Whitestone community to honor late resident with street renaming

| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Lohnes family; THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Community board 7 unanimously voted to make 145th Street between 15th and 17th Avenue Robert C. Lohnes Way. Family members and Boy Scout troop 235 attended the meeting to talk about Lohnes, who served as the troop’s scout master for over three decades.

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Whitestone resident petitions again for Metro-North stops in western Queens

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin

The wheels are turning once again for one Queens resident who hopes to bring more transportation options to the borough.

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Whitestone defeats Bayside in Nick Lomangino championship title game

| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Getting thrown out of a championship game wasn’t part of the strategy, but after Whitestone Renegades baseball team coaches were tossed in the top of the fifth inning from the Nick Lomangino Tournament final, the team seemed to have new energy.

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USPS threatens downsizing Whitestone facility, again

| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

The United States Postal Service intends to consolidate up to 82 facilities, including its Queens’ center on 20th Avenue, beginning January 2015 to continue its plan to cut losses. The initiative is projected to save the cash-strapped delivery service more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, according to the USPS, but politicians and union representatives are against downsizing the Queens facilities.

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