Posts made in November, 2011

Low Polling Attendance in Queens Signals Voter Apathy

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Low Polling Attendance in Queens Signals Voter Apathy

Terry Chao November 9, 2011 Election Daybook Word Count: 640 Morale was down at the polls last Tuesday night, at least in Astoria, Queens, where voter turnout for the general elections was at an all-time low. Frank Sinatra High School, located at 35-12 35th Ave, was one of four polling sites in Astoria. Only 110 voters showed up to cast their ballots to decide who were to be elected to the state and city-level positions, which ranged from district attorney to judgeship titles, according to Angelina Welby, 78, one of the ballot inspectors for the 53rd District. “I’ll be honest, I was...

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Flushing Halloween Shooting Results in Tragedy

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Flushing Halloween Shooting Results in Tragedy

Terry Chao November 2, 2011 Halloween Mystery Murder Yields no Witnesses Word Count: 660   A 21-year old unidentified Hispanic male was a victim of a homicide at 5:43 p.m. on Halloween this past Monday at 133-50 Bland Houses on Roosevelt Avenue, according to a police report from the 109th precinct in Flushing, Queens. The victim, who suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, was brought to the EMS department of New York Hospital Medical center in Queens, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Prior to the incident, the victim was seen arguing with a black male, who was about six...

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Akassy Trial Reveals Twisted Personality

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Akassy Trial Reveals Twisted Personality

Terry Chao October 26, 2011 Rape Daybook Word Count: 570   New testimony in the case of an alleged rapist was presented at the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday. The defendant, Hugues Akassy, 43, has been indicted for 24 counts ranging from rape in the first degree, stalking, petit larceny and criminal trespassing. The alleged victim, Bess Greenberg, a photographer who works at a gallery on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, first met Akassy in December 2009 outside the gallery. She is one of five of Akassy’s alleged victims. Greenberg claimed she was stalked and...

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PS 1 MoMa Art Book Fair Illustrates that Print Isn’t Dead

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PS 1 MoMa Art Book Fair Illustrates that Print Isn’t Dead

Chao Daybook 5 October 3, 2011 Word Count: 772   At the 6th annual NY Art Book Fair this year, held at the P.S. 1 MoMA in Long Island City Queens, spirits were bright and optimistic about the future of book publishing and what eBooks and digital mediums mean for their audiences. Though the economic crisis has left many industries crippled, with the Borders Group closing for good this June, independent publishers have found renewed public interest in their products and a resurgence of support for grassroots projects that focus on quality as opposed to quantity. The fair, which is...

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Hunter Students Vocalize Their Frustrations at Student Rally

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Hunter Students Vocalize Their Frustrations at Student Rally

Chao Daybook 6 – Student Rally October 5, 2011 Word Count: 671   SUNY and CUNY students participated in a campus-wide rally today protesting the ongoing tuition hikes and cut to federal funding enacted by the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. Amid shouts and charged chanting of phrases like “Students Unite! Fight for your rights!” students gathered around the subway entrance on the corner of 68th and Lexington to share feelings of disgust over the effects the budget cuts have inflicted, from the overcrowding of their classrooms to the limited printing resources and...

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