Whitestone Times

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Whitestone Times

City extends CEC voting deadline

Queens parents have an additional week to cast their ballots in the city’s first entirely online vote for local school councils, the city Department of Education announced Monday. Comment.
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Borukhova, uncle draw life in jail

For Daniel Malakov’s father, Khaika, the long prison sentences imposed on his son’s killers Tuesday were not enough to give him a sense of fair justice. Comment.
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Grants to help tackle youth obesity in boro

Four Queens schools and organizations will be tackling childhood obesity with grant money that the groups received last week from Youth Service America and UnitedHealthcare. Comment.
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Avella protests plan for corporate park

City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) and dozens of College Point and Whitestone residents protested the city’s plans for the College Point Corporate Park Saturday, calling the area overrun with development and underserved by the mayor. Comment.
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Padavan seeks used cell phones for recycling, donation program

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) said that his district office is collecting used cell phones that will either be recycled or donated to victims of domestic violence. Comment.
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Man shoots E. Elmhurst ex−fiancÉe, self: Police

An East Elmhurst woman was shot dead by her ex−fiancÉ, who then turned the gun on himself Monday night, police said. Comment.
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Katz begins comptroller run

City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D−Forest Hills) formally launched her campaign for city comptroller Sunday afternoon, opting for the front lawn of her home for the occasion instead of the more typical steps of City Hall. Comment.
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Iannece runs for Avella seat

For Jerry Iannece, getting elected as the new councilman for District 19 is a matter of unfinished business. Comment.
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College Point academy stirs CB 7

The Police Department told Community Board 7 last week that it hopes to speed through the public approval process for a $1 billion new police academy in College Point and break ground by the end of the year — an approach that left community leaders none too pleased. Comment.
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St. John’s joins forces with Nobel laureate

When Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus first began giving out micro loans to people in impoverished villages in Bangladesh in 1976, he collaborated with faculty at the university where he worked. Now more than 40 years later and half a globe away, Yunus is applying the same concept in Queens at St. John’s University. Comment.

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