Whitestone Times

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Whitestone Times

Cops seek woman missing from College Point home

COLLEGE POINT — Police in the 109th Precinct were searching Tuesday for a missing older woman. Comment.
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Police need public’s help identifying groper

BRIARWOOD — Police in the 107th Precinct have sought the public’s help identifying a man wanted for groping a woman in a subway station earlier this month. Comment.
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Queens Botanical Garden receives public space award

Residents may argue about whether or not Queens is a great place to live, but there is no question it is home to a great public space. Comment.
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QCC to exhibit Spanish artist

Queensborough Community College will explore the contrast of reality vs. perception for the next three months as the school’s art gallery hosts an exhibit featuring the work of Spanish installation artist Quintana Martelo. Comment.
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SJU honors grad’s leadership

The St. John’s University School of Law celebrated the 40th anniversary of the graduation of Ronald H. Brown, the first black U.S. secretary of commerce, with a two-day program last week designed to inspire a conversation about the role race plays in law and how to increase diversity in the legal field. Comment.
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Council backs Gennaro’s gas-drilling-ban resolution

The City Council unanimously passed Councilman James Gennaro’s (D-Fresh Meadows) resolution Monday that calls on Albany to ban drilling in the city’s watershed — a move he has said would result in the city spending billions of dollars on a filtration system and could potentially contaminate the drinking water supply for residents in the city and Westchester. Comment.
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Carrozza has best year for her veterans drive

State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) said the struggling economy has not prevented residents in her district from being generous after a Veterans Day gift drive she organizes annually brought in more donations during the past few months than it had the past few years. Comment.
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State advises Con Ed after Floral Pk. blast

The state Public Service Commission last week offered nine suggestions as to how Con Edison can be better equipped to handle emergencies following the April explosion in a Floral Park home that killed Guyanese immigrant Ghanwatti Boodram. Comment.
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Replanting work begins in weedy corner of Udalls Cove

A section of Udalls Cove is undergoing a major renovation that will include the removal of weeds that have overrun the Douglaston site as well as the planting of 14 species that are indigenous to the northeast Queens shoreline. Comment.
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Council OKs College Point police academy

The City Council voted almost unanimously Monday to construct a new police academy in College Point to replace the current one in Manhattan, which is more than 40 years old. Comment.
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Flushing Savings Bank repays $70M bailout loan

The Flushing Savings Bank announced earlier this month that it has paid back the $70 million it received in December 2008 from the U.S. Treasury Department through the Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP, as it is commonly known. Comment.
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Qns. College receives grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.2 million grant to Queens College’s Asian/American Center to launch a new program that will focus on studying the borough’s burgeoning Asian population, school officials announced Monday. Comment.
Editorial

Religious Freedom Started Here

More than 100 years before the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, a bold document that has come to be known as the Flushing Remonstrance was issued proclaiming the right to religious freedom in the new colonies. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

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Two robbers in Bayside took man’s wallet: Cops

BAYSIDE — Two suspects were arrested the evening of Nov. 4 in connection with the robbery of a victim who was walking on the street near the intersection of Bell Boulevard and 46th Avenue, said police. Comment.
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Two men fail to steal purse from woman’s car

BAYSIDE — A woman was approached Friday by two males in the parking lot of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 35-47 Francis Lewis Blvd., who offered to repair some existing damage to her vehicle, police said. Comment.
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$10K in merchandise stolen from nail salon

BAYSIDE — An unidentified man damaged the rear door while breaking into the Salon LuLu Nail Salon near the intersection of 203rd Street and 35th Avenue Saturday, police said. Comment.
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Auburndale hair salon broken into, burgled

AUBURNDALE — An unidentified person entered the For Your Hair Only salon at 36-28 Francis Lewis Blvd. Nov. 7 by forcing the rear door open, police said. Comment.
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Flushing ceremony reveals China’s tea legacy

Flushing played a part in the continuing narrative of Chinese tea ceremonies when the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel hosted an event which educated residents about the history, importance and traditions of the beloved drink while offering an opportunity to view a ceremony and taste the country’s delicate teas. Comment.
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Remonstrance exhibit unveiled in Flushing

The Flushing Library and Queensborough Community College’s Holocaust resource center will be celebrating religious freedom through the rest of the year with a new exhibit on the Flushing Remonstrance. Comment.
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City pays RFK teen $55K in settlement

New York City last Thursdaysettled a $55,000 federal lawsuit filed by a Flushing high school student allegedly injured by a school-safety agent on Sept. 19, 2008. Comment.
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Halloran win not a surprise to Queens Dems

Queens Democrats said they were not shocked at Republican City Councilman-elect Dan Halloran’s win over Kevin Kim in last week’s race to replace Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) as the representative for northeast Queens due to the district’s tendency to elect Republicans. Comment.
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City celebrates ‘Sesame Street’ 40th anniversary

Kaufman Astoria Studios can tell you how to get to “Sesame Street.” Comment.
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Vegas group nixes proposal for Aqueduct

New York lost a bidder willing to provide at least a $100 million cash influx last week when Wynn Resorts suddenly pulled its bid on a contract to install 2,500 to 4,500 video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Race Track in Ozone Park, according to officials. Comment.
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Meng’s office to help residents pay heat bills

Lower-income city residents seeking help paying their heating bills can start at their elected official’s office, where information and assistance on heating grants will be provided free of charge starting Friday. Comment.
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Queens GOP seats 3 on Council

During an election marked by turmoil over term limits and a tempestuous Democratic primary season, Queens Republicans last week gained two seats in the City Council and solidified their hold over a third in a borough where the GOP is heavily outnumbered. Comment.
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Obituary: Martin Tashner, 94

Martin Tashner of Whitestone died Oct. 16. He was 94 and lived in Whitestone at the time of his death. Comment.
Editorial

On Second Thought

Two weeks ago we used this space to criticize political leaders, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilman Peter Vallone, who came to College Point to protest the beating of Jack Price, an openly gay man. We believed at the time the people who put on this event were being unfairly critical of College Point residents. Comment.

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