Whitestone Times

Friday, May 8, 2009

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Developer amasses deals for Sky View

Despite a nationwide slowdown in the real estate market Muss Development’s megaproject Sky View Parc soldiers ahead, recently landing a major lease with BJ’s Wholesale Club as it continues to fill out a planned retail center. Comment.
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Auto accident kills Star dealer’s wife

The owner of a Bayside− and Queens Village−based auto dealership was heartbroken last weekend after a Long Island car crash claimed his wife, with whom he would have celebrated their 60th anniversary next month. Comment.
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NYPD OKs $1B police training academy in College Point

The New York Police Department certified its plans to build a $1 billion training academy in College Point Monday, much to the chagrin of Community Board 7 leaders, who contend that an unpolished project is being dropped in the lap of an overburdened community. Comment.
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E. Elmhurst man fights double−slay conviction

Lawyers for an East Elmhurst man they contend was wrongfully convicted of a double homicide 13 years ago locked horns with prosecutors Friday over whether a crucial police report containing potentially exonerating evidence was provided to his defense attorney during the initial trial. Comment.
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Flushing tenants say city ruined street with repair job

For years, residents of the Mitchell−Linden co−ops in Flushing have complained of flooding problems, but now they say the city’s quick fix of the problem has only made things worse. Comment.
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Halloran touts outsider cred

Queens may be the most multifarious county in the world, but Auburndale attorney Dan Halloran would like to diversify the borough’s City Council delegation by becoming its second Republican. Comment.
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North Shore opens room for Orthodox Jewish patients

When Orthodox Jewish families used to visit sick relatives overnight at North Shore University Hospital, they had no choice but to sleep in the hospital’s halls if they visited during the sabbath. Comment.
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Analyst at Queens College forum says U.S. won’t lose credit status

A trio of business experts at Queens College said last week the U.S. economy remains the model for the rest of the world, but cautioned that the economic crisis facing the nation should give fiscal leaders meaningful pause. Comment.
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Weprin: Con Ed must reform after explosion

City Councilman David Weprin (D−Hollis) joined the husband and children of a Floral Park woman who was killed in April when her home exploded to call on Con Edison to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident. Comment.
Editorial

Con Ed on the Hot Seat Again

The explosion in Floral Park that obliterated a house and took the life of a mother of three children raises questions about the management at Con Edison and its preparedness to respond quickly to a potential disaster. Comment.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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CUNY Law School exhibits art by ex−Rikers inmates

Twenty−two days out of jail, former Rikers inmate Kornan Bascombe has already become something of a star. Comment.
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Keeping the family tradition

Paul Vallone may be no stranger to political campaigns, but his bid for City Councilman Tony Avella’s (D−Bayside) seat in this fall’s upcoming election could be the first to enable him to join in a long family tradition. Comment.
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Guv’s wife gets show from boro ballerinas

With the state’s first lady sitting in the front row, a group of 30 physically disabled girls took to a Jamaica Estates stage Sunday afternoon to realize their dreams of becoming ballerinas during a recital organized by a Bayside nonprofit. Comment.
Editorial

Lone Star Lunacy

Message to Texas: Y’all got a lot of nerve suggesting people of Asian descent should change their names to “something easier for Americans to deal with.” Comment.
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JFK leads country in bird strikes: FAA report

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who successfully fought for release of information on bird strikes against the nation’s jetliners, has called for a federal program to reduce “a very serious problem endangering anyone who takes to the skies.” Comment.

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