Flushing Times

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008

Fresh Meadows

Hotel plans irk Bellerose ice cream fans

Bellerose residents braved freezing temperatures last weekend in an attempt to prevent the neighborhood’s Frozen Cup ice cream shop from being replaced by a planned three−story hotel along Jericho Turnpike. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

BSA should protect, not develop, Queens communities

The city Board of Standards and Appeals is a powerful agency. The BSA was created about 30 years ago, when the courts ruled that the old city Board of Estimate was unfair because the five borough presidents, who composed the board, were elected by different amounts of voters. Comment.
Flushing Times

DA probing Flushing gas blast: Liu

The gas explosion that killed a Flushing man, severely injured his 2−year−old daughter and displaced several residents at Fairmont Hall on Sanford Avenue in July has been turned over to the Queens district attorney’s office as a criminal investigation, City Councilman John Liu (D−Flushing) said this week. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

Fresh Meadows

Fort Totten red tape prevents move: Jawin

Though the Kew Gardens−based Center for the Women of New York was awarded both a house in Bayside and a $900,000 grant from City Councilman David Weprin (D−Hollis) to renovate the Fort Totten place it hopes to call home, center Director Ann Jawin said red tape has prevented the non−profit from moving into the building they say they need to effectively run their services. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

CB 8 backs expanding local library

Community Board 8 members unanimously threw their support during their meeting last week behind an expansion that would add 3,000 square feet, a room for teenagers and new technology to the library in Kew Gardens Hills. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Boro community groups worried over beep funding cuts

Borough President Helen Marshall pleaded at the city Department for the Aging commissioner’s annual public hearing to preserve the many programs she funds through discretionary money provided by the city. The borough presidents receive money they distribute to neighborhood−based community groups, which serve the needy. Comment.
Flushing Times

Meng pledges to fight for Flushing residents

Flushing will have a new face in the state Assembly come January, and she wasted no time paying tribute to her supporters. Comment.
Flushing Times

City begins cleanup of Flushing store fire

The cleanup of three buildings demolished after they were gutted by a two−alarm fire last month began last week as fire investigators worked to find the cause of the blaze. Comment.

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