Whitestone Times

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Whitestone Times

Dispute in Oakland Gdns. leads to 4 arrests: Cops

OAKLAND GARDENS — An argument between a group of teens and young adults in Oakland Gardens June 25 turned violent when one of the men was struck in the head by a blunt object and sent to a North Shore Hospital for brain surgery, the 111th Precinct said. Comment.
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Whitestone civic seeks time-out for parking

Three parking meters stand between several Whitestone residents and peace of mind. Comment.
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Vets of Korean War honored at Kissena

Elected officials and dozens of Queens veterans celebrated the inaugural Korean War Veterans' Day last week at the recently unveiled Korean War Memorial in Kissena Park. Comment.
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Queens College secretary, 81, retires after 37 years

In mid-July, Queens College will lose a familiar face that has graced its academic support office for more than 37 years when Shirley Deifik, 81, retires from her longtime post. Comment.
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Grimaldi’s set to come to Queens

New York City's favorite pizza is coming to Queens. Comment.
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Chinmoy’s legacy keeps on running

If Suprabha Beckjord were a car, she would have had about a dozen oil changes. But in 12 years of running one annual ultra-marathon, she will have reached the 37,200-mile mark racing on her own two feet, and has done so without traditional marathon training. Comment.
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Avella condemns Flushing attacks against Falun Gong

City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced last Thursday his plans to introduce a City Council resolution condemning assaults against Falun Gong members demonstrating in Flushing. Comment.
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Alleged Flushing rapist posed as cop to trick woman: DA

A Flushing man was arrested last week after allegedly posing as a police officer to gain entry to an apartment where he is accused of repeatedly raping and robbing a woman inside, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Editorial

Reservations about Caffé on the Green

It is sad to see an era end. Caffé on the Green has been the location for many events, but responding to reports that Caffé's operator, Joseph Franco, is a member of the Gambino crime family, the city Parks Department has announced that it will end its contract with Franco. Comment.
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The Civic Scene

The Queens Civic Congress, an umbrella organization of about 100 Queens civic associations, recently held a rally at Queens Borough Hall to call for quicker rezoning of various communities. For months, sometimes years, Queens neighborhoods have been waiting for promised street downzoning. Comment.

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