Whitestone Times

Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Police search for woman who hit step-mother

OAKLAND GARDENS — Police said they were searching for a 20-year-old woman who struck her step-mother Tuesday in the leg with a table leg in Oakland Gardens. Comment.
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Police arrest two teens in Douglaston robbery

DOUGLASTON — Police said they arrested two teenagers who allegedly robbed a man in Douglaston last Thursday by threatening him. Comment.
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Man snatched purse of ex-girlfriend: Cops

OAKLAND GARDENS — A 43-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly snatched his ex-girlfriend's purse when she came out of her apartment building Saturday in Oakland Gardens, police said. Comment.
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Four arrested in attack, attempted robbery: Cops

DOUGLASTON — Police said they arrested four men who allegedly attacked a student walking home from school in Douglaston and attempted to steal his Sidekick cell phone. Comment.
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MTA mulls subway, bus fare hikes to cover $500M debt

Transit chief Elliot Sander said it as plainly as possible - the MTA is so strapped for cash it may have to raise bus and subway fares next year. Comment.
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CB 8 OK’s Bukharian synagogue’s variances

The Fresh Meadows community is to be home to a new Bukharian temple that requested zoning variances, but despite the description, it is not the temple that sparked such bitter debate earlier in the spring. Comment.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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111th Pct. honors best cops of 2007

The 111th Precinct's top cops were given their due last week. Comment.
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Teenager spends day as police commish

Gianna Lakenauth took over the NYPD for a day last week, but rather than joining the blue ranks, she is thinking of someday becoming a lawyer or government official. Comment.
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Residents want 105th divided into two pcts.

"No precinct, no vote." Comment.
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Queens Zoo exhibit brings conservation message to life

The Queens Zoo has recently introduced new hands-on, interactive, play-and-learn exhibits for children collectively called the "Conservation Quest, centered on teaching valuable lessons on protecting our natural world. Comment.
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PS 94 out on a limb to save tree

The historic beech tree that shades the front lawn of PS 94 in Little Neck is dying. The teachers, students and staff of the school want to save their beloved tree, but say their hands are tied. Comment.
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PS 98 hopes water bottle fund-raiser causes splash

A team of Douglaston students, who banded together to raise money for children in Africa by selling their own brand of bottled water, received a dose of inspiration to continue their efforts Monday. Comment.
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Litter law details irk boro residents

Just weeks after the city unveiled its rules and regulations for lawn litter — be it fliers, advertisements, ad circulars or restaurant menus — at least one Queens resident is unimpressed with the plan. Comment.
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First public toilet in Queens to come to Lippman Arcade

Corona and Flushing will be among the next communities to get public pay toilets, the city Department of Transportation announced last week. Comment.
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Douglaston man sets sights again on Ackerman’s seat

Douglaston Manor resident Jun Policarpio is expected to officially launch his second bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) Thursday in Flushing. Comment.
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College Pt. church moves on after fire

Parishioner Alice Crotty must have felt a certain resonance in the Scripture she recited at the First Reformed Church of College Point Sunday: "We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed." Comment.
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City Council candidates make their cases to civics

Eighteen months before the 2009 City Council elections are to take place, eight hopeful candidates for the seats now held by City Councilmen David Weprin (D-Hollis) and James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) began their campaigns at a civic association meeting in Fresh Meadows. Comment.
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Boro’s Chinese give $162K in quake aid

The American Red Cross announced Friday that it has received more than $160,000 in donations toward the Sichuan earthquake relief effort from Queens agencies in the weeks since the massive tremblor devastated central China. Comment.

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