Whitestone Times

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

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Golf clubs stolen from unlocked vehicle: Police

LITTLE NECK — Police said they were searching for a thief who stole golf clubs and other items from a jeep parked along 54th Avenue in Little Neck Sept. 24. Comment.
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Police seek two robbers of Flushing restaurant

FLUSHING — Police said they were searching for two men who robbed a Flushing business owner at gunpoint in late September. Comment.
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2 men snatched purse from woman in Flushing

FLUSHING — Police said they were searching for two men who attempted to steal a woman’s purse on 193rd Street in Flushing Sept. 27. Comment.
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Man assaults another in Bayside building: Brown

BAYSIDE — Police said they arrested a 29-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted another man at a residence in Bayside. Comment.
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City acquires Bowne House

The long-awaited restoration of Flushing’s historic Bowne House could be completed by 2012 after the city acquired the property last week, making it the 23rd home of its kind to join the city’s Historic House Trust. Comment.
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Decaying 600-yr-old tree cut down at Douglaston home

A Great White Oak tree that towered at least 100 feet for more than six centuries in Douglaston stands no more after a large branch that crashed through an Arleigh Road home last summer forced the tree’s property owners to have the city landmark chopped down. Comment.
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CB 11 mulls saving untouched land

Northeast Queens residents called on Community Board 11 to prioritize the purchase of land for preservation at sites near Udalls Cove and Little Neck Bay during a discussion of the board’s capital and expense budget for fiscal year 2011 at a meeting this week. Comment.
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Jung ends Council seat run

The race for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat got a little less crowded Tuesday as former Democratic contender and Working Families Party endorsee S.J. Jung dropped out of the race. Comment.
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Former Whitestone man gets 6 months in fraud plea

After pleading guilty to charges of tax, mortgage and credit card fraud in 2008, a former Whitestone resident was sentenced in Queens Supreme Court Friday to six months in jail and forced to pay $350,000 in restitution to two banks and $65,000 in penalties to the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Comment.
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Bay Terrace group hosts mayoral foes

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city Comptroller William Thompson each laid out their visions for the city’s future during a mayoral forum at the Bayside Jewish Center last week, touching on the city’s economy, housing, crime rates and senior services. Comment.
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Kupferberg Center opens at Queensborough Community College

More than 50 Holocaust survivors took part in a special ceremony last week at Queensborough Community College’s long-awaited Holocaust center, where speakers said they hoped the 9,000-square-foot structure of glass, steel and Jerusalem stone would stand as a beacon of tolerance for years to come. Comment.
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Queens College opens dorm

Starting this semester, Queens College freshman can finally call the Flushing campus their home at the school’s new dorm. Comment.
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Douglaston Village Arts Festival to feature locals

Douglaston will host its first arts festival Oct. 18 when as many as 40 artists will display their various crafts and a variety of musicians will provide entertainment, a trustee for the Douglaston Little Neck Historical Society said this week. Comment.
Editorial

A Historic Victory

City Councilman John Liu’s victory last week in the runoff for the Democratic nomination for city comptroller was a historic accomplishment not just for his campaign but for the city’s Asian-American community. In all likelihood, he will become the first Asian American to be elected to a citywide office. Comment.
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Berger's Burg: Americans pull out ahead for Kings of Cursing title

Why don’t you bore a hole in yourself and let the sap run out? — Groucho Marx Comment.
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The Play's The Thing: Politics is theater, and political theater is great entertainment

Lots more entertaining but somewhat less risky than the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist is our political process. The latest New York City campaign is winding down to a foregone conclusion on Nov. 3 for those on the Democratic line, while independent Mayor Mike appears to be a heavy favorite. If the figures can be believed, only 2 percent of the city’s population voted in the recent runoff election, and not too many more made the effort in the primary two weeks earlier. And it only cost us taxpayers about $15 million for each trip to the ballot box! Comment.

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