Whitestone Times

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whitestone Times

City may not fund Bowne House until 2013

The Bowne House Historical Society said the city may push public funding for the renovation of the 17th century home back to as late as 2013, which could delay the completion of the long−needed project. Comment.
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Cooke vies for Avella seat

Flushing’s Tom Cooke said his military background, nonprofit work and longtime residency in northeast Queens provide him with the experience necessary to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) as the next councilman for northeast Queens. Comment.
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Queens Muslims, Jews condemn Bronx temple plot

A Jamaica imam and a Flushing rabbi stood together inside a 168th Street mosque Friday to condemn the foiled plot allegedly crafted by four upstate men — all recent converts to Islam — to bomb two Bronx synagogues. Comment.
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Queens College refugee camp spotlights African atrocities

Yaa−Lengi Ngemi and Rashidi Mubwana know all too well what war means. Comment.
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City makes first Willets Pt. deals in five months

The city has reached agreements to acquire two new properties at Willets Point, marking the first such deals to take place since the City Council approved a redevelopment plan for the community last year, the city Economic Development Corp. announced Tuesday. Comment.
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Public hearing to be held on law to protect Queens homeowners

A state law enacted in 1995 establishing fines for real estate companies that solicited listings for residential properties to Queens homeowners who opted not to receive such notices is set to expire, and the state will be holding public hearings on whether to continue the law. Comment.
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Whitestone parade salutes the soldiers

Whitestone residents turned their neighborhood into a sea of red, white and blue for the annual Memorial Day parade Monday. Comment.
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House bill could derail College Point transfer station

In a pointed effort, U.S. Reps. Gary Ackerman (D−Bayside) and Joseph Crowley (D−Jackson Heights) have passed legislation in Congress that if enacted, could block city efforts to construct a marine waste transfer station in College Point. Comment.
Editorial

State Democrats’ Cheap Shot

In a New York political season, it is not surprising to see Democrats or Republicans take a cheap shot at a powerful opponent. But we are stunned by the statements of Shams Tarek, a state Democratic Senate Campaign Committee spokesman, criticizing a letter written by state Sen. Frank Padavan on behalf of former colleague, Brian McLaughlin. Comment.

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