Whitestone Times

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

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Union backs Gennaro in race for state Senate

City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows) called his recent endorsement by the United Auto Workers a sign that workers are supporting his race for state Senate in rocky financial times. But state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) brushed off the union’s backing of his opponent and cited his own endorsement from the AFL−CIO. Comment.
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Forest Hills businesses hurting, not crippled

For Forest Hills store owners like Nick Leodis and William Bentz, the turmoil that has rocked Wall Street has yet to make their own lives financially difficult. Comment.
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CUNY grant helps grads pass bar

Life was hectic for Paula Edgar when she attended the City University of New York’s School of Law. Comment.
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Paterson endorses Addabbo for Senate

City Councilman Joseph Addabbo (D−Howard Beach) received the highest profile endorsement of his campaign so far against state Sen. Serphin Maltese (R−Glendale) when he drew the backing of Gov. David Paterson last week. Comment.
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Koo dishes $241K to get Senate seat

The Queens Democratic Party has placed a highly publicized focus on unseating the two incumbent Republican state senators in the borough over the past year, but their GOP counterparts may have something up their sleeve. Comment.
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Jax Hts. group urges immigrants to vote

Volunteers with a Jackson Heights−based immigrant advocacy group knocked on apartment doors and private homes around the neighborhood Sunday as part of an effort to mobilize foreign−born voters in the neighborhood. Comment.
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Evidence war ensues ahead of slay trial

The lawyer representing the woman accused of killing her estranged husband in a Forest Hills playground wants the judge to disregard key pieces of pre−trial testimony when her trial begins sometime next year. Comment.
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City says Willets Point needs a green makeover

The city is readying its game plan. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

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DEP reports modest progress on Jamaica Bay rehab

The city’s Department of Environmental Protection gave its first major update last week on its plans to save the deteriorating saltwater marshland in Jamaica Bay. Comment.
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Brooklynite stole $110K from Whitestone man: DA

A Brooklyn woman was charged with larceny last week after allegedly bilking more than $110,000 from a 95−year−old Whitestone man, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
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Queens hotels do not pay workers well: Addabbo

City Councilman Joseph Addabbo (D−Howard Beach) took aim at the Queens hotel industry Friday for receiving millions of dollars in tax breaks while not doing enough to ensure their workers have a living wage. Comment.
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Paterson backs Gennaro in pivotal Senate contest

City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows) became the first candidate for state office to receive an endorsement from Gov. David Paterson, who earlier vowed that he would not back candidates as aggressively as his predecessor. Comment.
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Avella donation drive to aid sextuplet couple

A big family comes with big needs. Comment.
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St. Mary’s prez fears budget cuts to hospital

The tone of Queens College’s monthly Business Forum series reflected the dire economic state of the country as the head of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children joined elected officials in expressing his concern that state medical funds for the young could be cut in the midst of the Wall Street fiscal crisis. Comment.
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Parkway officials blast closure order at Elmhurst forum

It was supposed to be a public forum to take suggestions on how the city should spend $10 million to improve primary care, but officials and physicians affiliated with Parkway Hospital hijacked the meeting Monday at Elmhurst Hospital to complain about the stateÕs effort to close their facility. Comment.

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