Whitestone Times

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Whitestone Times

Boro Ivy Leaguers to prep Bayside students for SAT

Two college students from northern Queens are looking to help borough high school students beat the SAT exam without breaking the bank. Comment.
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Council spares Flushing cultural groups paralyzing cuts

Brought to the razor’s edge by budget cuts over the past year, the Queens Botanical Garden managed to duck what its executive director said would have been a crippling blow last week. Comment.
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Boro Jewish centers get $300K in Homeland Security funding

Queens Jewish leaders said Tuesday they were relieved to be getting more than $300,000 in Homeland Security grants, especially in the wake of the arrests of four men accused of plotting to bomb two Jewish institutions in the Bronx last month. Comment.
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Oakland Gdns. mailman delivers blow to crime, lessons in life

For the past 26 years, Ralph Vassallo has appeared daily on Oakland Gardens doorsteps to deliver mail, although his visits have occasionally involved saving lives and chasing off crooks. Comment.
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2009 NBC Universal Digital Media Competition

Winning the 2009 NBC Universal Digital Media Competition for a film on the endangered loggerhead sea turtle made a group of fifth-grade girls from Saint Mel School in Flushing ecstatic. Comment.
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Baysiders face deportation because of broker: Attorney

A family of Korean immigrants who live in Bayside fear they may be split apart after a broker whom they paid to handle their green card applications failed to follow the proper procedures. Comment.
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CB 7 critical of cop academy

As an official for Perkins Will scanned through the first architectural renderings for the Police Department’s planned $1 billion training academy, members of Community Board 7 squinted their eyes, their faces quickly turning sour. Comment.

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