Flushing Times

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Koreans make historic bid for Liu’s Council seat

A groundswell of Korean−American political activity has surrounded the race for City Councilman John Liu’s (D−Flushing) soon−to−be−vacated City Council seat, but some leaders say the path to history may not be strength in numbers. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Big Apple Circus sets up ring in Fresh Meadows

The Big Apple Circus opened its 14−show run in Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows last weekend, bringing with it a frenzy of performers from throughout the world that dazzled audiences and created a psychedelic swirl of colors in their sequinned costumes as they soared through the air and landed perfectly executed backflips. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Avella, Thompson blast DOB at Little Neck mayoral forum

The extent to which mayoral candidates city Comptroller William Thompson and City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) seem to agree became a running joke during a legislative forum in Little Neck Sunday as the two backed each other’s sentiments on everything from anger over the city Department of Buildings to mayoral control of schools. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Nation’s largest Memorial Day parade set for 82nd year

An estimated 45,000 city residents were expected to line up Monday for the 82nd annual Little Neck−Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, the parade’s chairman said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

City DOT must fix problems caused by dead end street

The Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association printed an article in its April⁄May 2008 newsletter about the problems caused by the “solution” to the traffic problems at 73rd Avenue and 179th Street. Comment.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Q74 saved due to state law bailing out MTA

Queens lawmakers praised the recent bailout agreement for the MTA that saved the Q74 bus line, saying the move will help thousands of residents who need the Kew Gardens−to−Flushing bus to get them to and from institutions like schools and senior centers. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

St. John’s program fosters healthy diet

A recent scene at a Briarwood middle school seemed like a parent’s pipe dream turned reality. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Judge whose home fired at appointed to top position

An Oakland Gardens judge whose home was riddled by bullets last year has been promoted to top administrative judge at the Queens Supreme Court’s Criminal Term in Kew Gardens, a court spokeswoman said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Glen Oaks lockdown prompts bill passage

When the Glen Oaks Campus was under lockdown in December 2007 after a threatening letter was put in the principal’s mailbox at the Queens High School of Teaching, frantic parents who came to pick up their children were not aware why their kids could not leave the building. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

107th Pct. reports crime down in 7 major crime categories

At the recent 107th Precinct Community Council meeting, Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi announced that crime was down 20 percent in the seven major index categories. He warned the audience that car tires and GPS units are hot at this time. Over the years, criminals target different parts of cars. Try to park your car in a lighted area or garage. Comment.

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