Whitestone Times

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

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Pair attacked man during rainstorm: DA

FLUSHING — A Jamaica woman and a Queens Village man were arrested after they attacked and robbed a man as he stood under a tree during a rainstorm in Flushing, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
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Man took wallet from shopping cart: Police

LITTLE NECK — Police said they were searching for a man who took a woman's wallet from her shopping cart at a supermarket on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck last Thursday. Comment.
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Man stole wife’s personal information: Cops

BAYSIDE — Police said they were looking for a Bayside man who allegedly used his wife's personal information to open a bank account and made numerous charges. Comment.
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Jax Heights man drove drunk, hit house: DA

COLLEGE POINT — A 20-year-old Jackson Heights man was arrested after he crashed his car into a College Point home and fled the scene in early September, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
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Whitestone mall reopens after city shutdown

Business owners at a newly opened Whitestone shopping center said they were distressed that the city had shut them down following a recent inspection. Comment.
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Pollution at planned hotel site worries neighbors

Fresh Meadows residents said they were deeply concerned about a contaminated Horace Harding Expressway site where plans are in the works to develop two hotels and new homes after state investigators recently began testing for toxic substances in the air and water. Comment.
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Open MRI machine installed at North Shore-LIJ

The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System used to have to turn away obese and claustrophobic patients needing MRIs. Comment.
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Meng vows party unity following bitter race

After a divisive state Assembly race, Grace Meng said she expects Democratic leaders in Flushing to move forward as a unified front following her upset of incumbent Assemblywoman Ellen Young (D-Flushing) in the Democratic primary last week. Comment.
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Liu aids firehouse upgrade

The building that houses Engine Company 273 and Ladder Company 129 on Union Street in Flushing may be approaching its centennial anniversary, but City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) took a major step last week to make sure it does not look its age. Comment.
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Little Neck barrier work will exceed $1M: LIRR

The Long Island Rail Road has estimated that a project to install gates at a Little Neck railroad crossing where residents have been plagued by blaring horns will cost more than $1.4 million, the agency said. Comment.
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Free Synagogue gets globe-trotting rabbi

Throughout his career, Rabbi Michael Weisser has intellectually prospered by studying religious faiths while traveling the globe. Now he may be able to do it while walking around the block from his new synagogue. Comment.
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Ex-Flushing violin whiz keeps striving for excellence

Few will ever achieve the level of talent and expertise possessed by violin-virtuoso Christopher Wang. For the former Flushing resident, however, that is by no means an invitation to slow down. Comment.
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Bayside activist demands respect for Martin’s Field

A Bayside community activist who said he believes the city Parks Department is maintaining the historic Martin's Field African-American burial ground in Flushing as a park and not a cemetery slammed the city's upkeep of the site. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

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Mets relief pitcher charged with assaulting girlfriend

FLUSHING — A relief pitcher for the Mets was charged with assault after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend in a Flushing hotel, police said. Comment.
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Rosemary Zoeller, 82

Rosemary Zoeller, a longtime Bayside resident, died Sept. 2 at the age of 82 after a long illness caused by an accidental fall. Comment.
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Police search for clues in Pomonok shooting

POMONOK — Police said they were searching for suspects who killed a 25-year-old man last week outside the central Queens housing project. Comment.
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Parks Dept. seeking to replace glitzy Bayside eatery

The city's Parks Department said it is seeking a replacement for Bayside's Caffé on the Green when the popular catering hall's license expires in January. But the owner of the concession, accused of shoddy recordkeeping in an audit earlier this year, said he still plans to either remain at the site or move into another neighborhood locale next year. Comment.
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Nora McAtamney, 76

Nora Brady McAtamney, a 38-year Bayside resident and Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church parishioner, died Aug. 21 at the VITAS Inpatient Care Facility in Winter Park, Fla. She was 76. Comment.
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Meng upsets Young in primary

Grace Meng soundly defeated state Assemblywoman Ellen Young (D-Flushing) in the Democratic primary Tuesday, an upset that put her within reach of the Flushing seat her father was elected to just four years ago. Comment.
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LIJ breaks ground on new center

Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped break ground last Thursday on a $300 million, 10-story women's hospital at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center campus. Comment.
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Keep footbridge: Baysiders

Some Bayside residents said they were concerned that the city could remove a footbridge near the neighborhood's Long Island Rail Road station that has been in the community for nearly 100 years. Comment.
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Former teacher takes helm at Bayside High School

Athy, who previously taught English at Jamaica's Hillcrest High School, became Bayside High School's 14th principal this fall following the recent retirement of Judith Tarlo, who presided over the school's 3,900 students for seven years. Comment.
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Flushing Moon Festival celebrates friendship

FLUSHING — The eighth annual Moon Festival will take place this weekend, bringing a colorful display of dancing and fireworks to Flushing's Main Street. Comment.
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Flushing man admits killing roommate: DA

A Flushing man was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly using a nearly foot-long knife to stab his roommate to death outside their apartment building , police said. Comment.
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Flushing gets safer signals for seniors

The city Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that new safety measures for senior citizen pedestrians have been installed in Flushing as part of a pilot program being introduced citywide. Comment.
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Flushing blast tenants take woes to law firm

More than 20 residents of Fairmont Hall in Flushing, still reeling from an explosion that tore through the building in July, have hired a lawyer to explore legal action against the building's owners in the coming weeks after spending nearly three months without gas service. Comment.
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CB 11 strikes down warehouse proposal

Community Board 11 voted down a proposal this week to allow a Bayside company that specializes in fire extinguishing products to develop a one-story warehouse with storage space for commercial vehicles at its site on 215th Place. Comment.

An End to the Big Chill

Congratulations to the 21 Queens City Council members who authored a bill that purports to solve a problem that almost no one knows exists and fewer care about. The new law, Introductory Number 264-A, requires commercial establishments to keep their doors closed when operating air conditioning systems. Comment.
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