Flushing Times

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Queens College commuters rally to save Q74

More than 50 Queens legislators, college students and seniors railed against the MTA’s proposal to eliminate the Q74 bus line at a rally Friday afternoon outside the Pomonok Houses in Flushing. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

School principals should keep experienced teachers on staff

The city Department of Education, in its attempt to improve city schools, has instituted fiscal policies which are causing negative problems for teachers, who they are supposed to be employing and giving a satisfying career experience. Comment.
Flushing Times

Flushing businesses focus on disaster plans after fire

Several business owners and community leaders attended the first of a series of seminars last Thursday hosted by the Flushing Business Improvement District aimed toward bolstering emergency preparedness after a fire destroyed two downtown buildings last year. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

Fresh Meadows

National Wholesale Liquidators closing on 71st Avenue

The economic recession is about to swallow National Wholesale Liquidators in Kew Gardens Hills, and some borough residents say they are concerned about the future of the area without the giant retailer at 71st Avenue and Kissena Boulevard. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Bayside teen gets Intel nod

A 17−year−old Bayside girl was one of 300 students nationwide chosen as a semifinalist in Intel’s prestigious annual Science Talent Search competition for her work on a research project dealing with obesity. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Problems with paper ballots short−circuit Padavan seat race

The 11th Senate District in eastern Queens looks like a horseshoe. It has been represented by state Sen. Frank Padavan (R−Bellerose) for the past 30 years, since the Republicans took control of the state Senate. Eastern Queens is Democratic, but Padavan has held his seat because he meets his constituents’ needs. Comment.
Flushing Times

Stabbing spree claims the life of elderly Flushing man: DA

Two Corona men have pleaded guilty to a drive−by shooting that left 11−year−old Genesis Regolado dead just north of Lefrak City two years ago , Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said last week. Comment.

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