Flushing Times

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: Gov’t options to cutting costs lie in plain sight

Our state, federal and city governments are in debt but have a multitude of contracts to provide services and consultants which, if evaluated, revised and eliminated, could go a long way toward reducing our deficits. The state constitution and City Charter require a balanced budget every year. While our federal constitution does not require a balanced budget, it behooves our government leaders and all citizens to pressure for one or we may discover that the world markets may consider us bankrupt someday. Comment.
Flushing Times

S. Ozone Park pimp gets 8 yrs. in prison

A South Ozone Park pimp has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison for forcing a 19-year-old girl into working for him as a prostitute under the threat of murder, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.
Flushing Times

Feds to investigate tour buses after incidents

Just weeks after a fatal bus crash in the Bronx ´╗┐and a deadly accident in New Hampshire involving a Flushing tour company, the National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to conduct an investigation into the practices and regulations governing the low-cost tour bus industry. Comment.

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