Flushing Times

Friday, Dec. 19, 2008

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows store lends Toys for Tots a helping hand

More families than ever are in need of some help when it comes to holiday shopping this year and the owners of a Fresh Meadows store are hoping their Toys for Tots drive will enable the program to meet a record high requests for gifts. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Flushing corner renamed

Nearly 2 1⁄2 years after a young Flushing man gave his life serving his adopted country, the city has responded with a permanent memorial. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Baysiders garner MTV buzz

A Queens−based band with members from Bayside, Flushing and Middle Village took the top prize last month at an MTV awards show that honored the best college bands without a record deal from across the country, the band’s bass player said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Latimer Gardens slated to close

Elected officials and residents of Latimer Gardens in Flushing are scrambling to find funding to keep a second community center in the area from closing in a six−month period. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

CB 8 slams city’s plan to cut senior services

Community Board 8 members unanimously threw their support at the board’s Dec. 10 meeting behind a resolution against the city’s plan to cut its senior meal program and revamp the way it runs its senior centers. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Remember to recycle properly, sweep your sidewalk

The October 2008 issue of the Holliswood Civic newsletter had an article by one resident about how he saw a city Sanitation Department inspector’s car with two occupants cruising the streets of Holliswood and issuing citations. This writer saw summonses issued for a pizza box placed between two garbage cans and the use of supermarket plastic bags as garbage bags. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

Fresh Meadows

City must do more to protect the rights of senior citizens

At its Nov. 17 meeting, the Queens Civic Congress voted to sign on as a formal plaintiff to oppose the term limits extension voted on by the City Council. If the current plaintiffs agree or not, the QCC will submit an affidavit of support. Comment.
Flushing Times

Need help with heating?

State Assemblywoman−elect Grace Meng urged residents in Flushing to join a state program that helps pay heating bills during the winter months, noting that the country’s financial crisis makes any aid worth taking. Comment.
Flushing Times

Weiner wants Pomonok elevator safety inspection

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D−Forest Hills) has called on city officials to inspect the safety of elevators at Pomonok Housing in Flushing, the third largest of the 2,636 developments run by the city Housing Authority. Comment.

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