Flushing Times

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

Jamaica Estates

Celebrating a decade of fine Italian food

Some entrepreneurs work their whole lives before they can start a successful business. But Carlos Acquista recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Jamaica Estates Italian restaurant he started when he was only 23. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

Flushing

Job fair hopes to put women back to work

The job hunt is on again with the Center for the Women of New York planning to hold its annual conference and career fair at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing next week. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

Flushing

Head of Korean group honored for lifetime achivement

Kwanghee Kim, founder of the Flushing-based nonprofit the Korean American Family Service Center, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award last week by the New York Women’s Foundation. But while she is dedicated to her work, she was not so happy with the name of the award. Comments (7).

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

Flushing

Mayor opens up to Flushing

Mayor Michael Bloomberg received an enthusiastic reception at a town hall in Flushing last week hosted by the Korean American Community Foundation. While there, Bloomberg answered questions from the mostly Korean audience about business issues, language access and even kimchee. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens Hills

Car slams into Kew Gardens Hills restaurant

An out-of-control car crashed through the window of a Kew Gardens Hills eatery Sunday, but surprisingly the driver was not seriously injured and no one in the store was hurt. Comment.
Broadway-Flushing

Bowling runs in the family

Archbishop Molloy had just won the city championship and the bowling lanes were clear. Everyone was in the front of the building when Thomas Cacioppo grabbed a ball. Comment.
Broadway-Flushing

Penalty kicks down Molloy

The Archbishop Molloy players fell to the ground, some to their knees and others flat on their backs as the tears and emotions flowed out. Comments (3).

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

Flushing

Fatal crashes more likely on discount buses: Report

Discount buses, such as those piloted by Queens drivers in two recent accidents, are seven times more likely to be involved a fatal smashup than regular buses, a federal agency reported this week. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Queens’ fencing dynamo

The St. John’s University Red Storm fencing team has been one of the best in the country for a number of years, winning a national championship in 2001 and not placing lower than sixth at the national championships since 1993. Comment.
Letters

Middle class will pay for jobs bill

As the great recession of 2011 continues unabated, protests against the dire economic conditions continue to occur and are now spreading to other parts of the country. The president continues to press for the passage of his jobs creation bill, but Congress is balking. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

Willets Point

Willets Point workers stage soccer match: Weekend tournament, art show give visitors a look at another side of the gritty Iron Triangle

The Iron Triangle became the asphalt rectangle Sunday as it hosted daylong soccer matches along with walking tours and sculptures made of muffler parts. Comment.
Auburndale

Halloran blows lid at Star Nissan

Auto-owners bringing their Maximas and Muranos in for service at Auburndale’s Star Nissan service center were privy to a spectacle last week as City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) stopped by to confront management on a litany of quality-of-life complaints neighbors have registered against the company — and ended up delivering a verbal lashing that left employees slack-jawed. Comments (2).
Queensboro Hill

Meng wants city to have its own liquor authority

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) paid a visit to the Palace Diner on Main Street last week — not to chow down on burgers and fries, but to dish with members of the Queensboro Hill Civic Association about 2012 legislative initiatives such as the creation of a city liquor authority and an English-language signage bill. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Snow bodes well for tough St. Franics Prep soccer

The way Chris Joseph sees it, last season could have ended differently if St. Francis Prep had a different mentality. This team might not be as purely skilled as that group, he said, but is tougher — physically and mentally. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

TMLA’s Munday voted top sweeper

Deirdre Munday didn’t vote for herself, but plenty of other people did. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011

Flushing

Man shot dead in Bland Houses on H’ween: Cops

A 21-year-old man was killed on Halloween evening outside the Bland Houses in Flushing, police said. Comments (7).
Flushing

Man grabbed buttocks of girl, 8, in Flushing: Report

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl in Flushing, police said Comment.
Broadway-Flushing

Molloy overcomes Fontbonne rally for spot in final

The play was over. The volleyball seemed to touch the floor. Most players would have given up. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

Flushing

Bloomy says he’ll work to fix kimchee fines

Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Health Department inspectors: lay off the kimchee. Comments (1).

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