Whitestone Times

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

Whitestone Times

Police search for suspect in 2 car break−ins

DOUGLASTON — Police were looking for a person or people who broke into a pair of cars in a parking lot on 248th Street on Halloween and made away with cash and credit cards, authorities said. Comment.
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Over $5K stolen from Macy’s account

BAY TERRACE — Police said they were investigating how someone was able to hack into the Macy’s credit card account of a 193rd Street resident and bilk the victim of more than $5,000 in charges. Comment.
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2 Oakland Gdns. homes targets for burglary

OAKLAND GARDENS — One home was burglarized and another was the site of an attempt within one block of each other last Thursday, according to authorities. Comment.
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MTA fare hike may not cover new state budget gap: Sander

Metropolitan Transportation officials are planning an 8 percent transit fare hike next, year but New York Gov. David Paterson’s grim financial report has raised speculation that it might not be enough to keep buses and subways running. Comment.
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Avella gets N. Queens street names changed

The names of six streets in Douglaston and Malba have officially been changed following a 30−year struggle by the communities to correct inconsistencies in the roadways’ names that have caused confusion and life−threatening situations, City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) said. Comment.
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St. John’s foreclosure clinic aids homeowners

More than 100 financially anguished homeowners crowded the halls at St. John’s University’s Marillac Hall Saturday seeking respite from the deepening foreclosure crisis that has already taken a devastating toll on many Queens residents. Comment.
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Flushing aids gutted stores

Flushing community leaders launched an effort to help the owners of businesses that were destroyed along Roosevelt Avenue by a fast moving fire last week. Comment.
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Padavan holds razor’s thin lead awaiting counting of paper ballots

Although it is official that Democrats have taken control of the state Senate for the first time in decades, northeast Queens residents in the 11th Senate District will not likely know who will represent them in Albany until next week at the earliest. Comment.
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Upgrades to let dogs get their day in Little Bay Park

Northeastern Queens pups will have a place to run and play next fall following the completion of a city upgrade on Little Bay Park’s dog run. The project will also include the construction of bathrooms and an expansion of the Bayside park’s parking lot, a spokeswoman for the city Parks Department said. Comment.
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Whitestone shops, popular diner damaged by fire

A fast−moving fire roared through the Whitestone Shopping Center early Sunday morning, damaging several businesses and gutting a neighborhood institution: the Lollipops Diner. Comment.

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