Flushing Times

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Flushing man to head Korean group

The position of president of the Korean American Association of Greater New York is largely ceremonial, pays nothing and is determined by an election that draws only a small swath of the hundreds of thousands of people the group claims to represent. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Utopia Pkwy block named for late rabbi

A crowd of more than 30 people cheered at the corner of 65th Avenue and Utopia Parkway in Fresh Meadows last weekend as a strip of the roadway in front of the neighborhood’s Utopia Jewish Center was renamed for a rabbi who acted as spiritual leader to the center’s congregation for 35 years. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws bus riders slam MTA

Community members railed this week against the MTA’s decision to cut Q74 bus service this summer, saying they will fight the MTA’s decision that they contend will leave thousands of borough residents with longer and more inconvenient commutes. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Mayoral control of schools must include accountability

On March 8, state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D−Little Neck) held a Town Hall meeting at the Queens Children’s Center in Glen Oaks on mayoral control of city schools. Those in attendance heard former Assemblyman Steve Sanders talk about the city Education Law, which he authored as former Assembly Education Committee chairman in 2002. Weprin distributed his three−page Five Point Plan for School Governance. Comment.

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