Flushing Times

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Jamaica Estates

Eclectic group with Queens roots to play SJU

A Jackson Heights-based chamber music ensemble’s eclectic arrangements will be featured on St. John’s University’s Jamaica campus Dec. 1 showcasing the musical genius of its percussionist and artistic director, Ingrid Gordon, and renowned harpist Susan Jolles, a longtime Forest Hills resident. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011

Flushing Times

Molloy fielder heads west

Jonathon Ramon was in search of the best opportunity — on and off the baseball diamond — but he also wanted to get away from the moment the college process began. Comment.
Letters

Halloran right standing up to dealer

I am a constituent of City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and I am glad to have an elected official who I can count on to take action. Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011

Flushing

Flushing park gets toilet after 30 years

Finally, some relief. Comments (1).
Flushing

Tip of the week

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Letters

Waterfront plan will harm small biz

Were one to seek an area rife with congestion and abysmal architecture, downtown Flushing would surely qualify as the winner. There seems to be no end to myopic public officials together with taxpayer-subsidized, fat-cat real estate developer friends seeking to turn Flushing into tomorrow’s overcrowded slums. Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011

Flushing

Thompson visits NE Queens Multicultural Democratic Club

As city Comptroller John Liu’s political future hangs in limbo amid a fund-raising scandal surrounding his 2013 mayoral campaign, Bill Thompson met with the Northeast Queens Multicultural Democratic Club in Flushing Sunday to discuss his campaign for the mayoral election. Comment.
Flushing

Physician indicted over death: Special prosecutor

FLUSHING — An investigation into a Flushing physician’s dubious business practices led to the first indictment for the newly created Prescription Drug Investigation Unit of the city’s special narcotics prosecutor’s office. Comment.
Flushing

Jazz Masters shine before packed Flushing Town Hall

The National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters’ “Armstrong and Beyond,” the latest edition of the annual Flushing Town Hall Jazz Masters concert, once again drew a capacity crowd on Friday evening. This year as in the past, Jimmy “Little Bird” Heath — a Queens resident, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, jazz educator and leader of the ubiquitous Queens Jazz Orchestra — led his colleagues in a very active pre-concert question-and-answer period with the audience. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

SJU students bake Thanksgiving pies for food pantries

More than 70 St. John’s University students spent their Sunday evening baking pies for Queens food pantries, churches, a senior center and a foster care facility. Students from 11 fraternities and sororities prepped about 1,050 apples to fill around 300 pies. St. John’s chose five organizations, where they planned to deliver 200 of the pies, as well as 300 turkeys. Assemblyman Rory Lancman partnered with St. John’s and arranged for donations to six other sites, which they said were in need. Councilman James Gennaro encouraged participation in the event. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Flushing

Liu probe shocks Flushing

The Flushing community is stunned by the news that City Comptroller John Liu, who rose through the political ranks in the bustling Queens neighborhood, has been ensnared in a federal investigation into his campaign finances. Comments (4).
Auburndale

Nissan ignores Halloran order to live by regs

The deal is off between a noisy Auburndale car service center and lawmakers from northeast Queens. Comments (1).
Flushing

Koo funds stronger Bland security

A Flushing lawmaker held a town hall meeting last week to discuss new security features coming to Bland Houses, which have been the site of a recent killing and subsequent gunfire. Comment.
Letters

Cultural Center bad for Bellerose

The Queens Civic Congress, the umbrella coalition for more than 100 Queens civic organizations, congratulates Community Board 13 on its vote to oppose construction of two multi-story apartment buildings on the Creedmoor campus adjacent to several low-density Bellerose neighborhoods. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

Flushing

FDNY saves teen girl who fell in storm drain

KISSENA PARK — A teenage girl was rescued from a storm drain that she fell into while hanging out with friends Friday night. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

SJU struggles at Garden

One of the big questions that has been swirling around the St. John’s men’s basketball team is how a young, inexperienced group would match up against some of the top teams in the country. Comment.

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