Whitestone Times

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

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Teen from Jamaica made threats to principal: DA

JAMAICA — A Jamaica teenager has been arrested after she threatened to harm her principal and proceeded to trash the principal’s office during the discussion of a disciplinary matter, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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Police find man, 22, in Jamaica shot to death

JAMAICA — A 22-year-old man was found shot to death along 173rd Street in Jamaica Monday evening, police said. Comment.
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Kim workers allege racial harassment

Two volunteers for City Council candidate Kevin Kim have filed a police complaint that they were harassed last week by a group of youths, who shouted racial slurs and tossed a football at them as they campaigned along Francis Lewis Boulevard, a spokesman for Kim said. Comment.
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Schleicher’s Court landmarked by city

The Herman A. and Malvina Schleicher House attained landmark status Tuesday, 10 months after City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) first announced the city Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed to eventually bring the College Point mansion up for a vote. Comment.
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Boro Dems rally for Chou

As the District 20 City Council race enters the final stretch in the Flushing area, key groups are making their alliances known. Comment.
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Pols push to landmark site

City Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis) is calling on the city to re-evaluate Klein Farm to determine whether the entire property should be designated a landmark in the wake of notorious developer Tommy Huang’s decision to put the historic Fresh Meadows site up for sale. Comment.
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Doug residents plant tree for late area leader

Community leaders joined longtime Douglaston civic leader Ann Jawin last weekend for the planting of a tree across from her 233rd Street home in memory of her late husband, Edward Jawin, who founded the Doug-Bay Manor Civic Association. Comment.
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Teens to host benefit to aid girls with eating disorders

A Douglaston high school student and two of her friends who have founded their own nonprofit will host a brunch this weekend at which they hope to raise thousands of dollars for girls with eating disorders. Comment.
Editorial

Stunned by Senseless Violence

Like most College Point residents, we are stunned by the beating of an openly gay man in the early morning hours. Jack Price, 42, was nearly beaten to death at 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of 18th Avenue and College Point Boulevard. Comment.
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Father of Whitestone teen hit by SUV says son is improving

Whitestone resident Terrance Semler, 18, who was hit by an SUV on Francis Lewis Boulevard, remained at New York Hospital Queens in Flushing this week, but his condition has improved, according to his father. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009

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Friedrich letter questioned

City Council contender Bob Friedrich defended a letter he sent last month as president of the Glen Oaks Village Co-op’s board to the housing community’s tenants after his opponent, state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck), accused him of using the co-op’s official letterhead to promote his candidacy. Comment.
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Boro Muslim groups say community being profiled

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called the federal terror investigation in Flushing one of the most significant since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but leaders from the borough’s Muslim and South Asian communities are alarmed by the increase in suspicion and fear they say has resulted. Comment.
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Teen driver hits Douglaston bus shelter, injuring 6

Six people were injured last week after a 17-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into a bus shelter at 65th Avenue and Douglaston Parkway, police said. Comment.
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Flushing House fund-raiser to honor senior advocate

The legacy of Queens-based senior citizen advocate Rose Kryzak, who died in 1999 at 99, has not been forgotten as three annual awards are set to be bestowed in her name at a Nov. 5 fund-raiser to benefit the nonprofit Flushing House retirement residence. Comment.
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Father sues in frat-hazing death of Flushing teen

The father of a young Flushing man who died of acute alcohol poisoning after allegedly undergoing extreme hazing by a fraternity-like organization at SUNY Geneseo has filed a $12.5 million suit against members of the group. Comment.
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Willets group to clean Flushing River

Gov. David Paterson announced last week that he has designated $1.5 million to a Queens development corporation for the purpose of cleaning up and redeveloping the land along the Flushing River. Comment.
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St. John’s emphasizes swine flu prevention

St. John’s University officials are arming their students with everything from hand sanitizer to information about healthy living in hopes that they can ward off swine and seasonal flu this fall, the school’s executive director for student wellness said. Comment.
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St. John’s set to unveil new student center

St. John’s University will open a $77 million, five-story center that will house classrooms and student recreation space at the end of this month in a building that was recently dedicated to the D’Angelo family, longtime supporters of the school. Comment.
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Gennaro rips upstate drilling plan

City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) said the state’s recent proposal not to ban drilling in the upstate area that provides drinking water for city residents could cost New Yorkers billions of dollars and is urging the public to voice its thoughts on the matter at a public hearing he will hold Oct. 23. Comment.
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Halloran beefs up war chest but can’t catch Kim

Democrat Kevin Kim has raised more than three times the amount of money than Republican Dan Halloran in the race to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside), but Halloran’s participation in the city’s matching funds program has multiplied his fund-raising efforts by six times since September’s Democratic primary, according to city campaign finance records. Comment.
Letters

Bloomberg has lost many votes over handling of city hospitals

We are not sure if Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the closure of two Queens hospitals — St. John’s and Mary Immaculate — but it was on his watch that these institutions were closed. Comment.
Editorial

Get Rid of the Guns

We would like to think the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy near a Cambria Heights car wash would sound a wake-up call in the war against illegal guns, but it is sounded every time a young life is lost and nothing happens. It is as easy to buy an illegal gun today in southeast Queens as it was before Kevin Miller was shot. Mothers raising teen boys in this part of town who do not worry every day that their child will not come home are fooling themselves. Comment.
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Berger's Burg: Columnist spends life in pursuit of a lofty $1,200

Like most Americans, I have had my share of hard knocks, but that is about to change. Yes, my ship has finally come in. I just returned from my annual, two-week trip to Aruba, went to the post office to pick up my undelivered mail and carried it home, opened the first letter and — wham! — was notified I was going to receive a $1,200 check from the government. Comment.
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How's Business? Save money when shopping

U.S. Labor Department statistics show the economy lost 263,000 jobs in September. It is no secret consumers have grown more cost-conscious and frugal. Excessive spending is no longer the thing to do, but we are not out of the recession yet. It is becoming fashionable to talk about value and what we saved on an item or a purchase. Now that saving money is in, let’s talk about how to go about that. Comment.
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Store caters to carrying needs

After years of operating successful department stores in Great Neck, L.I., Kyuang Lee has expanded the business she co-owns with her husband with a new store in Bayside. Comment.
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From the Footlights: Panoply of performers to play city's stages this season

Queens’ wealth of talented and culturally diverse artists offers its residents an extremely inviting menu of theater, music and a great deal more. If, however, you’re in the mood for a trip outside the borough, there is perhaps no more colorful a cultural kaleidoscope in the world than Manhattan. Comment.
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Whitestone teen struck by car laid to rest

Angela D’Ambrose, who died last week after being struck by a car while crossing Francis Lewis Boulevard in Whitestone, was a hardworking and beautiful teenager who loved nothing more than to spend time with the friends and family that were her rock, mourners attending the 15-year-old’s funeral Tuesday said. Comment.

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