Whitestone Times

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

Whitestone Times

Jewelry found stolen in home break−in: Cops

AUBURNDALE — Jewelry was taken from an Auburndale home that was broken into Saturday, police said. Comment.
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Auburndale man choked son with stick: Police

AUBURNDALE — An Auburndale man was arrested last week on assault charges after he allegedly choked his son until he passed out and forced him to kneel on dried rice and beans, police said. Comment.
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Church cash box stolen: Police

FRESH MEADOWS — A petty cash box was stolen from a Fresh Meadows church after it was burglarized Sunday, police said. Comment.
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Blaze hits Baybridge Co−ops

At least two families were left without homes Friday night when a three−alarm fire ripped through their townhouse in the Baybridge Co−ops in Bayside. Comment.
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City orders Willets Point businesses out

In what some Willets Point business owners claim was the latest volley between the city and some 22 holdout property owners, the city Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order on a building owned by a Willets Point United Against Eminent Domain member for not conforming to the certificate of occupancy issued for the property. Comment.
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McLaughlin’s sentencing pushed to April

MANHATTAN — The sentencing of former state Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin was adjourned until April in the latest delay in the ongoing legal case of the disgraced labor chief. Comment.
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Get Flushing rezone done in 4 months: Avella

City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) said last Thursday he hopes to streamline the public approval process for the proposed North Flushing rezoning plan to get the long−awaited project completed in three to four months instead of the typical seven months. Comment.
Editorial

The Birdman of Bayside

Six months ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared unstoppable in his quest to win election to a third term. But the economic crisis has forced him to make decisions that are bound to be unpopular. No one ever won an election by being fiscally responsible. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

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Police search for scam perpetrator

BAYSIDE — Police said a 205th Street resident was nearly the victim of a bizarre telephone scam Friday afternoon. Comment.
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Police look for suspects who robbed bagel store

GLEN OAKS — Police said they were searching for four men who robbed a Union Turnpike eatery at gunpoint Saturday. Comment.
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Burglars use fake Con Ed truck in getaway: Cops

LITTLE NECK — Police said a team of burglars may have used a fake Con Edison truck to disguise their getaway after pilfering cash and jewels from a 54th Avenue home last Thursday. Comment.
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North Flushing to get long−awaited rezone

After more than 10 years of waiting, the residents of North Flushing may finally get the rezoning they have clamored for. Comment.
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Avella seeks traffic signal at 19th Ave. and Utopia Pkwy.

City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) slammed the city Department of Transportation last week for denying his request for the installation of a traffic signal at an intersection on the border of Bayside and Whitestone that has been the site of numerous accidents. Comment.
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Three from Flushing named Intel Science semifinalists

A Townsend Harris High School student and a trio of Flushing science whizzes from the Bronx High School of Science were among a dozen Queens students named as semi−finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, one of the oldest and most prestigious science research competitions in the country. Comment.
Editorial

A Time for Miracles

In one week, Queens was touched by two miracles that brought reason for hope. First, a courageous airline captain and his crew took actions that saved 155 people and possibly more. Comment.
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LIC biz strives for the best cup o’ joe

Sweetleaf Coffee and Tea is not the first business owner Rich Nieto has run, but it is the first the Flushing resident can call a labor of love. Comment.
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Diocese mulls consolidating three Catholic schools in Flushing

Three Flushing Catholic schools could merge at the end of the year to form one regional academy that would serve the entire Flushing and Kissena Park Corridor regions, the principal of St. Michael’s School said this week. Comment.
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Unpaid loan could halt Sky View Parc: Source

Complications with a primary lender could threaten the construction of Muss Development’s Sky View Parc on College Point Boulevard, according to sources familiar with the planned Flushing megacomplex. Comment.

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