Whitestone Times

Friday, July 3, 2015

College Point

Frank Golden Park renovation to start this summer

The first phase of a project to redevelop Frank Golden Park in College Point for a Gaelic football club in Queens, the construction of a synthetic-turf playing field, will start this summer when construction of a synthetic-turf playing field begins. Comments (1).

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Rainbow store in Whitestone closing

The Rainbow store in the Whitestone Shopping Center will be closing after more than 40 years of serving shoppers in the area. Comments (8).

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Uncovering a hidden health care cost

My recent hospital bill had an asterisk at the bottom noting, “includes New York State surcharge tax,” so I decided to investigate. I was shocked to discover that since 1996 New York State has imposed a 9.63% surcharge on patient care from licensed health care providers. Every time we go to a hospital or a clinic or to a doctor’s office, the state adds a 9.63% surcharge to the bill. While insurance companies pay the surcharge, they pass it on to patients directly or through higher premiums. Comment.

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