Whitestone Times

Friday, May 30, 2008

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Hammer-wielding trio injures motorist: Cops

BAYSIDE — A woman was assaulted while driving Saturday when three unknown men approached her car and broke her car windows with a hammer, according to police. Comment.
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Credit card stolen at Bally Fitness: Police

LITTLE NECK — A wallet containing credit cards was stolen from a Little Neck gym Sunday and used to make unauthorized purchases, police said. The wallet was left in a gym locker at Bally Total Fitness, located at 245-24 Horace Harding Expressway, where the theft occurred some time between noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, according to police. Purchases were made with the stolen cards, police said. Comment.
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Cash, jewelry, purse nabbed in burglary

BAYSIDE — Jewelry and other valuables were taken from a Bayside home that was burglarized Sunday, police said. The unknown suspect forcibly opened a rear door and entered the home on the 53rd Avenue block of 201st Street some time between 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. Cash, jewelry and a handbag were stolen from the home, police said. Comment.
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Thousands march in Little Neck-Douglaston parade

Thousands of military men and women, marching bands, elected officials and residents streamed down Northern Boulevard in Little Neck Monday as Mayor Michael Bloomberg saluted veterans at the nation's largest Memorial Day parade. Comment.
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Restored chopper a labor of love for vet

More than 50 years ago, a judge gave Ron Hatton a choice: Enlist in the armed forces or go to jail. Last Thursday, in a Marine Corps drill in Cunningham Park, he landed a helicopter that he and his former squadron mates had flown in Vietnam, found in a junkyard and lovingly restored to fighting condition. Comment.
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Parents in District 25 protest school cut plan

More than two dozen parents of District 25 students marched to protest against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed education budget cuts last week, saying the $450 million shortfall would cripple already underfunded schools. Comment.
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Molloy mourns psychologist

Students and staff of Archbishop Molloy High School were preparing to pay their last respects this week to a man who helped thousands of boys and girls mature into young adults. Comment.
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Mandingo urges city to preserve burial site

A Bayside community activist is renewing his call for the historic Martin's Field African-American burial ground in Flushing to be honored and maintained by the city as a cemetery and not a park. Comment.
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Macedonia AME Church to honor Bayside community activist

The Macedonia AME Church in Flushing plans to honor a community activist, who is also a singer, with a tribute in song next weekend. Comment.
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LIJ officials unveil $500M redevelopment project

Administrators at Long Island Jewish Medical Center updated the community last week on what was described as the most extensive construction projects being built on the campus since the hospital opened in 1954. Comment.
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Flushing man convicted in butcher knife murders

A Flushing man was convicted of first-degree murder last Thursday for stabbing a brother and sister to death with a butcher knife 59 times three years ago and now faces life in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
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Flag joins Baysider in hometown

An American flag that once graced the skies of Iraq now flies over the streets of Bayside. Comment.
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DJ’s suit against Liu thrown out of court

The U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously voted to reject a defamation lawsuit last Thursday against City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), who took to task a controversial radio disc jockey for making threats about a rival and his family. Comment.
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Children thrive in Bayside, Flushing

Bayside, Rego Park and Forest Hills take a bow for receiving the distinction of being listed among the borough's most child-friendly communities in the five boroughs in a new study that weighed school quality, safety, access to healthy food, parkland and jobs. Comment.
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Bayside Marine gets kidney from fellow vet

Memorial Day had always been a momentous occasion for James Donohue, going back to when his father would take him to watch the soldiers march in the Bayside parade. When he became a Vietnam veteran, the holiday took on more meaning. Comment.

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