Whitestone Times

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

College Point

Group against waste station veils donors

A group opposing the city and federal government over construction of a College Point garbage facility near LaGuardia Airport has a policy of keeping its donors anonymous, leading some community members to question who is driving the media blitz about bird strikes. Comments (1)

Italian pride on display at Columbus Day Parade in Whitestone

Proud Italian-Americans joined residents of all nationalities to celebrate and march in the Columbus Day Parade in Whitestone Saturday morning. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

College Point

Linden Place revamp stalled

Community Board 7 has been asking the city to replace a College Point road since 1987 and is wondering why it still has not been done after construction crews began the job several years ago. Comments (1)

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Avella touts crowded school fix

To address an ongoing issue of too many kids in the classrooms of a Whitestone school, one northeast Queens lawmaker said he worked with the city Department of Education to lower class sizes while keeping the same number of seats at the school. Comments (1)
College Point

College Point reflects on trio of bank heists

The Capital One Bank in College Point seems to be a popular target for stick-up artists, since last month’s failed heist marked the third incident there in a year, according to police, but it did not seem to phase residents who use the lender on a regular basis. Comment
College Point

Qns home to unsual crimes

The NYPD was the focus of last week’s College Point Civic/Taxpayer’s Association meeting, where the commanding officer of the 109th Precinct discussed crimes committed in the area and a Manhattan inspector took questions about the department’s police academy under construction near the Whitestone Expressway. Comments (2)

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