Flushing Times

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Chinese food deliverymen targeted in Flushing

Police in the 109th Precinct said more than a half−dozen Chinese food deliverymen have been targeted in a string of robberies throughout Flushing during the last two months and they are calling on restaurant owners to exercise extra vigilance when sending their employees out. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Seniors’ digial TV switch requires government’s financial help: CB 8

Community Board 8 District Manager Marie Adam−Ovide has written letters to Queens’ congressional reps and the two U.S. senators asking the federal government to financially aid seniors and disabled residents who still need to purchase converter boxes for the national switch to digital television. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Racial slur sparked Flushing stabbings: Accused

The man accused of stabbing three people in Flushing last week told police he went on a bloody rampage because his wife had left him and a man on the street called him by a racial slur, according to the criminal complaint filed in Queens Criminal Court. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Mercury in light bulbs could pose a risk to one’s health

I have known for some time that corkscrew−shaped florescent, energy−saving bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, enough to be a health hazard. We need ways to save energy, but we have been reading about mercury for the past couple of years, especially because baby vaccines have contained small amounts of mercury as a preservative. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 19, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Police search for three robbers of apartment

BAYSIDE — Police said they were searching for three men who robbed a woman at knifepoint in her apartment last week in Bayside. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Liu putting together team for public advocate run

City Councilman John Liu (D−Flushing) has quietly been gathering a campaign team as he gears up for a run for the city public advocate seat, a campaign strategist said. Comment.
Flushing Times

Police arrest two men in Flushing stabbings

An elderly Flushing couple were clinging to life Tuesday after a man went on a bloody rampage with a kitchen knife in broad daylight Tuesday morning on Northern Boulevard, the Queens District Attorney said. Comment.

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