Whitestone Times

Monday, May 14, 2012

Whitestone

St. Luke students collect 54,000 labels to help fund school

Certain Whitestone students have been rummaging through garbage cans and ransacking the cupboards of extended families to help fund a playground at their school, finding thousands of dollars most people mistake as trash. Comment.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

College Point

Crowley reintroduces jobs bill following 2011 Senate rejection

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) hopes a proposed bill allocating $70 billion to teachers and first responders around the country will pass with presidential support, although a nearly identical piece of legislation did not gain enough support to even come to a vote in the Democratically led U.S. Senate last year. Comment.
QueensLine

Queens suffered thru blackout, gas shortage in 1942

Stateside, the war effort was beginning to ramp up. On May 5, 1942, the sixth minesweeper to be built in Whitestone in the past seven weeks slid into the East River. The boat was christened at the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp.’s yard at the foot of 154th Street. Comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

College Point

College Point family mourns after mother’s West Nile death

A College Point family lost their mother to complications stemming from West Nile virus, and they point to standing pools of water and unkempt foliage across the street as the culprit. Comments (5).
College Point

DMV computer system finds fraud has many faces

A man named Chieu Nguyen walked into the College Point state Department of Motor Vehicles office March 27 and applied for a learner’s permit using forged documents purchased in the Bronx, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comments (1).

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