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Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Tourney honors Flushing murder victim

A year after Maurice Parker was shot to death on Bowne Street, friends and residents honored the 21-year-old from Flushing with some shots of their own — on the basketball court. Comment.
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35,000 to march in Little Neck-Douglaston parade

The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, believed to be the largest of its kind in the nation, is days away from unfolding. The parade's grand marshal, honorees and marching bands have already been chosen — all preparation for a parade Monday aimed at honoring the country's veterans. Comment.
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Short-term Zipcar rentals come to Queens College

As part of the initiative to green its campus, Queens College has brought some literal green to Kissena Boulevard: Zipcars, whose lime green logo means drivers can inexpensively rent a vehicle for a few hours. Comment.
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Musical event to help Bayside family care for ill daughter

A fund-raiser is being held to raise money for a Bayside infant suffering from an unknown genetic disease. Comment.
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Little Neck students to march with soldiers in parade

Nearly four dozen Queens youngsters won the chance to spread some patriotic cheer to soldiers overseas and walk among the nation's bravest at this year's Memorial Day Parade in Little Neck. Comment.
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Koo opens Flushing Senate campaign HQ

Starside Drugs owner Peter Koo officially opened his campaign office in Flushing Monday night as he prepared to attempt to unseat the decades-long state Senate incumbency of the Stavisky family. Comment.
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Golfing event raisesfunds for St. Robert

Under sunny skies and a cool breeze, a group of devoted parishioners of St. Robert Bellarmine in Bayside gathered for an afternoon of golf and an evening dinner Monday in an effort to raise funds for the church's school and honor the memory of the church's late pastor. Comment.
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District 25 parents fear cuts to education budget

Parents with children attending District 25 schools vented their frustrations Monday over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget cuts to elected officials during a lively discussion at the district's PTA Presidents Council meeting. Comment.
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Council’s fund freeze hurts Flushing center

Paul Engel would be the first to agree that the city's system for doling out pork money is both inefficient and flawed. But amid a burgeoning controversy over what are commonly referred to as "member items," he believes his group is now being unjustly punished for a problem he did not create. Comment.
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Contractor for Botanical Gardens, Queens Hospital Center cheated workers: DA

The owner of a Brooklyn-based electrical company that worked on special projects for the Queens Botanical Gardens and Queens Hospital Center was arraigned last week for allegedly cheating his employees out of hundreds of thousands of wages, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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College Point Memorial Day parade honors the veterans, young and old

When Bob Graziano took over the reigns of the College Point Memorial Day Parade two years ago he said there was never a doubt in his mind why he was doing it: The veterans deserve it. Comment.
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Center to add manual doors, elevator for observant Jews

The rabbis visiting the Margaret Tietz Center in Jamaica will one day soon be spared any temptation of pressing every button when the nursing home and rehabilitation facility phases in its shabbos elevator, part of its plans to make the building more welcoming to observant Jews. Comment.
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Briarwood team joins LL

There was no play in Mudville Friday due to a steady rain, but the Jamaica Estates Holliswood Little League did win a new expansion team: Briarwood. Comment.

Monday, May 19, 2008

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4-yr.-old’s parents sue Whitestone preschool

The family of a 4-year-old has filed a lawsuit against a Whitestone preschool and the city after the child's mouth was allegedly taped shut for talking during "quiet time." Comment.
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Volunteer tour guides needed for The Castle at Fort Totten

BAYSIDE The Bayside Historical Society is looking for volunteers to give tours of "The Castle" at Fort Totten Park. Comment.
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Volunteers needed to protect residents’ rights

NEW YORK The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Volunteer Ombudsman Program is announcing a new outreach effort to recruit volunteers in the Queens area to protect the rights of the borough's nursing and adult home residents. Program volunteers visit residents weekly and work with them and facility staff to maintain high standards of care. Comment.
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Undercovers snare Brooklyn man seeking 14-yr.-old girls

A 27-year-old Brooklyn man was arraigned earlier this month after the 14-year-old girl he thought he was meeting at the movies in Fresh Meadows turned out to be an undercover police officer, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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Talent show funds education

Call it educating for future education. Comment.
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Students to live close to home at new Queens College dorms

Queens College officially broke ground Tuesday on its first dormitory, a project which the school hopes will help it attract students who want the experience of living on campus. Comment.
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Quarterly dues for Rotary

FLUSHING The Rotary Club of Flushing's quarterly dues must be received by June 30. The amount is $285 and should be paid upon receipt. Send the amount to Rotary International District 7250, Stephen Sincovich, Treasurer, 252 7th Ave., Apt. 11C, New York, NY 10001. Comment.
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Mom to honor son’s memory in Bayside hospital fund walk

Outliving a child is not something Queens Village resident Stacy Preddy would wish upon any mother. Comment.
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Fresh Meadows school renamed for late principal

Administrators at Fresh Meadows' PS 177 said the rainy weather last Friday afternoon meant that the school's late principal was looking down as they renamed the building in her honor. Comments (4).
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Free glaucoma screenings

FLUSHING The Flushing Hospital, 45-00 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, will be offering free glaucoma screenings every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the main lobby. The hospital uses a non-contact tonometry test, which measures the inner pressure of the eye. Appointments are not necessary to receive a screening. For more information, call 718-206-6020. Comment.
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Flushing Hospital lauds nurses’ exceptional work

City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) joined Flushing Hospital in celebrating National Nurse Appreciation Day last Thursday. Comment.
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Flushing biz district marks 5 model years

The Flushing Business Improvement District celebrated its fifth year of existence last Thursday a half decade after New York City Small Business Commissioner Rob Walsh told its members the group served as a model for similar groups citywide. Comment.
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Few details emerge on proposal for Northern Blvd.

A proposal for a new hotel on Northern Boulevard in Bayside is sparking concern and criticism from some civic leaders. Comment.
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E-ZPass applications available

COLLEGE POINT MTA Bridges and Tunnels is making E-ZPass applications available at 11 DMV locations within the five boroughs. Comment.
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Botanical Garden racks up honors for green building

Officials at Queens Botanical Garden are soon going to have to develop plans for a "green" trophy case. Comment.
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Baysiders near LIRR wait for tree planting

Last spring Charles Stanley would look out the kitchen window of his home on 208th Street in Bayside and be at peace. Comment.

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