Whitestone Times

Friday, May 2, 2008

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Waldheim rezone coming: Liu

City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) announced this week that a community forum on the Waldheim rezoning will take place at Flushing Hospital May 1 as the oft-delayed plan gets set to undergo the public approval process. Comment.
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Traffic issues top woes in city survey

New Yorkers love their neighborhoods, but hate the traffic. Comment.
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Professors slam China’s news image: Flushing panel speakers pan Western coverage of Olympics

Chinese educators, writers and community leaders came together in Flushing Tuesday afternoon to decry the Western media coverage of the Tibetan uprising and the controversy surrounding China as it gets set to host the Olympic Games this summer. Comment.
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Parks group eyes Klein Farm plans

Sometimes the city's ideas for parkland are at odds with the community's, and the Queens Conservancy for Parks and Green Spaces has an eye on several areas where this is the case, such as Fresh Meadows' Klein Farm and the Ridgewood Reservoir. Comment.
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MS 74 student takes spot at elite Hopkins program

A Bayside middle-school student will join the ranks of an elite group of the nation's brightest kids and teens this summer. Comment.
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Genocide survivors honored in Flushing

Two survivors of the nearly 100-year-old Armenian genocide, who are nearly a century old themselves, were honored last Thursday at the New York Armenian Home in Flushing. Comment.
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Flushing church opens gallery

One of Flushing's oldest religious institutions is taking strides to become one of its newest cultural institutions. Comment.
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Doug parks group plans to halt Aurora Pond decay

In a "penny-wise" and ecologically sound move, the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee will begin a restoration project to protect the recently restored Aurora Pond in Udalls Cove this week. Comment.
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Council tackles PCBs in schools

The testimony in City Council chambers lasted all Tuesday afternoon and stretched toward evening as representatives of city and federal agencies as well as the teachers' union spoke about why some city schools have been found to contain a potentially carcinogenic substance and what should be done about it. Comment.
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College Pt. Corp. Pk. to be special district

The Department of City Planning has promised to set up a special zoning district for the College Point Corporate Park which would mirror the zoning limitations of the soon-to-expire Urban Renewal Area agreement, the head of the Community Board 7 Zoning Committee said this week. Comment.
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50 Cent gives $62K for Queensborough students

A rap superstar is giving back to the community he came from by giving thousands in college scholarships to Queens students. Comment.
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CB 7 bracing for deep budget cuts

Community Board 7 stands to lose as much as $16,000 out of its operating budget if proposed cuts by the city are approved for the coming fiscal year. CB 7 District Manager Marilyn Bitterman said such cuts would amount to a lot more than Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed citywide belt tightening. Comment.
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Belmont trots out customer service improvements

In the past weeks could be devoted to how a misplaced pebble reached the storied race track at Belmont Park in Elmont, L.I., but a hole in the wall or a messy bathroom in the lobby could go unnoticed for months, an executive with the New York Racing Association said Monday. Comment.
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Bellerose traffic island gets ready to go green

The city Department of Transportation said it will perform the work needed to transform a Bellerose traffic island into a Greenstreet. Comment.

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