Whitestone Times

Friday, March 27, 2009

Whitestone Times

Flushing woman punched, threatened husband: DA

FLUSHING — A woman was accused of assault after punching her husband and wielding a knife, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Contractor forced to pay $1M in back wages

KEW GARDENS — A Brooklyn electrical contractor was forced to pay more than $1 million in back wages to workers involved in projects at locations, including Queens Hospital Center and the Queens Botanical Gardens, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Rego Park man nabbed in betting ring bust

(Clarification: Donald Abo, whose Whitestone residence was shown in a photo in TimesLedger Newspapers’ March 26 editions, was a tenant in this building. The owner of the home had no involvement in any illegal activity alleged by the district attorney’s office in last week’s indictment of 11 men on sports betting charges.) Comment.
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Whitestone man admits to setting Lollipop Diner fire

A Whitestone man pleaded guilty to arson charges in Queens Criminal Court last Thursday for setting a fire that destroyed the Lollipop Diner, a community landmark, and damaged several other businesses last year, the Queens District Attorney said. Comment.
Editorial

Keeping Ft. Totten Safe

Bay Terrace residents and community leaders are understandably upset over the FDNY no longer providing 24−hour security at Fort Totten. The private security has been in place ever since the city took over the parkland from the federal government. Comment.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Whitestone Times

Courts debate child’s future

The Forest Hills mother who had her estranged husband murdered in front of their young daughter made a motion in Queens Family Court Monday to have the girl’s law guardian removed from pending proceedings because he allegedly slandered her during her criminal trial. Comment.
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CB 7 takes hard line on moves from Willets Point to Corporate Park

Community Board 7 and College Point leaders threw down a gauntlet before the city Monday night. Comment.
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14 candidates jockey for north Queens Council seats

Fund−raising leaders have begun to emerge in the races for northern Queens’ four City Council seats up for grabs this November, city Campaign Finance Board records show following a March 16 filing deadline. Comment.
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Hevesi aides charged in kickbacks

Two top aides to former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi, a Forest Hills resident, were charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks and using their influence over the state’s billion−dollar pension fund for personal and political gain, state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said. Comment.

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