Flushing Times

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Queens residents rally against airplane noise

More than 300 Queensites came out to a rally at Cunningham Park Sunday afternoon to demand an end to the constant din emanating from airplanes traveling to and from the borough’s airports. Comments (3).

House passes Meng historic sites bill

A bill U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) introduced to make historic sights in Flushing part of the National Park Service passed the House of Representatives Monday night. Comment.

Flushing Town Hall challenged to raise money

Flushing Town Hall needs help with its latest financial challenge. Comment.

Missed opportunities doom Flushing in loss to Erasmus

One disastrous drive late in the third quarter was emblematic of Flushing’s day. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014


Flushing robbery chase ends in crash: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police arrested three men following a chase and car crash after they allegedly robbed a Flushing 7-Eleven at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (3).

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Queens wants quiet skies

More than 300 borough residents, fed up with the never-ending din coming from airplanes, rallied at Cunningham Park Sunday afternoon to say “enough is enough.” Comments (10).

Pre-K Prognosis

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Queens last week on a whirlwind tour of the five boroughs to usher in his pre-K program for 51,500 children. He and his entourage visited the Home Sweet Home pre-K center in Fresh Meadows, which has been in need of programs for its growing population of 4-year-olds. Comments (2).

Lancman to lead committee

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) was chosen by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) to serve as chairman of the Council’s newly created Committee on Courts and Legal Services. Comment.

Flushing rallies to beat Port Richmond 30-26

The game appeared to be lost to everyone but Flushing. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014


Whitestone reserve vet honored at US Open

Sharon Rimal represented her country in a different and more public way at the US Open last week. Comment.

Writer’s right on Willets land grab

Ben Haber’s recent writing is spot on. City Council members have sold their collective souls to the moguls who have already blighted Citi Field with its hideous signage and their real estate arms that will transform a thriving business community into a megalithic shopping mall. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014


Serena Williams cruises to milestone 18th US Open win

Serena Williams ended a difficult season with a historic triumph. Comment.

Murder-suicides kill five in Flushing: NYPD

Flushing experienced a bloody couple of days this week when five people were found dead in two murder-suicides within four blocks of each other in less than 12 hours, police said. Comments (1).

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014


CB7 rejects never-ending variance for Auburndale realtor

After a couple hours of yelling, confusion and chaos, Community Board 7 voted Monday night to extend a variance for an Auburndale business on Northern Boulevard, preserving the conditions of a previous agreement. Comments (1).

School owner sentenced

The former owner of a Flushing pre-school for disabled children was sentenced to two years in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to stealing $2 million in government funding meant for student services. Comment.

Stavisky beats Jung in race for Senate seat

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) is poised to return to Albany for her eighth term after she successfully fended off a primary challenge from Flushing activist S.J. Jung. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014


Stavisky wins resounding victory against Jung

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) convincingly won re-election Tuesday night against her challenger S.J. Jung after a hard-fought campaign to hold onto her seat after seven terms in office. Comment.

Live Blog: 2014 Queens Democratic Primary

State Sen. hopeful Leroy Comrie got one last push for his campaign in the early evening hours before the polls closed. Comments (3).

Two dead in murder-suicide in Flushing: NYPD

A 51-year-old man shot his girlfriend in downtown Flushing Monday afternoon before turning the gun on himself, police said. Comments (2).

Three with slashed throats found dead in Flushing fire

The burned bodies of three unidentified people were found with their throats slashed after a fire at a Flushing apartment building early Tuesday morning, police said. Comments (1).

Jet noise readings worry residents

As a battle against increased airplane noise reverberates across the city, some northeast Queens residents are lamenting readings from portable noise monitors that are registering levels as high as 96 decibels from planes flying in and out of LaGuardia Airport. Comments (8).

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014


Stavisky, Jung pitch district priorities

While S.J. Jung and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) both reject the notion of ethnic politics, it may have a significant impact on the race for the 16th Senate District. Comments (2).

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014


Hindu festival honors Ganesh in Flushing

Several thousand worshipers passed through the Hindu Temple of North America, at 45-57 Bowne St., in Flushing over the weekend to pray to the elephant-headed deity Ganesh. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014


Jung calls on Stavisky campaign to clean up act

Under attack from his opponent’s campaign, S.J. Jung is calling for civility. Comments (7).

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014


Queens College greets new prez as classes begin

Queens College welcomed a number of new faces last week as students flowed into campus for the upcoming school year. Comments (1).

Sen. Stavisky runs on 15-year record

While the redrawing of state Sen. Toby Stavisky’s (D-Flushing) district shifted its demographic makeup and forced her to relocate from her Whitestone home, she said nothing has changed in her approach to the campaign. Comment.

Jung takes on Stavisky

For S.J. Jung, his primary challenge is not so much about replacing state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing). Comments (3).

Boro man a boy at heart as Open ballperson

A quarter of century as a US Open ballperson hasn’t diminished Jorge Cabrera’s enthusiasm for the job and the sport. Comment.

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