Whitestone Times

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

Whitestone Times

Flushing teen damages TV, laptop with dresser: DA

FLUSHING — A Flushing teenager was arrested after he allegedly pushed over a dresser, causing damage to a woman’s television and laptop, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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Woman’s assault charges dropped, record sealed

OAKLAND GARDENS — Assault charges filed against a northern Queens woman last month were dropped and the record was sealed, the woman said this week. Comment.
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City to use Port Authority funds for Willets Point upgrades

The city announced last Thursday it has secured $100 million in funding through the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to aid in the construction of 14 major projects in Queens, including the first steps toward the redevelopment of Willets Point. Comment.
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Fresh Meadows woman donates ambulance to Jewish volunteers

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and city Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) honored Fresh Meadows resident Rose Ullman at the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism Sunday for her donation of an ambulance to the Hatzolah volunteer ambulance service. Comment.
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Federal gov’t grants $20M to LIJ to study schizophrenia

Scientists at a North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System institute were awarded a $20 million grant from the federal government to study the effectiveness of new schizophrenia treatments on patients recently diagnosed with the mental illness, the health system said. Comment.
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Boro leaders miffed over run

A scheduling snafu has pitted the New York Roadrunners club against some community leaders in northern Queens after the group was forced to schedule its College Point half-marathon on one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. Comment.
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Council OKs rezone, land deal for Willets move to Corporate Park

The City Council voted to approve both a new special zoning district for the College Point Corporate Park and the first step toward moving five Willets Point businesses to the area last week, drawing cheers and jeers from community and business leaders. Comment.
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Douglas Manor Beach ranked worst for pollution in city

A national study of the nation’s beaches found that two Queens beaches — Douglas Manor and Rockaway’s Breezy Point — were among the city’s three most-polluted swimming sites. Comment.

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