Flushing Times

Monday, March 12, 2012

Jamaica Estates

SJU women’s coach named Big East Coach of the Year

St. John’s University head Coach Kim Barnes Arico was named the 2012 Big East Coach of the Year as announced by officials from the Big East Conference at the annual postseason awards press conference last week at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., the university said. Comment.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Flushing

Israel-Palestine transit project promises hope

Can Israeli and Palestinian states truly exist side-by-side in relative peace and prosperity? Comments (4).
Murray Hill

Police need help in finding missing teen

MURRAY HILL — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Murray Hill teenager missing since Friday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis’ Hamlet leads upset against PSAL rival

From her wild yet successful forays to the hoop to her bold proclamation, Jazmine Hamlet lived up to the “lunatic” nickname Francis Lewis Coach Steve Tsai has bestowed upon her. Comment.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Flushing

Mets’ financial losing streak takes pricey turn

For the already financially struggling New York Mets, the news gets ever worse. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Dental worker forged salary for rent: Brown

FRESH MEADOWS — An employee of a dental clinic allegedly forged papers from her boss and lied about her salary to try and rent a 171st Street residence, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Flushing

Good deed turns violent in 107th Precinct: Police

ELECTCHESTER — A 67-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at knife point in the 107th Precinct last month, police said. Comments (1).
Editorial

Your Move, Liu

For city Comptroller John Liu, the news only got worse last week when the U.S. attorney’s office arrested a young campaign staffer for alleged illegal fund-raising on behalf of Liu’s mayoral campaign. The question for Liu is no longer can he continue to campaign for mayor, but if he can weather the storm and finish his term. Comments (1).
Editorial

Mormons should build church in different zoning area

The Feb. 9-15 TimesLedger Newspapers editorial “Fairness a Stranger at CB 7” was off the mark and an unfair assessment of Community Board 7 and what happened at its monthly meeting. Comment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

No Holds Barred

Taking stock of Comptroller Liu’s curious practice

Once upon a time, quite a few years ago, I was what you might call “active” in politics. Enough, in any case, to snag an appointment to a job in a city department, which permitted me to have a gold badge, get my name in the Green Book every year and be able to have correspondence addressed to me as “Hon.” No, not honey. Was I honorable? Legally, of course. Morally, I hope so. Comment.
Flushing

Lancman urges Legislature to pass DREAM Act

Chasing her dream has become a nightmare. Comment.
Flushing

Townsend Harris teacher wins $25K education Oscar

He is one of the best teachers in the country, but when Rafal Olechowski was awarded a prestigious grant last Thursday, his face was one of utter shock. Comment.
Flushing

Liu remains unruffled despite staffer’s arrest

City Comptroller John Liu has not stopped attending events or City Council hearings in the week after his campaign treasurer Jia “Jenny” Hou was charged with funneling illegal donations to his mayoral war chest even as Democratic insiders are questioning how a bid for Gracie Mansion could possibly take place. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing to hold rally over plan of Mormon church

Flushing civics were set to hold a rally this week to try to persuade the city Board of Standards and Appeals to deny plans for a Mormon chapel on 33rd Avenue. Comments (14).

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Flushing

S. Koreans explore city’s human rights

Flushing Library Director Donna Ciampa-Lauria and the city Human Rights Commission invited two South Korean officials to a discussion on human rights for immigrants last month at the Flushing Library. Comment.
Flushing

Knights advance in playoffs

Heading into halftime down 11 points, Holy Cross head Coach Paul Gilvary knew he didn’t have to deliver an emotional speech to get his senior-heavy team going. Comment.

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