Whitestone Times

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

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Whitestone man stole from pet store: DA

FLUSHING - A Whitestone man was arraigned last week after he allegedly broke into a Flushing pet store, a spokesman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Friday. Comment
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Flushing man injured fleeing shooting: Cops

MANHATTAN — A Flushing man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly shot a man whose car he was riding in while it was idling in a Manhattan parking lot, police said. Comment
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Towers antennas in limbo

The city Board of Standards and Appeals temporarily dismissed an application last week to renew the permit for some 250 antennas that sit atop North Shore Towers until getting further information from the Floral Park co-op. Comment
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Pkwy. Village to pay $500K for EPA violations

Parkway Village and its former property manager agreed to pay $490,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency after they were charged with conspiring to violate federal Superfund law in the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos at the complex in the fall of 2006, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn said. Comment
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NYHQ gets government’s OK for two more stories

New York Hospital Queens has cleared the final hurdle in the way of adding two additional floors to its new addition, already under construction. Comment
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Bellerose boy struck by car clings to life

An 10-year-old Bellerose boy riding his bicycle down Hillside Avenue was critically injured Monday when a car struck him at the Little Neck Parkway intersection, police said. Comment
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Bayside Raiders scrimmage displays kids’ gridiron talent

The Bayside Raiders football squad kicked off their annual Raider Day Sunday at a Flushing field, where they scrimmaged each other in preparation for the start of the season next month. Comment
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Asian nonprofit buys affordable apts. in Flushing

A Flushing affordable housing advocacy group is taking a new approach to battling developers it says are buying buildings and jacking up rents in the city's affordable units by purchasing the properties itself. Comment
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After 40 years, Bayside artist scores Manhattan exhibit

Bayside's Helaine Soller has created more than 500 paintings during the past four decades, but the artist has scored her first Manhattan exhibition that will run through mid-November and display seven of her expressionist pieces in the lobby gallery of a Midtown real estate broker. Comment
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Students suffer, not learn, when taught to take tests

I was in London for five days before taking a cruise around the British Isles on the Grand Princess. While in London and in some of the cities I stopped at, I picked up copies of the Daily Telegraph, Times and Guardian. The British were as concerned with their youths' education as we are with ours. Years ago, I took a New York University graduate course in England, which studied the British education system. Comment

Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

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Twin teens arrested in Fresh Mdws. robbery: Cops

Police were not seeing double when they apprehended a set of 16-year-old twins among six teens who allegedly broke into a Fresh Meadows supermarket last week and helped themselves to cash and cigarettes, authorities said. Comment
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Torahs stolen from Jewish Center

Worshipers arriving at the Jewish Center in Kew Gardens Hills for Saturday morning services were dismayed to find eight Torah scrolls and various other religious ornaments missing, but none of the usual signs of theft, raising suspicions that it was an inside job. Comment
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Six Flushing delegates bring ideas to Denver

One by one, Queens residents filed up to a panel of a half dozen Flushing delegates to the Democratic National Convention Monday evening and gave different versions of the same message: Fix our country. Comment
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8’s aplenty for Bayside baby

A Bayside couple said fortune smiled upon them earlier this month with the safe delivery of their first child, but they also believe that circumstances surrounding the boy's birth indicate he could be lucky in life. Comment
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Queens kids reel in a good time at fishing tournament

The Bayside Anglers reeled in more than 50 neighborhood children for the group's eighth annual Snapper Derby last weekend at the Bayside Marina, where participants took home prizes and trophies for catching the most fish. Comment
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Oakland Gardens shocked after shooting at judge’s home

The neighbors of a Queens Supreme Court judge said they were shocked that bullets were fired into his Oakland Gardens home last week as police continued to search for culprits in the incident. Comment
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Meng, Young vie for votes

Flushing's state Assembly seat may not be in danger of changing parties this November, but the contest for its control has drawn heavy interest in the bustling downtown district. Comment
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Bayside mulls over flooding solutions

On Murray Street in Whitestone Tuesday morning, flooding solutions were traded like baseball cards. Comment

Driving and Texting

On the other hand, we do agree with the Council that it should be illegal to text message while driving. This is just plain common sense. Comment

Big Brother Rides Again

Surely the City Council has better things to worry about. Last week, it passed legislation that would impose heavy fines on stores that leave their doors open wide while air conditioning is on. Comment
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CB 8 newsletters, reports keep residents in-the-know

From September to June, Community Board 8 and District Manager Marie Adam-Ovide issue reports to the community through a newsletter and written report. The city agencies that service CB 8 meet with them periodically as the District Service Cabinet to give reports and obtain feedback from us. Comment


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