Flushing Times

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Flushing

New Women’s Support Group

The Queens Counseling Services is announcing the formation of a free women’s support group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, at 43-43 Bowne St. in Flushing. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Flushing

Vets share experiences at Flushing’s Latimer House

The historic Lewis H. Latimer House in Flushing celebrated a belated Veterans Day Sunday by having former servicemen from the borough tell stories from their time in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy during the 1950s, and about the racial discrimination that came along with it. Comment.
Flushing

Boro leaders take stand against hate

Government and religious leaders from across the borough gathered at Flushing Town Hall last week to sign a pledge against hate in the wake of anti-Semitic crimes in Queens. Comment.
Flushing Times

Molloy rededicates state-of-the-art library for alumnus

Archbishop Molloy High School’s library was named in honor of a 20th century war hero and after a recent renovation the space now boasts amenities fit for the 21st century and beyond. Comment.
Flushing Times

Stanners hoping for break in slump

Archbishop Molloy has been scuffling through perhaps the worst stretch of legendary basketball Coach Jack Curran’s 53 seasons on the bench recently. The Stanners are no longer thought of as one of the city’s elite teams year-in and year-out, not since the school went co-ed in 2000 and increased its academic standards exponentially. Comment.
Letters

Council must appoint people to BSA

TimesLedger Newspaper reader Henry Euler is correct in his Nov. 10-16 letter to the editor “Reform BSA after it allowed second house on lot,” decrying how the city Board of Standards and Appeals operates, often in blatant disregard to the interests and desires of the local community. Comments (1).

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

Flushing

EDC extends hand to unlicensed Flushing contractors

Unlicensed construction contractors can pose safety risks for consumers and workers alike, but the Queens Economic Development Corp. is hoping a new pilot program conducted in Mandarin Chinese will help legitimize immigrant companies in Flushing and eventually across the borough. Comment.
Letters

Star Nissan must issue an apology

Perhaps if someone had held Star Nissan accountable for its conduct and lack of compliance with applicable regulations at the beginning of its tenure in Auburndale, then we would not be where we are today — contending with a business that believes that compliance with the law is a voluntary proposition subject to the whims of convenience. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Flushing

Cops on the lookout for missing deaf teen, 17

FLUSHING — Police have asked the public to help in the search for a missing deaf teen who disappeared in Flushing Saturday, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Lacking height, Holy Cross team banking on skills

It’s nice having a go-to star player, but give Paul Gilvary a diverse group of guys who can all score a little and he’ll take that any season. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Flushing

Liu gives back donations

Embattled city Comptroller John Liu, facing heat over his 2013 mayoral campaign finances, returned more than $20,000 in donations last week amid federal investigations. Comment.
Willets Point

Avella, biz group slam EDC

The city Economic Development Corp. has taken heat for awarding a Willets Point sewer contract to a company outside the city while drawing ire on another front about the contentious topic of a living wage. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing man cuts plea deal in brutal slay

Chen Huang pleaded guilty last week to the grisly killing of a Flushing woman he bashed in the head with a hammer and repeatedly stabbed in 2010 before removing some of her organs with a box cutter, the Queens DA said. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s wins boro battle

The Battle of the Boroughs between the St. John’s women’s basketball team and Wagner didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Take time to help out the less fortunate this holiday season

Did you all have a happy Thanksgiving? We certainly hope so. Were any of you after a full, satisfying turkey dinner possessed with enough adrenaline to tackle the Black Friday shopping extravaganza? Comment.

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