Whitestone Times

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009

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Cops search for bank robber in Little Neck

LITTLE NECK — Police released information Tuesday about a suspect they were looking for in connection with an attempted robbery more than a week ago. Comment.
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Vallone rejects GOP backing for Avella seat

Democrat Kevin Kim will face off against Republican Dan Halloran in the Nov. 3 race to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside), but one of Kim’s former opponents in the Democratic primary became the focus of the race last week. Comment.
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Feds file suit in Fresh Meadows rental bias case

The U.S. government filed a Fair Housing Act civil complaint in federal court last week against Fresh Meadows landlords Emanuil Uvaydov and Vyacheslav Uvaydov, charging the brothers refused to rent the home they co-own to African Americans. Comment.
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Gennaro gets hands on in war against graffiti

When City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) arrived at the corner of 164th Street and 69th Avenue in Fresh Meadows last week, a wall on The Corner Deli was covered in red graffiti. Gennaro put on a pair of gray work gloves and held a spray gun and less than 15 minutes later the graffiti was gone. Comment.
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New Holocaust center to open at Q’borough

Queensborough Community College’s Holocaust resource center will open its long-awaited new building in mid-October following five years of planning for the $6 million facility, the executive director said. Comment.
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College Pt.’s MacNeil Park to host memorial run for Sept. 11 victim

MacNeil Park will play host Saturday to a 5K run held in honor of a firefighter who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Comment.
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Oakland Gds. street renamed for community activist, judge

Friends, family and colleagues of the late Judge Ralph Sherman said the Oakland Gardens activist was a man of many things. Comment.
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Drivers call for Liu’s help

More than 25 Flushing community activists protested outside Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) office last week and called on him to meet with limousine and taxi drivers who allege that a Chinese transportation company owner in the neighborhood has regularly exploited and attacked his workers. Comment.
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Halloran opens campaign office in Bayside for City Council run

With nearly six weeks left before the general election, Republican City Council candidate Dan Halloran opened up his Bayside campaign offices Saturday to get out the vote. Comment.
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Berger's Burg: Oktoberfest celebrates that grand ol’ drink called beer

Nothing ever tasted better than a cold beer on a beautiful [October] afternoon with nothing to look forward to than more of the same. — Hugh Hood Comment.
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How's Business? Spend wisely on children

Babies have no concept of or sympathy for our challenging economic environment. At most of the networking meetings I attend, I consistently hear one of two things: “I would love to have another child but cannot afford to” or “I have to wait a few more years before we can start having children— we just cannot afford to have a kid right now with our tight budget.” Comment.

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