Whitestone Times

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Whitestone Times

Queens Crossing touts cross-culture exchange

The China-based International Cultural Industry Fair has chosen a Flushing-based company to promote its products in New York. Comment.
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Queens College opens center to help young entrepreneurs

Queens College alumnus Len Schutzman got a welcome at his alma mater at the house he helped build: the new entrepreneurship center on campus. Comment.
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Obituary

The death of Patricia Addison Phillips Henry Bouck Uelman, born and raised in Flushing and a third-generation parishioner of St. George's Episcopal Church where her parents were married, has been announced by her family many months later. Comment.
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NYPD too tight-lipped on police academy: CB 7

Members of Community Board 7 are growing concerned over the lack of contact from the New York Police Department about its proposed $1.2 billion police academy in College Point. Comment.
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Little Neck mart battles cancer

Customers at a Little Neck Stop & Shop treated themselves to tasty scoops of ice cream Saturday to support a 6-year-old Queens girl with leukemia and other victims with cancer at a fund-raising event. Comment.
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LIJ opens parking garage for employees at hospital

Long Island Jewish Medical Center cut the ribbon on a $29 million employee parking garage last week that it said would help free up spaces for patients and visitors at the hospital's public garage while reducing congestion on neighborhood roads. Comment.
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Fresh Mdws. cold case slay ends with life 22 years later

A 21-year-old murder investigation drew to a close last week when a 54-year-old former Fresh Meadows resident was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of his neighbor in 1986. The now-convicted man had been living as a fugitive in California, where he was found in 2006, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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Fitness fanatics take a hike at Fort Totten

Outside the stony entrance of Fort Totten, a group of roughly 25 Queens residents stretch under the warm May sun as they prepare for a brisk morning walk. They are wearing pedometers to measure the steps and a personal trainer is guiding their stretches. Comment.
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CB 11 OKs cerebral palsy homes

Community Board 11 voted 22-9 Monday to approve the two group homes in Bayside that would house adult women suffering from cerebral palsy. Comment.
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CB 11 nixes proposal to landmark Doug sites

Following nearly an hour of heated debate between Douglaston homeowners and neighborhood preservationists, Community Board 11 denied a proposal to landmark 21 historic buildings in Douglaston. Comment.
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Boro native travels with Giants to D.C.

A former Whitestone resident and current New York Giants executive who began his career as a ball boy for the team went to the White House last week at the invitation of President George W. Bush in celebration of their Super Bowl victory in February. Comment.
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Avella applauds passage of street tree, yard bills

During his six years in office, City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has seen more concrete and less greenery lining the streets of Queens. One Auburndale family was about to be cheated out of having a full backyard, developers were removing trees from the traditionally tree-lined streets of Bayside and an entire city block in College Point was paved over to provide ample parking space. Comment.
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Alley Pond has avian beauty

Early one morning this past April, I went with a small group of birders to Alley Pond Park, a magnet for migrating spring birds. Early morning is when birds are active because they are feeding. We get some quick looks at a yellow-rumped warbler, with bright yellow shoulder patches, and a striking black and white warbler. As we look, the trees catch my eye. They are thin, tall and so close together that the only thing the eye can see between them is vegetation. It is a photograph waiting to be taken. Comment.

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