Whitestone Times

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

Whitestone Times

Bayside civic hosts forum with House candidates

The East Bayside Homeowners Association questioned six candidates running for city, state and federal offices that would represent its district last week during a crowded meeting, where topics included the financial rescue plan for Wall Street, governance of city schools and the state budget. Comment.
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Gennaro, Padavan trade jabs at forum

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) and City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows) traded harsh words with each other over their stances on the environment and immigration reform at a special candidates forum in Flushing last weekend. Comment.
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Whitestone’s burglary problem greatly exaggerated: 109th Pct.

Police in the 109th Precinct said there has not been a spike in burglaries in Whitestone in recent weeks despite reports from the community to the contrary. Comment.
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Green space plan not swaying residents to back NYPD lot

Even though the NYPD promised to spruce up a proposed car impound lot in Springfield Gardens with green features that would make it a good neighbor, residents told Borough President Helen Marshall last Thursday that they do not want the space in their back yards. Comment.
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Avella, Liu, Weprin will not pursue third term

In the wake of last week’s term limits vote, the fortunes of several of Queens’ political heavyweights may have changed in an instant. But while some elected officials are eyeing the comfort of a third term, others remain undaunted in their quest for higher office. Comment.
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Gennaro predicts Democratic takeover of state Senate

Though polls are swinging in favor of presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D−Ill.) and Democratic candidates running for Congress across the country, state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) said he doubts any national trend will have an impact on his bid for re−election against City Councilman Jim Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows). Comment.

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