Whitestone Times

Friday, July 17, 2009

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Wheels, tires stolen off of SUV in Bayside

BAYSIDE — Police were looking for the people who stole the wheels of a new SUV early Tuesday morning. Comment.
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Man slapped child in Flushing: Brown

FLUSHING — A Queensboro Hill man was charged with child endangerment after allegedly slapping a child in front of a police officer, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
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Man attacked, robbed by ex-girlfriend: Cops

BAYSIDE — A man was assaulted and three people were arrested in an apparent robbery July 8, police in the 111th Precinct said. Comment.
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After escaping Nazis, Bayside man delivers on a promise

For more than 60 years, Bayside’s David Yager has striven to uphold a vow he made after being freed, at age 17, from a place of unimaginable horror. Comment.
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College Pt. Blvd. prepares for extreme makeover

College Point Boulevard, a congested thoroughfare that has fallen into disrepair, is poised to get a major facelift that could make it the envy of Queens. Comment.
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Fire closes down Throgs Neck Bridge

The fire that closed the Throgs Neck Bridge for hours Friday and ensnarled thousands of drivers in major traffic jams throughout the borough was caused by a construction worker’s blow torch, the Fire Department said Monday. Comment.
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For Liu, politics is means to finding new pizza joints

For City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), politics may be his profession, but pizza is his passion. Comment.
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Flushing Hospital nurses rally for raise

More than 400 nurses at Flushing Hospital are demanding pay raises they say they deserve after years of making concessions in previous contracts despite an increased workload. Comment.
Editorial

What a Disgrace

The state Senate standoff ended last week as shamefully as it began. The two senators who handed the state to the Republican minority have now returned to the fold, giving the Democrats the majority again. The Senate is back to work after 31 days, but at a great price. Comment.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Jewelry, camera stolen from Bayside home

BAYSIDE — Police were looking for a suspect who broke into a home Friday. Comment.
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Police search for minivan stolen from parking lot

BAYSIDE — A minivan was stolen from a parking lot Sunday around 12:30 p.m., police said. Comment.
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Woman victim of sexual assault, robbery: Police

FRESH MEADOWS — Investigators were looking for a man who they claim sexually assaulted and robbed a woman Friday night. Comment.
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Alley Pond golf course becomes scene of fight

DOUGLASTON — A man and woman were arrested Friday after they got into a heated argument during a golf game, police said. Comment.
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Tolls on the Throgs Neck, Whitestone bridges to rise

Tolls will go up at 3 a.m. Sunday for nine bridges and tunnels operated by the MTA. Comment.
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MTA turban logo requirement discriminatory: Sikh workers

Turban-wearing Sikh employees of the MTA are calling on the agency to reverse its policy requiring them to brand their turbans with the MTA logo. Comment.
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Hollis corner renamed Run-D.M.C. JMJ Way

After earning major accolades among the music world’s finest, Run-D.M.C. will be memorialized on the Hollis streets where they got their start. Comment.
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7 Queens students to attend prestigious military schools

Seven northeast Queens high school students were recently accepted to attend two of the nation’s most prestigious military academies after being nominated by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside). Comment.
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Jamaica Funk slims down acts to reach bigger audience

When the Greater Jamaica Development Corp. began planning this year’s Jamaica Funk concert series, its organizers decided to put quality over quantity. Comment.
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Liu dismisses Yassky’s claim he has slowed down bike bill

City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) flatly rejected claims by Councilman David Yassky, a Democratic opponent running for comptroller, that he has held up a bill sponsored by the Brooklyn councilman to stymie political gain. Comment.
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Carrozza moves back to Bayside during tax flap

The Queens County Republican Party has called for an investigation of state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) after she admitted in late June that she had been living out of the district since March. But the assemblywoman said Tuesday that she had moved back to Bayside last week. Comment.
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Boro dad, son rescue man in Jamaica Bay

Even though they jumped at a moment’s notice to save the life of an adrift fisherman Sunday off Jamaica Bay, Briarwood resident Cesar Menesees and his son Alex said they do not consider themselves heroes. Comment.
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District funds jump 25% under Crowley

Freshman City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) brought home the bacon for the 2010 fiscal year, garnering $533,321 for organizations in her district. Comment.
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Leroy to run for City Council

When Mireille Leroy looks out her campaign office window on Sutphin Boulevard, she does not like what she sees. Comment.
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Five from Queens charged in vendor cart scheme: DOI

Five Queens residents are facing felony charges after the city Department of Investigation uncovered some allegedly shady dealings in the food vendor industry. Comment.
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Kew Gardens apartment residents claim landlord abuse

Residents living in a Kew Gardens apartment building owned by Vantage Properties are railing against their landlord, accusing the company of taking too long to fix an elevator on which many disabled and elderly individuals and parents rely, being generally unresponsive to concerns and attempting to harass and evict rent-stabilized tenants. Comment.
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Jewish music fest celebrates 20 years

The 20th annual “Jewish Music Under the Stars” concert series in Cunningham Park will give residents a much-needed break from the financial woes that have plagued borough families, Queens Jewish Community Council Executive Director Cynthia Zalisky said. Comment.
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NYHQ centers open for bones and hearts

New York Hospital Queens officially unveiled a new orthopedics center in Fresh Meadows last week, a move it said will provide space at the main hospital and boost outpatient rehabilitation services. Comment.
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July 4 weekend hit-and-runs claim lives of two men in Queens

Police were still searching for suspects in two separate hit-and-run incidents that took the lives of two Queens men during the July 4 holiday weekend. Comment.
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Salvation Army needs X-mas generosity now

If you see bell ringers next to Salvation Army kettles on Queens streets next week, do not be fooled. Christmas is not for another five months, but the nonprofit is asking people for some early holiday generosity in hard times. Comment.
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Muss seeks city variance for Flushing’s Sky View

Some confusion over whether federal authorities had approved the Sky View Parc’s 14-story residential towers near LaGuardia International Airport was cleared up this week and Muss Development said it was moving ahead with plans to open the first of the buildings this fall. Comment.
Editorial

Carrozza’s ‘Good Intentions’

Caught red-handed living outside her district, state Assemblywoman Ann Margaret Carrozza did not even flinch. Although state legislators are required to live in the district they represent, she said legislators are not breaking the rules as long as they intend to move back into their district. Comment.
Editorial

Bozo of the Week

It was a desire for a Coca-Cola that thrust state Sen. Frank Padavan into the center ring of the Albany circus. He says he was only passing through the Senate chambers to the soda machine when he accidently gave the Senate Democrats the body they needed to begin voting on 125 bills. The beleaguered governor was ecstatic. Comment.

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