Whitestone Times

Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Flushing man arrested in assault case: DA

FLUSHING — A 47−year−old man was arrested last week after allegedly injuring a man during a violent altercation, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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Queens Jews protest Venezuelan temple desecration

In a city more than 2,000 miles from Queens, at a time when many borough residents were sleeping, in a synagogue many area residents have never seen, there was an attack at the end of January in Caracas, Venezuela, that has sent waves of concern throughout the borough’s Jewish community. Comment.
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Queens GOP club to serve pork in defiance of Obama stimulus

The Queens Village Republican Club is offering its members the option to display their opposition to President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan by eating pork meal at its St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Comment.
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Little Neck woman, 105, looks back on a century in city

A 105−year−old Little Neck woman celebrated her birthday last week nearly 100 years after she made the trek with her family from Hungary to New York. Comment.
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Flushing gal’s gift a hit with Rourke

When Betina Wassermann sent an e−mail to Mickey Rourke’s agent Paula Woods a few days before the Academy Awards, she said she did not think for a second that she would hear back. Comment.
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Malba man dies of carbon monoxide poisoning: Police

A Malba man was killed in his sleep and his wife seriously injured Saturday night after he inadvertently left his car running in his closed garage, police said. Comment.
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Rockaway engineer fears slowdown in city construction

As the founder of a successful rebar installation firm in the male−dominated field of construction and engineering, Elaine Tomassetti has faced her fair share of challenges in her life. But speaking before business leaders at Queens College Friday, Tomassetti said the wilting construction market is unlike any she had experienced. Comment.
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Donald E. Hope, 85

Donald E. Hope, of Fresno, Calif., and a former Bayside resident, died Feb. 23. He was 85. Comment.
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Baysider, 16, wins biz prize

A 16−year−old Bayside high school student recently won $1,500 in an entrepreneurship contest that she said she will use for the production of an eco−friendly cosmetics line that she created three years ago. Comment.
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Boro Republican Party interviews four candidates for Avella’s seat

The Queens GOP interviewed four candidates seeking the party’s line on the ballot in the November election to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside), who promised not to seek a third term and is campaigning for mayor. Comments (1).
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College Point business saves day

Community Leaders said a school transportation disaster for dozens of Queens students has been cleared up after one College Point bus company was able to take on the customers of another whose bus fleet was destroyed by a fire last month, but the first few weeks were rocky. Comment.
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Supporters slam closing of Flushing stray shelter

After more than 40 years, Flushing’s Animal Haven closed its doors Sunday, a move the nonprofit said was essential for its continued survival, but several former volunteers contend was the result of gross mismanagement and the abandonment of the group’s mission. Comment.
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Flushing man gets 20 yrs for illegal firearm arsenal

A Flushing man was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week by a Manhattan judge just over a year after police found a massive cache of weapons in his home, authorities said. Comment.
Editorial

Litigation Gone Mad

At a time when two Queens hospitals are ready to close their doors forever, it is beyond maddening that a jury should award a registered nurse $15 million for sexual abuse she allegedly endured at Flushing Hospital. Comment.

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