Board approves Greek-American school expansion in Whitestone


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Rendering courtesy Giannopoulos Architects

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church is planning a $1.5 million expansion of its elementary school in Whitestone, and recently cleared a major hurdle in the process.

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge marks 75 years, more than 2 billion vehicles


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Since opening on April 29, 1939, 2.2 billion vehicles have crossed the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the MTA said.

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Contentious Whitestone sidewalk café bid up for vote later this month


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

An application for a Whitestone sidewalk café will go up for a City Council vote at the end of the month without support from the area councilmember.

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Star of Queens: Kim Cody, president, Greater Whitestone Taxpayer Civic Association


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Kim Cody

Kim Cody is the president of the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association, a group that is made up of volunteers devoted to the betterment of the community.

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Whitestone man pleads guilty to failing to pay $335K in taxes


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Photo courtesy of the Nassau County district attorney’s office

A Whitestone man has confessed to duping the state out of $335,000 in taxes, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. Joseph Caraccia, 65, who owns two Great Neck auto body repair shops, pleaded guilty last week to larceny charges for collecting but failing to remit taxes between 2009 and 2012.

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Whitestone shopping center sold for $24M


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The popular Whitestone shopping center at 153-01 10th Ave. has been sold again, but the neighborhood hotspot is likely to remain the same.

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Whitestone family wins ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’ on ABC


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Tina Lynch

The Lynch family from Whitestone won ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” Dec. 9. They beat out three other houses in the nation and collected the $50,000 prize.

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Watch Whitestone family compete for best Christmas lights on ABC


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Tina Lynch

The Lynch family will find out Monday night if their Whitestone home won ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” The new reality-competition show airs Dec. 9 at 9 p.m.

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Star of Queens: Devon Michael O’Connor, president and founder, Welcome To Whitestone


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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In 2011, Devon Michael O’Connor formed the non-profit Welcome To Whitestone Commercial and Residential Civic Association (WTW). This fourth generation Whitestone resident gave other area residents and local businesses a voice backed by an association that would address their issues and concerns.

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Late night fire tears through Whitestone auto body shop


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Photos courtesy of Welcome to Whitestone Civic Group

A Whitestone auto body shop erupted in flames late Saturday night, fire officials and residents said. More than 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at 150-15 14th Road, the site of Whitestone Collision, at 11:13 p.m. on November 30, according to the FDNY. It was under control by 12:20 p.m. There were no reported injuries, an […]

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