Whitestone Times

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Whitestone Times

Store owner assaulted, robbed by teen: Brown

LITTLE NECK — A Little Neck teen was charged last week with robbing a neighborhood business and assaulting the store’s owner, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney’s office said Tuesday. Comment.
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Choe woos Korean-American leaders for District 20 seat

John Choe will hold a fund-raiser with Korean leaders in Flushing Monday, a move that could help buck criticisms of City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) former staffer that his support among the Korean community has been minimal. Comment.
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Ackerman endorses Kim

City Council hopeful Kevin Kim picked up a key endorsement Monday as U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) threw his support behind the Democrat in his bid to replace Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) this fall. Comment.
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Judge seeks psych exam for bomb scare suspect

A 32-year-old Manhattan man who caused thousands of travellers to be delayed after he brought a fake bomb to LaGuardia Airport earlier this month has been indicted and scheduled to return to court later this month, but it has still not been determined whether he is mentally fit to stand trial, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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Wife of swine flu victim sue city over his death

The wife of the popular Jamaica middle school teacher who became the city’s first person to die of the swine flu outbreak is preparing to sue the city for failing to protect her husband from the disease. Comment.
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Marshall OKs plan for College Point police academy

Borough President Helen Marshall approved plans for a new police academy in College Point last Thursday, meaning the city has two of the four green lights it needs to build the proposed $1 billion facility. Comment.
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Con Ed-Verizon pole spat sticks resident with bill

Community Board 7 member John Barone said a finger-pointing match between two of the largest companies in the country has started over electrical damage to his home, but thus far he has had to foot the $3,000 bill. Comment.
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Schleicher’s fix to get delay

A Queens civil court judge indicated last week she would probably grant the owner of Schleicher’s Court more time to fix gas lines despite the fact the residents of the College Point mansion have been without the basic service for more than a year. Comment.
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Franny Lew race claims boy’s life

Two teens from Kew Gardens and Flushing were charged with second-degree manslaughter after they were involved in an accident following an illegal street race on Francis Lewis Boulevard last week that fatally injured their 12-year-old cousin, District Attorney Richard Brown said Monday. Comment.
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Berger's Burg: Columnist offers readers doses of the best medicine

’Tis summer and the season to relax, laugh and take it easy. Last July, I refrained from writing a column about anything that took an effort to read because it was hot. Instead, I offered a collection of light, mirthful and frothy jokes. I will repeat that respite with another column of jokes, more jokes and nothing but jokes. So, laugh loudly, live easy and be merry. Comment.
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How's Business? Save money when you can

In this economy, we are all looking to save money. One of the things several Queens residents have said to me is, “I don’t know how.” That may seem off the wall, but is not outrageous if you consider the following. Comment.
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The Play's The Thing: It’s harder than ever to find the right hook for audience

Out in the country in lots of small towns, there’s not much competition either. So even though they may have their share of the distractions of our modern age, theater is still a big deal when it’s the only game in town. Here in New York there’s a lot going on, lots of choices for those with the energy to get out of the house. So how can we local theater people get the audience that we need and deserve? Comment.

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