Whitestone Times

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

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Friend struck another with wrench: Brown

COLLEGE POINT — The district attorney’s office said a 17-year-old was arraigned on assault charges after allegedly striking his friend in the head with a wrench. Comment
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Cops search for burglar who stole $21K in jewelry

OAKLAND GARDENS — Police said they were investigating a burglary where thieves pilfered more than $20,000 in jewelry Saturday. Comment
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Police charge two men with stealing wallets

OAKLAND GARDENS — Police said they arrested two men after they allegedly broke into a car and stole wallets from a woman and her mother last week. Comment
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Cops investigate stolen van driven through Bklyn

BAYSIDE — A Ford Van was stolen from 33rd Avenue last week and police believe it was driven through Brooklyn shortly thereafter, according to authorities. Comment
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60-yr.-old struck person with lantern: Police

OAKLAND GARDENS — Police said a 60-year-old woman was arrested on assault charges last week after allegedly striking another person with a lantern. Comment
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Council mudslinging takes over

It was billed as a debate, but it turned into an airing of dirty laundry. Comment
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Co-ops, seniors top Weprin seat debate

The three candidates running for the City Council seat currently held by Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis) took their campaign pitches to North Shore Towers for a candidates’ forum where most of the attention was focused on co-op and senior issues. Comment
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Native Americans gather in Floral Pk. for powwow

Thirty-one tribes for 31 years. Comment
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Schneider assistant donates her hair for patients

Three pediatric cancer patients at Schneider Children’s Hospital got the chance to become stylists last week after they helped a physician’s assistant at the hospital donate her highlighted blonde locks to their peers. Comment
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Kew Gdns. Vantage tenants to join union

Residents of a Kew Gardens apartment building owned by Vantage Properties are planning to join a tenants union representing more than 1,300 Queens residents living in Vantage buildings who accuse their landlord of ignoring complaints about maintenance. Comment
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NE Queens aghast at geese gassing

Northeast Queens activists said they were upset to find out Canada geese had recently been removed by a federal agency from Oakland Lake in Bayside and gassed following the crash landing of a U.S. Airways flight on the Hudson River earlier this year. Comment
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Cop recovering after shooting

A Queens police officer was recovering from a gunshot wound and his accused attacker was arraigned assault charges after a domestic violence call turned ugly in Ridgewood last weekend. Comment
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Carrozza says AG investigation will vindicate her

State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) said she believes an investigation by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will reveal that she has not misled her constituents by living out of the district for several months this year. Comment
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College Pt. renters fight on

City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) put himself into the center of a bitter College Point housing dispute last week, demanding the landlord and manager at Schleicher’s Court restore gas service to their tenants after more than a year. Comment
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Park gets $1 million makeover

The Utopia Playground in Fresh Meadows is much more aptly named now that a $1 million renovation of the space has been completed, bringing with it three new play areas, including one that is handicapped-accessible. Comment
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Tuesday is Night Out Against Crime

Precincts in northeast Queens will be out in full force this Tuesday night not only to protect and serve the public, but also treat them to a fun celebration. Comment
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Douglaston businesses, homes lose power in transformer fire

A massive transformer fire temporarily left more than 100 Douglaston households and businesses without power Friday morning, but residents and an elected official are applauding the rapid response to the situation. Comment
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Gospel Fest draws hundreds to Baisley Park concert

Hundreds of southeast Queens residents came out to Baisley Park Saturday for a faith-filled day of family fun as Gospel Fest returned for a fourth year. Comment
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Summer storms put a damper on Bayside Marina

Northeast Queens marinas and beaches have been waterlogged and empty throughout the summer because torrential rainstorms consistently forced them to shut down for hours or entire days. Comment
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College Point man charged in club rape

A College Point man was charged in the brazen, vicious attack of a 23-year-old woman in Manhattan earlier this year, authorities said last week. Comment
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CB 8 members feel left out of bus talks

Bringing Bus Rapid Transit to Queens could link residents to subway stops and destination points much more quickly than the current system, according to city officials, but some community representatives have reservations about the plans and said they have been especially concerned they are being left out of transportation discussions. Comment
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Co-founder of Lions Club in Little Neck dies at 89

Herman “Doc” Belkin, one of the founding members of the Little Neck-Douglaston Lions Club and a dentist in the community for 55 years, died in his home July 17. He was 89. Comment
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Crash claims Floral Park girls

The Village of Floral Park was reeling with grief and disbelief after three young sisters were among eight people killed when a Long Island woman drove the wrong way for 1.7 miles Sunday on a Westchester highway. Comment
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Avella leads rally against Corporate Park

City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and several dozen people led a second rally against city plans for the College Point Corporate Park Sunday, but not all of the attendees were firmly behind him. Comments (1)
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Jackson Heights LGBT rally honors victims of attacks

Dozens of people rallied in Jackson Heights Sunday against what they called the victimization of transgender men and women in Queens following two brutal attacks earlier this summer. Comment
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Electeds angry at Con Ed over highest rates in U.S.

Western Queens elected officials said they were outraged after a U.S. Labor Department study found that city residents pay the highest electricity and natural gas rates in the nation following Con Edison’s recent proposal to raise customer bills next year. Comment

A Voice in the Wilderness

For as long as we have known him, Bayside activist Mandingo Tshaka has been a crusader driven by a conscience that will not let him rest, even when it appears no one is listening. Comment


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