Whitestone Times

Friday, June 5, 2009

Whitestone Times

City poised to seize land at Willets Point

The city will formally kick off plans to seize control of the remaining privately owned land at Willets Point this month, an announcement that left shocked property owners scrambling for legal help and prompted questions as well as criticism from borough elected officials. Comment.
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Falcon chicks born on bridges

With the approach of summer, five Peregrine falcon chicks have been born in lofty aeries on some of the city’s highest bridge towers. Comment.
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Street named for Whitestone priest

Although the Rev. Marcello Latona, the longtime pastor of Church of the Holy Trinity in Whitestone, died last year, he now has a permanent place near the congregation that remembers him so fondly. Comment.
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Ackerman latest Dem to endorse Bloomberg

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D−Bayside) has crossed party lines to support Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s re−election bid, praising the mayor for his support of citywide counter−terrorism efforts and Israel. Comment.
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Gillibrand takes softer immigration stance in boro

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D−N.Y.) pushed the importance of sweeping immigration reform in Flushing Friday afternoon, continuing to distance herself from more conservative policy positions she held on the controversial topic as a congresswoman. Comment.
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Triple Crown hopeful gears up for Belmont

Jockey Calvin Borel has a shot at winning the Triple Crown at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, but not his horse. Comment.
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Kim runs for Avella’s seat

Bayside’s Kevin Kim said he plans to capitalize on President Barack Obama’s campaign strategies by enlisting northeast Queens youths in his campaign to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) this fall. Comment.
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Whitestone songstresses land radio, TV appearances

Melissa Goscinski and Tristen Buettel may not be household names just yet, but if they have anything to say about it, that will change very soon. Comment.
Editorial

Big Brother on Capitol Hill

Two Queens electeds have persuaded the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation that would block plans to build a waste transfer station in College Point. We are concerned with this legislation on a number of levels. Comment.

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