings out our beastliness. Comment.
Astoria Times

Addabbo running hard for Maltese’s state Senate district

City Councilman Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), now completing his seventh year in the City Council, is pursuing a relentless campaign for the state Senate against his Democratic primary opponent, Albert Baldeo. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 18, 2008

Dispute over rent money turns deadly in S. Ozone Park: DA

A 22-year-old Richmond Hill man was charged with second-degree murder last weekend after he allegedly strangled a man during a dispute over rent money at a South Ozone Park apartment, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Judge throws Peter Koo off state Senate ballot over challenge to his residency

State Senate candidate Peter Koo was knocked off the ballot by the New York State Supreme Court Monday, a decision that could abruptly end his bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone). Comment.

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