Flushing Times

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Murray Hill

Man, 65, dies after car strikes him in Murray Hill

MURRAY HILL — An unidentified 65-year-old man was hit by a vehicle while crossing the intersection of 149th Street and 45th Avenue in Murray Hill last Thursday and later died, police said. Comment.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Queensboro Hill

Elder Ave. project revised

A spokeswoman for the company planning to erect a 12-story, mixed-use building in Queensboro Hill said developers plan to start excavating the vacant site this summer after Community Board 7 approved a revised plan for the project Monday night. Comment.
Flushing

Lancman challenges Meng for Ackerman seat

The Queens Democratic Party endorsed state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in the race for the congressional seat left vacant after U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) unexpectedly announced his retirement last week, but she already has some competition. Comment.
Flushing

Woman robbed of car keys in Flushing: Cops

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who a Flushing woman reported robbed her inside her apartment March 7. Comments (1).
Letters

CB 7 did right voting against Mormon church

I am writing in response to your Feb. 9-15 editorial “Fairness a Stranger at CB 7.” Comment.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Letters

Pols destroy Flushing

Merchants leaving Union Street because Flushing Commons will be bad for business is just the tip of the iceberg (“Merchants leaving Union Street,” Flushing Times, Feb. 23-29). Comments (1).

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Editorial

Community Ignored in School Closure Plan

Despite criticism, the city Department of Education is moving forward with its plan to close “struggling” neighborhood schools and reopen them in the same building with new names. Comment.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Poll-favorite leads Lewis

The ball is in Jasmine Davis’ hands in crunch time for Francis Lewis, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the senior guard is scoring the go-ahead or tying basket. Comment.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flushing

Bank of America owns blighted house in Flushing

A northeast Queens lawmaker has made a list of derelict or vacant properties around the area that he wants to clean up, including a Flushing home owned by Bank of America that was being used as an illegal apartment. But there is only so much he can do to stop the problems. Comments (1).
Flushing

RKO owes $380k in taxes, in danger of being sold as lien: City

Plans to develop the RKO Keith’s Theatre are still in a holding pattern as the Federal Aviation Administration has not issued a final ruling to allow construction, but developer Patrick Thompson also faces nearly $400,000 in unpaid taxes and the potential sale of the property as a tax lien, according to city records. Comment.
Flushing

Congress cuts security funds for synogogues

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) took Congress to task this week for cutting funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that goes toward beefing up security at Queens synagogues and other nonprofits at risk for terrorist attacks. Comment.
Flushing

Sheraton hosts Flushing job fair

A group of Flushing organizations will host a job fair and career expo Friday at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel at 10 a.m. Comment.
Flushing

Mormon Church going before BSA

Flushing civics and lawmakers want the city Board of Standards and Appeals to deny plans for a Mormon church that exceeds zoning regulations, but the agency recently gave a green light to a similar application in southern Queens. Comment.
Murray Hill

DOE worker, 59, hits minor in school: Police

MURRAY HILL — A 59-year-old city Department of Education employee was arrested on charges of assaulting a minor March 7, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Holy Cross hockey captures third title

Cody Frucht is going to have a hard time taking off his Holy Cross hockey jersey and hanging up his skates for the last time. Winning three championships in four years of high school will have that effect. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Planned changes in district lines create interesting races

When you were a child, did anyone give you a kaleidoscope as a gift? For those of you who are not familiar with kaleidoscopes, they are similar to a small telescope, but when you twist the rim on the top, you get variations of many different colorful designs formed into intricate geometrical patterns. Each twist forms a different pattern and no two are alike. The possibilities are endless. Comment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Flushing

Holy Cross falls short of title against Bronx rival

Two of the city’s top players, Kerwin Okoro and Daniel Dingle, led St. Ray’s to a 66-58 win over Holy Cross at Fordham University for the program’s first CHSAA Class AA intersectional title since 2004. Comment.

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