Flushing Times

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014


Flushing kicks off holiday with lighting in the rain

Despite pouring rain, City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Santa Claus and members of the Flushing Business Improvement District kicked off the holiday shopping season with Macy’s Flushing at the 12th annual holiday lighting ceremony late Monday afternoon. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014


Opportunistic Flushing grabs playoff win over South Shore

Flushing didn’t miss its chance to capitalize on South Shore’s mistakes, swinging a deadlocked game in its favor. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Queens Councilman announces police chokehold bill

City Councilman Rory I. Lancman (D-Hillcrest) introduced three bills last week that would give police officers a misdemeanor for performing chokeholds and address police officers’ excessive use of force. Comments (5).

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014


City to study affordable housing in western Flushing

Western Flushing is among the latest New York City neighborhoods that are next in line for the city’s affordable housing agenda. Comments (2).
Fresh Meadows

RoboMindTech teams to compete at robot Olympiad in Russia

Six students from the RoboMindTech Science and Technology Learning Center in Fresh Meadows will represent the United States this Friday in the 11th World Robot Olympiad in Sochi, Russia, one of the world’s largest robotics competitions. Comment.
Willets Point

Boro historian leads tour of Willets Point

A mile from where shuttered auto shops rise above cratered roads, Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum started his tour of several sleek shopping complexes that will one day compete with the redesigned Willets Point. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Jamaica Estates

Red Storm has tournament dreams

D’Angelo Harrison wouldn’t talk about not being selected as the Preseason Big East Player of the Year, an award that was given by the league’s coaches to Georgetown junior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Willets Point

Avella calls on state to reject tax incentives for Willets Point developers

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has called on the state Department of Conservation to reject an application by the developers of Willets Point for millions of dollars in tax credits. Comments (8).

Grover Cleveland edges RFK in for city boys’ soccer crown

Grover Cleveland put an end to Robert F. Kennedy’s Cinderella playoff run by finishing off an undefeated championship season of its own. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014


Prosecutors push for 10 to 20 years for Flushing doc

Prosecutors are asking a judge to give a doctor 10 to 20 years in prison for illegally prescribing lethal doses to two patients from his Flushing clinic. Comments (1).

DMV in the hotseat

Where is the justice? Comments (2).

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014


Judge tosses tickets for driver who hit toddler

The parents of a 3-year-old girl killed by an SUV last year were fuming after a DMV judge dismissed two tickets issued to the driver, whom they hold responsible for their daughter’s death. Comments (3).

Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce relaunches

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce has been resurrected two years after it closed its doors. Comments (1).

A throughly enjoyable show now on stage in Flushing

When a community theater production needs to cast two characters who speak Chinese, there is always the fear that performers will overact to the point of offensiveness. Comments (2).

Give Americans a tax break for voting

In Australia, failure to provide a valid reason for not voting in an election results in a $20 fine. The percentage of people who vote in the United States in a general election is abysmally low. (Missing Voters — Times Ledger Nov. 7-13). It is even less in a primary, which in a district that is dominated by one party, the candidate who is ultimately elected may well have been so with a percentage in the teens. Comments (2).

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