Whitestone Times

Thursday, July 2, 2009

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Girl, 4, slammed by drunk driver in Flushing: Police

FLUSHING — A 4-year-old girl was injured after a drunk driver hit her in Flushing Saturday evening, police said. Comment
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CB 7 approves Sky View variance

The first two hours of Community Board 7’s Monday meeting at Union Plaza Care Center in Flushing could have been titled “The Development Follies.” Comment
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Stars drop in for early dinner at Papazzio

The owner of a popular Bayside eatery said he does not serve pasta before 11:30 a.m., but he made an early morning exception this week for Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Comment
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Carrozza resides outside boro

State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) said she has been living out of her district since earlier this year as she and her husband plan to adopt a child and search for a new home in Bayside. Comment

Update city election signature rolls

Americans are rightfully outraged by the recent sham Iranian election and massacre of demonstrators, who asked, “Where’s my votei” We should support these heroes. The brave Iranian example should also remind us to clean up long-overlooked troubles with our own electoral system, which is subject to fraud. Comment

Give This Family A Break

It is easy for those born here to forget what a privilege it is to live in this country. But the story that ran in this paper last week serves as a reminder that for many throughout the world, America remains the land of opportunity. It is also a sad reminder of the snares and pitfalls that lie in wait for even the most earnest newcomer. Comment

Education on the Line

At the writing of this editorial, it is not certain the mayor will retain control over the city’s schools. The 2002 law giving Michael Bloomberg control over the system was set to end June 30. Comment
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Seminerio, 74, pleads guilty to fraud charge

Two candidates have expressed their interest in succeeding former state Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, who pleaded guilty last week in Manhattan federal court to setting up a fake consulting business to collect corrupt payments from entities seeking his influence as a legislator. Comment


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