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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

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Flushing man assaulted with piece of wood: DA

FLUSHING — A Franklin Avenue resident was arrested on assault charges last week for allegedly hitting another man in the head with a piece of wood, authorities said. Comment.
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Crane on Throgs Neck Bridge pins, kills worker

BEECHHURST — A Port Washington, L.I., man was killed Tuesday when the boom of a crane snapped and pinned him against a vehicle on the Throgs Neck Bridge, police said. Comment.
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North Shore-LIJ hospitals get bonuses from feds

Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital were among nine North Shore-LIJ Health System hospitals that collectively received more than $750,000 from the federal government in performance incentives, the health system said last week. Comment.
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Gov’t watchdog, union endorse Kim, Halloran

The candidate who has raised the most funds in the race to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) picked up a key endorsement from a major government watchdog group that promotes good government last week, while the race’s sole Republican received a nod from one of the city’s largest unions. Comment.
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Kavadas appeals signatures ruling

Constantine Kavadas, who was kicked off the ballot in his bid to succeed City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) last week, is once again headed to court to appeal the decision. Comment.
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Little Neck dog alerts woman to injured mother

A vocal pup may have saved a Little Neck woman’s life by making a ruckus after the 89-year-old fell face-down in her garden, the woman’s daughter and neighbors said. Comment.
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St. John’s gets aid for center

St. John’s University landed more than $8 million from the state last week, which the school will use for the completion of the five-story D’Angelo Center that opens this September and will house classrooms, entertainment space and eating areas. Comment.
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Flushing building flooded

One day they had no water, the next they had too much. Comment.
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Political Action: Iannece, Vallone rack up endorsements in Council race

The fall primaries will soon be upon us. In the Queens Democratic Party, a lot of interest is being shown in the 19th City Council District primary, which will include six Democrats competing for their party nomination. In this northeast Queens area, the candidates are Jerry Iannece, Paul Vallone, Steven Behar, Tom Cooke, Debra Markell and Kevin Kim. The winner of this primary will face the designated Republican candidate, Dan Halloran, in the November general election. Comment.
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Berger's Burg: Month of September important for life’s beginnings, endings

Gloria Ruth Cream and Alex Berger, after a whirlwind courtship, were married Sept. 1. Comment.
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How's Business? You can start a business online

Have you ever had this great idea about a product you wanted to sell online? It seems everyone is selling something online or somehow making money on the Internet. Comment.
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The Play's The Thing: Companies use ticket deals to entice interest in theater

There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That’s the answer. — Gertrude Stein Comment.
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City’s remake of Flushing tennis courts ends in love

Ron Lehenbauer got his wish Tuesday and all it took was a million dollars and a few bad jokes. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

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111th Precinct searches for thief who stole Acura

BAYSIDE — Police were on the lookout for a thief who stole a luxury sedan parked near 45th Avenue and 218th Street last week. Comment.
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Counting devices stolen from church in Flushing

FLUSHING — St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was burglarized over the weekend, police said. Comment.
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LIRR passenger robbed, beaten at Bayside stop

BAYSIDE — Police were looking for two men who they said assaulted and robbed a Long Island Rail Road rider Sunday morning. Comment.
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Burglar strikes lockers%A0at Bayside fitness club

BAYSIDE — A perpetrator was wanted for allegedly stealing various items from the lockers of the Bally gym at 245-20 Horace Harding Expwy., police said. Comment.
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Taconic crash may spur stiffer laws

Inspired by the fatal crash on the Taconic Parkway, Gov. David Paterson proposed new legislation last week that would increase penalties for those driving while intoxicated when children are in the car. Comment.
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Delta’s hub plans at LaGuardia to create jobs

Delta Air Lines has announced it plans to establish a hub at LaGuardia Airport by exchanging takeoff and landing slots with US Airways. Comment.
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Berger's Burg: The New York football Giants will remain No. 1 forever

The 2009 New York Giants football season will kick off Sept. 13 in Giants Stadium against the Washington Redskins (ugh!). As anyone who reads my column knows, I am a football fanatic in general and a Giants fanatic in particular. Comment.
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How's Business? You can run your own biz

Queens professionals I speak with at networking events often say things like, “I’m tired of making someone else wealthy — I don’t mind putting in the hours if I worked for me.” If you are set on working for yourself, then buying a business may be best. Comment.

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