Whitestone Times

Friday, July 24, 2009

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Traffic agent avoids car, but gets hit by sandwich

FLUSHING — A Flushing woman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after she almost hit a traffic enforcement agent with her car and threw a sandwich at the agent, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney’s office said Monday. Comment
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Flushing man, 25, acted as undercover cop: DA

FLUSHING — A Flushing man was arraigned on criminal impersonation charges after he allegedly posed as an undercover police officer, a spokeswoman for Queens DA Richard Brown said Monday. Comment
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Bloomberg outspends Avella 250-1 in mayoral race: Filings

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has outspent City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) by about 251 times in the bid for the city’s highest seat, according to recent filings, but Avella said he is ignoring the numbers and instead focusing on getting his name and message out to city residents. Comment
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Flushing gallery’s artwork portrays bovine as divine

A cow may be black and white, but 25 artists who have their bovine-inspired work on display at a Flushing art gallery see shades of gray — and countless other colors. Comment
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Avella slams Council truants

City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) criticized some of his fellow Queens lawmakers who have not shown up for numerous committee meetings over the past fiscal year, saying the politicians should drop out of the committee rather than continually miss meetings that typically occur once or twice a month. Comment
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Boro model struts catwalk, perp walk

Looks likethe runway spotlight and the gossip pages were not enough for a South Ozone Park high-fashion model, who was arrested last week for allegedly taking part in 15 robberies in Queens and Brooklyn, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
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Avella seat candidates blast petition challenges

The campaigns of five Democratic candidates vying for City Councilman Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) soon-to-be vacated seat called for a moratorium on petition challenges, but were all subsequently challenged by the supporters of the one candidate who declined to enter the agreement. Comment
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After ‘no-challenge pledge,’ Singh files petition objections

City Council candidate Swaranjit Singh filed general objections to petition signatures submitted by his two rivals for the seat — state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) and Glen Oaks Village President Bob Friedrich — after he pledged not to do so and faxed Weprin a letter urging him not to use the tactic. Comment
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Obituary: James Gaffigan, 69

James Gaffigan, a former Douglaston resident, died Jan. 8 in Rutland, Vt. He was 69. Comment
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Repairs drag at Schleicher’s

For Rita Douglas, it is another day and another battle. Comment
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Tenants angry at Vantage

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-Jackson Heights) and Councilman Bill de Blasio (D-Brooklyn) joined about 50 community activists and tenants of an Elmhurst apartment building owned by Vantage Properties last week and accused the landlord of ignoring residents’ maintenance concerns, including allowing trash to build up in and outside the establishment. Comment
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Bloomberg backs Vallone for Avella seat

Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw his weight behind City Council contender Paul Vallone last week to replace Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside), angering several of Vallone’s opponents in the race and the Queens County Republican Party. Comment

Time for Carrozza to Say Goodbye

The news keeps getting worse for state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza. Carrozza has moved back into her Bayside apartment, but the move may well be too little, too late. Comment
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Berger’s Burg: Columnist must come to terms with past Aruba trip

Secret: To conceal or keep hidden — Webster’s Dictionary Comment
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Country meets city at Socrates’ ‘State Fair’

State Fair, at Socrates Sculpture Park, is an art show with a rural, agricultural theme, juxtaposed against the background of the Manhattan skyline across the East River from the park. Comment


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