Flushing Times

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: Government agencies provide services to protect consumers

The September Rosedale Civic Association newsletter had an article warning people that there is an increasing number of new scammers opening storefront offices, adverting foreclosure assistance and charging fees. Due to subprime sales, many people who bought houses at low rates suddenly discover after a year or two that the interest rates they signed for go up high. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Holocaust film on rescue train debuts in Queens

Rabbi Jacob Jungreis was only 11 years old, but he remembers the exact moment his life was saved. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Forest Hills congregation remembers Kristallnacht

Congregation Machane Chodosh in Forest Hills remembered the events of Kristallnacht Sunday night with the lighting of six candles used to represent the Holocaust and a series of moving speeches by leaders from across the city Jewish community. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

QC to launch Bukharian course

The fact that Bukharian Jews were forced for decades not to study or publish anything about their culture or history while living in the Soviet Union makes it that much more poignant that Queens College will launch a Bukharian class this spring, the course’s instructor said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Ex-Forest Hills teacher charged with sex chats

A former Forest Hills middle school teacher serving two to six years in jail for violating probation after he pleaded guilty to sending sexual messages to adolescent boys online has been rearrested after investigators discovered conversations with minors on his old work computer in Great Neck, L.I., Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said last week. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: DOB inspectors who allegedly took bribes must get punished

Queens civic associations have long taken an interest in the city Department of Buildings because that agency is supposed to preserve the integrity of Queens communities. Homeowners are concerned about their quality of life since the homes they own are probably the most valuable items the families own. People buy a home in a certain neighborhood with a certain type of home and certain schools so they are naturally concerned with the quality of life in an area. Comment.

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