Flushing Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fresh Meadows

Briarwood cleaned of graffiti

Armed with blue latex gloves and spray guns, elected officials and community activists last week launched their war against the graffiti they said has long been a blight on the Briarwood neighborhood. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Boro pols slam sign in Fresh Meadows

A Fresh Meadows bar’s awning that depicts the silhouette of a prone woman who appears to be unconscious is unacceptable and should be removed, said elected officials from northeast Queens who are livid over the image at Cheap Shots. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: Boro green event full of info on the climate, composting

A young man lured me over to his table by asking me if I wanted to know if New York state owed me any money. It was the table from the state comptroller’s office. He checked my name in his computer, but the state did not owe me any money. He gave me a brochure entitled “Open Book New York,” which listed a Web site where one can check on how the state and local governments spend their money and who does business with these governments. Comment.

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