Flushing Times

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Family mourns Floral Park blast victim at funeral

Relatives and friends of Ghanwatti Boodram gave their final good−byes last week to the 40−year−old Guyanese immigrant, who was killed when her Floral Park home exploded Friday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Jamaica Estates street named for Mother Mary Louis

More than 100 community members, students and elected officials gathered Friday for a ceremony to rename a Jamaica Estates street for Mother Mary Louis, a Queens resident who championed women’s rights in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Have your voice heard in vote on DOE, mayoral control

The state law which created the city Department of Education and mayoral control also included a June 30 sunset provision. The state Legislature must either let the current law expire and go back to the city Board of Education structure, change it or leave it the way it is. This is important because the quality of our schools determines the quality of our students, which determines the quality of the city workforce. Comment.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fresh Meadows

QC professor earns fellowship for book

Queens College associate professor Heather Hendershot was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship earlier this month, which will allow the media studies teacher to finish her book, “What’s Fair on the Air? Cold War Right Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest.” Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Sri Chinmoy marathon hosts runners at boro park

As Jamaica Estates resident Dipali Cunningham, one of the world’s best distance runners, recently walked around the colorful tents that now dot Flushing Meadows Corona Park, she constantly waved to champion racers passing by her. Comment.
Flushing Times

CB 7, city compromise on Flushing Airport site

Community Board 7 struck an 11th hour deal with the city Monday that sets aside a portion of the abandoned Flushing Airport site, paving the way to move five Willets Point businesses to the College Point Corporate Park. CB 7 voted to approve the plan unanimously. Comment.
Flushing Times

Falun gong members protest Chinese policies in Flushing

Several hundred Falung Gong followers and supporters shut down a stretch of a Flushing street Saturday as they protested what they contend is China’s unjust killing, torture and imprisonment of the group’s members in the last decade. Comment.
Flushing Times

City to test Flushing traffic

The long−awaited, one−way traffic plan for downtown Flushing could begin a pilot phase as early as this fall, city Department of Transportation officials told the Flushing Business Improvement District last Thursday. Comment.
Flushing Times

Station Road Civic protests road alteration

Members of the Station Road Civic Association held a symbolic candlelight vigil Friday night to protest the opening of what they consider the suspicious and dangerous roadway alteration in front of a car dealership. Comment.

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