Whitestone Times

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Whitestone Times

Padavan wants probe into Staviskys, Parkside

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) said he believes the state Legislative Ethics Commission should conduct a probe to determine whether it is “inappropriate” that a Queens firm in which state Sen. Toby Stavisky’s (D−Whitestone) son is a partner lobbies her Higher Education Committee. Comment.
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Far Rock man dies in battle

Army Spc. Roberto Hernandez may have had a deep family history in the military, but according to the Far Rockaway man’s mother, his decision to fight and ultimately die for his country was one of personal honor. Comment.
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Flushing family flees from home hit by car

Flushing neighbors of a block they claim is prone to accidents said they were lucky to be in one piece last Thursday morning after a sedan crashed into and exploded on the block. Comment.
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Douglas Manor Beach closed due to unsafe water

The city halted swimming at Douglas Manor Beach and Breezy Point in the Rockaways last weekend after water at the beaches did not meet acceptable safety standards, a spokeswoman for the city Health Department said. Comment.
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Avella, Willets biz protest seizure plan

Anger and confusion were dominant at Willets Point Monday afternoon when City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) and property owners railed against what they called city “hypocrisy” over the city Economic Development Corp.’s plan to begin moving toward eminent domain. Comment.
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Ron Kim drops bid for Liu’s Council seat

FLUSHING — Ron Kim, a legislative aid to Gov. David Paterson, announced Monday he has dropped out of the race for City Councilman John Liu’s (D−Flushing) seat to promote party unity as September’s Democratic primary approaches. Comment.

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