Flushing Times

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Bayside nurse wins $15M in suit

A Bayside nurse was awarded a record $15 million by a Queens Supreme Court jury Friday after she filed a suit contending Flushing Hospital let a doctor’s sexual abuse of nurses run rampant for more than eight years. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

4 Kew Gardens Hills streets to be one−way

Community Board 8 representatives are breathing a collective sigh of relief after the city Department of Transportation approved a request from the Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association and CB 8 for several cramped neighborhood streets to become one−way. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows rallies for Q26

Fresh Meadows resident Iris Yiu sent more than 900 signatures from residents irate over the proposed elimination of the Q26 bus to area legislators last week with the hopes that the increased pressure could compel the MTA to drop plans to ax the route that residents said serves many seniors and students. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Queens volunteers active in many different realms

Many people, both retired and active in a job or profession, volunteer their time to help others. Some volunteer in a hospital, school or social or religious facility, at a food pantry, as an adviser by using their professional skills, cleaning up their local park, painting a school, visiting homebound people or driving people to doctor’s appointments. Comment.
Flushing Times

MTA, DOT fix plan to make Main, Prince, Union streets in Flushing one−way

A one−way traffic pattern planned for downtown Flushing has taken a major step forward, according to City Councilman John Liu (D−Flushing), who said it appears the MTA and the city Department of Transportation have ironed out differences over the proposal’s implementation. Comment.
Flushing Times

CB 7 members question plans to rezone part of waterfront

Former Borough President Claire Shulman’s lobbying firm presented plans to rezone a portion of the Flushing River waterfront to Community Board 7, a project it says will provide both a literal and a figurative bridge to the city’s planned redevelopment of Willets Point. Comment.
Flushing Times

Lender troubles do not stop SkyView Parc construction

Despite lending woes, construction at SkyView Parc has not ceased and residential and commercial space at the megaproject are steadily moving forward, Muss Development said Friday. Comment.

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