Whitestone Times

Friday, Nov. 27, 2009

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Woman hits, threatens to kill daughter: DA

FLUSHING — A 43-year-old Flushing woman was arrested after she allegedly shoved her daughter and struck her on the back with a mop before threatening to kill her, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
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Whitestone man, 42, harassed child: Brown

FLUSHING — A 42-year-old Whitestone man was arrested after he allegedly pretended to be a public servant and harassed another man and his child outside a Flushing pharmacy, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
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Traffic fears dog plan for police academy

Residents and officials in College Point are experiencing a wide range of reactions in the wake of the 47-2 City Council vote last week to construct a new $1 billion police academy in College Point. Comment
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Taconic crash prompts state to pass DWI laws

Inspired in part by the wrong-way crash on the Taconic Parkway that killed three young Floral Park, L.I., sisters, the state Legislature passed what it called the strictest DWI laws in the country that would stiffen penalties for drunk drivers when there is a child in the vehicle. Comment
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Queens College writers organize hunger benefit

Queens College Master’s in Fine Arts students will hold a reading next week to raise money for City Harvest, a group that helps feed the increasing number of New Yorkers in all five boroughs who have been driven to seek help from food pantries by the weak economy. Comment
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Weprin seeks brother’s seat

Outgoing City Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis) has decided to run for his brother’s soon-to-be-vacant state Assembly seat as one possible contender, Glen Oaks Village President Bob Friedrich, is mulling his options. Comment
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Councilman-elect Koo gives out 135 turkeys to needy

Thanksgiving will be a more filling and less expensive occasion for 135 Flushing families this year, thanks to the efforts of City Councilman-elect Peter Koo, a local grocery chain and two community groups. Comment
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Councilman-elect Halloran lays out agenda for district

Dan Halloran said he is vowing to get more money for his district after having been elected Nov. 3 to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) as the representative for northeast Queens. Comment
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Brown touts DA office’s record during CB 13 meet

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown touted the successes of his office this year during Community Board 13’s monthly meeting Monday night, where he also installed the board’s new officers. Comment
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Glen Oaks Ground Zero worker presents Sept. 11 flag to ship

Richard Wright exudes patriotism. Comment
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City targets SJU student apts.

City officials are ramping up efforts to inform individuals about illegal apartments following complaints by state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) and borough residents that too many college students are crammed into area homes, Queens Department of Buildings Commissioner Ira Gluckman told a Community Board 8 meeting last week. Comment
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Flushing ushers in holidays

The Flushing business community and political leadership joined hundreds of cheery residents Monday night to ring in the start of the holiday shopping season with the annual lighting of decorations on Roosevelt Street and a party at the LaGuardia East Sheraton. Comment
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Flushing teen injured by kite string sues city

A young Flushing resident who was severely injured and nearly garroted by a razor-sharp kite string while skateboarding Oct. 9, 2008, is suing the city Parks Department and the owner of his family’s co-op for unspecified damages, according to the lawsuit. Comment
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Cardozo pianist to compete at Carnegie Hall

A 17-year-old junior from Bayside’s Benjamin Cardozo High School is preparing for a major city piano competition and a recital at Carnegie Hall next year after placing as a semi-finalist at an international competition in South Korea last summer. Comment
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Queens DWI court keeps many offenders sober: DA

Just days after Gov. David Paterson signed a new law that cracks down on drunk drivers who endanger the lives of children, the Queens district attorney touted the success of the city’s first DWI court. Comment
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109th Precinct helps holiday shoppers stay safe

Crime has declined for the year in the 109th Precinct, but as the holidays approach, police want to ensure that people remain diligent to avoid becoming victims. Comment

Bayside Is Not Birmingham

In an election where Asian-American candidates, including city Comptroller-elect John Liu, made historic strides, we are surprised to hear the charge that Asian Americans were the victim of harassment at the polls in Bayside. Comment

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