Whitestone Times

Friday, Oct. 24, 2008

Whitestone Times

Woman drove drunk thru Oakland Gdns.: DA

OAKLAND GARDENS — A 39-year-old Whitestone woman was arrested after she drove drunk without a valid license in Oakland Gardens, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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Cops looking for men who stole car in valet lot

LITTLE NECK — Police said they were looking for four men who attacked a valet at a Little Neck restaurant and stole a vehicle and several sets of keys. Comment.
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Carrozza makes economy center of re−election bid

State Assemblywoman Ann−Margaret Carrozza (D−Bayside) said she has focused her bid to retain her Albany seat primarily on economic issues as she fends off Republican opponent Rob Speranza, a retired police officer, who has vowed to prioritize education, crime prevention and transparency issues. Comment.
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Padavan gains two major union endorsements

The New York State United Teachers union and the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East gave their nods of approval this week to state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose), who is being challenged by City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows) to represent the 11th State Senate District. Comment.
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3 charged in Fresh Mdws. sewer rescue

Three teenagers were charged with criminal trespassing last week after fire officials had to rescue them from a Fresh Meadows storm sewer, authorities said. Comment.
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Women’s rights groups endorse Gennaro for Senate

Representatives from NARAL Pro−Choice New York, the Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund and New York ChoicePac Monday threw their support behind City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows), who is challenging state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose). Comment.
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Queens family rallies at LIJ for leukemia support

When Kew Gardens resident Celeste Jimenez discovered her son Cesar Jimenez’s leukemia had returned, she was devastated. Comment.
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Dems rally behind Gennaro’s bid for state Senate

City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows) drew elected officials representing Queens and other boroughs at the city and state level last weekend to rally for his bid to unseat state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) before sending out the rowdy crowd of more than 50 supporters to canvass Fresh Meadows door−to−door. Comment.
Editorial

Avella’s Sour Grapes

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to try to change the term limits law so he could run again for mayor shocked City Councilman Tony Avella. More than a year ago, he announced his plans to run for mayor. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Boro residents must watch out for zoning loopholes

Rezoning is pushed by civic leaders as the cure-all for developers who build larger than current structures, change an area's character and strain infrastructure. We rezoned in Fresh Meadows, and while it has helped, it has not stopped building. Comment.
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Council grills EDC over Willets Point

The seesaw struggle for Willets Point trudged on at City Hall Friday as the Bloomberg administration attempted to paint a picture of progress to a skeptical City Council and the opposition tried to derail the multibillion−dollar redevelopment plan. Comment.

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