Whitestone Times

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009

Whitestone Times

Flushing man committed hate crimes: Brown

FLUSHING — A Flushing man was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with hate crimes after he allegedly repeatedly harassed a woman, using racial slurs and other derogatory statements, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
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Volunteers were backbone of my campaign: Weprin

For Cardozo High School senior Patrick Jordan, volunteering for state Assemblyman Mark Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) City Council campaign was an intense crash course in the political life. Comment.
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Leaders seek funds to restore Flushing Free Synagogue

The Free Synagogue of Flushing, a rare remnant of the neighborhood’s past, has fallen into disrepair, but its current caretakers are beginning in earnest to pursue its full restoration. Comment.
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Gennaro drive to help those hit by recession

City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) kicked off his annual toy, coat and food drive Tuesday, saying this year’s collection is especially important for his constituents facing difficult financial times. Comment.
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Douglaston chamber clears hurdle

The state has approved a chamber of commerce for Douglaston Village as a nonprofit, allowing the group to move forward with its plans to revitalize the small shopping strip on 235th Street along the Long Island Rail Road tracks. Comment.
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Bayside mom named ‘fabulous’ 40-something by fashion mag

A 43-year-old Bayside mother of three was one of five women chosen among thousands nationwide by Harper’s Bazaar magazine as being the most chic for her age group. Comment.
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Bayside boy tackles racism

A 16-year-old Bayside resident with extensive community service under his belt was chosen last month as one of 100 students from across the nation to travel to Washington, D.C., and take part in a program that examined bigotry. Comment.
Editorial

Free Speech Under Fire

An appearance by a speaker listed as “an unindicted co-conspirator” in the World Trade Center bombing at an event held by the Queens College Muslim Students Association has shaken the campus as much as any recent event. Comment.

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