Whitestone Times

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

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$9K, jewelry stolen from Bayside home:

BAYSIDE — Friday the 13th was an unlucky day for those living in a Bayside home on 209th Street. Comment.
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Man causes scene at restaurant: Police

FLUSHING — A Flushing man was arrested after allegedly harassing a waitress at a Flushing restaurant Feb. 8, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
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Cops say man hit another with BB gun

BAYSIDE — A Bayside man was arrested Friday after allegedly hitting a man in the face with a BB gun at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and 201st Street, police said. Comment.
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Thieves break into, rob Bayside house: Police

BAYSIDE — About $6,000 was stolen from a Bayside home on 33rd Avenue sometime Saturday afternoon or evening, police said. Comment.
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Nurses nix planned strike at NYHQ to resume talks

Further strain on the Queens hospital system may have been averted Friday as nurses from Local 1199 SEIU at New York Hospital of Queens agreed to call off a strike planned for Monday and return to negotiations with the hospital administration. Comment.
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St. Ann to close at year’s end

St. Michael’s School in Flushing was granted a last−minute reprieve by the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese this week and will not close next year as initially planned. Comment.
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Padavan sworn in after epic election

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) outlined a bevy of ambitious goals at his swearing−in ceremony Sunday afternoon, including alleviating the state’s fiscal woes, bettering the health care system, cutting costs of living for Queens’ middle−class residents and developing a comprehensive alternative energy plan. Comment.
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Willets repave shocks biz owners

In the warped reality of Willets Point — where the sight of roosters prancing through mangled auto parts is not out of the ordinary — little shocks the business owners and workers of the area. Comment.
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Fingerprints place accused dentist killer at scene: Detective

The Georgia man accused of gunning down a Forest Hills orthodontist in front of his daughter was further linked to the murder in Queens Supreme Court not only by police forensic experts but also by testimony from a family friend who said the accused shooter spent the night before the killing in his apartment. Comment.
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Schleicher tenants await DOB nod to return home

The 14 tenants of a College Point mansion may finally be nearing the end of a long, arduous journey that has left them without a permanent home for more than eight months due to an unsafe wiring system. Comment.
Editorial

Save the Schools

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, head of the Brooklyn Diocese, is caught between a rock and a hard place. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed converting some of the parochial schools in Brooklyn and Queens into charter schools. If this does not happen, the bishop will have to close as many as 14 schools. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

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Flushing woman accused of ID theft

FLUSHING — Police arrested a 35−year−old Flushing woman after she allegedly purchased a $32,000 car in another person’s name, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
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Padavan wins seat after battle

Although state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) officially became the victor in the protracted 11th Senate District race last week, he and his opponent, City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows), have continued to trade insults over the contest that was decided more than three months after Election Day. Comment.
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Bayside kids show love to veterans for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is usually meant for lovers to show their appreciation for a special someone, but a group of Bayside schoolchildren decided to use the holiday to give back to the men and women who fought for their freedom. Comment.
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Cleanup at Whitestone Bridge draws fire

Representatives from three western Queens unions protested a lead paint removal project being conducted on the Whitestone Bridge last week, accusing the company of using non−union workers for the job and not taking proper safety precautions to protect neighborhoods near the bridge. Comment.
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New Queens College bank branch offers path to finance

The opening of Queens County Savings Bank, a division of New York Community Bank, at Queens College could be good news for students hoping to land jobs in a souring economy, bank and college representatives said last week. Comment.
Letters

11th Senate District needs representation

Three months have passed since Election Day and no winner has been certified in the 11th Senate district. We citizens who live in the district have no representation in Albany. Enough is enough. State Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) is leading his opponent, City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows), by over 500 votes. Padavan has been leading since election night. Comment.
Editorial

Same Old Malarkey

At last week’s City Council hearing on the horse−drawn carriage industry, city stable owners and carriage drivers were subjected to nonsense. If Councilman Tony Avella and PETA have their way, 293 drivers will lose their jobs. This must not happen. Comment.
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Mary Immaculate, St. John’s to close in next 30 days

Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica and St. John’s Queens Hospital in Elmhurst will no longer be taking emergency room patients as of Saturday after its parent corporation failed to secure urgently needed funding and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for creditors Friday. Comment.

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